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Entertainment Book

Once again, Te Omanga is raising funds from the sale of Entertainment Books and we'd love your support.  Please visit the link below to go straight to the E-Book website to learn more about how you can buy a copy.  The books are only $60.00 and have over $20,000 worth of discounts.  We receive $12.00 from every copy sold.



Te Omanga's Palliative Care Learning Opportunities for 2016

Please feel free to download a copy of our programme of Education courses this year ...

Palliative Care Learning Opportunities 2016  


Farmers Tree of Remembrance

We are delighted to advise that the 2015 Tree of Remembrance campaign, a partnership between Farmers and Hospice New Zealand in support of hospices around the country, exceeded the fantastic result achieved the previous year - by $77,877.

Over the duration of the campaign, 16 November to 24 December, $672,344 was raised nationally.  From this total Te Omanga was privileged to receive $38,193, also reflecting an increase on that raised last year.

What an incredible effort by our local Farmers' stores Queensgate and Upper Hutt.  Thank you to all of our volunteers who looked after the tree and to everyone who donated or bought a Christmas bauble.  Keep your eyes out for the new bauble addition this year and collect the set.


Our new website isn't far away!

Te Omanga is putting the finishing touches to an amazing new site to replace what we currently have.  The new version will be easier to move around and packed with the information we know people need.  Thanks for your patience as we move towards the launch of the new website in April.


Thank you for supporting ‘Ten Christmas Tables for Te Omanga Hospice’

We had the most wonderful feedback to the inaugural 'Ten Christmas Tables for Te Omanga' event on Sunday 6 December.  Thank you to everyone who opened their home and also those who bought tickets and attended on the day.  We'll pop some photos up here of the tables once we receive them from Doug Mountain from Woolf Photography, but in the meantime, thank you again for your support - it means the world to us!  We already have people asking us when they can buy their tickets for next year!


Celebrating our three replacement Community Nursing team cars!

Recently we welcomed Chris & Liz Boon, Owner Operators of McDonalds Upper Hutt, Silverstream, Petone and Wainuiomata and some of their crew to the hospice to take a photo of them with our fabulous replacement Yaris cars.  We were delighted that Patron of the Te Omanga Hospice Trust, Marion Cooper as well as Patron of the Te Omanga Hospice Foundation, Keith Quinn were able to join Board members Elaine Moffat, Graeme Talbot and Richard Taggart for the celebrations.  Over morning tea, Biddy told the McDonalds team how much we valued their amazing Managers and crew who donate voluntarily through their wages, as well as running numerous raffles and fun days in the stores, which allows them to support their chosen charities.  We are really thriving on our partnership with the Boons and their team and couldn’t be happier to have their genuine support of our work in the community.  Here is a photo taken outside the IPU by Jess Dewsnap of Woolf Photography.




Thank you all  for attending and supporting the Changing Minds Seminar on 4th September 2015. The energy in the Little Theatre was tangible and showed us there was desire to make a difference to people living and dying with dementia.

There will be an evaluation form on Survey Monkey with a certificate of attendance sent out to you all. We welcome your comments and suggestions for future topics for Changing Minds Seminar 2017.

The Conference Committee would like to thank all the presenters and the sponsors who supported the seminar.   Without the support of these people the conference would not have been possible or as successful.  Any surplus made from the seminar will be placed in a Special Education Fund for palliative care education for those working in aged care in the Hutt Valley. Your attendance has made on going learning possible.

We trust you went away feeling empowered and enthused to action positive change to make a difference today.

Keep up the great work and continue to work together!

Warm wishes

Organising Committee:

Kate Gellatly, Te Omanga Hospice (Chairperson), Raelee Jensen, Te Omanga Hospice, Theresa McGlynn, St. Joseph's Home of Compassion, Ros McIntosh, Te Omanga Hospice, Karen Rhind, Wesleyhaven Village, Trish Watts, Aroha Care Centre

Presentations:  Please click on the following links:  
Beth McDougall Person First-Dementia Second.pdf
Biddy Harford Why Change is Needed.pdf
Brian Almand Pharmacology Managing BPSD.pdf
Diane Greenwood-Havea It Does Impact.pdf
Dr Zainab Contractor Blending Specialities for Caring.pdf
Elaine Burn Know Me Before You Judge Me.pdf
Emma Fromings.pdf
Professor Cunningham Sex Drugs and Rock n Roll.pdf
Professor Faull Exciting Developments on Dementia Research.pdf


Bereavement Walking Group

Our Family Support team are launching a fresh schedule of Bereavement Walking Group opportunities on 7 October.  Please download our flyer below for more information.

Bereavement Walking Group  


Learn more about the services we deliver by downloading our Fact Sheet

Te Omanga Hospice provides palliative care through an interdisciplinary team of specialist doctors, nurses, therapists and specially trained volunteers to those living with a life limiting condition in the Hutt Valley.  To find out more, please discover our Fact Sheet here ... Te Omanga Fact Sheet


Good in the Hood - the results are in!

Te Omanga was the charity which received the most lovely orange tokens at Z Vic Corner's Good in the Hood event.  Thank you from the bottom of our hearts to those who voted for us, and to the amazing team at Z Vic!  Here are Julie McMeeken, Funds Development Manager and Leanne McLean, Fundraising & Marketing Director, with the fab team from Z Vic collecting our cheque for $1,600.00.


Thank you for your amazing support of our three hospice shops!

Thank you for having our shops in Petone, Lower Hutt and Upper Hutt in your hearts.  Because of your donations, as well as your treasure hunting, you help Te Omanga Hospice continue to deliver our excellent palliative care to patients and their family living throughout the Hutt Valley region, free of charge.  From gorgeous crystal to fabulous furniture and amazing clothes, we've got everything you need.  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 Saturday 10.00am to 2.00pm at all three shops.  We also have an 0800 number for those wanting to find out more about donating goods to our shops.  Please call 0800 836 626, listen to the menu, choose the shop you would like to receive your goods and you will be automatically put through to them.  We look forward to hearing from you! 


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.



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