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Bay of Plenty Foster Care Association

Bay of Plenty Foster Care Association

Bay of Plenty Foster Care AssociationThe Bay of Plenty Foster Care Association came to a close at their final AGM last month. We want to say thank you to all who were involved in the association over the 15 years it was running. Along with monthly organised support...

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Canterbury News – June 2021

Canterbury News – June 2021

Kia ora everyone, I hope you have managed to stay warm and dry over the past few days, our thoughts go out to those affected by the rain. The log burner has started warming our house.  What a full-on first half of the year it has been! As winter settles in, and the...

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Budget Updates 2021

Budget Updates 2021

 Nappy and Small Item Allowance ChangesIn this years' budget, a further $57 million will be invested into the care sector to remove the disparities between payments of the Orphan's Benefit (OB) and Unsupported Child's Benefit (UCB) caregivers receive compared to...

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Upper South News – June 2021

Upper South News – June 2021

Warm Greetings/ Ngā mihi mahana ki a koutou katoa,  Welcome to the chillier months and as I pen this. A timely reminder, as some of you light your cozy fires and turn on the electric blankies, to check that your smoke alarms are working with new batteries.Denise Green...

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Te Mātātaki 2021

Te Mātātaki 2021

From left to right: Ebony Fleming, Hon. Poto Williams and Tahirah Morton. Te Mātātaki 2021 There were many positive results in the survey that show caregivers are making a difference for the children in their care. Many tamariki and rangatahi in care feel settled,...

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North West News – June 2021

North West News – June 2021

Ngā mihi mahana ki a koutou katoa / Warm greetings to you all, As winter settles in, the days are getting shorter and colder, it feels like quite a sensible idea to just stay put! Winter can be great for stripping some of the busyness away and not running ourselves...

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Face Your Future 2021

Face Your Future 2021

Face Your Future 2021On the 21st of April 41 rangatahi made their way to the L’Oréal NZ Academy in Auckland to attend Face Your Future 2021. Some of the teenagers from outside of Auckland had their first plane trip and for many, it was their first time staying in a...

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Upper North News – June 2021

Upper North News – June 2021

Ngā mihi mahana ki a koutou katoa / Warm greetings to you all, Brrhh, is it just me, or has winter come early this year? What a full-on first half of the year it has been. Term 2 training is well underway, we have a couple of trainings in the beginning of June and...

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Lower North News – June 2021

Lower North News – June 2021

Kia ora everyone, I hope this finds everyone well. I have been waiting for the colder weather to try out my new heat pump. Don’t forget, if you have a community services card, or live in certain areas, you may qualify for a heating and insulation subsidy. Don’t go...

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Auckland News – June 2021

Auckland News – June 2021

Kia ora Koutou katoa, Brrhh, is it just me, or has winter come early this year? What a full-on first half of the year it has been. Term 2 training is well underway, we have a couple of trainings in the beginning of June and some online trainings occurring.  Have a...

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East Coast News – June 2021

East Coast News – June 2021

Kia Ora Koutou, “In the middle of every difficulty lies opportunity”. – Albert Einstein Well, it feels like winter is beginning to set in, and with it, the potential for cabin fever. Check out this link below for some fun activities for the kids to do inside:Sarah...

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Central North News – June 2021

Central North News – June 2021

Kia ora koutou, Firstly, I just want to say what a privilege it has been thus far to have met many of our current members and a number of new members of Caring Families Aotearoa.  I still have yet to get around some areas of our region and meet the rest of you, but it...

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Keeping Yourself Safe

Keeping Yourself Safe

Keeping Yourself Safe - All About Me PlanOne of the most important things you can do as a caregiver to keep yourself safe is to have an updated 'All About Me Plan' filled out for the children in your care.The All About Me Plan will tell you all about te tamaiti in...

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Upper North News – May 2021

Upper North News – May 2021

Ngā mihi mahana ki a koutou katoa / Warm greetings to you all, Kia ora koutou – You have made it through the school holidays, PHEW 😊 and hopefully you have the firewood stacked and/or the crochet blankets ready for comforting through these winter months ahead. The...

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Central North News – May 2021

Central North News – May 2021

Kia ora koutou, You have made it through the school holidays , PHEW, So did I. "Kaua e wareware, he ra ano apopo” “Don’t forget tomorrow is another day” This month we celebrate Mother’s Day. To all our mums who share their hearts with our children in care, can I say a...

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North West News – May 2021

North West News – May 2021

Tena Koutou Katoa, I hope you enjoyed Easter, the school holidays and hopefully a slight change of pace? Since our last Newsletter I have had a wee holiday in the lovely far North with mixed weather, but it was refreshing. I felt really blessed to have those few...

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East Coast News – May 2021

East Coast News – May 2021

Kia Ora Koutou, “Kaua e wareware, he ra ano apopo” “Don’t forget tomorrow is another day” Hopefully, over the school holidays, you had time to breathe and take some time for yourself. It has been great having time to speak to members and to get to know a little more...

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Upper South News – May 2021

Upper South News – May 2021

Ngā mihi mahana ki a koutou katoa / Warm greetings to you all, Welcome to May and the cooling temps and the shorter days! You will be preparing tamariki to go back to school after the holidays for term 2, so I hope you are all rested and have had an opportunity to...

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