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Kenzie's Gift

Cancer Network Group Service


8:30 AM to 5:30 PM.


Kenzie’s Gift provides community-based early intervention and emotional support programmes for New Zealand children, young people and their families living with serious illness, a diagnosis of cancer, or a bereavement within the family.

Our programmes aim to reduce their distress, improve quality of life and assist with the management of psychosocial issues arising from family life challenges such as grief, loss and anger.

We provide opportunities for children and their whānau to participate in one-to-one therapy sessions designed to alleviate the trauma associated with serious illness, a cancer diagnosis or death of a sibling or parent.

Our programmes and mental health professionals are available in Auckland, Bay of Plenty, Christchurch, Southland, Hawkes Bay, Waikato and Wellington. 

We also provide families with Journey Kits and Grief Kits, valuable resource packs full of helpful information, tips and advice. These can be distributed to families nationwide. 

Kenzie’s Gift also supports schools, providing downloadable Teacher's Kits that give teachers tools and information to support students navigating their grief journey.


Nic Russell, Executive Director of Kenzie's Gift (email:

Our services are based upon a team approach and delivered by registered mental health professionals. 

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8:30 AM to 5:30 PM.

Mon – Fri8:30 AM – 5:30 PM

Services Provided


  • Grief counselling
  • Home & family
  • Mental wellbeing
  • Trauma

Mental health


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

Cancer Types

Brain and Spinal, Head and Neck / Thyroid, 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

Postal Address

PO Box 13224
Tauranga 3141

This page was last updated at 12:40PM on May 27, 2021. This information is reviewed and edited by Kenzie's Gift.