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Presbyterian Support Southland's Annual General Meeting will be held on Wednesday 31st October at Elmwood - 309 Dee Street, Invercargill, from 5:30pm with guest speaker from the Southern Steel. Please join us as we highlight another positive year of making a difference in our community.

Posted: Wednesday September 19, 2018

Leading the way in cultural development

On Wednesday the 25th of July, the National Cultural Policy, Te Patikitiki o Kotahitanga PSS National Engagement with Tangata Whenua, was handed over to PSS CEO, John Prendergast and Trust Board Chairman, Tim Loan. This policy is a strategy for cultural development across Presbyterian Support nationwide.

Posted: Tuesday September 18, 2018

Allan McKechnie In memoriam

It is with great sadness we write to inform you that Allan McKechnie passed away on 28 April 2018.

Posted: Tuesday September 18, 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

New Chief Executive Appointed

Presbyterian Support Southland are pleased to announce the appointment of John Prendergast as Chief Executive Officer.

Posted: Monday September 17, 2018

Family Works Southland are preparing todays youth for tomorrows world

In a world of rapid change, young people require the right mix of information and skills to thrive and Family Works Southlands 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

Jamie Macdonald #meetenliven

Piano, guitar, cello, banjo, ukulele, jaw harp you name the instrument and Jamie Macdonald can most probably play it.

Posted: Wednesday July 11, 2018

Prendergast to lead Presbyterian Support Southland

Mr Tim Loan, Chairman of Presbyterian Support Southland (PSS) is pleased to announce the appointment of John Prendergast as its new Chief Executive commencing on Monday 9 July.

Posted: Tuesday June 26, 2018

Theres no place like New Zealand.

After two years and 245 days away from New Zealand, Alex McBurney returned from WWII not much older than 23, but having seen things most wouldnt in an entire lifetime. He speaks of the horrors of those trenches, the endless boredom and monotony, and of burying men while they were...

Posted: Friday June 8, 2018

90 Year Old Finally Retires

A modern two-lane bridge has been constructed across the Kawarau River replacing the original and opened in May. At a cost of $21.9 million, the new bridge is an attempt to reduce traffic delays and increase safety. The original bridge will become a historic walkway.

Posted: Friday June 8, 2018

Getting to Know You

Meet Linda Waples from Resthaven Village

Posted: Friday June 8, 2018

Ascot Park Hotel Southern Steel Campaign Begins

Presbyterian Support Southlands partnership with the Ascot Park Hotel Southern Steel netball team has begun with the first home game played on the 21st of May.

Posted: Friday June 8, 2018

Theres no place like New Zealand.

After two years and 245 days away from New Zealand, Alex McBurney returned from WWII not much older than 23, but having seen things most wouldnt in an entire lifetime.

Posted: Friday June 8, 2018

Support of Local Funders Invaluable

The Invercargill Licensing Trust (ILT), ILT Foundation, Community Trust of Southland and Central Lakes Trust have all re-committed to providing financial support to Presbyterian Support Southland (PSS) for the next year.

Posted: Friday June 8, 2018

Retreat to Celebrate Foster Carers

The Celebrating Carers Family Retreat was held at the YMCAs Omaui Camp on the weekend of 3 March. Over fifty children and their carers attended the celebration. It is thanks to the ILT Foundation this weekend was possible, and a testament to why funding is so important.

Posted: Friday June 8, 2018

Revamping Baby and You

Baby&You began as a simple idea to bring curated content for new parents right to their fingertips. It was brought to life by a student in his final year of SIT and despite a few glitches has seen great success. That is, until the app expired earlier this year.

Posted: Friday June 8, 2018

Welcome to the future of aged care

Enliven is moving to a digital system for managing all aged and community care services, thanks to the introduction of Procura.

Posted: Thursday June 7, 2018

Cathy Hanson-Friend #meetenliven

After a 27 year career in social work and grief counselling, Cathy Hanson-Friend is now embarking on a new role as Enlivens Pastoral Visitor.

Posted: Monday April 9, 2018

Support of Local Funders Invaluable

The Invercargill Licensing Trust (ILT), ILT Foundation and Community Trust of Southland have continued to show their support of Presbyterian Support Southland, all re-committing financial support to the organisation for the next year.

Posted: Wednesday April 4, 2018

Former Champions Excited to Support Champion Team with New Partnership

Enliven has long been home to many former national sporting champions within its Southland rest homes and villages. Now, it is preparing to support its local national champion netball team in a new partnership with the Ascot Park Hotel Southern Steel.

Posted: Wednesday March 28, 2018