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Iona Courtyard Transformation

The courtyard at Peacehaven’s secure dementia unit, Iona, has been given a makeover – an edible one.

Posted: Tuesday December 4, 2018

Funding in Focus: The Tindall Foundation

Family Works staff are set to gain invaluable knowledge and expertise early in 2019, when they take part in a five-day training course on trauma informed practice, thanks to the support of the Tindall Foundation.

Posted: Tuesday December 4, 2018

Volunteer Special: Starting a conversation

Enliven volunteer Vicky Young is bringing joy to residents at Walmsley House, but says she gets just as much satisfaction from the experience as they do.

Posted: Tuesday December 4, 2018

Celebrating a Centennary

In 2019 Presbyterian Support Southland will celebrate 100 years of making a difference in the lives of Southlanders young and old.

Posted: Tuesday December 4, 2018

Celebrating 20 Years of Buddy

A mentoring programme that has positively impacted the lives of more than 300 Invercargill children has celebrated 20 years in the city.

Posted: Tuesday December 4, 2018

Guardian Angels play a vital role in the local community

We see children, young people and their families when they are at their lowest point and need a hand to face life’s challenges.

Posted: Wednesday November 7, 2018

SupportLink service one of a kind

Enliven service, SupportLink, is a free community service that offers assistance to older people living in their own home.

Posted: Wednesday November 7, 2018

Lion's generosity roars through Walmsley

After running in our community for nearly 50 years, the Invercargill South Lions Club closed its doors for the final time in June 2018 due to an ageing club membership and lack of new, younger members.

Posted: Thursday September 20, 2018

Invercargill National MP Sarah Dowie visits Enliven secure Dementia unit (Iona) at Peacehaven Village in light of Alzheimer’s Awareness Month.

In a bid to raise awareness for dementia, Peacehaven Village Manager, Karl Lamb and Iona Clinical Coordinator Julie Worner, took Sarah Dowie on an exclusive tour of the secure residential and hospital level dementia facilities at Iona, explaining what it’s like for both residents and staff dealing with dementia on...

Posted: Thursday September 20, 2018

Mark it in your diaries

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 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