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Contact Us

For general enquiries, email us at retina@retina.org.nz. Our administrative NZ freephone number is 0800 569 849 (0800 LOW VIZ).  All members of our Executive can be contacted by using the press button options given when you call that number.

To Join Us

You can download a new member's form here in PDF format, or ask to have one sent to you by contacting us on 0800 569 849 (option 4) or emailing membership@retina.org.nz.

To renew your existing membership, please phone 0800 569 849 (option 3), or email treasurer@retina.org.nz. Renewal notices are also sent out to members with our May newsletter.

Membership is $20 per year for people in paid employment.  A 50% discount ($10 per year) is offered to people who are unwaged/retired.

Our postal address is:

Retina NZ Inc, PO Box 2232, Raumati Beach, Paraparaumu 5255.

Peer Support

If you have a retinal condition, or have a family member or close friend who has, we have a team of peer supporters who are available to talk to you.  Our team members have a range of eye conditions and are based throughout the country. They are able to speak from first hand experience about the day-to-day reality of living with a visual impairment, and offer ideas for making daily tasks easier to cope with and where to find further information on a range of topics.

Ring 0800 233 833 to speak to our Peer Support Officer Petronella Spicer or email: peersupport@retina.org.nz

Retina Youth

We have a website and a Facebook page for younger members and anyone in the 15 to 35-ish age group with a retinal condition.

Email Zane, or talk to Joel on 0800 569 849 (ext 6).  Or find us on Facebook.

Regional Contacts

Auckland: Contact Fraser on 0800 569 849 (ext 1) or president@retina.org.nz

Hamilton: Phone Mike 0800 569 849 (ext 3)

Hawkes Bay: Phone Linda 0800 569 849 (ext 7)

Kapiti Coast: Phone Sue (04) 293 5174 or contact Gail Mann gmann@paradise.net.nz.

Christchurch: Contact Petronella on 0800 569 849 (ext 4) or email peersupport@retina.org.nz 

Dunedin: Phone Lynley (03) 4877 686

Newsletter

Email editor@retina.org.nz

Retinal photographs on this website are courtesy of the New Zealand Association of Optometrists. Other photographs in our page headers are courtesy of the National Eye Institute, National Institutes of Health.