About us

Our history

We are proud to celebrate the formation of Harbour Hospice, which unites the Hibiscus, North Shore and Warkworth Wellsford Hospices.

These hospices have served the people of the greater North Shore and Rodney areas for more than 30 years. The merging of these services in July 2018 into Harbour Hospice means we can provide even better care for people in our region who need it.


Who we are

Harbour Hospice provides specialist palliative care for anyone who needs it so they can make the most of life. Many people believe Hospice just cares for people with cancer or fear that Hospice will be gloomy, scary and depressing, but this is not so. Hospice is not a building, it’s a philosophy of care. So we have a team of professionals aiming to meet all the needs of you and your family - physical, emotional, social and spiritual needs -wherever you are. It doesn’t matter who you are, what you believe in or where you live, Hospice is free to care for you.

We are funded by the Waitematā District Health Board for about 50% of our operating costs, so we rely on the generosity of our communities to keep Hospice services free.  This means we also have teams of fundraisers, retail specialists and many dedicated volunteers who work hard to raise money for services through events, donations and the shops.


We do it with your help

Our range of specialist services are free of charge to people who need them. Although we receive some government funding, we rely heavily on your generosity through donations and fundraising, so that we can keep on providing the best services possible.


We couldn’t do what we do without the amazing support of our local community

Kia hora te marino, kia whakapapa pounamu te moana, kia tere te kārohirohi i mua i tou huarahi, ā, ko tou hoa haere ko te rangimarie

May the calm be widespread, may the ocean glisten like greenstone, may the shimmer of light dance across your pathway and may peace itself be your travelling companion