Luke and Annie Feb23 Newsletter

Volunteers ease life for patients through new programme

In recent months, thanks to community support, a new volunteer programme was launched that enables hospice to reach even more patients and families.


Original hospice fundraiser still giving back

When a friend highlighted the need for a hospice in the community nearly 40 years ago, Liz Douglas Brown became one of the original fundraising committee members to drive that campaign.

Val Aston volunteer newsletter Feb23 (1)

Birds of a feather

Val and her team of fellow volunteers cater for funerals and social occasions in Warkworth/Wellsford, and what sets them apart from other caterers is that they do it all for love.

Graham Suzanne Aubrey family_February Newsletter 2023

Taking away the fear and uncertainty

To give back to the charity that gave him and his family so much, Graham has started fundraising for Harbour Hospice. This is his story...

Ann Tod netball court

Team player

A lifelong love of netball has seen our Trust Chair Ann Tod receive one of the highest recognitions a New Zealander can attain.

Bequest - Sally Tetro and grandkids web

Leaving a lasting legacy

People leave a gift in their Will to hospice for all sorts of reasons. For Sally Tetro, it’s about honouring the elderly and the grandparents she didn’t have.


The heart of hospice

Gary’s stay was not what the couple had expected - to their surprise hospice was “so full of love. There was kindness and laughter – and fantastic food,” Ann says.

Claudia Samson nurse blog1

An innovative solution

Our latest fundraising appeal highlighted our urgent need for more specialist community nurses, and the innovative solution our nursing team came up with: to recruit and train nurses from other parts of the healthcare system to join our community team.

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.

Mike and Peggy Dawson blog

There for you

When Mike Dawson needed to call on hospice three years ago he already knew he was in good hands.