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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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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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Central North News – July 2021

Central North News – July 2021

Kia ora koutou, Wow, what a month it has been. It has been so nice connecting with some of you during my first training for Caring Families Aotearoa. I have built positive relationships with caregivers and agencies trying to bring a collaborative approach. Thank you...

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Central North News – June 2021

Central North News – June 2021

Kia ora koutou, Firstly, I just want to say what a privilege it has been thus far to have met many of our current members and a number of new members of Caring Families Aotearoa.  I still have yet to get around some areas of our region and meet the rest of you, but it...

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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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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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Central North News – March 2021

Central North News – March 2021

Kia ora everyone, I’d like to take this opportunity from Caring Families Aotearoa to acknowledge those of you who are Whānau/Foster/Kin/Permanent caregivers. You are a group of extraordinary, unique individuals and whānau that have certainly left an unforgettable,...

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Central North News – December 2020

Central North News – December 2020

Kia ora koutou, After some deep thought and discussion with my family, I have decided to step down from the position of Regional Coordinator.  I believe at this time I am needing to refocus on my family commitments in 2021.  There are seasons in our lives where we...

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Central North News – November 2020

Central North News – November 2020

Kia ora koutou! There‘s some great stuff happening in our rohe (region) in the lead up to the end of the year – don’t miss out! We’ll get into the details below, but firstly… I would like to take the opportunity to say a HUGE thank you to those who have been part of...

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Central North News – October 2020

Central North News – October 2020

Kia ora koutou! I love the hope that comes with kōanga (Spring) and the chance to return to nature – hono ki te taiao. My whānau and I are looking forward to more outside time and maybe even getting motivated to plant some vegetables in the garden. We are loving the...

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Central North News – September 2020

Central North News – September 2020

Tēnā koutou katoa, I am looking forward to seeing some of you at workshops over the next few weeks. It is great that we can work with all the necessary COVID-19 guidelines so that we can still meet together. I am especially excited about the FASD workshop coming up in...

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Central North News – August 2020

Central North News – August 2020

Ngā mihi mahana ki a koutou katoa / Warm greetings to you all, The star cluster Matariki (also known as the Pleiades, Seven Sisters, or Subaru!) appears in our skies in the month of Pipiri (June–July), marking the start of the Māori New Year. This is the coldest time...

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Central North News – July 2020

Central North News – July 2020

Warm winter greetings to you all! I have been enjoying contacting many of you by phone over the last few months and hearing about the joys and challenges of your caregiving journey. I’m reminded of how much we need to connect and support each other in our important...

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Central North News – June 2020

Central North News – June 2020

Kia ora tatou, Well, we made it through lock down! Most of us are getting back on the merry-go-round of school / work / busy life… with mixed feelings, and that’s okay 😊. I have been encouraged to hear that many schools have not had a ‘push kids to catch up’ mentality...

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Central North News – May 2020

Central North News – May 2020

Tēnā koutou katoa, From talking with you all I have heard many stories of how families have overcome challenges and stuck together through the past month; finding a new rhythm to life, enjoying getting out in nature, learning new things and working through the...

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Central North News – April 2020

Central North News – April 2020

Kia ora katou, What extraordinary times we find ourselves in with the COVID 19 pandemic. Take care everyone in this isolation period. Stay safe, stay home and lets unite to eradicate COVID-19.   Although the atmosphere seems charged at the moment, the Caregivers I am...

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