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

COVID-19 Protection Framework

Masks are required for clients/visitors to enter Cancer Society offices.  Staff/volunteers are still required to wear masks when entering the building and when in and around our reception areas.


Our Cancer Support Nurses are available for face-to-face appointments, on our Cancer Information Helpline 0800 CANCER (0800 226 237) and by email at info@cancersoc.org.nz. Groups and programmes are running and masks will be used in instances where social distancing cannot be managed.  


Margaret Stewart House remains open for those who need to travel to Wellington for treatment. Patients can bring one support person. Unfortunately, we currently do not allow visitors to enter the building or children to stay at Margaret Stewart House.

During Orange, our Driving Service is available and clients and drivers must be masked. We do not allow clients to bring support people during the Orange Light setting, and clients must sit in the back seat. We take clients regardless of their vaccination status. 

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Groups, talks and programmes available in Kāpiti

This support group is for those in the Wellington and Kāpiti region who have had a prostate cancer diagnosis and would like to get information, gain support, connect with others or discuss common issues.

This session will take place on Zoom and will include weekly speakers covering a wide range of topics. 

When: fourth Tuesday of the month, 7:00–9:00 pm

Where: Online (Zoom)

To register or for more information contact Graeme Coutts on gncoutts@yahoo.co.nz

Currently open to those in Wellington, Kāpiti and Wairarapa. 

This support group is for those who have experienced a breast cancer diagnosis and would like to connect with others and receive support.

When: Every second Tuesday of the month starting 12th April, 7 - 8:30pm

Where: Online (Zoom)

Contact Jennie Tischler on  jennieT@cancersoc.org.nz or Hilary Adams on hilarya@cancersoc.org.nz 

CanMove is a 6-week exercise and peer support course for those affected by cancer.

The sessions aim to give participants an opportunity to connect with others through peer support and exercise.

For more information or to register, please contact Helen on 021 129 4182 or text 0274814642.


When: Next course starting Wednesday 4th May,  1:30pm - 3:00pm

Where: Zoom (online)

Cost: $3 

This online support group session is for women who have had a gynaecological cancer diagnosis and would like to get information, gain support, connect with others or discuss common issues.

This session will take place on Zoom and will include speakers from Gynaecology - Oncology Service Wellington Hospital.

When: Every fourth Friday of the month, 11am - 12:30pm

Where: Online (Zoom)

For more information or to register, contact Anna at annas@cancersoc.org.nz or phone 0800 226 237.

Massage available on the Kāpiti Coast

We offer a subsidised massage service for people impacted by cancer. A trained massage therapist provides this service. 

To book your appointment, contact hilarya@cancersoc.org.nz

Please download the following medical approval form and get your doctor or oncologist to fill it out before your session. 

Download the medical approval form 

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.
Wellington - referral form

What we did across Wellington Division last year

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people attended supportive care programmes
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KMs driven by Cancer Society volunteers
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Nights stayed in Cancer Society accommodation
Last updated: December 12, 2022