East Coast – July 2022

East Coast – July 2022

Kia ora koutou  For those that I didn’t manage to contact and share with, my final day as Regional Coordinator for the East Coast was a couple of weeks ago.  I am returning to a full-time role in Education due to some changes in my family’s needs. Thank you to all...

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East Coast – June 2022

East Coast – June 2022

Kia ora koutou This year is speeding along and we are almost in June, halfway through the year.  It seems to have gone so fast. We are well into winter now in Hawke's Bay and when I decided to walk into the village to get coffee today at 7:30am in the morning, my...

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East Coast – May 2022

East Coast – May 2022

Kia ora koutou We are fast tracking into May and one of the main celebrations during this time is Mother’s Day. Thank you to all those wahine (women) who play a part in a child’s life whether it is being a mother, aunty, nan, cousin or friend. I can think of many...

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East Coast – April 2022

East Coast – April 2022

Kia ora koutou Hope this email finds you well and not too wet from all the rain that the Hawkes Bay/Tairāwhiti region is suddenly receiving. There has been a definite shift to Autumn, and it is starting to become noticeable in the changing colours of the leaves across...

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East Coast – March 2022

Ngā mihi nui ki a koutou katoa/Greetings to you all  We have had such hot weather across the motu (region) until recently and suddenly it is beginning to feel like Autumn here in the mornings. I am slowly getting around to meeting with some of you and would love to...

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East Coast – February 2022

Ngā mihi nui ki a koutou katoa/Greetings to you all  We have had such hot weather across the motu (region) until recently and suddenly it is beginning to feel like Autumn here in the mornings. I am slowly getting around to meeting with some of you and would love to...

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East Coast – December 2021

East Coast – December 2021

Kia ora koutou,Ko Karen toku ingoaKei Heretaunga matou e noho ana. Kia ora everyone, my name is Karen and I live in the Hawkes Bay. Between my husband and I, we have five beautiful shared tamariki (children) and six grandchildren. I have been working with children...

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East Coast News – November 2021

East Coast News – November 2021

Kia ora everyone, It’s been so great to welcome in the warmer weather and longer days since daylight savings; I hope you have managed to get outside, catch up with some of your favourite people, and take in the fresh air and sunshine with a walk or picnic (safe...

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East Coast News – October 2021

East Coast 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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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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