Cancer Society Support Programmes

Cancer talks, groups & courses - July to December 2017

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

To support those with cancer, the Cancer Society run talks, courses and groups for anyone affected by cancer including whānau or family of those affected by cancer. Our upcoming events are held throughout the greater Wellington region. Most sessions are free. Koha or donations appreciated.

Please check the website for the latest offerings

For more info, please call 0800 CANCER (226 237) or email

At the Wellington office - 52 Riddiford St Newtown, Wellington

 Breast Cancer Under 50’s group, 4th Tuesday of the month- 6pm-7.30pm

Yoga and relaxation, Tuesdays 11.30am - 12 noon or 12:30pm

Healthy Steps, Mondays 6 - 7pm

Women’s Gynaecological Cancer Group, 1st Thursday of the month 1:30pm

PALS – Prostate Cancer Support Group, 4th Tuesday of the month 7 - 9pm

CanBalance – Under-50’s Cancer Support Group, 1st Tuesday of the month contact or call us on
0800 226 237

Relaxation and Massage, Tuesdays daytime

Walking Group, contact 0800 226 237 for more info

At the Kapiti office – 14 Kapiti Lights, Paraparaumu (04) 298 8514

Morning Tea, 4th Friday of the month 10:30am – 12 noon. Waikanae. Call 04 298 9676.

Living Well With Cancer, 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month 10.30am – 12 noon. Venue:
Kāpiti Health Centre, Warrimoo Street, Paraparaumu


In the Hutt Valley

 Cancer Support Group, 3rd Tuesday of the month 7pm. Venue: Walter Nash Centre, 22 Taine St, Taita, 

Lower Hutt - Contact 04 389 8421

Healthy Steps, weekly on Thursdays during school term time with Kathy 10-11.30am. 

Venue: Danzport studio, Upper Hutt

In Porirua

 Kia Ora - E Te Iwi, in August at Ora Toa, 20 Ngatitoa St, Titahi Bay / Porirua. 

Contact Natalie Kini at or on 04 238 4914 or 04 237 0110

In Johnsonville

Healthy Steps, weekly on Saturdays during school term time 9.15am - 10.15am.
Venue: St Johns Church hall, Johnsonville

Lymphoedema Support Group, 3rd Tuesday of every 2nd month 7pm - 8:30pm. Contact Di Graham 0274601313 or 04 9343083 or

 Other Support Groups

Multiple Myeloma Support Group, 4-6 weekly rotating all areas:

Fesoasoani Pacific Women’s Breast Cancer Support Group, please contact Moera or
Cecilia at

Pasifika Men’s Cancer Support Group, please contact Ollie Seumanufagai at (04) 389 0594 ext 64104 or 027 511 3205

Head and Neck Cancer Support Group, 1st Sunday of the month 2:30pm. Venue: Ground Up Café, Pauahatanui Contact Cheryl on

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

 Any Cancer Men’s Support Group, 4th Monday of the month 1pm – 2:30pm

Any Cancer Women’s Support Group, 3rd Monday of the month 1pm – 2:30pm

South Wairarapa Any Cancer Support Group, 2nd Monday monthly 1–2:30pm, Venue: Richmond House,2 Fitzherbert St, Featherston

Blood Lymphoma Leukemia and Myeloma Support Group, Saturday meetings x4 a year with a  shared lunch. Partners/ spouses welcome. Dates to be advised.

Lymphoedema Support Group, every second month. Call for details.

Cancer Society Wairarapa Dragon Boat Team. Open to all cancer survivors and their supporters for fun and fitness.

Living with Bowel Cancer Programme, this is 4 session informative course.

Look Good Feel Better Course. A free one day workshop offered to women undergoing treatment for cancer. 

Moving On after Cancer. These 4 week 2 hour sessions, are for those completing treatment and asking what now? Call to enrol.

In Nelson - Ph (03) 539 1137 

Click here for Nelson programmes.

In Marlborough -  Ph (03) 579 4379

Living Beyond Cancer

The first course of the year for those dealing with cancer treatment and into survivorship 6-8pm Wednesdays 2nd, 9th, 23rd and 30th May.

50 and Under Breast Cancer Group 

Meets 4th Tuesdays of every month 6.30 – 8.30pm

Spirited Women

Network meeting for women diagnosed with any gynaecological cancer 1st Tuesday of the month 6.30pm

Any cancer Men’s Network Group

Second Tuesday of the month 6.30pm

Any Cancer Women’s Network Group

3rd Tuesday of the month 6.30pm

Pink Flamingos

Exercise group for those with breast or gynaecological cancer. Curves Gym (Porse Building Market St) 10am to 11am Saturdays

Look Good Feel Better

Next course Monday 11th June

Carers Drop In Meeting

We would like to trial a drop in meeting on the 2nd Thursday of the month for people supporting/caring for someone with cancer,1.30pm – 3 pm


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

Please phone or email Margot if you are interested in participating. Times to be decided.

For more information on any of the above or