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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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Lower North News – May 2021

Lower North News – May 2021

Kia ora wonderful caregivers, I hope everyone is keeping well. I have been busy with the wonderful team at the Independent Children’s Monitor (ICM). If you would like to read about them, click here: https://www.icm.org.nz/ . I did a pilot with them last year in the...

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Canterbury News – May 2021

Canterbury News – May 2021

Ngā mihi mahana ki a koutou katoa / Warm greetings to you all, May is the month we celebrate Mother’s Day. To all our mums who share their hearts with our children in care, can I say a very heartfelt “THANK YOU”.  You are truly amazing women who give so much and ask...

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Auckland News – May 2021

Auckland 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, 😊. Hopefully you have the firewood stacked and/or the crochet blankets ready for comfort through the winter months ahead. For those who...

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A Life Long Commitment

A Life Long Commitment

A Life Long CommitmentIn August 2020, Gillian Lynch became an Honorary/ Life Member of Caring Families Aotearoa. We would like to share with you her incredible journey being a caregiver and a dedicated friend of Caring Families Aotearoa. Passionate about children and...

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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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