Canterbury News – August 2022

Canterbury News – August 2022

Kia ora everyone We certainly are in the thick of winter now.  I hope you all have fared well with not much flooding and your roofs and trampolines are safely secured after what has occurred over the last couple of weeks. I know we all wish winter to hurry up and be...

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Canterbury News – July 2022

Canterbury News – July 2022

Kia ora koutou,  Already we are over halfway through the year, with the shortest day now well behind us. I hope you all had an opportunity to enjoy and celebrate in our first publicly recognised Matariki. On the Thursday night (23rd June) we had our Starry Night Skies...

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Canterbury News – June 2022

Canterbury News – June 2022

  Kia Ora Koutou,  The fire is going at home most nights now and last week we had our first decent frost which will stop the grass growing. What a growing season it has been for the garden! May started for me, travelling to Wellington and spending some very enjoyable...

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Canterbury News – May 2022

Canterbury News – May 2022

Kia ora koutou,  Oh boy its May already, nearly halfway through the year and into the second school term. Covid has certainly spread through our region now with so many whānau having been affected. Well done those of you who have managed through these tough times. May...

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Canterbury News – April 2022

Canterbury News – April 2022

Kia Ora Koutou,  Well I guess that’s it, Summer is over! With all the extreme weather conditions around the world and as close as Australia, I can’t help wondering if Global Warming is really starting to happen. It’s crazy while I see my northern colleagues on our...

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Canterbury News – March 2022

Kia Ora koutou,  How nice it is to be seeing the sun in Ōtautahi after so much rain. Driving to work this week I saw so much snow on the alps and it’s only February! Here’s hoping for an Indian summer.  Unfortunately, due to the increase in positive Covid-19 cases, we...

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Canterbury News – February 2022

Kia ora Koutou,  I hope everyone has had a relaxing break with time to recharge, refresh and reflect on what was an enduring year filled with the uncertainty of Covid-19 and the adaptations we have all had to make in our lives.  I spent a lot of my time relaxing with...

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Canterbury News – December 2021

Canterbury News – December 2021

Kia ora koutou katoa, It’s been lovely getting out and about over the last couple of weeks to meet some of you with the Independent Children’s Monitor teams – Caregiver Feedback sessions and with the Family Fun Days. It was awesome to be invited to the Otautahi Foster...

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Canterbury News – November 2021

Canterbury News – November 2021

Kia ora koutou katoa, I’m very happy to be introducing myself as your Canterbury Regional Coordinator for Caring Families Aotearoa. Ko Marney Holthouse taku ingoa (my name is Marney). Previously, I worked in the care sector supporting and working alongside caregivers....

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Canterbury News – October 2021

Canterbury News – October 2021

Kia ora ki te whānau, It’s been a tough couple of months for some and I hope everyone is doing okay? Remember there is help out there if you need it. The Ministry of Health has COVID-19 mental health and wellbeing resources on their website to help you and your loved...

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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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Canterbury News – August 2021

Canterbury News – August 2021

Kia ora everyone, Gosh, what a year we have had. Have you been watching the Tokyo Olympics? I’ve managed to catch some of the events New Zealanders are in. It has been interesting watching how it has been operating this time due to COVID-19. It has certainly been a...

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Canterbury News – July 2021

Canterbury News – July 2021

Kia ora everyone, Well, winter has certainly sent us her message. We’ve had our log fire stoked up warming up our place constantly over the last couple of weeks. I hope you and your whānau are well after the recent weather events. If you need support, please get in...

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Canterbury News – June 2021

Canterbury News – June 2021

Kia ora everyone, I hope you have managed to stay warm and dry over the past few days, our thoughts go out to those affected by the rain. The log burner has started warming our house.  What a full-on first half of the year it has been! As winter settles in, and 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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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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Canterbury News – March 2021

Canterbury News – March 2021

Kia ora everyone, Firstly, I want to say a big thanks to Deb and Greg Curtis & Nicole and Anton McLean for being our (Caring Families Aotearoa) face, hands and feet at our recent events in Canterbury. Thanks to all the caregivers and tamariki that attended and...

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Canterbury News – December 2020

Canterbury News – December 2020

Mere Kirihimete (Merry Christmas) everyone This year more than any other, I have been keenly aware of the challenges that you have all faced. You continuously demonstrate your strength as you care and advocate for yourselves and tamariki and rangatahi in your care....

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Canterbury News – November 2020

Canterbury News – November 2020

Kia ora everyone, This year continues to steam ahead and we’re now in November! The best thing is having longer days and warmer weather, most of the time. Are you aware that we are now offering online learning options for caregivers? No matter where you live, you can...

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Canterbury News – October 2020

Canterbury News – October 2020

Kia ora, Here we are already at our Whiringa-ā-nuku (October) Snippets. We have almost made it through this incredible year and we are on the home straight! I have run out of words to try and say how I feel about the way the world has changed this year. I’m sure lots...

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