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Community events bring us together

Upcoming Events

Demystifying Death 

Thursday 9th May | 6:00 pm – 7.00 pm | Birkenhead Library, Corner Rawene Road &, Hinemoa Street, Birkenhead

A chance to ask experts and community members anything and everything you want to know about end of life

Cultural Perspectives on Death and Dying 

Tuesday 14th May | 6.00 pm – 7.30 pm | Mt Roskill Library,  546 Mount Albert Road, Three Kings

Join us for an evening Q&A session to learn and ask questions about different cultural perspectives on end-of-life

Living for Today and Planning for Tomorrow

Saturday 11th May | 9.30 am – 12.30 pm | Fickling Centre, Mt Roskill,  546 Mount Albert Road, Three Kings


Learn how to document your hopes and wishes for end of life in a safe space

Kōrero Pop-Ups

We’ll be at Mount Roskill Library to chat about compassionate communities, Death Cafe, our upcoming offerings, and anything else you’d like to discuss!

Times and dates TBC 

Mt Roskill Library
Death Cafe

Death Cafe 

Enjoy a group-directed discussion about death with no agenda, objectives or themes. It’s more of a discussion group than a grief support or counselling session.

Saturday 18th May | 2:00pm – 3.30 pm | Mt Roskill library,
546 Mount Albert Road, Three Kings 

Sunday 5th May | 2:00pm – 3.30pm| Birkenhead Library, Corner Rawene Road &, Hinemoa Street, Birkenhead 

Death Week 2024 

To celebrate Death Week, Mount Roskill Library will display books and resources about death, grief, loss, and well-being. Write a message on the Remembering Board, and check out our visual art exhibition exploring impermanence.

Times and Dates TBC

Monthly Community Forum   

Join us in strengthening compassionate communities. Listen to inspiring stories from members of the community, learn about compassionate organisations, be a part of creating new ideas, and collaborate on creative crafts.  

These are held monthly at different locations across Tāmaki Makaurau, including Mount Roskill, Glen Innes, and Ponsonby. 


Come along to our first community forum of the year! In the first section (10 -11 am), we’ll have presentations from Honohono, a rep from Neighbours Aotearoa, and a volunteer co-ordinator from Mercy Hospice, all discussing different ways to connect in our community. After a break, we’ll do a ‘Treasure Mapping’ workshop to explore our strengths, taonga, spaces and assets to see how we can connect and create compassionate communities in Tāmaki Makaurau.

Community Forum
Art Classes

Art & Impermanence  

Embark on a contemplative journey of self-discovery through the power of art. We invite you to engage in artful reflections on impermanence in these sessions. Investigating our creative intuition, we’ll explore the profound beauty and humanity in life’s most difficult moments. 

What to expect:  

Meditative Art: immerse yourself in meditative and creative sessions, expressing your feelings, emotions and sensations around impermanence, life and death  

Shared insights: create a shared space for sharing your reflections and insights with a community of like-minded individuals. 

Honohono Tatou Wānanga: Compassionate Communities Before, During, and After Death 

A wānanga for whānau providing information to prepare for end-of-life care, death and burial. 

Topics covered: 

  • Advance Care Plans 
  • Organ donation 
  • Whānau trusts, succession 
  • Burial and cremation information 
  • Wills and power of attorney 
  • Affordable coffins 
  • Harakeke kopaki, shrouds 
  • Natural burials 
Advanced Planning Workshops

Advance Care Plan Workshops 

Run by End-of-Life Doulas, come along to learn about Advance Care Plans and stick around to create your own. 


Dates: February 2024; more info coming soon. 

What else? 

If you’re interested in any of the above events, would like us to come to your organisation, please contact us! If you have other ideas of how we can collaborate or be in service to you, please do let us know. Email us at 

Do you have an activity you want to share or brainstorm? Anything to add? Get in touch!

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