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Service Types

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.

Contact:
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
Email: mana.wright@kaitahu.maori.nz

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
Email: mana.wright@kaitahu.maori.nz

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.

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92 Spey Street
Invercargill
Southland 9810

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Street Address

92 Spey Street
Invercargill
Southland 9810

Postal Address

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.