Local businesses show support in Central Otago19 August 2019
Two Central Otago businesses have recently supported us with some very generous donations. Our thanks for their wonderful support.
Donation supports youth development following Taieri Gorge fundraiser3 July 2019
Following the Taieri Gorge Rail Walk event in May, the Dunedin South Lions Community Trust has donated $15,733 to Presbyterian Support Otago.
Thank you for supporting Octacan 201927 June 2019
Octacan was held on Thursday, 20 June 2019 and was another demonstration of generous support from the Otago community.
Countless hours given by our volunteers14 June 2019
Over 600 people volunteer with Presbyterian Support Otago, and they contribute almost 60,000 hours every year.
An unopened envelope12 June 2019
Among donations received by our retail shops was an unopened envelope, addressed to Miss I Stevens in Purakanui.
Media Release: Octacan collection to support local foodbank7 June 2019
The annual Octacan collection, in support of Family Works foodbank, will take place on Thursday, 20 June from 7. 30am in the lower Octagon.
Can you help fill the gap?29 May 2019
Over the last 10 years, we have watched Octacan steadily grow, and it has become a key event in winter calendars.
Family Works in the community across Otago29 May 2019
Our Family Works team has approximately 50 employees, and over 160 volunteers, focused on supporting positive change, strong families and healthy communities.
Walking the Taieri track to support Youth Workers29 May 2019
Over 400 keen walkers arrived at Dunedin Railway Station on Sunday, 5 May 2019, ready for a day exploring the gorge.
Foodbank donation from school competition29 May 2019
Our Family Works foodbank in Dunedin was delighted to receive a very generous donation from Otago Boys' High School.
Changes to our Board Chair and Chief Executive29 May 2019
Unfortunately, Michael Parker (above left) will not be returning as Chief Executive at Presbyterian Support Otago, and recruitment for a Chief Executive is underway.
Registered nurses join our team29 May 2019
Presbyterian Support Otago signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Southern District Health Board in April to pilot an Older People’s Health Nursing Development Programme.
Volunteers in the spotlight29 May 2019
Did you know that almost half of our team – over 600 people – are volunteers? They contribute thousands of hours every month to support our cause.
Be the reason someone smiles today28 May 2019
Where did the last six months go? It’s June and officially winter. We are gearing up for our annual Octacan event on 20 June.
New 'PowerStation' to be launched21 May 2019
Tonight, the recently-formed Tāngata Moana Komiti and Presbyterian Support Otago will launch a new ‘PowerStation’ as part of the Pāsifika PowerUP Flexplus programme.
Madeleine named award winner15 May 2019
We were pleased to join the Southern District Health Board and Otago Polytechnic to celebrate the Otago Nursing Excellence Awards this week.
Board Chair and Chief Executive changes at Presbyterian Support Otago7 May 2019
Tim Mepham (pictured) has been elected as Board Chair at Presbyterian Support Otago, following the recent resignation by outgoing chair David Richardson.
Easter / ANZAC hours 201918 April 2019
Easter / ANZAC hours Open days and times for Presbyterian Support Otago locations over Easter and ANZAC Day are listed below, along with contact number if you need to get in...
Presbyterian Support Otago welcomes SDHB Registered Nurses into our teams16 April 2019
Presbyterian Support Otago was very pleased to sign a Memorandum of Understanding this week with the Southern District Health Board, to pilot an Older People’s Health Nursing Development Programme.
Increase costs puts demand on Otago families25 February 2019
For some families, even on two incomes, the challenge of meeting rental and utility costs is becoming more difficult as the cost of living increases faster than incomes.
Lifelong benefits of a Buddy25 February 2019
The Buddy Programme, run by Family Works, is focused on providing emotional and social support to children (Young Buddies) matched with trained volunteers (Adult Buddies).
Build a bike25 February 2019
An exciting opportunity was presented to Family Works to partner with STIHL and engage in a community initiative as a team building session during their corporate conference held in Dunedin...
A word with Nina25 February 2019
Nina Lunn recently rejoined our team when she began as the Manager at Holmdene Enliven Care Home in Balclutha.
Meal delivery to Oamaru hospital25 February 2019
Our kitchen team at Iona Enliven Care Home in Oamaru recently increased the number of daily meals they make and distribute by about 100 meals a day.
A desire to support young people25 February 2019
For Kered Taylor this year is another important step in pursuing a career supporting young people.
Thank you for supporting our Christmas appeal25 February 2019
Support for our Christmas Appeal last December came from so many people – individuals and families, schools and kindergartens, and businesses.
Coming soon25 February 2019
TAIERI GORGE RAIL WALK The annual Taieri Gorge Rail Walk is happening on Sunday, 5 May 2019. Presbyterian Support Otago are the recipients this year.
Be the reason someone smiles today!25 February 2019
What will 2019 bring? As we head into a new year we can be faced with exciting possibilities and some unexpected challenges.
Benefits of a Buddy11 January 2019
‘A seed that fell from a tree in autumn, can one day grow to be a tree itself in spring.
Thanks for your support in 201817 December 2018
2018 has been a busy, fulfilling and inspiring year for Presbyterian Support Otago staff and volunteers.