Te Omanga Hospice shops are synonymous with top quality goods. You can find us in Upper Hutt, Lower Hutt and Petone.
We know it’s not always easy to put your much loved possessions in the care of someone else, but we like to think of it as “repurposing your treasures”. Whether you donate to us, or buy from us, you are buying into the hospice service.
Our hospice shops, along with our sponsors and supporters, help us generate the funds that enable us to provide free palliative care in our community – so thank you for your support.
Our shops are staffed by a paid manager and a wonderful network of dedicated, friendly volunteers who will assist you in any way they can to help you find just what you are looking for.
And thanks to The Valley Club, we now have a truck. We are able to collect goods, and for a small fee we can also deliver your larger purchases. For free collection please call 0800 836 626 to choose which Te Omanga Hospice Shop you would like to receive your donation.
What can you donate to a Te Omanga Hospice Shop?
We would love your quality goods and accept the following:
- Estate lots
- Clean clothing
Some electrical goods. All of our electrical goods are tested by a qualified electrician before going on sale.
Please talk with us about the sorts of goods we know we can sell.
Unfortunately we are unable to accept:
- Wire-wove beds and kapok mattresses
- Stained/torn mattresses and bases
- Second-hand paint or chemicals
- Rusting items
- Gas bottles
- Chipped bric-a-brac
- White ware
How can you pay?
We like to make things easy for you so we accept cash, eftpos and credit cards (with the exception of American Express).Interested in joining our team and becoming a Hospice Shop Support Volunteer? Please click here to email us
Interested in being on our Retail Hospice Shop database, so you can be the first to hear about special events? Please click here to email us
Te Omanga’s Warehouse
On 24 June 2016, Te Omanga announced we are revamping our retail operation by signing a lease for a warehouse at 41 Fitzherbert Street and closing our Petone Shop on 30 September. This announcement follows a review of our retail operation, and we will move into the warehouse in August 2016. You can read more about this exciting new phase of Te Omanga Retail in our News Release – Te Omanga Hospice revamps retail operation
On 8 July 2016, Te Omanga also announced the name of our new warehouse.
Introducing the Te Omanga Wakahuia
Te Omanga Retail Division wanted a special and significant name for the new Warehouse in Fitzherbert Street. We needed a name to honour the donations that are trusted to us to raise money for Te Omanga’s free service to the community. We also wanted a moniker that enriched the name Te Omanga and a strong new brand to take retail into the future. A name that reflects the respect we place in donations to the retail sector. We think of these donations as treasure, and the word ‘Wakahuia’ means treasure box. We asked for the blessing of our local Iwi through Linda Olsen, Te Omanga’s Māori Liaison.
Linda responded to us “Kia Ora, to make it official, I have spoken to several Māori/Kaumatua and whānau about the naming of Te Omanga Warehouse, and like myself, they think the name Wakahuia sounds great. It is a good name to be well blessed and respected by one and all”. Te Omanga Retail are honoured to be allowed to name our new distribution centre Te Omanga Wakahuia.