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Green Prescription - Sport Wellington

Cancer Network Group Service


8:30 AM to 5:00 PM.


Green Prescription (GRx) is a FREE programme to improve the health and wellbeing of adults and whānau through physical activity/nutrition support to help individuals make sustainable, healthy behaviour changes. Through education, removal of barriers, and development of personal skills GRx aims to enhance physical, mental, and social wellbeing.

How we support

We can provide support to individuals or to families, adapting based on need (which might be as little as a one-off contact), but could also include:

  • Face-to-face consultations (in-homes, in the community or online) with a Programme Advisor, with regular follow-ups for up to 12-months
  • Resources and advice around healthy eating, physical activity, and general wellbeing
  • Motivation and goal-setting support
  • Practical cooking and food workshops
  • Physical activity tasters, and support to link into community events and physical activity programmes

If you’re just after direction, ideas, and inspiration, why not check out our Wellbeing Hub? This is a collection of resources, including physical activity and recipe directories.

Team details

Our diverse and experienced team is made up of:

  • Nutritionists/Dietitian
  • Exercise Specialists
  • Health Promoters
  • Māori and Pasifika Health Professionals 


8:30 AM to 5:00 PM.

Mon – Fri8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Above are our office hours. Green Prescription programmes may run outside these times.

Public Holidays: Closed on all public holidays.

How to access this service

You can ask your GP or practice nurse or other healthcare professionals to make a referral to Sport Wellington. Once referred, our Programme Coordinator will contact you to arrange a consultation.

How can I get involved?

Sport Wellington accepts referrals across the Capital & Coast, Hutt Valley, and Wairarapa DHB regions.

For self-referrals: Use our secure online Self-referral form or ask your GP, practice nurse, or another healthcare professional to make a referral to Sport Wellington. Once referred, our Programme Coordinator will contact you to arrange a consultation. We aim to contact you within five working days.

For medical centres: Sport Wellington is no longer accepting faxed referrals from medical centres with access to HealthLink or BPAC secure eReferrals. Please refer via eReferral or our online Healthcare referral form.

For secondary care and other providers: Sport Wellington is no longer accepting faxed referrals from the hospital or community-based health providers. Please refer to the online Healthcare referral form or request the secure email-based referral form by emailing .

For more information on Green Prescription or other healthy lifestyle opportunities, please call 0800 ACTIVE or email 

Service Types

Exercise and relaxation

  • Rehabilitation

Wellness / healthy lifestyle

Cancer Types

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

Contact Details

Kate McCartney
Regional Programme Manager - Hutt Valley & Wairarapa | 021 650 107  

Toshy Rapana
Regional Programme Manager – Wellington, Porirua & Kāpiti  |  022 642 9793 

Level 1
223 Thorndon Quay
Wellington 6011

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Level 1
223 Thorndon Quay
Wellington 6011

This page was last updated at 10:59AM on September 11, 2020. This information is reviewed and edited by Green Prescription - Sport Wellington.