Shop hours over the Christmas and New Year holidays
All our Hospice Op Shops (Glen Eden, Helensville, Henderson, Hobsonville, New Lynn and Te Atatu) close 23 December (Friday) at 3 pm. The New Lynn Hospice Shop will be open again 28 – 30 December with fantastic bargains for everyone. Helensville, Henderson and New Lynn will be open for business as usual from 4 January. Hobsonville and Te Atatu will re-open from...
Light Up Hospice 2016
Hospice West Auckland’s annual Christmas Lights Display ‘Light Up Hospice’ will begin on 7 December and run through to Christmas. The annual event provides a beacon of light and joy and is popular with the local community and with the many people who travel to see the building lit up. Chief Executive Barbara Williams says the lights are a fitting end to t...
We gratefully acknowledge the support of ...
For the people we care for, a syringe driver pain pump can be the difference between continuing to live in their own home or having to be cared for elsewhere. The generosity of the Sir John Logan Campbell Residuary Estate means we are able to purchase another syringe driver to help us care for our patients. Thank you!
Remembering our favourite Christmas memories with Trees of Remembrance
What are your favourite memories of Christmas and the summer holidays? For many people they’re tied up in memories of people and places. For people who have lost someone, Christmas can be the most difficult time of year. Our Trees of Remembrance will once again be around West Auckland, offering you a chance to remember your loved ones and favourite Christmas memories...
A Very Hospice West Christmas at our five Hospice West op shops
Manage your Christmas budget and grab some unique gifts in one of our six Hospice West op shops! Christmas trees and decorations are on sale now, along with a range of goods and awesome raffles to be drawn in time for Christmas. This year, we also have gift cards for sale to share the Hospice West love with friends and family. Pop in store today for a very Hospice West...
‘The Stars Look Very Different Today’ – Framed Benjamin Schwartz cartoon
Looking for a unique and special Christmas present for a music lover in your life? The New Yorker cartoonist Benjamin Schwartz generously donated this cartoon to Hospice West Auckland, which ran in an article to commemorate David Bowie’s death. Snap up this beautifully framed print by The New Yorker cartoonist Benjamin Schwartz and support the patients and families c...
October is Buy Nothing New Month
Buy Nothing New Month is a movement that has grown out of Australia, encouraging all of us to take a look at our consumption habits and see how they could change. With our five shops around West Auckland and another always open store on TradeMe, we are all about encouraging people to embrace old as new, to buy pre-loved goods and discover the excitement of finding the...
World Mental Health Day - 10 October
Self care is a really important part of being able to look after others. Hospice West Auckland offers a broad range of services, both physical and psychological support (for grief, loss and bereavement) to patients, families and whanau. World Mental Health Day is taking place on Monday 10 October 2016, but taking care of your mental health is important all year round...
Give a Christmas gift that makes a real difference
Forget jokey Secret Santa trinkets or yet another pair of socks this Christmas Make a real difference to our patients and their families by choosing a gift that really makes a difference. Support our Santa Cause and receive an eGift for your staff Secret Santas or Corporate Gifts this year. Celebrate the gift of giving in your workplace this Christmas by taking part in...
Our patron Sir Graeme Douglas has died
Kua hinga te tōtara i Te Waonui-a-Tāne. A great totara has fallen in the forest. He is a great loss for Aotearoa. Arohanui to his whanau. - whakatauki from Reverend Fred Holloway, kaumatua of Hospice West Auckland, on behalf of our Board and all our staff. Hospice West Auckland stands in silence with respect as we remember this great man. The Douglas family has...
Do your bit for Dads this Father’s Day
Losing your Dad is hard for anyone. For most people, they get to acclimatise themselves to the idea of a parent passing over their lifetime. For Olivia Tamoua, there was no such chance. Her Dad Kini died in 2011, just days after celebrating the milestone of Olivia’s first birthday. He was only 32 when he died of non-Hodgkins lymphoma. Kini had been told hospital cou...
Craft Out West Back For One Day Show
Get a head start on your Christmas shopping with the fabulous Craft Out West craft show on 12 November (Saturday) at West Wave Recreation Centre. This popular annual event offers something for the whole family with a wide range of stalls showcasing their original crafts. All proceeds go to support the work we do supporting patients and their families in West Auckland. ...
Join us as Retail Development Manager
There is a secret to making a sale. And it’s not being a good salesperson. (Really? Really.) It’s called emotional intelligence. And it’s the capacity for recognising the feelings of others (and being able to adapt to make others feel better). Individuals who have low emotional intelligence tend to sell less. Plain and simple. Here’s one mistake...
Join our team – two great jobs in our fundraising and marketing team
Hospice West Auckland is recruiting for two new roles in our fundraising and marketing team – a data specialist and a social entrepreneur. Both roles are key in helping our team face new challenges, including the impact of baby boomers and an ageing population on our services. The Data Specialist will oversee management of our fundraising database, curating, organisin...
