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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 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

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

“There’s 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 wouldn’t 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 Southland’s 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

“There’s 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 wouldn’t 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 YMCA’s 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 Enliven’s 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

Making a Splash for Southland Families

An initiative offering free swimming lessons for children aged under 3 has proven to have huge benefits for both the children and parents involved.

Posted: Saturday March 24, 2018

Electronic Files a Game Changer for Enliven

A new electronic file management system is set to provide huge efficiencies within Enliven when it launches in May.

Posted: Friday March 23, 2018