Central North News – Feb 2017

Message from Gonny

Kia ora,

I trust you all had a wonderful Christmas & New Year break and are looking forward to the year to come.

The end of year events were lovely and lively occasions to attend.  I managed to be at the Tauranga Association Christmas Party, AGM, Ten Pin Bowling and Pool Parties in Rotorua and Whakatane.  Congratulations to all those involved in the successful organisation of these and a heartfelt thank you to the charities involved.

fullsizeoutput_f56Nga Mihi

Gonny Ormsby

Central North Regional Coordinator

Cell: 027 501 0393

Email: centralnorth@nullfosteringkids.org.nz

Tauranga Association

A Support Group for all types of caregivers will begin on Friday 3 March 10am – midday at the Hillier Centre, Gloucester St, Mount Maunganui and continue every Friday from then on.  Come and share a cuppa, receive support and awhi each other in the wonderful work you do.

Forever Families is a support group for Permanent Caregivers or those interested in Permanency.  They meet monthly according to interest.  For more information please contact Laura 07 577695 or 0275552875

“The Big Splash” a successful annual family event held at Rainbow Springs, Rotorua.  This year it will be on Saturday 4 March from 10am onwards.  Free entry to Tauranga Association Members.

Tokoroa/Rotorua Association

Support/Coffee Groups.  Please contact Sharron Livingston ph 07 8866046 or 0275049887 for Tokoroa and Fran Fitzell 07 3459613 for Rotorua

“The Big Splash” a successful annual family event held at Rainbow Springs, Rotorua.  This year it will be on Saturday 4 March from 10am onwards.  Free entry to Tokoroa/Rotorua Association members.

Taupo Association

Congratulations!  This Association is in the formation process.

Support/Coffee Group:  Please contact Belinda Merz ph 07 3772164 0r 0272411775 for further information

Event:  Watch this space – a get together is being planned for the near future.

“The Big Splash” All Taupo Fostering Kids members are welcome to Rainbow Springs on Saturday 4 March from 10am on.  The reduced entry fee is as follows:  Adults & 16 – 19 yrs $19,  3 – 15 yrs $11,  0 – 2yrs free.

Training

Term One training workshops are now open for registration.

With the first workshop, Attachment & Resilience happening in Tokoroa on 15 February 2017 then Child Development in Taupo on 1 March 2017.  Just a reminder that caregivers can claim for mileage and childcare.

We want to reduce any barriers, so you may benefit from the great training provided specifically for caregivers. Please follow this link to the training calendar for more details and to register.

 

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