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Do you have 4 hours a week to spare?  Have you thought of volunteering? Would you like to make new friends? Volunteering for Hospice Taranaki is rewarding, fulfilling and so vital for the services we provide. We need fit and able people to help at our Borrell Avenue Warehouse, Westown, New Plymouth. What do you need to do? Phone Jessica Sinclair - 753 8640 - to arrange a ...

10 Jan 2019

The Hospice and the HospiceShops greatly appreciate all the donations that are made to our shops. However here are some things we would like to draw to your attention. All goods need to be in saleable condition. Please consider the following before making your donation: Does it have all its parts? (e.g., toys, jigsaw puzzles etc.) Does it have stains? (e.g. clothing, cups ...

10 Jan 2019

Thank you to the following companies who have supplied their products and services; Laser Electrical, Jean Sandel Retirement Village, Vivian Pharmacy, Le Dejeuner, Craig’s Tyre Service Centre, Warner Construction Ltd, Hori St Café, Little Fed, Health 2000, Powderham Medical Centre.Thank you to the organisations in the community, families/whanau and individuals who have supporte ...

18 Dec 2018

Heather says…Wonderful interesting speakers have joined us, at Day Programme, and we have done a couple of really noteworthy trips.  We attended the Tea & Tunes Concert at the Bowl of Brooklands, a delightful afternoon of music and edible treats, a favourite! Whilst the summer was still so good, we hosted our annual Garden Party here at                            Te Rangi ...

18 Dec 2018

CATH’S ICE CREAM TOUR OF NEW ZEALAND by Dr Catherine Page On 26th February 2018 I set off on the adventure of a lifetime to cycle the length of New Zealand from Cape Reinga to Bluff. I was taking part in Tour Aotearoa and had to cover a distance of 3000km in 30 days or less. I could eat or sleep wherever I liked but had to carry all the supplies that I would need for my journ ...

18 Dec 2018

How does Hospice Taranaki share knowledge and expertise with the community? Vanessa Philp our Clinical Nurse Educator – with over 10yrs experience in palliative care nursing and has had the role of Hospice Taranaki Nurse Educator for the last 4yrs   Palliative care is based on the philosophy that each person is a unique individual with unique needs. It is important to kno ...

18 Dec 2018

FROM THE CHIEF EXECUTIVE I write this reflecting back on our 2017/18 financial year which has just been finalised. It has been a time of significant challenge through rising expenditure as we continue to meet growing service demands and increasing operational costs. Our combined income through community donations, retail shop and government funding was largely static over this ...

18 Dec 2018

Gary Wallace, better known as Gazza, is making the best of his borrowed time. It was Christmas 2014 when he was living in Wanganui that he was diagnosed with kidney cancer discovered after he suffered an acute case of pancreatitis. He underwent a radical left nephrectomy (removal of his left kidney). “After that I carried on living my life. But unbeknown to me it was spreading ...

18 Dec 2018

On Monday 3rd December the Hospice celebrated the wonderful work done by our volunteers throughout Taranaki by holding a Christmas lunch at the Devon Hotel.  About 400 volunteers attended, and a wonderful time was had by all.  Below are pictures of some of the volunteers who received long service certificates (5 years, 10 years, 15 years and 20 years).        ...

07 Dec 2018

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