Hospice Tairawhiti

Hospice Tairawhiti


Did you know that many (if not all) social services in our region are FREE.

FREE means all we need is for you to ask for support from them.
Our social services gain funding from local and national trusts and some contracts with government organisations.

There are so many organisations that can support you IN our region and for those that don't have an office here most can support you virtually.

If you would like to support these organisations there are many ways you can do this.
- Like and Share their social media posts for more visibility
- volunteer with them
- donate to them
- encourage people you need the services to contact them.

Some Services in Gisborne/Tairawhiti are:
Alzheimers Gisborne Tairawhiti
Age Concern New Zealand
Brain Injury Association Gisborne - INC
CCS Disability Action
Gisborne Care and Craft Centre
Deaf Aotearoa
Cancer Society Gisborne East Coast
Family Works Tairawhiti
Gisborne Cab
Gisborne Budget Moni Ora
Gisborne Volunteer Centre
Geneva Healthcare
Hospice Tairawhiti
MS Gisborne and East Coast
Hato Hone St John
Stroke Tairawhiti
SuperGrans Tairawhiti Trust
Gisborne Salvation Army
Te Aka Ora Charitable Trust
Tauawhi Mens Centre
Hospice Tairawhiti worked tirelessly to fundraise for a new building and it was such a privilege to attend the opening, particularly to thank the amazing staff and volunteers who enable us to love our loved ones with grace and dignity in their final stages, offer us their shoulders to cry on, and provide such an important service to all of us in Te Tairāwhiti.

Thank you to all of those that donated, that worked hard to design and build this special place, and to those on the board who didn’t give up and drove this project diligently to achieve this amazing outcome for the East Coast.
Volunteers are a large part of our community, do you know someone who could support Hospice Tairawhiti?
It's been a week since our expo. Thank you to everyone who attended and participated.
Alzheimers Gisborne Tairawhiti
Brain Injury Association Gisborne - INC
Barnardos New Zealand
CCS Disability Action
Choices NZ
Hospice Tairawhiti
Te Aka Ora Charitable Trust
Geneva Healthcare
Heart Foundation NZ
The Nest Collective Gisborne
Gisborne Salvation Army
Tairawhiti Community Voice
Gisborne Care and Craft Centre
Life Unlimited
SuperGrans Tairawhiti Trust
Age Concern New Zealand (Tairawhiti)
Gisborne Volunteer Centre
Stroke Tairawhiti
EIT Tairāwhiti
Cancer Society Gisborne East Coast
Workbridge (Tairawhiti)
Family Works Tairawhiti
Tauawhi Mens Centre
Nationwide Health and Disability Advocacy Services (Tairawhiti)
Gisborne Cab
Is it time for a good laugh, a haha, a cackle, a snort, a titter, a howl or a hoot? Then come along to the Hospice Tairawhiti Annual Night of Laughs where the stand-up comedy trio – Jeremy Elwood, Justine Smith and Vaughan King will have you laughing your mask off as they take to the stage in Gizzy for one night only on Saturday, 20 August.

Get your tickets from the Gisborne i-SITE Information Centre on Grey Street, or click on this link below to get your tickets now!
Monday was the start of Hospice Awareness Week.

Call in to show your support for Hospice Tairawhiti by calling into the Hospice shop where there will be a Pop-Up Café with barista-made coffee, tea and homemade sweet treats.

You will also be able to purchase original paintings and handcrafted wooden items by artist Claire Kizlink and the Gisborne Woodturners Club with all sale proceeds donated directly to Hospice.

If you would like to donate to the Hospice Tairawhiti Endowment Fund with Sunrise, please click on the link below.
24-hour running challenge this weekend - "a wonderful way for Tracy to honour her dad and raise money for the hospice along the way".
See the full article below which featured in the Gisborne Herald last night.
And if you would like to make a donation here is the link.
When we all come together great things happen in our community
Thank you for being a hospice Tairawhiti volunteer💖 .
Who could resist a piping hot cup of char and delicious sweet treat on a beautiful Autumn day in Tairāwhiti! Well it was just what the doctor ordered for some of our BDO team this week, at the Hospice "Pop-Up Cafe" in support of the 2021 Hospice Awareness Week.
Hospice Awareness Week is an opportunity to profile and celebrate the wonderful services hospices provide in their local communities, going the extra mile to support our loved ones and extended whānau at a time when they need it the most.
On behalf of our team, we sincerely thank the wonderful volunteers at the Hospice Tairawhiti Hospice Shop who made us feel so welcome!
Ngā mihi nui ki a koutou katoa ❤
What a great event for Hospice Tairawhiti

Looking forward to tonight’s event supporting Hospice Tairawhiti. It’s been a long wait due to COVID but we finally got there.

