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June 2024 Lower South Caregiver News

June 2024 Lower South Caregiver News

June 2024 Lower South Caregiver NewsJared ParanihiKia ora Lower South caregivers, it is with a heavy heart that we share the below message from your Regional Coordinator, Jared: Dear Lower South Caregiver Community, As I sit down to write this email, my heart is...

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Lower South News – July 2023

Lower South News – July 2023

Lower South Regional Coordinators Jared Porter 03 281 7495 / 027 501 0392 Caroline Graetz 03 470 1277 / 027 501 0005Nāu mai mihi mai te Mātahi o te tau Ko Matariki. (Happy Matariki) I can't believe it's already July, and what a ride the last 6 months have been with...

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Lower South News – May 2023

Lower South News – May 2023

Lower South Regional Coordinators Jared Porter 03 281 7495 / 027 501 0392 Caroline Graetz 03 470 1277 / 027 501 0005Kia ora koutou Lower South Caregivers! Kia Ora, We hope you had a safe and eventful holiday season, and that the Easter bunny spoiled your...

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Lower South News – April 2023

Lower South News – April 2023

Lower South Regional Coordinators Jared Porter - 03 281 7495 / 027 501 0392 Caroline Graetz - 03 470 1277 / 027 501 0005Kia ora koutou Lower South Caregivers! “Excuse me?”…”What!”….”Are you sure?” it's April and nearly Easter. We don’t know about you, but this year is...

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Lower South News – March 2023

Lower South News – March 2023

Kia ora koutou Lower South Caregivers! Foster Care Awareness Week is next week! We at Caring Families Aotearoa want you to know that you are doing an outstanding job of caring for your tamariki and rangatahi. You make a positive difference for our society by nurturing...

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Lower South News – February 2023

Lower South News – February 2023

Wow! To begin, you should be proud of yourself for making it through the summer break, (high-five). I pray that your holiday was as wonderful and worry-free as you deserve. As hard as it is to believe, it is the start of 2023, and that means one thing: time for the...

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Lower South News – December 2022

Lower South News – December 2022

Here we are in December… wow, its amazing that we’ll be in 2023 very soon. I hope you get the chance to put your feet up after all the Christmas events and celebrations.  I know I’m certainly looking forward to the break. It's been great hearing all about the Family...

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Lower South News – October 2022

Lower South News – October 2022

Kia ora everyone, You’ll have noticed it’s lighter in the mornings and it’s getting darker later in the evenings. Yes, Spring is upon us. I hope you’re managing to get your tamariki (children) to bed with the changes. Daylight Savings bring! It can be a tough time for...

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Lower South News – September 2022

Lower South News – September 2022

Kia ora everyone, What a month August was; and the weather events we survived!  I know some don’t go in for climate change but I have to say... Aotearoa (and the rest of the world) is experiencing some extreme weather events.  Our backyard is sodden... just as well we...

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Lower South News – August 2022

Lower South News – August 2022

Kia ora, I hope everyone is keeping warm during these chilly winter days we are having. We seem to be having a large amount of rain down South which makes for some interesting driving while in flood! I hope you all enjoyed the first Matariki public holiday. While in...

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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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