Author Archives: Barbara Venville-Gibbons

Simon Wilson: Cancer Diary

Senior Herald writer Simon Wilson was diagnosed with prostate cancer and underwent surgery in early 2018, a journey he documented in his Cancer Diaries published in the NZ Herald. Prior to Christmas 2020 he made daily visits to Auckland City Hospital where he “found fear and hope in 33 days in the radiotherapy room”. Read…

Graeme Woodside, CEO

CEO Retirement

The Chief Executive Officer of the Prostate Cancer Foundation of New Zealand, Graeme Woodside, has advised the Board of his retirement, effective early February 2021. The Board very much regrets his retirement but respects his wish to cease full-time employment. Graeme joined the Foundation as CEO in early spring 2013, having had considerable experience in…

Prost-FIT launches on the Shore

We’re really excited to announce that Prost-FIT, the programme designed specifically for men with prostate cancer, has hit Auckland with the first class starting in Northcote, Thursday 29 October. All the details are on the flyer in this post, RSVP to class organiser Lisa Gombinsky. A West Auckland class is due to kick off Nov…