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Our Taupō and Turangi Hospice Shops are now OPEN

Our Taupō and Turangi Hospice Shops are now OPEN – Taupō 7 days a week and Turangi 6 days a week – closed on public holidays – come and visit us NOW!

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Thank you – Thank you!

The Creative Catwalk was an absolutely amazing event this year. It was a sell out show and we were captivated by some truly astounding talent. We thank all of our sponsors, talent and volunteers for such a fantastic event. Without you, we couldn’t have made it happen.

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Fun day at the Race Track

Our patients had a fantastic fun day out at the Bruce McLaren Motorsport Park thanks to their CEO Tony Walker and Hospice Volunteer Antony Michell Playing by the Hospice motto of “Living every moment” our patients found not just their love of speed but their love of posh high powered motor vehicles too! I don’t […]

Welcome to our new CEO

On Monday we formally welcomed Michele Thomas as our new CEO. Michele was formerly an Operations Manager for QE Hospital in Rotorua and comes to us with strong experience in both nursing and healthcare management.  She has also been a member on a number of not-for-profit boards. This is an exciting time for us here […]

2019 Christmas Baubles – Now On Sale!

Quickly becoming an annual tradition – the latest Hospice Christmas Bauble is now available at the Farmers store on Tuwharetoa Street. This year the story of the bauble features its designer 9yr old Myesha as she comes to terms with the loss of her mother and how the family support services of Hospice provide the […]

Annual Public Meeting

This year our Annual Public Meeting will take place on Thursday 29th November at Izard Hospice House.  The meeting will start at 5.15pm. The agenda for the meeting is: Report on the year’s activities Presentation of the financial statements Information sharing and ideas Anyone who wishes to attend is welcome!

International Volunteer Managers Day

Today we’ve taken time out on this International Volunteer Manager’s Day to say thanks to Julie Brunton, our Manager of Volunteer Services, for all the hard work she does in the role.  With over 300 volunteers to look after her days are full of meeting with volunteers, filling volunteer requests and supporting both the clinical […]

Good in the Hood 2018

 A big ‘Thank You’ to the team at Z Tauhara and the Taupō community for their generosity during the recent Good in the Hood campaign.  We were the proud recipients of a $1150 donation.  Here Debbie Lomas, Marketing Manager is collecting the donation on our behalf from representatives of Z Tauhara.

Breeanah – braving the cold for Hospice

On the 21st June – the shortest day of the year – Breeanah Tweeddale braved the cold to shave off her hair to raise money for Lake Taupō Hospice.  This is the second fundraising event the Tweeddale kids have done but Bree’s solo effort took lots of hard work and courage.  In front of her […]

Hospice Awareness Week

We’ve finalised our events and activities for Hospice Awareness Week – which runs from 14-20th May 2018. Check out all the details by clicking here.

We had an amazing night last week as we celebrated Neighbours Day – BBQ on the Berm. Over 40 of our neighbours turned out for a sausage sizzle, bring a plate and easter egg hunt. There was much chatter and laughter and it was wonderful to meet and greet those who live around Hospice House. […]

Its more than just a building – its the magic that makes hospice!

Check out our latest 33Thirty article on the special vibe we have here at hospice!

Meet the Board

Get to know the members of the Lake Taupō Hospice Board of Trustees.  Check them out here!

A GIANT thank you

A big thank you goes out to all the sponsors, supporters, players and volunteers who made our golf tournament such a success. Lots of hard work goes into these events – most of it behind the scenes – and it takes a whole community to make them popular and special.  We are glad everyone enjoyed […]

Thanks for being awesome!

As part of National Volunteer Week #NVW2017 we have been profiling the work of some of our fabulous volunteers. To wrap up an amazing week, today we share some the comments we have received from members of the Taupō community about our volunteers. Thank you everyone for your lovely feedback. It’s great to know our […]

Championing our wonderful volunteers

As part of National Volunteer Week #NVW2017 we are profiling the work of some of our amazing volunteers. Today meet the Turangi Shop Team The most public face of Lake Taupō Hospice is no doubt the amazing teams of volunteers who work in our two Hospice shops – one in Turangi and the other in […]

Championing our wonderful volunteers – Terry

As part of National Volunteer Week #NVW2017 we are profiling some of our wonderful volunteers and the work that they do. Today – meet Terry (Volunteering 1 year) After having retired early, Terry was keen to be involved in a cause that he felt he could contribute to and where he could be a useful […]

Championing our wonderful volunteers – Merril

As part of National Volunteer Week #NVW2017 we are profiling the work of some of our wonderful volunteers. Today – meet Merril (Volunteering 19 years) With over 19 years as a volunteer for Lake Taupō Hospice, Merril has seen it grow from humble but determined beginnings created by a small but passionate group of volunteers, […]

Championing our wonderful volunteers – Alba

As part of National Volunteer Week #NVW2017 we are profiling some of our wonderful volunteers and the work that they do. Today – meet Alba (Volunteering 9 months) This outgoing, talkative and passionate Brazilian is always keen for new experiences and as a volunteer for Lake Taupō Hospice has certainly found her niche – already having […]

We’re gearing up for National Volunteer Appreciation Week!

June 18th to 24th is National Volunteer Appreciation Week. Here at Lake Taupō Hospice we have over 250 volunteers working across 37 different roles from patient centred, public facing or behind the scenes activity. Donating over 23,000 hours of volunteer activity a year – we just couldn’t do what we do without them. National Volunteer […]

You’re never too young to volunteer!

Madison, the granddaughter of hospice volunteer Tony, getting some experience packaging up Trade Me parcels on a recent visit to her granddads.  Tony manages our Trade Me account which sells items on behalf of Lake Taupō Hospice.  Madison volunteered to stick on the stamps before heading off to the post shop (with granddad in tow) […]

We’ve gone electric!

‘Hospice Hero’ Steve Greenwood and the team from Central Motor Group delivered their newest donation to Lake Taupō Hospice in the form of a Nissan ‘Leaf’ – the latest in electric car technology. This latest vehicle continues a long tradition of supporting Lake Taupō Hospice by the group, who have regularly donated vehicles over the […]

Shout Out to Tauhara College Rugby 1st XV

A huge THANK YOU to members of the Tauhara College 1st XV rugby team who used helping us tidy up the grounds at Hospice House as a fundraising activity for their upcoming trip to South Africa. It was hot, physical and dusty work but they stuck at it till the job was done – and […]