Cystic Fibrosis Taranaki


Cystic Fibrosis is an inherited incurable disease affecting the lungs and digestive system. Irreversible lung damage caused by repeated chest infections leads to a shortened life expectancy. People with CF spend a lot of time in hospital. A high fat diet and daily exercise and physio regimes are essential to maintaining good health. CF Taranaki will optimise quality of life for people with Cystic Fibrosis and their families based in the Taranaki region - striving for normal life expectancy by assisting with the cost of welfare needs such as petrol and food vouchers, hospital "boredom buster" packs, purchase of medical equipment such as nebulisers, exercise and sports equipment and subs, contribution towards wages of Lower North Island Field Worker, Subsidising costs for members to go to National Conference where they can share experiences and knowledge about CF with families from all of New Zealand and learn about the latest in research and clinical practice from professional speakers.


We meet about 6 times as year on an as needs basis. Our Branch AGM usually falls between 30 June and 30 August. We meet in various private homes. For the next meeting venue please contact us.


Primary Contact

Shelley Gruchy

Branch Secretary

027 818 0580

Alternative Contact

Nicola McCarthy - Branch Chair

027 496 4786

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Postal Address

c/- 60 Woodleigh Street

Frankleigh Park



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