Canterbury News – August 2017

Canterbury RC
Lorraine Murray
03 281 7495 or
027 501 0392

Tēnā koutou katoa

I hope everyone is managing to stay warm and the younger ones enjoyed any snow that fell in your area.…  Kia kaha Aotearoa it will soon be spring!

Foster Hope inform me that they have again been running a very successful pyjama drive.  If you require pyjamas for the children in your care, please contact Ngarie Worsley (Christchurch Co-ordinator) Phone: 03 356 2455.

If you would like to come along to any of the Training workshops I am running next term, please check the training calendar here link.  To view dates, locations and to register.

Recently a few of the workshops were adapted to an ‘on-line’ format, which allows caregivers (once they have registered) to be sent a link well before the training date. This allows the readings and written exercises to be completed on-line. The training is then delivered in a two hour timeslot where the on-line learning is assessed and some group activities are worked through to support the on-line learning.  My hope is this may make training more accessible for caregivers, especially those who work during the day.  Please make the most of this opportunity and contact me with expressions of interest.

Fostering Kids NZ’s National Conference is in Christchurch on the 28th and 29th September. As this year will be my first conference I am getting quite excited, as I hear from members and colleagues that have been to previous years, that it is quite an event.  I am reliably informed that the quality of the Key Note speakers are world class.  If you want to see what it is all about click on this link. I look forward to meeting many more Canterbury members.

Ngā mihi

Association Information

Christchurch Family and Foster Care Association:

Our next morning tea is on Wednesday 2nd August 2017 to be held at my place, (phone 027 474 1927) 10am-12noon –  all welcome –  our last morning tea was lovely with a couple of new faces and some good conversations and laughs.   Kind regards Jill Hurrell.

Otautahi Association

Please click on this link to view the latest flyer from Otautahi Association of what they have been up to.


  • What do you know about Maltreatment in New Zealand?
  • What are the effects of family violence on children in care?
  • Would you like to learn ways to break the cycle and help support and heal the child or young person that has experienced trauma?

To find out about these and more come along to a training near you. Here is the Link to our training calendar.

Te Rito Training

There was an outstanding response to our recent advertisement of the Te Rito Bicultural Competency E-Learning Modules. If you registered for this, by now you should have received your access to begin this training. If you haven’t received anything, please contact Christine at

We are aware a few people have been experiencing problems with their access or it not saying they have completed the modules. The training organisation, is looking into this and hopes to have it rectified soon. If you continue to experience issues, please contact us so we can pass on your details.


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