Once someone has been diagnosed with cancer, we know there are some difficult days ahead. The journey does not have to be walked alone.

No matter where you are on the cancer pathway, there is always someone to connect with for support.

He aha te mea nui o te ao?
He tangata, he tangata, he tangata

What is the most important thing in the world?
It is the people, it is the people, it is the people.

Cancer services in Nelson Marlborough

Experienced cancer nurses care for people (and their whānau) diagnosed with cancer in Nelson Marlborough.

Our aim is to ensure anyone affected by cancer is well supported and receives referrals to the appropriate support systems—from diagnosis and right through the treatment process, including managing any side effects.

Nelson Marlborough Health (Hospital)
Nelson: (03) 546 1800
Blenheim: (03) 520 9999
Cancer Nurse Co-ordinator  Ph: 022 049 2173 or (03) 539 5339/8339
Motueka Community Health Centre  Ph: (03) 528 1160
Golden Bay Community Health Centre Takaka  Ph: (03) 525 0060

Nelson Bays Primary Health
To find a GP in the Nelson Tasman Ph: (03) 539 1170 Freephone: 0800 731 317

Marlborough Primary Health
Ph: (03) 520 6200 Freephone: 0800 499 430
Email: [email protected]

See Cancer Pathways for Maori – He Huarahi Matepukupuku for more information.

Te Piki Oranga (Maori Health Services)

Te Piki Oranga is a kaupapa Māori health service provider in Te Tau lhu o Te Waka o Maui
(Nelson Tasman Marlborough).

Te Piki Oranga can help you and your whānau with:

  • Housing assistance and support
  • Advance care planning
  • Health navigator assistance
  • Social workers
  • Addiction specialists
  • Health appointment transport
  • Social service advocacy
  • Cultural support
  • Mental health support
  • Medical travel finance.

They provide:

  • Registered nurse home visits
  • Health assessments and advice
  • Quit smoking support.

Whakatū Marae  Phone: (03) 546 9099
Motueka/Golden Bay  Phone:  (03) 528 1155
Blenheim Phone: (03) 578 5750

Freephone 0800 672 642
Website: www.tpo.org.nz 

Cancer Society

“We help those affected by cancer maintain a positive outlook and make the most of living in the present.”

No matter who you are, where you live or what you are facing through cancer—the Cancer Society can help.
Their services are free and confidential.

They can help you and your whānau with:

  • Counselling
  • Volunteer driving service
  • Advance care planning
  • Health navigator assistance
  • Financial support grants
  • Extra travel funds
  • Support groups (breast, prostate, head and neck, survivors and thrivers).

They provide:

  • Sunsmart education
  • Healthy eating and exercise
  • Living well programme
  • Quit smoking support.


Nelson Phone: (03) 539 1137
Blenheim Phone: (03) 579 4379
Freephone:  0800 226 237
Website: www.cancersociety.org.nz

Victory Community Centre

The Victory Community Centre offers services to residents in the Victory, Washington and Bishopdale area.

Free or low cost services are provided by a qualified Registered Nurse.

They help with:

  • Finding a GP
  • Completing forms
  • Attending your appointments
  • Interpreting results and advice
  • Getting your message across
  • Understanding your medications and treatment plans.

They provide:

  • Health assessments and advice
  • Cervical screening
  • Quit smoking support
  • A navigation service to help find the right service and support for your needs.

Victory Community Centre
2 Totara Street, 7010
Phone: (03) 546 8385
Email: [email protected]