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Nga Kete Matauranga Pounamu Charitable Trust - Community Health & Social Services

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    Nga Kete Matauranga Pounamu Charitable Trust is a not-for-profit health and social service provider in Southland. We deliver a range of services including:

    • Mahana Southern Maori Mental Health and Addictions Service
    • Gambling Harm Counselling
    • Restorative Justice
    • Te Pae Oranga - Iwi Community Panels
    • Whanau Ora
    • community nursing services
    • He Puna Waiora Wellness Centre (a low cost access doctor service). This service provides both COVID-19 Testing and Vaccinations.
    • Southern Stop Smoking Service
    Kaupapa Māori
    Social Services

    Whanau Ora
    Whanau Ora is a whanau-centered service that supports families to achieve their aspirations. Whanau ora recognizes the strengths and abilities that exist within whanau and aims to support and develop opportunities that fulfill potential.
    Navigators assist with social needs, problem solving, and connection and linkage to other agencies.
    The navigators will also work with individuals and families on a pathway plan to support goals and future change.

    You can be referred by: Self-referral, agencies, Police, Oranga Tamariki.

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

    Learn more here.

    Restorative Justice
    Restorative Justice conferences are directed by judges.

    The process

    • Resolves crime by focusing on redressing the harm experienced by victims.
    • Aims to put things right for people who have been victims of crime.
    • Puts the people most affected by crime at the heart of the justice system.
    • Offenders take responsibility and offer to put things right for victims.
    • Puts emphasis on taking accountability and repairing harm caused by offending.

    Contact: Mana Wright
    Phone: (03) 214 5260
    Free Phone: 0800 925 242

    Learn more here.

    Iwi Community Panels
    An alternative resolution process for low-level offenders. Focusing on education, prevention and accountability. Service provided by Nga Kete Matauranga Pounamu Charitable Trust in partnership with police, local iwi and the wider community.

    • ICP are a community-led alternative to court for low-level offenders.
    • Offenders (known as participants) appear in front of a panel of three volunteer community members.
    • Inquisitive hearing with a purpose of discovering the underlying reasons for offending and determine outcomes to address these - We want to affect long-term social and behavioral change to reduce reoffending.
    • Eligible participants avoid court and conviction.

    Contact: Mana Wright
    Iwi Community Panels Co-ordinator
    Phone: (03) 214 5260
    Free Phone: 0800 925 242

    Learn more here.

    Tauira Tautoko
    Tauira Tautoko is the Maori student support centre at Southern Institute of Technology. The centre offers a warm, supportive environment, access to study support reference material, and Kaiawhina service support. We offer phone access, hot drinks and kai in a kaupapa Maori setting.

    Contact: Marcia Te Au-Thomson
    Phone: (03) 211 2699 EXT 8776

    Learn more here.


    Ka Awatea

    Ka Awatea is a Burglary Recidivist Programme made up of two sections: Rehabilitation – An education programme facilitated by Corrections and Ka Awatea – An intensive mentoring coach programme facilitated by Nga Kete Matauranga Pounamu Charitable Trust. The programme, aimed at men aged 18-24, supports Rangatahi to move to wellbeing free from recidivist offending.

    Contact: Greg Houkamau or Sharleen Carran
    Phone: (03) 214 5260
    Free Phone: 0800 925 242




    Kaupapa Māori


    Services are provided free to New Zealand Citizens