News & Events

We have a fondness for community organised events; they help to raise our profile, widen our networks and provide positive media coverage.   "If you think you are too small to be effective, you have never been in bed with a mosquito" - Betty Reese.   ...

12 Dec 2019

Our retail group has completed a very successful year of sales, expansion and repositioning in the highly competitive charity shop sector.  A review was completed around shop signage, product range, pricing and how we present our shop environments.  These are changes are now almost completely integrated across our network.  We opened a new retail shop in Waitara in Princess Str ...

12 Dec 2019

Service Review and Development Triaging of Referral Pilot Project - February-May 2019 A review of the processes involved in triaging of incoming referrals was piloted from mid-February 2019 and ran for 3 months.  It provided effective evaluation of current processes and trial of new processes, aimed at managing patients with more complex needs.  Referrals for patients with non- ...

12 Dec 2019

We have now completed our 27th year of providing palliative care services across our communities.  The past 12 months have been a time of change, challenge and achievement for all facets of our organisation.  We continue to experience growth in demand for our range of inpatient and community based services and have spent a large amount of the year best positioning our resources ...

12 Dec 2019

124,478 volunteer hours provided from the community from July 2018 - June 2019. On Monday 2 December 2020, Hospice Taranaki hosted over 400 of our hospice extended family at a thank you dinner and awards event at The Devon Hotel.  Service awards totalling over 650 years of donated time across our organisation were presented.  This year our volunteers have donated over 125,000 ...

05 Dec 2019

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03 Dec 2019

We care for families and friends as well as the patient, both before and after a death. Which is how we came in to contact with contemporary Maori artist Spencer Bellas – the designer of our hand painted collectable bauble. Spencer and his whanau were supported by hospice when their uncle was dying in 2017. The whanau appreciation of their values, connection, spirit and ritua ...

03 Dec 2019

Way, way back in 1999 I started working in the reception area of Te Rangimarie Hospice.  I was there when my work area was in the back of the HospiceShop at Iona House, I was there when my office was moved to a house at 5 David Street, I was there when the Hospice worked out of a ward in the Hospital, and I was there when we moved to Te Rangimarie’s present location.  I reall ...

29 Nov 2019

My HospiceShop experience started a couple of decades ago when I regularly visited the Westown store in search of whatever took my fancy.  Books, mainly, I recall at 10 or 20 cents a pop.  Insane!  My collection expanded tenfold. The thrill of finding a treasure and paying a nominal amount felt like the ultimate retail therapy.  I went back for more, guilt-free, as my dollars ...

29 Nov 2019

The Hospice Taranaki telemarketing appeal for 2019 is now completed, and we are very grateful for all those who generously donated to this appeal.  Unfortunately, we are unable to say how much money has been raised from this appeal, as we are still waiting for a number of pledged donations to arrive.  These donations are very necessary for the running of Hospice Taranaki, as w ...

07 Nov 2019

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