Good Ole Hoe Down
Get out to the Riverhead Boat House for the annual BNI Barn Dance, with live music featuring the Brewster Brothers. With the same level of yee-haw, toe tappin’, straw coverin’ delight we are going to fill the hall with cowboys & cowgirls for an evening of dancing to the music. Square dance, line dance, and let loose a little! BNI West Auckland and The Riverh...
The Dragonfly – te kapowai
Rituals play an important role in helping people mark significant life events. Here at Hospice West Auckland one of the rituals we use is the story of the Dragonfly – te kapowai, which we share with families whose loved one has died in our care. Recently our team spent a winter’s afternoon crafting beaded dragonflies, which we use to signify someone’s deat...
Thanks to BNI Titirangi
A big thank you to the wonderful team at BNI Titirangi for a generous $1,000 donation this morning.
‘Share’ to show you care
Thank you for your ongoing support of Hospice through Entertainment Book. You can now order your 2017 | 2018 Entertainment Book or Entertainment Digital Membership, which includes additional early bird offers. 20% of every membership sold contributed towards our fundraising, purchase hundreds of valuable offers for restaurants, arts, travel and more. Find the best dea...
It’s all Good in the Hood
Pictured : Barbara Williams , CEO and Elizma Paterson, Quality , Safety and Health Manager with Prashant Soni, Site Manager of Z Energy Te Atatu. Thanks to Z Energy Good in the Hood project, Hospice West Auckland is being recognised for its support in the community. Hospice West Auckland Chief Executive Barbara Williams says "The huge gratitude shown by the peo...
Thank you to all our amazing volunteers
This National Volunteer Week Hospice West Auckland is taking time to acknowledge the significant and valuable contribution its volunteers make to its success. We have more than 450 people volunteering their time in some capacity, and they're a crucial part of making sure hospice services remain free-of-charge in West Auckland. Chief Executive Barbara Willia...
Support Hospice West Auckland at the Northern Mystics final home game
Get your cheering voice on and bring some loose change to the Northern Mystics game this weekend, and support Hospice West Auckland. Hospice West Rangatahi Youth Ambassadors and volunteers will be fundraising this game day to help keep hospice services in West Auckland at no-charge to our patients and their families. Grab your tickets for the game now!
Last week of voting for Good in the Hood
We’re now into the last three days of voting for Good in the Hood at Z Energy Te Atatu Peninsula. You may have seen our Hospice West Rangatahi youth ambassadors onsite every Saturday encouraging customers to vote for us. Each customer who purchases more than $20 of petrol at Z Energy this May gets to vote for their favourite charity to win a share of $4000. Next t...
Pictured: Our Hospice West Rangatahi youth ambassadors; Grace Clark and Jocie Giganto
Thank you to the team at the Warehouse Westgate
Thank you very much to the generous team at the Warehouse Westgate for donating tissues and paper towels to us. The support of organisations like The Warehouse is crucial is helping us continue caring for our patients and their families. We are always grateful for any support from our community. Other items on our wishlist include: 4G-enabled iPads to help ou...
Henderson Rotary Golf Competition a great success
This year’s Henderson Rotary Golf Competition, held on 23 March, was another great success, with more than 20 teams enjoying a great day’s golfing in the autumn sun. Thanks to the generous support of sponsors and teams Henderson Rotary was able to make a generous donation of $11,000 to Hospice West Auckland. The donation will be put to use providing specialist...
Westies supporting Westies this Hospice Awareness Week
Seven Auckland Council volunteers from the West Auckland customer service team spent an afternoon outside the office and at our New Lynn Hospice shop. Team leader, Lorene Martin, wanted her team to learn more about the work we do, particularly the role our shops play in funding our essential specialist palliative care services. They learnt about "the life of stuff&quo...
Share a moment, Give a Moment, Live Every Moment
This Hospice Awareness Week, share a moment and give a moment to help people living with terminal illness live every moment What is a moment? Too often we spend our lives complaining about being too busy, somehow disregarding the individual moments that make up every day. Have you ever wished for a moment to go faster? For next week, next Christmas, next year to come quick...
