Linda’s February Message 2023

Linda’s February Message 2023

Happy New Year to you all and welcome to 2023. I hope you all had an enjoyable Christmas break, were able to put your feet up, (even if only for a few minutes), and spend quality time with loved ones. It was certainly nice to have some warm weather, although the...

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Kaikohe Coffee Club

Kaikohe Coffee Club

Kaikohe Coffee Club get crafty with clay and paintHelping to facilitate support groups is an important part of what we do here at Caring Families Aotearoa. We know that caregiving is not an easy job, and when times get tough it’s important to have people in your...

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Full Tank

Full Tank

FULL TANKLooking after yourself through the summer holidaysCaring Families Aotearoa's Therapist, Rob Surtees, is an avid believer in Caregivers practicing self care in order to provide the best care for tamariki. He is also our organisation's resident car enthusiast,...

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Linda’s Christmas Message 2022

Linda’s Christmas Message 2022

Kia ora, It's hard to believe the countdown to Christmas has started for another year! Christmas can be a challenging yet rewarding time for caregivers. The tamariki in your care may be experiencing many complex emotions,which can present themselves as difficult...

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Face Your Future 2022

Face Your Future 2022

Face Your Future 2022On Wednesday 28th & Thursday 29th September we took 29 care experienced rangatahi to the 13th Face Your Future.  This year Face Your Future had a makeover!!! For the first time in its 13 year history, this year’s event was an overnight camp...

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Farewell to Andeana Pilalis

As many of you are aware, this month we are saying farewell to our longest standing member of the Caring Families Aotearoa team. Andeana Pilalis has been with Caring Families since we were The New Zealand Family and Foster Care Federation back in 2009 and has proven...

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Great line up of Speakers

We were very excited to hear Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announce that the numbers for inside events, under Red, would move from 100 to 200.  This means that should we still be in the 'traffic light system' and under Red in September we are most likely going to be...

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One-on-One Support

One-on-One Support

One-on-One SupportSometimes, having someone to help you navigate the ‘where, what and who’ of a situation provides relief and can make it clearer. Our Regional Coordinators across Aotearoa are here to do just that – awhi, support and advocate for you when you need it....

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Linda’s Message – March 2022

Linda’s Message – March 2022

Linda's  MessageKia ora e te whānau These are truly challenging times for all of us now.  We must make so many decisions about what is right for us and others, and as a country. We at Caring Families Aotearoa have had to make some tough decisions over the past two...

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Price of Fuel

Price of Fuel

Price of FuelThe price of fuel has risen so much lately that we squeeze the trigger of the fuel pump slowly, because we don’t want to see the dollars racing upwards on the screen. However, the cost of not filling our own tanks can be even more devastating for us and...

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School and Year Start-up Payment 2022

School and Year Start-up Payment 2022

School and Year Start-up PaymentIf you are receiving the Unsupported Child’s Benefit (UCB) or the Orphan’s Benefit (OB), you are eligible for a School and Year Start-up Payment. The School and Year Start-up Payment is to help you with school-related costs at the...

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Support groups 2022

Support groups 2022

Support GroupsIn the above picture are the most supportive, amazing people one could ever wish to meet. This group formed after they all attended the Foundations for Attachment training and this network is something that Rob, our Therapist, would like to replicate...

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Christmas Colouring Competition

Christmas Colouring Competition

Christmas Colouring CompetitionGet creative and take part in our Christmas Colouring Competition! How to enter: Children, any age can either colour in the gingerbread person provided by clicking the button below OR can draw their own gingerbread person. Once your...

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Holiday Allowance

Holiday Allowance

Holiday Allowance Payments to be Paid Before ChristmasAs announced by Hon Kelvin Davis on 23 June 2021, anyone receiving the Orphans Benefit (OB), Unsupported Child Benefit (UCB) or Foster Care Allowance (FCA) will receive their Holiday Allowance payments...

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A Gift for the Music Lover

A Gift for the Music Lover

A Gift for the Music LoverAs you may already be aware, Caring Families Aotearoa, has a close relationship with former Carterton MP and Defense Minister, Ron Mark. Having grown up in care himself, Ron has a very personal connection to the fostercare community. Ron has...

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Making Improvements for Caregivers

Making Improvements for Caregivers

Making Improvements for CaregiversCaring Families Aotearoa is dedicated to ensuring that every care family and whānau is enabled, supported, and has the skills to provide tamariki/children with a secure home where they can be healed. To ensure this happens, we...

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