Auckland North News – March 2017

Message from Sasha

Tēnā koutou

March is special as it holds Foster Care Awareness week and a chance to celebrate some wonderful caregivers at the Foster Care Excellence Awards in Wellington on the 10th March.  Many events around the country will be held during this week 5th – 11th March to help raise awareness of the great and important role you do.

Make sure you register for our CHILDREN’S DAY EVENT on Sunday 5th March.

This is being held at the HBC Youth Centre in Orewa.

Please email to secure your place.

Lots of fun.. bouncy castle, photo booth, face painting, games, competitions and LOTS OF FOOD.

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Sasha Blackwell

Auckland North Regional Coordinator

Cell: 027 538 9691


Association Information

North Shore Association will hold their coffee/support group on Friday 10th March, 10am-12pm at 32 Ladies Mile, Manly, Whangaparaoa.

RSVP: or Txt: 021 918 631.

Their family day is on Sunday 26th March at The Moss’s Alpaca Farm 2.30-4.30pm.  Please contact Karen Moss at or Txt: Karen 021 494 393

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

FCAA (Central) will be present at the Family Day at Dingwall on Sunday 5th March. They will then hold their first gathering/shared lunch at 7 Arthur St, Onehunga on 27th April, 11am – 1pm, please text 0211412155 (Sally) to confirm numbers attending.


We have had a great start to the year with two trainings already completed.

Make sure you keep an eye out for future trainings as they are filled with knowledge and information around caring for our special people and it is a great way to connect with other caregivers.

Term One training workshops are up still open for you to register.

Understanding & Managing Behaviour in Central Auckland on 2nd March only has a few places left

Carer Families in Silverdale on 13th March so register now.

Thank You!

I’d like to say a big THANK YOU to the following businesses for making our Children’s Day event possible.

HB Youth Centre, Pak n Save Silverdale, Bunnings Silverdale, SUPShed Orewa, Butcher Jacks Glenfield, Barfoot’s Orewa, Love Soup Whangaparaoa, Domino’s Pizza’s Red Beach, Destination Orewa and to the volunteers on the day.  Also to our North Shore and West Auckland Associations for their support.  Photos will follow next month.

DON’T FORGET – The Warehouse Silverdale and Whangaparaoa branches have chosen Fostering Kids NZ (Auckland North Region) to fundraise 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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