Cancer Society Support Groups

Our support groups, talks and courses are suspended until further notice. 

With the announcement that Auckland is moving into Alert Level 3 and the rest of New Zealand is in Alert Level 2 until Friday 14 August, we are suspending our groups, talks, and courses until further notice. This ensures the well-being of our community, especially those with compromised immune systems. Please ring and check with your local cancer society or the group facilitator for more information. 

For any cancer-related queries, you can contact a Cancer Information Nurse on 0800 CANCER (226 237) or email info@cancersoc.org.nz

Please check back soon for updates. 

Wellington | Kāpiti | Hutt Valley | Porirua | Johnsonville | Other Support Groups | Wairarapa | Nelson | Marlborough


At the Wellington office - 52 Riddiford St Newtown, Wellington

Healthy Steps (Exercise Class): Mondays, 6–7pm
PALS – Prostate Cancer Support Group:
4th Tuesday of the month, 7–9pm
Walking Group:
Every Friday, meet at 10:15am at Newtown office for a 30-45 gentle walk. 
Women’s Gynaecological Cancer Group:
1st Thursday each month, 1:30-3pm

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At the Kāpiti office – 27 Kāpiti Road, Paraparaumu (04) 298 8514

Kāpiti Living Well With Cancer: 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month, 10:30am–12pm - Currently postponed


In the Hutt Valley

Healthy Steps: Thursdays 10:00-11:30am. Phone Kathryn Clark on 04 526 7370 to register
Hutt Cancer Support Group:
3rd Tuesday each month, 7:00-8:30pm, Walter Nash Centre, 22 Taine St, Taita

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In Johnsonville

Contact: Di Graham | 04 934 3083 | dianegraham867@gmail.com

Healthy Steps (Exercise Class): Saturdays during school term 9:15-10:15am, St John’s Church
Lymphoedema Support Group: Meets on Tuesday every 3 months, 7:00-8:30pm, please contact for details. 


 Other Support Groups in the Wellington Region

Head and Neck Cancer Group: contact Mary Cook on 021 351288 or marycook@yahoo.com

Multiple Myeloma Support Group: contact Audrey Swallow at 04 298 3117 or audreyswallow@xtra.co.nz 

Whitby Cancer Support Group: 4th Thursday of the month, 7.30pm at St Mary’s, Discovery Drive. Come along or contact Helen 0276594321 or Mandy 0272398499 for more information

Te Mauri - support group for Māori whānau experiencing cancer:
Kokiri Marae Hauora - Hutt Valley: Fortnightly on Wednesdays, contact Tira Albert on 04 920 1472 or 
tira@kokiri-hauora.org.nz 


 At Wairarapa centre – 37 Te Ore Ore Rd, Masterton (06) 378 8039

NEW Thrivers & Survivors Afternoon Tea: Speakers and sharing, last Monday of each month, 1:00-2.30pm
NEW Carers Group: commencing in 2020, contact the centre for details
Blood Cancer Support Group Shared Lunch: biannual, call for dates
South Wairarapa Outreach Service: Available in Featherston, by appt only
Lymphoedema Support Group: Meets quarterly - call for dates
Mindfulness Relaxation and Armchair Tai Chi: by appointment only. 
Walking Group and Exercise/rehab with our Partner providers: please phone the centre for details

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In Nelson - info@cancernelson.org.nz  Ph (03) 539 1137 

Survivors & Thrivers: Bimonthly daytime meeting Nelson, Motueka, Takaka, and Tapawera 
Bosom Buddies: 2nd Monday each month (alternate months at 10am or 7pm)
Carers Group: 1st Wednesday each month at 7pm
Colorectal Group: 2nd Wednesday each month at 7.30pm
Yoga: Tuesdays (Nelson), Wednesdays (Motueka-school term only)
Gym Programme: eight-session 1:1 rehabilitation programme with a Personal Trainer (Nelson)
Prostate Cancer Support Group: 1st Thursday each month, 1:30–3:30pm, Broadgreen House. Contact Bill Fergie ph (03) 544 8635
Head and Neck Cancer group: Bi-monthly facilitated by SLT Emma Burns, 11am-12pm. Contact Emma on (03) 546 1797 ext. 7797


In Marlborough - marlborough@cancersoc.org.nz  Ph (03) 579 4379

Group enquiries - please contact the office

Exercise: We are seeking interest from people who have had a cancer diagnosis about being part of an exercise programme to regain or retain fitness during and after treatment.

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