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Community Health Service, Cancer Network Group


8:30 AM to 5:00 PM.


Green Prescription (GRx) is a FREE programme to improve the health and wellbeing of adults and whānau through physical activity/nutrition support to help individuals make sustainable, healthy behaviour changes. Through education, removal of barriers, and development of personal skills GRx aims to enhance physical, mental, and social wellbeing.

How we support

We can provide support to individuals or to families, adapting based on need (which might be as little as a one-off contact), but could also include:

  • Face-to-face consultations (in-homes, in the community or online) with a Programme Advisor, with regular follow-ups for up to 12-months
  • Resources and advice around healthy eating, physical activity, and general wellbeing
  • Motivation and goal-setting support
  • Practical cooking and food workshops
  • Physical activity tasters, and support to link into community events and physical activity programmes

If you’re just after direction, ideas, and inspiration, why not check out our Wellbeing Hub? This is a collection of resources, including physical activity and recipe directories.


Our diverse and experienced team is made up of:

  • Nutritionists/Dietitian
  • Exercise Specialists
  • Health Promoters
  • Māori and Pasifika Health Professionals 

How do I access this service?


You can ask your GP or practice nurse or other healthcare professionals to make a referral to Nuku Ora. Once referred, our Programme Coordinator will contact you to arrange a…


Contact us

For more information on Green Prescription or other healthy lifestyle opportunities, please call 0800 ACTIVE or email


8:30 AM to 5:00 PM.

Mon – Fri8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Above are our office hours. Green Prescription programmes may run outside these times.

Public Holidays: Closed Queen's Birthday (6 Jun), Labour Day (24 Oct), Wellington Anniversary (23 Jan), Waitangi Day (6 Feb), Good Friday (7 Apr), Easter Sunday (9 Apr), Easter Monday (10 Apr), ANZAC Day (25 Apr).

Services Provided

Exercise and relaxation

  • Rehabilitation

Wellness / healthy lifestyle

Injury, illness or disability

Wellness / healthy lifestyle

  • Exercise and activity
  • Healthy eating

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



Contact Details

8:30 AM to 5:00 PM.

Kate McCartney
Regional Programme Manager - Hutt Valley & Wairarapa | 021 650 107  

Toshy Rapana
Regional Programme Manager – Wellington, Porirua & Kāpiti  |  022 642 9793 

Level 1
223 Thorndon Quay
Wellington 6011

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Level 1
223 Thorndon Quay
Wellington 6011

This page was last updated at 11:54AM on May 10, 2022. This information is reviewed and edited by Nuku Ora.