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...

read more
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...

read more
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...

read more
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...

read more
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...

read more
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...

read more
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...

read more

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...

read more

Upper South – February 2022

Kia ora koutou, ngā mihi o te Tau Hou/ Greetings for the New Year.  The start of the year always brings hope, anticipation and a little sigh of relief that we got through the last one! I hope over the Christmas break you were able to get some R&R and some time to...

read more
Upper South – December 2021

Upper South – December 2021

Kia ora Kotou Katoa, As we approach another Christmas where life looks very different to a few short years ago, and our country enters another system that we are yet to get our heads around, I wanted to take the time to express my gratitude to the caregivers that have...

read more
Upper South News – November 2021

Upper South News – November 2021

Ngā mihi mahana ki a koutou katoa / Warm greetings to you all, Well, here we are already in Term 4 and COVID-19 is still creating uncertainty in our lives. We are fortunate to be able to continue for the time being with some face-to-face trainings but of course, this...

read more
Upper South News – October 2021

Upper South News – October 2021

Kia ora koutou katoa, It’s been a tough couple of months for some and I hope everyone is doing okay? Remember there is help out there if you need it. The Ministry of Health has COVID-19 mental health and wellbeing resources on their website to help you and your loved...

read more
Upper South News – September 2021

Upper South News – September 2021

Kia ora koutou katoa, Here we are again in an extended lockdown, this time with little notice to get too much organised. I happened to have been away from home in Blenheim when the announcement came, so had no opportunity to grab anything from the office and only have...

read more
Upper South News – August 2021

Upper South News – August 2021

Kia ora koutou, As I pen this month's newsletter, it is the first day of term 3. It is teeming down with rain into grounds that are already sodden. These holidays have sent our region into another difficult time. Westport in particular, but also Marlborough and the...

read more
Upper South News – July 2021

Upper South News – July 2021

Kia ora koutou, We are into July and the school holidays are fast looming! Now is the time to start planning for those winter activities and the “Plan Bs” for those wet inside days. If any of you have some great ideas to share with others, please feel free to post...

read more
Upper South News – June 2021

Upper South News – June 2021

Warm Greetings/ Ngā mihi mahana ki a koutou katoa,  Welcome to the chillier months and as I pen this. A timely reminder, as some of you light your cozy fires and turn on the electric blankies, to check that your smoke alarms are working with new batteries.Denise Green...

read more
Upper South News – May 2021

Upper South News – May 2021

Ngā mihi mahana ki a koutou katoa / Warm greetings to you all, Welcome to May and the cooling temps and the shorter days! You will be preparing tamariki to go back to school after the holidays for term 2, so I hope you are all rested and have had an opportunity to...

read more
Upper South News – April 2021

Upper South News – April 2021

Ngā mihi mahana ki a koutou katoa / Warm greetings to you all, As I write this, I reflect on where we were 12 months ago. Who would have believed that this virus would still be prevalent in the world and that our borders would still be closed. I am sure that there...

read more
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...

read more
Upper South News – December 2020

Upper South News – December 2020

Meri Kirihimete from the Upper South region. Well, what can I say that hasn’t already been said about this extraordinary year that is coming to a close! Except to say, that I feel very blessed to be in Aotearoa and part of an amazing care community in the Upper South....

read more