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North West News – October 2020

North West News – October 2020

Kia ora, Welcome to the 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. As time goes by, I take...

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Northwest News – September 2020

Northwest News – September 2020

Ngā mihi mahana ki a koutou katoa / Warm greetings to you all, In my work, I find myself regularly going back to a great book: Kim Golding’s "Nurturing Attachments – Supporting children who are fostered or adopted". Every time I read it; I find another nugget of gold....

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North West News – August 2020

North West News – August 2020

Ngā mihi mahana ki a koutou katoa / Warm greetings to you all, I’ve been wondering how you are supporting your tamariki (children) and rangatahi (young people) to make sense of what’s happening around them in the world at the moment, especially while we manage our own...

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North West News – July 2020

North West News – July 2020

Kia ora koutou, ‘Ha waka eke noa – We are all in this together’ is a proverb that we all became familiar with during lockdown. It speaks to this idea of being connected, an awareness of our commonality as opposed to our differences. Caregivers now have the opportunity...

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North West News – June 2020

North West News – June 2020

Kia ora koutou, As I work from my desk at home and reflect on the past, in many ways I’m grateful for the opportunity lockdown created to experience my life differently. Many of you shared this gratefulness during my ring around of the region, it was fantastic...

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North West News – May 2020

North West News – May 2020

Kia ora koutou katoa, I have touched base with many of you over the lockdown period and what I took out of these conversations was that every family / whānau were doing the very best they can, some under very testing circumstances. The ‘we are just getting on with it...

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North West News – April 2020

North West News – April 2020

Kia ora katou / hello everyone, What extraordinary times we find ourselves in with the coronavirus pandemic. Although the atmosphere seems charged at the moment, the Caregivers I am having contact with are doing a great job of providing extra scaffolding around their...

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