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Advance care planning tools and information

Here are some tools and information to help you think about, talk about and plan for you and you whānau's future care.


Whenua ki te whenua

Mō te whakarite manaaki mō ā muri ake. 

A document to support your kōrero before completing an advance care plan. 


My advance care plan & guide

A template to help you write down what’s most important to you.

My advance care plan (no guide; PDF form only)

This can be completed electronically or printed and filled out by hand. If you fill this out electronically, please save it to your computer/device first. Then you can save it as you go and share it via email with others.

Important: Do not complete the electronic form online in your web browser, it won't allow you to save your completed plan and you will lose your information – always save the form to your computer/device first.

Advance care planning brochure

A brochure to help you understand more about advance care planning.

Regional ACP contacts and processes map

This map shows the contacts for advance care planning in each region, as well as the process for storing your plan when it is complete.


Legal framework for medical decision-making video

This video is designed to help clinicians understand the legal framework of advance care planning including enduring powers of attorney for personal care and welfare and advance directives. A transcript is also available.


He Waka Kakarauri

A model for engaging Māori in advance care planning (on Northland DHB’s website).


A set of advance care planning documents in Korean:

  • Making the most of your final years
    인생의 마지막 시기를 위한 사전계획
  • ACP Preparing for End of Life
    삶의 마지막을 위한 준비
  • ACP Guide (inc Plan)
    사전 계획 안내서
  • ACP Plan
    아름다운 생의 마감을 위한 사전계획
  • ACP Poster
    사전계획 포스터

Brochure and videos: Making an advance care plan – information for you and your family in Chinese and English

These resources include a brochure and videos, with information for you and your family about making an advance care plan. The brochure is available in Chinese and English.


Useful New Zealand websites

Department of Internal Affairs: Te Hokinga ā Wairua – end-of-life service
A website to help guide people facing the loss of a loved one. Developed with the help of specialists such as the Funeral Directors Association of New Zealand, giving information about people's options and requirements in the first days, weeks and months following a death. It also allows people to record their preferences ahead of time to make it easier on those they will leave behind. 

Super Seniors
This website contains information on why you might want an Enduring Power of Attorney.

Age Concern
Good resources around Enduring Powers of Attorney.

Hospice NZ
Hospice NZ exists to lead the hospice movement to ensure every New Zealander has access to quality palliative care.

Last updated: 1st December, 2021