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Training and Learning Opportunities

Training and Learning Opportunities

Training UpdateOur training is designed to enable and equip you with the knowledge you need to help your tamariki (children) thrive. Through our partnership with the Ministry for Children, Oranga Tamariki, we deliver the National Caregiver Training Programme (NCTP)...

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How to battle NITs

How to battle NITs

How to battle NITs - Advice from the NitLady Head lice can be an extremely frustrating, seemingly endless nightmare but with the right knowledge and products you can eradicate them and prevent re-infestation long term!   Here is what I have learned... Head lice are...

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Chairman’s Message

Chairman’s Message

Chairman's MessageKia ora tatou, Firstly a big thank you to caregivers in these challenging times. I first became interested in the issues facing caregivers when assisting Linda (CEO) on the submission to Government on "Improving Outcomes for Children in Foster Care"...

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Winter Energy Payment

Winter Energy Payment

Winter Energy PaymentThe Winter Energy Payment is an extra payment to those who receive a main benefit, New Zealand Super or Veteran Pension to help with the cost of heating their home over the winter months.     If you are a single person receiving a main benefit,...

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Thank you MediaFund

Thank you MediaFund

Thank you Media Works MediaFundHave you heard our advert on the radio or seen our digital advert?  Thanks to the amazing support from Media Works and generosity from the MediaFund we have been promoting ourselves on The Breeze and Magic, we have digital adverts on...

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Funding Increase for Caregivers

Funding Increase for Caregivers

Funding Increase for CaregiversOn Sunday 17 May, Minister Tracey Martin announced four changes to caregiver support as a result of the review of financial assistance for caregivers. This announcement will help 14,000 caregivers in Aotearoa.  The four changes are as...

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Thank You Caregivers of Aotearoa

Thank You Caregivers of Aotearoa

Thank You Caregivers of AotearoaThank you caregivers of Aotearoa for all your effort and compassion during these difficult times. Know that Caring Families Aotearoa are always here to support you.If you need support during this time, please call us on 0800 693 323....

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9 Years of Outstanding Service

9 Years of Outstanding Service

9 Years of Outstanding ServiceColin Hardgrave is absolutely committed to the care sector and has been a valued member of our Board for the past nine years. Colin has spent eight of these years as the Board Chairman. He has seen us through significant growth, many...

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Mothers Day 2020

Mothers Day 2020

Mother's Day 2020Mother’s Day is just around the corner on the 10th May! Have you got your mum or mother figure something special for Mother’s Day yet? Don’t panic, we are here to help. Whether you're a Mother/Whaea or Father/Matua planning something special, or you...

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Caregiver Allowances – 2020 Update

Caregiver Allowances – 2020 Update

Caregiver AllowancesOn the 1st of April 2020 Caregiver allowances, including the Orphans Benefit and the Unsupported Childs Benefit have been increased.  Care allowances are paid fortnightly and cover board, personal items and pocket money.  Below you can find the new...

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From the CEO’s Desk

From the CEO’s Desk

Linda's Messge to YouHappy Easter to you and your 'bubble'. I was very happy to hear Jacinda Adern announce on Monday that the Easter Bunny is an essential service and can visit this weekend. I am also looking forward to going out on my daily walk over the weekend and...

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Keeping the Guide Rails Up

Keeping the Guide Rails Up

Keeping the Guide Rails UpArticle written by Jane Mitchell. Sometimes our world gets turned upside down and we get caught up in situations beyond our control.  This pandemic has resulted in stringent measures to safeguard lives which are unprecedented – there is no...

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Excellence in Foster Care Awards 2020

Excellence in Foster Care Awards 2020

Excellence in Foster Care Awards At the beginning of March, during Foster Care Awareness Week, we celebrated the Excellence in Foster Care Awards.  On the 6 March 2020, 10 wonderful caregivers / caregiver couples were recognised for their extraordinary efforts, not...

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