Amanda Moore (blog)

Live painting a first for hospice art show

This year’s Harbour Hospice Art Exhibition and Sale will feature live painting for the first time. This involves an artist completing their work in front of an audience and Manly artist Amanda Moore has accepted the challenge.


Big Day Out: Gibbs Farm experience wows ticket-holders

Thursday 18 April saw our very first Gibbs Farm Experience fundraiser go ahead. For many ticket holders this was something they'd wanted to do for years, and the farm did not disappoint.

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Well-known Wellington artist donates art to Harbour Hospice fundraiser

Every year Wellington mixed media artist Kylie Law donates a piece of her work to charity. This year Harbour Hospice will benefit from the well-known artist’s generosity.


Age no barrier for hospice artist

At age 95, Norman Nelson from Warkworth is one of Harbour Hospice’s oldest patients. Norman will exhibit his art at hospice’s annual fundraiser, the 2024 Martakana Fine Art Exhibition in Matakana next month.

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Local artist lends support to annual art fundraiser 

The artist behind the stunning artwork that features in our promotional material for our 2024 Martakana fine art exhibition is the multi-talented Alysn Midgelow-Marsden of Tāwharanui.

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Christine’s legacy: The ‘party girl’ behind Rock The Hithe 

Anybody who knew Christine Wykes knew that she loved people, parties and music. So the hospice fundraising event that she created with a committee of friends and family incorporates all three.


Young carer inspires supporters at Vintners’ Brunch 

Harbour Hospice’s largest annual fundraiser, Vintners’ Brunch, is always a memorable affair. But at this year’s event, held at the Pullman Auckland on Sunday 20 August, it was guest speaker Gabrielle Anstiss who made it unforgettable.

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When your pet eats your Catwalk Arts entry: Former winner shares cautionary tale

Thanks to chihuahua-toy poodle cross Peggy Poodle Bums, Catwalk Arts 2022 winner Anna Holmes-Libbis almost didn’t have an outfit to show on the catwalk.

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Local men’s choir holds annual fundraising concert for Hospice 

The North Shore Male Choir is united by its love of singing - and in the process it has raised more than $80,000 for Harbour Hospice through its annual fundraising concerts. Here’s what to expect at this year’s concert.

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Snazzy shoes lead to place on Catwalk Arts judging panel 

Catwalk Arts judge and former WOW winner Philippa Stichbury-Cooper shares the unusual way in which she was invited to join the Warkworth wearable art competition’s judging panel.