Oamaru in the spotlight31 May 2018
As the largest town in North Otago, Oamaru is home to about 14,000 people.
Students support our work31 May 2018
We have some great interaction with local University and Polytechnic students who regularly assist with our design, writing and social media activity.
Becoming wise with money31 May 2018
Family Works has been providing budgeting and financial literacy training across Otago for the last eighteen months.
What does it mean to live generously?31 May 2018
Kate Frykberg, New Zealand Philanthropist and Community Advisor, posed this question in a blog she wrote earlier this year.
Giving back to the community17 May 2018
If you visit Family Works in South Dunedin most Wednesday mornings, and sometimes on Friday, you’ll find Jan Letts volunteering as part of the Stepping Stones team.
Five decades at Ross Home10 May 2018
Tuesday 6 February, 1968, was the day Cheryl Bell arrived for her very first shift at Ross Home.
Count to ten for Octacan3 May 2018
We are just weeks away from our annual Octacan collection, in support of Family Works foodbank. It will take place on Thursday, 21 June from 7.
Bike on display for ANZAC Day20 April 2018
To commemorate ANZAC day this week Shop On Carroll has an incredibly special piece of New Zealand Wartime History on display in the window.
Raving about Reuben19 April 2018
Shop on Carroll has many incredible volunteers who make the store come alive each day, including Reuben Toa.
It’s easy to give volunteering a go6 March 2018
You can never be too old to make new friends. Our Enliven Visiting Volunteers understand this, and the programme is focused on setting up volunteer pairs.
Step into Vintage5 March 2018
You don’t need a time machine to travel to the past, just pay a visit to Shop on Carroll for their Vintage Month.
Plenty of ways to show your support2 March 2018
A small pile of nappies, some wipes, and a dozen tins of baby food can make all the difference.
A reflection on 24 years: GIllian Bremner2 March 2018
Over nearly a quarter of a century many things come and go. Chief Executive Gillian Bremner's passion to care for the people of Otago remains as strong as ever.
Street art brightens up Moray Place2 March 2018
You don't have to look far in Dunedin to see plenty of fantastic street art of all shades and sizes brightening up the city.
Balclutha in the spotlight2 March 2018
Located on State Highway 1, half way between Dunedin and Invercargill, Balclutha is home to around 4,000 people and is one of the towns where Presbyterian Support Otago is part...
Helping people back into the driver's seat2 March 2018
Family Works has provided a counselling service to the community for many years.
Volunteering brings five years of new friendships2 March 2018
John Meek has been involved as a volunteer with our Enliven services in Alexandra for over five years. He's made many friends along the way.
Michael set to take the reigns2 March 2018
Michael Parker arrives this month, and is well prepared to lead the organisation as our new Chief Executive.
Keeping older residents connected2 March 2018
One of the projects we undertook last year was to explore the needs of older residents who live in the community.
Moving forward with your support2 March 2018
As we look ahead, there are some exciting new opportunities that are facing us.
Making a difference21 February 2018
Family Works Buddy Programme understands the importance of connecting to people. A positive connection is needed between people, to assist with mental and emotional well-being.
Sometimes you just need a Buddy15 February 2018
Humans are social creatures. We don’t always have to be with people, but we need to know that someone we can trust is there if we need them.
'Take the Leap' pub quiz and action7 February 2018
Join us for a fun-filled evening as we raise money to contribute towards the cost of 'Take the Leap', a new vibrant piece of street art that now adorns Guthrie...
Thank you for your donations / Christmas hours18 December 2017
Thank you for your amazing donations Thank you so much to so many generous families, individual and businesses in the community who have called in with donations in the last few...
Generosity makes positive change4 December 2017
The tradition of gift-giving is an important part of the Christmas season for many; it is one way to demonstrate care between friends and family.
Faces behind our teams4 December 2017
Behind every team of volunteers is always someone looking after the group.
Cooking for Change4 December 2017
A limited number of Dick Frizzell’s ‘Cooking for Change’ books were gifted to us by the author, and are for sale.
Individual support makes a world of difference4 December 2017
How fortunate we are that everyone is unique, and has different circumstances that make them the people they are.
Give others your support this Christmas4 December 2017
Our appeal this Christmas asks you to give your support.