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  • Meet our volunteer Claudia Hatherill

    Q&A What one-liner best describes you? I am a vibrant, mature 20 year old with an enthusiasm for business, events and travel. And you are studying I hear? Yes, I am in my last year of a Commerce degree at Victoria Uni. I am majoring in Marketing and Information Systems. I would like to work […]

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  • Mary Potter Hospice apartments update

    Mary Potter Hospice is pleased that it is a step closer to building an apartment complex on Mein Street to help with long term funding of its Hospice operations. Today Wellington City Council has notified the resource consent application to a group of neighbours on Owen and Mein Streets, Newtown. “It is an important project […]

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  • 2017 Annual Street Appeal result

    We’re so grateful for the amazing support shown by generous Wellingtonians at our Annual Street Collection on Friday 19 and Saturday 20 May. We’re delighted to advise that we raised an incredible $84,762 this year. Thank you to everyone who donated and to the 874 volunteers who collected for us, we cannot do this without you. […]

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  • Upcoming Masterclass: Ethics at End of Life – Friday 9 June

    This Masterclass is led by Dr Martin Woods, Research Fellow with Mary Potter in association with Dr Brian Ensor, Director of Palliative Care at Mary Potter Hospice with contribution on Te Ao Māori perspectives by Vanessa Eldridge, Manager of Day Services and Māori/Pasifika team. They will explore the ethical issues around death and dying; exploring […]

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  • Out now! Order your 2017/18 Entertainment™ Book

    For every book and digital membership sold, Mary Potter Hospice receives $12 to put towards our valuable services. Entertainment™ Memberships are only $60. Order your one online at http://www.entbook.co.nz/10450d9

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  • Hospice welcomes Dr Mary English for Cuppa

    As a GP, Dr English is very familiar with the work of Mary Potter Hospice. It was a delight to welcome her to the Hospice to meet patients, volunteers and staff and enjoy a Hospice Cuppa. She said she receives a number of invitations to events, but can’t attend them all as “my patients must […]

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  • Host a Hospice Cuppa – Support us this May & June!

    Calling all cup of tea enthusiasts, cake bakers, scone eaters, and coffee connoisseurs to support Mary Potter Hospice by hosting a Hospice Cuppa this May & June! Are you looking for a simple and fun way to support Mary Potter Hospice? Take a break for a good cause by holding a Hospice Cuppa this May […]

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  • Mary Potter Pop-Up Show: The Shake-‘Ems and more!

    Mary Potter Hospice presents a pop-up Cuba Street performance featuring the 2017 NZ Barbershop champions Wellington City Chorus, scintillating swing from Wellington City Shake-‘Em-On-Downers, and Brazilian goodness from Clube do Choro This to help celebrate our Annual Street Appeal and raise funds for Hospice. Please join us! Where: Cuba Street (between Dixon and Manners Street) […]

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  • It’s our May Day Sale!

     If you need nick nacks, do dads, whosy whatsits and thingamajigs. Or something more practical like furniture, clothing and home wares. Then get along to our annual May Day Sales, they’re happening now across all our 8 stores! Mary Potter Hospice’s annual May Day Sale runs until Saturday 13th, and includes lots of half price items. […]

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  • Get Talking! Conversations that Count

    Have you thought about what you want and what matters to you when you near the end of your life? Conversations that Count Day aims to raise awareness about encouraging people to think about, talk about and plan for their future. This is particularly important if you become too unwell to tell your loved ones […]

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  • Mural at Mary Potter Hospice Newtown complete

    Sheyne Tuffery, a well-known local artist here in Wellington, has now completed this striking mural on the Mary Potter Hospice Mein Street external wall. The mural recognises Newtown’s long and fascinating history, which the Hospice has been a part of since 1979 when it operated from Calvary Hospital. Sheyne’s design recognises the importance of our […]

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  • Porirua Farmers store raises the most to support Mary Potter Hospice

    The Porirua Farmers store raised more than any other Wellington Farmers Department Store in the Tree of Remembrance fundraising before Christmas. The Porirua store raised $18,000 of the $50,642 that was donated to Mary Potter Hospice as part of the Caring Connections in Our Community programme between Farmers and Hospice NZ. Nationally a phenomenal $668,732 […]

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  • The Lions pitch in for Mary Potter Community Hospice Kapiti

    The Mary Potter Community Hospice at Kapiti is looking shiny and new after Lions gave the building a fresh coat of paint donated by Resene on Saturday 14 Jan. It began with a major area clean-up a week prior and the Lions armed with loppers, clippers, spades, rakes and brooms filled three big trailers with […]

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  • Wellington Farmers stores support Mary Potter Hospice

    Local Wellington Farmers Department Stores have donated $50,642 to Mary Potter Hospice as part of the Caring Connections in Our Community programme between Farmers and Hospice NZ. “This is a major donation for Mary Potter Hospice. We are very grateful for the support from Farmers and its wonderful staff as well as generous customers from […]

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  • Mary Potter Hospice Apartments resource consent application accepted by WCC

    Mary Potter Hospice’s resource consent application to build a 39-unit apartment complex to at the back of the Hospice building, on Mein Street in Newtown has been accepted by WCC. The Council is now working through its resource consent process to decide if the application will be notified, and what the timeframe will be. The […]

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  • Mary Potter Hospice listens to community

    For immediate release From Mary Potter Hospice Mary Potter Hospice has considered the feedback received from its Newtown neighbours about its proposed apartment complex, and has significantly modified its plans to accommodate residents’ concerns. The Hospice is required to submit its Resource Consent application shortly, and will do so with an amended design for the […]

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  • Investing in our future

    Mary Potter Hospice is positioning itself to meet the future demand for its services that it knows it will face as people born in the 1930s -1940s live longer and the ‘baby boomer’ population gets older.

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