We are here to support people with cancer and their whānau across Tairāwhiti. We are part of the Central Districts Division of the Cancer Society.

What we do

Cancer is now the leading cause of death in New Zealand. As we grow older the likelihood of developing cancer increases.

Each year in Tairāwhiti there are over 250 people diagnosed with cancer.  Every day at the Cancer Society we help all people with any cancer, their whānau and friends to deal with a cancer diagnosis.

We advocate for cancer patients, providing a voice on all kinds of issues including cancer prevention, screening, early detection and treatment. We support people during treatment and beyond. 

We do this through a wide range of core services in supportive care and information and helping to connect people. We develop and run community health promotion and cancer prevention programmes to keep people well.

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Cancer helpline

We know that going through cancer is tough and can raise many questions. We want you to know that we’re here for you.

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Need transport to treatment?

We have a dedicated team of volunteers to drive you to treatments when your whānau and friends aren't available.

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Accommodation options

We aim to provide you with a home away from home so you can focus on your treatment.

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Referral form

Our services are available to anyone diagnosed with cancer, family/whānau. Please use this form if you would like to use our services or refer someone else to our services.

If you or a member of your whānau have received a cancer diagnosis, you can just ring us on 0800 226 237. You don't need to be referred by a health professional.
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Our People

Meet our team providing support services to cancer patients and their whānau.

Lianne Jenkins
Thea Sutherland
Becky Burgess
TeRina Timutimu
Chloe Harrison

What we did across Central Districts last year

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330,204
Kms driven by Cancer Society volunteers
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4,169
Supportive care programme attendees
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4,793
Client contacts (face to face, phone, email)
Contact Us
Phone number
Call us on (06) 867 1795
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Physical address
Gate 2, Gisborne Hospital, 421 Ormond Road, Gisborne
Postal address
PO Box 708, Gisborne, 4040
Monday
9am – 3pm
Tuesday
9am – 3pm
Wednesday
9am – 3pm
Thursday
9am – 3pm
Friday
Closed
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed
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Last updated: May 20, 2021