North West News – February 2023

North West News – February 2023

Kia ora koutou, Welcome to 2023! The year is well underway with many schools heading back this week and Waitangi Day fast approaching. Good on you for making it through the school holidays. This time of year can feel really intense for adults and children alike....

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East Coast News – February 2023

East Coast News – February 2023

Kia ora koutou, Happy new year.  Well, what a start to the year so far, we on the East Coast have been hammered by severe storms, road closures, slips and a hurricane, just to top it all off.  But, it just goes to show how tough we East Coasters are, families stick...

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East Coast News – December 2022

East Coast News – December 2022

Kia orana everyone (Hello - from my Cook Island Heritage) Wow, December seems full on in our house.  I don’t know about yours but with sports summer tournaments, a daughter reaching her potential at gymnastics (this is amazing …. but… she needs to be there for 12...

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North West News – December 2022

North West News – December 2022

Here we are in December… wow, it's 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. Coming up this weekend are the Family Fun...

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East Coast News – October 2022

East Coast 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 North News – October 2022

Lower North 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 – 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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Canterbury News – October 2022

Canterbury 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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North West News – October 2022

North West 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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North West News – September 2022

North West 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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North West News – August 2022

North West News – August 2022

Kia ora everyone As we announced in last month’s Snippets we have changed the boundaries for the North West region to now go as far south as Foxton, over to Shannon, encompassing the Manawatu towns. I would therefore like to welcome our new caregiver members who have...

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North West News – July 2022

North West News – July 2022

Kia ora tatou, Ko Gavin toku ingoa. Hi, I'm Gavin, the new Regional Coordinator for North-West.  I have a background in nursing.  I’ve had a lot of roles providing support and education to patients, their whānau, and fellow health professionals. I have had a lot of...

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North West News – June 2022

North West 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 and...

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North West News – May 2022

North West 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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North West News – April 2022

North West 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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North West News – March 2022

Kia ora everyone  Wow, we’ve landed in March already. I hope you have been keeping well and trying to manage as best you can in these changeable times that we’re living in. Keep yourself and your whānau safe. If you need an ear, some support or advocacy, I am only a...

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North West 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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Northwest News – December 2021

Northwest News – December 2021

Tena Koutou, tena koutou, tena koutou katoa, I must say, it feels like quite an achievement to have reached the end of 2021 with a year so full of challenges! It feels very good to know the holiday season is around the corner and for those of you with Auckland whānau,...

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North West News – November 2021

North West News – November 2021

Tena koutou katoa, I have continued to touch base with many of our members over Term Two and now into Term Four. I have been calling caregivers in our Northwest region to check how you all are doing. It’s been a privilege to hear how caregivers are overcoming...

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North West News – October 2021

North West News – October 2021

Ngā mihi mahana ki a koutou katoa / Warm greetings to you all, I hope you're taking good care of yourselves. I’ve been touching base with our caregiver members across the North West region. When speaking on the phone, caregivers present as a pragmatic, resilient...

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