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How to battle NITs

How to battle NITs

How to battle NITs - Advice from the NitLady Head lice can be an extremely frustrating, seemingly endless nightmare but with the right knowledge and products you can eradicate them and prevent re-infestation long term!   Here is what I have learned... Head lice are...

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Chairman’s Message

Chairman’s Message

Chairman's MessageKia ora tatou, Firstly a big thank you to caregivers in these challenging times. I first became interested in the issues facing caregivers when assisting Linda (CEO) on the submission to Government on "Improving Outcomes for Children in Foster Care"...

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Winter Energy Payment

Winter Energy Payment

Winter Energy PaymentThe Winter Energy Payment is an extra payment to those who receive a main benefit, New Zealand Super or Veteran Pension to help with the cost of heating their home over the winter months.     If you are a single person receiving a main benefit,...

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Thank you MediaFund

Thank you MediaFund

Thank you Media Works MediaFundHave you heard our advert on the radio or seen our digital advert?  Thanks to the amazing support from Media Works and generosity from the MediaFund we have been promoting ourselves on The Breeze and Magic, we have digital adverts on...

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North West News – June 2020

North West News – June 2020

Kia ora koutou, As I work from my desk at home and reflect on the past, in many ways I’m grateful for the opportunity lockdown created to experience my life differently. Many of you shared this gratefulness during my ring around of the region, it was fantastic...

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Auckland News – June 2020

Auckland News – June 2020

Kia ora koutou katoa and sending you all warm pacific greetings, Well the rain came and has begun to nurture mother earth again after the drought. This has been welcomed through-out the motu. Many pupils returned to schools, and many of us returned to our offices. Our...

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Central North News – June 2020

Central North News – June 2020

Kia ora tatou, Well, we made it through lock down! Most of us are getting back on the merry-go-round of school / work / busy life… with mixed feelings, and that’s okay 😊. I have been encouraged to hear that many schools have not had a ‘push kids to catch up’ mentality...

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East Coast News – June 2020

East Coast News – June 2020

Ngā mihi mahana ki a koutou katoa /Warm greetings to you all, Phew.... well done to us all! We’ve made it through one of the most extraordinary times over the last couple of months! Routines have been disrupted, schedules cancelled, uncertainty about the future, and,...

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Upper North News – June 2020

Upper North News – June 2020

Ngā mihi mahana ki a koutou katoa /Warm greetings to you all, Routines have been disrupted, schedules cancelled and many have experienced the frustration of working or learning online for the first time. Change is renown for not being easy, but I sincerely hope you...

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Lower North News – June 2020

Lower North News – June 2020

Kia ora everyone, I hope the last month has gone well for you. We are working from home until the 9 June, so I am continuing to work my way through calling all our Lower North Members. There is around 800 of you, if you were wondering why I haven’t got to you yet 😊....

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Upper South News – June 2020

Upper South News – June 2020

Kia ora koutou, Well, hasn’t life been a changing turn of events these last few months. I reflect back and see how everyone has had to adjust to an unprecendented and adbrupt change of circumstances. How well some have adjusted quickly and for others the struggle of...

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Canterbury News – June 2020

Canterbury News – June 2020

Ngā mihi mahana ki a koutou katoa / Warm greetings to you all, Well Canterbury, we’ve had another of many chances to adapt! In 10 years we’ve navigated a number of really tough situations, and while we might be somewhat weary – we’re adapting well again.There’s an...

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Lower South News – June 2020

Lower South News – June 2020

Kia ora te whānau, As I write this we are at level 2 of the covid 19 levels, looking forward to a long weekend. Our children are just getting back into school routines and some of us are moving back into our work offices. As we edge closer to our old normal, I wonder...

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Otago News – June 2020

Otago News – June 2020

Kia ora koutou, We continue to live in interesting times! For many of us, level 2 has been a time of transitioning back to more interaction with shops etc, and of course the big transition back to school routines, which can be positive and negative. We know that...

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Funding Increase for Caregivers

Funding Increase for Caregivers

Funding Increase for CaregiversOn Sunday 17 May, Minister Tracey Martin announced four changes to caregiver support as a result of the review of financial assistance for caregivers. This announcement will help 14,000 caregivers in Aotearoa.  The four changes are as...

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Thank You Caregivers of Aotearoa

Thank You Caregivers of Aotearoa

Thank You Caregivers of AotearoaThank you caregivers of Aotearoa for all your effort and compassion during these difficult times. Know that Caring Families Aotearoa are always here to support you.If you need support during this time, please call us on 0800 693 323....

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Upper North News  – May 2020

Upper North News – May 2020

Kia ora koutou katoa It's been a less than usual month...to put it mildly. During my calls to caregivers I’ve heard stories of resilience and resourcefulness. I’ve also heard a lot about your relationships being enhanced and strengthened through time spent in your...

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Auckland News – May 2020

Auckland News – May 2020

Kia ora koutou katoa For all of us this Covid-19 situation has offered such diverse experiences and a full variety of emotions. You, the whānau and caregivers of tamariki/children in care are doing your best in your bubbles and this has saved lives. I have loved...

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Canterbury News – May 2020

Canterbury News – May 2020

Ngā mihi mahana ki a koutou katoa / Warm greetings to you all, The last few weeks have been memorable for so many reasons. While nationally we’re experiencing the same lockdown/rāhui, each household experiences very personal variations. Your own unique ‘blend’ of...

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