CFNZ Canterbury

Welcome to the Canterbury Branch of Cystic Fibrosis New Zealand.  CFNZ Canterbury has the second largest CF population and services the largest geographic area – from Waitaki in the south to Kaikoura in the north and also includes the West Coast.

Canterbury Branch can assist people with CF and their families in their region with:

  • equipment essential for people with CF
  • information and education
  • peer support
  • meeting and conference attendance
  • welfare issues
  • emotional and financial support
  • parking costs at Christchurch Hospital when an inpatient or attending clinic

We are an active branch with fundraising events each year to raise the funds required to continue the support of people with CF.  Our annual Golf Tournament is held in October and we regularly host a movie or theatre benefit night  which gives everyone the opportunity to meet with other parents of children with CF. Each year we also sell the Entertainment Book. We are always looking for volunteers to help us with these and other events, if you would like to help please contact us.

You can contact our Secretary, Nicky, if you wish to receive regular news and information about the branch, or if you wish to contribute to the branch newsletter.

If you would like further information please contact us (details below), or email the branch at

Our committee meets on the second Tuesday on every month. Please contact the branch if you would like to attend.  Your support would be greatly appreciated.

CF Canterbury contact details:
Melissa Skene (Chair)
Ph: 03 323 5383  Email:
Nicky Churton (Secretary)
Ph: 03 550 1224   Email: