During the first lockdown, the inpatient unit (IPU) at Mercy Hospice was home to a 40-year-old Cook Island Māori, Tahitian man called Wilfred, but to everyone he met, he was ‘Wongs’.

With his family based in Tahiti and Rarotonga, Wongs spent his early years in New Zealand, either in care or on the streets. During his teens, he suffered a head injury, and as his health deteriorated, he struggled to feel comfortable in care.


The cost of funding hospice races ahead of inflation

As the country as a whole attempts to carry on with life and business, Hospice New Zealand, the national organisation representing all hospice services in New Zealand, is doing what it can to highlight the funding crisis that simply won’t go away.


Caring for your community

Learn more about the extraordinary people serving your community.

A Kiwi kind of love

Thank you for helping make ‘10 – A Celebration of Tastes’ such a success and a force for continuing the care at Mercy Hospice.

Celebrating National Volunteering Week 19 – 25 June 2022

Thank you, thank you, thank you to our amazing team of volunteers whose tireless work makes such a difference to the patients and families served by the teams at Mercy Hospice.

Houspice Update

The Houspice Project raises $150,000!

The Houspice Project is a fairy story come true that started over two years ago. Maria Ryder, one of the Friends of Mercy (FOM), was enjoying a drink with her friend John Penny of Penny Homes, explaining how their role is to help Mercy raise the millions needed to continue to provide its service.


Your Fundraising Activity Update

In the spirit of Matariki, let’s take a moment to celebrate and remember how our supporters came together, and what’s in the pipeline for continuing the care at Mercy. Here’s how Mercy Hospice has been raising awareness and much-needed funds for your community.


Mercy Hospice Ponsonby shop moves after 16 years

After 16 years the well-known local Mercy Hospice shop located at 300 Ponsonby Road has moved to its new abode, and luckily, it’s just a short stroll down the road to 346 Ponsonby Road.


Introducing Luca

Luca Bree has lived beside Grey Lynn Park for almost forty years and has seen many changes in that time. As an enthusiastic op shopper and single parent on a tight budget he was very pleased when the Ponsonby Hospice Shop opened, quickly becoming a regular customer.

Thank you to the Trusts and Foundations

who have supported Mercy Hospice through generous grants

  • Ara lodge No 348 I.C. Charitable Trust
  • Barbara T Lipanovich & Robert Ned Covich Charitable Trust – Perpetual Guardian
  • Blue Waters Community Trust
  • Four Winds Foundation
  • Hugh Green Foundation
  • North and South Trust
  • N R & J H Thomson Charitable Trust – Perpetual Guardian
  • Pub Charity Limited
  • Ralph and Eve Seelye Charitable Trust
  • The Jogia Charitable Trust

Thank you to all our Mercy Hospice supporters including our volunteers.

We could not do it without you.

Hospice New Zealand’s supporters and sponsors

Continuing the impact

A better quality of life is possible for Central Auckland’s palliative care patients, and there are lots of ways you or your organisation can make this happen when you turn your compassion into action.