Our services are available to anyone diagnosed with cancer and their family/whānau.

If you, or someone you know, has cancer or has had cancer return, there are so many questions to be answered and so many emotions to deal with.

Our support groups mean people can get together to share their individual experiences and gain support from others.

For more information, please contact us on 0800 22 77 44.

Cancer support groups, classes and workshops in Waikato

Meets on the first Wednesday of every month from 10am-12pm at Te Awamutu RSA, 381 Alexandra St. 

Meets the second Tuesday of every month from 10am-12pm at Cancer Society's Lions Lodge, 32 Tainui St, Hamilton. 

Meets on the third Tuesday of every month from 10am-12pm at St Mark's Presbyterian Church, 83 Bridge St, Tokoroa.

Meets on the first Tuesday of every month from 7-9pm at Cancer Society's Lions Lodge, 32 Tainui St, Hamilton. 

Every Tuesday at 9.30am. Meet at Wellington Street to walk the river path to Hamilton Gardens. Those not wishing to walk can join the group at the garden café at 10am. Contact Lynette on 021 177 9543 or Jenny on 0274 946 808 for more information.

Meets at 1pm at the Cancer Society's Lions Lodge at 32 Tainui St, Hamilton.

2024 dates:

6 June, 27th June, 25th July, 29th August, 26th September, 31st October, 28th November, 19th December.

Contact Renee Wood on 027 700 2732 for more information.

Meets the first Tuesday of every month from 10-11.30am at Railside by the Green, 41a Hetana St.

FEBRUARY 2024 DATE CHANGE: 8 February 

Meets the third Wednesday of every month from 10.15am-12pm at St Josephs Church 1, Victoria Street, Morrinsville. Contact Lenie Weterings on 021 100 4320 for more information.

Meets the second Tuesday of every month from 10-11.30am at the RSA, 67 Rewi St, Te Aroha. Contact Laurel Amon on 027 274 1252 for more information.

Meets the second Thursday of every month from 10.30am-12pm at St John Hall Paeroa, 31 Belmont Road, Paeroa. 

Meets first Thursday of the month from 10.00-12noon at Thames Community House. 

Meets first Friday of every month from 10-11.30am at St Andrews Church Albert St Whitianga. In partnership with Mercury Bay Cancer Support.

Meets the fourth Monday of every month from 10.30-11.30am at Cornerstone House, Ocean Road, Whangamatā. 

Meets on the last Tuesday of every month from 10.30am-12pm at Community House, 193 Shakespeare St, Leamington, Cambridge. 

Meets on the third Thursday of every month from 10.30am-12pm at the Taupō Harriers Clubrooms, 13 AC Baths Avenue, Taupō.

Second Tuesday of every month from 10-11.30am at Hato Hone St John's Building,  285/345 Tiki Road, Coromandel. Starts 9 May.

Meet every Friday at the Lake Cafe carpark (Rotorua Drive) at 9.30am to walk around the lake. Those not wishing to walk can meet us at the cafe at 10am.

Contact Sharon for more information: 027 700 5076.

Meets at the Cancer Society's Lions Lodge, 32 Tainui St, Hamilton from 7-8.30pm.

Dates: Wednesday 7 June, Wednesday 21 June

Meets on the first Thursday of the month from 10am-12pm at Cancer Society's Lions Lodge, 32 Tainui Ave, Hamilton. 

First meeting is on Thursday 6 July. 

Meets on the second Wednesday of every month at the Te Awamutu Baptist Church, 106 Teasdale Street from 1.30-3.30pm.

Cancer support groups, classes and workshops in Eastern Bay of Plenty

Meets on the second Tuesday of every month from 10.30am-12noon at Te Ao Hou Trust, 38 King Street, Ōpōtiki.

Meets the first Tuesday of every month from 10am-12noon at Whakatane Lyceum Club, 58 Domain Rd, Whakatāne. For more information, please contact Leona: leonaspence@cancersociety.org.nz

Meets the third Friday of every month from 10am-12noon at the KEA Centre (ground floor boardroom), 60 Onslow St, Kawerau.

For more information, please contact Leona at leonaspence@cancersociety.org.nz

Cancer support groups, classes and workshops in Western Bay of Plenty

Meets the third Tuesday of every month from 10-11.30am at Raft Café boardroom, Chapel Street Tauranga. 

Every Monday (except public holidays) from 9.30-11.15am (approx.) with optional stop at Coffee Club. Meet at the green restrooms halfway down Pilot Bay. 

Meets first Monday of every month from 6pm at Tauranga Club, 5th floor, Devonport Towers, 72 Devonport Rd. Contact Ian Armstrong on 021 504 093 for more information. Hosted by Prostate Cancer Foundation.

Cancer support groups, classes and workshops in Rotorua

Meets the first Tuesday of every month from 10.30am-12noon at Cancer Society’s Rotorua office, 1235 Ranolf St, Rotorua. For more information, please contact Claire: 022 429 5063

Alternate date for February (Waitangi Day): Wednesday 7 February 

Our walking group is an opportunity to walk, chat breathe in fresh air and build fitness in a supportive way. Meets every Thursday from 9.30-11am outside Sequoia Café, Tarawera Road, Rotorua. 

Last updated: February 2, 2023