East Coast News – July 2018

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

Kia ora koutou/Greetings everyone!

First up congratulations are due for the number of people in the Gisborne and Hastings regions who voted for Fostering Kids NZ in the annual Z Petrol Station promotion “Good In The Hood”.

Good in the Hood.

As you can see the two lovely ladies on the right, Wendy and Hannah Pluijmers from the Hastings region, accepted the three cheques on behalf of Fostering Kids NZ.  Thank you so much Wendy and Hannah for representing us.  There were three participating Z Stations – two in Hastings and one in Gisborne.

Thanks also to Moana Kerr of Gisborne who went along to promote Fostering Kids NZ at the Gisborne Z Station.

Getting the votes at the Z station.

The proceeds will be used towards funding the One Day Regional Hui in Gisborne on 30 October 2018 and Hastings on 1 November.






Support Groups

Tricia Corin, Benefits Advocate for GRG, has assisted many grandparents receive the entitlements they are due. Tricia is a passionate campaigner for this growing group of caregivers.  Please contact Tricia who comes from Thames through the GRG website or 0800GRANDS, 0800 472 637 (for those outside Auckland).

Tairawhiti (Gisborne) Groups

Your Key Contacts for support and get togethers:

Sarndy Matthews email:  sarndym@nullhotmail.com   or cell:  027 426 600.

Also, Moana Kerr email:  moana_kerr@nullhotmail.com or cell:  021 456 541.

Or on the Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/Tairawhiticaregivers/

Thanks Sarndy and Moana for your help and making yourselves available to Tairawhiti caregivers.

Hawkes Bay Groups

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


ONE DAY HUI for caregivers and professionals

Fostering Kids NZ is in the planning stage for our two One Day Hui – one in Gisborne on 30 October and one in Hastings on 1 November.  The theme will be supporting a trauma affected child.  So watch this space for more information as we get closer to the time!  Save this date in your calendars, caregivers and professionals. Registrations will be open soon. Our fundraising has meant it will be free for caregivers/whanau/kin carers.


Our Term 3 workshops are now open for registrations. Check out our training calendar for the workshops in your area. You can register here or contact Christine 0800 100 849 for assistance.   Look forward to meeting you there!


 Fostering Kids East Coast Closed Facebook Page


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