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February 2018 Newsletter

A day in the life of a palliative nurse.
A small way of giving back to Mercy.
Community Palliative Nurse recognised...
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Gratitude Report 2017

Your kind offering connects us all.
Your generosity provided quality care for 297 patients and their families on average at any one time. Your compassion transformed lives. Your gifts provided care to people when they needed it the most.
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Anne’s Story

"I have a rare kind of cancer called Epithelioid Trophoblastic Tumour, which was diagnosed in 2013. Unlike most common cancers it has no standard treatment plan....
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Marilyn’s Story

"It all started when I was feeling sick and dizzy. I began falling over and had upset bowels. The ambulance came a couple of times...The pain makes me really weak. It gives me headaches & I feel dizzy.”
Please donate to support people like Marilyn live pain-free...
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New CEO appointed for Mercy Hospice Auckland

Paul Couper has been appointed as the new chief executive for Mercy Hospice Auckland. Couper has worked in the healthcare industry for 20 years and his previous positions have included director of Philips New Zealand and general manager for Philips Healthcare....
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Lifetimes February 2017 Newsletter

Liz Minter, with Finch, was devastated at age 48 to be diagnosed with bone cancer. She spent three weeks at Mercy Hospice’s Inpatient Unit for pain & symptom control...
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Art garden opens its doors for Hospice

A well-known art garden and gallery will soon be open to the public again.
Ian and Wendy Johnstone's Coatesville garden is one of 12 new gardens to be showcased in the annual Heroic Garden Festival from February 18 - 19.
The festival features both urban and country gardens and all funds raised go to Mercy Hospice Auckland.
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Gorgeous Georgian garden is a 'little bit of home'

Angela Spooner's childhood in England inspired the design of her 20-acre garden.
"This is my little bit of home," she says.
The garden, Mincher, will be available to visit through the Heroic Garden Festival where garden-lovers can bask in the beauty of Auckland's best gardens.
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Gratitude Report 2016

Your kind offering connects us all.
Your generosity provided quality care for 925 patients and their families. Your compassion transformed lives. Your gifts provided care to people when they needed it the most.
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Seeking Volunteers for Ellerslie Hospice Shop

We are seeking Volunteers for our Ellerslie Homeware store.
Come and join our team and help turn second hand goods into first class care for our patients and families using Mercy Hospice services. Our Ellerslie Shop offers a great community vibe, an opportunity to meet new people, and develop retail skills. Duties are one 3 hour session per week or fortnight, Monday-Saturday, 10am-1pm or 1pm-4pm.
Contact Julie Reid on 361 5966 or

Dream wedding in 24 hours at Mercy Hospice complete with Mum

Getting married without her mum was unimaginable for Emma Hawkins.
While most girls dream of their wedding day and spend countless months planning, the recently engaged Auckland woman planned her dream wedding in 24 hours.
The Mt Albert resident was sitting with her mum, Margaret Hawkins at Mercy Hospice in Ponsonby on November 17, 2015.... » Read more

Philip accepts help and finds good friends

It wasn’t easy for Philip Reid to ask others for help and, at first, he was not keen to be cared for in his home by nurses. However, once he met community Nurses Kelle Smith and Lucy Meldrum, he soon changed his mind... » Read more

Run for Mercy Hospice

Running the 2015 Auckland Half Marathon for Mercy Hospice was deeply personal for Melissa Redshaw. Her dad, Tony, died there in June 2014. Melissa is running again in the 2016 Auckland Half Marathon this time as a golden charity place... » Read more

Help Ease James' Pain

James has brought joy to hundreds of people at Mercy Hospice. For eight years, every Friday he has played the piano for staff and patients. Sharing his musical gift with others, James has done this voluntarily in his own time. Now James is a patient... » Read more

Heartwarming Tractor Gesture For His Beloved Wife

He was blown away by the exceptional care shown to his wife of 48 years during her final moments in Hospice resulting in this heartwarming tractor gesture to his beloved wife. » Watch the video here

300 on Ponsonby turns 10

Our Ponsonby Hospice shop celebrated 10 years of successfully 'turning second-hand goods into first-class care'! » Read more

'Have Yourself A Very Merry Christmas' Hospice Concert

Hospice Concert Back by popular demand, Tim Beveridge's 'Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas' concert returns for its third year. Joining Tim this year is much loved and celebrated iconic Kiwi entertainer Jackie Clarke. » Read more

A Gift in your Will

Have you ever considered including a gift to Mercy Hospice in our Will? » Read more

Tongariro Challenge Fundraiser

At the end of November TerraNova Homes & Care staff will take place in the company's first annual TerraNova Homes & Care charity and cultural event. Forty staff will walk the treacherous Tongariro Alpine Crossing for a very good cause... » Read more

Find Fabulous Fabric this Weekend at Fabric-A-Brac

Do you love fabrics and are always on the look out for the latest bargain? » Read more

Radio NZ National - Spiritual Outlook - Healing Hearts through the Gift of a Garden

