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Mere Kirihimete (Merry Christmas) everyone!

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.

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

photo of Stephanie the National Manager Training and Support

Stephanie James-Sadler
National Manager Training & Support
04 282 0490 or 0800 693 323

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

As per last month’s Snippets, we’re combining the two regions of Otago and Lower South into one again, starting next year. By then I’m hopeful we’ll get to meet our new Regional Coordinator for Lower South.

I’ll be on leave the same dates as our National Office close down period.  Should you require support, contact me or our National Office on 0800 693 323. National Office will be closed from 24th December – 10th January.

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!
Lower South Support Closed Facebook Group