Whetū i te rangi

June 17th, 2022

Light up a virtual star for your loved one. Ko wai to whetū? Who’s your star?

We all have special people in our lives, and as Matariki rises, this calls us to take time to reflect, remember our loved ones, create new intentions for now and plan for the future.

Every virtual star that shines in this night sky will carry messages for the people we treasure – it’s a constellation of aroha. You can light up a star by making a donation to Mary Potter Hospice and leaving a message to your loved one. You are welcome to upload an optional photo with your message.

Stars have deep meaning for us at Mary Potter Hospice. They are a shining reminder of loved ones whose life journey has ended and may signify transition for an ongoing wairua/spiritual journey. Just as the stars guided the great Pacific navigators to Aotearoa, we support and guide our patients and their whānau on their journey. Each patient is like a star guiding the Hospice and its work. Our patients are with us, in our memories and hearts, like the stars in the sky.

By lighting up a star, you’re making it possible for Mary Potter Hospice to support people with life-limiting illnesses and their whānau in your local community. Whether you’re donating in memory of a loved one, in appreciation of hospice care, or simply because you believe in the work we do – ngā mihi nui. It’s people like you who make our work possible.

Ahi Kā Matariki Festival
Mary Potter Hospice will be at Ahi Kā at the Wellington Waterfront this Friday 24 June from 6 – 9pm. Join us in a reflective activity where you can create whetū (stars) in memory of a loved one.

Thank you to local photographer Murray Short for use of this beautiful image of Kāpiti Island.