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How lucky we are in NZ

When Mickey Smith’s husband went into Harbour Hospice care the couple could not have felt more supported.

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I'll always be Mum

It was the news she least expected. Alison, a single mother of two teenagers, shares how she has learned to live with cancer, how she has adapted to still be the best mum she can be to her kids - and how Harbour Hospice has come to fit into their lives to support them.

Jon Cheryll Blog

When Cheryll met Jon

This close couple met 15 years ago at a tenpin bowling event for singles. While Cheryll was there for love Jon will tell you he was there for the bowling.

Colin Bartram blog

Colin's Story

When Colin Bartrom’s pain became too much for him to bear he reluctantly agreed to a short stay at our Inpatient Unit. He’s now home again and coping beautifully, with the loving support of his family.

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Margaret's Story

After many years of supporting Harbour Hospice alongside her husband Terry, Margaret Dunleavy is now being cared for at home by our community team, with her family by her side.

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Colleen's Story

Colleen Gorbey plans her weeks around mah jong and golf, enjoys friends and neighbours popping in and spends evenings creating photo journals online. It’s a thoroughly normal life that’s also exceptional, considering what she’s been through.

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Bob's Story

Bob’s Christmas wish will seem simple to most, but for him and others living with a progressive, incurable illness, it’s the only gift that matters.

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Fundraising in a new world

Over recent months, the fundraising team created fun events for people to get involved in from the safety of their bubbles.

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David's story

For David and his wife Jenny, the ability to call Harbour Hospice at any time is their lifeline. David's story demonstrates the courage it takes to live with an illness, such as advanced cancer, that brings a new challenge daily.

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Pauline's Story

As much as she loves to be at home drawing, painting and sewing, artist Pauline Coates is a people person and needs to get out of the house.