Support and Information for People with Diabetes

Diabetes Centre Northland Health

Phone: (09) 430 4101 extn 8667 /  Fax: (09) 470 0034

Address: 127 Maunu Road, Whangarei

Diabetes Self Management Programme

This is a free course which consists of one 2.5 hour session each week for six weeks and is available to those living with diabetes in the Manaia PHO area.  This Programme has been developed to help people living with diabetes better:

  • understand their condition
  • learn skills
  • gain confidence in managing their condition

Contact: Glenys Bucknell on (09) 4381015 or

Supermarket tours

Manaia Health PHO offers supermarket tours.  To book a tour or find out more contact Glenys on (09) 438 1015 or

Kia Ora Vision

People with diabetes are eligible join Kia Ora Vision.  This offers the following:

  • Regular check ups with your doctor or nurse
  • An opportunity to discuss health and medication issues
  • A wellness plan to help realistic health goals and make lifestyle changes to optimize your health

Diabetes Whangarei Support Groups

Contact: Marion Webster, (09) 436 3669

Whangarei Support group meetings 10.00am second Wednesday of the month. Table Tennis Clubrooms, ASB Stadium. Guest speakers are regularly invited to the meetings.

Kawakawa Support Group

Coordinated by Anita Wilson

027 358 3010

Kerikeri Support Group

Coordinated by Mike Hampton

021 407 617

Dargaville Support Group

Coordinated by Joseph & Su Harris

Whangarei Youth Support Group

Coordinated by Scott Burdett

021 172 8821

Order of St. John Caring Caller Service

Support by phone, daily calls for a chat and friendship and as a safeguard for people with a medical condition, contact 09 435 4004 or 0800 780 780