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Maranga mai Murihiku

Maranga mai Murihiku previously known as the Te Whare Tu Te Whare Ora is an annual local Iwi led event that was held on the 23rd of February at the ILT Stadium Southland. This community event aims to support suicide prevention through connecting with others and building relationships through activities...

Posted: Thursday March 26, 2020

Christmas Spirit Alive and Well in the South

For many of us Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year. It is the season of good food, gifts, goodwill and quality time shared with family and friends. But for some Southland families, the festive season heralds in overwhelming busyness, added financial pressure, estrangement or loneliness and sometimes,...

Posted: Thursday March 26, 2020

Serendipity heralds selection of new Chief Executive

Presbyterian Support Southland (PSS) board members and staff have recently welcomed new Chief Executive, Michael Parker to the fold.

Posted: Wednesday March 25, 2020

Gratitude Corner

We would like to give our gratitude to local lad, Willie Peddie.

Posted: Thursday December 19, 2019

Making Hearts Smile

Adversity is no stranger to Katrina Taplin but it’s ignited in her a zealous love of life and a deep desire to give.

Posted: Wednesday December 11, 2019

Celebratory Tukutuku Panel Unveiled

A special Tukutuku panel has been created by Presbyterian Support Southland (PSS) staff to mark the organisation’s 100th year milestone.

Posted: Wednesday December 11, 2019

Shared Testament Shines Light on Family Violence

Presbyterian Support Southland (PSS) recently partnered up with * PresCare NZ and Invercargill’s First Presbyterian Church to host it’s first-ever White Ribbon event aimed at raising awareness of, and encouraging community-based action to end, family violence.

Posted: Tuesday December 10, 2019

Helping you be the best parent you can be

Running in Southland since 2007, Family Start is a home visiting programme run by Presbyterian Support Southland's service arm Family Works Southland, in Invercargill, Mataura, Gore, Te Anau and Manapouri.

Posted: Monday November 25, 2019

Celebrating 20-Years of the Family Works Buddy Programme

We were proud to celebrate over twenty years of the Family Works Buddy Programme in 2018 by having a special evening of celebrations with more than sixty people from the Presbyterian Support Southland Trust board members to past and present Big and Little Buddies.

Posted: Thursday November 14, 2019

Family Works Together to Build a Bike

Earlier this year, Family Works were approached by Doug Kamo, Managing Director of a corporate team building company called DKCM, to take part in a charity “Build a Bike” event with Foodstuffs South Island. This opportunity allowed seventeen excited children aged between 7-12 years to take part in team building activities.

Posted: Thursday August 29, 2019

Times and Tales of Allison Home

“No distance of place or lapse of time can lessen the friendship of those who are thoroughly persuaded of each other's worth.” Robert Southey

Posted: Tuesday August 13, 2019

Generosity Highlights the South's Christmas Spirit

The generosity of the Southland community has once again amazed Family Works staff, with a huge number of donations helping to make Christmas a little brighter for hundreds of Southland families.

Posted: Wednesday April 3, 2019

Enliven Proud to Back Southern Steel

Enliven and its staff and residents will be right behind the Ascot Park Hotel Southern Steel this season, as the team seeks a third consecutive national netball title.

Posted: Friday February 22, 2019

Going the extra mile

If anyone knows anything about going the extra mile, it’s Robyn Colvin from Invercargill department store, H&J Smiths.

Posted: Thursday December 20, 2018

Funding in Focus: The Tindall Foundation

Family Works staff are set to gain invaluable knowledge and expertise early in 2019, when they take part in a five-day training course on trauma informed practice, thanks to the support of the Tindall Foundation.

Posted: Tuesday December 4, 2018

Celebrating a Centennary

In 2019 Presbyterian Support Southland will celebrate 100 years of making a difference in the lives of Southlanders young and old.

Posted: Tuesday December 4, 2018

Celebrating 20 Years of Buddy

A mentoring programme that has positively impacted the lives of more than 300 Invercargill children has celebrated 20 years in the city.

Posted: Tuesday December 4, 2018

Guardian Angels play a vital role in the local community

We see children, young people and their families when they are at their lowest point and need a hand to face life’s challenges.

Posted: Wednesday November 7, 2018

Family Works are pleased to announce the introduction of their latest programme, Incredible Years Autism.

Created for parents of young children on the autism spectrum and key adult figures in their lives, this 14 week programme aims to provide support, encouragement, confidence and skills.

Posted: Tuesday September 18, 2018

Family Works Southland are preparing today’s youth for tomorrow’s world

In a world of rapid change, young people require the right mix of information and skills to thrive and Family Works Southland’s mission is to make that transition as easy as possible with the launch of their new resource “Get Ready, Transitioning to Independence”.

Posted: Monday September 10, 2018