Jo Coulam blog trees of rememberance

Trees of Remembrance make a difference

Every Christmas you’ll find Jo Coulam volunteering at a Tree of Remembrance stand for Harbour Hospice. She does as many shifts as she can and can’t imagine a festive season without giving her time in this way.


'It made my summer more meaningful'

Amy Tsukada, 21, is studying to become a teacher. She loves nature walks, baking and reading. She also volunteers in the kitchen at Harbour Hospice.

sacha pilkington blog

We see love in action

Harbour Hospice counsellor Sasha McAllum Pilkington opens up about her role and the beauty she witnesses in families when a loved one is dying.

Cass and Jeanne Mahinga Ngātahi blog

Spotlight on... Mahinga Ngātahi

These protocols are a small representation of the drive we began more than a decade ago to embed tikanga Māori into our everyday care of tūroro Māori (Māori patients) and their whānau.

Divesh and Sheral proposal BA blog 2

Surprise marriage proposal at Catwalk Arts show

When Sheral Anand entered Catwalk Arts 2022 she had no idea the wearable art show would end with her getting proposed to on stage.


Road less travelled

Harbour Hospice Chief Executive Jan Nichols celebrates 10 years at the helm this year. Here, we look back over her career and learn why delivering end-of-life care to the community sits so close to Jan’s heart.


In the company of men

Hospice’s Men’s Group on the Hibiscus Coast is a thriving support group that consistently brings in more than 20 bereaved men every session.

Storeperson Malcolm Bluck blog

Change in direction

Meet Malcolm – keen fisherman and creator of abstract art oil paintings. The father of four and grandfather of one has also joined Harbour Hospice’ retail team after working in the print industry for 25 years.

Kenina Court and mum Clara awareness week appeal may 2022

Kenina’s story

When Clara Gillanders was diagnosed with cancer she was told she had two years to live. But that two years turned out to be just five months and Harbour Hospice was brought in when Clara began to deteriorate more quickly than anticipated. 

Judy and Kevin Cameron wedding day blog

Kevin's story

With 50 years of marriage behind them, Kevin and Judith Cameron had shared more of life together than many.