Kia ora koutou,

May is upon us and for many of us, it would feel like this year is moving so fast. This time last year we were well into our National lock-down and getting so good at Zooming. If someone had told me that one day, I wouldn’t know what Zooming is and I would have laughed. But alas here we are now, and it is a part of our new “norm”.

This month we celebrate Mother’s Day. To all our mums who share their hearts with our children in care, can I say a very heartfelt “THANK YOU”.  You are truly amazing women who give so much and ask for so little in return. I hope you know how precious you are.

Nyvonne Krause
Auckland South RC

09 281 5609 or 027 501 0395

Our training calendar is now live and waiting for you to register. In addition to our face-to-face workshops, Caring Families Aotearoa is offering new opportunities to participate online. Click on the link below and take advantage of the flexible days and times for these workshops.

Our Monthly Coffee Group meeting is in the beautiful Hauraki this month. If you would like to join me and a member of the Regional Committee for a coffee and a chat, we will be at the L & P Café, 2 Seymour Street, Paeroa from 11 am – 1 pm on Friday 21st May. Please RSVP by texting 027 501 0395.  We look forward to catching up.

Join us on Friday 21 May 2021 as we Kōrero Mai, Kōrero Atu, Mauri Tū, Mauri Ora – Speak Up, Stand Together, Stop Bullying! Celebrated annually around the globe, Pink Shirt Day began in Canada in 2007 when two students took a stand against homophobic bullying after a peer was bullied for wearing a pink shirt. In Aotearoa, Pink Shirt Day works to create schools, workplaces, communities, and whānau where everyone feels safe, valued, and respected.

Sometimes it can feel a bit lonely as a caregiver, working from home with little or no communication from other adults. If you would like to connect with other caregivers, I invite you to be a part of our Facebook whānau. This is a closed Facebook group open only to caregivers that are members of Caring Families Aotearoa and provides a safe forum for caregivers to connect, share experiences, seek advice, tips, or even recipes.

There are two groups within the Auckland South / Waikato / Hauraki region.

The first group is called Caring Families Aotearoa South Auckland Support and services the South Auckland region.

The second is called Caring Families Aotearoa Waikato / Hauraki Support.

Hei Konei raa / farewell,