NEWS ARCHIVE

9th Hospice Shop to Open in Mt Roskill

Mercy Hospice Auckland is pleased to announce the opening of its shop at Mt Roskill's bustling retail centre at 22 Stoddard Road (next to Coffee Club and the soon to be opened ASB) on Monday 16th January. Read more

Ellerslie Hospice Shops Open longer on 21 December

Skip the shopping mall madness and pop into our Ellerslie Mercy Hospice Shops at 188 Ladies Mile where you’ll find a treasure trove of unique quality recycled and end of line clothing, home-ware, furniture and electrical appliances. Our Ellerslie shops will be opening longer between 9am to 6pm on Wednesday 21 December to give you more time to find that special gift.

300 on Ponsonby turns 10

Our Ponsonby Hospice shop celebrated 10 years of successfully 'turning second-hand goods into first-class care'! » Read more


Enjoy an action-packed school holidays with NEW Entertainment™ Membership.

With the school holidays approaching, now is the perfect time to buy an Entertainment™ Membership... » Read more


Volunteer gives back to hospice

Robyn Wannan knows first-hand the kindness and support Mercy Hospice offers to those during their final stages of life... » Read more


 Entertainment Book!

Mercy Hospice Auckland is saying "thank you" to the customers who visit its shops, which raise much-needed funds to keep its services running... » Read more


 Mercy Hospice Shows Gratitude

Mercy Hospice Auckland is saying "thank you" to the customers who visit its shops, which raise much-needed funds to keep its services running... » Read more


 My Auckland: St Marys Bay

Celebrant Jan McCallum tells Elisabeth Easther what she loves about living in St Marys Bay. The friendly folk, abundant local parks and the wonderful Mercy Hospice where she volunteers are just a few of her favourite things. » Read more

 Fashionable Windows

Min Goodwin stumbled upon her calling as a window dresser after volunteering in a Mercy Hospice Shop. She tells reporter DANIELLE STREET why she reckons she landed the coolest job ever.

Most days you could probably catch a glimpse of Min Goodwin wrestling with a mannequin in the window of an op-shop somewhere around Auckland. » Read more

 Mercy Hospice Shop Celebrates Diwali

On Friday 1st November, staff and volunteers at the Mercy Hospice Ellerslie Shop decided to get into the spirit of the Hindu Diwali festival by dressing up in beautiful saris for the occasion.... » Read more


 Mercy Hospice Shows Gratitude.

Mercy Hospice Auckland is saying "thank you" to the customers who visit its shops, which raise much-needed funds to keep its services running... » Read more


 My Auckland: St Marys Bay

Celebrant Jan McCallum tells Elisabeth Easther what she loves about living in St Marys Bay. The friendly folk, abundant local parks and the wonderful Mercy Hospice where she volunteers are just a few of her favourite things. » Read more

 Fashionable Windows

Min Goodwin stumbled upon her calling as a window dresser after volunteering in a Mercy Hospice Shop. She tells reporter DANIELLE STREET why she reckons she landed the coolest job ever.

Most days you could probably catch a glimpse of Min Goodwin wrestling with a mannequin in the window of an op-shop somewhere around Auckland. » Read more

 From Transactions to Transitions

Michelle recognises that for many customers the motivation for going to the shop will simply be to complete a transaction. "Some people come into our store because they've heard that we stock quality second hand clothing at a reasonable price"... » Read more

 Delight over appointment of Mercy Hospice CEO

Staff at Mercy Hospice Auckland were delighted to learn last month, after a rigorous recruitment process and several months of deliberation, that their colleague Lynda Smith has been appointed CEO. » Read more

 Caps off to hospice

Every day Mercy Hospice Auckland receives mountains of donated goods to sell through its second-hand stores. Ellerslie store has been given a set of three rugby caps that date back as far as 1911. They are accompanied by a rugby team photo featuring the man they belonged to, William George Bell.
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 Verve Magazine, July 2012

When Amanda Davies, Manager of Ellerslie’s Mercy Hospice Auckland Shop, popped into Rennells Jewellers and Engravers, five years ago for assistance with a donated watch, she had no idea the generosity of spirit about to come her way from John Rennell of Rennells.
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 Australasia's Favourite Fabric Fiesta Comes to Auckland

9am to 12.30pm Saturday 18 August 2012
Freeman's Bay Community Hall, 52 Hepburn Road Auckland
www.fabricabrac.co.nz

Fabric-a-brac is about bringing together the many 'fabric-a-holics' out there who have collected more fabric than they will ever be able to use, with others that want affordable quality fabrics. All to raise money for Mercy Hospice Auckland.
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Owen Glenn Sister Patrice says she is blessed to have a strong circle of genuine friends.

Sister Patrice, Sister of Mercy, has volunteered in the Ponsonby Hospice shop for nearly seven years. She likes music - Malvina Major and violinist Andre Rieu. Her favourite television show is Who Wants To Be A Millionaire. 'I like to answer the questions.' She is 85.
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Owen Glenn Hospice Shop Provides Fresh Start

When David Armstrong's wife Damita was being cared for by Mercy Hospice Auckland, he never dreamt one day he would end up being employed by them.
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My Auckland: Blockhouse Bay My Auckland: Blockhouse Bay

Sudeepta Vyas, who works in HR at the Royal NZ Foundation of the Blind tells Elisabeth Easther why Blockhouse Bay was her family's first choice of Auckland's suburb.
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Canvas 2012 The new curiosity shop

As the economy staggers, the country's charity shops have gone a bit flash as demand for their services grows. Alan Perrott spends a day in one, finds a few bargains, and discovers there's an alms race brewing
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Canvas 2012 Hidden Treasure

There is a treasure that has been at Merci Hospice Shop Ponsonby since the day it opened its doors six and a half years ago.
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Canvas 2012 Mercy Hospice Shops

Maria Baird knows better than most just what a lifeline hospice care can be for a distressed family.
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Helen Brabazon Pt Chev Hospice Shop Manager Helen Brabazon

Our Pt Chev Hospice Shop Manager Helen Brabazon says you never know who is going to walk in to our shops. Helen was chuffed to meet Sonny Bill Williams and grabbed the photo opportunity. Helen joked "It was the first time I felt tiny since I was twelve!"

