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.

Heidi Conway Poi

Hospice expertise supports palliative care in the community

Medical Officer Heidi Conway leads our Palliative Outcomes Initiative (Poi) team alongside her duties as a Hospice Doctor.

Lorraine and Kevin Walker blog1

Hospice gives Lorraine hope for the future

Lorraine and Kevin are planning
another trip in summer. They can look forward to travelling because you and others in our community support the Hospice services that help Lorraine manage her illness.

Christine Sanderson

Priority change for garage sale’s ‘Camp Leader’

Since the first Warkworth Garage Sale 21 years ago, Christine Sanderson has been ‘Camp Leader’, chief sorter and saleswoman, rag cutter and deliverer, community liaison and, to many customers, the face of a local institution.

ann tod blog

New Chair sees opportunities in Covid-19 crisis

One of Ann’s strengths is her ability to identify the opportunities in a crisis and not be weighed down by the challenges.

linen ladies

The “Linen Ladies” recycle for good

Rae Taylor and Adeline Cottier, aka, The Linen Ladies, have a bond of friendship and humour which has seen them through over 8 years of volunteering together.

carol bell blog

Homemaking skills brought to Hospice

From working in our shops to baking the cake for the opening of Hibiscus Hospice, Carol is always looking for creative new ways that she can help Hospice make a little more money from donations.