Connnecting with the community for 99 years1 September 2017
Ross Home, home to 124 residents in north Dunedin, is our oldest care home and is counting down to celebrating their centenary in October 2018.
Spring into support1 September 2017
There are plenty of ways to support the work we do, and your generous financial support makes a difference to families and children across Otago every single day.
Support us when you shop1 September 2017
Did you know you can actively support our Family Works team every time you pass through the checkout of your local Warehouse?
Second hand items can do good1 September 2017
Spring is here, and the change in season may give you reason to do some spring cleaning.
Children's creativity on display1 September 2017
Dunedin was host to a national art and writing competition in July, thematically inspired by Mother Teresa's charitable sentiments.
Wedding bells at Shop on Carroll1 September 2017
From Monday 18 September Dunedin’s Shop on Carroll will be transformed as wedding fever takes over for the month.
PSO to farewell Chief Executive1 September 2017
Chief Executive, Gillian Bremner, has announced her intention to retire early next year.
New look at YouthGrow1 September 2017
Despite rain, snow, frost and cold over the winter season, the YouthGrow team has been busy weeding, pruning, re-potting, raking, sweeping, cleaning and rearranging plants.
Reading books for Buddies31 August 2017
Presbyterian Support Otago has recently enjoyed a pleasant surprise in the guise of an unexpected donation to our Buddy Programme.
Enliven voices on the airwaves22 August 2017
You may have heard some new and exciting Enliven advertisements on a series of radio stations across Otago this month.
Our top saving tips15 August 2017
It’s Money Week, and a good time to mention some great tips when dealing with money.
Children's creativity on display10 August 2017
Dunedin was host to a national art and writing competition during July; thematically inspired by Mother Teresa's charitable sentiments.
Volunteering brings valuable connection28 July 2017
People volunteer in many different ways at Presbyterian Support Otago. One of the programmes run by Presbyterian Support Otago is Visiting Volunteers.
Presbyterian Support Otago farewells Chief Executive14 July 2017
Today Gillian Bremner has announced her intention to retire, with effect from early next year. It has been more than 23 years since Presbyterian Support Otago has farewelled a Chief Executive.
Bev’s a ‘Good Sort’4 July 2017
New Zealanders are known to be great volunteers but few would spend over 10 hours a week, on average, like Bev Chatwin does in Wanaka.
On a Path to Purpose: A Can’s Perspective4 July 2017
My body forms; what was once shapeless silver is now unyielding metal. A cold, hard shell; a container for precious cargo that I shall receive.
Volunteering brings five years of new friendships23 June 2017
John Meek has been involved as a volunteer with our Enliven services in Alexandra for five years.
Community generosity warms our hearts at Octacan 201722 June 2017
The Octacan collection for Presbyterian Support Otago’s Family Works foodbank has been a fantastic success.
Building great relationships with elderly20 June 2017
Marian Ross is a Club Enliven volunteer who takes pride in involving herself in the elderly community.
Buddy enjoys mentoring 7-year-old19 June 2017
Among the many valuable initiatives that Family Works offers the Buddy Programme is special, as it provides adult mentors for children who need additional support.
PSO volunteers contribute over 36,000 hours to Otago communities19 June 2017
Presbyterian Support Otago (PSO) relies on the generous support of over 600 volunteers throughout the Otago area, to deliver more than twenty community programmes to almost 10,000 people.
Giving to Presbyterian Support for 30 years16 June 2017
It’s National Volunteer Week and like many organisations Presbyterian Support Otago has always been well supported by volunteers. In fact, almost half of our people are volunteers.
You CAN support Octacan6 June 2017
The annual Octacan collection, in support of Presbyterian Support Otago’s foodbank, is happening on Thursday 22 June.
Requests for help rise, as tempratures drop31 May 2017
With your support, we can limit the effects of winter for many Otago families.
Steampunk celebrated at Shop on Carroll31 May 2017
Anyone who visited Shop on Carroll in May would have found themselves immersed in the extraordinary world of steampunk.
Playgroup with a twist31 May 2017
An unusual Oamaru playgroup celebrated its 23rd birthday in April, with people of all ages on hand to mark the occasion.
Spectacular views enjoyed in Taieri Gorge30 May 2017
The sun was shining, the views were incredible, and people went home very happy!
Representing Dunedin at the National Community Awards30 May 2017
Presbyterian Support Otago was the Dunedin representative at the Trustpower National Community Awards, held in Rotorua in March.
Countdown to Octacan30 May 2017
We only have a few short weeks until the annual Octacan collection in Dunedin’s Octagon on Thursday 22 June.
Footpath puts brakes on residents30 May 2017
Natalie Hill loves her life at Holmdene Enliven care home in Balclutha.