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Welcome to Te Omanga Hospice
Te Omanga now has a Hospice Shop 0800 number
To make it easier for anyone wanting to donate quality used goods to one of our three Hospice Shops we have set up an 0800 number - 0800 83 66 26.  Please call the number, listen to the menu options, choose the store you would like to receive your donation and you'll automatically be put through to them.  Easy!  Thank you for supporting Te Omanga Hospice Shops.  You help us turn second hand goods into first class care.
We are looking for a Palliative Care Nurse – Casual Pool
We seek a Registered Nurse with palliative care experience to join our pool of casual nurses to provide care to patients in our ten bed Inpatient Unit.
For a Position Description and application form please email dianne.raynes@teomanga.org.nz
Applications close on Friday 1 August


Since 2008, Te Omanga has showcased some of Wellington's finest culinary talent through this major annual fundraising event.  Vintners' Lunch now enviably attracts large numbers of well-networked guests from right across the wider Hutt Valley region.  Through the purchase of tickets for the event, as well as auctions on the day,  Te Omanga can ensure all the money this key event raises goes directly to the hospice so we can continue to provide our free service to the community we share.  This year we're excited to bring this fabulous fundraiser back to the Hutt Valley, and the very heart of the community who benefit from our services.  On Sunday 3 August 2014, we will be welcoming our guests to Trentham Racecourse, for an afternoon of fun, friendship and great food.  Six top Wellington Chefs will be creating a divine degustation course for each of our 300 guests.  Each Vintners' Lunch course is expertly matched with wines to enhance the flavours and visual delight of each beautifully presented plate.
The Chefs involved this year are:
  • Ivan Nugraha - Wellington Racing Club
  • Sebastian Lambert - Le Cordon Bleu
  • Ryan Tattersall - Cobar Restaurant
  • John Allred - Osteria Del Toro
  • Chetan Pangam - One 80 Degrees Copthorne Hotel
  • Sarah Searancke - Sarah Searancke Catering
Price per ticket is $175 or $1,750 for a table of ten.  Why not organise a group of colleagues or friends to share this special day?
To secure your ticket to this popular event, please email Rachael Carpenter, Events & Community Relationships Manager on Rachael.Carpenter@teomanga.org.nz or phone 569 0689.
A special thank you to Eastern Hutt Rotary!
On Friday 14 March, Eastern Hutt Rotary's annual fundraising golf tournament was held at Boulcott's Farm and we are delighted to advise that $11,223.40 was raised from this event!  This brings the total raised by Eastern Hutt Rotary to over $100,000 for Te Omanga Hospice since they first started holding this event.  What a terrific result.  Below is a photo of Biddy Harford, Te Omanga CE accepting the cheque from Jaye Howie from Eastern Hutt Rotary.  Thank you to all involved!

We're fundraising with Entertainment Memberships again!

Entertainment Memberships are packed with hundreds of up to 50% off and 2-for-1 offers for the best local restaurants, cafes, attractions, hotel accommodation, travel and much more.  These offers are now available as a traditional Entertainment Book or the new Entertainment Digital Membership for Apple and Android devices.
Please order your new 2014 - 2015 Wellington Entertainment Membership from Te Omanga Hospice and 20% of your Membership purchase goes towards our fundraising programme.  And this year, all orders are made online and sent to you directly from the Entertainment team to keep things easy for everyone.  Perfect!  Please click on the following link to go directly to our Entertainment fundraising page ... https://www.entertainmentbook.co.nz/orderbooks/1042g50
Te Omanga is the preferred charity for the Upper Hutt Cosmopolitan Club in 2014
We are delighted to announce that the Upper Hutt Cossie Club has chosen us as their charity of choice for 2014!  The club will raise funds for the hospice through a series of events.  Their first event for the year was a special Charity Concert on Saturday 15 February which was hugely successful.

