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Sharing Tales of World War II

Fresh faced and proud: uniformed young men look out from behind framed glass in a photograph that takes pride of place in Lewis and Nancy Nicholson’s comfortable double room at Peacehaven Village Resthome. It’s a permanent picture of the brave men of the 23rd Battalion, C Company, 12th Platoon, with...

Posted: Friday April 24, 2020

In Rememberance

It is with great sadness that Presbyterian Support Southland acknowledges the passing of Keith Ashley, Bob Dykes and Pat Goodwill

Posted: Thursday March 26, 2020

Community pitches in for Walmsley House Garage

With a healthy dose of kiwi ingenuity and a little ‘who knows who’ networking, PSS Enliven’s Property & Procurement Manager Mark Dowling has turned an old shipping container into a fit-for-purpose mobility scooter garage – And Walmsley House residents couldn’t be happier!

Posted: Thursday March 26, 2020

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

Gratitude Corner

This year we have been very fortunate to receive a very kind and generous donation from a local Southland family for the purchase and signage of a new van for our Enliven Services.

Posted: Thursday March 26, 2020

Resthaven evacuation goes according to plan

Rising river levels and inundating floodwaters sparked the overnight evacuation of residents from PSS’s Enliven Resthaven care home in Gore on February 5th - the execution of which went according to plan.

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

Enliven Volunteers Celebrated at Festive Morning Tea

Whether it's driving a car load of seniors to Coffee Club or lending a hand with the weekly grocery shopping, humble Enliven volunteers have been recognised for their contributions at a special morning tea.

Posted: Wednesday December 11, 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

Volunteer Special: A win-win situation

When early-childhood teacher Gayle Thornton began volunteering with *Enliven SupportLink Wakatipu three years ago, she had no idea it would lead to an about-turn career change which would see her working with people from the opposite end of the age spectrum.

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

From the War Cries of Croatia to Peace at Peacehaven Village: Linda Soper's ‘odd’ life

Medical guinea pig, political activist, gang-prospects’ street mother, military purveyor, interpreter and evidence-gatherer for ‘The-Hague’ – Most people would say Linda Soper has led a colourful life.

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

SupportLink volunteer Dean finds his purpose

Like all of our services, we rely heavily on the support and hard work of our amazing volunteers. Every year we see new people join us to help all of our residents and clients, each one with their own incredible stories.

Posted: Thursday November 14, 2019

Two in a row for Southland rest home

Walmsley House rest home in Invercargill has officially exceeded the aged care sector’s highest quality standards, for the second time running.

Posted: Tuesday October 29, 2019

Enliven nurses receive significant pay increases

Around 40 residential aged-care nurses employed by Presbyterian Support Southland Enliven are delighted to have received significant pay increases, affording them parity with their DHB counterparts.

Posted: Monday September 2, 2019