Our collection centres will be closed on Thursday 25 April for the ANZAC day public holiday.

Easter Weekend

Please note that all Awanui Labs collection centres are closed over the entire of Easter weekend. Centres will reopen on Tuesday April 2 with normal hours.

Waitangi day

All of our collection centres will be closed on Tuesday 6 February for Waitangi day. (Photo credit: Aaron Mickan, Unsplash)

Lab update: December 2023

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Booking for blood tests stopping

From 3 January 2024, we are no longer taking bookings for routine blood tests – online or by phone. Bookings are only available for skin allergy tests and glucose tolerance tests. For all other tests, please attend any of our clinics at a time that is convenient for you.

Festive season opening hours

Our collection centres are open normal business hours during the Christmas / New Year period, with the below exceptions. All of our collection centres are closed on the public holidays. We wish you a safe and happy holiday season.

We’re having phone issues

This morning (Friday 17 November) we are experiencing technical issues with our phone system. Calls to our main number 06 872 6450 and 0800 101 444 are not getting through to us. If you experience any problems when calling, please phone us on 06 872 6451 instead. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Strike Notification – 17 November 2023

Awanui Labs has been issued with strike notices by APEX union for Friday 17 November 2023. Locally our laboratory, courier, and home visit services are unaffected and will operate as normal. Unfortunately we do have to close some of our collection rooms: We apologise in advance for any inconvenience.

Anniversary weekend / Labour day

Our collection centres will be closed the entire of HB Anniversary / Labour weekend (from 20-23 October) and will reopen on Tuesday 24 October. Enjoy the long weekend and travel safely if you are heading out of town.

Our name is changing – introducing Awanui Labs

Soon our name will be changing from Southern Community Laboratories Hawkes Bay to Awanui Labs.    Moving to become Awanui Labs is a significant milestone for our organisation and represents the nationwide network we are part of. Our new name brings all eight laboratory brands in our network together under a unified Aotearoa New Zealand […]