New vehicles on the way for our community palliative care team
Our community palliative care team will stay on the road providing specialist palliative care throughout West Auckland thanks to $40,000 raised through community votes in The Trusts Million Dollar Mission campaign. Our vehicles are utilised on a daily basis by our health and social care team, delivering services to patients and families in their own homes. It is only with...
Students from local West Auckland college choose Hospice West Auckland
We are delighted to have two St Dominic’s College students, Vera Andjembe and Joanne Kim volunteering with us every Wednesday afternoon for the next two school terms. Currently learning about the relevance and importance of social media, you can catch them in our Hospice shops assisting the Marketing team with capturing content for our online media. The girls are...
Death of inspirational grandma motivates teen to volunteer at Hospice West Auckland
Inspirational teen and Hospice West Rangatahi youth ambassador, Grace Burton-McKeich, is featured in today's NZ Herald sharing her personal experience of hospice care and how that motivates her to volunteer with us. If you or anyone you know between 15 - 25 years old is interested in joining our programme, please contact Amy Zhou, Hospice West Rangatahi Coordina...
Hospice West Rangatahi youth ambassadors leading the way in their community
Kelston Boys High School is not only known for its champions on the sports field, but for its leaders in the community, with Sports Captain Goldberg Kopa and Perfect Teancum Lopati devoting their already scarce free time to the Hospice West Rangatahi volunteer youth ambassador programme. The programme launched mid March with the Minister of Youth Affairs, the Honourable Ni...
It’s all Good in the Hood
We’re excited to be a part of #GoodintheHood at Z Energy Te Atatu Peninsula station again this year! Each customer who purchases more than $20 of petrol this May gets a voting token for their favourite charity. If you're unsure, ask one of our volunteers or youth ambassadors who are set to be on the forecourt and next to voting booths throughout May. ...
Pictured: volunteer Litsa at Z Energy Te Atatu
Pictured: our Hospice West Rangatahi youth ambassadors; Reuben, Jian and Anna at Z Energy Te Atatu
Winners of Deco Eatery Birthday Competition
The divine Turkish restaurant, Deco Eatery in Titirangi's Lopdell House turned two this March and decided to skip the birthday party and instead donate the money they would have spent to the charity with most customer votes. Hospice West Auckland were one of the three charities picked, but had some fierce competition, up against Paw Justice and Eat My Lunch. With mo...
Pictured is the Hospice West Auckland team with Alex Isik and Nigar Ivgen from Deco Eatery.
Peace Poppies at Hospice House
Over the past few years Hospice West Auckland has been involved with artist Cristina Beth's Peace Poppy project. Overseen by long-standing volunteer Toni-Kim Third-Morgan of the Te Atatu Floral and Garden Circle, one of our Hospice West Rangatahi volunteer youth ambassadors, Jonah Palota-Kopa carefully planted row upon row of poppies on our verge at Hospice House, 52 Be...
Making life more meaningful with Harcourts Foundation
At any one time throughout West Auckland, Hospice cares for more than 150 patients, both in their own homes and at Hospice House in Te Atatu Peninsula. With the help of Harcourts Blue Fern Realty Limited, through the Harcourts Foundation, we received a grant for more than $5,000 to be used to purchase two new syringe drivers and lock boxes for patients. These crucial pi...
Hospice West Rangatahi meet their local heros
The word leadership has been used to mean many things and our Hospice West Rangatahi youth ambassadors had the opportunity to speak to and learn from three very inspiring individuals in our community. Our guests, Mandy Kupenga, host of Get Your Fishing On, Akriti Rana Li, founder and designer at Curiously Creative and Hamish Chan, New Zealand #1 ranked foil fencer shared t...
Bucket list experiences help patients and families celebrate living every moment
A day of speeding around the Hampton Downs race track in high performance racing cars, Harley Davidsons, big trucks and a helicopter was an experience of a lifetime for four Hospice West Auckland patients and their families. This year was the 10th Anniversary Race Day for Race4Life – an annual event dedicated to providing terminally ill patients and their careg...
Hop in store today and join the Hospice West Easter Egg Hunt!
Join the Hospice West Easter Egg Hunt running in store from today until midday Thursday 13 April and be into win New Zealand made Waikato Chocolate. Find and purchase an Easter egg stickered item in any of our six shops and be into win one of three great chocolatey prizes - drawn on Thursday 13 April, just before Easter. Spread the word with friends and family and...
