Regional Peer Support Groups

The Kidney Support Groups listed below are generally consumer led - and on a volunteer basis. Many of the people running these groups will be familiar with the renal system - and many will have had transplants, or will be waiting for one.

These support groups are the best way to meet with other people in your area face-to-face who have dealt, or a dealing with the same issues as you.

Members of these support groups include patients, family members, people on dialysis, people who are starting their kidney journey and those who have received  a transplant many years ago - and want to help support those who are starting out.

Click on North or South Island to see the support groups in your area.

  • North Island

    North Island

  • South Island

    South Island

Palmerston North

Palmerston North Kidney Support Group

Pat Burton

panburton31@gmail.com

06 357 0594

Taranaki

Taranaki Kidney Support Group

Margaret

margaretshome@xtra.co.nz

06 755 4392

Wellington

Wellington Peer Support Group

Matt Toole

Mattytoole@gmail.com

021 039 0460

Whanganui

Whanganui Support Group

Lisa Bullock

gbullock@xtra.co.nz

06 345 3373

 

Ashburton

Ashburton Kidney Support Group

Andy Bryant or Liz Carrick

ashburtonkidneysociety@gmail.com

Dunedin

Otago Kidney Society

Glen McLennan

glen@oks.nz

021 806 575

Nelson/Marlborough

Nelson Kidney Support Group

Linda Putter

lindaputter@xtra.co.nz

03 539 6070 or 021 942 718

Southland

Southland Kidney Society

Nobby Clark

karennobs@yahoo.com

027 859 9313

Timaru

South Canterbury Kidney Support

Kim Hewson

hewys@callplus.net.nz

03 688 6903

North Island

North Island

Palmerston North

Palmerston North Kidney Support Group

Pat Burton

panburton31@gmail.com

06 357 0594

Taranaki

Taranaki Kidney Support Group

Margaret

margaretshome@xtra.co.nz

06 755 4392

Wellington

Wellington Peer Support Group

Matt Toole

Mattytoole@gmail.com

021 039 0460

Whanganui

Whanganui Support Group

Lisa Bullock

gbullock@xtra.co.nz

06 345 3373

 

South Island

South Island

Ashburton

Ashburton Kidney Support Group

Andy Bryant or Liz Carrick

ashburtonkidneysociety@gmail.com

Dunedin

Otago Kidney Society

Glen McLennan

glen@oks.nz

021 806 575

Nelson/Marlborough

Nelson Kidney Support Group

Linda Putter

lindaputter@xtra.co.nz

03 539 6070 or 021 942 718

Southland

Southland Kidney Society

Nobby Clark

karennobs@yahoo.com

027 859 9313

Timaru

South Canterbury Kidney Support

Kim Hewson

hewys@callplus.net.nz

03 688 6903