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Keep up-to-date with what’s going on at Rainbow Place and what we’re doing in the community, including upcoming training and events.

Beautifully handmade masks for children

Beautifully handmade masks for children

We’ve had a lovely donation of these beautifully made masks from 10 year old Harlow from Hillcrest Normal School who has handmade these creative ...

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Walt's Story

Walt's Story

Walter was born in March 2017 and for the first few weeks we were in new-born bliss and all seemed well. As the weeks went on though, things didn’t ...

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Rainbow Bear Colouring In

Rainbow Bear Colouring In

Let your imaginations run wild with our Rainbow Bear colouring sheets! Perfect for rainy days activities! Download our latest colouring in sheet below

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Life as a Rainbow Place Nurse

Life as a Rainbow Place Nurse

An inside look into being a paediatric nurse within a Hospice setting with Zoe Fairbrother, our Rainbow Place Team Leader Nurse.What made you decide ...

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Our music therapy under lockdown

Our music therapy under lockdown

Hospice Waikato music therapist Nolan Hodgson talks about his experience under lockdown.“Before this I didn’t believe it would be possible to run ...

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Respite Care temporarily stopped to protect our families

Respite Care temporarily stopped to protect our families

At Rainbow Place, the health and wellbeing of our children, families, staff and volunteers are paramount. Therefore, in alignment with government ...

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Rainbow Place Christmas Party 2019

Rainbow Place Christmas Party 2019

Our Rainbow Place children, parents and caregivers enjoyed some fun Christmas cheer at the Hamilton Zoo recently. Our children had a surprise visit ...

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Police Dog Visit at Rainbow Place

Police Dog Visit at Rainbow Place

On Tuesday 5th November, we were lucky enough to have a visit from some Police Dog handlers, including a pupping in training. We were also treated to ...

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Respite a real relief

Respite a real relief

Rainbow Place is the only child-focused hospice service in New Zealand. Our priority is to improve the quality of life for children living with a ...

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Rainbow Place selected for generous charity grant

Rainbow Place selected for generous charity grant

Last year, the Hugo Charitable Trust invited a team of four junior lawyers from Tompkins Wake to present a charity that was special to them, and who ...

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Silver Ferns visit Rainbow Place

Silver Ferns visit Rainbow Place

We were lucky enough recently to have two of the Silver Ferns players visit us to meet Rainbow Place children and their families.Maria Tutaia and ...

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Maeve is a fighter

Maeve is a fighter

Precious little Maeve Cumberpatch was born in November 2016, 5 weeks early and weighing a little 3.9lbs (1.8kg).Maeve’s parents, Chris Cumberpatch ...

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Rainbow Place farm day

Rainbow Place farm day

There were smiles all around when ‘Sam and his Farmyard Friends’ came to visit Rainbow Place. Children and their families were able to meet and ...

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