The Kōwhai – Our News

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

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.

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