Green Prescription

Green Prescription (GRx) is a free service that improves the health and wellbeing of communities through physical activity and nutrition support, impacting sustainable, healthy lifestyle behaviour change. Through education, removal of barriers, and development of personal skills GRx aims to enhance physical, mental and social wellbeing.

How we support

We can provide support to both individuals or whānau, adapting based on need (which might be as little as a one-off contact), but could also include:

  • Face-to-face consultations (in homes, in the community or online) with a Programme Advisor, with regular follow-ups for up to 12 months
  • Resources and advice around healthy eating, physical activity and general wellbeing
  • Motivation and goal-setting support
  • Practical cooking and food workshops
  • Physical activity tasters, and support to link into community events and physical activity programmes


If you’re just after direction, ideas and inspiration, why not check out our new Wellbeing Hub? This is a collection of resources, including physical activity and recipe directories.

How can I get involved?

Use the self-referral application form (below) or ask your GP, practice nurse or another healthcare professional to make a referral to Nuku Ora. Once referred, our team will contact you to arrange a consultation. We aim to contact you within 15 working days. 

Self-referral application

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How can I refer my client?

Nuku Ora accepts referrals across the Capital & Coast, Hutt Valley and Wairarapa DHB regions.

For medical centres: Nuku Ora is no longer accepting faxed referrals from medical centres with access to HealthLink or BPAC secure eReferrals. Please refer via eReferral, or the online healthcare-referral application (below). 

For secondary care and other providers: Nuku Ora is no longer accepting faxed referrals from the hospital or community-based health providers. Please refer via our online form (below) or request the secure email-based referral form by emailing grx@nukuora.org.nz.

Read the Frequently asked questions (FAQ's) for referrers

Healthcare-referral application

Apply now

Contact us!

For more information on Green Prescription, please call 0800 ACTIVE or email grx@nukuora.org.nz

Find out more about what we do through our Green Prescription newsletters: