8 year old Arian has one tough Mama!

I was thinking about Arians story and musing how it has always been tough to be a Mum. We have certain advantages these days – loads of distractions and activities that weren’t heard of back when I was a kid but, one other thing that I think has changed for Mums these...

Tips for talking to the terminally ill

I know a lot of people feel quite awkward when they are with someone who is terminally ill. I spent some time each week a few years ago, helping to massage a woman who was in the awful throes of motor neuron disease. Her fingers, hands, arms, and feet etc would get...

TimeOut Article – Waiheke Weekender

 Waiheke – a great place to live. And die.By Bill TaylorBill Taylor recently had a stay in one of our TimeOut houses on Waiheke Island. The overall experience and support of different organisations really made the stay a special one for him and his family.Check...

TimeOut on The AM Show

When Ronda Amende was diagnosed with cancer, she was given just one year to live. But six years later, she’s still fighting, and now using her time to help others with terminal illnesses like her. Her charity Timeout organises holiday homes for patients with...

Charity Auction – Win a weekend break

A Beachfront Bach for up to 10 guests, less than 3 hours from Auckland. https://www.beachescape.co.nz/ Any available weekend (Friday night to Sunday night) within 12 months of this auction. Auction closes 10pm Sunday 14 Oct 2018. All proceeds help TimeOut provide...

Olivia takes a TimeOut

Olivia and her Mum Dawn were sitting watching the telly together one night and saw TimeOut Charity on Seven Sharp. At the time they commented to one another what a lovely gesture these home donors were making, never expecting at the time to ever have a need for...

50 Families Through Doug’s Home! And more to come…

In the early 2000’s a family friend from Christchurch was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer. While her husband was planning a final road trip around New Zealand together, he approached my wife and I to ask if they could stay in our beach house at Oakura Bay in...

New advert playing soon on Maori Television

For those of you who listen to More FM, you may have heard our adverts about TimeOut aimed at increasing awareness of who we are and encouraging people who have a terminal illness to get in touch. We also have an advert playing soon on Maori Television that will do...

Nicholas & Sydney take TimeOut

A sore back. That’s all it was. Nicholas O’Connor tried a few different things to fix it – osteo and physio, but the back just wouldn’t come right. So, his wife Sydney decided she had better book him in for an x-ray with the Doctor and see what was happening....

It’s Good To Give!

Longtime holiday home donor for the terminally ill Doug Hanna took some timeout to chat with us about his home donation experiences. Doug, how did you first become a house donor? [Doug] A friend’s wife was diagnosed with terminal cancer. He wanted to take her on one...

Catch Us on Seven Sharp

TVNZ have shot and produced awesome footage of the TimeOut story. The 3 minute story talks with Ronda and the Feasey-Weiss family. Patricia and her family take TimeOut with a weekend at Whiritoa. The story shows how a little timeout with family when going through such...
We are on a break and will be back on board on the 28th of January 2020. You can still send your enquiries or applications in the meantime and we will respond once we are back. Happy Holidays from the team at TimeOut!