Great shopping at a hospice shop near you - The Fringe
Grab the latest Fringe magazine or check it out online to read all about our brand new shop now open in Glen Eden, at 182 West Coast Road (entrance on Captain Scott Road). Our Chief Executive Officer Barbara Williams is delighted with the immediate success of the Glen Eden shop in the increasingly popular area. "It's time for Glen Eden to shine," sh...
Wonderful ANZ volunteers
Thanks to the staff of several ANZ branches, who chose Hospice West Auckland as their preferred charity for their volunteering month in March. We had staff from the Glen Eden branch helping at our Glen Eden shop VIP opening night, from the Lincoln Road branch helping in store in Glen Eden over the weekend, and the Victoria St West branch team are baking up a storm to reple...
Hospice West Rangatahi meet Minister of Youth Affairs, the Honourable Nikki Kaye
We had the honour of having Minister of Youth Affairs, the Honourable Nikki Kaye visit us to meet our Rangatahi youth ambassadors, their families, Hospice West Auckland Board of Trustees and senior staff members for our inaugural Hospice West Rangatahi launch event. Held in our Living and Learning Centre to induct our first 11 ambassadors into the programme, our Rang...
Success on our Million Dollar Mission
After a huge response, we’ve successfully achieved our $40,000 share of one million dollars from The Trusts Million Dollar Mission. We’d like to say a very special thank you to everyone who voted for us throughout March. The funds will go towards a new vehicle to keep our teams on the road delivering services to patient and families in their own homes an...
Support Hospice with 2017 | 2018 Entertainment Membership
You can now pre-order new 2017 | 2018 Entertainment Books or Entertainment Digital Membership, which includes additional early bird offers. With 20% of every membership sold going towards our $250 fundraising goal and hundreds of valuable offers for restaurants, arts, travel and more, purchase yours today here. For more information, please contact: Nicola Igusa M...
Hospice West Op Shop Opens in Glen Eden
Clothing, homewares, shoes and accessories, kids clothes and toys and more We are excited to announce the opening of our new Hospice shop in Glen Eden, adding to our five other popular and varied treasure troves around West Auckland. The new shop, in the new complex on the corner of West Coast and Captain Scott Roads, is open Monday to Friday 9:00 am – 4:30 pm and...
Vote for us in The Trusts Million Dollar Mission - every vote counts
We're on a Million Dollar Mission and you can help. Hospice West Auckland was chosen to receive a share of one million dollars towards a new vehicle to keep our teams on the road delivering services to patients and families in their own homes and communities in West Auckland. We need your help to get as many votes as possible - the more votes we get, the more funding...
Generous support from Joyce Fisher Charitable Trust helps keep services at no-charge
This year Hospice West Auckland was the grateful recipient of a generous donation of $75,000 from the Joyce Fisher Charitable Trust. The grant is to help fund the provision of psycho-social services in our Kowhai Suite at Hospice House. Thanks to the Trust's generosity our team is able to care for our patients and their families when it matters most, providing the hol...
Trees of Remembrance makes another great contribution
Thanks to the West Auckland community and lovely staff at Farmers New Lynn, West City and Westgate, we managed to raise $27,567.15 from a total of more than $43,000 to support our patients and families in the West. Our Chief Executive Officer, Barbara Williams, and Marketing Manager, Nicola Igusa were at Farmers New Lynn to pick up the cheque and reward the team...
Ready, set, swing
Hospice West Auckland is honoured to be one of the recipient charities for this year’s Henderson Rotary Club’s Charity Golf Tournament. Will a long history of more than 40 years, this tournament is a fantastic day at the wonderful Huapai Golf Club. Entries are now open. Get your team together and get ready to make a difference to the people of West Auckland. ...
The crowds at Eden Park will be cheering for you – join us for Stadium Stomp 2017
Ever wanted to run into Eden Park to cheers, loud music and good vibes? Now’s your chance. Join the Hospice West Steppers team to raise money to support the people we care for and have fun pounding the more than 5,000 steps of our premier stadium. Join the Hospice West Steppers team now and get fundraising. Stadium Stomp takes stair climbing and endurance ev...