Today is a perfect day to say thank you to our amazing team of volunteers.
So if you are singing, sorting, serving, filing, phoning, reading, recording, giving your time for us today we say thank you very much.

If you would like to join our volunteer team contact Jane our volunteer coordinator
[email protected] or call 06 8690552
Today is a perfect day to say thank you to our amazing team of volunteers.
So if you are singing, sorting, serving, filing, phoning, reading, recording, giving your time for us today we say thank you very much.

If you would like to join our volunteer team contact Jane our volunteer coordinator
[email protected] or call 06 8690552
With your help we can make such a difference to the lives of the people in our care.
There are so many ways you can contribute, including being a volunteer.
If you would like to find out more, contact Jane our volunteer coordinator,
[email protected] or call 06 8690552
Saturday Gisborne event was the Hospice Tairāwhiti Strawberry Festival with a highlight video. Hospice Tairāwhiti Strawberry Festival Hospice Tairawhiti
Music Swing House - RKVC

Hospice Tairawhiti provides community-based hospice care for the people of Tairawhiti, from Morere to

Hospice or palliative care is specialised care for patients who are terminally ill. Our focus is on improving quality of life for the patient and providing support for the family. We do this by providing practical advice, physical, emotional and spiritual support, with an emphasis on pain relief and symptom management. The service includes family support and grief and bereavement care. The majorit


Sometimes it’s interesting to see THE BIG PICTURE regarding the care and services we provide. So here you go – this is a snapshot of the demographics of people who accessed the range of services Hospice Tairāwhiti provided free in 2022.

(This information can be found in the 2022 Annual Report https://www.hospicetairawhiti.org.nz/assets/Uploads/Hospice-Annual-Report-2022-web.pdf)


Spending your life volunteering can be so rewarding, it can have such an incredible impact on the people we support.

If you feel like you want to make a difference in your life and someone else's give Jane our volunteer coordinator a call.


We are looking for an administration assistant to join our team on a job share basis - 20 hours per week plus cover for leave.

The role is wide and varied, assisting the General Manager in the effective and efficient administration of the Trust's activities, undertaking general admin duties, and providing admin support to management and staff. Key tasks include reception, data entry, accounts payable and receivable, payroll, patient equipment, and asset management.

The hours of work are Monday to Friday, 9am to 1pm, with some flexibility required to cover meeting times and leave.

For more information and to apply visit our website https://hospicetairawhiti.org.nz/about-us/vacancies/administration-assistant/
or Seek https://www.seek.co.nz/job/59782355


Did you know we have over 10 different volunteer roles here at hospice?

Hospice shop
Patient and family support
Biography service
Hospice host
Hospice Unit
Group Youth Ambassador programme
Volunteer Services support
And More...

Learn more here: https://www.hospicetairawhiti.org.nz/get-involved/volunteering/


A new year calls for some goal setting, tick things off the list by volunteering with us this year!

Hospice Tairawhiti updated their business hours. 04/01/2023

Hospice Tairawhiti updated their business hours.

Hospice Tairawhiti updated their business hours.


Time for some holiday relaxation.
Enjoy the Season and however you choose to spend it have a wonderful time.
See you next year.

Five bucks well spent 23/12/2022

Five bucks well spent

Jubilant Jackie hits the jackpot!

Five bucks well spent Gisborne woman Jackie Hughes got an unexpected reward for helping a charity yesterday . . . the top prize in Hospice Tairāwhiti's raffle. She has taken possession of a new Jobmate trailer worth $2249,...


Brenda's back home in Northern Ireland celebrating a cold winter Christmas with her family...Brrrr!!
Our wonderful volunteers and staff have worked hard this year and also need a few days to catch up with their families over the festive season too. So we will be closed on all public holidays.
We would like to say a huge Thank You and a very Merry Christmas to all our customers and their whanau. Stay safe and take care from The Hospice Shop Team🎄🥰


Two of the team were busy today delivering Christmas cheer and thank you gifts to the many hospital departments that support us all year..


AND WE HAVE A WINNER who is ecstatic to win the trailer and products donated by Mitre 10 Gisborne. Thank you to all who supported this fundraiser and a heartfelt thank you to Geoff and Carolyn at Mitre 10 for once again being a key supporter of Hospice Tairāwhiti.


We asked Ann what she enjoys most from her biography role. She replied: It is such a privilege to briefly enter a stranger’s life, in order to sensitively record the feelings, memories, stories, perhaps jokes and more that the person wishes to be remembered by.


