Auckland North News – April 2017

Tēnā koutou

We had an amazing Foster Care Awareness Week last month with our big Children’s Day event held at the HBC Youth Centre.  We had fabulous feedback that everyone had a great time and enjoyed themselves especially those that had a chance in the photo booth.  I am so happy how it ran and again a huge thank you to our supporters for the day.

Please participate in this survey so that I can get a better idea of what supports you as caregivers would like to see more of. This is very helpful information.

Don’t forget to join our Facebook Support page. This is kept up-to-date with trainings, coffee groups, events and other information.

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Sasha Blackwell

Auckland North Regional Coordinator

Cell: 027 538 9691


Association Information

Please see this flyer Coffee Group Dates April 2017 for coffee groups including our new ones running in Glenfield and Albany.  Don’t forget you are able to attend any one of these groups, especially if you are unable to attend your local association one.  Connecting with other caregivers is a great opportunity and at Fostering Kids NZ we want to encourage caregivers not to care in isolation.


We are so proud of the recipients of Excellence in Foster Care Awards from our region.

Sharon & Gary Richardson with Dame Patsy and Hon Anne Tolley

Yasser El Shall with Dame Patsy and Hon Anne Tolley

Brian Lee, Sally Mowbray Lee, Dame Patsy and Hon Anne Tolley

You can read more on their touching stories here.

Also if you know someone worthy of being nominated make sure you download a form and apply for 2018 here.


Term 2 workshops will be live soon.  I will be running Carer Families, Safety & Prevention, Working with Adolescents and Team Work.  Make sure you keep an eye out for the schedule when it goes live here:

Thank You!

Don’t forget – The Warehouse Silverdale and Whangaparaoa branches have chosen Fostering Kids NZ (Auckland North Region) to fundraise for through their Bags for Good Neighbourhood campaign.

We also have The Warehouse Royal Oak supporting our Foster Care Association Auckland (FCAA).

This runs from February – July 2017.  So please, if shopping at these stores, show your support by putting a token in our box J  Every bit helps us support our wonderful caregivers.



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