Addiction Services: Hiwa-i-te-rangi

Support for Methamphetamine and Other Substance Addiction

Hiwa-i-te-rangi is a Southland service providing counselling and support to individuals (15-35 years) and whānau experiencing moderate to severe methamphetamine and other substance addiction issues. In addition to counselling, Hiwa-i-te-rangi offers a range of cultural resilient building activities, advocacy support, and we work collaboratively with police on education and restorative approaches.

We offer:

  • One-on-one counselling
  • Assessment, planning, interventions, harm minimisation
  • On-referral to other agencies
  • Access to peer support groups (including Aronui Art Therapy, Te Rongo Pai, Te Kore and Te Kore Puna Rua)
  • Cultural resilience building activities (including Marae-based interventions, maara kai, kai ngahere, hikoi, hauora tinana, waka toi and waka ama)
  • Education support for clients and impacted whānau
  • Advocacy support
  • Drop-in day programme

Our Treatment Philosophy

Supporting a return to pro-social activity and societal contribution. Wellbeing, independence, free of addiction.

Hiwa reflects the Te Pōhā Oranga model of operation, which recognises taking a holistic approach to recovery, wellness and independence.

The Pōhā is a preserving receptacle for the tītī. It takes a whānau to collect the resources for preserving the birds and a whānau to catch the tītī. This approach recognises that people are stronger and more resilient when getting the right support at the right time.

Hiwa-i-te-rangi endorses a therapeutic approach that engages the individual in experiential learning activities designed to build connection and resilience.

How to Refer

To refer email or contact 0800 925 242

Referrals can be made by Police, community health providers, social service agencies etc.

Nau Mai Haere Mai

56 Thomson Street, Invercargill

Phone: (03) 214 5260 Freephone: 0800 925 242

Open Hours: Monday-Sunday 8.30am-6.30pm
24/7 supervised support

Therapeutic Groups On Offer

For more information about any of the groups please phone 0800 925 242.

Aronui Arts Therapy Programme
A group that aims to reduce alcohol and drug use and gambling harm through the medium of art. A therapeutic process which includes interactive drawing, free expression, role play, writing, painting, sculpting, pencil, charcoal, and crayon.

Groups are held every Monday (except public holidays) at 92 Spey Street, Invercargill, 10.30am-12pm

Te Rongo Pai
An open support group, run by Ngā Kete Mātauranga Pounamu Charitable Trust, for individuals and their whānau affected by gambling, alcohol, and/or drugs.

Te Rongo Pai offers peer support, information/education, a friendly environment, resources, and non-judgmental support.

Groups are held every Wednesday (Except public holidays) at 92 Spey Street, Invercargill, 10.30am-12pm

Te Kore
Te Kore is a closed group for women who have experienced harm from addictions and/or mild mental health.

Groups are held every Friday (Except public holidays) at 92 Spey Street, Invercargill, 10am-12pm

Te Kore Puna Rua

Te Kore Puna-Rua is a closed group for couples that runs for 10 weeks.

Groups are held every Monday (Except public holidays) at 92 Spey Street, Invercargill, 6pm-8pm

Addiction Services: Hiwa-i-te-rangi

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Our Team

Nadine Winter
Hiwa-i-te-rangi Clinician
Jody Vermeulen
Hiwa-i-te-rangi Advocate
Jason Hodge
Wellbeing and Therapy Facilitator