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June 2024 Upper South Caregiver News

June 2024 Upper South Caregiver News

June 2024 Upper South Caregiver NewsDenise GreenUpper South Regional Coordinator03 929 6578 or 027 369 3333Kia ora koutou/Greetings to all our Upper South whānau. We have entered the colder months and already there has been plenty of snow in Te Waipounamu (the South...

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April 2024 Upper South Caregiver News

April 2024 Upper South Caregiver News

April 2024 Upper South Caregiver NewsDenise GreenUpper South Regional Coordinator03 929 6578 or 027 369 3333Kia ora Koutou I have recently had the privilege of being the Mother of the Bride for my foster daughter, a young lady who has grown up in the “Green team”. It...

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Upper South News – July 2023

Upper South News – July 2023

Denise GreenUpper South Regional Coordinator03 929 6578 or 027 369 3333Kia ora koutou katoa, nga mihi mahana ki a koutou i tēnei taima Matariki Greetings to you all, warm acknowledgements this Matariki season. I hope everyone is managing the winter months so far, it...

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Upper South News – May 2023

Upper South News – May 2023

Denise GreenUpper South Regional Coordinator03 929 6578 or 027 369 3333Kia ora koutou/Hi everyone, Another round of school holidays has come and gone. I was lucky enough to take the whole whānau to the Bay of Islands for a holiday which was a mission but we had an...

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Upper South News – April 2023

Upper South News – April 2023

Denise GreenUpper South Regional Coordinator03 929 6578 or 027 369 3333Kia ora koutou/Hi everyone, Well, it had to happen, the end of a very pleasant summer of mostly decent weather and long warm days. Autumn is upon us and so are the school holidays. Thank you for...

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Upper South News – March 2023

Upper South News – March 2023

Tēna koutou katoa e te whanau, My thoughts go out to all our fellow caregivers and others that have been impacted by Cyclone Gabrielle. Being recent recipients of floods in our own region we can empathize with the massive job that those affected will be facing, there...

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Upper South News – February 2023

Upper South News – February 2023

Tēna koutou katoa e te whanau, We are skating into the new year with the holidays already a distant memory, as we fight the budget and rush to get tamariki back to kura/school. The bound to happen 'not available' signs - due to supply issues, will be out and adding to...

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Upper South News – December 2022

Upper South News – December 2022

Kia ora koutou/ Hi everyone, Oh my goodness, here is the last newsletter of 2022 and I look back and see a very busy year rapidly disappearing behind us! As I pen this, we have just had the end of year fishing event in Nelson, wet but very fun. A few lucky tamariki...

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Upper South News – October 2022

Upper South News – October 2022

Kia ora koutou/ Hi everyone, Isn’t it fabulous to get a taste of Spring! After the past few months weather we can hopefully look forward to a spot of warmer weather. Daylight savings reminds us to look forward to some outdoor fun. I have just returned from our...

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Upper South News – September 2022

Upper South News – September 2022

Kia ora koutou/ Hi everyone, Well haven’t we all experienced a very challenging time with our weather. My thoughts are with everyone that has been affected and will continue to be for a wee time to come. There have been cancellations and postponements, particularly...

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Upper South News – August 2022

Upper South News – August 2022

Kia ora koutou/ Hi everyone I have just returned back from a trip to the beautiful West Coast. It was lovely to catch up with some of you and exciting to see a group caregivers keen on connecting regularly in Greymouth!  I’ll keep you posted on progress and please get...

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Upper South News – July 2022

Upper South News – July 2022

Kia ora koutou/ Hi everyone What a busy winter we are having. I hope that everyone enjoyed our first Matariki holiday weekend in Aotearoa. There were a lot of lovely celebrations and events and I hope you were able to attend one or two. I really enjoyed our movie...

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Upper South News – June 2022

Upper South News – June 2022

Kia ora koutou, Well, hasn’t the last few weeks been an introduction to Winter! Snow capped hills and a bite to the wind has prompted me to shake out the winter sheets and clean the heatpump to take the chill off. I have really enjoyed being kanohi ki te kanohi (face...

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Upper South News – May 2022

Upper South News – May 2022

Kia ora koutou katoa, I hope you all enjoyed both Easter and the school holiday break. Let’s hope that this term is the beginning of a step towards normality. For those that have had Omicron in their household, I hope you have recovered well. I know for some the...

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Upper South – April 2022

Upper South – April 2022

Kia ora e te whānau Well here we have it, Autumn. Darker mornings are happening already and the change from daylight savings hours mean a check in with smoke alarms. Change those batteries!  It is also a time to reflect on the crazy days of summer and all the...

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Upper South – March 2022

Kia ora koutou/ Hi everyone, I was going to open with a hope that everyone has had a relatively normal and good start to the year with tamariki and rangitahi heading off to the start of a new school year, giving caregivers a much needed “respite” after a lengthy...

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