Introducing our new Chief Executive Officer29 August 2019
Jo Rowe started as our new Chief Executive Officer on 2 September.
Thinking differently provides a variety of support29 August 2019
Thinking outside the square about how best to meet the increasingly complex needs of clients of all ages has been at the heart of our thinking in the last 12...
Spring into spring29 August 2019
Now that we can say good bye to the colder days of winter, it’s time to think about Spring… and perhaps you could spring into action with support for one...
A legacy to make a difference29 August 2019
Sometimes when we receive a bequest we are not aware of the connection the person, or family, has had with Presbyterian Support Otago.
Launching LinkAge29 August 2019
We're very proud to launch LinkAge - a free, easy-to-use app with links to services, resources and programmes available for older people in Dunedin area.
Knowledge test raises funds29 August 2019
Presbyterian Support Otago’s latest fundraiser was a great night out, quizzing of course. Fifteen teams competed at the Kensington quiz.
Volunteering brings joy for Julie29 August 2019
When you chat with Julie Dawkins it quickly becomes clear that she’s passionate about volunteering.
Paving the way for online charity stores29 August 2019
Presbyterian Support Otago have recently taken on something among the first of its kind in New Zealand and established an online charity store.
Public shows amazing support29 August 2019
Octacan was held in June and was another demonstration of generous support from the Otago community. For our eleventh Octacan, the day began with cold temperatures and frosty ground.
Partnership brings new opportunity29 August 2019
Presbyterian Support Otago is proud to be the newest partner of Good Shepherd NZ in the Otago and South Canterbury regions.
Jo Rowe appointed CEO22 August 2019
The Presbyterian Support Otago Board is very pleased to announce that Joanne Rowe has been appointed as the Chief Executive Officer for the organisation.
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.