Cancer Society support programmes

Select Cancer Society support groups, talks and courses are restarting. 

As New Zealand has moved to Level 1, we are now restarting some of our groups, talks, and courses while ensuring 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. 

Anyone feeling unwell should ring Healthline on the dedicated COVID-19 number: 0800 358 5453.

For any cancer-related queries, you can contact a Cancer Information Nurse on 0800 CANCER (226 237) or email

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 - restarting Tuesday 23 June
Walking Group:
Every Friday, meet at 10:15am at Newtown office - restarting Friday 19 June
Women’s Gynaecological Cancer Group:
1st Thursday each month, 1:30-3pm - restarting Thursday 2 July

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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 - restarting Tuesday 21 July

In Porirua

Kia Ora E te Iwi at Ora Toa: 20 Ngatitoa Street, Titahi Bay, Porirua. Contact Natalie Kini at -  currently postponed

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In Johnsonville

Di Graham | 04 934 3083 |

Healthy Steps (Exercise Class): Saturdays during school term 9:15-10:15am, St John’s Church
Lymphoedema Support Group: 3rd Tuesday of every 2nd month 7:00-8:30pm - currently postponed

 Other Support Groups in the Wellington Region

Head and Neck Cancer Group: contact Mary Cook on 021 351288 or

Multiple Myeloma Support Group: contact Audrey Swallow at 04 298 3117 or 

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

Te Mauri - support groups for Māori whānau experiencing cancer:

Whaiora - Wairarapa 0800 494246

Kokiri Marae Hauora - Hutt Valley
Fortnightly on Wednesdays, contact Tira Albert on 04 920 1472 or 

Hora Te Pai Health Service - Kāpiti Coast 04 902 7095

 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
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
NEW Carers Group: commencing in 2020, contact the centre for details
Mindfulness Relaxation and Armchair Tai Chi: by appointment only. 
Walking Group and Exercise/rehab with our Partner providers: please phone centre for details

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In Nelson -  Ph (03) 539 1137 

Survivors & Thrivers: Bimonthly daytime meeting Nelson | Motueka | Takaka | 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: 1:1 eight-session 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 Burns ph (03) 546 1797 ext. 7797

In Marlborough -  Ph (03) 579 4379

Group enquiries - please contact the office


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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