Regional News

Upper South News – May 2020

Upper South News – May 2020

Kia ora koutou, As we are now in level 3 in the lockdown status, I just want to acknowledge Anzac day last Saturday. We, as many of you, were doing things differently this year and it was nice to be able to spend more time as a whānau preparing for this very special...

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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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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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Lower North News – April 2020

Lower North News – April 2020

Kia ora everyone, I’m the new Regional Coordinator for Lower North. Well, what an exciting and interesting time for me to join the Caring Families Aotearoa Regional Team! During this challenging time of staying home and staying safe, I will be working my way through...

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Otago News – April 2020

Otago News – April 2020

Kia ora koutou, We certainly live in interesting times, a lot has changed in a month. Our current situation has however highlighted the importance of relationships and empathy. Although I will be working from home, if you need to discuss something, or just want to...

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Central North News – April 2020

Central North News – April 2020

Kia ora katou, What extraordinary times we find ourselves in with the COVID 19 pandemic. Take care everyone in this isolation period. Stay safe, stay home and lets unite to eradicate COVID-19.   Although the atmosphere seems charged at the moment, the Caregivers I am...

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Upper South News – April 2020

Upper South News – April 2020

Ngā mihi mahana ki a koutou katoa / Warm greetings to you all Well hasn’t life taken a dramatic bend in the road! We went from one extreme of coming together in numbers to celebrate Foster Care Awareness Week to being in a state of Physical Distancing and Isolation. I...

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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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Upper North News – April 2020

Upper North News – April 2020

Ngā mihi mahana ki a koutou katoa / Warm greetings to you all You’ll be reading this newsletter from the comfort of your home as all of Aotearoa unite to eradicate COVID-19. Kia kaha, be strong! I know it can be challenging not being able to use those things around us...

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East Coast News – April 2020

East Coast News – April 2020

Kia ora to our awesome caregivers across the Hawkes Bay and Tairawhiti region.  Wow, we are living in interesting times!  I am so heartened by the majority of us who are trying hard with our whānau to try and get rid of this virus for our communities, elders, kaumatua...

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Auckland News – April 2020

Auckland News – April 2020

Ngā mihi mahana ki a koutou katoa / Warm greetings to you all Take care everyone in this isolation period.  Stay safe, stay home and lets unite to eradicate COVID-19.  Kia kaha, be strong!  I know it can be challenging not being able to use those things around us to...

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Caregiver Allowances – 2020 Update

Caregiver Allowances – 2020 Update

Caregiver AllowancesOn the 1st of April 2020 Caregiver allowances, including the Orphans Benefit and the Unsupported Childs Benefit have been increased.  Care allowances are paid fortnightly and cover board, personal items and pocket money.  Below you can find the new...

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From the CEO’s Desk

From the CEO’s Desk

Linda's Messge to YouHappy Easter to you and your 'bubble'. I was very happy to hear Jacinda Adern announce on Monday that the Easter Bunny is an essential service and can visit this weekend. I am also looking forward to going out on my daily walk over the weekend and...

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Canterbury News – April 2020

Canterbury News – April 2020

Ngā mihi mahana ki a koutou katoa / Warm greetings to you all This month, I’m writing this from my postage-stamp-sized home office!  I won’t bombard you with a spiel about the current state of things – in fact in our family we are aiming to have Coronavirus-free...

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