Month: August 2022

Tiaki gives Te Wao Nui two thumbs up!

We were super excited to welcome our new friend Tiaki to Te Wao Nui today!  Tiaki loved being shown around the new hospital, said it’s looking mīharo/magnificent, and gave it a big two thumbs up!  Tiaki also loved seeing the new soft toy, colouring book and plasters that have been created by the Foundation and… Read more »

Amazing gift from Foundation donor

Last week ended on a high note when The Music Warehouse Lower Hutt dropped off our gorgeous new piano. Our old piano was worn out after being in daily use for many years by our team of talented volunteer hospital pianists. But thanks to an amazingly generous donor, the Foundation was able to purchase this… Read more »

Introducing Tiaki

Nau mai, ki te whānau kaitiaki ō Te Wao Nui.  As we countdown to the opening of Te Wao Nui, your new Wellington regional children’s hospital, we’ll be introducing you to our new kaitiaki whānau.  These little guardians are here to help tamariki and rangatahi on their hospital journey to a healthy future. Tiaki (pronounced:… Read more »


Hospi was developed in 2008 by Wellington Hospitals Foundation and quickly became a much-loved member of the Foundation family and a very special part of the Wellington Regional Children’s Hospital team. Visiting the hospital can be scary and overwhelming for young children.  Hospi is brave and courageous and he has been there in person, or… Read more »

New livery for Foundation cars

We are incredibly grateful to our Charity Partner Capital City Motors, Wellington region’s leading Ford and Mazda dealers, who have generously sponsored the Wellington Hospital’s Foundation cars for many years. It’s very exciting to see our new Mazda dressed in the new Te Wao Nui Child Health Service branding – it looks fantastic! Keep an… Read more »

Thanks to all our collectors

Our heartfelt thanks to all the wonderful volunteers who braved Wellington’s wintry weather and kindly turned out to collect for our soggy children’s hospital Street Appeal. If you missed them on Friday please donate HERE.

“It was the scariest thing I’d ever witnessed”

Fayth is incredibly grateful for the good care her wee boy Wolfgang received at Wellington Regional Children’s Hospital.  By way of thanks she volunteered to assist with our Annual Street Appeal TODAY and has kindly given up her whole day to collect!     Wolfgang was born with Achondroplasia which is a genetic condition and type… Read more »

Please give generously when you see our collectors TODAY!

Wellington Regional Children’s Hospital Annual Street Appeal is on TODAY!   With more than 87,000 child health visits from sick and seriously injured children every year, please give generously when you see our fantastic volunteer collectors or donate HERE.

Wellington Regional Children’s Hospital Street Appeal coming soon!

After two long years we are finally back on the streets again!!  With more than 87,000 child health visits from sick and seriously injured children every year, please look out for our collectors next Friday 19th August or donate today.

Support for Mental Health

The new Mark Dunajtschik Mental Health Centre, to be built on the Hutt Hospital campus is another reflection of Mark Dunajtschik’s amazing generosity and desire to create better health services for the people of Te Whanganui-a-Tara. This modern, fit-for-purpose facility will be a lifeline for the increasing numbers of adults facing a mental health crisis,… Read more »