East Coast News – April 2019

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

Kia Ora koutou/Greetings everyone!

As I write this, summer is still with us believe it or not!  Here’s hoping we don’t get the cyclones of previous years in April.

Acknowledgement must be paid to those families who suffered great loss on Friday 15 March.  Such ugliness on our beloved shores is very hard to comprehend.  My heart and prayers go out to everyone who was touched by this tragedy.  “Waiho I te toipoto, kaua I te toiroa” Let us keep close together, not far apart.

Children’s Day and Foster Care Awareness Week

There were celebrations for these throughout the country. Caregivers/Foster parents were honored for the work they do with children in care.

Thanks to Barnardos and the other agencies who came together to celebrate Children’s Day on Monday 4 March in Gisborne at the Barnardos office.   I enjoyed meeting caregivers, parents and other professionals there.

Here’s something Barnardos made me aware of that you might be interested in:

Kia kaha, Kia manawanui, Kia tūpato/Be strong, be courageous, be safe!


Dates for Diary

Working With Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder FASD
Presented by Dr Valerie McGinn & Sarah Goldsbury
Friday 5 April 9.00am – 4.00pm
Venue to be confirmed
Register ASAP to tairawhiti.fasd@nullgmail.com

Support Groups

Are part of the group Facebook community group? https://www.facebook.com/groups/Tairawhiticaregivers/   
Contact your liaison people for support and get togethers:
Sarndy Matthews cell:  027 426 600 and Moana Kerr:  021 456 541

Email Cherie Hames cherie.mark@nullxtra.co.nz for support or details on get togethers/meetings.


The Term 2 training schedule will go live shortly, so keep an eye out for an email about this. For now, you can check out the schedule here.

Fostering Kids East Coast Closed Facebook Page


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