Regional News

Auckland News – October 2020

Auckland News – October 2020

Tēnā koutou katoa i roto i ngā āhuatanga i te wā / Greetings to you and the circumstances of the time,This seems a relevant greeting in this time of moving up and down levels of COVID-19. I have found it tough this second time around and I have heard from many care...

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Upper North News – October 2020

Upper North News – October 2020

Ngā mihi mahana ki a koutou katoa / Warm greetings to you all, My husband and I were privileged to see Rosh Hashanah (Jewish New Year) celebrations in full swing at the Fat Camel in Whangārei recently. It’s a time for feasting, prayer, and celebrations. It was lovely...

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Canterbury News – October 2020

Canterbury News – October 2020

Kia ora, Here we are already at our 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. I’m sure lots...

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Upper North News – September 2020

Upper North News – September 2020

Ngā mihi mahana ki a koutou katoa tēnei Hepetema / Warm greetings to you all this September, (Te Ao Hurihuri) Our ever changing world is even more changeable with Covid-19. You will have seen, if you’re on Facebook, the many theories and opinions about how this virus...

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Obituary for Graeme Swinney

Obituary for Graeme Swinney

Obituary for Graeme SwinneyIt was with great sadness that on 21 August 2020 we heard of Graeme Swinney's death.  Born on the 5 September 1939 Graeme was a warm, caring, down to earth person with a lot of wisdom and a great sense of humour.  "Very few people give back...

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Central North News – September 2020

Central North News – September 2020

Tēnā koutou katoa, I am looking forward to seeing some of you at workshops over the next few weeks. It is great that we can work with all the necessary COVID-19 guidelines so that we can still meet together. I am especially excited about the FASD workshop coming up in...

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Canterbury News – September 2020

Canterbury News – September 2020

Kia ora team! This year is disappearing quicker than a packet of Tim Tams… We had some robust kōrero (conversation) at the Understanding National Care Standards Training in Christchurch last month. There were three members of the Oranga Tamariki Care Team in...

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Lower North News – September 2020

Lower North News – September 2020

Kia ora everyone, Well done everyone, we’re at September in this extraordinary time still dealing with the COVID-19 alert level changes happening around Aotearoa. I hope all your loved ones are keeping well, both physically and mentally. My son is in Auckland and is...

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Auckland News – September 2020

Auckland News – September 2020

Ngā mihi mahana ki a koutou katoa / Warm greetings to you all,As we have experienced the various faces of winter in our region over August, so to have we experienced the ever-changing faces of the Covid-19 situation. I do hope you’ve managed to get the support you’ve...

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East Coast News – September 2020

East Coast News – September 2020

Kia ora, kei te tūmanako 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...

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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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Otago News – September 2020

Otago News – September 2020

Ngā mihi mahana ki a koutou katoa / Warm greetings to you all, Unfortunately, COVID-19 seems to be still dominating our lives, and we need to be aware of the effects of this continued stress on our tamariki (children) and ourselves. Please reach out to other...

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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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Upper South News – September 2020

Upper South News – September 2020

Ngā mihi mahana ki a koutou katoa / Warm greetings to you all, The days are slowly getting longer as we are very rapidly approach spring (I’m already noticing buds on the trees!) in this very different year we are currently in. I hope you are all well and thank you to...

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Upper North News – August 2020

Upper North News – August 2020

Ngā mihi mahana ki a koutou katoa tēnei Matariki / Warm greetings to you all this Matariki, Matariki is such an important part of the Māori calendar and there are so many great online resources to help understand and enjoy it’s meaning. Click the button below to read...

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Auckland News – August 2020

Auckland News – August 2020

Ngā mihi mahana ki a koutou katoa / Warm greetings to you all,Well Matariki has come and gone for another year and as you know it signifies a time to gather with family and friends to reflect on the past, celebrate the present and plan for the future. I do hope some...

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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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Central North News – August 2020

Central North News – August 2020

Ngā mihi mahana ki a koutou katoa / Warm greetings to you all, The star cluster Matariki (also known as the Pleiades, Seven Sisters, or Subaru!) appears in our skies in the month of Pipiri (June–July), marking the start of the Māori New Year. This is the coldest time...

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