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

Support Groups in Taranaki

For men and women. Meets bi-monthly at 11.00 am on the 2nd Wednesday of every alternate month, South Taranaki Club.

When: Meets on the 2nd Wednesday of every alternate month

Where: South Taranaki Club, 43 Caledonia Street, Hawera 4610

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If you have to travel away from home for treatment, we can help you 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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What we do

The Cancer Society has been operating in Taranaki for the past 80 years. Our modern, eco-friendly centre in New Plymouth is nestled not too far from Mount Taranaki.

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

Each year in Taranaki, there are over 600 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 get them well 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.

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.
Central Districts - referral form

Cancer Society jewellery range

You can support our work by purchasing items from our jewellery range.


Our People

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

Janine Luke-Taamaru
Taonganui Marino
Lisa Grigg
Cassie Rowe
Roz Riddle
Leo Clements

What we did across Central Districts last year

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Kms driven by Cancer Society volunteers
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Supportive care programme attendees
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Client contacts (face to face, phone, email)
Contact Us

New Plymouth

Phone number
Call us on (06) 757 3006
Physical address
71 Lorna Street Westown, New Plymouth, 4343
Postal address
PO Box 5153, New Plymouth, 4343
9am – 3.30pm
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9am – 3.30pm
9am – 3.30pm
9am – 3.30pm
Last updated: May 18, 2021