Auckland North News – Feb 2017

Message from Sasha

Welcome back, I hope you all had a lovely Christmas and holiday break with Whanau and are excited about what 2017 will bring.  I’m hoping we see some sunny weather for beach trips and BBQ’s this summer.  I look forward to supporting all you wonderful caregivers this year and meeting many of you at the support groups and trainings available throughout the year. Do not hesitate to get in touch if you need anything.  Please make use of these meetings as it’s a great way to get involved and connect with other caregivers.

With Foster Care Week coming up in March, please keep an eye out for events being held on Facebook and also via email from Fostering Kids NZ and your local associations.

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Sasha Blackwell

Auckland North Regional Coordinator

Cell: 027 538 9691


Association Information

North Shore Association will hold their first support group on Friday 10th February at Ursula’s house and their family day on Sunday 26th February 2017 at Karen & Graham Moss’s farm.

Please contact Ursula Elisara on (021) 918 631 for details.  *Reminders are sent out via email and updates are also on our Auckland Support Facebook page.

West Auckland will hold their next support group on Monday 20th February 10.30am – 12pm at Te Atatu Baptist Church. Huge thank you Debbie and Roger Spackman for the use of the church.


Term One training workshops are now open for registration.

This term I am running a Saturday workshop and one over two evenings so more caregivers can hopefully attend.  We have Maltreatment & Family Violence, Child Development, Understanding & Managing Behaviour and also Carer Families.

Please follow this link to the training calendar for more details and to register:

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A HUGE thank you to Nadia Lim and My Food Bag for donating 65 My Christmas Food Bags on Christmas Eve for our wonderful caregivers.  If you were lucky enough to receive one, I hope you enjoyed the deliciousness.

I will definitely be ordering their Family Bags from now on.


Thank You to The WarriorWarriors2s!

Thank you to the The Warriors for spending their afternoon wowing the caregiver families with their training session.

The families had a great time getting a mini tour around the stadium and having a chance to meet the boys and get their photos taken.

Also thanks to Chi and The Warehouse Silverdale for donating snacks and drinks for those attending the event.


Thank You to The Warehouse!


The Warehouse Silverdale and Whangaparaoa branches have chosen Fostering Kids NZ (Auckland North Region) to fundraise for through their Bags for Good Neighbourhood campaign.

This runs from February – July 2017.

So please if shopping at these stores, show your support by putting a token in our box.  Every bit helps us support our wonderful caregivers.  The funds raised will help put on events for caregivers and their families.




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