Have you started your Christmas shopping yet?
One great present is a gift voucher, and you can buy one from our Hospice Shop. You're not only supporting Hospice, but you're also recycling, reusing and repurposing.
These would make fabulous secret santa gifts or that hard to buy for family member or just a friend who loves to op shop.
Next time you're in just ask our friendly staff at the counter for assistance.


A wonderful afternoon was spent preparing and wrapping these lovely shortbread treat packs by our volunteers. Thank you to everyone who baked or donated sweet treats and to the team in the photos for such a christmassy afternoon.
These will be delivered to our patients.


The Remembrance Tree at Famers

Your support helps people live life well until the end. Thank you.


Strengthen your ties to the community and connect with new people of all different backgrounds,

Hospice Tairawhiti provides a supportive environment to learn new skills and meet people with common interests, If this sounds like you get in touch with us.


It’s sometimes difficult to decide what stories we’ll share in our quarterly newsletters because there are so many supportive, caring individuals and organisations who partner with us to make it possible to deliver free palliative care services to people in our community

In our Summer Newsletter you’ll read about a few of them, we take the opportunity to acknowledge many of our supporters over the last year, and we've created a Wish List in response to the many people who often ask us what they can do to help provide for our patients and whānau.

The newsletter is just a click away https://www.hospicetairawhiti.org.nz/assets/Uploads/Hospice-Summer-Newsletter-1222-e-newsletter.pdf

As you read the newsletter, you’ll see that there are lots of reasons the board and staff at Hospice Tairāwhiti can say ‘it’s because of our community we could do what we did in 2022.” Thank you.


Don't forget to pop in store at the Hospice Shop for Christmas gifts.
The volunteers have been busy making sure everything is priced and dressed with a Chritsmas bow🎄🎅🎀
We have all your pressie needs, from shower gels to bath bombs, cocktail shakers, candles, and of course the usual socks for Dad😉😂
Ask our fabulous team for help.


This Christmas you can support Hospice to ensure people in our community receive the high quality care and support they deserve, so they can focus on what really matters, living well until the end.

You can support Hospice by remembering someone special. Simply make a donation at Farmers and you will receive a card where you can write a message and place it on the Tree of Remembrance or you may want to purchase a beautiful limited-edition Christmas bauble for $10.

All the money raised in-store will be donated to Hospice.

Photos from Hospice Tairawhiti's post 05/12/2022

Such a great way to spend the evening of International Volunteer Day
Celebrating with two Hospice Volunteer Award recipients and their family and friends.
Congratulations Jean,Lynne and Jackie(absent)


Learn a little bit more about our volunteer team on this special day 🔽


It's always a busy time of the year for everyone as Christmas fast approaches.
We thought you might need some help with your Christmas shopping. Santa's volunteer helpers have been busy, making our gift area look beautiful and full of ideas to help you get through the Christmas shopping list.
We are open tomorrow (Saturday) from 10am-2pm.


If you’re wondering about the care and support Hospice Tairāwhiti provided in a challenging environment then you’ll want to read our 2021-2022 annual report. This report highlights the range of services we have provided to our community, and acknowledges the mahi undertaken by the board, staff, volunteers and partners and sponsors to ensure we provide a quality palliative care service.

"Ehara taku toa i te toa takitahi, engari he toa takitini" - Success is not the work of an individual, but the work of many.


Thank you to all our volunteers for choosing to volunteer for Hospice Tairawhiti.
Thank you for the kindness you bring to each of the roles.


Well if you can't beat them, join them!
Black Friday Sale Starts tomorrow!!
We have a whopping 50% off all our clothing in store...Men's, women's, kid's, un**es & nightwear, all 1/2 price for ONE WEEK ONLY.
Doors open at 10am.



Toimatapu (Visual Arts) at Te Wananga o Aotearoa Gisborne would like to invite you and your networks to attend the November arts exhibition. Every year Toimatapu run an auction alongside the exhibition where the proceeds are donated toward two of our community services. This year again we are happy to be supporting Hospice Tairāwhiti and C Company House in recognition of the support and care these organisations put into our community.


This is the 9th year that Farmers have supported hospices nationally in the lead up to Christmas with customers donating a generous $6 million over that time, helping keep hospice services free of charge.

There are two ways you can support us during this time. Up until Christmas Eve you can donate to the Christmas Tree of Remembrance set up inside the front entrance of Farmers Gisborne, or by purchasing a limited-edition hand painted hospice bauble, available instore and online.

Each bauble is $10 and thanks to the generous support of Farmers, the full $10 from every purchase stays in our community and is donated to Hospice Tairāwhiti. Farmers also passes on 100% of all customer donations to hospice from the Tree of Remembrance.


