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Parking at Te Korowai

Te Korowai daytime

Parking at Te Korowai

There are a number of different parking options for visitors at our Christchurch/Ōtautahi Presbyterian Support building, Te Korowai on Bealey Avenue. We know our on-site visitor parks fill up quickly and it can be stressful trying to find an available park on the street. We have put together a guide to help make it as easy as possible for you.

Please view the first guide below for our onsite visitor parking, including accessible parking. There are a number of parks that are for staff only, but these are clearly marked.

There are limited visitor parking spaces available on site, so if you have trouble finding a park, please use the second guide below to view the parking options we have in the surrounding streets by Te Korowai. Many streets have restrictions, so take a look and see where is best for you.

Click here to view onsite parking at Te Korowai.

Click here to view surrounding street parking.

We are here to help


We'll help you to build healthy relationships within your family/whānau. Our Family Works service offers free, professional support, working alongside your whānau when and how you need it.

Young People
Young People

Are you young and on your own? If things aren't working out, Family Works is here to support you and ensure that you access the help you need. We'll help you get ahead and create a brighter future!


Worried about your child/tamariki? We can help them to thrive! Family Works offers a range of caring, free services for tamariki. We'll work with you, your child and their school, to understand and resolve any problems.

Older People
Older People

We'll support you to stay active and build your social network. Our Enliven programmes ensure that older New Zealanders/kaumātua have access to the support they need to be safe, healthy and independent. 

The facts


Last year we helped over 3,000 families/whānau to learn, grow and thrive.


Last year 215 volunteers donated 20,186 hours of their time to help us.


770 older people/kaumātua attended our Enliven day programmes.

