TE ANAU will soon host the next Hospice Southland op-shop to help fund more of its community-based programmes.
Hospice Southland chief executive Andrew Leys said Te Anau was an ideal location to open a fifth store with the town growing strongly.
Other stores are based in Invercargill, Gore, Winton and Queenstown, and they had all been embraced by their respective communities, he said.
A process to recruit a store manager had begun and had attracted good applications, with the shop to be officially opened at 104 Town Centre on September 25.
The premises were open last Saturday and would be open this Saturday for people to donate goods or volunteer at the store.