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Story: Rambling Rich Issue 75

Rambling Rich – Christmas 2020 When we were writing our latest newsletter, I was given strict instructions from my team to not mention that “tricky little virus” beginning with the letter “C”…so I didn’t. Instead, I thought this “ramble” would cover off the importance of wellness and how we need to look after ourselves and…

Story: Dealing With Grief This Christmas

Dealing with Grief This Christmas Living with the loss of a loved one is hard, and while grief never fully goes away, there will be times when emotions are much more heightened, and the sense of loss can feel greater. Christmas is one of those occasions and as the festivities begin, so too may your…

News: A Year In Review

A Year In Review An overview and highlights from the last financial year 0Phone Calls 0Total Patients 0Nurse Visits 0Family Support Contacts 0Referrals 0KM Travelled By Our Team 0Inpatient Admissions 0Current Volunteers New Patient Referrals By Age 0 – 2425 – 3435 – 4445 – 5455 – 6465 – 7475 – 8485 – 100 Primary…

Story: Running For A Cause

Running For A Cause We’d like to say thank you to some Hospice Heroes who have run the distance for Waipuna Hospice and helped us raise crucial funds. Jamie, Kael, Cameron, and Iti, took on the challenge of running 400km in 24 hours for Waipuna Hospice in September. They put in absolutely everything they had,…

News: Westpac and BNZ Are Going Cheque Free

Westpac And BNZ Are Going Cheque-free An important update about using cheques in 2021 With more customers choosing to bank digitally, there has been a decline in the use of cheques. As a result, Westpac and BNZ have made the decision to discontinue the use of cheques as a method of payment. These changes will…

Story: Making A Real Difference with Real Estate

Making A Real Difference with Real Estate Having been a real estate agent in Tauranga for 29 years, Professionals realtor Jim Peterson has a true passion for giving back to his community. Jim has been supporting his community for years, both through volunteering and donating, but back in 2018 he decided he could do more,…

Story: A Full Circle With Sue

A Full Circle with Sue Volunteer. Nurse. Bereaved mother – Sue Pollard’s journey with Waipuna Hospice spans almost three decades, and is one rich in love, loss, and discovery. 29 years ago, Sue Pollard began her journey with Waipuna Hospice in a little weatherboard house by the hospital as a volunteer. With a “heart for…

Story: Love, Loss, and Legacies with the Hicksons

Love, Loss, and Legacies with the Hicksons There is nothing worse than losing someone you love, but there is courage in making a difference and creating a legacy in the wake of that loss. When Helen Hickson was faced with a terminal diagnosis she knew she wanted to give back to Waipuna Hospice. With the…

Story: Hospice For Mum and Dad

Hospice Is For Mum and Dad This is the story of our parents, Don and Antonia Barnes (nee Boglio) – ‘one in a million people’. – Written by son, David Barnes. Dad grew up in small town New Plymouth, while Mum was raised in Milan, the fashion capital of Italy. Their paths crossed at a…

Event: Shorts4Hospice 2020

Shorts4Hospice 2020 – Because Life Is Short! Local businesses rallied together by wearing Shorts4Hospice and raising awareness and funds to support their local hospice. Many people have had their lives touched by the loss of a loved one, perhaps a partner or child, friend or neighbour. Shorts4Hospice was a light-hearted way to raise the subject…