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Cancer Society Taranaki

Cancer Network Group Service



We provide a range of FREE support services for people with cancer and their family/caregivers. We help get people through their cancer diagnosis.

  • General cancer support visiting service & carer relief 
  • Women’s support service & support groups (North & South Taranaki)
  • General men’s cancer support group
  • CanTALK lunches - (North & South Taranaki)
  • ‘Prostate Awareness is a Life Saver’ (PALS) group
  • Transport  – including twice weekly shuttle service to Palmerston North and volunteer drivers within Taranaki
  • Living Well with Cancer education
  • Host and support “Look Good Feel Better”
  • Support volunteer training
  • One-on-one support, patient advocacy & advice
  • Emergency financial assistance via grants
  • Complementary therapy – reiki, oncology massage, and yoga
  • A listening ear for patients, caregivers, whānau and family members
  • Hat, books and wig library
  • Creative Classes
  • Counselling

We encourage people to live a healthier lifestyle to reduce their personal risk of cancer. We do this through effective health promotion - education, advocacy, policy and communication on the following topics:

  • Tobacco control
  • Skin cancer prevention including SunSmart schools accreditation programme and sun protection equipment loan for summer events
  • Nutrition and physical activity
  • Screening and early detection
  • Men's health - “Get the Tools”

Team details

There are six part-time staff based in the Taranaki Centre; they look after the day-to-day operations of the Centre, drive the shuttle to Palmerston North, coordinate health promotion programmes, coordinate fundraising/special events, supportive care services and support our volunteers.

We have around 40 supportive care volunteers who are trained to support cancer patients, run support groups and deliver programmes. In addition we have many other volunteers that help with fundraising, special events, administration, and general maintenance.


Mon – Fri9:00 AM – 3:30 PM

How to access this service

Cancer Information Helpline 

For answers, support or just a chat, call us free on 0800 CANCER (226 237) Monday to Friday, 8am–5pm. 

Service Types


  • Headwear
  • Wigs


Exercise and relaxation

  • Massage therapy
  • Yoga


  • Support during treatment
  • Support for family/whānau/partners
  • Support groups


  • Shuttle services
  • Volunteer driving services

Welfare & advocacy services

  • Advocacy services

Wellness / healthy lifestyle

Cancer Types

Breast, Childhood Cancers, Gynaecological, Leukaemia and Blood, Lung, Prostate, Skin Cancer / Melanoma, Others, Brain and Spinal, Head and Neck / Thyroid, Upper Gastrointestinal (Oesophagus / Stomach / Liver), Lower Gastrointestinal (Bowel / Rectum / Anus), Kidney, Bladder, Testicular, Sarcoma

Contact Details

TSB Cancer Support Centre
71 Lorna Street
New Plymouth
Taranaki 4310

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Street Address

TSB Cancer Support Centre
71 Lorna Street
New Plymouth
Taranaki 4310

Postal Address

PO Box 5153
New Plymouth 4343

This page was last updated at 10:57AM on July 8, 2020. This information is reviewed and edited by Cancer Society Taranaki.