Regional partners provide friendly, specialised support, information and resources to assist people with respiratory disease manage their health. Services are either free or for a small fee.

Services include: 

  • One-on-one advice about asthma and respiratory health 
  • Home visits
  • Asthma and COPD support groups 
  • Spirometry testing (lung function testing)
  • Training for respiratory health professionals 
  • Society membership 

Find your local society on the map below, or scroll to the bottom of the page for a downloadable list. 

North Island

Asthma Waikato
All Waikato region
Hours: Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm
Phone: 07 838 0851
Street address: 18 Claudelands Road, Hamilton East, Hamilton
Postal address: PO Box 7013, Hamilton East, Hamilton, 3247

Asthma and Respiratory Management BOP Inc
All of the Bay of Plenty both Eastern and Western, including Tauranga, Papamoa, Te Puke, Katikati, Whakatane, Kawerau and Opotiki
Hours: Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm
Phone: 07 577 6738
Freephone : 0800 ARM BOP or 0800 276 267
Address: 254 Chadwick Rd, Gate Pa, Tauranga 3112

Eastern BOP Asthma and COPD support group
Phone: 07 307 1447 or 0800 227 363
Address: C/O Gisela Sonntag, Disabilities Resource Centre Trust, 141 King Street, Whakatane 3120

Gisborne and East Coast Asthma Society (Inc)
Phone: 06 868 9970
Address: 14 Kennedy Street, Gisborne 4010

Breathe Hawke’s Bay
Hawke’s Bay - including Napier, Hastings, Central Hawke’s Bay and Wairoa
Office hours: Monday-Friday, 8.30am-3pm 
Nurse hours: Monday-Friday, 8.30am-5pm
Phone: 06 835 0018
Address: 199 Dickens Street, Napier
Postal address: PO Box 687, Napier 4140 

Tu Kotahi Maori Asthma Trust
Lower Hutt
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8.30am-5pm
Phone: 04 939 4629 / 0800 939 462
Address: 7-9 Barnes St, Seaview, Lower Hutt 5010

South Island

Marlborough Asthma Society
Usual Hours: Tuesday 12.30-4.30pm, Thursday 8am-4.30pm, Friday 9am-3pm
Phone: 03 579 1609
Mobile: 0272057244
Address: Marlborough Community Health Hub
22 Queen Street, Blenheim 7201

Nelson Asthma Society

Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, 9am-2.30pm
Phone: 03 544 1562
Address: 9 Cambridge Street, Richmond, Nelson 7020

The Nelson Asthma Society runs the Better Breathers Club, which is open to anyone with breathing problems. The club offers education and self-management tools. Get in contact with Nelson Asthma Society to find out when and where the next meeting will be held. 

Hours: Monday-Friday, 8.30am-4pm
Phone: 03 386 0278 
Address: 196 Hills Road, Edgeware, Christchurch 8013

Otago Asthma Society
Hours: Monday-Friday, 9am-12pm
Phone: 03 471 6167
After-hours mobile: 027 471 6162
Address: Dunedin Community House, 1st Floor, Cnr Moray and Great King Street, Dunedin 9016

North Otago Asthma Society
North Otago - Oamaru

Facebook page: North Otago Asthma

Southland Asthma Society
Southland - Invercargill
Hours: Monday-Friday, 10am-3pm
Phone: 03 214 2356 / 0800 800 249
Address: C/O Federated Farmers, 70 Forth Street, Invercargill 9810

Useful Asthma Resources

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Asthma Society Map 2020

An interactive map of Asthma Societies NZ