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Kia ora everyone,

How are you doing? Winter hasn’t waited while we’ve been warm and cozy in our homes, has it!

Workshops are back in Term 3 – yay! Take a look at our training calendar to see what’s coming up near you.

Our poll on Facebook showed we’re all looking forward to a cuppa together – so take a look at the end of this newsletter for local support groups.

Canterbury Regional Coordinator

Nicole McLean
Canterbury RC 
03 281 7495 or 027 501 0392

We must continue to be vigilant as COVID-19 is still uncontrolled overseas.  If you are attending a support group or training we encourage you to keep a record of when and where you have been and to practice good hygiene – we value every one of you and together we continue working together to maintain our big bubble in Aotearoa!

I’m so looking forward to seeing some new and familiar faces in Term 3.

The Training Calendar will be live early next week.


It’s back! Covid19 couldn’t stop this annual line-up of exciting family events!

Have a look at what’s happening near you by clicking the button below.

Support Groups

Christchurch West

This well established group has some fantastic experienced caregivers. They meet on the first Tuesday of each month, from 10.00am – 12.00pm, in Hornby.

Please contact Bonny for more information –
027 178 2552.

Morning Tea at the Crazy Curtis Cottage

Greg and Debbie are hosting a catch up in Waipara on Wednesday 22 July at 10.00am. You won’t regret the beautiful drive out there! Please contact your RC, Nicole, to find out more: 027 501 0392.


One of our fabulous foster dads, Greg, is keen to get y’all together for a catch up. Why not chat over a great meal at Styx and Stone, Northwood?

Wednesday 15 July at 7.00pm

RSVP to Greg by Friday 10 July on 027 654 3652.

See their menu for details: https://www.styxandstone.co.nz/wp-content/uploads/sites/10/2018/03/Styx-and-Stone-Dinner-Menu-2018.pdf

Otautahi Foster Care Association

Keep an eye open, we have something planned for the July holidays! We are just awaiting  for the finer details to be sorted. Keep warm. Thank you for all you do, for the children you so lovingly care for. Mauria te pono (Believe in yourself).
– Angela Swinney, Chairperson of Otahahi Foster Care Assoication


Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

The next support meeting is likely to be the first Friday in July – details to be confirmed. See the latest details at www.grg.org.nz.


Eastside Whānau & Foster Care Support Group

Find them on Facebook for more information or contact your RC, Nicole, for more information.

Enjoy morning tea in Bromley on Thursday 16 July.


Stay well / Noho ora mai,

Nicole McLean

Have you joined our closed Facebook Group?

As a member of Caring Families Aotearoa you have exclusive access to our CLOSED Facebook groups. These are only open to caregivers that are members of Caring Families Aotearoa. This allows our members a platform to seek support, information and resources.

Click the link below to join!
Canterbury Support Closed Facebook Group