8 July, 2021

Welcome to the second edition of this regular update designed to keep you informed of the progress underway at 7 Shea Terrace. Thanks to the enormous generosity of Trusts, individuals, businesses, and community groups we’ve now reached a fundraising total of more than $8 million!

Kawakawa bushes link three sites

During Matariki we transplanted two kawakawa bushes from Shea Terrace to our Hibiscus Coast site. The leaves from the kawakawa, known for its healing properties, will be used to make soothing teas and perform cultural rituals for the spiritual health and wellbeing of our patients, whānau and staff.

We are also transplanting kawakawa to our Warkworth/Wellsford hospice so that all three communities are linked by the whenua (earth) that surrounds their roots.

“Matariki is a time for new growth and beginnings, sharing kai, planting and harvesting crops, remembering our loved ones, looking forward to new goals and caring for ourselves and our environment,” Harbour Hospice Kaiāwhina, Terehia Walker.

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Above - Ben Rogers, Harbour Hospice Maintenance Officer