We are here to support people with cancer and their whānau across Wairarapa. We are part of the Wellington Division of the Cancer Society.

Wellington, including Kāpiti, Wairarapa, Nelson-Tasman and Marlborough Level 2 information

 

Wellington is now at Alert Level 2. We want you to know we are still here to provide information and support. Under Alert Level 2:  

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  • The Cancer Society’s Margaret Stewart House remains open for people who need to travel for treatment at Wellington Hospital.
  • Strict infection control measures and contact tracing.
  • Masks should be worn in communal areas

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  • Transport to treatment is still available, with precautions in place. 

Supportive care

  • Our supportive care nurses are available to provide support either at our office (open from Thursday 8th September, 9:30am - 4:00pm) or over the phone and via email.  
  • If you have cold or flu symptoms or have visited a location of interest in the last 14 days, do not enter our office and ring 0800 CANCER (226 237) to reschedule your appointment. 

  •  Please wear a face covering when entering our office and maintain social distancing where possible.   

Support groups 

  • Face-to-face support groups and programmes are currently suspended. We will contact you to reschedule or organise an alternate support option. 

If you have any questions or concerns, please call 0800 CANCER (226 237), or email our nurses, info@cancersoc.org.nz

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Accommodation

If you need to travel to Wellington or Palmerston North for treatment, we can help with a place to stay.

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Need transport to treatment?

We have a team of dedicated volunteers who can help you get to your hospital appointments.

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Who we are

The Wairarapa Centre focus is primarily on growing dedicated support systems; raising awareness in health promotion areas; seeking new initiatives; providing quality information; and networking to improve communication links with other related organisations in the health industry.

Cancer support groups and workshops across Wairarapa

A warm welcome to anyone impacted by cancer to join us at our monthly drop-in support groups.

When: the fourth Thursday every month, 1-3pm

Where: Courtroom, Holloway Street, Carterton

For more information, please contact the centre on (06) 378 8039 or waisupport@cancersoc.org.nz

A warm welcome to anyone impacted by lymphoedema to join us at our quarterly drop-in support groups.

Where: Cancer Society Wairarapa, 37 Te Ore Ore Rd, Masterton

For more information, please contact the centre on (06) 378 8039 or waisupport@cancersoc.org.nz

Any cancer survivor welcome. 

When: fourth Monday of every month from 1:00-2.30 pm.

Where: Cancer Society Wairarapa, 37 Te Ore Ore Road, Masterton

For more information, please contact the centre on (06) 378 8039 or waisupport@cancersoc.org.nz

When: TBC

Where: Cancer Society Wairarapa, 37 Te Ore Ore Rd, Masterton

For more information, please contact the centre on (06) 378 8039 or waisupport@cancersoc.org.nz

When: second Wednesday of each month, 1.30-2.30pm

Where: Cancer Society Wairarapa, 37 Te Ore Ore Road, Masterton

For more information, please contact the centre on (06) 378 8039 or waisupport@cancersoc.org.nz

 

We invite people with any type of cancer at any stage to join us for these workshops to help you face your cancer with confidence, feel stronger and live better.

These workshops provide a chance to connect and spend time with people who understand what you are going through and offer techniques to look after your skin, along with practical tips and tools on makeup application to help you face your cancer with confidence.

For more information, please contact the centre on (06) 378 8039 or waisupport@cancersoc.org.nz

 

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.
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Our People

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

Jacinta Buchanan
Esther Tafa
Vanessa-Jayne Hunt
Maria Mudford
Donna Holmes

What we did across Wellington Division last year

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3,469
people attended supportive care programmes
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188,420
KMs driven by Cancer Society volunteers
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3,570
Nights stayed in Cancer Society accommodation
Contact Us
Phone number
Call us on (06) 378 8039
Physical address
37 Te Ore Ore Road, Masterton
Postal address
Po Box 121, Masterton, 5810
Monday
9am – 3pm
Tuesday
9am – 3pm
Wednesday
9am – 3pm
Thursday
9am – 3pm
Friday
9am – 3pm
Saturday
Closed
Sunday
Closed
Last updated: August 18, 2021