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Lower North News – May 2020

Lower North News – May 2020

Kia ora everyone, It’s been lovely getting to speak to so many of you over the last four weeks. I have appreciated the opportunity to do this. One of the things I am pleased to hear about is so many of you are finding the slower pace of lock down to be really...

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East Coast News – May 2020

East Coast News – May 2020

Kia ora everyone, Over the last couple of weeks, we have been touching base with our members, I have been so encouraged with how you all are making the best of this time. I have been amazed at your strength, even when a number of you are struggling, whether that be...

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Otago News – May 2020

Otago News – May 2020

Kia ora koutou, I hope you and your bubble are well. I have never used the word “bubble” so much as over the last six weeks! It has been a great opportunity to connect with more caregivers as I have been ringing people to check in. If I haven’t got to you yet, please...

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Central North News – May 2020

Central North News – May 2020

Tēnā koutou katoa, From talking with you all I have heard many stories of how families have overcome challenges and stuck together through the past month; finding a new rhythm to life, enjoying getting out in nature, learning new things and working through the...

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North West News – May 2020

North West News – May 2020

Kia ora koutou katoa, I have touched base with many of you over the lockdown period and what I took out of these conversations was that every family / whānau were doing the very best they can, some under very testing circumstances. The ‘we are just getting on with it...

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Upper South News – May 2020

Upper South News – May 2020

Kia ora koutou, As we are now in level 3 in the lockdown status, I just want to acknowledge Anzac day last Saturday. We, as many of you, were doing things differently this year and it was nice to be able to spend more time as a whānau preparing for this very special...

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Lower South News – May 2020

Lower South News – May 2020

Kia ora koutou / Hello everyone, The world has been changing fast lately. We have been in our bubbles for some time now and many of us are starting to show signs of bubble fever. Life has never been busier, juggling parenting with teaching and working from home or as...

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9 Years of Outstanding Service

9 Years of Outstanding Service

9 Years of Outstanding ServiceColin Hardgrave is absolutely committed to the care sector and has been a valued member of our Board for the past nine years. Colin has spent eight of these years as the Board Chairman. He has seen us through significant growth, many...

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Mothers Day 2020

Mothers Day 2020

Mother's Day 2020Mother’s Day is just around the corner on the 10th May! Have you got your mum or mother figure something special for Mother’s Day yet? Don’t panic, we are here to help. Whether you're a Mother/Whaea or Father/Matua planning something special, or you...

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North West News – April 2020

North West News – April 2020

Kia ora katou / hello everyone, What extraordinary times we find ourselves in with the coronavirus pandemic. Although the atmosphere seems charged at the moment, the Caregivers I am having contact with are doing a great job of providing extra scaffolding around their...

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Lower North News – April 2020

Lower North News – April 2020

Kia ora everyone, I’m the new Regional Coordinator for Lower North. Well, what an exciting and interesting time for me to join the Caring Families Aotearoa Regional Team! During this challenging time of staying home and staying safe, I will be working my way through...

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Otago News – April 2020

Otago News – April 2020

Kia ora koutou, We certainly live in interesting times, a lot has changed in a month. Our current situation has however highlighted the importance of relationships and empathy. Although I will be working from home, if you need to discuss something, or just want to...

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Central North News – April 2020

Central North News – April 2020

Kia ora katou, What extraordinary times we find ourselves in with the COVID 19 pandemic. Take care everyone in this isolation period. Stay safe, stay home and lets unite to eradicate COVID-19.   Although the atmosphere seems charged at the moment, the Caregivers I am...

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Upper South News – April 2020

Upper South News – April 2020

Ngā mihi mahana ki a koutou katoa / Warm greetings to you all Well hasn’t life taken a dramatic bend in the road! We went from one extreme of coming together in numbers to celebrate Foster Care Awareness Week to being in a state of Physical Distancing and Isolation. I...

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Lower South News – April 2020

Lower South News – April 2020

Kia ora koutou / Hello everyone, What extraordinary times we find ourselves in with the COVID 19 pandemic. Although the atmosphere seems charged at the moment; Caregivers I am having contact with are doing a great job providing extra scaffolding around their children,...

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Upper North News – April 2020

Upper North News – April 2020

Ngā mihi mahana ki a koutou katoa / Warm greetings to you all You’ll be reading this newsletter from the comfort of your home as all of Aotearoa unite to eradicate COVID-19. Kia kaha, be strong! I know it can be challenging not being able to use those things around us...

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East Coast News – April 2020

East Coast News – April 2020

Kia ora to our awesome caregivers across the Hawkes Bay and Tairawhiti region.  Wow, we are living in interesting times!  I am so heartened by the majority of us who are trying hard with our whānau to try and get rid of this virus for our communities, elders, kaumatua...

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Auckland News – April 2020

Auckland News – April 2020

Ngā mihi mahana ki a koutou katoa / Warm greetings to you all Take care everyone in this isolation period.  Stay safe, stay home and lets unite to eradicate COVID-19.  Kia kaha, be strong!  I know it can be challenging not being able to use those things around us to...

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Caregiver Allowances – 2020 Update

Caregiver Allowances – 2020 Update

Caregiver AllowancesOn the 1st of April 2020 Caregiver allowances, including the Orphans Benefit and the Unsupported Childs Benefit have been increased.  Care allowances are paid fortnightly and cover board, personal items and pocket money.  Below you can find the new...

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