St John – providing emergency ambulance services in Te Puke since 1943. The Te Puke area covered by St John stretches from Papamoa in the west to the Matata straights in the east and half way to Rotorua on State Highway 33.

In addition to our emergency ambulance services, St John Te Puke also:

  • Provides medical services at community, sporting and entertainment events
  • Responds to personal medical alarm activations
  • Provides a Youth Programme which enables young people to learn essential life skills, gain confidence and of course have fun and make friends in the process
  • Provides St John Caring Caller – a friendship by phone service that keeps people in touch with their communities.

A brief history

St John has a special place in the hearts and minds of Te Puke residents.

Its connection with the town and surrounding areas began in 1941 when a nursing division was launched in the town. Due to demand for its services an ambulance division was established two years later in 1943.

Read more about the history of St John in Te Puke >>

Meet the team

The St John team in Te Puke are a group of passionate and talented people, dedicated to making a difference in their community.

Meet the St John Te Puke team >>

Thank you to our supporters

In December 2011 St John moved from the site of its Ambulance Station in Te Puke to make way for a new council development.

Following this, St John services have been based in temporary premises while funds were raised to develop a new facility in Te Puke.

Thanks to the support and generosity of the local community, businesses, trusts and individual donors, a new St John facility is nearing completion in the town and will be officially opened for use in early 2014.

St John thanks all contributors and residents from Te Puke and surrounding areas who have supported this project.

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St John Youth

St John Youth programmes help young New Zealanders to develop first aid, health care, leadership and life skills. Penguins are aged 6 to 8, Cadets are aged 8 to 18 years old. These programmes are fully funded by donations.

St John Youth meet in Te Puke on Monday evenings, 6.00pm to 7.30pm.

It’s all about leadership, life skills and fun – read more >>

St John Caring Caller

Caring Caller is a service that St John provides for people who live alone or feel a bit lonely. Volunteers phone clients regularly to check that everything is ok. This free service is fully funded by donations.

Read more about Caring Caller >>

Event medical services

St John provides medical coverage at some of the largest and most high profile events in the country; we also look after small events, like school gala days and community fairs.

Nobody can surpass our experience, capability and versatility. If you’re an event organiser, you can trust us to look after your competitors, participants, spectators, officials and event staff. By choosing St John as your medical services provider, you can be confident that first aid requirements are in safe hands.

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Support St John in Te Puke

From ambulance services to medical services at public events, medical alarms, first aid training, a youth programme and a range of innovative community services, St John has a proud reputation for being the first to care in Te Puke.

To ensure vital St John services and programmes continue and expand in Te Puke St John needs your support so it can continue to support this local community.

To learn how you can support St John in Te Puke with a donation or becoming a volunteer phone 0800 ST JOHN (0800 785 646) Monday - Sunday 7am - 7pm.


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