Support Groups

North Island

North Shore, Auckland,
Next meeting Saturday March 8th.
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)
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 Barbara 021 139 3805 or 07 576 8490 or email to


Not currently active

Hawkes Bay

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

Email Address:
Niki    0276 444 404
Ann    0274 397 333  or  845 1103
Caroline   027 3134 092

Palmerston North

First Sunday of every month
Venue to be advised.
2pm till whenever
For address details – please contact Janine on 06 358 2247 or 022 160 4404 Or Alan Goddard 06 323 8977 or 022 151 4752 or

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

Third Thursday every month
Level 1, 242 Thorndon Quay Wellington
Contact Sine Gunn 0212477621
6:30pm onwards


South 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


Third sunday of the month.
Woolstore café, Oamaru
12:00 (Lunchtime)

Contacts Lynette at, 4371756 –0275772059, or Christine 027 371 2337.


Last Sunday of every month
Rhubard Cafe,
Roslyn, Dunedin
Contact Sheryl 03453 5668 or Linda 03 456 1212


Last Wednesday of every month
40 Clyde Street Invercargill – PHO Building
Contact Helen Johnston for details
0212016755 or

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 ( 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 via the Contact page with details.