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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 Lower Hutt, Upper Hutt and Petone.

Reporting to the Hospice Retail Area Manager, this role is part-time and will be based at 136 Woburn Road, Lower Hutt.

Key responsibilities:

• To enhance the services of our Retail Shops by providing prompt, courteous and efficient pick up and delivery of both donated and purchased goods
• Liaising professionally with Retail Shop Managers and the Hospice Retail Area Manager
• Management of storage of products in off site units and making sure stock turnover in storage is regular
• To assist with ad hoc delivery duties for the hospice as and when required

We are looking for a strong, capable and reliable person to become our new Retail Driver. You would need to be physically fit with a great customer service attitude and a willingness to work from 15 to 30 hours per week, depending on demand. You need to be able to self manage but be a team player too. You are often the first point of contact with Te Omanga Hospice that people encounter, so must be able to live our values, Dignity, Compassion, Partnership and Professionalism.

The Retail Driver role is essential to the growth and development of our much respected retail division. Your enthusiasm and capacity to perform in this role to an exceptional and trusted standard will assist Te Omanga continue to provide a free service to the community we serve right throughout the Hutt Valley region.

A good knowledge of the Hutt Valley and surrounds is required.
A clean, current NZ drivers licence is essential.

Please contact Kirsty Stratford, Hospice Retail Area Manager on Kirsty.Stratford@teomanga.org.nz for a copy of the Position Description before applying.

Applications close: Wednesday 24th June 2015.




"A time for change"


Changes we can make today in caring for people living and dying with dementia

Seminar Overview


 We are excited to announce two world-renowned keynote speakers:

They will be joined by other experts who will share their knowledge on how to improve the palliative care needs of people with dementia.

Key themes for Changing Minds 2015:
  • Transforming attitudes:  The bigger picture
  • Embracing creativity in the workplace:  Kick the drug habit
  • Having courage to balance risk: Take up the challenge
  • Making a difference today:  'Life on the Floor'

DATE:     Friday 4 September 2015

VENUE:   Little Theatre, Lower Hutt

EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION only $180 inc GST available until 17 July


Hospice Awareness Week - 18 to 23 May 2015

Every year, we join with our national hospice partners, Hospice New Zealand, to promote the purposes and values behind the philosophy of hospice and encourage people within our communities to support us.  Week commencing 18 May, we are celebrating Hospice Awareness Week through launching our next Direct Mail campaign and enlisting a fabulous team of volunteers and staff to help us with our Street Collections on both Friday 22 and Saturday 23 May.  If you think you could help us by donating some of your time to collect funds for us, please contact Brian Wood, Events Manager on brian.wood@teomanga.org.nz.  If you would like to help by making a donation to help keep our services free of charge to those who need them, please press the blue 'Click Here to Donate Online' button at the bottom of this page.  Thank you for your amazing support.  To read the Hospice New Zealand Media Release about Awareness Week this year, please click here ... Hospice Awareness Week Media Release 2015. 


It's time to book your tickets to The Vintners' Lunch 2015!

We couldn't be more excited about Vintners' this year and we hope you will be too!

Please join us on Sunday 26 July 2015


11am - 5pm


Carbine Room at Trentham Racecourse


10 Racecourse Road, Upper Hutt


$1,750 for a table of 10


$175 for a single ticket


RSVP by 29 May 2015 to events@teomanga.org.nz

This year we are back bigger, better and with a bold new look.  Please book your tickets today!

If you would like to also know how your business or organisation can support this event through the sponsorship of some auction prizes, please download more information here ... Vintners' Lunch 2015 - Sponsorship Proposal'


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


Entertainment Books are available now - please support us by buying one

2015-16 Entertainment Memberships are here.  To those of you who have already placed your order, thank you, and for those of you who have yet to order, please use the link below to order online your book or digital membership.  If you are able to forward this onto friends, family or colleagues who may be looking for a charity to support on our behalf, please do.  Please remember that from every purchase, $12 comes to Te Omanga Hospice.  We have a target of $5,000 to reach from the sale of these books - please help us exceed this if you can!  It would be fantastic if you could help us.  Please order by clicking on this link ... https://www.entertainmentbook.co.nz/orderbooks/1042g50.  Thank you!!!


Good in the Hood - Te Omanga is a chosen charity for Z Vic Corner

No doubt people have heard about the Z Good in Hood, but many won't know we are one of four charities needing your orange token at Z Vic Corner!  Please vote for us to receive a share of $4,000.  How much depends on how many votes we get.  To vote for us, all you need to do is buy something from Z Vic Corner during May.  You'll be given an orange token to put in the voting box.  So, please head down there and vote for us during May!  Thank you.


Te Omanga Hospice 2015 Learning Opportunities

Our Palliative Care Learning Opportunities brochure is downloadable here ... Te Omanga Hospice 2015 Learning Opportunities.pdf.  Please register for your course now by completing the registration form on the brochure.  We look forward to working with you throughout the year.


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 our Lower and Upper Hutt Shops and 10.00am to 4.00pm at Petone.  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! 


Minister of Health announces $20 million dollars extra funding for hospices

Hospice New Zealand is delighted that the current Government is recognising the benefit of hospice services to our communities and a commitment of extra funding to ensure our members’ services can be better resourced and expanded to provide education and clinical support to our colleagues in aged residential care facilities and primary care and to their residents and patients who need palliative care. 

Hospice New Zealand applied significant resources over the last 12-18 months in reviewing and analysing the resourcing needs of hospices and the imperative for greater support to the primary and aged care providers. This has included considerable collaboration with and advice to the Ministry and Minister of Health.

Whilst we must await the outcome of the election, and subsequently more details of the proposed funding package, should it eventuate Hospice New Zealand will be representing the interests of hospices right throughout the country in the structuring and distribution of the additional funding.

A Press Release from Hospice New Zealand about this announcement can be downloaded here ...  $20 million boost for hospices announced.pdf


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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