We are here to support people with cancer and their whānau in Hastings, Napier, Havelock North and the wider Hawkes Bay community. We are part of the Central District division of the Cancer Society.

Central Districts (Taranaki, Whanganui, Manawatu, Hawkes Bay, Gisborne) COVID Level 2 information

All Cancer Society offices are open under Level 2. 

Driving Services

  • Available via volunteer drivers.
  • Shuttle services (Taranaki and Hawkes Bay) are operating.
  • All transport services are operating with strict adherence to contact tracing, social distancing, and maintaining high levels of hygiene, wearing a face mask, as per Alert Level guidelines 

Supportive Care  

  • Supportive Care  will be conducted by phone/remotely and face to face.
  •  Face to face meetings conducted with strict adherence to contact tracing, social distancing and maintaining high levels of hygiene as per Alert Level guidelines. Masks must be worn.
  • Funding is available for external counsellor

  •  Support groups remain suspended. 

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 Hawke’s Bay there are more than 900 people diagnosed with cancer. 
  • Every day at the Cancer Society we help all people with any cancer, their families, 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 after, ensuring they are able to move on with their lives once again.  We do this through the wide range of core services in supportive care, information and local support groups and connecting people online. We develop and run community health promotion and cancer prevention programmes to keep people well.
Hawkes Bay Shop

Go to our Cancer Society Hawkes Bay store

Tee shirts, bears, sunscreen and much more to support people with cancer and their whānau

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0800 CANCER helpline

We know that going through cancer is tough and can raise many questions. You are not alone.

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Need transport to treatment?

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

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Volunteer with us

You can make a difference. Visit our volunteer portal to see what roles are available in Hawkes Bay.

Join our team

Hastings Cancer Support Groups

Wednesday afternoons 1.30 to 2.30 pm


Contact Details: (06) 876 7638

Referral form for Health Professionals

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.
Central Districts - referral form

Sunscreen Pole Application

Every year thousands of New Zealanders are exposed to dangerous levels of UV radiation while attending community events.

As the organiser of an outdoor event you can help protect your participants, staff and volunteers by adopting a few simple sun protection measures.

Fill out the Sunscreen pole application and send to enquiries.hb@cancercd.org.nz. Your application will be reviewed and we will contact you promptly. 

If you would like more guidance around Sunsmart whilst planning your event, have a read of our Sunsmart guide

We thank you for your support in the prevention of cancer in our region.

What we did across Central Districts last year

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people supported over the phone
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Kms driven by Cancer Society volunteers
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supportive care programme attendees
Contact Us


Phone number
Call us on 06 876 7638
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Physical address
310 Orchard Road, Camberley, Hastings, 4120
Postal address
PO Box 1014, Hastings, 4156
8.30am – 4.30pm
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Last updated: August 18, 2021