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Unveiling of Kowhai Memorial Wall

The kowhai memorial tree is a lasting reflection of love and friendship, providing a quiet contemplation area for all people who visit the property. The Kowhai is the official flower of Hospice. The design of this memorial area was inspired by the concept of being looked after which is the essence of the service that Hospice provides. As well as being a beautiful art piece, it is the symbolism that is meaningful. The Kohwai tree will flower with lasting memories and tributes.The design done...

October 2, 2020

End Of Life referendum

As the election referendum approaches we want to assist people with understanding our position on the End of Life Act and our concerns.It is important to acknowledge your vote is not about the concept of euthanasia.  Your vote is about whether this Act is the best possible legislation to keep people safe.No matter the result, hospice will continue to support people regardless of their desire for euthanasia.  This is a complex, emotional and challenging topic and we acknowledg...

August 18, 2020

Hospice Mid-Northland - Covid level 2 Update

At Covid Alert Level 2 our office and shops will remain open with protocols in place. We ask that you please sign in using the QR tracer code displayed at each of our premises. If you haven't downloaded the app, we will require you to sign in. We also ask you use the hand sanitiser and adhere to the social distancing of 2 metres apart.Please stay home if you are unwell....

August 18, 2020

Kerikeri Hospice shop and Furniture Shop open at Level 2

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May 13, 2020

COVID-19 - Caring for our Carers

“Carers NZ, IHC, and others have partnered to assist carers and people living alone through COVID-19. It may be a listening ear, a helping hand, escalating a concern, or a random act of kindness. When New Zealand returns to Alert Levels 2 and 3 we can offer more kinds of help! Questions? Call 0800 777 797 or email centre@carers.net.nz <mailto:centre@carers.net.nz> “ Resilience Tips and Exercises Strengths: Think of two strengths you have which help you with change e.g. patience, knowin...

May 4, 2020

Covid 19 and your generous donations

We know a lot of you have taken this opportunity to declutter, and we appreciate your thoughtfulness when donating your treasures to charity. Charities are expecting an increase in donations due to COVID-19 and need to ensure our already decreased, mostly aged volunteer workforce is kept safe. We also need to ensure they do not become overwhelmed with unnecessary cleaning and sorting at this time. ONCE IT IS SAFE TO RECEIVE COMMUNITY DONATIONS, WE WILL LET YOU KNOW! Could you please ensure your ...

May 4, 2020

This months Supporter - Tyrepower Kerikeri

Tyrepower New Zealand has partnered with Hospice New Zealand to help raise much needed funds. Since October 2018 for every Cooper Tyre sold at Tyrepower Kerikeri, Hospice Mid-Northland receives $5 per tyre. In 2019 we were thrilled to receive a cheque for $1500, so to receive a phone call 2 days prior to Level 4 lockdown asking us to call done and collect this years cheque of $2890.00 was pretty humbling. It could not have come at a better time for us at Hospice - with closing our shops and post...

April 20, 2020

House of Rehua Workshop

On Tuesday 11th February, we were honoured to host Marama, Maria and Hununa from the House of Rehua at the Te Rangimarie, our day patient cottage. Attending this we had both staff and volunteers who help us at Special Time, both here in Kerikeri and also in the South Hokianga.There was lots of learning to be had, identifying plants and their healing purposes that would be useful for Hospice patients. Making teas and tonics - it was an informative, fun and really interesting workshop.House of Reh...

March 17, 2020

Leigh Munro - Harcourts Bay Of Islands Realty Limited raising funds for Hospice

Many thanks to Leigh Munro - Love The Bay of Islands from Harcourts Bay Of Islands Realty Limited for her donation of $1000 today from her first house sale.For every exclusive listing and sale that Leigh sells this year, $1000 is donated to us. Hospice Mid-Northland has become Leighs' choice for sponsorship because of the place Hospice and its dedicated team of staff and volunteers holds in Leighs' heart. And..we have just heard the news that Leigh made another sale today at auction!!!...

November 15, 2019

Blu Heelers raise over $20,000 for Hospice

This year's Blu Heelers Charity Fishing Tournament has raised $20,040 for Hospice Mid-Northland.There was a record number of anglers this year - 192 with 65 boats registered. The anglers coming from all over New Zealand. A huge list of very generous sponsors for this tournament - we can't thank-you enough for your generosity.Held at the Swordfish Club in Paihia over 3 days, the competition is down by measure which ensures plentiful stocks of fish remain to ensure fishing for the future. A small ...

November 15, 2019

Blu Heelers Northland Fishing Tournament 2019

We are so thrilled to be this years charity of choice for the 2nd year running!This is a fantastic fishing tournament, a very professional event run by a great bunch of community members who donate and dedicate their own time to make sure it runs so smoothly AND generates a small fortune for us! A huge thank-you from us to these committee members!!This competition is a measured tournament meaning that most fish are released back into the beautiful Bay Of Islands for fishing tomorrow.The spe...

October 31, 2019

Meet the Artists!!

On Thursday 26th September, Hospice Mid-Northland and Bayleys Far North co-hosted an event at the Bayleys Kerikeri office, where the public got to meet the amazing artists behind this years Art & Collectables Auction.With 29 local artists donating a piece of their artwork towards the auction, it is set to be another spectacular Hospice event.Lots of mingling, laughing and comradery between the artists - it was pretty special to be part of.Pictured is Barbie Stevenson, with her artwork "The tribu...

October 1, 2019

Northland prisoners find sewing inspiring, despite initially considering it 'women's work'

A sewing class is teaching male prisoners valuable life skills, as well as helping them contribute to the community. Despite initially considering sewing "women's work", a group of prisoners at Northland Region Corrections Facility at Ngāwhā are now dedicated to the sewing workshops five mornings a week. Corrections Officer Joanne Hammerton runs the workshops and decided to give more meaning to the work created by partnering with local charities. Prisoners in the sewi...

