East Coast News – March 2019

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

Kia Ora koutou/Greetings everyone!

We are now well into the school year and back to being a taxi service for our tamariki (children).  Busy, Busy!  As well as putting all their events and commitments into our diaries, remember to make time for some Self-Care for you too!  It will be as beneficial to them as it is to you.

P.S  I am here for support, advocacy and a listening ear.

Email Gonny Ormsby centralnorthsupport@nullfosteringkids.org.nz or phone me 027 501 0393

As we start the journey towards Autumn, try and enjoy the outdoors as much as possible with your children before daylight savings comes our way again.  Thank you for the work you do 24/7 for our tamariki and mokopuna (grand children).

March Celebrations

The start of March is a very important time in the care sector in NZ.  From Sunday 3 March, we kick off Foster Care Awareness week with Children’s Day.  A day to celebrate the importance of tamariki/children in our lives.

Following on is Foster Care Awareness Week.  This is a week to highlight the wonderful role you all play in our communities and society too!  This important week is a time of acknowledging and appreciating the challenging and rewarding role you and your whanau/family undertake.


Studylink & Extraordinary Care Fund Important information to read on our website.

Support Groups

Tairawhiti: Your contacts for support and get togethers: Sarndy Matthews email:  brook.kjacobs@nullgmail.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:Email Cherie Hames cherie.mark@nullxtra.co.nz for support or details on get togethers/meetings. Thanks also, Cherie for your support.

New Support Groups: Would you like to belong to a group near you?  Do you have a special interest area and would like to meet up with like-minded caregivers?    Fostering Kids NZ would like to help support you to do so.  You can receive $3 per head for up to 8 meetings a year.  Contact Gonny 027 5010 393 for more info.

What Else is out There:


06 867 5614 or check out their website for information on their services.

Tricia Corin,Grandparents Raising Grandchildren.  Tricia is a passionate campaigner for this growing group of caregivers.  To contact Tricia go to their  GRG website or 0800GRANDS, 0800 472 637


If you’ve been to one of the for new workshops, we’ve had lots of great feedback about the 2-hour follow up sessions to these.  The Follow Up’s are a chance to talk about what you learnt, what you tried in your home and family and to share the journey. 

Please check our Training Calendar and be sure to register for the workshops & 2-hour Follow Up’s and discussion sessions offered Caregivertraining@nullfosteringkids.org.nz  ph 0800 100 849. I Look forward to seeing you there.

Fostering Kids East Coast Closed Facebook Page


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