Auckland South Waikato News – Feb 2017

Message from Dallas.

Happy New Year to you all. I hope you have managed to get some downtime over the holidays.  At the end of last year we held our Christmas Party at the office and we had over 60 children and families attend.  Apart from the venue not being big enough, we had a great time.  A huge thanks to Pakuranga Freemasons for the donations of presents.

I am looking forward to continuing to support you all this year.

Noho ora mai

fullsizeoutput_f59Dallas Pickering

Auckland South Regional Coordinator

Cell: 027 501 0395



Dates for Diary

We have our special event coming up on Children’s day 5th March 2017.  Together, we will be running a FAMILY FUN DAY for caregivers and children who look after children that aren’t their own, which includes Home for Life, Permanency, Fostering, Whanau and Kin care.

A flyer will be sent out soon, but please see main details below:


8 Dingwall Place

5TH March – 10-2PM


Please register for this event by emailing me

Association Information

At the end of last year, I had the opportunity to meet with our Key Contacts from South Auckland and Waikato/Hauraki area. I must say we have a very enthusiastic group of people wanting to provide support for you over the next year. They have some great ideas, so keep an eye out either through emails or the Facebook page to see what’s happening.  Just a reminder of who we have again:

Waikato Hauraki

Mira Elmsley, Wendy-May Scott, Debbie Guymer

South Auckland

Emma Berry, Sharon Deeflets, and soon to be another person added


Bayette Prince & Joy Ewing


Term One training workshops are now open for registration.

Training will be starting in February in most areas.  We are running one in Paeroa, in which I would like to promote, especially for the Hauraki, Coromandel caregivers.

We want to have good numbers in order to keep one going in your area.  Just a reminder that caregivers can claim for mileage and childcare.

We want to reduce any barriers, so you may benefit from the great training provided specifically for caregivers. Please follow this link to the training calendar for more details and to register

Training dates

14th Feb           Legal Issues                                                    Pukekohe CYF

1st March         Carer Families                                                Hamilton

14th March      Working with Adolescents                           Manurewa

22nd March     Identity & Belonging                                     Paeroa


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