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Welcome to the Timaru branch

Tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou katoa.

If you live in or near Timaru, please contact us for support, advice and information relating to disability. Our services are community based and we have staff providing a variety of services for disabled people and their family and whānau and the wider community.

We offer a range of services for disabled people and their family and whānau including access to our modern well-equipped holiday homes at Lake Tekapo. All our support services (with the exception of Mobility Parking) are free.

There are a number of ways you can access them. While some of our services may need a referral and not all the services offered by CCS Disability Action are available from our branch, please get in touch with us directly to discuss your needs and what we can offer you.

You could also contact your GP or Life Links  as they can assess your needs and connect you with support providers.

Local Committee

Our branch is guided by a Local Committee that is made up of members who provide governance, leadership and financial management at a branch level.

You can contact Local Chair Claire Haugh on or 03 684 6151.

If you’re interested in learning more about how you can make a difference as part of our Governance, we would love to hear from you. Email or phone 03 684 6151.

Support us

There are a number of ways you can support our work in communities. If you wish to make a donation or bequest, volunteer your services to our branch, find out about membership or enquire about becoming a foster caregiver for us, please visit Support Us or contact our branch directly.

If you'd like to make a donation to the Timaru branch be sure to select South Canterbury when you complete the online form.


South Canterbury Annual Report 2021 (PDF 2.8 MB)
Contact Information
  • Street Address

    2-4 Victoria Street
    Timaru 7910

  • Postal Address

    PO Box 585
    Timaru 7940

Geoff Clarke

Geoff Clarke

Educated at Fairlie Primary and Timaru Boys’ High Geoff joined the editorial staff of the Otago Daily Times as a cadet reporter in 1957. In 1962 he was commissioned into the Public Relations branch of the Royal New Zealand Air Force.

In his 30 year service with the Air Force and, following the amalgamation of the PR branches of the individual Services into a Defence-wide organisation, he held Joint Services’ PR posts in Auckland, South East Asia (based in Singapore), Deputy Director of Defence PR and finally, in the rank of Wing Commander, Director – a post he held for eight years.

In 1987 Geoff was appointed to an administrative post in RNZAF Headquarters finally retiring from the Service in July 1992.

Geoff’s interest in the work of CCS Disability Action came about through the association of the Wellington Eagles’ Golfing Society and the Wellington and Wairarapa branches.

After retiring to Geraldine in 1999 he volunteered to fill the then post of Eagles’ Representative on the South Canterbury Branch’s Committee. By this time the direct Eagles’ association with CCS Disability Action had come to an end. However, at the suggestion of the then Upper South Regional Manager, David Matthews, he became a member of the Branch’s LEC assuming the Chair in 2015.

Richard Buchanan General Manager Southern Region

Richard Buchanan General Manager Southern Region

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