Support

Support and Contact people through New Zealand.
These are set out in alphabetical area as to the support groups.

AUCKLAND AREA
ME/CFS SUPPORT (AUCKLAND) Inc.
Website: http://www.meauckland.org.nz
Email:
manager@meauckland.org.nz
Facebook: “Members of ME Auckland Support Groups”

Auckland North Shore,
Convenor: Anton Reinauer.
Phone:   (09) 478-8959
Email: me@ants.name

East Auckland, Brookby-Whitford.
Convenor: Wendy Matthews
Phone:  (09) 530 8291
Email: eastcfs@xtra.co.nz

West Auckland
Contact: Yvonne Bristow
Ph: 09 950 3408
Mob: 027 671 5030
E-mail: yvonne.b@meauckland.org.nz

Counties/Franklin contact
Contact: Wendy Groves
Coffee Mornings held every 2nd Tues of the Month at the
Columbus Cafe: Meetings begins at 10.30.
Email: me_franklin@orcon.net.nz

Young Peoples Group
Contact Patrick Hadfield
Phone: 021 295 1724
Email: patrick.n.hadfield@gmail.com
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Bay of Plenty (Western)
ME/CFS Support ( BOP) Inc.
ME/CFS Support (BoP Inc covers the Western Bay of Plenty.
Contact:  Tina Richards (Field Officer), Jessie Hinds (Manager)
Phone: (07)2811480
Email: Tina admin@mebop.org.nz  or Jessie  jessie@mebop.org.nz
Webpage:    www.mebop.org.nz

Bay of Plenty (Eastern)
Contact: Gisela Sonntag at the Disabilities Resource Centre
phone: O7 307 1447 or 0800227363
Email: copd@drct.co.nz
141-143 King Street Whakatane.

Canterbury.
M.E. / CFS Group (Canterbury) Inc.
Contact: Mandy Uren
email:  mecfs1@gmail.com
Phone: 03-365-5887
Webpage: http://canterbury.cyberplace.co.nz/community/MECFS
Address: P.O. Box 29-256, Christchurch, New Zealand;

Gisborne
Contact:Margaret Stuart
Phone: (06) 868-6861,
Email: Margaret.stuart@xtra.co.nz

Hamilton
Waikato ME/CFS Client Services
Coordinator and Support Group Facilitator
Contact: Tracey Larsen
Ph: 07 8344745
Email: tracey@mswaikato.org.nz
Website: www.mswaikato.org.nz

Kaitaia
Contact: Pauline Price
Kaitaia ME/CFS Support Group
Phone: (09) 408-0826.
Email: hpckta@xtra.co.nz

Napier
Contact: Elizabeth Carmine-Dick
Phone: 06) 844 4645 or 0272249525
Email: alizdick@xtra.co.nz

NELSON & MOTUEKA
Jaimie Barber
m. 020 4062 2048
jnabarber@gmail.com

Nelsons “Mens Only” group.
Meet every 2nd Monday of the month between 1.00 &
3.00 pm at Richmond New Life Church, 85 Wensley
Rd, Richmond
Contact: Ian Ph:(03) 546 4649


OTAGO AND SOUTHLAND AREAS
MEISS ‘ME Information and Support Service’ Otago and Southland Inc.’
Area covers Dunedin, Oamaru and Invercargill
Contact: Heather Wilson
Phone (03) 471-6169
Email: meiss.support@gmail.com
Facebook Page: Mecfs Meiss
Webpage: http://sites.google.com/sites/meiss2inc
Support group meetings are held in Dunedin on the last Tuesday of the month
Coffee mornings are held in Dunedin every 2nd Tuesday of the month

Alexandra (Central Otago)
Contact: Suzanne Benck
Phone: (03) 448-8431
Email: southquest@xtra.co.nz

