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Cancer Society Hawkes Bay

Cancer Network Group Service


8:30 AM to 4:30 PM.


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

  • A listening ear for patients, caregivers, whānau and family members
  • Transport  – including three times a week shuttle service to Palmerston North for treatment and volunteer drivers within Hawke’s Bay
  • Living With and Beyond Cancer  - free monthly workshops for adults with cancer and their supporters, run by experienced Cancer Society staff 
  • Support groups (Wairoa, Hastings, Central Hawke’s Bay)
  • Support volunteer training
  • One-on-one support, patient advocacy & advice
  • Emergency financial assistance via grants
  • Complementary therapy – oncology massage, reiki
  • 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 


We have nine employed staff in the Hawke’s Bay region; they look after the day-to-day operations of the Centre, supportive care services, drive the Cancer Society shuttle transporting clients to radiation oncology treatment in Palmerston North, coordinate health promotion programmes, coordinate fundraising/special events, and support our volunteers.

We have around 40 regular volunteers who help our supportive care team by driving cancer patients to treatment, assist with support groups and others who help with fundraising, special events, administration, and general maintenance.

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8:30 AM to 4:30 PM.

Mon – Fri8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Public Holidays: Closed Queen's Birthday (6 Jun), Matariki (24 Jun), Hawke's Bay Anniversary (21 Oct), Labour Day (24 Oct), Waitangi Day (6 Feb), Good Friday (7 Apr), Easter Sunday (9 Apr), Easter Monday (10 Apr), ANZAC Day (25 Apr).

Services Provided

Aids and equipment

  • Home equipment
  • Prosthetics

Supportive health

  • Social work


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


  • Shuttle services
  • Volunteer driving services


  • Headwear
  • Scarves
  • Wigs


Exercise and relaxation

  • Massage therapy

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

8:30 AM to 4:30 PM.

Little Elms Trust
310 Orchard Road
Hawke's Bay 4120

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Street Address

Little Elms Trust
310 Orchard Road
Hawke's Bay 4120

Postal Address

PO Box 1014
Hastings 4156

This page was last updated at 2:49PM on February 10, 2022. This information is reviewed and edited by Cancer Society Hawkes Bay.