Central North News – May 2017

Kia ora koutou

Greetings seem to begin with the weather lately!  I hope the cyclone didn’t affect anyone too badly – only one tree down at my place.  However, on the bright side, The Central North is looking very lush and green.

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Gonny Ormsby
Central North Regional Coordinator
Cell: 027 501 0393

Email: centralnorth@nullfosteringkids.org.nz

Association News

Bay of Plenty Association

Support Group for all types of caregivers on the first Friday of each month, 10am till 12 midday at the Hillier Centre, Gloucester Street, Mount Maunganui. Come and share a cuppa, receive support in the wonderful work you do.

Forever Families is a support group for Permanent Caregivers or those interested in Permanency. They meet monthly according to interest.  Next meeting: Thursday 4 May, 10am – midday at Laura’s.  For more information, please contact Laura  07 5779695 or 0275552872.

Papamoa Give & Get:  I’ve been told this is a great site where no money passes hands just an exchange of goods.

Good In The Hood:  Bay of Plenty Foster Care Association is one of four groups being supported through Good In The Hood at the Z Central Parade, Mount Maunganui. So come along, buy your petrol and other purchases and vote.  That means they’ll get a share of $5,000 – how much depends on how many votes they get.

Tokoroa/Rotorua Association

Event:  A free of charge NETSAFE Presentation (internet safety for children/knowledge for parents & caregivers)

When:  Tuesday 2nd May 2017; 9.30am – 12.00 noon.

Where:  The Rotorua Cricket Pavilion, Smallbone Park, Devon Street, Rotorua

Come along, share a cuppa and some internet safety information. Contact Gonny Ormsby 027 501 0393 or via email centralnorthsupport@nullfosteringkids.org.nz if have any questions. If you would like support contact Sharron Livingstone 07 886 6046 or 0275049887.

Taupo Association

Support/Coffee Group

When:  Friday 12th May 2017; 10.30 am

Where:  The Taste Café, Taupo

Come for coffee and cake.  Bring the kids, get out of the cold.  We will meet at the back table next to the playground. Please contact Belinda Merz ph 07 3772164 0r 0272411775 for further information.

Whakatane Association

Support/Coffee Group

When:  Thursday 11 May 9.30am

Where: Wendy Hickman’s, 96 Valley Road, Kawerau.

Come for coffee.  If bringing a plate – gluten free please (allergies).

L’Oréal products and knitted goods to give away.

Contact Wendy if you would like some support at any time on 0274627356.


Thank you to those who braved the traffic and attended the Maltreatment & Family Violence Training in Rotorua at the end of March. I appreciate the valuable sharing of personal experiences along with the helpful information within the training.  It’s always a pleasure to meet and get to know you wonderful people.

Term Two training is now live, please check out the link for dates/locations and register for any that will be of interest you.  https://fosteringkids.net/schedule/schedule.php


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