How we can help

When a person in Te Tai Tokerau / Northland is first diagnosed with Breast Cancer, one of our specially trained volunteers will contact them and support them throughout their journey.



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We actively fundraise by holding events to raise money for Breast Cancer support in Northland. Checkout our latest news and upcoming events here.



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We completely rely on donations from the public, sponsors and fundraising from special events to support our free service. No amount is too small, every dollar counts and we appreciate all kohas!


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Breast Cancer Support Northland

We aim to provide practical and emotional care to every person in Northland receiving a mate ūtaetae/ breast cancer diagnosis, their whānau and friends.

We provide specially trained volunteers who have themselves recovered from Breast Cancer. It’s an opportunity to speak with others who have been in a similar position. Offering practical and emotional support, encouragement, and a shoulder to cry on. We supply information on relevant services you may need.

Breast Cancer Support Northland has supported thousands of Te Tai Tokerau women for over 40 years. In 1980, Betty Morgan formed a Breast Cancer support group in Whangarei. In 2007 this became the Breast Cancer Support Northland (Charitable) Trust.  Betty passed away in May 2024 at the age of 97. 

e provide help from south-east of Mangawhai across to the Kaipara Harbour and all the way up to Cape Rēinga. Working on the basis of utilising mate ūtaetae survivors to support those newly diagnosed. Providing emotional support and a range of practical support and information. We help approximately 40 newly diagnosed wahine each year, and provide ongoing support for many years after. There is confidential, one-on-one, or group support available to all cultures in our region.

Our aim is that every person in Northland diagnosed with Breast Cancer receives the manaaki they need. Ensuring those with a breast cancer diagnosis are not socially isolated, but are connected and engaged.

When a person is first diagnosed with Breast Cancer, one of our specially trained kaitūao / volunteers will contact them and support them through their journey.

You can join us at our fortnightly coffee mornings, we will treat you to a free coffee on your first visit and a slice of cake if you visit us around your birthday.  Our Facebook page has all our up-to-date happenings and information specifically for those who have or have had a breast cancer diagnosis to connect and support each other. All of our Breast Cancer Support Northland trustees are volunteers who enhance the wellbeing, safety and quality of life for those with a breast cancer diagnosis and their whānau.

We rely upon you the Northland community for sponsorship and fundraising, We do not receive funding from Government, NZ Breast Cancer Foundation or the Cancer Society. The manaaki of our amazing Principle Sponsors make life easier for Te Tai Tokerau based New Zealanders living with Breast Cancer.

How we can help

Breast Cancer Support are proud to support you with specially trained volunteers, who have themselves been mate ūtaetae patients. We have a financial policy which can help towards, travel, kai, practical home help or the costs of treatment & recovery. We can arrange for some free frozen meals for you too.  

We have a wealth of knowledge to share so that you can obtain support from other organisations, goods & service suppliers and in person by attending our coffee support group.

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We organise regular events in order to give you an opportunity to meet for mutual support and encouragement.

Coffee mornings are held twice a month. Come for a cuppa and a chat in a casual relaxed atmosphere.  

You can join in with our Pink Loop fund raiser, Wāhine Retreat and Mid-Winter Xmas Meal which are all held annually.

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Our quarterly newsletters and regularly updated Facebook page keep you informed with what is happening.  We provide details of resources and information from relevant other third parties, goods & services suppliers, giveaways, surveys, medical trials and government subsidies.  We share anything we feel will help to manaaki you along your cancer journey.

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About Us

See who we are and how you can support us by being a kaitūao / volunteer, donating or sponsoring Breast Cancer Support Northland Trust.

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Thank You To Our Awesome Sponsors & Supporters

Without our amazing sponsors and supporters we would not be able to offer the support and care that those diagnosed in Northland, deserve