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Kia Ora Koutou,

Due to unforeseen circumstances we are very sad to announce that Dorothy Waitoa is now not able to continue in the role of East Coast Regional Coordinator.  We wish Dot all the best for the future.

This year more than any other, I have been keenly aware of the challenges that you have all faced. You continuously demonstrate your strength as you care and advocate for yourselves and tamariki and rangatahi in your care.

Strength often doesn’t feel like strength when situations don’t turn out as you hoped. But perhaps strength is the David and Goliath type, when you try to make a difference against something that seems much bigger than yourself.

photo of Stephanie the National Manager Training and Support

Stephanie James-Sadler
National Manager Training & Support
0800 693 323

As we head into the Christmas and the holiday period, I not only wish you a very lovely family/whānau filled Christmas but also the words of the hymn Te Aroha; ‘Love, Faith, Peace to us all’

Te Aroha, Te Whakapono, Me Te Rangimarie, tatou tatou e.

National Office will be closed from 24th December – 10th January. Should you require support during this time, please contact your Agency.  

Meri Kirihimete / Merry Christmas, thank you for all you do for our Tamariki in care.

Noho ora mai koe i roto i ngā manaakitanga katoa (May you remain well in every way)



The NCTP training team will be back into the swing of things in February. We have exciting opportunities for you and will be kicking off the year with more online courses, as well as weekend and evening training options in Term 1. We hope to add Legal Information for Caregivers and Identity & Belonging to our online selection. We will also be offering our Keeping Memories and Understanding the National Care Standards courses online again.

Check out our training calendar here. Courses will go live on the 18th of December.

Have you joined our closed Facebook Group?

As a member of Caring Families Aotearoa you have exclusive access to our CLOSED Facebook groups. These are only open to caregivers that are members of Caring Families Aotearoa. This allows our members a platform to seek support, information and resources.

Click the link below to join!

East Coast Support Closed Facebook Group