Regional News

East Coast News – December 2020

East Coast News – December 2020

Kia Ora Koutou, Due to unforeseen circumstances we are very sad to announce that Dorothy Waitoa is now not able to continue in the role of East Coast Regional Coordinator.  We wish Dot all the best for the future. This year more than any other, I have been keenly...

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Lower South News – December 2020

Lower South News – December 2020

Mere Kirihimete (Merry Christmas) everyone! This year more than any other, I have been keenly aware of the challenges that you have all faced. You continuously demonstrate your strength as you care and advocate for yourselves and tamariki and rangatahi in your care....

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Otago News – December 2020

Otago News – December 2020

Ngā mihi mahana ki a koutou katoa / Warm greetings to you all,  As my time as the Otago Regional Coordinator finishes and I am sorting out my office (its amazing what I have found!), it is an opportunity to reflect on my time, meeting and working with some amazing...

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Canterbury News – December 2020

Canterbury News – December 2020

Mere Kirihimete (Merry Christmas) everyone This year more than any other, I have been keenly aware of the challenges that you have all faced. You continuously demonstrate your strength as you care and advocate for yourselves and tamariki and rangatahi in your care....

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CEO’s Christmas Message

Meri Kirihimete - Merry ChristmasAs Christmas draws closer, and the end of the year is in sight, I would like to take this moment to thank each and every one of you wonderful caregivers. This year hasn’t been an easy one. With the emotional, physical and financial...

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Upper South News – December 2020

Upper South News – December 2020

Meri Kirihimete from the Upper South region. Well, what can I say that hasn’t already been said about this extraordinary year that is coming to a close! Except to say, that I feel very blessed to be in Aotearoa and part of an amazing care community in the Upper South....

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Lower North News – December 2020

Lower North News – December 2020

Kia ora everyone, Christmas is nearly upon us – where has the year gone?! And what a strange year it has been for us all – bring on a healthy, peaceful, and productive 2021. I have been reading some interesting articles about Covid-19 stress and increased mental...

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Central North News – December 2020

Central North News – December 2020

Kia ora koutou, After some deep thought and discussion with my family, I have decided to step down from the position of Regional Coordinator.  I believe at this time I am needing to refocus on my family commitments in 2021.  There are seasons in our lives where we...

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Auckland News – December 2020

Auckland News – December 2020

Kia ora, Talofa, Kia orana, Bula vinaka, Talofa ni, Malo e lelei, Fakaalofa lahi atu, Ni hao and Hello.As the year comes to an end over this next month, I would like to take this opportunity to give thanks to you, the amazing, selfless caregivers out there who have...

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Upper North News – December 2020

Upper North News – December 2020

Ngā mihi mahana ki a koutou katoa / Warm greetings to you all, The new NCTP modules have provided a safe space for participants to connect through the whānaungatanga process and learn about some new ways of working, seeing and thinking about our caregiving role. Kia...

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North West News – December 2020

North West News – December 2020

Tena Koutou, Tena Koutou, Tena Koutou Katou, This year more than any other (of my ten years working in the area of foster care), I have been keenly aware of the challenges for caregivers. Caregivers continuously demonstrate their strength as they care and advocate for...

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Barbara’s Journey

Barbara's JourneyMany years ago, in a town far, far away (Invercargill), Barbara began her journey with The New Zealand Family and Foster Care Federation, now known as Caring Families Aotearoa. Barbara was first elected as the Lower South Caregiver's Representative on...

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Social Workers Registration

Social Workers Registration

New Requirements for Social WorkersAmendments were made to the Social Workers Registration Act (passed by Parliament in early 2019). This Act will make it mandatory for anyone calling themselves a Social Worker, and practising in New Zealand, to be registered with the...

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Upper North News – November 2020

Upper North News – November 2020

Ngā mihi mahana ki a koutou katoa / Warm greetings to you all, I had a break from mahi over the school holidays in the beautiful Pewhairangi (Bay of Islands) at a whānau bach – we fished every day and tugged around to Rawhiti sharing our smoked kahawai with whānau who...

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Auckland News – November 2020

Auckland News – November 2020

Tēnā koutou katoa,Well summer has certainly arrived – it is wonderful to have some consistent warmth in the air – and yes, we still need more rain for our whenua (land) and our dams. My family and I enjoyed a trip to Taranaki over Labour weekend to see whānau. I grew...

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North West News – November 2020

North West News – November 2020

Kia ora, I’ve enjoyed being out on the road again training in South Taranaki and Whanganui. In October I presented Legal Information for Caregivers and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. Coming up for training; online Keeping Memories and Understanding National Care...

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East Coast News – November 2020

East Coast News – November 2020

Kia ora everyone, This year continues to steam ahead and we’re now in November! The best thing is having longer days and warmer weather, most of the time. Hey, are you aware that we are now offering online learning options for caregivers? No matter where you live, you...

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Central North News – November 2020

Central North News – November 2020

Kia ora koutou! There‘s some great stuff happening in our rohe (region) in the lead up to the end of the year – don’t miss out! We’ll get into the details below, but firstly… I would like to take the opportunity to say a HUGE thank you to those who have been part of...

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