Auckland South/Waikato News – November 2018

Ngā mihi mahana ki a koutou katoa (Warm greetings to you all)

Even though it’s still spring, we’ve enjoyed some lovely hints of the summer to come.  This term is shaping up to again be filled with lots of events, trainings and preparation for Christmas.

I’m pleased to let you all know that on 12 November your new Auckland South Regional Coordinator, Nyvonne Krause will be starting. She will be based in the Wiri Office. Nyvonne will tell you more about herself in the December Snippets.

The Family Fun Days at the Pools are here again.  We need your help to hand out tickets on the days.

Here’s where and when they are happening:

Hamilton – Sunday 25 Nov – for tickets to this event please contact Debbie Guymer,

Thames – Saturday 24 Nov – for tickets to this event please contact Debbie Guymer,

Auckland Central – Saturday 15 Dec

Pukekohe – Sunday 16 Dec

Manukau – Sunday 16 Dec

If you still require tickets please contact: with the location/date, your address details and cell phone number along with the number of tickets that you need.  If you are able to assist us with handing out tickets please get in touch with me (Stephanie).  Please look out for the Fostering Kids NZ banner and come and say Hi/Kia ora to our new Regional Coordinator, Nyvonne Krause.

As the end of the year rapidly draws near, everybody I speak to is busy. I find I’m having to be mindful of my own well-being and ensure I take moments to switch off from the demands that capture my attention and time. For some of us this is easier than others. The people I notice who do this well tend to do three things: firstly, they are attuned to their own bodies, emotions and thought life and recognise when things are getting on top of them. Secondly, they have a good sense of self-worth and recognise the importance of self-care. And thirdly, they actively plan ahead moments and opportunities into their schedule to ensure they can grab some rest. I’ve included Brene Browns wonderful quote. I hope you find ways to be kind to yourself over the next couple of months!


Do you know about our new Discussion Sessions?  These are ‘bite size’, 2 hour, discussions on specific topics.  Come along, meet other caregivers, learn and discuss.  Here’s some learning options for you over this term:

Attachment types (2 hr) Discussion Session – 4 Dec – Hamilton

Attachment Types (2 hr) Discussion Session – 6 Dec – Manuwera

We will also be running full day (9.00am – 3.00pm) trainings:

Carer Families – 14 Nov – Onehunga

Child Development (Updated- Trauma informed lens) – 20 Nov – Greenlane

(The Effects of) Maltreatment & Family Violence – 24 Nov – Pukekohe


You can register here.

Kia Kaha, kia manawa nui – take care, stay strong

Stephanie (0800 693 323)

(National Manager Training & Support)


  Fostercare Auckland South Support

  Waikato/Hauraki Family & Foster Care Association


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