Kia ora Koutou,

Ehara tāku toa I te toa takitahi, Engari he toa takitini.
My strength is not as an individual, but as a collective.

This last month has certainly proved to be a test of our resilience and determination. Our role, once again, has been to attempt to make contact with as many of our Caregiver members via phone, text, or email as we could while navigating our way through “working from home”. I want to share that this was a beautiful part of my day, each day. The love, the commitment, and the kindness you have for your children is unwavering, and I take my hat off to you all. Some of those days are not always our finest but you rise above it and carry on for the sake of those dear hearts in your care. You are truly amazing people, and I feel privileged to work alongside you.

Nyvonne Krause
Auckland South RC

09 281 5609 or 027 501 0395


Unfortunately, we’ve had to postpone upcoming trainings due to the current COVID-19 lockdown. All face-to-face trainings have been cancelled for the remainder of this term and will commence next term when it is once again safe to meet. Our national office team will update you with training details as they come to hand. In the meantime, we have an online learning series called Ako Ngātahi – Learning Together. These are only an hour once a month and have day and evening options available. I recommend that you join in!  The next one is on 21 September.

If you have any questions, require assistance registering or wish to register by phone please contact:

Dagmar Cronauer, Training Administrator
Free 0800 693 323 l Ph 04 282 0767

Virtual Coffee Group

On the first Tuesday of every month, starting on Tuesday 7 September there will be a virtual coffee gathering at 12.30 pm or 8 pm. We’d love you to join us from the comfort of your own home.

These are closed coffee groups for Caring Families Aotearoa members that are caregivers only and will be taking place on the first Tuesday of every month.

Please click the button below to register:

Father’s Day

This month we celebrate the amazing men we lovingly refer to as “DAD”. I would like to acknowledge all our caregiver Dads. The gift you give of a father figure, role model and “nominated taxi driver” does not go unnoticed. Without you our children would not learn the wonderous qualities that make men loving, caring, reliable Dads. I acknowledge you not just for Father’s Day but every day. Thank you for all you do.

He Aroha whakatō, he aroha puta mai.
If kindness is sown, then kindness you shall receive.



If you haven’t yet and would like to, you can join one of our closed Facebook groups. These are for caregiver members only. These groups are a safe space for caregivers to share and learn from each other.

The first group page is Caring Families Aotearoa South Auckland Support and it’s for Caregivers in the South Auckland region.

The second is called Caring Families Aotearoa Waikato / Hauraki Support. This is for the rest of our region.