Welcome to the Bay of Plenty Branch of Cystic Fibrosis New Zealand. Our branch covers the area from Thames/Waihi Beach to Opotiki, and includes the Rotorua district.Contact Branch
The Bay of Plenty Branch can offer assistance with many aspects of CF - such as peer support, welfare issues, education, and emotional and financial support.
More specifically we:
We have an inclusive approach. Anyone who wants to be involved can be – and all members are accepted as committee members. If you'd like to get involved - please let us know!
We support all those living with cystic fibrosis (CF) who live in the region. We help families and people with CF as there are many hidden costs to this condition. High nutritional needs, physical exercise and physiotherapy, regular hospital appointments or stays… it all adds up: financially and emotionally. Raising funds to be able to provide support is one of our main contributions.
We encourage fundraising throughout the year to raise the funds needed to provide these support services. We are always looking for volunteers to help us with our fundraising, if you are interested please contact the branch, your assistance will be gratefully received.
Branch meetings are generally on the first or second Monday about three times a year (July/August; November/December and March/April/May depending on branch needs and national meetings). If you are interested in attending please contact the branch to confirm next meeting details.
We also have a closed Facebook page – available to branch members to freely share information and to discuss any local issues they want.Contact the branch
The Bay of Plenty Branch of CFNZ raises funds to help with the many hidden extra costs of having CF. The branch is run by volunteers – generally family of people with CF - and needs help to continue the support it provides in the region. We cover two district health board areas and have an ever increasing membership.
Please give generously.Donate to this branch
Yvonne is Chair/Secretary of the branch and has a 10-year-old daughter with CF. They live to the west of Tauranga on a small avocado orchard with Warwick (who is on the CFNZ Board), and cat Cloud and dog Jeff. As a photographer, Yvonne is generally found hiding behind her camera.
Nicola is the treasurer and the secretary for the Bay of Plenty branch.