East Coast News – July 2017

East Coast RC
Gonny Ormsby
07 281 1137 or
027 501 0393

Kia ora koutou

Ko Mauao taku maunga, ko Tuapiro te awa, ko Tauranga Moana taku moana.

He Tauiwi ahau, no The Netherlands ahau engari ko Ngaiterangi me Ngati Maniapoto nga iwi o taku tane me tamariki.

Ko Gonny Ormsby taku ingoa, he kaiako/kaiawhina ahau.

He kaimahi ahau no Fostering Kids New Zealand


Greetings members

My name is Gonny Ormsby and I have succeeded Cath Jeffares as your Regional Coordinator for Fostering Kids NZ.  I’m familiar with the area in my previous role as Parent of First Teacher.

The area I cover, Central North Island, has been extended to the East Coast (hence my turangawaewae of Tauranga Moana).  I love the coast and its people, so am up for the challenge! My new region will be called “Central East”.

By the time you receive this newsletter I will have visited Gisborne and hopefully Oranga Tamariki and Turanga Social Services; delivered the workshop Attachment & Resilience on 20 June 2017 and met up with several caregivers and the two Key Contacts for this area.

A visit will also have been made to Napier to coincide with the workshop Legal Issues delivered by Denise Green on 28 June 2017. I’m looking forward to meeting some caregivers and agency representatives.

You will hear more about how these visits went in the next newsletter.

Let me know of any upcoming events and how I can be of service to you.

Nga mihi

  • Do you want to find out more about the effect of trauma on the brain, so you can support and understand a child placed in your care?
  • Do you know about the inside/outside age of your child and what this means to their development across the four areas of wellbeing (Te Whare Tapu Wha)
  • How redeveloping trust can assist you as a caregiver?

To find out these and more come along to a training near you. Here is the Link to our training calendar.

Association Information

Tairawhiti (Gisborne) Association

Email Moana Kerr on moana.kerr@nullhotmail.com or Sarndy Matthews sarndym@nullhotmail.com for support or details on get togethers/meetings.

Hawkes Bay Association

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



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