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A Memory Tree

New Zealand's largest and most comprehensive website holding death information. If a death has been published in a leading newsp... [read more]


Abbeyfield is a volunteer-based not-for-profit organisation providing affordable family-style housing for lonely older people wh... [read more]

Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC)

Contact Details
PhoneClaims Helpline 0800 101 996
Website http://www.acc.co.nz

Age Concern - Whangarei Outreach (Elder Abuse & Neglect Prevention)

Contact Details
ManagerHeather Campbell

Age Concern New Zealand Inc

Age Concern New Zealand is a not-for-profit, charitable organisation, dedicated to promoting the quality of life and well-being... [read more]


Health Promotion for Older People. Provided by Age Concern North Shore.

Alcohol Advisory Council

Alzheimers New Zealand

Alzheimers New Zealand Inc. is a charitable organisation that supports the work of it’s member organisations and at a national... [read more]

Contact Details
Phone0800 004 001
Website http://www.alzheimers.org.nz

Aspire Canterbury

Asthma and Respiratory Foundation of NZ

Best Crosswords

A site devoted entirely to crosswords.

Births Deaths and Marriages

Includes information on how to get certificates, family history etc.

BMJ Best Health Web Site

Best Health (provided by the British Medical Journal's Evidence Centre) has been developed primarily for the UK but is based on... [read more]

Cancer Society of New Zealand

Contact Details
Phone0800 CANCER (226 237
Website http://www.cancernz.org.nz

Canterbury Health Care of the Elderly Education Trust

The Canterbury Health Care of the Elderly Education Trust is a Christchurch based charitable trust that aims to improve the educ... [read more]

Carers New Zealand

Carers New Zealand is a national charitable trust set up to help carers of all ages.

It was created by carers, for carers, t... [read more]

Contact Details
Website http://www.carers.net.nz

Certification of Residential Care Services (including rest home audits)

Audit results of individual residential care facilities are added to the Ministry of Health website as they 'come to hand'.

Choice not Chance (Let's choose to end harmful gambling)

Contact Details
Phone0800 654 655
Website http://choicenotchance.org.nz/

Citizens Advice Bureau (New Zealand Assoc.)

Citizens Advice Bureau is a voluntary organisation providing free, confidential information and advice to anyone about any query... [read more]

Commission for Financial Capability

Provides financial education and carrys out regular reviews of retirement income policy

Contact Details
Phone64 4 499 7396
Website http://www.cffc.org.nz

Community Energy Action

Community Energy Action (CEA) is a charitable trust that provides insulation, energy advice and energy efficiency solutions for... [read more]

Contact Details
Phone0800 498 9276
Website http://www.cea.co.nz

Community Led Development

The Government is supporting community-led development by providing support and advice, but the work is led by the community.

Complaint Line

Complaint Line is a gateway website for disputes resolution and investigation agencies that provide the New Zealand public with... [read more]

Complementary and Alternative Medicine

The Ministry of Health funded the development of a CAM website for New Zealanders between 2003 and 2006 - this website has since... [read more]


Consumer watchdog, online articles of topical interest

Continence New Zealand


Dental Council

Professional and regulatory body for oral health practitioners i.e. dentists, dental specialists, dental therapists, dental hygi... [read more]

Department of Ethnic Affairs

Department of Work And Income

Includes information on Community Services Card. General enquiries (free phone) 0800 559 009.

Contact Details
Phone0800 559 009
Website http://www.workandincome.govt.nz

Diabetes New Zealand

There are diabetes societies throughout New Zealand providing support, information and advocacy for people with diabetes. Click... [read more]

Disability Funding Information Website

Disabled Persons Assembly

District Health Boards

Link to Ministry of Health web site where there is a full list of District Health Boards.


Elder Abuse And Neglect Prevention Services

Age Concern is the primary contracted co-ordination and referral service for Elder Abuse & Neglect Prevention.

Other provid... [read more]

Elder Care Canterbury Project

An intersectoral and community group that works together for the wellbeing of Canterbury’s older people.

Enable Information

Enable New Zealand delivers a range of services for older people and disabled people. These services are contracted by the Minis... [read more]

Contact Details
AddressPO Box 4547
City/TownPalmerston North
Phone0800 17 1981
Website http://www.enable.co.nz

Epilepsy Association of NZ

Gambling Helpline

Contact Details
Phonefree phone 0800 654 655
Website http://www.gamblinghelpline.co.nz/Home_4...


Senior services, home care and financial help.

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Trust NZ

Grey Power

Amongst the aims and objectives of Grey Power is the aim to advance, support and protect the welfare and well being of older pe... [read more]

Guidelines on Physical Activity for Older People

The Guidelines on Physical Activity for Older People gives five key recommendations to help older people live longer, healthier... [read more]

Health and Disability Commissioner

Aim: To promote and protect the rights of health and disability service consumers.

Enquiries and Complaints Line - advocacy s... [read more]

Health and Disability Commissioner’s publication: ‘Making Communication Easy’

This useful booklet produced by the Health and Disability Commissioner gives “Useful tips to make it easy to communicate effec... [read more]

Health and Disability Commissioner’s publication: ‘Making it easy to put the Code into Action’ (for those who work in this sector)

Practical suggestions for those working in this sector as to how they can implement the Code of Health and Disability Services C... [read more]


Health Ed is a catalogue of free health resources from the Ministry of Health Manatū Hauora.


