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Join Our Community

Community events are a beautiful way to bring us together. These gatherings provide a safe space for people to connect, learn and share how different worldviews and ways of knowing can create compassionate communities in Aotearoa.

Whether it's a neighbourhood block party, a cultural festival, or a charity fundraiser, these events create opportunities for meaningful interactions, fostering a stronger sense of belonging and solidarity within the community. Through shared activities and shared spaces, community events play a vital role in building social cohesion, promoting understanding, and strengthening the bonds that tie us together as a community.

Upcoming Events 

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Gain valuable insights into accessing available services, navigating bureaucratic processes, and finding emotional and practical support during a time of loss. Whether you are preparing for your own end-of-life journey or supporting a loved one through theirs, this workshop equips you with the knowledge and resources to navigate the system with confidence and compassion.

Death Cafe - Mt Roskill 

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


2:00 pm - 3:30 pm  

546 Mount Albert Road, Three Kings


Saturday 15th June 

Saturday 20th July 

Saturday 17th August 

Saturday 21st September 

Saturday 19th October 

Saturday 16th November 

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Death Cafe - Birkenhead 

Enjoy an open, group-directed conversation about death with no set agenda, objectives, or themes. It's a discussion group rather than a grief support or counselling session.


2:00 pm - 3:30 pm  

Hinemoa Street, Birkenhead 


Sunday 7th July 

Sunday 4th August 

Sunday 1st September 

Sunday 6th October 

Sunday 3rd November 

Sunday 1st December 

Death Cafe - Panmure  

Join us for an open, group-directed conversation about death, where there is no set agenda, objectives, or themes. This is a discussion group rather than a grief support or counselling session.


2:00 pm - 3:30 pm  

7/13 Pilkington Road, Panmure


Saturday 6th July 

Sunday 4th August 

Other Events 

Community Forum 

Join us in strengthening compassionate communities. Listen to inspiring stories from community members, learn about compassionate organisations, contribute new ideas, and collaborate on creative crafts. 


10:00 pm - 12:30 pm  



Honohono Tatou Wānanga

Compassionate CommunitiesBefore, 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 

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 challenging 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. 

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. 

What else? 

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

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

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