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Hospice News: 2012

Let's Hear It For Hospice!

During the month of May, Hospices throughout New Zealand will be running fun events to lift the lid on what they do and to raise some much-needed funds.
With the support of the local community & a few high-profile Kiwis they won't be doing it alone... » Read more

O' What A Night

Get ready to O'PartyOn Friday 15th March the Auckland Museum’s stunning top-floor events centre was ablaze with emerald green light and more than a touch of the Irish as some 250 friends of Mercy Hospice gathered .. » Read more

Hospice not just for ‘palagi’

Get ready to O'PartyMercy Hospice will be spreading the word it isn’t just a “palagi service” at this weekend’s Pasifika celebrations... » Read more

Palliative care, Mercy Hospice and Pacific community

Palliative care, Mercy Hospice and Pacific communityDeath is final, it is not selective and the one certainty in life.. » Read more

Fabric fans flock to event.

Fabric fans flock to eventFabric A Brac change to Needleworkers and craft-bombers will be in textile heaven when the second Auckland Fabric-a-brac takes place this month. » Read more

Heroic Effort

Heroic EffortThe Heroic Garden festival is back for its 17th year offering gardening enthusiasts a rare glimpse into some of Auckland City’s most beautiful and unique gardens. Read more» 
Weekend Gardener (February 21, 2013)

Gay Talk Tonight.

Gay Talk TonightGayTalk Tonight's coverage of the Auckland Pride Festival.. » Read more

Gardening: For the heroes.

Gardening: For the heroesTwenty-four suburban gardens will be open to the public this month in the annual Heroic Garden Festival. Josie McNaught smells some roses.. » Read more

Heroic Gardens Festival Keeps On Growing.

L-R Don & CraigThis month marks the return of the Heroic Gardens festival. Now in its 17th year, the popular weekend gardening event continues to go from strength to strength.. » Read more

Surprises Await in Auckland Backyards.

L- R Chris, Max, Rachel and BrookeGlendowie’s Chris and Rachel Foley are looking forward to showing gardening enthusiasts their little patch of paradise when the Heroic Gardens Festival returns for its 17th year later this month.. » Read more

Secret to be shared

Secret to be sharedFiona Fleming is welcoming visitors as a first-timer in the Heroic Garden Festival.. » Read more

Exquisite Bonsai

Exquisite BonsaiExploring Bonsaiville it's easy to feel like a great unwieldy giant ambling through a forest of tiny trees.. » Read more

Heroic's Unsung Hero

Heroic’s Unsung Hero23rd and 24th February mark the dates of the 17th Annual Heroic Gardens Festival. This popular event gives attendees exclusive access to some of Auckland’s most contemporary gardens. The dates also mark the final showing of a garden that will be remembered as one evoking fond memories for many festival goers.. » Read more

Life spent "illuminating others."

Life spent “illuminating others.”On Tuesday 27th November family and friends of Marcia Russell gathered for a special ceremony acknowledging the last of a lifetime of achievements.. » Read more

Creating Fashionable Windows

Creating Fashionable WindowsMin Goodwin stumbled upon her calling as a window dresser after volunteering in a Mercy Hospice Shop. She tells reporter DANIELLE STREET why she reckons she landed the coolest job ever.. » Read more

Heroic Gardens Festival – February 23-24

Mercy Hospice Auckland Strawberry FestivalWhen it comes to creating the best backyard gardens, sometimes we all need a hero! Now in its 17th year, the Heroic Gardens Festival has grown to become one of the must-see events on the garden calendar.. » Read more

Jamie Helps Hospice

Mercy Hospice Auckland Strawberry FestivalJamie McConnell , 9, from Parnell saved $100 of her pocket money and donated it to Mercy Hospice. Her granddad Guss Pretscherer delivered the envelope on her behalf.. » Read more

Strawberry Festival in the city

Mercy Hospice Auckland Strawberry FestivalMasterChef stars Anna Schwarz, Nadia Lim and Chelsea Winter at the Mercy Hospice Strawberry Festival.. » Read more

Caring for the Chinese Community

Caring for the Chinese CommunityLynda Smith (Mercy Hospice Auckland CEO) and Cat Chiu (Clinical Nurse Specialist - Chinese Liaison) were recently interviewed by World TV – New Zealand’s Nationwide Asian Channel Provider about the work of Hospice and specifically with the Chinese community.

Click here for the Cantonese version »
Click here to view the English version » (fast forward to 14min 17 sec)

Mercy Hospice Auckland Strawberry Festival

Mercy Hospice Auckland Strawberry FestivalCome and celebrate the arrival of strawberries and summer! Gorgeous new season strawberries and delicious ice cream will be available for sale. You will also be able to purchase delectable strawberry treats and our 2012 .. » Read more

From Transactions to Transitions.

