About Us

About Us

Awanui Labs Northland was established in the early 60’s since then we have grown then from a small team consisting of 5 technical staff to now having over 50 staff working within the company including 9 pathologists.

Our central laboratory site is in Whangarei yet our service extends to healthcare professionals throughout the whole Northland region.

We offer a wide range of diagnostic tests in Biochemistry, Haematology, Microbiology, Immunology and Histology/Cytology and are equipped with modern analysers and state of the art computer systems that ensure the majority of routine patient test results are reported back to the requesting doctors within 24 hours of specimen collection.

Awanui Labs is IANZ accredited and our team is committed to ensuring diagnostic excellence. We aim to build relationships for life with our community and healthcare professionals, and work in close relationship with the other Awanui laboratories in New Zealand.

For more information about Awanui Labs contact:

For all enquiries Tel: 09 438 4243

Our Values

Awanui Labs operates under the following STAR values;

Service Excellence

  • We strive to provide the highest standard of health care
  • We look for new opportunities/ways to improve our care and service
  • We seek to understand and exceed expectations

Teamwork and Integrity

  • Our workmates know they can rely on the team
  • We are open and honest in all our communications with each other
  • We embrace constructive feedback and recognise achievements
  • We earn each others’ respect and receive it in return


  • We look to the future, always ensuring that we have stable platforms from which to build
  • Continuous learning and creativity are integral to our jobs and the success of our company
  • We are proactive and innovative in response to new and emerging industry and community opportunities and needs


  • We are accountable to our colleagues, our patients and stakeholders, our company and our shareholders
  • Our decisions are made with a balanced focus on financial security and service excellence
  • Services are delivered in a way that incorporates the principles of Treaty of Waitangi and acknowledges cultural diversity.