Big Blood Pressure Check Vans

 

Our mobile blood pressure tester

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Find out where you can get your blood pressure taken for free!

 

In 2018 we celebrated the 10th birthday of the Big Blood Pressure Check by launching the Big Blood Pressure Check Van! The van was made possible with the incredibly generous support of Ryman Healthcare, who chose us as their charity partner for 2018.

The van is now based in Wellington and will serve the lower North Island (South of New Plymouth and Gisborne).

A secondary van was launched in Auckland, sponsored by Raymond Forbes Wilson Estate and the Estate of Ernest Hyam Davis & The Ted and Mollie Carr Endowment Trust, with support from Perpetual Guardian. We are incredibly pleased we now have two vans on the road to help more people reduce their risk of stroke.

Due to COVID-19, our annual Big Blood Pressure Check campaign has been cancelled and replaced for this year with a ‘road-trip’ using our Big Blood Pressure Check Vans. Over the next few months, the vans will be travelling throughout New Zealand, visiting PAKn’SAVE and New World supermarkets near you!

The ‘road-trip’ will start in the North Island at the end of October 2020, testing blood pressures for free! It's a project that could save lives, as high blood pressure is the number one modifiable risk factor for stroke. Once detected, high blood pressure can be managed and controlled, through regular checks, healthy living and with the help of medication where necessary.

Check out the below to see when you can visit the van and get your free check. Please note, the vans will also visit workplaces and these events are not open to the public.

 

Northern Region

When

Where

Address

Sunday 1st November

8.30am-12noon

Auckland Marathon

Victoria Park

Auckland

Thursday 5th November

10am-3pm

Highland Park Library

16 Highland Park Drive

Highland Park, Auckland

Friday 6th November

10am-4pm

PAKn’SAVE Silverdale

20 Hibiscus Coast Highway

Silverdale

Saturday 7th November

9am-12noon

Diabetes Whanau Fun Day, Otara Town Centre

Otara, Auckland

Thursday 12th November

10am-1pm

Lloyd Elsmore Pool & Leisure Centre

Sir Lloyd Drive

Pakuranga Heights, Auckland

Friday 13th November

10am-3pm

Pt Chevalier Library

1221 Great North Road

Point Chevalier, Auckland

Saturday 14th November

10am-1pm

Diabetes Whanau Fun Day, Otahuhu Pool & Leisure Centre

30 Mason Avenue

Otahuhu, Auckland

Tuesday 17th November

1pm-4pm

PAKn’SAVE Mt Albert

1167/1177 New North Road

Mount Albert, Auckland

Wednesday 18th November

1.30pm-4pm

PAKn’SAVE Mt Albert

1167/1177 New North Road

Mount Albert, Auckland

Tuesday 24th November

2pm-4.30pm

PAKn’SAVE Glen Innes

182 Apirana Avenue

Glen Innes, Auckland

Tuesday 24th November

10am-1pm

Tamaki Rec Centre

60 Elstree Avenue

Glen Innes, Auckland

Thursday 26th November

10am-1pm

Onehunga Community Centre

83 Church Street

Onehunga, Auckland

Thursday 26th November

2pm-4.30pm

PAKn’SAVE Glen Innes

182 Apirana Avenue

Glen Innes, Auckland

Friday 27th November

10am-4pm

PAKn’SAVE Clendon

16 Robert Ross Place

Clendon Park, Auckland

Wednesday 2nd December

10am-4pm

PAKn’SAVE Kaitaia

111 North Road

Kaitaia

Friday 4th December

10am-4pm

PAKn’SAVE Whangarei

Walton Street

Whangarei

Midland Region

When

Where

Address

Monday 2nd November

10am-3pm

PAKn’SAVE Hawera

54 Princes Street

Hawera

Tuesday 3rd November

9am-12noon

Mitre 10 Mega New Plymouth

St Aubyn Street

New Plymouth

Tuesday 3rd November

1pm-4pm

Mitre 10 Mega New Plymouth

5 Vickers Road

New Plymouth District

Wednesday 4th November

10am-3pm

PAKn’SAVE New Plymouth

53 Leach Street

New Plymouth

Wednesday 2nd December

10am-3pm

PAKn’SAVE Tamatea (Napier)

Cnr Leicester Avenue & Coventry Avenue

Tamatea, Napier

Thursday 3rd December

10am-3pm

PAKn’SAVE Hastings

602 Heretaunga Street West

St Leonards, Hastings

Friday 4th December

10am-3pm

PAKn’SAVE Napier

25 Munroe Street

Napier South, Napier

 

Lower North Island

When

Where

Address

Thursday 29th October

10am-3pm

PAKn’SAVE Lower Hutt

Brunswick Street

Lower Hutt

Saturday 31st October

9am-2pm

Manawatu Food & Craft Fair Palmerston North

70 Waldegrave Street

Palmerston North

Friday 6th November

10am-3pm

Porirua Mall

2 Titahi Bay Road

Porirua

Tuesday 10th November

10am-3pm

New World Masterton

Queen Street

Masterton

Wednesday 11th November

10am-3pm

PAKn’SAVE Kapiti

76 Rimu Road

Parparaumu

Thursday 12th November

10am-4pm

PAKn’SAVE Porirua

12 Parumoana Street

Porirua

Friday 13th November

10am-3pm

PAKn’SAVE Petone

114-124 Jackson Street

Petone

Tuesday 17th November

10am-3pm

New World Levin

21 Bath Street

Levin

Wednesday 25th November

10am-3pm

PAKn’SAVE Kilbirnie

76 Rongatai Rd, Rongatai

Wellington

Thursday 26th November

10am-3pm

PAKn’SAVE Palmerston North

327 Fergusson Street

Palmerston North

Friday 27th November

10am-4pm

PAKn’SAVE Upper Hutt

Gibbons Street

Upper Hutt

 

Our sincere thanks to Ryman Healthcare, Raymond Forbes Wilson Estate and the of Ernest Hyam Davis & The Ted and Mollie Carr Endowment Trust for their assistance with this project.

Ryman

Raymond Forbes Wilson Estate

 

The Estate of Ernest Hyam Davis & The Ted and Mollie Carr Endowment Trust