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Overeaters Anonymous

Central North Island

New Zealand

Welcomes You

Is compulsive overeating, under-eating, food addiction, anorexia, bulimia, binge eating, or over exercising a problem for you? — OA has a solution, scroll down the page to see what we offer.
Overeaters Anonymous have been running successfully for over 60 years. Come to a meeting and hear stories of recovery from food addiction, obesity, bulimia and other disordered eating behaviours.

N.B. Groups can be either face-to-face,  virtual only (generally via Zoom), or be a hybrid face-to-face / zoom meeting.  Please email via our Contact page for zoom meeting links or contact information for other groups.

At Overeaters Anonymous Central North Island New Zealand, wellbeing is at the forefront of what we’re working together towards. Our programs and activities are designed to be a catalyst that helps community members reach their goals and fulfill their potential. Learn more about the positive impact we have and join us in bringing about positive change.


Overeaters Anonymous -
we offer hope of recovery.

In Overeaters Anonymous, you’ll find members who are extremely overweight, even morbidly obese; moderately overweight; average weight; underweight; still maintaining periodic control over their eating behaviour; or totally unable to control their compulsive eating. OA members experience many different patterns of food behaviours. These “symptoms” are as varied as our membership. Among them are:

  • eating binges or grazing

  • preoccupation with reducing diets

  • starving

  • laxative or diuretic abuse

  • excessive exercise

  • inducing vomiting after eating

  • chewing and spitting out food

  • use of diet pills, shots and other medical interventions to control weight

  • inability to stop eating certain foods after taking the first bite

  • fantasies about food

  • vulnerability to quick weight-loss schemes

  • constant preoccupation with food

  • using food as a reward or comfort

Our symptoms may vary, but we share a common bond: we are powerless over food and our lives are unmanageable. This common problem has led those in OA to seek and find a common solution in the Twelve Steps, the Twelve Traditions and nine tools of Overeaters Anonymous.

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or ask a question using our enquiry form on the contact page. 

If you are new to OA or you are a healthcare professional, you can also visit for more information about how OA can help you.

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