Auckland South Waikato News – June 2017

Kia Ora all

It has been a busy month and I am privileged to be able to be in the position to support caregivers.   Some of the main issues for the month have been around permanency and trying to navigate the changes through the Special Guardianship process. We will continue to keep you updated on how this is going.


We are currently in first place with our Good in the Hood competition. 

We have a great venue, which is SKYWAY Z out by the airport.

This station has high numbers of people stopping and purchasing from, which is great for us.


Fostering Hope

We still have plenty of bags from Foster Hope (made up of contributions from people and businesses) for new children coming into care.  Contact Debbie Guymer (Hamilton) or myself if you would like any.


Association News

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

South Auckland

Manurewa, Takanini, and Clendon – Roseanna Pou – 0273737104.

Papatoetoe, Otahuhu, Otara, Manukau, Wiri and Totara Park – contact Emma Berry on 021667890.

East Auckland including, Pakuranga, Botony, Maraetai and Flatbush meeting at 39 Oakridge Way, Botony with Sharon- 0212305821.


From the edge of Papakura through to Pokeno – contact Bayette Prince on 027933929 or Joy Ewing on 092380452.


This area covers- from Te Kauwhata, Huntly, through to Cambridge, Paeroa, Coromandel, Raglan, Hamilton and every place in between.  Contact Wendy-May Scott on 0276655650, 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


I am wondering how many people might be interested in attending our trainings on a Saturday or evenings. Please let me know if you are interested in this at  and we will organise it.

Term Two Training’s coming up:

6th of June 17     Child Development, Manurewa

30th of June 17   Understanding and Managing Behaviour, Hamilton

Make sure you register on this link

I look forward to seeing you at a training soon

Dates for Diary

Regional Meeting/Hui

Our Hui held in Hamilton on the 26th of May was really positive.  The feedback from some of the participants was that it was inspiring and a comment on the Facebook page was encouraging…“Thank you for the Hui today. Thoroughly enjoyed our korero and meeting other carers. Truly enlightening. I’m reinvigorated…. Can’t wait for the next Regional Hui and for the DDP model to start in Waikato-Hauraki”.

It was a privilege to have Rob Surtees from our national office giving an overview of the DDP model.

This was also a great opportunity to further develop relations with local iwi.


Noho Ora Mai

Dallas Pickering
Auckland South Regional Coordinator
Cell: 027 501 0395


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