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Wow, Sixth month of 2022 already….where does the time go??

We have some great support, training and events for you this month…it’s a busy one for me.


The event planned for Friday the 10th from 10.30am to 2pm in Rawene is to provide a ‘Care and Creativity’ space for you.  Register your interest if you haven’t already as places are limited. Regional Events – Caring Families

The event planned for Sunday the 26th from 11am in Whangārei is a family time with food and activities provided.  An opportunity to meet other caring families and share a laugh or two with the Matariki theme in mind (Pūanga is the brightest star we see in the North sky). Regional Events – Caring Families

photo of Leanne-Brownie from the Upper North region

Leanne Brownie
Upper North Regional Coordinator
09 283 9483 or 027 566 0294


I’ve enjoyed hosting online support groups where Caregivers from all over Aotearoa come to share their stories and listen to others providing their views and experiences.  It’s not everyone’s ‘cuppa tea’ but these platforms have provided much needed connections during Covid restrictions and some want them to continue as the restrictions ease.  Caregiving can be an isolating role so we’re pleased to be able to continue as long as the need does.

The next virtual support group is on 7 June at either 12.30pm or 8pm.  Please register so  we can send you the link to join us on Teams. Virtual Coffee Gatherings – Caring Families

If you’re interesting in helping to set up a support network around the North please make contact and we can provide a contribution per attendee so that our caregiver support opportunites grow.


While we offer training online, on 7 June I’ll be kanohi ki to kanohi (face to face) in Kaitaia.  I’d love to see you there as we talk about Difficult Behaviours.  Here’s the link to our training schedule so make sure you keep you Kete mātauranga (Knowledge basket) full with fresh ‘kai/food’.

Beautiful shot of Whangārei Heads from the water

Cauliflower base pizza – one of my favourites to make – so easy


Ngā mihi nui ki a koutou katoa/Big greetings to you all

Noho ora noho haumaru/Stay well, stay safe

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!
Upper North Support Closed Facebook Group