Our stories

"We recently celebrated 25 years since the inception of Elder Care Canterbury (ECC). "
A milestone anniversary
"Lucas* is a 15-year-old who realised in intermediate school that he was different. He tried to ignore what he was feeling, but his mental health plummeted and he tried to take his own life."
Providing a safe space to talk
"Margaret Ellmers might have decided to retire but the 80-year-old isn’t the type to sit back on her laurels and let the days drift by."
The kindness of Margaret
"Donated defibrillator could mean the difference between life and death."
Life-saving donation
"Verity Mace is a relatively new mentor, having joined Presbyterian Support towards the end of 2021 and her relationship with Emma*(10) is sparkling."
Playlists, hula hoops and skateboarding
"For many of us, accessing medical help is something we can happily rely on but for others, barriers exist, particularly if a person’s first language isn’t English and communication can be fraught."
Support and perseverance pays off
"Olivia* is a 19-year-old single mother of two, who has grown up in extreme poverty with a mother who had mental health issues. Olivia’s eldest son is almost five and her youngest child is just two. "
Rundown house to healthy home
"Graduate, Danielle Jeffery, joins Presbyterian Support as a youth coach after impressing the Enliven team on her placement."
Student placement leads to graduate position
"When Davis* was the victim of bullying at school, his behaviour changed but when he started working with a Presbyterian Support social worker, life got a little easier."
When school isn't 'fine'
"After noticing that 10-year-old Ashton* would repeatedly ask his parents who would be collecting him from school each day, his school principal realised there might be an issue."
Fighting back against the internal monsters
"When Becky's* son started acting up at school, a parenting course proved to be a winner!"
Help for the whole whānau
"While retiring can be a reward for years of hard work, it is also a time of significant change. It is essential to take the time to understand the process and plan for this important life journey."
Preparing for an exceptional retirement
"Mighty Minds is a six-week programme for children aged 12-14 in Christchurch who are referred to Presbyterian Support, or are currently on the waiting list for individual therapy services."
Growing Mighty Minds
"Tuning Into Kids™(TIK) is a parenting programme which helps parents teach their children/tamariki how to understand and regulate their emotions, and how to communicate how they feel. "
Tuning Into Kids for deeper connections
"Covid update - 26 January 2022"
26 January 2022
"Graham* had been bedridden for months whilst awaiting surgery. With his mobility issues, he needed help finding suitable housing that
would be available once he left hospital."
Finding a suitable place to recover
"New online support group for people diagnosed with dementia before the age of 66."
Online support groups – living with dementia
"White Ribbon Accreditation for Presbyterian Support will shine a light on domestic violence."
Ending domestic violence
"The Government has announced an extension of pay equity for all community-based social work roles."
Social workers celebrate pay equity
"Blenheim is leading the way in teaching technology skills to older people and, in turn, helping to reduce social isolation issues."
Tōtara Tech Programme
"Our Enliven Harakeke Club provides day activity programmes for older people with memory loss and dementia. Read how the Club has transformed the lives of Edward and Judith."
A total transformation thanks to Harakeke
"There are a number of different parking options for visitors at our Christchurch Presbyterian Support building, Te Korowai."
Parking at Te Korowai
"When a young person's future is uncertain the Youth Service team will help them get the financial assistance and support they need."
A step in the right direction
"Anthony's favourite day of the week is Wednesday and there's a good reason for that. It's the day he meets his friends at the Tōtara Club in Picton."
Wednesday is the best day!
"Naomi* has faced some incredible suffering and her son, Jack*, wasn't doing well in school until we started working with the young whānau."
Naomi's story
"Champagne Dela Cruz is a determined young woman who moved to Franz Josef and studied at South Westland Area School. Champagne is a 2021 recipient of the Dennis Moore Memorial Scholarship."
A gifted artist
"One of our organisation's goals is to ensure mana whenua is recognised and partnerships are developed with iwi, marae and Māori providers."
Pathway to Cultural Accreditation
"Covid update - 24 January 2022"
24 January 2022
"Maria* is a lively 18-year-old who has come leaps and bounds over the last two years and her star is rising!"
A star is rising
"Tricia Dawson is an innovative and supportive team leader based in our Blenheim office."
Getting to know Tricia Dawson
"Āwhina Mai Wellbeing Services was launched in late 2021. This social enterprise offers fee-paying therapeutic services, including counselling."
New social enterprise launched
"When Amanda* was the victim of domestic violence she found out how Presbyterian Support could help and now, thanks to our White Ribbon accreditation, we're taking that a step further."
Amanda's story
"Sarah Campbell has been a volunteer mentor with Presbyterian Support since December 2021. Thanks to this and her psychology background, she has just landed a full-time role with the organisation."
Volunteer lands permanent youth coach role
"Covid update - 10 September 2021"
10 September 2021
"Moving day is often not without its challenges, but for 80-year-old Ngaire*, those challenges were almost a bridge too far. Enter Enliven East Christchurch Kaumātua Service social worker Immy!"
Moving day
"Wall of memories dedicated to history of Presbyterian Support."
A little bit of history