Giving Back Giving Back

APN Print offers their employees community days and read about how our Mercy Hospice Blockhouse Bay shop has benefitted ...
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Volunteering from the HeartVolunteering from the Heart

Every volunteer at our Mercy Hospice Shops has a story, usually beginning with the selfless work of Mercy Hospice Auckland and the free palliative care that touches hearts and minds ...
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Summer Reaches Blockhouse Bay Mercy Hospice ShopSummer Reaches Blockhouse Bay Mercy Hospice Shop

Daylight saving brings new summer hours to the Blockhouse Bay Mercy Hospice Shop ...
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Colin Mathura-JeffreeTV judge gives the gift of Gucci

New Zealand's Next Top Model judge Colin Mathura-Jeffree donates his Gucci shirt to an Auckland hospice shop to raise funds for the national 'Give It Up for Hospice' campaign...
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Judy's gift of life

Judy's gift of life Watching a friend die from a terminal illness is something Judy Bailey has had the misfortune of facing several times. But while losing a loved one is painful, Judy says she felt a sense of peace knowing her close friends were in hospice care during their final days ...
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Your designer wardrobe is in the bag

Give it up Hospice stores are calling on people to "give it up" to raise funds for hospice services. The Give It Up campaign's first phase starts on Monday and asks people to donate used designer clothing to be resold at hospice stores around New Zealand ...
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Late night extravaganza
Wednesday 23 November (4 pm – 7 pm)
At our Ellerslie Hospice and Ellerslie Furniture shops - 188 Ladies Mile, Ellerslie Town Centre
Exciting buying with bargains galore for Christmas and summer holidays!
Hand-made Christmas decorations, chutney/jam, jewellery, sewing and gift ware, raffles for sale ...

Volunteer's lifeline
Volunteer Awareness Week may be just around the corner, but Mercy Hospice Auckland already knows the value of its fantastic volunteers. Julie Reid, Mercy Hospice Volunteer Coordinator, believes volunteers are fundamental to the running of their hospice shops...

Royal touch for hospice shop
A celebration of all thing Royal is on display at the Royal Oak Hospice Shop, in celebration of today's(Friday) wedding between Prince William and Kate Middleton ...

Op shop out of hiding
You no longer need a map to find the Mercy Hospice shop in Ellerslie. It’s moved out on to the street and the bright signs are hard to miss...

Hospice shop popular
An Ellerslie charity shop is celebrating a successful first year. Mercy Hospice Auckland’s 123 on Ellerslie shop has just turned one and is trading above expectations thanks to the doubling of the pedestrian count in the shopping precinct over the past year...

Hospice shop open for business
Shoppers can't wait to snare a bargain and support the work of Mercy Hospice. Staff and volunteers at the new Royal Oak shop, which opens today, have already been turning away keen customers...

Royal weekend for Hospice shop
The Pt Chevalier Hospice Shop is making Queen’s Birthday weekend a royal occasion. Manager Helen Brabazon has been collecting items related to the royal family for the last few months to decorate the shop’s window...

Antique watch a delight to hospice shop
A rare watch discovered buried in a box of donations is delighting the Mercy Hospice shop in Ellerslie. Retail manager Amanda Killick is not sure where the Boxed Waltham Eight Day Deck Watch came from but is grateful to receive such a generous donation...

Hospice benefits from ivy
A Mt Eden gardener turned artist has come up with a unique way to support his favourite charity. Gerald Waters first had the idea to turn ivy into art while working in a friend's garden in London as a landscaper ...

Community gets behind new hospice shop
Workers at a new Blockhouse Bay hospice shop were restocking the shelves within hours of opening. Customers flooded in looking for bargains and leaving with lots of pre-loved goods. Project manager Sarah Perry was in charge of getting the shop fitted out with items ...

SHOP NEWS

Swarovski crystal dress

Mystery Swarovski crystal Vinka Lucas dress donated to op-shop
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Something Special for Mum

Find Something Special for Mum at a Mercy Hospice Shop for Mother's Day!
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Anne's Story

"I have a rare kind of cancer called Epithelioid Trophoblastic Tumour, which was diagnosed in 2013. Unlike most common cancers it has no standard treatment plan...."

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2017 Entertainment Book

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Auckland Quiltmakers

It's that time of the year again where The Auckland Quiltmakers' have one of their amazing creative quilt on raffle.
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Hospice Shop now Open at 22 Stoddard Road, Mt Roskill

Mercy Hospice Auckland opened its newest shop in January at Mt Roskill's bustling retail centre at 22 Stoddard Road (just along from the Coffee Club and next to the soon to be opened ASB) on Monday 16th January. » Read more


Ellerslie Hospice Shops Open longer on 21 December

Skip the shopping mall madness and pop into our Ellerslie Mercy Hospice Shops at 188 Ladies Mile where you'll find a treasure trove of unique quality recycled and end of line clothing, home-ware, furniture and electrical appliances. Our Ellerslie shops will be opening longer between 9am to 6pm on Wednesday 21 December to give you more time to find that special gift.



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