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Family Start Programme Expanding

Help for families in need is now accessible in more parts of Southland than ever before, through the Family Start programme.

Posted: Tuesday February 28, 2017

Free app for parents proves hugely valuable

The free Baby&You App is full of relevant information for new or young parents.

Posted: Tuesday February 14, 2017

Making a Contribution – and loving it!

Many 18-year-olds are more than happy to sit at home during their school holidays. Not Aidan Murdoch – he’d rather give his time to the residents at Peacehaven Village.

Posted: Sunday January 29, 2017

H&J Smith Supporting Families at Christmas

More than 140 Invercargill children will be unwrapping special gifts on Christmas Day, thanks to the generosity of H&J Smith shoppers and the store itself.

Posted: Thursday December 22, 2016

Community generosity supports Southland families at Christmas

Fifty Christmas food parcels will be heading out of the Family Works door this week on the December 22, and delivered into the homes of Southland families.

Posted: Monday December 19, 2016

Enliven Helps Light up ILT Stadium Southland

A Christmas tree decorated in the theme of Memories of Christmas Past is one of many decorated and displayed at ILT Stadium Southland, through a Waihopai Lions Club initiative.

Posted: Tuesday December 6, 2016

Intergenerational Activities Programme proves a hit at Peacehaven 

Old meets young on a regular basis at Peacehaven Village, with an intergenerational initiative proving extremely popular with residents and pre-schoolers alike.

Posted: Tuesday November 22, 2016

A Decade as a Big Buddy

Big Buddies have been acknowledged for their ongoing and lengthy commitment to the Buddy Programme.

Posted: Tuesday October 11, 2016

A Guide for Carers Updated

An updated version of A Guide for Carers - He Aratohu mā ngā Kaitiaki has been published; offering practical help for whānau, aiga and carers.

Posted: Tuesday October 11, 2016

Commendation for Family Works Volunteers

The hard work and effort of Family Works volunteers has been recognised with a Commendation at the Trustpower Invercargill/Southland Community Awards.

Posted: Thursday October 6, 2016

Moving for Health at Peacehaven 

For the past 10 years YMCA Instructor Pam McKee has been getting Peacehaven Townhouse and Cottage residents moving with falls prevention, strength and balance sessions.

Posted: Tuesday September 20, 2016

Helping Hands – and Taxis – for Wakatipu Residents

Community and Frankton Court residents are reaping the benefits of a strong volunteer base and supportive businesses in the region.

Posted: Tuesday September 20, 2016

Laying Down a New Look at Resthaven 

New carpet at Resthaven Village has given it a refreshing new look.

Posted: Saturday August 6, 2016

Going Pink for a Good Cause

Pink, pink and more pink adorned the staff and the buildings at Peacehaven Village for a week in May – all in support of the New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation.

Posted: Saturday August 6, 2016

Getting to know...Helen Hartley

Meet Helen...

Posted: Saturday August 6, 2016

A Therapeutic Tune 

Enliven residents are set to dance to the beat of a new music programme, designed to enrich lives and foster friendships and connectivity.

Posted: Saturday August 6, 2016

Happy 103rd Birthday, Jack!

Peacehaven Village resident Jack Hickson (pictured with Invercargill Mayor Tim Shadbolt and Invercargill Town Crier Lynley McKerrow) celebrated a very special birthday in July, turning 103.

Posted: Saturday August 6, 2016

Buddy Programme on Tour

Big and Little Buddies from the Invercargill Buddy Programme enjoyed a day in the Catlins as their mid-winter function, complete with tour commentary, museum visits and a chance to make a splash in the rock pools.

Posted: Saturday August 6, 2016

Family Disputes Resolution Mediation Service Having Positive Results

More than 60 referrals have been received for the Family Dispute Resolution Mediation Service since its introduction to Southland last year, and Family Works say there is room to support many more people through the initiative.

Posted: Saturday August 6, 2016

Giving Time and Gaining Plenty

Volunteers play a crucial role within Enliven Southland, but as one volunteer says – they get just as much out of it as they put in.

Posted: Tuesday June 14, 2016