Auckland & Northland

  • Sands Northland/Whangarei


    Contact: To contact the group please leave a message on our Facebook page, one of us will respond ASAP. Alternatively email us and again we'll respond as soon as we can.
    Support Meetings:
    Support meetings- are held as needed, see our facebook page for details, or contact us.
    Bank: ASB
    Account Name: Sands Northland
    Account Number: 12 3115 0232681 01
    Donations over $5 are tax deductable, if you would like a receipt then please email us

  • Sands Rodney


    Contact: Nakita Turner
    Phone: (09) 9470569 or 0274426813
    Support Meetings:
    Support meetings are held as required. Please contact Maree directly for details as to where and when the next meeting is.

  • Sands Auckland Central


    Contact: Sara Lane for phone support.
    Tania Cornwall for email support and queries.
    Phone: 0508 SandsA (0508 72 63 72)
    Postal Address: PO Box 41 111, St Lukes, Auckland 1346
    Support Meetings:
    Support group meetings are held on the first Thursday evening of every month (no January meeting), 7:15pm-8:45pm in the Garlick Room (turn left at the reception desk), of the YMCA Mt Albert, 773 New North Road, Mt Albert.
    Sorry - there are no childcare facilities available, these meetings are for adults only.
    Coffee Group: Will be run on an as needed basis. Please call or email if you'd like us to arrange a coffee group meeting.
    Children and babies welcome.

    For more infomation visit their website

Waikato & Bay of Plenty

  • Sands Waikato


    Contact: Vikki Ooink, Janet Williams, & Amie Whenuaroa
    Phone: 0800 57 00 33
    Support Meetings:
    Second Tuesday of the month at 7:30pm at a Sands member's house. We also provide phone and internet support. Please contact us using the above details for more information.

  • Sands Bay of Plenty


    Contact: Kathryn McMillan
    Phone: 021430061
    Support Meetings:
    We offer support at the time of your delivery or in the coming days, weeks or months. We run events and occasional group support meetings. Please contact us if you need support and visit our Facebook page for event/meeting information.

    For more infomation visit their website

  • Sands Whakatane

    Contact: Suzanne Maguire
    Phone: 0272150659
    Support Meetings:
    Sands Whakatane are available for phone, internet and one on one contact for support. No regular community support meetings at this stage.
    Please contact Suzanne for any further details.

  • Sands Rotorua

    Contact: Leonie French
    Phone: 027 374 7338
    Support Meetings:
    Sands Rotorua are available for phone, internet and one on one contact for support. No regular community support meetings at this stage.

  • Sands Taupo

    Contact: Cathy Buntting
    Phone: 022 066 4887
    Support Meetings:
    We offer monthly meetings and phone and online support. Please contact Cathy for information.

Hawkes Bay & Gisborne

  • Sands Gisborne

    Contact: Shirley or Frank Rolfe
    Phone: (06) 868-9514 or 022 6909319
    Support Meetings:
    Last Wednesday of month
    Please contact Shirley for details

  • Napier, Hastings & Surrounds


    Contact: Kerry Debenham

    or Contact: Deborah Biggs

    Who can I contact? Support team ~ 0225316994

    Support Meetings:
    Every First Wednesday of the Month
    7.30pm - 9.00pm
    Deco City Motor Lodge, Conference Room,
    308 Kennedy Road, Napier.
    All Welcome!
    Committee Meetings ~ 6.30 - 7.30pm prior to the support meetings. Everyone welcome!


  • New Plymouth/Taranaki


    Contact: Judith
    Phone: 027 862 6977
    Support Meetings:
    Support Meetings are held first Monday of the month (except January) 7.15pm- 9.30pm. Barclay Hall (formerly Labour Party Rooms) 158 Tukapa Street, New Plymouth.

Wanganui & Manawatu

  • Sands Wanganui

    No support in this area at the moment

  • Sands Manawatu-Horowhenua


    Contact: Gaylene & Shaun Vivian
    Phone: (06) 356-9715
    Support Meetings:
    Support available, please call.

    Account Name: Sands Manawatu-Horowhenua Donations
    Bank: BNZ
    Account Number: 02-0727-0162369-83

    Sands Manawatu-Horowhenua appreciate any donations. These will go towards providing care bags for their local community.

