Regional News

Lower North News – April 2021

Lower North News – April 2021

Kia ora everyone, Well, the days are getting shorter and the temperatures are dropping. I feel like I had so much more planned to do in the garden this summer – roll on next summer. Happy Easter to you all. I hope you get to have a break of some sort during the...

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Upper North News – April 2021

Upper North News – April 2021

Ngā mihi mahana ki a koutou katoa / Warm greetings to you all, Events Shout out to Kaikohe Caregivers for turning up to Pizza in the Park on March 23. We had a lot of fun and food, plus a great catch-up for caring families who don’t often get to socialise. In February...

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Auckland News – April 2021

Auckland News – April 2021

Ngā mihi mahana ki a koutou katoa / Warm greetings to you all, What an amazing day we had at the Whānau Fun Bike Day on Sunday, March 21. Thanks to those that came and congratulations to the three tamariki who WON a NEW BIKE each. I think every child and most adults...

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North West News – March 2021

North West News – March 2021

Tena Koutou, Tena Koutou, Tena Koutou Katoa,  Foster Care Awareness Week is a time to reflect on and celebrate the great contribution you have all made and continue to make. Through your care and commitment, you have and will continue to change lives for the better....

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Upper South News – March 2021

Upper South News – March 2021

Kia ora e te whānau, Oh my goodness how does the first term go past so quickly! I seem to have been non-stop since returning from Christmas leave and here we are in March. I have moved office and am now located in the lovely Tahunanui Community Hub at 55 Muritai...

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East Coast News – March 2021

East Coast News – March 2021

Kia ora Koutou, As the new East Coast Coordinator, I am slowly working my way through calling you all. It has been great hearing your stories and getting to know a little more about you. Please know that we are here to help, ready to support you through the...

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Lower North News – March 2021

Lower North News – March 2021

Kia ora everyone, I hope everyone is doing well? Children will all be back at school now and hopefully have settled in well. Let’s hope this year is smoother than last and we don't have too many of these little bumps! We had an interesting conversation in February...

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Auckland News – March 2021

Auckland News – March 2021

Ngā mihi mahana ki a koutou katoa / Warm greetings to you all, Well whānau, in these uncertain times there are two certain things we can do – look after ourselves and look after our environment.  Foster Care Awareness Week is a time to reflect on and celebrate the...

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Upper North News – March 2021

Upper North News – March 2021

Kia ora koutou katoa, Last month we had an FASD support chat at my office, 16A Finlayson Street, Whangarei, and I'd love to see you at the next one! Same place, same time (10.30 am - 12 pm) on Tuesday, March 16, 2021. It was with much sadness that we have cancelled...

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Canterbury News – March 2021

Canterbury News – March 2021

Kia ora everyone, Firstly, I want to say a big thanks to Deb and Greg Curtis & Nicole and Anton McLean for being our (Caring Families Aotearoa) face, hands and feet at our recent events in Canterbury. Thanks to all the caregivers and tamariki that attended and...

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Central North News – March 2021

Central North News – March 2021

Kia ora everyone, I’d like to take this opportunity from Caring Families Aotearoa to acknowledge those of you who are Whānau/Foster/Kin/Permanent caregivers. You are a group of extraordinary, unique individuals and whānau that have certainly left an unforgettable,...

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Happy New Year from Linda

Linda's Messge to YouHappy New year to you all.  I hope you all managed to get some enjoyable time in that lovely sun (or snow) during the break.  I am sure like us you are all happy to see the end of 2020 and we can look forward to a brighter 2021. However, it is...

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Remembering Billie Galloway

Remembering Billie Galloway

Remembering Billie GallowayIt is with great sadness that I write this message. Billie Galloway (Aunty Billie) passed away Saturday morning surrounded by friends and family. This has left a huge hole in our world, but the legacy she has left behind has made her one of...

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Upper North News – February 2021

Upper North News – February 2021

Ngā mihi mahana me hari Tau Hōu Pākehā ki a koutou katoa / Warm greetings and happy Pākehā New Year to you all. The Term One training calendar is loaded with training scheduled in Whangārei, Kaitaia, and Kaikohe, also please take note of the online events that are...

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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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Auckland News – February 2021

Auckland News – February 2021

Ngā mihi mahana ki a koutou katoa / Warm greetings to you all, I sincerely hope you all had a chance to enjoy the school holidays. I certainly enjoyed mine shared with whānau from near and far and dear friends. Not having the pressure of getting off to school each day...

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