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Central North News – October 2020

Central North News – October 2020

Kia ora koutou! I love the hope that comes with kōanga (Spring) and the chance to return to nature – hono ki te taiao. My whānau and I are looking forward to more outside time and maybe even getting motivated to plant some vegetables in the garden. We are loving the...

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Auckland News – October 2020

Auckland News – October 2020

Tēnā koutou katoa i roto i ngā āhuatanga i te wā / Greetings to you and the circumstances of the time,This seems a relevant greeting in this time of moving up and down levels of COVID-19. I have found it tough this second time around and I have heard from many care...

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Keen on making the most of the summer holidays?

Keen on making the most of the summer holidays?

Keen on making the most of the summer holidays?  Caring Families Aotearoa and Ezibed.com have teamed up to bring you exclusive accommodation deals, for a limited time only! Summer is just around the corner and it’s time to get out and explore our beautiful backyard,...

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Upper North News – October 2020

Upper North News – October 2020

Ngā mihi mahana ki a koutou katoa / Warm greetings to you all, My husband and I were privileged to see Rosh Hashanah (Jewish New Year) celebrations in full swing at the Fat Camel in Whangārei recently. It’s a time for feasting, prayer, and celebrations. It was lovely...

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Canterbury News – October 2020

Canterbury News – October 2020

Kia ora, Here we are already at our Whiringa-ā-nuku (October) Snippets. We have almost made it through this incredible year and we are on the home straight! I have run out of words to try and say how I feel about the way the world has changed this year. I’m sure lots...

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Upper North News – September 2020

Upper North News – September 2020

Ngā mihi mahana ki a koutou katoa tēnei Hepetema / Warm greetings to you all this September, (Te Ao Hurihuri) Our ever changing world is even more changeable with Covid-19. You will have seen, if you’re on Facebook, the many theories and opinions about how this virus...

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Obituary for Graeme Swinney

Obituary for Graeme Swinney

Obituary for Graeme SwinneyIt was with great sadness that on 21 August 2020 we heard of Graeme Swinney's death.  Born on the 5 September 1939 Graeme was a warm, caring, down to earth person with a lot of wisdom and a great sense of humour.  "Very few people give back...

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How is COVID-19 making you feel?

How is COVID-19 making you feel?

How is COVID-19 making you feel?We have all been affected by COVID-19... It has caused a range of feelings for both adults and children. As a Caregiver, you will have added pressure as you are looking after children who already have high needs and this is further...

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Sims Pacific Metals

Sims Pacific Metals

Is it time to have a big clear out?As the days get longer, the mornings become crisp and the temperature begins to warm up, we know that spring is on its way. Freshly cut grass, daffodils and baby animals all around. What a glorious time of the year.Instead of taking...

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Central North News – September 2020

Central North News – September 2020

Tēnā koutou katoa, I am looking forward to seeing some of you at workshops over the next few weeks. It is great that we can work with all the necessary COVID-19 guidelines so that we can still meet together. I am especially excited about the FASD workshop coming up in...

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Canterbury News – September 2020

Canterbury News – September 2020

Kia ora team! This year is disappearing quicker than a packet of Tim Tams… We had some robust kōrero (conversation) at the Understanding National Care Standards Training in Christchurch last month. There were three members of the Oranga Tamariki Care Team in...

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Lower North News – September 2020

Lower North News – September 2020

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...

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Auckland News – September 2020

Auckland News – September 2020

Ngā mihi mahana ki a koutou katoa / Warm greetings to you all,As we have experienced the various faces of winter in our region over August, so to have we experienced the ever-changing faces of the Covid-19 situation. I do hope you’ve managed to get the support you’ve...

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East Coast News – September 2020

East Coast News – September 2020

Kia ora, kei te tūmanako koutou pai / Hello and I hope you are all well, 2020 will be remembered as a year of standing together to beat COVID-19. As we again experience living in different alert levels around the country, working together to minimize the spread of...

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Masks for Care Families

Masks for Care Families

Masks for Care FamiliesCraft Cafe Creative Being co-founders, Susan Allison and Susie Jones have been working with children from St Francis de Sales School in Island Bay, Wellington, to make masks for our members. A group of children gave up their lunchtimes to cut...

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Northwest News – September 2020

Northwest News – September 2020

Ngā mihi mahana ki a koutou katoa / Warm greetings to you all, In my work, I find myself regularly going back to a great book: Kim Golding’s "Nurturing Attachments – Supporting children who are fostered or adopted". Every time I read it; I find another nugget of gold....

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Otago News – September 2020

Otago News – September 2020

Ngā mihi mahana ki a koutou katoa / Warm greetings to you all, Unfortunately, COVID-19 seems to be still dominating our lives, and we need to be aware of the effects of this continued stress on our tamariki (children) and ourselves. Please reach out to other...

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Lower South News – September 2020

Lower South News – September 2020

Kia ora kei te tumanako koutou pai / Hello and I hope you are all well, 2020 will be remembered as a year of standing together to beat COVID-19. As we again experience living in different alert levels around the country, working together to minimize the spread of this...

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