We are

Aratika circle of care

June Grant Founding Trustee

ONZM for services to Maori and Maori Art.  Health Promotor Te Arawa, Ngati Tuwharetoa, Tuhourangi/Ngati Wahiao.

Susan Brown Trustee Chair

Capers Cafe business owner.  Physiotherapist.  Celebrant.  Mother.  Retreat facilitator.

Wendy Lewis Founding Trustee

Grandmother and retired Radiographer

Funding Co-ordinator.

Tove Jensen-Munroe Trustee
Kylie Lang Trustee
Claire Gower-James Manager

Super Hero.  She keeps us all organized and takes care of every little precious detail. 

Barbara Hochstein
Founding Trustee
Guiding Patron

Radiographer and our former chair.

Sarah Jameson Treasurer

Associate chartered accountant, member of Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand.

Empowering you to live well

is our mission.

In the belief that attending to our emotional, mental, spiritual and physical health is essential to our wellbeing, Aratika Cancer Trust offers workshops and retreats exploring evidence-based integrative medicine practices to educate and empower people with a cancer diagnosis.

Former Trustees

Britta Norske

Founding Trustee

Meditation & Nutrition


More about Britta on our facilitator biography page.

Doreen Vroom-Barclay

Former Trustee

Local Rotorua business owner from the Netherlands.  Cancer thriver, determined and charming.

Mereheeni Hooker

Former Trustee

Guiding light who left us on 14 June 2019.  Profoundly missed.  Her life was spent in service to education and her Maori community. 


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