Auckland South Waikato News – July 2017

Auckland South RC
Dallas Pickering
09 281 5609 or
027 501 0395

Kia Ora all

Winter is definitely here and I hope not too many of you are getting hit by colds and flus. Over the next month we will be holding a meeting for those interested in knowing more about the new changes around permanency for children in care from a lawyer who has been working with some of the cases. She was working for Oranga Tamariki, but is now a lawyer supporting carers. Dates and times to be confirmed soon.

Thank you to those who supported our Good in the Hood, I picked up the cheque this week and $1,449.41 was donated. This money will go towards events within the South Auckland Region.


  • Do you want to find out more about the effect of trauma on the brain, so you can support and understand a child placed in your care?
  • Do you know about the inside/outside age of your child and what this means to their development across the four areas of wellbeing (Te Whare Tapu Wha)
  • How redeveloping trust can assist you as a caregiver?

To find out these and more come along to a training near you. Here is the Link to our training calendar.

Association Information

Our three associations run support groups and events on a regular basis.  Below are the contact people for your area.  Get in touch and see what is happening in your area and meet other carers.

South Auckland

26thJuly 17 will be the next caregiver meeting for Manurewa, Takanini, and Clendon – Contact Roseanna Pou – 0273737104

4th July 17 will be the next meeting for Papatoetoe, Otahuhu, Otara, Manukau, Wiri and Totara Park – Contact Emma Berry – 021667890

East Auckland including, Pakuranga, Botony, Maraetai, and Flatbush –39 Oakridge Way- Botony – Contact Sharon – 0212305821


4th July 17 there is a dinner for caregivers from The edge of Papakura – through to Pokeno – Contact Bayette Prince – 027933929 or Joy Ewing on 092380452


Dates for meetings:

13th July 17 – Ngaruawahia Community Centre

27th July 17 – Hamilton BK Greenwood Street

10th August 17 – Hauraki (Paeroa CYF offfice)

This area covers from Pokeno, through to Cambridge, Paeroa, Coromandel, Raglan, Hamilton and every place in between. Contact Wendy-May Scott on 9276655650, Debbie Guymer on 0277500195 or Mira Elmsley on 0276602315.

Just a reminder we have two Facebook pages for caregivers… feel free to join and see information that is placed on there by other caregivers.

Fostercare Auckland South Support           Waikato/Hauraki Family & Foster Care association


Term Three workshops are now open for registration on our website, so make sure you register on this link to attend. I look forward to seeing you at a training soon.

Noho ora mai


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