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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Auckland News – February 2021

Auckland News – February 2021

Ngā mihi mahana ki a koutou katoa / Warm greetings to you all, I sincerely hope you all had a chance to enjoy the school holidays. I certainly enjoyed mine shared with whānau from near and far and dear friends. Not having the pressure of getting off to school each day...

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Auckland News – December 2020

Auckland News – December 2020

Kia ora, Talofa, Kia orana, Bula vinaka, Talofa ni, Malo e lelei, Fakaalofa lahi atu, Ni hao and Hello.As the year comes to an end over this next month, I would like to take this opportunity to give thanks to you, the amazing, selfless caregivers out there who have...

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Auckland News – November 2020

Auckland News – November 2020

Tēnā koutou katoa,Well summer has certainly arrived – it is wonderful to have some consistent warmth in the air – and yes, we still need more rain for our whenua (land) and our dams. My family and I enjoyed a trip to Taranaki over Labour weekend to see whānau. I grew...

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Auckland News – October 2020

Auckland News – October 2020

Tēnā koutou katoa i roto i ngā āhuatanga i te wā / Greetings to you and the circumstances of the time,This seems a relevant greeting in this time of moving up and down levels of COVID-19. I have found it tough this second time around and I have heard from many care...

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Auckland News – September 2020

Auckland News – September 2020

Ngā mihi mahana ki a koutou katoa / Warm greetings to you all,As we have experienced the various faces of winter in our region over August, so to have we experienced the ever-changing faces of the Covid-19 situation. I do hope you’ve managed to get the support you’ve...

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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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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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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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Auckland News – May 2020

Auckland News – May 2020

Kia ora koutou katoa For all of us this Covid-19 situation has offered such diverse experiences and a full variety of emotions. You, the whānau and caregivers of tamariki/children in care are doing your best in your bubbles and this has saved lives. I have loved...

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Auckland News – April 2020

Auckland News – April 2020

Ngā mihi mahana ki a koutou katoa / Warm greetings to you all Take care everyone in this isolation period.  Stay safe, stay home and lets unite to eradicate COVID-19.  Kia kaha, be strong!  I know it can be challenging not being able to use those things around us to...

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