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Hospice Shops

Turning donations into free Hospice services

Quality donations of clothing and household items are an important resource for Hospice Mid-Northland and supply our four Hospice Shops. Whether it is just a few items that you no longer need, a clean-out of good quality clutter, or bequests and houselots - we can handle it all!

Your donation to Hospice is an important part of how we keep our services free to those living with a life-limiting illness in our community. Thank you for donating, it is greatly appreciated by many.

Large or heavy items

We understand that you may not always be able to deliver large or heavy item(s) to our Processing Centre or shops. In special cases, we may be able to uplift your donation from your location using our Lifter-Shifter Driver team of volunteers.

Our Lifter-Shifter Drivers' first priority is to supply our patients with medical equipment, however we do honour your contribution so please contact our Logistics Manager Forbes Scott  on 021 464 770 to discuss your situation.

As good as new

We maintain a high standard in the items that we receive, as we know that our customers expect to purchase items that are "as good as new" from our shops. Items that do not sell cost Hospice Mid-Northland to dispose of in a responsible way and this is something that we avoid whenever possible.

By "as good as new" we mean items that are ready to be used and do not require wash or repair. There is one exception to this - see "Grab yourself a bag of rags, zips or buttons below".

Where to drop your donations

We gratefully receive donated items at our Processing Centre in Kerikeri as well as our Kawakawa Shop. Our dedicated volunteers carefully check every item - including a qualified check and tag of electrical items - and our Lifter-Shifter Driver team distributes all items amongst our four shops once they have completed their deliveries of medical equipment to our patients.

Please DO drop your "as good as new" donations to these approved locations during opening hours, so we can be sure that it is Hospice Mid-Northland that receives your items.

If you have any questions at all, please contact us so that we can determine together if Hospice can receive and sell your items.

Grab yourself a bag of rags, zips or buttons!

Our volunteers are unable to wash or repair donated items - but we all love a good bag of recycled rags! Drop your cotton fabric or clothing into us - without the buttons or zips attached - and we will turn them into quality rags that we can sell by the bag in our shops.

And those buttons and zips - donate them to us too and we will sell them through our haberdashery and craft departments.

What we can sell

We welcome as good as new items in the following categories:

  • Clothing of all shapes, sizes, colours, styles and seasons
  • Belts, scarves, gloves and other accessories
  • Bric-a-Brac, cutlery and crockery
  • Small appliances
  • Bed, bath and kitchen linen
  • Haberdashery and craft items
  • Books and toys
  • Jewellery, art, antiques and other collectables
  • Kitchenware
  • Tools
  • Movies, television and music (cassettes, CDs, DVDs and video tapes)
  • Furniture
  • Large appliances and whiteware*

* Together with you, we will test large appliances and whiteware to ensure that they are in good working order before they are accepted for sale through our shops. 

If you have any questions at all, please contact us so that we can determine together if Hospice can receive and sell your items.

FREE disposal of unwanted whiteware and appliances

Far North District Council (FNDC) transfer stations accept unwanted whiteware and large appliances FREE OF CHARGE. They also accept electronic waste, furniture and other items. Please view FNDC Transfer Station Information or call FNDC on 0800 920 029 for more information.

Please DO NOT drop unwanted items at our locations. It is illegal and costs Hospice Mid-Northland to dispose of these items responsibly. Hospice Mid-Northland operates  CCTV security cameras, and pursues individuals and vehicles involved in illegal dumping in partnership with FNDC and the New Zealand Police.