October 1, 2019

Can you help us???

We are now in desperate need of pre-loved donations of all sorts. Clothes, Bric-a-Brac, toys, linen, electrical goods and furniture to supply our second-hand shops.We turn your donated goods into first class care, relying on our shops to make up a HUGE 40% of the shortfall we need to run this service. This service is completely free for patients and their families/whanau living with a life limiting illness, including the free use of medical equipment.We do collect larger items, van loads so if y...

August 15, 2019

Northland Waste Donation!

On Tuesday we were so excited to receive a cheque from Marietjie Crichton, Northland Waste, to the amount of $10,005.50! For the sale of every green rubbish bag, Hospice receives 5 cents. It is a fantastic passive income stream, one that we love to celebrate and shout from the rooftops! Annually this certainly adds up to a jaw dropping sum! We sell these green bags at our Hospice Shops where they are the cheapest in town! So pop along to our shop, buy green and have a browse in our shop at ...

August 15, 2019

Hospice Mid-Northland celebrates 30 years in the Mid North area!

This year is our 30th year operating in the Mid-North area and we celebrated with a movie premiere at Cathay Cinema on Thursday 8th August.  We had a blast! The event was another sell out and we enjoyed catching up with both old and new friends of Hospice. Hearing from Christina Knox, a founding member of Hospice, or Bay Of Islands palliative Care as it was known as in the earlier days. Jenny Coleman, Clinical Manager gave us an update on current patient numbers and how the focus on educati...

August 15, 2019

Art & Collectables Auction 2019

This years event will start with a 2 week exhibition of donated artworks and collectables which will be auctioned on the evening of Friday 11th October 2019. This will give people the chance to view items they may be interested in bidding on, as well as offering extended exposure for sponsors, contributing artists and boosting awareness of this event.Sponsorship by way of donated artworks for the charity auction will be essential to the success of this event. We absolutely value and support...

June 25, 2019

Advanced Care Planning Workshops

Did you know that statistics are showing that by 2025, 25% of our population will be over 65?In November 2017  we completed our strategic plan, this plan was all about how we needed to be sustainable for future growth and out of this our BHAG (Big Hairy Audacious Goal) was decided on. By 2025 we needed to have had 45.000 conversations with our community about dying. This would help others to understand and value what we do and the services we provide, education is the key!Our clinical ...

June 21, 2019

House of travel Kerikeri kickback promotion!

Nikki Platt, Managing Director of House of Travel Kerikeri has teamed up with us here at Hospice Mid-Northland to help raise money with a kickback promotion.If you are planning on travelling, please go and see Nikki and her team, mention this kickback promotion and we receive 1% of your total spend!House of Travel and Hospice New Zealand have been national partners for over ten years. It's an association which goes from strength to strength, and of which we are very proud. For more than a decade...

May 31, 2019

Harcourts Foundation Grant to purchase 2 new hosptal beds

Last year Hospice Mid-Northland were the recipients of a Harcourts Foundation Grant of $5428, of which we applied to be able to purchase 2 hospital beds for our patients. Today we went in to with morning tea to thank our local Harcourts team and your clients for providing the funds that make up this foundation!The Harcourts Foundation has been running since 2008 and has raised over $5.8MILLION dollars! There are currently more than 240 Harcourts Real Estate offices participating in the...

May 28, 2019

Tyrepower Kerikeri supporting Hospice Mid-Northland

We are thrilled to announce that Tyrepower Kerikeri has committed to support Hospice Mid-Northland in their fundraising efforts. Dean Denize, Tyrepower Kerikeri's owner operator, last week handed our Fundraising and Awareness Manager, Adele Woodward, a cheque for $1500. This has been raised for us through the hard work of Dean and his team and we are hoping that our Mid North community will support both Tyrepower and us to further grow this initiative.These types of initiatives are highly valuab...

May 22, 2019

Hospice Awareness Week

Hospice Awareness Week Monday 16th - 19th May 2019 We had 2 goals for this years Hospice Awareness Week. The first was to have as many conversations with our community about the #weneedtotalkaboutdying# campaign as possible. Our aim is to help our community have conversations with their loved ones when it comes to their end of life care. Advanced care planning is an important part of this. We understand that these are difficult conversations to have and we want to support people to have these in...

May 21, 2019

Hospice National Campaign "Let's talk about dying"

Hospice NZ's "Lets talk about dying" campaign is aimed at communities to reclaim their familiarity with dying and reduce their worry.  It provides information about death and dying and encourages people to talk about it more, including any concerns they may have, what sort of care they want, and what a 'good' death means to them. Please click on the link below for further information. http://www.hospice.org.nz/wene......

March 15, 2019

Our Annual Golf Tournament 2019

Pictured: Winners - The Hospice Team! We are so overwhelmed with the support and success of this years annual charity golf tournament. We can tell you that the final figure raised is approximately $19,000! A MASSIVE and very much heartfelt thank-you to our community of sponsors, donors, golfers, and volunteers.This community continues to humble and amaze us!Thank-you for helping us help others at the most difficult time of their lives....

March 14, 2019

Meeting Jo Seagar - Hospice Ambassador and Patron

On Wednesday Hospice Mid-Northland was thrilled to host Celebrity Chef, Author and Hospice Ambassador and Patron at our Special Time Clinic.Jo talked about her new book "Elbows on the table" and her love for her role as Hospice NZ's Ambassador and Patron. Jo spent a few hours talking with both patients and staff, having a guided walk around our facilities.We are really looking forward to working with Jo on some fundraising projects in the near future....

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