East Coast

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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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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East Coast News – July 2021

East Coast News – July 2021

Kia ora Koutou, Matariki has arrived and school holidays are almost upon us! We recently had training in Gisborne on “Keeping Memories”. It was just a small group, but it was so inspiring to hear people share their stories. There are some absolutely amazing caregivers...

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East Coast News – June 2021

East Coast News – June 2021

Kia Ora Koutou, “In the middle of every difficulty lies opportunity”. – Albert Einstein Well, it feels like winter is beginning to set in, and with it, the potential for cabin fever. Check out this link below for some fun activities for the kids to do inside:Sarah...

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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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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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East Coast News – March 2021

East Coast News – March 2021

Kia ora Koutou, As the new East Coast Coordinator, I am slowly working my way through calling you all. It has been great hearing your stories and getting to know a little more about you. Please know that we are here to help, ready to support you through the...

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East Coast News – February 2021

East Coast News – February 2021

Kia Ora Koutou, My name is Sarah McDonald and I have the privilege of beginning as the new East Coast Regional Coordinator for Caring Families Aotearoa.  I am really excited to be working with such a passionate group of people and look forward to connecting with the...

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East Coast News – December 2020

East Coast News – December 2020

Kia Ora Koutou, Due to unforeseen circumstances we are very sad to announce that Dorothy Waitoa is now not able to continue in the role of East Coast Regional Coordinator.  We wish Dot all the best for the future. This year more than any other, I have been keenly...

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East Coast News – November 2020

East Coast 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. Hey, are you aware that we are now offering online learning options for caregivers? No matter where you live, you...

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East Coast News – October 2020

East Coast 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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East Coast News – September 2020

East Coast News – September 2020

Kia ora, kei te tūmanako koutou pai / Hello and I hope you are all well, 2020 will be remembered as a year of standing together to beat COVID-19. As we again experience living in different alert levels around the country, working together to minimize the spread of...

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East Coast News – August 2020

East Coast News – August 2020

Ngā mihi mahana ki a koutou katoa / Warm greetings to you all, Even though its winter time and we like to hibernate inside during these months, Matariki has been upon us. The star cluster, Matariki (also known as the Pleiades, Seven Sisters, or Subaru!) appears in our...

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East Coast News – July 2020

East Coast News – July 2020

Ngā mihi mahana ki a koutou katoa / Warm greetings to you all, We’ve nearly finished ringing and connecting with our wonderful caregiver members across the region. If we haven’t managed to contact you, please drop me a line, text or email. Its been such a worthwhile...

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East Coast News – June 2020

East Coast News – June 2020

Ngā mihi mahana ki a koutou katoa /Warm greetings to you all, Phew.... well done to us all! We’ve made it through one of the most extraordinary times over the last couple of months! Routines have been disrupted, schedules cancelled, uncertainty about the future, and,...

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East Coast News – May 2020

East Coast News – May 2020

Kia ora everyone, Over the last couple of weeks, we have been touching base with our members, I have been so encouraged with how you all are making the best of this time. I have been amazed at your strength, even when a number of you are struggling, whether that be...

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East Coast News – April 2020

East Coast News – April 2020

Kia ora to our awesome caregivers across the Hawkes Bay and Tairawhiti region.  Wow, we are living in interesting times!  I am so heartened by the majority of us who are trying hard with our whānau to try and get rid of this virus for our communities, elders, kaumatua...

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