Kia ora koutou
What a weather bomb we were hit with early in March! However, while it was causing havoc up here, Wellington turned on a perfect day to end the Foster Care Awareness Week with the Excellence in Foster Care Awards on Friday 10th. It was a privilege and an honour to be present at Government House to proudly witness the presentations to the worthy recipients.
Central North Regional Coordinator
Cell: 027 501 0393
Event: Easter Event, 5 April at Fergusson Park, Tauranga – more details to come.
AGM: 11 April 7.30pm followed by a Wine & Cheese Evening.
Support Group: For all types of caregivers on Friday 7 April 10am – midday at the Hillier Centre, Gloucester Street, Mount Maunganui and every first Friday of each month. Come and share a cuppa, receive support and share with each other in the wonderful work you do.
Forever Families: This is a support group for Permanent Caregivers or those interested in Permanency. They meet monthly according to interest. For more information, please contact Laura 07 577695 or 0275552872. I have heard Laura will be away for a while, so leave a message for when she returns.
Papamoa Give & Get: I’ve been told this is a great site where no money passes hands just an exchange of goods.
Support: Contact Sharron Livingstone 07 886 6046 or 0275049887
Event: An event is in the planning stages for early May (after school holidays) in Rotorua. We are looking at an “Internet Safety Presentation” from Netsafe as this is a great concern for caregivers and parents. Also a great opportunity to get together with other members over a cuppa.
Support/Coffee Group: Please contact Belinda Merz ph 07 3772164 or 0272411775 for further information.
What: A get together BBQ
When: Saturday 29 April 11am – 2pm
Where: AC Baths, Taupo
Bring: Togs, towels and food for BBQ lunch
All welcome! A fun day to meet and share.
RSVP to Belinda above.
Support/Coffee Group: It was great to meet up with Wendy Hickman, your Key Contact, this month in Kawerau.
The next Coffee Group Meeting is at Wendy’s home 96 Valley Road, Kawerau, on Monday 3 April at 10am. L’Oreal products and a variety of knitted goods available. All welcome. Wendy’s contacts are: 027 462 7356 or firstname.lastname@example.org (if bringing a plate, could it please be gluten free – allergies).
The Attachment and Resiliency Training was held in Tokoroa on the 15th February. Thanks to all of you who made the effort to attend and fully participate. I really enjoyed meeting you and sharing our “care stories” throughout the day.
We have several workshops coming up:
Registrations are still open.
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