Our News

Media Release – $3.1 million offers ‘breathing space’ for hospices

Interim Health New Zealand’s $3.1 million of one-off funding for hospice care announced last week, has been met with gratitude from the sector and a call for more investment.

“In light of our disappointment that hospices received nothing in Budget 2022, despite billions going to health, we are grateful for this contribution”, says Acting CEO, Hospice New Zealand, Wayne Naylor.

“It gives our hospices some breathing space at a time when our communities are shouldering the burden of the increased cost to deliver quality palliative care.”

Read more here


Hari Matariki ki a koutou kātoa.

Matariki is a time for reflection on the past year; and preparation for the year to come.  It is a time for remembering our whānau and friends who no longer walk among us, as well as a time to consider our aspirations for the future.

Hari Matariki ki a koutou kātoa – Happy Matariki to you all.


Ending Life Well – a podcast series for carers.

A new podcast series to help carers who have been thrown in the deep end caring for loved ones who are dying is now available on all good podcast apps. Read more about the series and where to listen here.


Hospice New Zealand is Hiring!

Hospice New Zealand is accepting applications for the role of Chief Executive. See more information here. Applications close Friday 27 May.


Twelve New Zealand Hospices Benefit from Harcourts Foundation Grants

Hospices around New Zealand have benefited from more than $30,000 in specialised equipment, thanks to recent grants provided by the Harcourts Foundation and its supporting business owners. Read more here.


End of Life Care Becomes a Legal Right in England 

A milestone law change in England could end a postcode lottery under which tens of thousands of people die every year without adequate support or pain relief.

We too, need a fairer system that backs the right of all New Zealanders. Read more here.


Visionary Palliative Care Leader, Dr Goh dies

Hospice New Zealand / Te Kahu Pairuri o Aotearoa is deeply saddened by the news of the death of Dr Cynthia Goh, a giant in the field of palliative care in the Asia Pacific region. Read a tribute to Dr Cynthia here.

 


Over $908,000 raised for hospices across the country.

Thank you to everyone who bought a Hospice bauble or donated to the Tree of Remembrance at Farmers, this Christmas. You have all contributed to keeping hospice services free in your local community. Read more here.


Meet Nurse Julie.

Nurse Julie has become a TikTok and Instagram star in her efforts to try and normalize death and dying and take the fear out an often-taboo subject. Find out more. 


Christmas with Farmers.

This year’s bauble evokes the Christmas spirit, where family, friends and communities come to together to enjoy each other’s company and to make lasting memories. Click here to find out more.


Hospice NZ Chief Executive Mary Schumacher resigns after 16 years at the helm.

The chief executive of Hospice New Zealand is stepping down after nearly 16 years leading the organisation. Read more about Mary’s incredible contribution to the palliative care sector here.


Kathryn’s story.
Kathryn’s experience shines a light on the whole of person approach that is palliative care. Read about the transformative effect hospice had on her and her partner’s quality of life, right to the end.

All New Zealander’s deserve to end their life well.

Senior researcher at the Maxim Institute, Danielle van Dalen has spent the last year researching palliative care in New Zealand and it is clear to her that New Zealanders’ accessibility to palliative care services needs urgent attention. Read more here. 


Celebrating World Hospice & Palliative Care Day!

Hospices provide palliative care, which aims to improve the quality of life and wellbeing of people with a life limiting illness. Learn more about palliative care here. 


Tiny token. Big impact.

Hospice NZ is incredibly excited to be part of the Z Energy NZ Good in the Hood campaign.

Every time a customer makes a purchase at Z this June, they’ll be given a token that be can used to vote for Hospice NZ! Find out more here.


Celebrating our CEO

Hospice NZ’s Mary Schumacher recognised with ONZM

In July 2020, we were incredibly proud to see Hospice NZ’s CEO, Mary Schumacher, awarded an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to Palliative Care. Find out more here.


Hospice Awareness Week

May 18-23: Help us raise awareness of Hospice

May 2020: Hospice Awareness Week is here! From May 18-24 we’ll be profiling and celebrating the services that hospices provide in their local communities, and addressing misconceptions that people may have around hospice care. Learn how you can help here.


Conference 2020

Hospice NZ Conference Postponed

Mar 2020: Due to the current COVID-19 situation in New Zealand and globally, Hospice NZ has made the difficult decision to postpone this year’s Conference planned for September. Thank you to everyone who submitted an abstract – we’ll be in touch once a new date is confirmed.


Farmers total announcement 2019

Thank you Farmers and all your customers

Jan 2020: Once again hospice services are overwhelmed and humbled by the support from Farmers Department Stores and their customers in the lead up till Christmas. Over $759,000 was donated – find out how each hospice benefitted here.


Recipients of Hospice NZ Grant Programme 2019

Thank you, The Harcourts Foundation

Nov 2019: More than $64,000 has been donated to hospice services throughout the country in the third year of the Harcourts Foundation funded Hospice NZ Grants Programme. Find out the hospices who benefitted in 2019 here.


Standards of Palliative Care in action

Rotorua Hospice’s Bereavement Programme

Nov 2019: Recently Hospice NZ released the fourth edition of the Hospice NZ Standards for Palliative Care (2019). Discover how the team at Rotorua Community Hospice are using the Standards to develop and extend their services in the local community here.


Hospice NZ Networks

Feedback from our workshops 

Oct 2019: Each year, Hospice NZ brings together groups of hospice professionals from around the country for our annual networking workshops. Read snippets of the feedback we received in 2019 here. Our sincere thanks to Pub Charity for their support.

The Kowhai is our regular e-bulletin, keeping you up to date with all the latest news and announcements direct to your inbox.

Log in with your credentials

or    

Forgot your details?

Create Account