Tūmanako Oranga Wellness Centre

Ngā Kete Matauranga Pounamu Charitable Trust is pleased to provide a hub of wellbeing services in a specialized, co-ordinated setting.

Services offered on site:

  • Hiwa-i-te-rangi (Methamphetamine and other drugs) counselling
  • Manawa Ora (Community withdrawal)
  • Tūmanako Oranga (Crisis community advocacy and crisis community respite care/residential)
  • A range of peer support groups
  • A range of therapeutic experiential learning activities

Addiction Support: Hiwa-i-te-rangi provides counselling and support to individuals (15-35 years) and whānau experiencing moderate to severe methamphetamine and other substance addiction issues.

Withdrawal Support: Manawa Ora is a free community withdrawal nursing service that aims to support safe withdrawal from alcohol and/or other drugs.

Crisis Community Advocacy: Support with health appointments, Whakawhanaungatanga – building relationships, wellbeing checks and more.

Crisis Community Respite Care/Residential: Residential respite care (up to six days), therapeutic interventions, a warm, safe, comfortable healing environment, a drop-in day programme and more.

Groups & Advocacy: A range of therapeutic open and closed groups and advocacy to support you on your recovery.

Experiential Learning Activities: ELAs are activities based on the experiential learning process, where we learn through experience, reflection and experimentation.

Key Contacts: 
Site Manager
Kerstin Kummerer
022 462 2965
Hiwa-i-te-rangi Manager
Rhoda Hei Hei
021 645 672

Nau mai haere mai
56 Thomson Street, Invercargill
Phone: 03 928 5701
Free Phone: 0800 925 242
Open Hours: Monday-Sunday 8.30am-6.30pm (24/7 supervised support)

Some service lines commence in 2024

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Our Team

Kerstin Kummerer
Tūmanako Oranga Wellness Centre Site Manager
Rhoda Hei Hei
Hiwa-i-te-rangi Manager
Kasey Hope
Manawa Ora Nurse
Annaleah Ah Kuoi
Tūmanako Oranga Crisis Advocacy Kaimahi
Joanne Te Tai
Tūmanako Oranga Crisis Advocacy Kaimahi
Jody Vermeulen
Hiwa-i-te-rangi Advocate
Jason Hodge
Wellbeing and Therapy Facilitator
Joan Browning
Nathan White
Night Staff
Craig Clark
Night Staff