Auckland South Waikato News – September 2017

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

Kia Ora All

This month I had the pleasure of meeting with our South Auckland and Waikato/Hauraki Key contacts.

We have some very passionate and wonderful people on our team. Sadly though, we have had to say goodbye to Wendy-May Scott who has had to resign from the role due to family matters.  Thanks for all your hard work Wendy-May and we wish you and your family the best.


This month I also had the pleasure of attending an Elevate bike event.  The event was sponsored by Sistema plastics. The company has just expanded and wanted to give back to the community and chose Fostering Kids NZ to support children receiving bikes.  They ran a team building day for their supervisors and senior staff.  All were very friendly and made our children feel welcome.

Remember that you to could nominate a child to receive a bike.  Go on to our Fostering Kids NZ website and complete this form.

October Snippets

The last week of September is going to be a very busy one for us, as we will be at our National Conference learning lots and meeting many caregivers.  Unfortunately this means that we won’t be able to get our October Snippets out to you on 1 October.  Instead we will share some learning from conference with you in the second week of October.

Noho Ora Mai
Dallas Pickering

Association Information

South Auckland

At our next meeting, a discussion session will be held on the 12th September 1pm- 2.30pm at 8 Dingwall Place Papatoetoe.  If you enter the driveway and park by the hall, you can join Emma Berry and myself at Thode House.  The discussion session will be on FASD (Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder). We will increase your awareness of what FASD actually is and how this may be exhibited in children.  Please register via this link on Fostering Kids NZ website.


South Auckland Association are contributing $10 towards your meal, which will reduce the cost to $13.95 per person. RSVP Rosanna (027 373 7104) or Dallas Pickering (027 501 0395).

20th September – COFFEE GROUP – 10am-12pm, 3/1 Elizabeth Street, Papakura. RSVP to Roseanna Pou (027 373 7104).

Pukekohe/Franklin – for information or support, contact Bayette Prince- 027933929 or Joy Ewing on 092380452.

Inflatable world – we will be having a Family Fun day on the 7th October… more information to follow in the next Snippets.



This area covers – from Pokeno, through to Cambridge, Paeroa, Coromandel, Raglan, Hamilton and every place in between. Contact, Debbie Guymer, 027 750 0195 or Mira Elmsley on 027 660 2315.

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


The Maltreatment & Family Violence workshop in Manurewa, is coming up on Wednesday 13th September. Register now via this link to secure your place, as there is only a few spaces left.

We are currently working on Term 4 workshops at the moment and these will go live on our website in a couple of weeks.

Noho ora mai


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