🤗 NOW THAT is something worth shouting about! As with all volunteers in our community our Hospice volunteers are worth their weight in gold.


The volunteers are getting excited about Christmas.🎄
We have been frantically getting all the decorations priced and ready for the Christmas shop opening on Saturday at 10am.
If I was you I'd get in quick, once it's gone, that's it until next year.


If you missed the opening of our new building a few weeks ago you'll want to watch this short video. We have a building that reflects the hospice philosophy of care, and provides for both our patients and staff and whānau. This is an environment that fully supports our staff and allied staff, provides space for doctors, nurses, the counsellor, so we can continue to deliver free high quality palliative care services to our community.


Have you got a passion for purses and shoes?

Work with a team of people with a passion for fashion at our local hospice shop.

Contact Jane our volunteer coordinator about the ways you can join our friendly volunteer team. Call 06 8690552


Did you know we have loyalty cards at the Hospice shop?
With every $10 spent we'll stamp your card and when you have filled your card, we then give YOU $10 off your next purchase in store.
We're not finished...when you redeem your $10, fill in your details on the back of the card and you go into our monthly draw, you could win a $20 gift voucher to treat yourself in the shop.
It's just our way of saying thank you for supporting us. Come on lets get shopping!



Mitre 10 Gisborne have donated a 7x4 Jobmate Trailer and $500 of product, total value $2,249. This trailer and products can be yours by purchasing a raffle ticket – or maybe two or more.

We’re excited about this opportunity to raise funds to help keep hospice services free of charge in Tairāwhiti.

Tickets are $5 and are available from Mitre 10, Hospice Tairāwhiti office, Hospice Shop (with the trailer packed with the goodies this week), Pharmacy 53 and online here. https://www.hospicetairawhiti.org.nz/get-involved/make-a-donation/ This link will take you to our 'Make a Donation' page. Select your method of payment, in the drop-down menu choose Mitre 10 Gisborne Raffle and enter the total dollar amount of your purchase. We will get back to you with your ticket numbers.

The raffle closes on the 18 December and will be drawn on the 21st December, just in time for Christmas. Limited to 2,000 tickets.


When Gill was asked why she enjoys the songster group so much her reply was 'I really love singing in a group for the joy it brings and knowing it's being appreciated by our elderly audiences. Many of the songs evoke some lovely memories for them too.'


Call into the Hospice Shop for some happiness🥰
We are open Saturday 10-2pm and Monday to Friday 10-4pm.

Photos from Hospice Tairawhiti's post 01/11/2022

“Many Backgrounds – One Profession – Stronger Together”

Here in New Zealand November 4th is International Volunteer Managers Day. The theme conveys a strength the volunteer leadership sector possesses that we don’t draw on enough… the huge and diverse range of backgrounds that volunteering leaders come from.

And here at Hospice Tairāwhiti we have the best volunteer coordinator, Jane Kibble. Jane is someone who cares for our volunteers in so many ways. And in response, our volunteers awhi our patients and support the kauapapa of Hospice Tairāwhiti in amazing ways. Kei runga noa atu koe - You're the best Jane!.

A promise kept 31/10/2022

A promise kept

It was a day of thankfulness and appreciation - thank you to our community.

Nā to rourou,
nā tāku rourou,
ka ora ai te iwi.

With your contribution and my contribution the
people will thrive.

A promise kept Hospice Tairāwhiti officially opened its new $3.5 million building in Gisborne Hospital's grounds on Saturday. The day marked “the culmination of a proposition statement made in 2015 and a promose ke...


Time is precious!

In a busy world it can be hard to find time to do everything, we get it!


One of the best things you can do for your mental wellbeing is to spend time with other likeminded people.

At Hospice we provide this opportunity through many different volunteer roles that work around your schedule.

There is always a way to lend a hand!


What are you waiting for? Take a break😘

Videos (show all)

Its National Volunteer Week!Let's hear from our Volunteer Coordinator Jane Kibble⬇
AND WE HAVE A WINNER for the Mitre 10 Jobmate Trailer and $500 of product, total value $2,099.  The raffle was drawn tod...
From today until the close of business on Christmas Eve, Farmers will be fundraising for Hospice Tairāwhiti. Farmers sto...
Behind the Scenes Hospice Week Pop Up Cafe 2021
High Truck on site today installing first Architectural Finishings
Summer Experience Raffle



421 Ormond Road

Opening Hours

Monday 8:30am - 4:30pm
Tuesday 8:30am - 4:30pm
Wednesday 8:30am - 4:30pm
Thursday 8:30am - 4:30pm
Friday 8:30am - 4:30pm

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