Sunday, 15 March 2015, 2am & 5pm
A seasonal interview-based programme on spiritual topics of wide ranging interest, alternating with the BBC's Heart And Soul programme. » Read more

A Look at Lyndell's Garden

It’s now been 19 years since the first Heroic Garden Festival showcased a range of LGBT-owned gardens, and the festival is still going strong. » Read more

Tim Beveridge performs 'I'd Like You for Christmas'

Kiwi singer Tim Beveridge is doing his bit for Christmas in New Zealand this year. He's released his new album called Christmas Is and CDs are available for purchase for $15 at Farmers stores or through hospices nationwide. $10 from each sale will go local community hospice. » Read more

Living every moment with Scott Dixon

The Sax family recently 'lived every moment' at Pukekohe Race Track with Indycar champ Scott Dixon. Alma Sax, long time fundraising volunteer for Mercy Hospice Auckland and her husband John won the auction item of hot laps with the legendary Scott Dixon at Mercy Hospice's fundraising event 'Ten'. A fun filled and action packed afternoon was had by all, which was complete with a six course Tattinger champagne degustation dinner at local restaurant Cibo's.

Filmed at Pukekohe Raceway, New Zealand by with thanks to NZV8 Race Experience for sharing the circuit. » Read more

Hospice teams up with Farmers

New Zealand Hospice is teaming up with retailer Farmers for the annual Trees of Remembrance fundraising campaign.
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Christmas with a Dame

Saturday 5 December 1999 was a significant day for Peter Baran and his late wife Yvonne. Fifteen years on, this date remains fully etched in Peter's memory...
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Farmers & Hospice

We are excited to announce our new partnership with Farmers - Caring Connections in our Community. This partnership will see 27 hospice services throughout the country benefit in a number of ways...
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A Gift that keeps on giving

Saturday 5 December 1999 was a significant day for Peter Baran and his late wife Yvonne. Fifteen years on, this date remains fully etched in Peter's memory...
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8th Shop to Open in Onehunga

Mercy Hospice Auckland is pleased to announce the opening of its shop at 183 Onehunga Mall (corner of Onehunga Mall and Church Street) on Monday 1st September. The Onehunga Mercy Hospice shop will offer a variety of good quality clothing and homeware. Neil Towse, our Onehunga Retail Manager, will ensure you feel truly welcomed and looked after.

"Until their last breath." It's a real life love story...

And the ending depends on you. Please give $35 so we can help people like Noelene and John live joyfully, until the very end...
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Enjoy an action-packed school holidays with NEW Entertainment™ Membership

With the school holidays approaching, now is the perfect time to buy an Entertainment™ Membership...
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It's Entertainment's Birthday, and the gifts are for you!

Entertainment™ is celebrating their 15th anniversary by giving away 15 amazing prizes! That's one each week for 15 weeks, starting on Friday 5 June...
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Hospice Palliative Care Nurses Assist Patients to Live not Die

Katie McGregor, a Mercy Hospice community palliative care nurse, believes she has the best job in the world...
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The gift that will make Mum feel special all year 'round!

The gift that will make Mum feel special all year 'round!Buy a NEW 2014 | 2015 Entertainment™ Membership for your Mum this Mother's Day, and she'll receive over $20,000 worth of valuable offers that can be used from now until 1 June 2015 ...
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Charity Retailing Lures Two New Recruits

Samantha (Sam) Gray and Emily Dearsly have more in common than simply being Mercy Hospice stores' newest recruits ...
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Junk shop finds furnish restored house

It's a fiddly passion. Finger-numbing hours of cutting, pasting and using tweezers to put together tiny pieces of furniture has kept David Wood busy for several months ...
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A tenor's worth - for free

British tenor Paul Potts brought tears to the eyes of 60 patients of Mercy Hospice in Auckland when he dropped in on their afternoon social and unexpectedly gave...
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Volunteer gives back to hospice

Robyn Wannan knows first-hand the kindness and support Mercy Hospice offers to those during their final stages of life...
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Support Mercy Hospice by purchasing the 2014/2015 Entertainment Book!

We are pleased to announce we will be selling the new 2014 / 2015 Entertainment Books and digital memberships as a fundraiser for Mercy Hospice, available NOW...
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Overgrown lawn prompted garden revamp

Oleg Kiriaev's out-of-control lawn sparked his passion for planting. Ten years ago he was deeply involved in his medical training, on call most weekends...
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Heroic Gardens Festival 2014 (February 22-23)

Mercy me, Auckland’s heroes are back in business! For 18 years, the Heroic Gardens tour has brought some of ...
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Proud Auckland gardeners showcase their work

It's not all roses and fancy topiaries -as Campbell Live reporter Anna Burns-Francis found out with one garden that really does open up a whole new world...
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A Labour of Love

When Geoffrey Marshall and John Hayward were asked to open their inner city garden as part of the inaugural Heroic Gardens Festival, little did they realise, 18 years on ... » Read more


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