Due to the COVID-19 situation, all AphasiaNZ Kōrero Clubs and groups were placed on hold. They have now restarted. The best way to get the latest updates about a group is to email the CAA responsible for the group.
Group meetings (which are often Kōrero (conversation) Clubs or Aphasia Support Groups) provide an opportunity for people with aphasia to practise 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 Kōrero (conversation) Club/group 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 Kōrero Club on Thursdays at 10.30am.
For more information about Auckland groups and activities, including the meeting locations, email firstname.lastname@example.org (Manurewa KōreroClub) or email@example.com (Shore Talk).
Waikato Kōrero Club
The Waikato Kōrero 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 Kōrero Club
A weekly group for people with aphasia on Wednesday afternoons, held in Tauranga South. The Tauranga Kōrero 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 Kōrero 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 on the second Wednesday of the month for those affected by aphasia in and near the Kapiti/Paraparaumu areas. People from Wellington City are welcome too. Group will restart in September: email email@example.com for more details.
The Wellington Aphasia Community also has a Facebook page! Click here and ‘like’ the page for updates and information.
Wellington Aphasia Community
Meetings and groups are held in Johnsonville on the first Wednesday of the month (group meeting with a guest speaker and/or topic) and on the third Wednesday of the month (Kōrero Club). Meetings start at 10.15am. Group is restarting on Wednesday 19th August.
For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org
Aphasia Speaks Christchurch (Kōrero Club) and Coffee and Conversation group
Weekly on Mondays, alternating between the Kōrero Club and the coffee group. Meetings are held in the morning in Papanui.
Aphasia Speaks Christchurch is currently full/at capacity, and those wanting to join will be put on a waitlist. However, there are spaces for people to join the Christchurch South Kōrero Group in St Martins.
Christchurch South Kōrero Group (St Martins)
A new Kōrero Club for those living in South Christchurch. New members welcome.
Kirsten Drayton SLT facilitates Aphasia Speaks Christchurch – contact her for details.
For information about the other Christchurch activities, email email@example.com
The Dunedin Kōrero 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.