We hold a variety of events throughout the year, some are organised by ourselves and some by members of the community

Below is a list of upcoming events. If you’re planning on holding an event for us, let us know so we can help promote your event too. Contact Phillip Harris by email, or call 04 381 0191.


Newtown Festival – Newtown, Sunday 3 March


Wellington Better Home & Living Show – Westpac Stadium, Friday 12 – Sunday 14 May

Hospice Awareness Week – Monday 15 to Sunday 21 May

Annual Appeal and Street Collection – Wellington region wide, Friday 19 and Saturday 20 May


National Volunteer Week, 18 – 24 June


Include a Charity week, 11 – 17 September




Kapiti Coast Festival incorporating the Mary Potter Hospice Kapiti Strawberry Festival 2017 – Saturday 18 November

Midland Park Hospice Strawberry Festival – Wednesday 22 November

Porirua Hospice Strawberry Festival – Saturday 25 November

Farmers Tree of Remembrance – 20 November – 24 December


Christmas Gift Wrapping – Cuba Street and Lambton Quay, 9 to 24 December

Farmers Tree of Remembrance – 20 November – 24 December

To find out more about our training courses and our education programme, please click here


Upcoming events:


  • Masterclass on Loss & Grief for health professionals – 27 & 28 July

    “This has expanded my ideas around spiritual/grief care of patients and their families. I am looking at ideas around what gives my patients and families solace”. This intensive two day workshop gives an overview of grief theory and the practices around working with people facing loss and grief. It draws on international research and explores […]

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  • Announcing the 2017 Kapiti Coast Festival – Saturday Nov 18!

    The Kapiti Coast Festival incorporating the Mary Potter Hospice Kapiti Strawberry Festival 2017 is on! When: Sat November 18 9am–3pm Where: Kapiti Primary School, Cnr Rimu Rd & Kapiti Rd, Paraparaumu, Kapiti Coast During November thousands of delicious strawberry sundaes will be sold around the country to raise funds for hospice services. New Zealand hospices […]

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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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  • 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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  • Symposium: The Dying Truth – Communication in Advanced Disease – 27 April

    The Dying Truth – Communication in Advanced Disease If communication is the quintessential human skill and death is a universal experience, you might think that people would communicate about a terminal illness well. Particularly when a highly trained health professional is part of the communication. Reality does not always bear this out. Communication at the […]

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  • Mary Potter Hospice at Newtown Festival Street Fair – Sunday 5 March

    We are excited to be at the Newtown Festival Street Fair Day this Sunday once again (which is also International Children’s Day). With our connection to the Newtown community spanning 38 years it’s great to be there with the opportunity to say thank you to our supporters, and share with all our history! It’s FREE to all […]

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  • Movie fundraiser: A Street Cat Named Bob – Monday 13 March

    Proudly brought to you by The Lions Club of Wellington North. The movie is based on the international bestselling book. This is a true feel good story of how James Bowen, a busker and recovering drug addict, had his life transformed when he met a stray ginger cat. When & where: Monday 6pm 13 March, […]

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