Kia ora e te whānau,

Well done for getting through another week of lockdown in Tāmaki Makaurau/Auckland! What an effort it has been for us over the last couple of months.

It’s been so great to welcome in the warmer weather and longer days since daylight savings. I hope you have managed to get outside, catch up with some of your favourite people, and take in the fresh air and sunshine with a walk or picnic (safe practices / safe distancing). I know it has made such a difference for me to be able to connect with others face to face again!

photo of Stephanie the National Manager Training and Support

Christie McGiven
Auckland Regional Coordinator
0800 693 323 or 027 538 9691

Here is a bit to introduce myself. I was born and bred in Waikato and moved to Auckland eight years ago. I have a varied not-for-profit background in learning support, group facilitation, volunteer, and operational management and have worked across education, family support, and the disability sector. I enjoy working collaboratively to support individuals and their whānau to feel resourced and connected. As someone who loves spending time with others, I am always up for a chat over a cuppa, so I’m looking forward to connecting with you all, even if I have to virtually sip my cup!

I am excited to be jumping online to join the next evening virtual coffee gathering (2 November) and Ako Ngātahi later in November. Hopefully, I will see some of you there.

In the meantime, kia kaha, kia hauora, me kia atawhai / Be strong, be healthy, and be kind.


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