Central North News – July 2018

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

Kia ora koutou/Greetings everyone!

School holidays are just around the corner.

Here’s something for the Katikati folk:


Support Groups

Grands Raising Grands, Te Puke will be holding regular get togethers on the first Tuesday of each month.  Those interested please ring Win Macreadie on 028 402 1794. Win is taking over from Ruth as coordinator for a few months.

Tauranga Grandparents Raising Grandchildren meet on the first Friday of each month.  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 in the Tauranga, Rotorua and Taupo regions.

Bay of Plenty (Tauranga) Groups

Movie Fundraiser “The Breaker Upperers”:  Great to hear this was successful and a fun night out for all involved.  Congratulations to the organisers and a big thank you to Katrina Light for all you did to help make this an excellent event.

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 each other in the wonderful work you do.

On Friday 6 July Support Group Meeting a video will be shown of Professor Nicola Atwool (Social Work Lecturer at Otago University) titled “Best Practice In Access”. This addresses a lot of the issues caregivers, children, birth families and social workers experience and what needs to happen to ensure best practice.

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:

For caregivers in the Taupo area contact via Email Belinda belindamerz1@nullicloud.com  or cell: 027 241 1775 for support, information and get togethers.

Whakatane Caregivers:

For caregivers in the Whakatane area contact via email Wendy  desertrose@nullmaxnet.co.nz  or cell: 027 462 7356 for support, information and get togethers.


Working with Adolescents was held in Rotorua on 7 June.  Thanks for the great participation from those who attended on that cold, cold day.  Always a hot topic as we moved through the workings of the adolescent brain, the internal working model, our own responses to teens’ behaviour and how to set boundaries and good examples. We sure are kept on our toes with teens even down to being aware of the expression on our face.

Building Secure Attachments, Tauranga 15 June.  As this course was fully booked it will be offered again in Tauranga on 3 August.  This is one of the new workshops with up to date information.

Please check our Training Calendar and be sure to register for the other workshops offered in term three. You can register here or contact Christine 0800 100 849.   Look forward to meeting you there!


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