HealthInfo contains information recommended by Canterbury health professionals. It contains a mix of locally-developed patient i... [read more]


Healthline is a free, nationwide health advice telephone service, funded by the Ministry of Health and available any time of the... [read more]

Contact Details
Phonefreephone 0800 611 116
Website http://www.health.govt.nz/yourhealth-top...

Hearing Association Inc

Hospice New Zealand

Housing New Zealand

Human Rights Commission

A statutory body set up to administer the Human Rights Act 1993, and to promote, by education and publicity respect for and obse... [read more]

Huntington's Disease Association


Financial information. Bloggers include: Bernard Hickey, Neville Bennett, Roger J Kerr.

Contact Details
AddressNew Zealand wide. Financial information.
Website http://www.interest.co.nz

Law Access

LawAccess is an online information service that provides quick and easy access to information about legal matters. As well as m... [read more]

Medical Council of New Zealand

Contains a section 'Public Information' - how doctors maintain standards, making complaints, getting information about doctors.... [read more]


Part of the Ministry of Health. Includes information for consumers about medicines

Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment - Tenancy Information

Ministry of Consumer Affairs

Ministry of Health

See the section 'Health of Older People' under the "Our Work" tab.

Ministry of Justice.

Includes publications, reports etc

Ministry of Social Development (MSD) - Senior Citizens

National Association for Loss and Grief

National Foundation For The Deaf

National Health Committee

Advises the Minister of Health about what should be funded.

National Heart Foundation of New Zealand

To locate the Cardiac Support Groups type 'Cardiac Clubs' into the search box.

Nationwide Health & Disability Advocacy Service

This is a consumer advocacy service for all users of health and disability services. The service is provided as part of a grou... [read more]

Needs Assessment and Service Coordination Agencies

NZ Directory of Needs Assessment and Service Coordination Contact Details

New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA)

(ex HCPNZ [Health Care Providers New Zealand] and ARCH) An organisation of residential care providers.

New Zealand Federation of Disability Information Centres

New Zealand Guidelines Group

The New Zealand Guidelines Group leads a movement towards the delivery of high quality health and disability services throughout... [read more]

New Zealand Health Information Service

Part of the Ministry of Health. Responsible for collection and dissemination of health related information

New Zealand Home Health Association (NZHHA)

The New Zealand Home Health Association Inc is the national body representing providers of home health care services.

New Zealand Law Society

Includes information on wills, Enduring Power of Attorney, trusts etc.

New Zealand Legislation

This website provides free public access to unofficial versions of New Zealand statutes (Public, Local, and Private Acts) and St... [read more]

New Zealand Transport Agency

NZ Govt Senior services, home care and financial help

NZ Positive Ageing Strategy

The 1999 International Year of Older Persons prompted the development of a New Zealand strategy promoting the value of older peo... [read more]

Parkinsons New Zealand

Privacy Commissioner

Enjoy the introduction to this web site.

Public Health Association

Aims to improve health... by strengthening organised efforts of society


Queendom which describes itself as 'serious entertainment' offers a variety of personality, intelligence and health-related test... [read more]


For advice & support to stop smoking.

Contact Details
Phone0800 778 778
Website http://www.quit.org.nz/

Residential Care Audit Results

Ministry of Health Audit Results

Retirement Village Residents Association of New Zealand

The RVRANZ protects the rights of retirement village residents in New Zealand.

Retirement Villages Association

The Retirement Villages Association of New Zealand Inc (RVA) is a voluntary, nationally-based membership association representin... [read more]

Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners

Royal New Zealand Foundation of the Blind

Rural Women New Zealand

Rural lobby group and voice for women.

Senior Women

An American site which " ... attempt(s) to reflect women's issues and concerns. We also hope it reflects those two most compelli... [read more]


Seniorline provides information on:
• Support to help you stay at home
• Relief care choices for caregivers
• How incom... [read more]

Contact Details
Phone0800 725 463
Website http://www.adhb.govt.nz/SeniorLine/


SeniorNet gives older adults an opportunity to get on the Internet, and learn more about new communication and information techn... [read more]

Contact Details
AddressThe Federation of New Zealand SeniorNet Societies Inc. Level 7, 150 Featherston Street,
City/TownWellington 6011
Postal AddressPO Box 9406, Wellington 6144
Phone0800 736 467
Website http://seniornet.co.nz

Sorted (Your Independent Money Guide)

Sport New Zealand (Formerly SPARC)

Information about becoming/staying fit and well.

St John

A range of services are offered including the Ambulance service. Ambulance charges are shown on their website.

St John Caring Caller

For some people living alone means that they miss out on daily human contact, someone to chat to, laugh with and share their liv... [read more]

Contact Details
Phonefree phone 0800 780780
Website http://www.stjohn.org.nz/products/caring...

Stroke Foundation of NZ

Super Seniors

The SuperSeniors Website is run through the Ministry of Social Development and the Office for Senior Citizens with the aim of pr... [read more]

TVNZ Access Service for Hearing and Vision Impaired

University of the Third Age (U3A)

International organisation which aims to provide educational stimulus and support for older people. Runs lectures and study tour... [read more]

Victim Support

Contact Details
Phone0800 842 846
Website http://victimsupport.org.nz/about

Victims Information

Contact Details
Phone0800 650 654
Website http://www.victimsinfo.govt.nz

Weka Web Site

WEKA - stands for What Everybody Keeps Asking .....about disability information and is a generic disability information website.... [read more]

Womens Refuge

Women’s Refuge provides support and information for women who are dealing with violence. The web site gives local contact deta... [read more]