A new lo­ca­tion and look for Hospice Shop

The Tribune (NZ) - - YOUR PAPER, YOUR PLACE - NI­CHOLAS MCBRIDE

Bar­gain hunters will soon have a new shop­ping des­ti­na­tion.

The Ran­gi­tikei St Aro­hanui Hospice Shop in Palmer­ston North shop has out­grown its cur­rent site and is re­lo­cat­ing after more than six years in the same spot.

The shop has been at 285 Ran­gi­tikei St since 2010 and is in the process of mov­ing to the cor­ner of Wald­ing and Lom­bard streets, in the old Ste­warts Elec­tri­cal Build­ing.

The last day of trad­ing at the Ran­gi­tikei St shop was last Thurs­day.

The new store will be open from Fe­bru­ary 3.

Hospice di­rec­tor of strat­egy and op­er­a­tions Louise Cur­tis said they had been look­ing for a larger store with more off-street park­ing and a larger drop-off zone for do­na­tions.

‘‘We have been strug­gling with lim­ited cus­tomer and vol­un­teer car parks, and the con­gested dropoff area at the back of the Ran­gi­tikei St shop was be­gin­ning to be a con­cern.

‘‘We will also ben­e­fit from big­ger sort­ing and stor­age spa­ces and more shop space to help us make more of our do­nated goods avail­able for sale.

‘‘We will ben­e­fit from big­ger sort­ing and stor­age spa­ces and more shop space ’’ Louise Cur­tis Aro­hanui Hospice

Ohakea air­force per­son­nel will help with the move by pro­vid­ing some per­son­nel to help shift larger items, while Mitre 10 has of­fered the use of its large truck.

Col­lec­tively, the six shops run by Aro­hanui Hospice con­trib­uted more than $900,000 to­wards its an­nual fund­ing short­fall of $2.5 mil­lion be­tween July 2015 to June 30, 2016.

The Aro­hanui Hospice Shop on Ran­gi­tikei St.

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