Story: Caring For The Benvies

“It hasn’t been one-size-fits-all.” At Waipuna Hospice we know that dying looks different for everyone. We believe in providing people-centred care that is tailored to the unique needs of each individual, rather than simply treating the disease. This is something that the Benvies have experienced firsthand. Click here to donate and help people like the…

Story: Cultivating Compassion

Cultivating Compassion: A Collective Effort of Serenity Nestled along the banks of the tranquil Wairoa River, Waipuna Hospice is a sanctuary amidst lush surroundings. It offers solace to hospice patients and their loved ones during life’s most difficult times. Many who visit our grounds comment upon its calming beauty, a testament to the respite it…

Story: Coming Together for Good

Coming Together for Good The work of Waipuna Hospice wouldn’t be possible without the support of our incredible volunteers and local organisations. We have been very lucky to recently have awesome organisations and community groups support us with volunteer days and fundraisers. BECA Volunteer Day A group from BECA spruced up some wooden furniture from…

Story: Superhero Success

Superhero Success Thanks to our incredible superheroes and community, we raised $21,606.58!! For four weeks, local heroes fundraised for Waipuna Hospice, reaching out to their networks for support. Then, on 16 March, participants and community members came together at the Superhero Celebration Walk to honour and celebrate the heroes in their lives. Attendees put on…

Story: A Tale of Love and Loss

A Tale of Love and Loss – Ray Amoore I often reflect on the countless lives that have been touched by the compassionate care provided by Waipuna Hospice. Today, I am honoured to be able to share a letter from Ray Amoore with you. Ray is one of those touched by our care, and now…

Story: Coping with Loss During the Christmas Season

Coping with Loss During the Christmas Season Waipuna Hospice Counsellor Karen Schilperoort gives guidance on how to get through Christmas, an often difficult season for those who have lost a loved one. As the Christmas holidays approach, anticipating special occasions can be particularly difficult for families grieving a loss. Families can find meaningful ways to…