Nancy Sirisena web

Volunteer Profile: Nancy Sirisena, Community Visitor

As a community visitor providing companionship to Harbour Hospice patients, Nancy believes she receives far more than she gives.

Bob Wainhouse web

Volunteer Profile: Bob Wainhouse, Day Programme Entertainer

Patients who attend day programmes at North Shore and Hibiscus House enjoy a live concert of popular songs at every session because a friend of Bob’s disliked classical music.

Vincent and Jacqui chaplains web

Chaplains comfortable with silence

We work with people of all faiths and no faith. Everyone has a spiritual aspect to their lives and for some, coming into hospice care provides a first ever opportunity to explore life at a deeper level.

Debbie Gillies blog feb21 newsletter sml

Hospice support helped Debbie keep Alan at home

Family members caring for a loved one at home often describe Hospice as a lifeline.

Jan Adams web

Volunteer Profile: Jan Adams, Fundraiser

Jan has been a key organiser of the Kitchen Tour, fashion parades, home and garden tours, garden parties and art shows, all while raising a young family and running her pharmacy in Albany.

judith thompson auckland marathon

Judith running in Malcolm’s memory

Judith Thompson is running her first half-marathon this year on the first anniversary of her stepfather’s death.

Sue Chau blog

Being far from family inspires contribution to community

Sue organises the Asian Food and Culture Festival, which raises funds for Hospice, and she belongs to two special groups of Harbour Hospice contributors.

Maori Language week (blog)

How we’re marking Maori Language Week – Te Wiki o te Reo Māori

With te reo Maori a valued part of our national identity, we hope you’ll join us in marking Maori Language Week in your own way.

7 James and boys

Hospice care wraps around Radhika’s family

Her husband James died in hospice care seven years ago, and Radhika will always be grateful to the staff and volunteers who helped her family through that harrowing time.

Steven Neville blog1

Steven finds silver linings in somber forecast

As an engineer, Steven Neville likes problems to be definite and fixable, and living with cancer presents a special kind of challenge.