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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

"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
"There are a number of different parking options for visitors at our Christchurch Presbyterian Support building, Te Korowai."
Parking at Te Korowai
"When Ashburton knitters get together they create much needed winter woollies for vulnerable families/whānau."
In this together
"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
"Covid update - 10 September 2021"
10 September 2021
"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!
"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
"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
"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
"Covid update - 13 December 2021"
13 December 2021
"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
"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
"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 this Christmas thanks to Harakeke
"White Ribbon Accreditation for Presbyterian Support will shine a light on domestic violence."
Ending domestic violence
"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'
"Covid update - 24 January 2022"
24 January 2022
"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
"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
"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
"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
"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
"When Becky's* son started acting up at school, a parenting course proved to be a winner!"
Help for the whole whānau
"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
"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
"Āwhina Mai Wellbeing Services was launched in late 2021. This social enterprise offers fee-paying therapeutic services, including counselling."
New social enterprise launched
"Covid update - 9 September 2021"
9 September 2021
"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
"New online support group for people diagnosed with dementia before the age of 66."
Online support groups – living with dementia
"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
"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
"Wall of memories dedicated to history of Presbyterian Support."
A little bit of history
"Ashburton County Lions bake up a storm for Presbyterian Support clients who face numerous challenges."
Baking for love
"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
"16-year-old Josh* wants to join the army but 12 months ago it wasn’t looking promising."
An aspiring military man
"Covid update - 24 January 2022"
27 September 2022
"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
"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
"Covid-19 update - 18 August 2021"
18 August 2021
"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
"Covid-19 update - 17 August 2021"
17 August 2021
"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
"Covid update - 1 July 2022"
1 July 2022
"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
"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
"Fireman Daniel gives back to his community by mentoring six-year-old Lachie."
Mentor forms a strong bond
"Work alongside young people, helping them to identify and overcome barriers, and to influence positive changes in their lives."
Youth Coach
"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!
"Covid update - 26 January 2022"
26 January 2022
"With three children living at home, an out-of-work father, and historical domestic violence, a family is struggling."
Keeping families safe
"Becoming increasingly isolated, far from her native Fiji, Bella* found new friends at Enliven's HomeShare."
HomeShare helps an older new, New Zealander
"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!
"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
"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

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What we do with donations
What we do with donations

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