Brian Evans (blog)

Making life better for Brian

Grandfather and great grandfather Brian Evans, 86, began receiving Harbour Hospice care six months ago and says having the support has helped him relax more and enjoy every day.


Doctor by day, fiction writer by night 

We don’t know how she found the time but somehow, in between her work for hospice as a doctor and medical team leader and her home life as a busy mum of two, Dr Eugenia Romboli has written a book.

Dean Bell blog Oct23 (1)

Former New Zealand Warrior Dean Bell on working for hospice and being a granddad 

He counts running out to a Wembley Stadium crowd of 100,000 among his greatest moments, but Kiwi rugby league great Dean Bell reckons he’s living his best life now as a hospice worker and granddad.


‘Margaret, you need a challenge’ 

Margaret Broad was one of Harbour Hospice’s first, and most influential, volunteers. The tragedy of losing her husband and daughter in the Mt Erebus disaster drove her to work tirelessly for the Hospice cause.

Tricia Clarkson, a former nurse with Harbour Hospice (1)

Secrets of the dying: Hospice nurses reveal patients’ last words, wishes

First published in the Herald On Sunday, these are some of the most memorable patients of past and present nurses from Harbour Hospice.

Jacky Ruck Jun23 blog (1)

The importance of a warm welcome 

Jacky Ruck has volunteered for Harbour Hospice for 20 years, often as a voice for Māori patients and their whānau.

Margaret McLean 2 (July23 blog)

‘Why I love Wednesdays’ 

Ask Margaret McLean what her favourite day of the week is and she’ll tell you Wednesday, because that’s the day she volunteers at Harbour Hospice. 

Maggie Cornish 1 (Jun23 blog)

The story teller

In her 15 years as a volunteer life story writer Maggie Cornish has written many stories but the one she will never forget was the one she never got to finish.

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Our North Shore site is officially opened!

On Saturday 24 June we held the official opening of our refurbished North Shore facility at 7 Shea Tce, Takapuna.

Barbara Maitland 3 (June 23 blog)

Helping patients relax, one foot at a time

After 25 years Barbara Maitland has massaged a lot of feet at Harbour Hospice – and she loves it!