We are not just a place but a philosophy of holistic care wherever our patients are.

 We are a community charity.

Te Whare Hūmārie premises in Tikipunga, Whangārei are a hub for the In-Patient Unit (IPU), doctors, specialist nurses, pharmacist, health care assistants, family support team, Te Tumu Herenga Waka, and all the support staff who enable our services to be provided.

At any point in time, 135 patients on average will be in our care with most in their own homes or place of residence.

Over a year we’ll usually provide specialist care and support for between 500 and 600 people, and their families and whanāu.  Around three-quarters of the people have a cancer diagnosis and a quarter have other terminal illnesses or life-limiting conditions.

This can include diseases of the heart, lung, kidney, and liver, or motor neurone disease.

Our services are available to anyone living in the Whangārei District or south-east Kaipara District including Mangawhai, Kaiwaka, Maungaturoto, Topuni and Ōruawharo can access North Haven Hospice services.  The North Haven premises are also used for patients under Te Tai Tokerau Northland hospice care based in Kaipara, Kerikeri and Kaitaia.



Our Vision

Hapori aroha e mahi tahi ki te tautoko i te iwi ki ora me te mate pai.

Compassionate communities that work together supporting people to live and die well.


Our vision captures and strengthens Te Korowai Hūmārie North Haven’s commitment to work closely within our community; supporting people to think a little differently about death and dying, encouraging people to plan ahead, to talk with others and then to offer clinical and emotional support within the community to those facing the end of life.



Our Waitohu


Our waitohu (emblem) has three parts, each with a special meaning.

The kōwhai is the national symbol of hospice in New Zealand Aotearoa. It captures our history and strength from being part of a national movement. It also represents the connection we have with the whenua (land) and te tangata (people).

The koru symbolises growth, strength and peace with the idea of continual change and movement. It also relates to where we have come from and the importance of remembering.

Together, the kōwhai and koru form a heart which speaks of the compassion, care and aroha that is behind everything we are and what we do. It also recognises the communities that lie at the heart of Te Korowai Hūmārie North Haven; communities we serve but also support us in so many ways.


Our sense of place


Located high on the hills of Tikipunga, Te Whare Hūmārie North Haven’s premises overlook the historic Paranui Valley – a place rich in history where the sick and injured were sent for rest, recovery and healing during the land wars in the mid-1800s.

This wairua threads through all aspects of our service.  It empowers our commitment to deliver the highest standard of specialist care within an environment of warmth and compassion, whether at Te Whare Hūmārie North Haven or in people’s homes throughout Whangārei and south-east Kaipara.

We acknowledge Nga Hapu Katoaki te Takiwa o Te Terenga Paraora as tangata whenua, the people of the land on which Te Whare Hūmārie is built, with the land blessed by Ngāti Hau hapū.

We have a unique relationship with the people of our local marae, Pehiāweri, and are privileged and proud to have this enduring connection.

Aroha, pono and tika are the foundation of Pehiāweri activity, and North Haven staff and volunteers treat people receiving our care and support with the same respect for best practice, love and compassion.

He tangata, he tangata, he tangata.