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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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Canterbury News – June 2022

Canterbury News – June 2022

  Kia Ora Koutou,  The fire is going at home most nights now and last week we had our first decent frost which will stop the grass growing. What a growing season it has been for the garden! May started for me, travelling to Wellington and spending some very enjoyable...

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Lower South News – June 2022

Lower South News – June 2022

Kia ora everyone How did we arrive six months already into this year!  WOW! Time just doesn’t seem to be flying by but racing by!  Has anyone been taking up the opportunity to meet other Caregivers online with our virtual groups that meet monthly on a Tuesday – day...

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Lower South News – May 2022

Lower South News – May 2022

Kia ora everyone This month we celebrate Mother’s Day (Whakamihia te rā o te Māmā), thanking those women (wahine) who have held mothering roles in our lives.  The positive influencer, caring organiser,  empathetic listener are just some of the attributes we identify...

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Canterbury News – May 2022

Canterbury News – May 2022

Kia ora koutou,  Oh boy its May already, nearly halfway through the year and into the second school term. Covid has certainly spread through our region now with so many whānau having been affected. Well done those of you who have managed through these tough times. May...

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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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Lower North News – May 2022

Lower North News – May 2022

Kia ora everyone This month we celebrate Mother’s Day (Whakamihia te rā o te Māmā), thanking those women (wahine) who have held mothering roles in our lives.  The positive influencer, caring organiser,  empathetic listener are just some of the attributes we identify...

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East Coast – May 2022

East Coast – May 2022

Kia ora koutou We are fast tracking into May and one of the main celebrations during this time is Mother’s Day. Thank you to all those wahine (women) who play a part in a child’s life whether it is being a mother, aunty, nan, cousin or friend. I can think of many...

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Upper North News – May 2022

Upper North News – May 2022

What a month! With all the short work weeks and school holidays done and dusted (hope you had some fun!) a new term of scheduled online and in person trainings are loaded onto our website.  I’m looking forward to our hui-a-kanohi ki te kanohi (face to face...

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North West News – May 2022

North West News – May 2022

Kia ora everyone This month we celebrate Mother’s Day (Whakamihia te rā o te Māmā), thanking those women (wahine) who have held mothering roles in our lives.  The positive influencer, caring organiser,  empathetic listener are just some of the attributes we identify...

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Central North News – May 2022

Kia ora koutou, Wow, how time has flown! Here we are in term 2 already. I hope everyone had a nice Easter break and has managed to make it through the school holidays. Here’s hoping that this term is the beginning towards some form of normality now that we are in the...

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Auckland News – May 2022

Auckland News – May 2022

Kia ora e te whānau,   You made it through the school holidays! (Let’s claim the victories where we can!) I hope the transition into Term 2 is a smooth one for you and your family. Here’s to things calming down on the COVID front and settling back into some version of...

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Farewell to Andeana Pilalis

As many of you are aware, this month we are saying farewell to our longest standing member of the Caring Families Aotearoa team. Andeana Pilalis has been with Caring Families since we were The New Zealand Family and Foster Care Federation back in 2009 and has proven...

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Useful resources

Some useful resourcesMany people and their whānau are finding life quite tricky at the moment.  Please know you aren't alone and there are a wide range of organisations that specialise in helping.  Here is a small list that we have put together.  Mental health The...

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Great line up of Speakers

We were very excited to hear Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announce that the numbers for inside events, under Red, would move from 100 to 200.  This means that should we still be in the 'traffic light system' and under Red in September we are most likely going to be...

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