Lower South

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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Lower South News – October 2020

Lower South News – October 2020

Kia ora, 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 of you have felt its effects in so many ways. I know myself and...

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Lower South News – September 2020

Lower South News – September 2020

Kia ora kei te tumanako 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 this...

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Lower South News – August 2020

Lower South News – August 2020

Kia ora everyone, We would like to take this opportunity to farewell Barbara from Caring Families Aotearoa. Barbara has been involved with our organisation as we have grown and morphed over the years. Barbara’s involvement has seen her in many roles, and we have...

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Lower South News – July 2020

Lower South News – July 2020

Kia ora te whānau, It is Matariki time. The rise of the star cluster Matariki marks the beginning of the Aotearoa / Pacific new year. Every year in June, seven stars (the Pleiades) rise to the north-east and when they are visible just above the horizon at dawn it is...

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Lower South News – June 2020

Lower South News – June 2020

Kia ora te whānau, As I write this we are at level 2 of the covid 19 levels, looking forward to a long weekend. Our children are just getting back into school routines and some of us are moving back into our work offices. As we edge closer to our old normal, I wonder...

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Lower South News – May 2020

Lower South News – May 2020

Kia ora koutou / Hello everyone, The world has been changing fast lately. We have been in our bubbles for some time now and many of us are starting to show signs of bubble fever. Life has never been busier, juggling parenting with teaching and working from home or as...

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Lower South News – April 2020

Lower South News – April 2020

Kia ora koutou / Hello everyone, What extraordinary times we find ourselves in with the COVID 19 pandemic. Although the atmosphere seems charged at the moment; Caregivers I am having contact with are doing a great job providing extra scaffolding around their children,...

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