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Happy New Year from Linda

Linda's Messge to YouHappy New year to you all.  I hope you all managed to get some enjoyable time in that lovely sun (or snow) during the break.  I am sure like us you are all happy to see the end of 2020 and we can look forward to a brighter 2021. However, it is...

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New Team Members at Caring Families Aotearoa!

New Team Members at Caring Families Aotearoa!

New Team Members at Caring Families AotearoaIn the last five months we have welcomed five new people to the Caring Families Aotearoa Team. Di Marshall Senior Administrator Di joined us in August 2020. Di has a Bachelor of Teaching in ECE and was an Early Childhood...

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School and Year Start-up Payment

School and Year Start-up Payment

School and Year Start-up PaymentIf you are receiving the Unsupported Child’s Benefit (UCB) or the Orphans Benefit (OB) you are eligible to receive a School and Year Start-up Payment. The School and Year Start-up Payment is to help you with school-related costs at the...

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Remembering Billie Galloway

Remembering Billie Galloway

Remembering Billie GallowayIt is with great sadness that I write this message. Billie Galloway (Aunty Billie) passed away Saturday morning surrounded by friends and family. This has left a huge hole in our world, but the legacy she has left behind has made her one of...

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Upper North News – February 2021

Upper North News – February 2021

Ngā mihi mahana me hari Tau Hōu Pākehā ki a koutou katoa / Warm greetings and happy Pākehā New Year to you all. The Term One training calendar is loaded with training scheduled in Whangārei, Kaitaia, and Kaikohe, also please take note of the online events that are...

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Lower South News – February 2021

Lower South News – February 2021

Kia Ora Koutou, My name is Rayleen Hubac, and I have the privilege of beginning as the new Lower South Regional Coordinator for Caring Families Aotearoa. I am excited to be working with such a passionate group of people and look forward to connecting with the many...

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Auckland News – February 2021

Auckland News – February 2021

Ngā mihi mahana ki a koutou katoa / Warm greetings to you all, I sincerely hope you all had a chance to enjoy the school holidays. I certainly enjoyed mine shared with whānau from near and far and dear friends. Not having the pressure of getting off to school each day...

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Lower North News – February 2021

Lower North News – February 2021

Kia ora everyone! Happy 2021 to you all. I hope you have had a lovely Christmas with family and friends and found time to relax and recharge your batteries. Let’s hope 2021 is the year to start getting back to normal. I have had a nice break at home where I got so...

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North West News – February 2021

North West News – February 2021

Ngā mihi o te tau hou / Happy new year, I hope you are all enjoying the holidays and starting to feel refreshed! I also hope you are having some time and space to envision the new year ahead with all the learnings from 2020. Keep an eye out on the ‘Event Finder’ site...

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Core Competence Standards Break-down

Core Competence Standards Break-down

Core Competence Standards Break-down In November we wrote about the amendments to the Social Workers Registration Act, which require all Social Workers to be registered from 27 February this year.  This will give everyone greater assurance of Social Workers’...

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Glasses Subsidy

Glasses Subsidy

Children's Glasses Subsidy Do any of the children in your care have problems with their vision? If your answer is yes, you may be eligible for the spectacle subsidy. The Children’s Spectacle Subsidy is for children who are 15 years old or under provided they have a...

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East Coast News – February 2021

East Coast News – February 2021

Kia Ora Koutou, My name is Sarah McDonald and I have the privilege of beginning as the new East Coast Regional Coordinator for Caring Families Aotearoa.  I am really excited to be working with such a passionate group of people and look forward to connecting with the...

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East Coast News – December 2020

East Coast News – December 2020

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...

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Lower South News – December 2020

Lower South News – December 2020

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....

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Otago News – December 2020

Otago News – December 2020

Ngā mihi mahana ki a koutou katoa / Warm greetings to you all,  As my time as the Otago Regional Coordinator finishes and I am sorting out my office (its amazing what I have found!), it is an opportunity to reflect on my time, meeting and working with some amazing...

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Canterbury News – December 2020

Canterbury News – December 2020

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....

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CEO’s Christmas Message

Meri Kirihimete - Merry ChristmasAs Christmas draws closer, and the end of the year is in sight, I would like to take this moment to thank each and every one of you wonderful caregivers. This year hasn’t been an easy one. With the emotional, physical and financial...

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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....

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Lower North News – December 2020

Lower North News – December 2020

Kia ora everyone, Christmas is nearly upon us – where has the year gone?! And what a strange year it has been for us all – bring on a healthy, peaceful, and productive 2021. I have been reading some interesting articles about Covid-19 stress and increased mental...

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