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Introducing our new CEO/Kaiwhakahaere

Community is at the heart of what motivates Presbyterian Support Southland’s new chief executive Matt Russell, both personally and professionally.

Posted: Wednesday February 1, 2023

The Christmas spirit is still alive and well in Southland

Despite the rising cost of living, Southlanders dug deep to support Family Works’ Christmas appeals last year, ensuring families in need were able to enjoy the festive season.

Posted: Wednesday February 1, 2023

Could chocolate be the elusive elixir of life?

There must be a secret elixir of life and longevity added to the water at Gore’s Resthaven care home - or is chocolate the answer?

Posted: Friday January 27, 2023

New pastoral care co-ordinator brings comfort, hope and aroha to the role

Enliven Southland’s new pastoral care co-ordinator Shirley Keen has swapped welcoming visitors into her home-based hospitality business for visiting others in their homes, but her core values of providing care and comfort to others remain her focus.

Posted: Thursday January 26, 2023

Parenting course coming to Mossburn

Strengthen your family relationships this year and join our Incredible Years parenting programme in Mossburn next month.

Posted: Monday January 16, 2023

Overseas nurses follow their hearts to Southland

Swapping high-pressured hospital roles for the intensive care for Invercargill’s elderly has been a welcome change for two of Invercargill’s newest migrant nurse recruits.

Posted: Sunday January 15, 2023

Secret to a long and happy marriage revealed

Surely there must be a secret to making a marriage lasting 70 years.

Posted: Monday December 12, 2022

Putting a smile on a child's face through the joy of reading.

Southland children in need are set to receive the precious gift of a new book this Christmas thanks to Kiwi Christmas Books.

Posted: Tuesday December 6, 2022

Poū Tohu Tohu Ahurea Māori appointed to Presbyterian Support Southland

Presbyterian Support Southland (PSS) has welcomed full-time Poū Tohu Tohu Ahurea Māori - Cultural Advisor Michelle Ryland into the role, marking a new step in the charitable trust’s cultural journey.

Posted: Monday November 28, 2022

New outdoor space enhances dementia residents' well-being

Staff and residents are set to benefit from Peacehaven's dementia unit's new outdoor area in more ways than one.

Posted: Monday November 28, 2022

Taking a stand against violence towards women

Presbyterian Support Southland (PSS) has put a stake in the ground, taking a stand against violence towards woman.

Posted: Monday November 28, 2022

Sam's Malayan holiday

Sam Harvey was just 21 when he and his mates decided to join the army to help the New Zealand effort in the Malayan Emergency.

Posted: Friday April 23, 2021

Residents having a ball with the Southern Steel

Our Peacehaven and Resthaven village residents had a fantastic time in March playing some Walking Netball with the Southern Steel.

Posted: Thursday April 8, 2021

Bringing Southland together for a special Christmas

While Christmas for many people is a time of joy, happiness, being with family, eating plenty of good food, and celebrating, for others it is a time of stress, loneliness, or struggle.

Posted: Thursday April 8, 2021

Health and Safety specialist brings her expertise to PSS

Janine Cruickshank is no stranger to working in health and safety, but while it is a familiar path, her new role at Presbyterian Support Southland (PSS) is one she is relishing.

Posted: Thursday April 8, 2021

Resident Focus: Shelia Baytopp - A life in review

When Sheila Baytopp talks about dance her eyes glaze over, and a dreamy, far away expression crosses her face. It’s an expression of love, of passion, of times gone by, but times that are remembered with fondness.

Posted: Thursday April 8, 2021

Foster Parents are one of a kind

Heather and Pita Petelo became foster parents for Family Works in September 2016 and haven't looked back since.

Posted: Monday March 1, 2021

Paving the way for Aged Care at Enliven

New Enliven Director Carol Riddle is passionate about her job. It is clear in the way she speaks about the people she works with, the residents in the care homes, and the experiences she has had, not only in this position, but in the many others she has held within...

Posted: Tuesday December 22, 2020

The next chaper for a much-loved member of our PSS Enliven community

When Lynn Morton joined the Presbyterian Support team in 2004, little did she know how wide and varied her involvement would become.

Posted: Tuesday December 22, 2020

Fostering a lifetime of friendship

Kelsi* and I were matched in 2009 in the Buddy Programme. We never lost touch after the Buddy Programme and still stay in close contact to this day. I could write a book on the different things we did.

Posted: Wednesday November 4, 2020