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Aroha Mai Cancer Support Services

Community Health Service, Cancer Network Group, Kaupapa Māori


10:00 AM to 3:00 PM.


The Aroha Mai Cancer Support Services is a voluntary team and our aim is to extend support to cancer sufferers and their families by offering the following services:

  • Counseling with compassion
  • Guidance when required
  • Assisting/supporting family members
  • “Listening ear”
  • Transport assistance to medical appointments
  • Help/assist patient, family to understand treatments and the side effects
  • Awhiawhi the patient and family when requested
  • Working in a culturally appropriate manner that adheres to the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi

Aroha Mai is Rotorua based. We are unique to the Rotorua communtiy and to the Te Arawa iwi. We dont specify to one cancer group, we accommodate to all types of cancer while also embracing family/whānau.

How do I access this service?

Contact us, Make an appointment, Referral, Walk in


No fees apply.


10:00 AM to 3:00 PM.

Mon – Thu10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Fri10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Public Holidays: Closed Labour Day (24 Oct), Auckland Anniversary (30 Jan), Waitangi Day (6 Feb), Good Friday (7 Apr), Easter Sunday (9 Apr), Easter Monday (10 Apr), ANZAC Day (25 Apr), Queen's Birthday (5 Jun), Matariki (14 Jul).

Languages Spoken

English, Māori

Services Provided


Kaupapa Māori


End of life care

Home support

  • Home visiting

Injury, illness or disability

  • Home support


Whānau Ora

  • Kaupapa Māori

Cultural support

  • Kaupapa Māori

Home support

  • Carer support
  • Home & domestic help


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


  • National Travel Assistance Scheme
  • Shuttle services

Welfare & advocacy services

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

Wheelchair Access




Contact Details

10:00 AM to 3:00 PM.

1318 Pukuatua Street
Bay Of Plenty 3010

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Street Address

1318 Pukuatua Street
Bay Of Plenty 3010

Postal Address

P O Box 929

This page was last updated at 9:29AM on January 27, 2022. This information is reviewed and edited by Aroha Mai Cancer Support Services.