Central North News – August 2018

Central North RC
Gonny Ormsby
07 281 1137 or
027 501 0393

Kia ora koutou/Greetings everyone!

First up, you will have received a mailout from our National Office about the changes to Support Groups/Association, changes that we hope will see more caregivers engaging and networking with each other. Please take the time to consider the invitations and the opportunities presented. Feel free to contact me or Fostering Kids NZ National Office for more information or have a look at our website – click here.

TRIPLE T – Teamwork Towards Healing Trauma Affected Children Using a Therapeutic Approach.

I am excited to be in the final stages of planning for a hui in Gisborne on 30 October and one in Hastings on 1 November.   These hui are open to all caregivers and professionals and registration is free for Fostering Kids NZ, caregiver members.  Registration will open later in the month.

Support Groups

Grans Raising Grandies, Te Puke will be holding regular get togethers on the first Monday of each month at 10.30 am.

Those interested please ring Win Macreadie on 02 8402 1794.

Tauranga Grandparents Raising Grandchildren: Contact Karen 07 579 3571 or email jewelzs@nullhotmail.com for more information.

Papa Kainga Foster Care Support: In home monthly visits by ECE trained educators for under school age children. Contact Kathryn Hawkes papakainga@nullikindergartens.nz 0800 250 052 ext 3 to learn more about this wonderful service which is available for caregivers with children in care in the Tauranga, Rotorua and Taupo regions.

Bay of Plenty (Tauranga):

Support Group for all types of caregivers on the first Friday of each month 10.00am till 12.00pm at the Hillier Centre, 31 Gloucester Rd, Mt Maunganui. Come and share a cuppa, receive support and awhi (embrace/surround) each other in the wonderful work you do.

Email Elissa for more info elissa_langton@nullhotmail.com or mob 021 462 030

Forever Families is a support group for Permanent Caregivers or those interested in Permanency. They meet monthly according to interest. Email Laura usakiwi@nullme.co.nz

Tokoroa Caregivers:

For caregivers in the Tokoroa region wishing to get together for support and a cuppa please contact Jill Lagas by email: jill.lagas@nullgmail.com or cell: 0274 816 182

Taupo Caregivers:

Email Belinda belindamerz1@nullicloud.com cell: 027 241 1775 for support, information and get togethers.

Whakatane Caregivers:

Email Wendy desertrose@nullmaxnet.co.nz cell: 027 462 7356 for support, information and get togethers.


Reminder: For those that missed the one in June, the new workshop Building Secure Attachments will be held in Tauranga at The Hillier Centre on 3 August.

The “Identity & Belonging” workshop will be held in Rotorua Friday 24 August. This time to be held in the Kiwi Room, Oranga Tamariki (CYF).

We are also running a workshop in Whakatane for the first time in a few years. I’d love to see you there. The workshop is the newly written Understanding and Supporting Behaviour and will be held on 14 September at Oranga Tamariki (CYF).

Please check our Training Calendar here and be sure to register for the workshops offered. Or for assistance contact Christine 0800 100 849.    I look forward to meeting you there!


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