Lower South News – July 2022

Lower South News – July 2022

Kia ora, My name is Kerri Oliver the new RC for the Lower South Region. As a qualified Social Worker, I previously worked in the Family Harm and Prison release areas. I worked for Te Whare Pounamu Dunedin (Woman’s Refuge) and Gore Woman’s Refuge, successfully...

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Lower South News – June 2022

Lower South News – June 2022

Kia ora everyone How did we arrive six months already into this year!  WOW! Time just doesn’t seem to be flying by but racing by!  Has anyone been taking up the opportunity to meet other Caregivers online with our virtual groups that meet monthly on a Tuesday – day...

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Lower South News – May 2022

Lower South News – May 2022

Kia ora everyone This month we celebrate Mother’s Day (Whakamihia te rā o te Māmā), thanking those women (wahine) who have held mothering roles in our lives.  The positive influencer, caring organiser,  empathetic listener are just some of the attributes we identify...

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Lower South News – April 2022

Lower South News – April 2022

Kia ora everyone I don’t know what its been like in your community, town and city recently but in ours, its been very quiet. People have been dealing with making sure their own whanau has endured this virus as it impacts services, product delivery and shopping items...

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Lower South News – March 2022

Kia ora everyone  The Summer months are now behind us. We had some periods of super-hot weather to enjoy. I hope you have been trying to manage, as best you can, these changeable times we’re living in. Keep yourself and your whānau safe. If you need an ear, some...

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Lower South News – February 2022

Kia ora everyone Welcome back to the New Year. I hope you managed to have some rest over the holiday period. In the last few weeks, we have started to prepare ourselves again for the year ahead, including purchasing stationery, uniforms, and getting ready for new...

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Lower South News – December 2021

Lower South News – December 2021

Meri Kirihimete (Merry Christmas) As we edge closer to Christmas and look back at what the year has bought us and what this holiday season will involve, I’d like to commend you all on your resilience. You have pushed through some of the most challenging times and have...

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Lower South News – November 2021

Lower South 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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Lower South News – October 2021

Lower South 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 available on their website to help you and...

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Lower South News – September 2021

Lower South News – September 2021

Kia ora to you all, As September and Spring arrive, it’s time that I say goodbye to you. I would like to thank the caregivers who have shared their stories with me, attended trainings, and support groups. I am grateful for the opportunity that Caring Families Aotearoa...

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Lower South News – February 2021

Lower South News – February 2021

Kia Ora Koutou, My name is Rayleen Hubac, and I have the privilege of beginning as the new Lower South Regional Coordinator for Caring Families Aotearoa. I am excited to be working with such a passionate group of people and look forward to connecting with the many...

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Lower South News – December 2020

Lower South 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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Otago News – December 2020

Otago News – December 2020

Ngā mihi mahana ki a koutou katoa / Warm greetings to you all,  As my time as the Otago Regional Coordinator finishes and I am sorting out my office (its amazing what I have found!), it is an opportunity to reflect on my time, meeting and working with some amazing...

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Lower South News – November 2020

Lower South 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). Thanks to everyone that attended the ‘Teenage Brain’ presentations last month. This was a collaboration between...

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