About us

About us

Awanui Labs is an IANZ accredited medical diagnostic laboratory providing a range of pathology services for all general practitioners (GP), private specialists and midwives.

Awanui Labs also provides commercial services for non-funded requests.

Our laboratory is highly automated and technically advanced, we deliver an outstanding service for patients and health professionals.

In addition to laboratory testing, we also provide:

  • Collection Centre Network (11 sites across Canterbury)
  • Courier Network
  • Home Visit Service
  • Fine Needle Aspirate (FNA) Clinics (by appointment only)
  • Infection Control Support
  • Paternity Testing and Illumiscreen Prenatal Testing (by appointment only)

We are proud of the positive impact our services have on the health and well-being of the greater Canterbury community. 

Our values

We are committed to the future of pathology in New Zealand through excellence in technical, clinical, and service innovations. 

As a member of Awanui Group, we operate 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 clients 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


People are the heart of our business; we are proud of our highly skilled and  loyal workforce.

If you are interested in working with us and taking the first step into a rewarding career our latest vacancies can be found on our careers website