East Coast News – November 2018

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

Kia ora koutou/Greetings everyone!

By the time this reaches you the Gisborne and Hastings Regional Hui will have been and gone.  I will be able to give you a summary of how they went in the December Snippets and to thank those who put in so many hours of help to get them happening.

Spring is truly here, the weather today is glorious and makes me think of Christmas holidays just around the corner which is why STAND is next on the list for registrations into their school holiday programme.

S T A N D SERVICES FOR CHILDREN, 49 Cochran St, Gisborne

Contact STAND on 06 867 5614 or check out their website for information on their services and school holiday programme.

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 through the GRG website or 0800GRANDS, 0800 472 637 (for those outside Auckland).


Nominations for this award close on Monday 19 November 2018.
See our website for more information on how to honour our wonderful caregivers with a nomination that may be accepted and how the successful nominees are rewarded.


If you wish to have tickets allocated for you please email; supportadministrator@nullfosteringkids.org.nz with your address details, cell phone, and which event you wish to attend, then tickets will be set aside for you at the gate for collection.

Saturday 18 November 10.00am – 2.00pm at the Gisborne Olympic Pool, 45 Centennial Marine Drive, Gisborne.

Sunday 1 December 11.00am – 3.00pm at the Napier Aquatic Centre, Maadi Rd, Onekawa, Napier.

Support Groups


Your Liaison 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.


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

Also a big thank you to Wendy Pluijmers for storing boxes and boxes of L’Oreal gift bags in her home for the Regional Hui. I hope you are all enjoying them.


If you are interested in joining this support group, please contact our National Office on 0800 693 323.


Thanks to those that attended the new Building Secure Attachments training in Napier 26 September where we were filmed.  Kia ora for your feedback about this new workshop. There will be a 2 hour Follow Up session to this on Saturday 1 December (a new addition to the 3 new core workshops).

Also thanks to those who attended Working with Adolescents the next day in Waipukurau.  Some of you attended both – Ka Pai!


Understanding & Supporting Behaviour in Napier Friday 30 November 9.00am – 3.00pm

Follow Up Session – Building Secure Attachments in Napier Saturday 1 December 9.30am-11.30am

Follow Up Session – Understanding & Supporting Behaviour in Gisborne Wednesday 28 November 1.00pm – 3.00pm

FASD (Fetal Alcohol) Discussion Session in Gisborne Thursday 29 November 10.00am – 12.00pm

Please check our Training Calendar for all the details and to register here or contact Christine on 0800 100 849.   Look forward to meeting you there!


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