Local gin makers create special gin for hospice

What goes with gin? Sunflowers and calendar girls, of course. Puhoi-based gin makers, Batch10, have joined forces with the Warkworth Theatre Company to raise funds for Harbour Hospice.


Warkworth locals go nude for hospice

It’s not every day someone tells you they’re taking their clothes off for hospice. But stripping to the bare minimum is exactly what Lee-Anne Scarth and the Warkworth Theatre Group will do next month when they stage Tim Firth’s well-loved screenplay Calendar Girls to raise vital funds for Harbour Hospice.


Special Easter baskets created for hospice patients

The baskets will be filled with chocolate eggs and popped on patients’ meal trays in our IPUs over Easter. “It’s the little touches that can make such a difference to patients."

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Michael Hart ensuring the care of future generations

We are grateful to Michael Hart, who died in June 2023 and left a gift of $102,000 to Harbour Hospice.

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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.

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Proud of what Michael did 

Michael Keenan was deeply passionate about hospice, and one of hospice's most engaged and committed volunteers. When he died in 2014, he gifted his estate to Harbour Hospice.

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Me and Bobba 

When her beloved neighbour Bob was told he was dying, Gabrielle Anstiss took a year out of her life to dedicate herself to his care. She was 21 years old. This is her story.

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Small change makes for bighearted Kiwiana fundraiser

Harbour Hospice volunteer Maria Braam auctions vintage jar of copper coins on Trademe to raise money for the charity that cared for her late husband, Pieter.


Hospice patients’ stories inspire wedding dress show

Stanmore Bay local Yvonne Payne is putting together a one-of-a-kind show, Wedding Dresses Through The Decades, next month, to raise funds for Harbour Hospice.