Regional News

Upper North News – August 2020

Upper North News – August 2020

Ngā mihi mahana ki a koutou katoa tēnei Matariki / Warm greetings to you all this Matariki, Matariki is such an important part of the Māori calendar and there are so many great online resources to help understand and enjoy it’s meaning. Click the button below to read...

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Auckland News – August 2020

Auckland News – August 2020

Ngā mihi mahana ki a koutou katoa / Warm greetings to you all,Well Matariki has come and gone for another year and as you know it signifies a time to gather with family and friends to reflect on the past, celebrate the present and plan for the future. I do hope some...

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North West News – August 2020

North West News – August 2020

Ngā mihi mahana ki a koutou katoa / Warm greetings to you all, I’ve been wondering how you are supporting your tamariki (children) and rangatahi (young people) to make sense of what’s happening around them in the world at the moment, especially while we manage our own...

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Central North News – August 2020

Central North News – August 2020

Ngā mihi mahana ki a koutou katoa / Warm greetings to you all, The star cluster Matariki (also known as the Pleiades, Seven Sisters, or Subaru!) appears in our skies in the month of Pipiri (June–July), marking the start of the Māori New Year. This is the coldest time...

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East Coast News – August 2020

East Coast News – August 2020

Ngā mihi mahana ki a koutou katoa / Warm greetings to you all, Even though its winter time and we like to hibernate inside during these months, Matariki has been upon us. The star cluster, Matariki (also known as the Pleiades, Seven Sisters, or Subaru!) appears in our...

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Lower North News – August 2020

Lower North News – August 2020

Kia ora everyone, I hope your month has gone well? It has been busy here in National Office. We had a great few days at the end of June when all the Regional Coordinators from around New Zealand gathered here for training. It was wonderful to meet everyone in person...

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Upper South News – August 2020

Upper South News – August 2020

Ngā mihi mahana ki a koutou katoa / Warm greetings to you all, I hope you all had a wonderful winter break and the holidays gave you an opportunity to spend some time with your tamariki (children) after what seemed a very short time of them being back at school. It...

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Canterbury News – August 2020

Canterbury News – August 2020

Tēnā koutou everyone, Things will hopefully start feeling less wintery soon – but while we’re indoors you can keep warm at one of our upcoming Trainings... I’m excited to be delivering newly developed material on “Identity & Belonging” and “Legal Information” –...

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Lower South News – August 2020

Lower South News – August 2020

Kia ora everyone, We would like to take this opportunity to farewell Barbara from Caring Families Aotearoa. Barbara has been involved with our organisation as we have grown and morphed over the years. Barbara’s involvement has seen her in many roles, and we have...

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Otago News – August 2020

Otago News – August 2020

Ngā mihi mahana ki a koutou katoa / Warm greetings to you all, Even though its winter time and we like to hibernate inside during these months, Matariki has been upon us. Every year there seems to be increased interest in Matariki. The star cluster Matariki (also...

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Auckland News – July 2020

Auckland News – July 2020

Ngā mihi mahana ki a koutou katoa / Warm greetings to you all, “Ka whati haeri te rau harakeke i tona kotahi, ka whakatairanga taumaha aha, nga rau harakeke kite taura." "One strand of flax is easily broken, but many strands woven into a rope can lift any weight.”Anna...

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Central North News – July 2020

Central North News – July 2020

Warm winter greetings to you all! I have been enjoying contacting many of you by phone over the last few months and hearing about the joys and challenges of your caregiving journey. I’m reminded of how much we need to connect and support each other in our important...

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Upper North News – July 2020

Upper North News – July 2020

Ngā mihi mahana ki a koutou katoa /Warm greetings to you all, Where’s your silver lining in the Covid 19 cloud? Here’s a link to an exercise you might want to do with your whānau (family), tamariki (children) or mokopuna (grandchildren) or do it yourself as a...

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East Coast News – July 2020

East Coast News – July 2020

Ngā mihi mahana ki a koutou katoa / Warm greetings to you all, We’ve nearly finished ringing and connecting with our wonderful caregiver members across the region. If we haven’t managed to contact you, please drop me a line, text or email. Its been such a worthwhile...

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North West News – July 2020

North West News – July 2020

Kia ora koutou, ‘Ha waka eke noa – We are all in this together’ is a proverb that we all became familiar with during lockdown. It speaks to this idea of being connected, an awareness of our commonality as opposed to our differences. Caregivers now have the opportunity...

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Lower South News – July 2020

Lower South News – July 2020

Kia ora te whānau, It is Matariki time. The rise of the star cluster Matariki marks the beginning of the Aotearoa / Pacific new year. Every year in June, seven stars (the Pleiades) rise to the north-east and when they are visible just above the horizon at dawn it is...

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Canterbury News – July 2020

Canterbury News – July 2020

Kia ora everyone, How are you doing? Winter hasn’t waited while we’ve been warm and cozy in our homes, has it! Workshops are back in Term 3 – yay! Take a look at our training calendar to see what’s coming up near you. Our poll on Facebook showed we’re all looking...

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Lower North News – July 2020

Lower North News – July 2020

Kia ora everyone, Winter has certainly made it's presence felt. I hope you are all managing to stay dry and warm. If I can grab some time, I do like a good book in a cosy home on a cold day. We are all back at National Office now. It has been great to connect with my...

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