Asthmanurse

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 
  • Asthma and COPD support groups 
  • Spirometry testing (lung function testing)
  • Training for respiratory health professionals 
  • Society membership 

Find your region below and get in contact with a regional partner.


North Island

Asthma Waikato
All Waikato region
Hours: Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm
Phone: 07 838 0851
Email: info@asthmawaikato.org.nz
Street address: 67 Claude Street, Fairfield, Hamilton
Postal address: PO Box 7013, Hamilton East, Hamilton, 3247
Websites: www.asthmawaikato.org.nz 

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
Email: reception@asthmabop.org.nz
Address: 254 Chadwick Rd, Gate Pa, Tauranga 3112
Website: www.asthmabop.org.nz

Eastern BOP Asthma and COPD support group
Phone: 07 307 1447 or 0800 227 363
Email: copd@drct.co.nz
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
Email: lynlolohea@hotmail.com
Address: 493 Childers Road, Gisborne 4010
Postal address: PO Box 797, Gisborne 4040

Taranaki Asthma Society
Phone: 021 145 6336 (Crystal) / 021 293 9356 (Maree)
Email: gouletcrystal@gmail.com
Postal address: PO Box 186, Taranaki Mail Centre, New Plymouth 4340

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
Email: admin@breathehb.co.nz
Address: 199 Dickens Street, Napier
Postal address: PO Box 687, Napier 4140 
Website: www.breathehb.co.nz 

Tu Kotahi Maori Asthma Trust
Lower Hutt
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8.30am-5pm
Phone: 04 939 4629 / 0800 939 462
Email: cheryl.tukotahi@kokiri-hauora.org.nz
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
Email: asthma.marlborough@xtra.co.nz

Nelson Asthma Society
Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, 9am-2.30pm
Phone: 03 544 1562
Email: asthma.nelson@xtra.co.nz
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. 

Canbreathe
Canterbury
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8.30am-4pm
Phone: 03 386 0278 
Email: office@canbreathe.org.nz
Website: www.canbreathe.org.nz
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
Email: otagoasthma@xtra.co.nz
Address: Dunedin Community House, 1st Floor, Cnr Moray and Great King Street, Dunedin 9016

North Otago Asthma Society
North Otago - Oamaru
Hours: Thursday, 12-2pm
Phone: 03 434 3202 / 027 753 5711
Email: northotagoasthma@xtra.co.nz
Address: Community House, 100 Thames Street, Oamaru 9400

Facebook page: North Otago Asthma

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

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