About Hospice

Hospice is a philosophy of care which extends beyond the physical needs of a person to their emotional, social and spiritual needs and those of their family.

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Keep up to date with our many events and fundraising initiatives – we’d love to you see you there!


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Health Professionals

Our palliative care services provide specialist and compassionate nursing care at home for people in our community.

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We love volunteers! Find out how you can get involved by becoming a hospice volunteer.

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What is Farming for Hospice?

Farming for Hospice is a great way for anyone who works on the land – whether with animals, crops or horticulture – whether from a big enterprise or a small holding – to help us raise the funds we need to support those in our community who have life limiting conditions and their families.

This contribution makes a significant difference to our ability to run our community based hospice.


How it works

Lake Taupo Hospice will be the recipient of the sale of any farm animal eg: cattle, sheep, pigs, deer that you may wish to donate to hospice. Any contribution will make a significant difference towards the operational commitments of running our community hospice.


To graze cattle on our behalf, a Lake Taupo Hospice representative will buy cattle, which will be delivered to a farmer who has agreed to graze the cattle.  When the cattle have reached slaughter weight, arrangements are made to have the cattle killed, and Lake Taupo Hospice receives the proceeds.  Whilst Lake Taupo Hospice are willing to purchase cattle to graze, donations of cattle are also gratefully recieved.

Cull cows and 4-day calves

As dairy farmers cull cows and bobby calves can also play a part in the Farming for Hospice programme.  Proceeds from the sale of these can be directed straight to Lake Taupo Hospice after processing by meat companies.

Sheep, lamb, deer, pigs, crops, hay

Lake Taupo Hospice invites farmers and lifestyle block holders to contribute to Farming for Hospice by donating a share of proceeds when they sell animals or produce.



It’s easy

Shane Scott of Central Livestock is supported by a team of Farming for Hospice ambassadors who will facilitate your involvement and make sure your expectations are met.  This may include class and type of animal, purchase price, transport logistics and the timing of sales.  Given the influence on the grazing and selling of livestock such as on-farm management, climatic and market forces, we are flexible to your preferences and requirements in order to achieve the best possible outcome for you and Lake Taupo Hospice.



Who can get involved?

Any farmer in the wider Lake Taupo district can be involved.  Please talk to us today about how you would like to support and become part of the Farming for Hospice programme.  By becoming part of Farming for Hospice today, you can help us to continue to provide the quality palliative care and support to hundreds of patients and their families.

The difference you make is truly appreciated – we welcome all enquiries.



Thank you – the recognition

We want to acknowledge your support with your agreement.  There are a range of way we would like to do this.

  • We are able to give you a Farming for Hospice sign for your farm entrance
  • Tell your farming story on our website
  • Have regular posts on our Facebook page and in our newsletters highlighting the contribution you are making to our success
  • Thank you publicly and in person during our annual supporters function with your approval
  • Offer you personal invitations to other functions that we are holding.



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We look forward to welcoming you into the Farming for Hospice programme!  Thank you for the amazing contribution you make to our programme ensuring our patients and their families can live every moment.

If you want to know more please phone Kelley on 022 439 0089, email her at farming@laketaupohospice.co.nz or click on the ‘Tell me more!’ link below and we will contact you shortly.

If you are ready to sign up the click on the ‘Sign me up! link below.