National Volunteer Week at Hospice West Auckland 2016
June 19 - 25 is National Volunteer Week. New Zealand was ranked as the third most charitable country in 2015's World Giving Index, which shows 45% of New Zealanders volunteering time. It's part of who Kiwis are. Hospice West Auckland has a strong base of dedicated volunteers helping in a number of roles, from working in Hospice Shops to helping patients and fa...
At the busy Henderson Hospice Shop, passionate volunteers are at the heart of things. Brooke Schmallkuchen says she volunteers for Hospice West Auckland as a way to give back. "My grandfather became terminally ill in 2014 and Hospice West Auckland was an incredible support to him and my family. The time and resources given to my grandfather to make him as comfort...
Fantastic job share opportunity – Te Atatu Hospice Shop
Do you want a job that matches your values and ethics? Passionate about recycling, repurposing and reselling? Join our team and make a difference. Do you have a handy knack with upcycling things for a new purpose? Does the accumulation of ‘new stuff’ concern you? Perhaps you’re a passionate greenie with an eye for turning pre-loved items into t...
We’re glad to have Z Energy in our ‘hood.
It's all #goodinthehood thanks to the team at Z Energy! Cheques were presented to 27 charitable organisations across the 13 stations in West Auckland at the Good in the Hood function at the MPHS Hub in Henderson on Thursday 9 June. Each Z Station supported four local groups who received a share of $4,000 based on how customers voted with their orange token. ...
Join us as a Golden Runner for the 2016 Auckland Marathon
Live every moment and run for Hospice West Auckland this October in the 2016 Auckland Marathon. This year the Hospices of Auckland are Gold Charity Partners for the Auckland Marathon, our city’s premium distance road running event, and the only one to cross the Harbour Bridge. By becoming a Golden Runner you’ll not only receive extra help from us, including ac...
Using the universal language of music to improve patient outcomes
Anyone that has been transported by a piece of music can understand the impact it has on our lives. It is a universal language. From ancient drum rhythms to classical to rock and every genre in between, music connects us, helps create a common experience, provides rhythmic story-telling and enjoyment. In a hospice setting, music can move beyond those experiences to a therap...
We’re Dying To Talk To You – Join us for Hospice Awareness Week
Join the team from Hospice West Auckland on 18 May for a free symposium. Find out more about hospice care, ask any questions you have about planning for you own or a loved one’s future care, learn about making a will or an enduring power of attorney, and learn about planning a funeral. Open to everyone, the symposium will run in two sessions, from 1 – 4 pm and 6...
Good in the Hood
Z Energy is running its annual Good in the Hood campaign this month and we are excited to be selected as one of four charities (at each location) to receive a share of $4000. We are featured at five stations in West Auckland: Te Atatu Peninsula, Henderson Valley Road, Massey North, Kumeu and New Lynn. Each customer who purchases more than $20 of petrol will receive a voting...
Peace Poppies at Hospice House
Over the past few years Hospice West Auckland has been involved with artist Cristina Beth's Peace Poppy project. This year we received more poppies, donated to us by a group of Year 12 students at Waitakere College, to add to our existing stock, which has been 'planted' on our verge at Hospice House, 52 Beach Road, Te Atatu Peninsula. Overseen by long-standing...
Make your end-of-life matter with Conversations that Count
National ‘day’ to begin talking about your wishes for your end of life Trained Conversationalists available at six West Auckland locations thanks to Hospice West Auckland staff and volunteers Hospice West Auckland staff will be facilitating Conversations that Count at six locations around the region on Friday 15 April, to provide people in our community...
Help keep our wheels turning
Every year, Hospice West Auckland’s vehicles travel more than 190,000 km and rack up $22,800 in fuel bills. Due the growth of West Auckland’s population, combined with a generally ageing population, our team spends even more time on the west coast roads and therefore some of our vehicles need to be replaced. Our first priority is replacing our equipment van, w...
Half price clothing this Easter at three Hospice Op Shops
This Easter, our New Lynn, Henderson and Te Atatu stores will be open as usual on Easter Saturday, ready to spice up your weekend with half price clothing, shoes and accessories (not jewellery). Come grab a bargain and make a difference to the planet and your wallet this weekend. Please note, our Hobsonville and Helensville stores will not be open over the Easter weekend...
A wonderful place to work out west
We are currently looking for the perfect people to join our team here at Hospice West Auckland. If you have the experience required and passion for working in the palliative care sector we would love to hear from you. We are currently seeking: a Clinical Nurse Specialist a Medical Officer a Palliative Medicine Specialist Specialist Palliative Care Nurses ...
Community Education for all
Our 2016 Education Programme is up and running, with a great range of useful and informative courses on various aspects of palliative care for carers, families and medical professionals. Courses run throughout the year and include; Fundamentals of Palliative Care Grief Information Carers Programme Syringe Driver Competency Certification Health Care Assi...