If you, or someone you know, has been diagnosed with cancer, the Waikato/Bay of Plenty Cancer Society is here to help.

Memory Meadow

Plant a meadow, grow hope. Buy a bulb for your loved one today.

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Relay For Life

Join us for a special one-day event to celebrate, remember and fight back against cancer.

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Lymphoedema support

Join our monthly information sessions to learn about lymphoedema.

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We offer a range of free, practical assistance and supportive care to help you and those you care about understand cancer, get through treatment and find support.

You don’t need a referral from a healthcare professional to access our services. Simply get in touch by phone or email. One of our supportive care nurses will contact you to talk about your individual needs and connect you with appropriate support services.

Our supportive care nurses work in communities across our region to support people throughout Bay of Plenty, Coromandel, King Country, Rotorua, Taupō, Thames, Tūrangi and Waikato.

We also have office locations in Hamilton and Tauranga, and an accommodation facility for people who need to travel for treatment at Waikato Hospital.


Our offices are open to the public and all support services have resumed. To protect our people, please stay home if you are unwell and call us on 0800 22 77 44.



The Lodge remains open to guests, with precautions in place to protect vulnerable guests and our staff. Guests and support people will be tested for Covid-19 prior to their arrival and during their stay at the Lodge. Masks and physical distancing are required in all shared areas, like the lounge and dining room. Visitors are welcome, but must wear a mask and show a negative rapid antigen test before entering the Lodge. Please contact the Lodge on 07 834 2351 for more information.


Driving services

Transport to treatment is available with precautions in place to protect vulnerable clients and our volunteers. Masks must be worn during drives.


Support services

Home visits, support groups and massage therapy are available to clients. Your nurse will wear a mask during the visit. If you feel unwell, please stay home and contact us on 0800 22 77 44 to arrange another time for your appointment.

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.

Waikato/Bay of Plenty - referral form

What we did across Waikato/Bay of Plenty last year

times our nurses were there for people
KMs driven by Cancer Society volunteers
Nights stayed at Cancer Society's Lions Lodge
Last updated: February 15, 2024