Wairarapa & Wellington

  • Sands Wairarapa

    Contact: Linda Penlington
    Phone: (06) 377-2414 or 021-297-4801
    Support Meetings:
    Linda is available for hospital and home visits, phone and internet support.

  • Sands Hutt Valley


    Phone: 022 398 3917
    or Email:

    Support Meetings:
    Third Wednesday of the month from 7:30pm, Alicetown Community Centre, 38 Victoria Street, Alicetown, Lower Hutt.
    Also in Johnsonville - First Wednesday of each month (except January), from 7:30pm at the Plunket Family Rooms, Rotoiti Street, Johnsonville

    (Also see info for Wellington group details)

    For more infomation visit their website

  • Sands Kapiti Coast


    Support Meetings:
    Sands Wellington-Hutt Valley will be holding meetings every two months in Paraparaumu in 2019.
    The support meetings will be held at the Kapiti Impact Hub, 6 Tongariro Street, Paraparaumu on these dates:

    • Wednesday 10th July
    • Wednesday 18th September*
    • Wednesday 13th November

    And possibly a December meeting if there is enough interest.

    *This is the third Wed of the month, all others are the second Wed.

  • Sands Wellington


    Phone: 022 398 3917
    or Email:

    Support Meetings:
    First Wednesday of each month (except January), from 7:30pm
    Plunket Family Rooms, Rotoiti Street, Johnsonville
    Also in Lower Hutt - Third Wednesday of the month from 7:30pm, Alicetown Community Centre, 38 Victoria Street, Alicetown
    Bank: Westpac
    Account Name: Wellington Sands group
    Account Number: 03 0525 0237414 03
    This is our account that pays for the Moses baskets and other memory making materials that go directly to parents. If you would like a receipt, please email us on
    (Also see info for Hutt Valley group details)

    For more infomation visit their website

Nelson & Marlborough

  • Sands Marlborough (Blenheim)


    Contact: Sandra Sangster
    Phone: 027-488-1068 or (03) 579-4212
    or Contact: Sarah Fissenden
    Phone: 027 2757000
    or Contact: Anna Simpson
    Phone: (03) 577-7765 or 021 2702662
    Support Meetings:
    No set monthly meetings, will meet up as required

  • Sands Golden Bay

    Contact: Cheryl Elsey
    Phone: 0272330539
    Support Meetings:
    Sands Nelson is available for phone support by calling Cheryl on 0272330539.


  • Sands Christchurch


    Contact: Sands Canterbury
    Phone: 021 103-4911
    Support Meetings:
    First Monday evening of the month. 7:30pm - 9.30pm Avice Hill Centre & Reserve, 395 Memorial Avenue, Avonhead, Christchurch is our normal location, however since the February 22nd Earthquake, this building is now being used by the CCC. We have the use of St James Church Hall (750 Harewood Road) in the mean time. This has been thoroughly checked and is SAFE for us to use. Meetings will be held here until further notice.

  • Sands Timaru


    Contact: Sands Timaru & Districts
    Phone: 027 825 9406 - calls or texts welcome
    or Contact: Sam Joyce via email above
    Support Meetings:
    Support meetings - held when required.

    For more infomation visit their website


  • Sands North Otago


    Contact: Mel and Karen
    Phone: Karen 021 757 446 - calls or texts welcome
    Support Meetings:
    Monthly meetings held at St John's Hall, Exe Street, Oamaru on the first Thursday of every month from 7:30pm.

  • Sands Alexandra - Omakau

    Contact: Louise Vette
    Phone: 027 20 44 244
    Contact: Shelley Fleet
    Phone: 021 142 9132

  • Sands Queenstown


    Contact: Natasha Murray
    Phone: 027 410 4685
    or Contact: Ali Hanrahan
    Phone: 021 029 43605
    Support Meetings:
    One on one contact or support. Casual meetings as required. Contact Natasha for dates.

West Coast

  • Sands Westport

    Contact: Raewyn Johnson
    Phone: (03) 789 6857
    Support Meetings:
    On the first Monday of every month, from 1:30pm to 3pm, at "Number 37", 37 Peel Street, Westport.

  • Sands Hokitika/Greymouth


    Contact: Melanie Tarrant
    Phone: 027 752 8289
    Support Meetings:
    One on one, phone and email. Support meetings held 2nd Tuesday of every month 7-9pm. Please check our Sands Hokitika/Greymouth Facebook page for location details.