GOD Zone Garden CountryMichelle recognises that for many customers the motivation for going to the shop will simply be to complete a transaction. “Some people come into our store because they’ve heard that we stock quality second hand clothing at a reasonable price,” she adds, “Others are on the hunt for vintage clothing or collectable items. Students looking for good labels flock to the store on the Saturday.” ... » Read more

A good yarn for Mercy Hospice

Verve MagazineDespite a stormy Friday night, Auckland’s weather put on a good show for its first Fabric-A-Brac event held at the Freemans Bay Community Hall on Saturday 18th August. » Read more

Delight over appointment of Mercy Hospice CEO

Verve MagazineStaff at Mercy Hospice Auckland were delighted to learn last month, after a rigorous recruitment process and several months of deliberation, that their colleague Lynda Smith has been appointed CEO. » Read more

Caps off to hospice

Verve MagazineEvery day Mercy Hospice Auckland receives mountains of donated goods to sell through its second-hand stores. Ellerslie store has been given a set of three rugby caps that date back as far as 1911. They are accompanied by a rugby team photo featuring the man they belonged to, William George Bell. » Read more

Give It Up for Hospice

Verve MagazineThis month, Hospice shops around the country are asking you to give up last year's spring or summer clothing, shoes or accessories for Hospice. That's because Hospices rely heavily on their shops to help raise much needed funds, to ensure the services they provide remain free of charge for patients and their families. » Read more

Verve Magazine, July 2012

Verve MagazineWhen Amanda Davies, Manager of Ellerslie’s Mercy Hospice Auckland Shop, popped into Rennells Jewellers and Engravers, five years ago for assistance with a donated watch, she had no idea the generosity of spirit about to come her way from John Rennell of Rennells.
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Mercy Hospice raises a tasty sum

Tasty SumGolf and dinner with John Key - $15,000, dinner with one of Auckland's top chefs - $13,000, exclusive London experience - $20,000, raising more than $200,000 net profit for Mercy Hospice Auckland - priceless.
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Twelve Questions with Sister Patrice

Sister PatriceSister Patrice, Sister of Mercy, has volunteered in the Ponsonby Hospice shop for nearly seven years. She likes music - Malvina Major and violinist Andre Rieu. Her favourite television show is Who Wants To Be A Millionaire. 'I like to answer the questions.'
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Nurses deal with the final days

Nurses deal with the final days"You realise it is the small things in life that make it, and you appreciate them now before it is too late."
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Hospice there to help

Hospice there to helpKarin Pepping still gets teary-eyed when she remembers her soulmate who died from kidney cancer at just 41 years old. But it was the care that Keith Simpson received from Mercy Hospice Auckland that turns her tears of sorrow to those of appreciation.
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Celebs sip tea for charity

Celebs sip tea for charityAuckland celebrities gathered today at the Hospice Cuppa launch party for a cup of tea to raise awareness of hospice
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Take a break and support hospice

Take a break and support hospiceHost a Hospice Cuppa during Awareness Week! Not only will you receive free Caffe L'affare coffee, Dilmah tea and recipes by Masterchef winner Nadia Lim, you'll also go in the draw to win a Luscious Food Store or Peace and Plenty experience. Find out more here

2012 | 2013 Auckland Entertainment™ Books

2012 Auckland Entertainment BooksWe are pleased to announce that we are selling the new 2012/2013 Auckland Entertainment™ Books. The new book is only $65, and you'll receive $15,000 worth of valuable offers until 1 June 2013. $13 from each book sale goes to Mercy Hospice.  Read more

Masterchef winner Nadia Lim on board with the Hospice Cuppa

Masterchef winner Nadia Lim on board with the Hospice CuppaOrder your Hospice Cuppa pack and receive free recipes from Nadia Lim. You can purchase Nadia's inspirational new cookbook Nadia's Kitchen from Mercy Hospice. Each book has been personally signed by Nadia and $20 will be donated for every copy sold through hospice
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GOD Zone Garden Country

GOD Zone Garden CountryNew Zealand is truly known as a Gardeners Paradise. Both young and old New Zealanders often proudly nod knowingly when in conversation it is mentioned that New Zealand's nickname is affectionately called 'God Zone Garden Country'. ... » Read more

Art amongst the flowers for Heroic Gardens

John PapasThe tiny studio in which the art of John Papas is housed is awash with colours of the Mediterranean. The paintings form part of his Moment in Time series displayed at Mercy Hospice on College Hill for the Heroic Gardens Festival fundraiser ... » Read more

Gardening heroes

Gardening heroesPruners of all kinds will open their garden patches to the public during the Heroic Gardens Festival this month. The festival is now in its 16th year and will feature more than 20 private gardens across Auckland.
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Remuera on Style

Remuera on StyleThe Remuera Business Association presents 'Remuera on Style' on Thursday 15 March. Gather your friends and come to this exciting event involving local fashion retailers with proceeds going to Mercy Hospice Auckland.
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A Night of fabulous Fashion on the Strip

Ponsonby Night of FashionThe Ponsonby Business Association presents 'A Night of fabulous Fashion on the Strip' on Tuesday 27 March. Be the first to see the new season's looks from ten of Ponsonby's fabulous designers.
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