Ngā mihi mahana ki a koutou katoa / Warm greetings to you all,

As winter settles in, the days are getting shorter and colder, it feels like quite a sensible idea to just stay put! Winter can be great for stripping some of the busyness away and not running ourselves ragged.  We can still have connections with others as it remains to be an important part of our lives and wellbeing.

I hope to see some of you at training (or our online sessions are perfect from home), the PACE support group, or an event soon. Making connections with others can make all the difference! Please do not feel like you need to do this alone. 

Teena Bennett
North West RC
06 281 1642 or 027 285 6015

Join the Northwest Committee

The Northwest Committee is needing a couple of caregivers who are interested in giving a few hours a term to help with planning for events around the area. We can meet via Zoom or Skype for those of you that live across our region. See the event details below for what we’re planning.

Whānau Matariki Event

Bring the whānau along to celebrate the Māori New Year. We will be sharing kai over dinner and learning about the star of Puanga through a story, waiata, and fun activities for tamariki. Remember to bring a warm jacket!

Click the button below for the waiata we’ll be learning, you may want to start practicing.

PACE Support Group

The next meeting is on Wednesday 30th June at 9.30 am.  Join other caregivers who are on a travelling a similar journey and slowly adding to their parenting kete.

Come along and have some time out, coffee, and fellowship!

Please contact Teena 027 285 6015 with any queries.


Our training calendar is now live and waiting for you to register. In addition to our face-to-face workshops, Caring Families Aotearoa is offering new opportunities to participate online. Click on the link below and take advantage of the flexible days and times for these workshops.

Mā te wā / see you later,


Have you joined our closed Facebook Group?

As a member of Caring Families Aotearoa you have exclusive access to our CLOSED Facebook groups. These are only open to caregivers that are members of Caring Families Aotearoa. This allows our members a platform to seek support, information and resources.

Click the link below to join!

North West Support Closed Facebook Group