The rebuild

From turning the first sod to moving in. Here’s how the rebuild progressed:

  • November 2017: View the floor plans of our new hospice building at Woburn Road  Floor Plans.
  • February 2018: Building work for our new hospice has begun. Biddy Harford turns the first sod for the new building. Read more here.
  • March 2018: The land is prepared for the first stage of the foundation to get underway.
  • April 2018: Cooper Cottage is moved from one end of the site at Woburn Road to the other to make way for a private garden area in front of patient rooms. Once we move back, the cottage will continue to be used as a dedicated space for our Family Support services.
  • May 2018: The big pour begins.
  • June 2018: The framing starts to go up.
  • August 2018: The framing for the first level is complete and the second level floor is poured.
  • September 2018: The framing for the second level is complete.
  • October 2018: The roof is being installed.
  • November 2018: The roof is on! A huge thank you to Silbery Roofing who donated the entire roof.
  • December 2018: Work begins on the ‘fit out’ of the hospice.
  • January & February 2019: The interior is progressing well, while outside the curbing is being laid.
  • March 2019: It’s down to the final touches now as we prepare to move back.
  • 5 April 2019: The key and new building is handed over to Te Omanga Hospice.
  • 11 April 2019: Our new building was officially opened by Robyn Gibson and Peter Cooper, family of our Founders.
  • 14 April 2019: Visit the new hospice at our Community Open Day before we move back in.
  • 30 April 2019: With the help of the NZ Army and Hammond Transport, we moved back into our new hospice and are now open for patients and families in our community.


Woburn Road building site

Building work begins

Biddy Harford

Biddy Harford turns the first sod

Cooper Cottage

Cooper Cottage on the move!










The slab goes down

The frame going up – it’s starting to take shape now

The second level is poured

Framing for the second level goes up





The roof is on!







The outside panels and curbing is in place







The central hallway


Office space

Patient rooms

Biddy Harford in the central hallway – it’s almost complete!

Our new hospice