Events planned in support of Te Omanga Hospice this year include:

23 March:  $5,000 Housie
5 April:  $10,000 Texas Holdem Poker Tournament
18 April:  Easter Fiesta
10 August:  $5,000 Housie
16 August:  $10,000 Texas Holdem Poker Tournament
10 September:  Sports Dinner
4 November:  Melbourne Cup raffle
For more information about the Upper Hutt Cossie Club, their fabulous entertainment calendar and how you can support the hospice by attending Upper Hutt Cossie Club events this year, please visit www.cossieclubs.org.nz/ 

Te Omanga's 2014 Education Programme

2014 Education Brochure is now available - please click  Education Brochure.pdf for more details

An easy way to help us!

Please click on the link below to see how you can help by giving a little to Te Omanga Hospice

Family Support services new home - Cooper Cottage

In November 2013 we welcomed a beautiful new addition to the grounds at Woburn Road - a new home for our Family Support team called 'Cooper Cottage'.  This new cottage is the home for our Art Therapy Service, Bereavement Counselling and Care Co-ordination Service, Biographers Service, Home Support Service, Maori Support Service, Music Therapy Service, Social Work Service, Spiritual Service and Touch Therapy Service.

Te Omanga's Garden of Appreciation

This joint project between Te Omanga Hospice, Hutt River Vallley Rotary Club and the Hutt City Council, since November 2005 has enjoyed the support of local families looking to create a permanent tribute to a loved one or to commemorate a special event or memory.  Engraved bricks are laid along the pathways in the garden, each one a lasting reminder of someone or something special.  The garden is located in Bracken Street in Petone and has increasingly become a popular space in which to spend time in quiet thought, in remembrance and reflection.

The established trees, the bird life along with the tranquil ambience make this a place to appreciate the services provided by Te Omanga while at the same time providing a permanent record.  Quality clay bricks are supplied for $100.00 each, which entitles people to have a loved one's name or message (containing up to 28 letters in 2 lines of 14 characters, including spaces), engraved on the brick.  If you would like to remember someone special this way, please contact Te Omanga's Fundraising & Marketing team on fundraising@teomanga.org.nz.  Thank you.

Te Omanga has three Hospice Shops - please visit us!

Please don't forget Te Omanga has three fantastic stores selling second hand goods at affordable prices.  From gorgeous crystal to amazing clothes and fabulous furniture - we've got it all.  Please visit us at 374 Jackson Street, Petone, 50 Queens Drive, Lower Hutt and 226 Main Street, Upper Hutt.  We're open 9.30am to 5.00pm Monday to Friday and 10.00am to 2.00pm on Saturdays.





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We are looking for an experienced Hospice Retail Area Manager

Te Omanga Hospice has been providing expert palliative care to the Hutt Valley community since 1979.  Te Omanga's retail income stream is an essential part of the success of the Fundraising & Marketing function and currently accounts for 27% of net fundraising activities.  Te Omanga operates three Hospice Shops in the Hutt and Petone.

Reporting to the Fundraising & Marketing Director, this role is full-time and will be based in Lower Hutt.

Key responsibilities:

  • Maximise the achievements of the existing shops and develop a robust retail strategy for the future
  • Manage the four hospice shop employees, retail van driver and the casual retail van driver
  • Develop and manage a retail training programme for staff and volunteers
  • Manage all advertising, events, promotional sales activities throughout the retail division including POS, IT and enhancements of the retail environment itself
  • Manage hospice shop logistics
  • Management of reports and information

The ideal candidate will have business acumen in the specific field of retail sales and demonstrated evidence of experience in retail sales and shop display, marketing, communication and planning as well as excellent computer and database skills.  A Diploma Certificate level of qualification in retail sales/marketing is preferred.

To be successful in this position it is essential that you are an experienced manager and motivated leader able to work in a close supportive team environment which is often busy and stressful.

If you consider yourself to be someone who is calm, co-operative and confident with a sense of humour, aligned with the work of Te Omanga Hospice with excellent retail and marketing skills, contact Tilda Bostwick at Execucare on tilda.bostwick@execucare.com for a Position Description before applying.

Applications close:  Monday 28 July 2014.


We are looking for a Palliative Care nurse for our Casual Pool 

We seek a Registered Nurse with palliative care experience to join our pool of casual nurses to provide care to patients in our ten bed inpatient unit. 

 For a position description and application form please email dianne.raynes@teomanga.org.nz
Applications close:  Friday 1 August


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