Support Groups

North IsNorth Island

North Shore, Auckland,
Venue to be advised
Contact Birgitte Reinen-Hamill  Ph 021 1866 119

Counties-Manukau DHB
Joye Rowlands
Last Monday of each month (except December & January)
(both public & private patients welcome)
Counties-Manukau DHB
Conference Room 1 (Ground Floor)
Manukau Super Clinic
901 Great South Road

Contact Cindy Sharon, Health Psychologist (Due to limited space, bookings are essential)
E-Mail: [email protected]
Phone: 307 4949 ex 26938
Parking: Free parking is available at the venue
Usually first Thursday of the month. Time: 5.30 pm – 7 p.m
Venue: Park Lane Motor Inn
222 Greenlane West (opposite Alexandra Park, just a couple of doors down from Greenlane Clinical Centre)
Epsom, Auckland

Waikato/Bay of Plenty Support Group
Second Sunday of the Month
Alternate between The Cook, Cook Street, Hamilton and
other small rural town around the districts
2pm to 4pm
Contact Tracy 027 3291584 or email to [email protected]

Not currently active

Hawkes Bay
Every second Sunday of the month at 10.00am
Sistas Café 2086 Pakowhai Road, Pakowhai.

Email Address: [email protected]


Ann Northcott 0274397333  home: 06 8451103

Jo Phipps           0212469570  home: 06 6507121

Palmerston North
First Sunday of every month
Venue to be advised.
2pm till whenever
For address details – please contact  Alan Goddard 06 323 8977 or 022 151 4752    [email protected]

Kapiti Coast
Not currently active

Wellington Sleeve Support Group (A support group for post & pre-op patients who have had the Gastric Sleeve procedure at Wellington Hospital)
4th Saturday of the month, at McCafe, 2 Johnsonville Rd, Johnsonville (upstairs),
Contact Angela Cameron on  cell:022 6306 457 or [email protected]

Wellington WLS Support Group
Third Thursday every month
Level 1, 242 Thorndon Quay Wellington
Contact Sine Gunn 0212477621
6:30pm on wards

South IsSouth Island

Last Sunday each month
Raeward Cafe (at Raeward Fresh near the airport)
800 Harewood Road
Contact Kim on 027 677 2472
12:30 pm

Last Sunday of every month
Rhubard Cafe,
Roslyn, Dunedin
Contact Sheryl 03 453 5668 or Linda 03 456 1212

Last Wednesday of every month
40 Clyde Street Invercargill – PHO Building
Contact Helen Johnston for details
021 201 6755 or [email protected]

Central Otago WLS Support Group
First Sunday of the month at 2pm
Nichols Garden Cafe in Cromwell
Look for  a Teddy Bear sitting on the table.
Contact Diana Mockford ([email protected]) for further details.


If you know of any other support groups that we do not have listed, or you would like to start one, please send me a message with details to [email protected].