Auckland South Waikato News – March 2018

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

Welcome to another month, this year is off to a flying start.   We have a busy few months ahead.

I am excited to be delivering a session on FASD on the 14 March at Level 1, 11 Dalgety Drive, Wiri, register through Fostering Kids NZ training website here (towards the bottom of the page)


Key Contacts update:

We are still looking for two Key Contacts to support our caregivers in the South Auckland Area and Pukekohe area.

I want to acknowledge Anona Tompkins (Nonnie) for supporting the Pukekohe/Franklin area.  Nonnie has increased work hours, so has had to step down as a Key Contact.  Thanks Nonnie for all your enthusiasim.

Just a reminder we have 2 closed 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


Children’s Day and Fostercare Awareness Week

This year there are several events in your area:  

Thames Children’s Day

Time: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm   Date: 4 March 2018

Where: Victoria Park, Thames

Come along and celebrate Children’s Day!

A free day for the children with bouncy castles, water slides, face painting, sausage sizzles, the local Fire Brigade, Ambulances and more!

Fostering Kids will have a Gazebo with membership forms and L’Oreal product

Sponsored by CAPS Hauraki.


Waiuku Children’s Day on Wheels

Time: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm   Date: 3 March 2018

Where: Waiuku Toy Library, 3 James Bright Lane, Waiuku

The perfect kids day out:

Track races for kids on bikes, scooters, ride-ons
Bouncy castles
Toy library toddler toys
Community stalls
Food & drinks

Fostering Kids will have a Gazebo with membership forms and Loreal product



Global Developmental Delay Day

What’s Global Developmental Delay (GDD), and

what does it mean for caring for tamariki?

How can we use this diagnosis to help tamariki get the most out of life, without labelling?

Rose Hawkins, Oranga Tamariki regional disability advisor for Auckland and Te Tai Tokerau, will be speaking to caregivers about GDD on

Tuesday 3 April at 9.30am-11.30am


11 Dalgety Drive, Wiri, Manaukau.

This will be facilitated by Rose Hawkins from Orange Tamariki

Caregivers are welcome to register at




Term One workshops are still open for registration, so please register online here. This term in the region, we still have Safety & Prevention on 13 March, FASD discussion session on 14 March, Attachment & Resilience discussion session on 21 March and Working with Adolescents on 27 March as well as Teamwork on 4 April.

Upskilling is such an important part of caregiving.  It will give you tools and strategies as well as connect you with other caregivers.

In term 2 we have a new Training- The importance of PLAY which will be held in South Auckland and Hamilton – we will advise you when registrations open for these workshops.


Below are some of the topics of the Discussion Sessions we are offering:

If you would like a 1 ½ -2 hour session to be held at your organisation or with a group of caregivers, please let me know:

  • Keeping Memories- Life Story books
  • FASD- Foetal Alcohol Syndrome
  • Securing Permanency
  • Windows of Opportunity
  • Living or working with Traumatised children
  • Impact on caregiver families

Just a few of the amazing topics we can deliver.


I look forward to seeing you at a training soon

Please feel free to ring me if you require any information about fostering or support with the children in your care.

Noho Ora Mai

Dallas Pickering

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