East Otago Support Group – Gore
Contact: John Ibbotson
Phone: (03) 208-6966

QUEENSTOWN/Wanaka
See MEISS Otago/Southland
Ph:  (03) 471 6169

QUEENSTOWN New contact person
contact: Michelle
Email: m.blaikie@hotmail.com

North Otago
Contact: Suzanne Duffy
Phone: (03) 689-8847
Email: n.s.riviera@xtra.co.nz

Southland
Contact: Heather Wilson – Phone: (03) 471 6169
Email: meiss.support@gmail.com
or Contact: Nat 027 969 0425


Timaru
Contact: Lyn Mason,
Phone: (03) 684 7099

Palmerston North
Palmerston North ME/FM support group
Contact: Leah Baken
Phone: (06) 3267305
Email: rosie-pye@hotmail.com

Petone
Contact:  Barbara
Phone: (04) 589-7487 (9am to 8pm)

Rotorua
Rotorua ME/CFS Charitable trust
PO Box 5078, Rotorua, 3044
Email: mecfs.rotorua@gmail.com
Contact: Ann Lemon (Co-ordinator)
Mbl: 027 632 3776
Website: www.mecfsrotorua.weebly.com

Tauranga
Phone (07) 5787804
Contact Tina Richards ( Field officer)
Tauranga has support group meeting on second Wednesday of the month.
Coffee morning on the last Monday of the month.

Mount Manganui Support group meets the last Monday of the month.
For Katikati/Waihi and Te Puki Groups please contact Tina.

Whakatane Support Group meetings on the last Monday of the month.
Please ring Alison on (07)3071447
Whakatane has support group meeting on the second Tuesday of the month and aqua therapy every
Friday. These times may change so please check.

Te Kuiti
Contact Coralle Hodder
Phone: 078755206

WELLINGTON AND SURROUNDING AREA
WellMe//Wellington Region ME/CFS Support Group
Sandra Forsyth, Vice Chair,

Phone: 0800 600 113
P O Box 13-029, Johnsonville, Wellington , 6400.
Email:Information requests email to information@wellme.org.nz
WellMe has a vibrant Coffee Group Network and holds monthly Support Group meetings in Wellington, the Hutt Valley, Kapiti and Levin

Kapiti Support Group meetings
Sandra Forsyth, Vice Chair,
Phone: 0800 600 113

Lower Hutt Support Group meetings
Sandra Forsyth, Vice Chair,
Phone: 0800 600 113

Levin Support Group meetings
Sandra Forsyth, Vice Chair,
Phone: 0800 600 113

Whakatane
Contact: Steve Napier
Phone: 0212654093
PO Box 895,
Whakatane
Email: steve@bopsharebrokers.co.nz
Whakatane is also covered by the Bay of Plenty support group who have a field officer based there.

Whitianga
The Mercury Bay Health Support Trust
Buffalo Road, Whitianga
Contact Wendy Algie
Ph: (07) 867 1333 or (work) 0800 224 221
Email: Wendy.Algie@gmail.com
or Gwen Ph: (07) 866 5008

Contact people in areas where no support group is present, ‘not necessarily affiliated with a support group’.

Auckland
Cherry Hankin
Ph (09) 521 4251 (10am – 6pm only)

Geraldine
Contact: Jean Gee
Phone: (03) 693-8243
Email: g-j@clear.net.nz

Hibiscus Coast
Contact: Carolyn Ross
Phone: (09) 424-7782

Karamea
Janet Lodge
janliza14@outlook.co.nz

North Canterbury
Christine Benson
Ph: (03) 314 2340
10am – 6pm only
Email: benlea@actrix.co.nz

Taupo
Julia Raymer
Email: juliaraymer@orcon.net.nz

Timaru
Lyn Mason
Ph: (03) 684 7099

Wanganui
Contact: Merleen Lilford
Phone: (06) 344-4456

Whangarei & Districts – Contact
Barbara Hosken, Whangarei,
Phone: (09) 436-2462
Email: jblh@clear.net.nz