Regional News

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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Upper South News – July 2020

Upper South News – July 2020

Kia ora koutou, As I pen this month’s panui (newsletter), it has just passed the shortest day! A season like no other in our recent history! I will continue to call our members in the Upper South to check in, to update details and to touch base with many of whom we...

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Otago News – July 2020

Otago News – July 2020

Kia ora koutou, 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.Rob Thomson Otago RC 03 470 1277 or 027 501 0005For me,...

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North West News – June 2020

North West News – June 2020

Kia ora koutou, As I work from my desk at home and reflect on the past, in many ways I’m grateful for the opportunity lockdown created to experience my life differently. Many of you shared this gratefulness during my ring around of the region, it was fantastic...

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Auckland News – June 2020

Auckland News – June 2020

Kia ora koutou katoa and sending you all warm pacific greetings, Well the rain came and has begun to nurture mother earth again after the drought. This has been welcomed through-out the motu. Many pupils returned to schools, and many of us returned to our offices. Our...

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Central North News – June 2020

Central North News – June 2020

Kia ora tatou, Well, we made it through lock down! Most of us are getting back on the merry-go-round of school / work / busy life… with mixed feelings, and that’s okay 😊. I have been encouraged to hear that many schools have not had a ‘push kids to catch up’ mentality...

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East Coast News – June 2020

East Coast News – June 2020

Ngā mihi mahana ki a koutou katoa /Warm greetings to you all, Phew.... well done to us all! We’ve made it through one of the most extraordinary times over the last couple of months! Routines have been disrupted, schedules cancelled, uncertainty about the future, and,...

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Upper North News – June 2020

Upper North News – June 2020

Ngā mihi mahana ki a koutou katoa /Warm greetings to you all, Routines have been disrupted, schedules cancelled and many have experienced the frustration of working or learning online for the first time. Change is renown for not being easy, but I sincerely hope you...

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Lower North News – June 2020

Lower North News – June 2020

Kia ora everyone, I hope the last month has gone well for you. We are working from home until the 9 June, so I am continuing to work my way through calling all our Lower North Members. There is around 800 of you, if you were wondering why I haven’t got to you yet 😊....

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Upper South News – June 2020

Upper South News – June 2020

Kia ora koutou, Well, hasn’t life been a changing turn of events these last few months. I reflect back and see how everyone has had to adjust to an unprecendented and adbrupt change of circumstances. How well some have adjusted quickly and for others the struggle of...

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Canterbury News – June 2020

Canterbury News – June 2020

Ngā mihi mahana ki a koutou katoa / Warm greetings to you all, Well Canterbury, we’ve had another of many chances to adapt! In 10 years we’ve navigated a number of really tough situations, and while we might be somewhat weary – we’re adapting well again.There’s an...

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Lower South News – June 2020

Lower South News – June 2020

Kia ora te whānau, As I write this we are at level 2 of the covid 19 levels, looking forward to a long weekend. Our children are just getting back into school routines and some of us are moving back into our work offices. As we edge closer to our old normal, I wonder...

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