Regional News

Upper South News – April 2021

Upper South News – April 2021

Ngā mihi mahana ki a koutou katoa / Warm greetings to you all, As I write this, I reflect on where we were 12 months ago. Who would have believed that this virus would still be prevalent in the world and that our borders would still be closed. I am sure that there...

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Canterbury News – April 2021

Canterbury News – April 2021

Kia ora everyone, I hope all of our caregiver members registered for the ‘Night on Us’ – Pizza deal. Our household certainly did. Many thanks to Dominos, (nice to find out how community minded they are!) and to Caring Families Aotearoa. Thanks to one of our regional...

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Pizza for Care Whānau

Pizza for Care Whānau

Pizza for care whānauDuring Foster Care Awareness Week we celebrate the wonderful mahi of caregivers around Aotearoa.  This year, with all the uncertainty around COVID-19, we decided to give caregivers a night off cooking and cooked up a deal with Domino's Pizza. All...

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Central North News – April 2021

Central North News – April 2021

Kia ora everyone, My name is Christine Frost and I have been given the opportunity and privilege to be the new Central North Regional Coordinator for Caring Families Aotearoa. I am extremely excited to be in this position and am looking forward to supporting...

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East Coast News – April 2021

East Coast News – April 2021

Kia ora Koutou, “Mai i te Kopae kit e urupa, tatou ako tonu ai” “From the cradle to the grave we are forever learning”. It has been lovely meeting those of you who have dropped into the new office and I am looking forward to touching base with those I haven’t yet met....

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North West News – April 2021

North West News – April 2021

Tena Koutou, Tena Koutou, Tena Koutou Katoa, It’s been a busy couple of months at our house as my husband and I have supported my elderly parents to purchase a new home and sell up so they can live closer to amenities and closer to the practical support we are able to...

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Lower North News – April 2021

Lower North News – April 2021

Kia ora everyone, Well, the days are getting shorter and the temperatures are dropping. I feel like I had so much more planned to do in the garden this summer – roll on next summer. Happy Easter to you all. I hope you get to have a break of some sort during the...

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Upper North News – April 2021

Upper North News – April 2021

Ngā mihi mahana ki a koutou katoa / Warm greetings to you all, Events Shout out to Kaikohe Caregivers for turning up to Pizza in the Park on March 23. We had a lot of fun and food, plus a great catch-up for caring families who don’t often get to socialise. In February...

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Auckland News – April 2021

Auckland News – April 2021

Ngā mihi mahana ki a koutou katoa / Warm greetings to you all, What an amazing day we had at the Whānau Fun Bike Day on Sunday, March 21. Thanks to those that came and congratulations to the three tamariki who WON a NEW BIKE each. I think every child and most adults...

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North West News – March 2021

North West News – March 2021

Tena Koutou, Tena Koutou, Tena Koutou Katoa,  Foster Care Awareness Week is a time to reflect on and celebrate the great contribution you have all made and continue to make. Through your care and commitment, you have and will continue to change lives for the better....

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Upper South News – March 2021

Upper South News – March 2021

Kia ora e te whānau, Oh my goodness how does the first term go past so quickly! I seem to have been non-stop since returning from Christmas leave and here we are in March. I have moved office and am now located in the lovely Tahunanui Community Hub at 55 Muritai...

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East Coast News – March 2021

East Coast News – March 2021

Kia ora Koutou, As the new East Coast Coordinator, I am slowly working my way through calling you all. It has been great hearing your stories and getting to know a little more about you. Please know that we are here to help, ready to support you through the...

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Lower North News – March 2021

Lower North News – March 2021

Kia ora everyone, I hope everyone is doing well? Children will all be back at school now and hopefully have settled in well. Let’s hope this year is smoother than last and we don't have too many of these little bumps! We had an interesting conversation in February...

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Auckland News – March 2021

Auckland News – March 2021

Ngā mihi mahana ki a koutou katoa / Warm greetings to you all, Well whānau, in these uncertain times there are two certain things we can do – look after ourselves and look after our environment.  Foster Care Awareness Week is a time to reflect on and celebrate the...

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Upper North News – March 2021

Upper North News – March 2021

Kia ora koutou katoa, Last month we had an FASD support chat at my office, 16A Finlayson Street, Whangarei, and I'd love to see you at the next one! Same place, same time (10.30 am - 12 pm) on Tuesday, March 16, 2021. It was with much sadness that we have cancelled...

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