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)

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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
Crisis Respite and Advocacy Service Kaimahi
Joanne Te Tai
Crisis Respite and Advocacy Service Kaimahi
Ora Barron
Crisis Respite and Advocacy Service Mental Health Advisor – Kaumatua
Jody Vermeulen
Hiwa-i-te-rangi Advocate
Jason Hodge
Wellbeing and Therapy Facilitator
Hayley Patterson
Joan Browning
Nathan White
Night Staff
Craig Clark
Night Staff