Korero Clubs & Groups
Due to the COVID-19 situation, all AphasiaNZ Korero Clubs and groups were placed on hold. They are in the process of restarting and the best way to get the latest updates is to email the CAA responsible for the group. Click here for the CAAs’ email addresses.
Group meetings (which are often Korero (conversation) Clubs or Aphasia Support Groups) provide an opportunity for people with aphasia to practice speaking in a supportive environment, gain confidence, meet others with aphasia, share experiences, and have open discussions with those with and affected by aphasia. Carers, family members, friends and professionals are welcome to attend most meetings.
A person who knows about aphasia provides support and facilitates most meetings. Some meetings also include guest speakers and local updates, as well as aphasia information, training and communication techniques, and other topics of interest. The meetings are free of charge, but a koha (donation) is welcome as we do not receive any Government or Health funding for our services.
AphasiaNZ Korero (conversation) Club meetings are currently offered in Auckland, Hamilton, Tauranga, Taupo, Wellington, Paraparaumu, Christchurch and Dunedin.
There are a variety of groups and services available for people with aphasia throughout the country – contact us for more information.
North Auckland (Albany): Shore Talk on Tuesdays from 10am-12pm.
South Auckland (Manurewa): Manurewa Korero Club on Thursdays at 10.30am.
Waikato Korero Club
The Waikato Korero Club supports people with aphasia following a stroke, brain injury or brain tumour.
The group meets fortnightly on a Thursday in Hamilton Central. A safe, supportive and fun environment. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for information.
Tauranga Korero Club
A weekly group for people with aphasia on Wednesday afternoons, held in Tauranga South. The Tauranga Korero Club runs for 8 weeks during term times and then breaks for 2 or 3 weeks before resuming. Email email@example.com for information.
Taupo Korero Club
A fortnightly group for people with aphasia on Thursdays, held in Hilltop. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for information.
Kapiti Aphasia Combo
A monthly group for those affected by aphasia in and near the Kapiti/Paraparaumu areas. People from Wellington City are welcome too. Group currently on hold: check back soon for updates.
The Wellington Aphasia Community also has a Facebook page! Click here and ‘like’ the page for updates and information.
Meetings are held in Johnsonville on the first Wednesday of the month (support group meeting with a guest speaker and/or topic) and on the third Wednesday of the month (Korero Club). Meetings start at 10.15am. Group currently on hold: check back soon for updates.
For more information email email@example.com
Weekly on Mondays, alternating between coffee and conversation and Aphasia Speaks Christchurch (Korero Club). Meetings are held in Papanui.
There is also a new Korero Club starting in St Martins – more details to come.
The Dunedin Korero Club meets fortnightly from 2-3pm on Tuesdays.
This is an opportunity to practise speaking in a supportive environment with others and our CAA Kathryn. If you would like to attend, and for more details, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 02041579545.
Other Meetings and Support for People with Aphasia
Dunedin Aphasia Support Group
Meets fortnightly on Fridays at 10.30am at the Mornington Presbyterian Community Centre. Refreshments are provided. The group is for people with aphasia and support people are welcome too. You can enquire about the group through Facebook – click here.
There are a number of activities for people affected by aphasia in the Tauranga area. Click below for more information:
Email email@example.com for more information.
A group of people affected by aphasia, and their partners/spouses, meets every Thursday fortnight from 10.30am-12pm at the Lower Hutt Seventh Day Adventist Church Community Centre on Witako Street. The group conducts brain exercises, quizzes, and board games. Bring along something for morning tea. For more details, email us.
Monthly aphasia support group meetings are held in Nelson, in conjunction with the Stroke Foundation. Get in touch with us for more information.
Christchurch Aphasia Carer’s Coffee Group
A group of people with partners/spouses or loved ones with aphasia meets on the third Saturday of the month at 10am at the Dux Dine Cafe/Restaurant, 28 Riccarton Rd, Riccarton. For more information, please email us.
Meetings are held on the fourth Thursday of the month from 1.30pm-3pm at Rotary House in Silverdale (north of Auckland City). New members are welcome. Meetings are held for sharing, education, and companionship, and members have the opportunity to attend a range of short courses and/or rehabilitation programmes, aimed at improving communication for people with aphasia. Some courses are also available for spouses and caregivers. For more details, email firstname.lastname@example.org
We are continually updating a directory of support meetings for people affected by aphasia in New Zealand – please check back for regular updates.