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​Maori Cancer Kaiarahi Service
This is a free service designed to support Maori and their whanau with high suspicion of/or diagnosis of cancer to get the right information, make informed decisions about treatment options, and get to treatment.

Whanau can be referred by: GPs, Cancer Society, hospital, friends, Whanau, hospice, district nurses or any health providers and other professionals.

Contact: Barbara Metzger
Maori Cancer Kaiarahi Service Co-ordinator
Phone: (03) 214 5260
Free Phone: 0800 925 242
Email: barbara.metzger@kaitahu.maori.nz

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Disability Information & Advice
We deliver support, information and advice to clients with disabilities. Our kaiawhina offers assessments to identify your needs and will create with you a tailored plan to meet your desired outcomes.

You can be referred by:  Whanau/self referral, community health providers, social service agencies.

Contact: Sandra Stiles
Whanau Ora Navigator - Disabilities
Phone: (03) 214 5260
Free Phone: 0800 925 242
Email: sandra.stiles@kaitahu.maori.nz

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Whanau GP Service - He Puna Waiora - learn more here


Rongoa/Natural Therapies
A private, safe and confidential service which includes therapeutic treatment plans, mirimiri, nutrition and hydration advice, reiki, lymphatic drainage, relaxation massage and reflexology.

See our service booklet for more details.


Stop Smoking Services - learn more here


Mauri Ora Community Nursing Mobile Service
This is a mobile service with a focus on the Western Southland area, but accessible to all Southlanders.

The Mauri Ora nurse can:

  • Assess and establish a whanau health plan.
  • Identify strategies for improves health for the whole whanau.
  • Identify and plan for whanau health priorities.
  • Support and care of conditions e.g. diabetes, nutrition and cardiovascular disease.

Care can occur via community clinics in a marae, school, community centre/setting with home visits also an option. We are happy to engage with groups, clubs, senior citizens etc to extend members health checks. The nurse can link you to other services or to our agency GP practice He Puna Waiora (where charges apply).

Contact: Kody Young
Mauri Ora Mobile Community Nurse
Phone: (03) 214 5260
Free Phone: 0800 925 242
Email: kody.young@kaitahu.maori.nz

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92 Spey Street
Invercargill
Southland 9810

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92 Spey Street
Invercargill
Southland 9810

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PO Box 1749
Invercargill

This page was last updated at 10:18AM on May 29, 2019. This information is reviewed and edited by Nga Kete Matauranga Pounamu Charitable Trust - Community Health & Social Services.