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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 still working so I appreciate the anxiety we all can feel during this time. As Caregivers everyone in the house looks to you to lead, so please look after your own mental health as well as your physical.

If you need a listening ear, feel free to give me a ring, I’m only a phone call away!

Bernadette Jones
Lower North RC
027 501 0394

Free training for young Maori aged between 15 – 24!

Applications are now open for Porirua Training! Get valuable training for pre-trades for construction and infrastructure. For more information and to see the minimal criteria to apply, click the flyer below:

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Fathers Day

This month we take a day out to celebrate our Dads (Pāpā).

I would like to pay homage to all our Foster Dads. These are the men, who to be fair, don’t always sign up for the job. They get the role by default through some epiphany that befalls their lovely wives or partners. And bless their hearts: not only do they agree to become Foster Dads, but they do an amazing job at it! Foster Dads: You role model the patience, kindness and caring that real men share. So, Foster Dads … Thank you! You are truly awesome!


We have more training coming up again this term – we will be taking every precaution with cleaning surfaces etc but please do feel comfortable about wearing a mask and gloves if you wish.

Support Groups

Remember: Caregivers are welcome to set up Support Groups – these might be based on child age ranges, specific needs, caregiver types (permanent / emergency / transitional) location or more! 

Have a great month everyone – stay warm and remember – Spring is nearly here!

Ngā mihi,


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!

Lower North Support Closed Facebook Group