Regional News

Upper North News – September 2021

Upper North News – September 2021

Kia ora lovely Upper North Caregivers, TrainingI was fortunate to deliver my first presentation of What’s Behind the Behaviour in Kaikohe before our current COVID crisis arrived!! Thanks to all who attended and participated. I loved meeting you and hearing your...

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Auckland News – September 2021

Auckland News – September 2021

Kia ora everyone, Wow, what a month we’ve had. Moving into another lockdown, some of us planning for vaccines, coming to grips with a new life of wearing masks and our vocabulary now includes QR codes and contact tracing, which 2 years ago, we wouldn’t ever have known...

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East Coast News – September 2021

East Coast News – September 2021

Kia ora everyone,Wow, what a month we’ve had. Moving into another lockdown, some of us planning for vaccines, coming to grips with a new life of wearing masks and our vocabulary now includes QR codes and contact tracing, which two years ago, we wouldn’t ever have...

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Central North News – September 2021

Central North News – September 2021

Kia ora koutou, Here we are again! Covid-19 lockdown. Take care everyone, in this isolation period. Stay safe, stay home, and let’s unite to eradicate this virus. My thoughts go out to all of you who are at home with your families, whether working or not, these times...

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North West News – September 2021

North West News – September 2021

Tena Koutou Katoa / Greetings, hello to you all, Well done everyone! We’ve been staying in our bubbles for lockdown, dealing with it all the best we can. For caregivers, it’s obviously meant big changes with tamariki (children) at home again and all that entails. As I...

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Lower North News – September 2021

Lower North News – September 2021

Kia ora everyone, As I write this, we are again in lockdown. I remember I had just started at Caring Families Aotearoa when we went into the last one. Lockdown is a wonderful opportunity to connect with a lot of caregivers and I am looking forward to doing it again!...

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Upper South News – September 2021

Upper South News – September 2021

Kia ora koutou katoa, Here we are again in an extended lockdown, this time with little notice to get too much organised. I happened to have been away from home in Blenheim when the announcement came, so had no opportunity to grab anything from the office and only have...

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Canterbury News – September 2021

Canterbury News – September 2021

Kia ora everyone, Wow, what a month we’ve had. Moving into another Lockdown, some of us planning for vaccines, coming to grips with a new life of wearing masks and our vocabulary now includes QR codes and contact tracing, which two years ago, we wouldn’t ever have...

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West Coast Flooding Response

West Coast Flooding Response

Community help during West Coast FloodingOn 17 July 2021, Westport and Marlborough suffered significant weather conditions resulting in many homes having to be evacuated due to flooding. Several caregivers' homes, cars and possessions had been damaged, most having to...

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Lower South News – September 2021

Lower South News – September 2021

Kia ora to you all, As September and Spring arrive, it’s time that I say goodbye to you. I would like to thank the caregivers who have shared their stories with me, attended trainings, and support groups. I am grateful for the opportunity that Caring Families Aotearoa...

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Allowance Available for Counselling

Allowance Available for Counselling

Allowance Available for CounsellingDid you know there is a counselling subsidy available through Work and Income? If you, your partner or the children in your care require counselling, you can apply to get financial assistance as part of a Disability Allowance. This...

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2021 Excellence in Foster Care Awards

2021 Excellence in Foster Care Awards

2021 Excellence in Foster Care Awards At Caring Families Aotearoa, we have the privilege of working with and supporting so many amazing caregivers who go above and beyond what is expected of them for the tamariki and rangatahi in their care. This July 16 caregivers...

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Celebrating Matariki

Celebrating Matariki

Celebrating Matariki in Aotearoa / New ZealandFrom the end of June to mid-July this year in Aotearoa / New Zealand we celebrated Matariki. Matariki is a star cluster in the sky and its arrival has a wonderful meaning; it is a time to spend with whānau (family) and...

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East Coast News – August 2021

East Coast News – August 2021

Kia ora everyone, For those of you who haven't heard yet, Sarah your Regional Coordinator, has moved on to another role.  We thank Sarah for the great job she did supporting caregivers and wish her well on her new adventure.    Going forward, if you need support,...

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Upper North News – August 2021

Upper North News – August 2021

Kia ora, I needed a break from work after facilitating events and trainings through June. I also experienced the loss of a close family member and friend over the last few months, and welcomed a new mokopuna into te Ao Marama (the world). Life’s like this sometimes,...

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North West News – August 2021

North West News – August 2021

Tena Koutou Katoa, A new term ahead and exciting times for Caring Families Aotearoa! You may have heard we have brand new trainings being delivered over the next year! I want to especially highlight the Ako Ngātahi series of on-line trainings that are available, as we...

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Central North News – August 2021

Central North News – August 2021

Kia ora koutou, As usual, the holidays have gone by very quickly and Term 3 is here. I hope everyone had a restful holiday and is looking forward to what this term has to offer. As I mentioned in my previous Snippet, please keep warm and stay healthy. We know there...

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Lower North News – August 2021

Lower North News – August 2021

Kia ora everyone, I hope everyone enjoyed the school holidays last month. These days, children’s lives are so busy, so it’s nice for them to get some wind-down time as well. It has been very wet around the Wellington region – perfect weather for ducks but not much...

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