0800 693 323


Denise Green
Upper South Regional Coordinator
03 929 6578 or 027 369 3333

Kia ora koutou/Hi everyone,

Another round of school holidays has come and gone. I was lucky enough to take the whole whānau to the Bay of Islands for a holiday which was a mission but we had an awesome time and discovered parts of Aotearoa that had until this point been just a pipe dream.

Having a group of 12 in holiday accommodation had its challenges, but having the experience of PACE behind me meant we were able to navigate the tricky parts with relative ease, and the funny thing was, only I was aware that it was being used! 

Welcome to all our new caregivers that have joined the Caring Families whānau and I hope you take any opportunity that is provided to connect with each other, either via Kanohi ki te kanohi/ Face to face in our support groups or training workshops.

Take a look below for what’s coming up. Something to look forward to is our Regional Hui which will take place in October, the theme will be Wellbeing, and I will keep you updated as details become available and confirmed.


Please reach out if you think I may be able to lend you a listening ear or can help to support you in some way. My number is 0273693333, reach out with a call or via text.

Our support groups have started in Nelson, Westport and Blenheim and we will let you know via our Facebook page when they are happening around the region.

Nelson Coffee Group

Monday 8 May, 10:00AM

Tahunanui Community Centre, 55 Muritai Street, Nelson

Another great place to get support is our private closed caregiver Facebook group. This group is only open to our caregiver members, so you have the freedom to air your thoughts without judgement. Everyone in the group gets what you’re going through.  Click the button below to join.


My days of work are Monday-Wednesday 9.00am-4:30pm, Thursday 9:30am-1:30pm. I am often away in my region for training and support so please ring me if you wish to pop in – 027 369 3333.


We have the following face to face training in our region;

  • Helping Children Feel Safe – Providing Structure & Supervision – Wednesday 10 May, 9:30am – 1:00pm, Motueka. Register Here
  • What’s Behind the Behaviour -Healing Centred Engagement – Friday 26 May, 9:30am – 1:30pm, Greymouth. Register Here.
  • Helping Children Feel Safe Providing Structure & Supervision – Thursday 8 June, 9:30am – 1:00pm, Blenheim. Register Here.
  • Difficult Behaviours – Managing Confrontation & Intimidating Interactions – Thursday 29 June, 9:30am – 1:00pm, Greymouth. Register Here.

Don’t forget we also have the convenience of our online training courses which mean you can participate from your home. Check out our Training Calendar below to find out more. 

Contact Dagmar, our Training Coordinator, on 0800 693 323.  She can help you with any questions and even register you for training if you’re having trouble.

Tiaki i a koutou anō, look after yourselves!