East Coast News – June 2018

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

Kia ora koutou/Greetings everyone!

I trust you are all geared up for winter and will be cosy, warm and dry for the next three months.

“Good in the Hood”

Thanks for filling up during May at Z Gisborne, Z Windsor & Z Karamu Rd and voting to fundraise for Fostering Kids NZ by putting your orange token in the Fostering Kids NZ box. Also a big thanks to those who promoting us at the stations!

Air NZ/Ngati Porou Partnership

Congratulations on this recently announced initiative.  May it bring more productivity to the region as forecast.

Support Groups:

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

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) Association:

Your Key Contacts for support and get togethers:

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

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 Association:

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

ONE DAY HUI – Save the Date

I am in the planning stages for two One Day Hui’s – one in Gisborne on 30 October, and one in Hastings on 1 November.  The general theme will be around supporting a trauma affected child.  So watch this space for more information as we get closer to the time!


Importance of Play – This workshop will be held in Gisborne on Tuesday 19 June.  I’m sure you will enjoy this training about the therapeutic effects of play for children of all ages.

Understanding Maltreatment – This workshop will be in Gisborne on Tuesday 31 July. Learn more about the effects on the child and how to respond.

Registration is required to assist us with numbers, please register online using this link or book with Christine 0800 100 849.   Look forward to meeting you there!

All training start at 9am.  Please arrive 10 minutes early to ensure we are able to start promptly.  This is to ensure the validity of the programme, that you are able to get the most out of the programme and that you do not interrupt the training.   We also request that unless really urgent you stay until the end, 3pm.

 Fostering Kids East Coast Closed Facebook Page


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