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Upper North News – December 2021

Upper North News – December 2021

Meri Kirihimete (Merry Christmas!) As we edge closer to Christmas and look back at what the year has bought us and what this holiday season will involve, I’d like to commend you all on your resilience. You have pushed through some of the most challenging times and...

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East Coast – December 2021

East Coast – December 2021

Kia ora koutou,Ko Karen toku ingoaKei Heretaunga matou e noho ana. Kia ora everyone, my name is Karen and I live in the Hawkes Bay. Between my husband and I, we have five beautiful shared tamariki (children) and six grandchildren. I have been working with children...

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Lower South News – December 2021

Lower South News – December 2021

Meri Kirihimete (Merry Christmas) As we edge closer to Christmas and look back at what the year has bought us and what this holiday season will involve, I’d like to commend you all on your resilience. You have pushed through some of the most challenging times and have...

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Central North News – December 2021

Central North News – December 2021

Meri Kirihimete (Merry Christmas!) As we edge closer to Christmas and look back at what the year has bought us and what this holiday season will involve, I’d like to commend you all on your resilience. You have pushed through some of the most challenging times and...

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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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Auckland News – December 2021

Auckland News – December 2021

Kia ora e te whānau, I hope this finds you well and November has been kind to you. I cannot believe that we are now looking toward Christmas and the summer holidays again! I am so looking forward to catching up with whānau and friends - most likely over a meal or...

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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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Lower North News – December 2021

Lower North News – December 2021

Kia ora everyone, It’s nearly Christmas! I have been enjoying the warmer weather but could really do with some more sunny days on our weekends so I can get the fence painted! The spring flowers are everywhere now which is very nice. 😍 Last month I have been able to...

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Northwest News – December 2021

Northwest News – December 2021

Tena Koutou, tena koutou, tena koutou katoa, I must say, it feels like quite an achievement to have reached the end of 2021 with a year so full of challenges! It feels very good to know the holiday season is around the corner and for those of you with Auckland whānau,...

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Upper South – December 2021

Upper South – December 2021

Kia ora Kotou Katoa, As we approach another Christmas where life looks very different to a few short years ago, and our country enters another system that we are yet to get our heads around, I wanted to take the time to express my gratitude to the caregivers that have...

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Canterbury News – December 2021

Canterbury News – December 2021

Kia ora koutou katoa, It’s been lovely getting out and about over the last couple of weeks to meet some of you with the Independent Children’s Monitor teams – Caregiver Feedback sessions and with the Family Fun Days. It was awesome to be invited to the Otautahi Foster...

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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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Upper South News – November 2021

Upper South News – November 2021

Ngā mihi mahana ki a koutou katoa / Warm greetings to you all, Well, here we are already in Term 4 and COVID-19 is still creating uncertainty in our lives. We are fortunate to be able to continue for the time being with some face-to-face trainings but of course, this...

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Auckland News – November 2021

Auckland News – November 2021

Kia ora e te whānau, Well done for getting through another week of lockdown in Tāmaki Makaurau/Auckland! What an effort it has been for us over the last couple of months. It’s been so great to welcome in the warmer weather and longer days since daylight savings. I...

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Upper North News – November 2021

Upper North News – November 2021

Kia ora, “Popoia te kakano kia puawai”“Nurture the seed and it will blossom” It’s time to put the mārakai (veggie garden) in. Here are some helpful tips on how to set up your mārakai including all the elements for good living:  Leanne BrownieUpper North RC 09 283...

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