"Melbin Varghese saw a great opportunity to meet people when he saw an ad for a volunteer van assistant to help transport Enliven members to and from their homes."
Meet Melbin Varghese
"Covid update - 24 January 2022"
27 September 2022
"With three children living at home, an out-of-work father, and historical domestic violence, a family is struggling."
Keeping families safe
"A few tears and upsets are a part of an active, healthy childhood, but a pattern of anxiety-fuelled outbursts were a warning sign for Kim*."
From Frustration to Validation
"Covid update - 9 September 2021"
9 September 2021
"As a whānau of five, the Greenwood* family were struggling financially and unable to provide enough food or buy essential winter clothes to satisfy their basic needs."
Accessing the right tools to thrive
"20-year-old Ari has experienced many traumas and challenges throughout his early years and found himself in the care of Oranga Tamariki due to extensive family harm."
Breaking the cycle of family dysfunction
"Becoming increasingly isolated, far from her native Fiji, Bella* found new friends at Enliven's HomeShare."
HomeShare helps an older new, New Zealander
"Presbyterian Support Kaiāwhina Deidre Carroll and Hutika Crofts-Gibbs approach their work in a culturally sensitive way when helping kaumātua, fostering whakawhānaungtanga by making connections."
Mana enhancing essential to Kaiāwhina
"Harriet* has Alzheimer’s disease. She lives with her adult son Stephen* who, while determined to take care good care of her, must manage some mental health issues of his own."
A home of your own choosing means so much
"Te Whiri Ora is a coordination service and a ‘Right Service, Right Time’ initiative. Our combined mission is to create a network of supports for children, young people and their family."
A network of support
"Ashburton County Lions bake up a storm for Presbyterian Support clients who face numerous challenges."
Baking for love
"Covid update - 1 July 2022"
1 July 2022
"Fireman Daniel gives back to his community by mentoring six-year-old Lachie."
Mentor forms a strong bond
"17-year-old single parent Michaela* gave birth to a healthy baby boy, Brody*, but by the time she turned 18 she was unable to live at home because of domestic violence."
Turning a new corner
"In our journey to make a real difference in people’s lives, we met Jane*, a courageous individual with a history of trauma who was facing an immense challenge."
Collaboration Transforms Lives
"Problems began for 9-year-old Max* following COVID-19 lockdown, when ‘bubbles’ became the only way to safely connect with others. He was separated from all his friends and really struggled to cope."
Escaping the bubble and regaining independence
"Esther* is a 72-year-old woman, who was married for 47 years. Unfortunately, the relationship became increasingly controlling and abusive, and Esther was granted a permanent protection order."
Rebuilding for a happier future
"What are the chances of an 11-year-old boy, born into poverty, family violence, drug use and neglect? What kind of future might he face?"
The best day ever!
"Presbyterian Support provides services to many disadvantaged sectors of our community; however, a disproportionate percentage of our clients are Māori. "
Our Co-Governance Journey
"Covid update - 13 December 2021"
13 December 2021
"21-year-old mother, Emma*, understands the significance of a 'village' raising her daughter and her 'village' includes Presbyterian Support."
The role of a 'village' raising a child
"When Ashburton knitters get together they create much needed winter woollies for vulnerable families/whānau."
In this together
"Covid-19 update - 17 August 2021"
17 August 2021
"Presbyterian Support Upper South Island is on a cultural journey to honour its responsibilities to TeTiriti o Waitangi. Meet our current Māori Board members."
An introduction to our Māori Board members
"Hilary Childs is one of our amazing volunteers who previously worked at Presbyterian Support as a receptionist and administrator for a tremendous 30 years. "
Long career to natural volunteer
"Fifty-year-old single man Michael*, came to Presbyterian Support in a distressed state, not sure who he could turn to for help. "
One proud mamma!
"Gemma Whiting is a social worker who puts others before herself. She’s part of our wonderful team in Ashburton/Hakatere."
Getting to know Gemma Whiting
"Covid-19 update - 18 August 2021"
18 August 2021
"Aotearoa recently celebrated National Volunteer Week. Our Family Works and Enliven volunteers are vital to the work we do, so here we shine a spotlight on just a few of our Enliven volunteers."
National Volunteer Week - our shining stars
"Muriel Morgan could have retired. She could now be living the dream, putting up her feet and enjoying a life of leisure! But Muriel’s got other things on her mind and age certainly isn’t a barrier!"
Promotion will bring new opportunities
"There were plenty of festive celebrations to be enjoyed just before Christmas, and we received a huge haul of gifts and essential items from some of our very kind supporters. "
Christmas donations & celebrations
"16-year-old Josh* wants to join the army but 12 months ago it wasn’t looking promising."
An aspiring military man
"Mel McLauchlan works full-time managing a customer service team. Despite her busy schedule, she still finds time to volunteer as a Presbyterian Support mentor for a couple of hours each Sunday."
Creating strong relationships
"Our Enliven HomeShare service brings a small group of older people together in a HomeShare host’s private home for friendship, fun and laughter. Read Jaccy and Joy's story."
HomeShare - Creating lasting friendships
"16 years ago, Kathy Collie noticed an advert in the local paper for a HomeShare Host for a new initiative at Presbyterian Support. She attended the public meeting, and thought "I can do that"."
A home away from home

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