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Carer Story: Saying Goodbye To Leona

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By Elizabeth Paske, Mary Potter Clinical Manager Leona and I were closer than sisters. We’d gone through all kinds of major events together: deaths, divorces, kids, job changes … life.…

CaringBridge: Bringing People Together During Any Health Event

CaringBridge is a free service friends, whānau, and family can use to stay in close touch during any type of health event. Carers NZ likes this wonderful online service! Check…

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Help + Information from the Cancer Society of NZ

The website of the Cancer Society is an important source of information for New Zealanders affected by cancer and their families and close friends. The Society provides information about types…

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Caring for Nana Balloon

When 80 year old Phyllis died, her grandchildren and great-grandchildren each tied a bright, helium-filled balloon to her casket. Phyllis’ nickname was ‘Nana Balloon’ because she loved to give them…

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When I Die: A Two Week Conversation

Labour strategist and peer Philip Gould was diagnosed with cancer of the oesophagus in 2008 and in the summer of 2011 was given three months to live. He commissioned filmaker…

A Rockette’s Legacy

Original Rockette Louise Neistat trained thousands of tap dancers at her home studio, and for more than 45 years coordinated an annual show to raise money for cancer charities. Learn…