East Coast News – October 2018

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

Kia ora koutou/Greetings everyone!

The year is zooming, by especially now that the weather is warmer.

I wish you all a happy school holidays. I hope that you can enjoy lots of outdoor experiences in some of the wonderful nature playgrounds we are blessed with.  Nothing like a dose of nature with an abundance of sensory experiences to calm the brainstem!

The GISBORNE REGIONAL HUI on Tuesday 30 October & the HASTINGS REGIONAL HUI on Thursday 1 November are just around the corner!!!!!

See the flyers below & be sure to register. You can register for the Gisborne Regional Hui here and the Hastings Regional Hui here.
Those who attend will also receive L’Oréal packs from our wonderful sponsor.


Nga mihi/Kind regards


Support Groups


Contact STAND on 06 867 5614. Registrations filling fast for “KIDZACOOL” school holiday programmes for this term & next.

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


Your Support Group liaisons 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.


“Understanding & Supporting Behaviour” workshop on 14 September had a great turnout of awesome whanau caregivers, respite, permanent and transitional caregivers.  There was plenty of lively input to this new workshop which goes into the subject with good depth. Gisborne Caregivers – you rock!!!

He maha whakawhetai/many thanks to the lovely ladies from Turanga Social Services who looked after us so well with setting up and providing us all with lunch.  Nga mihi nui.

In the November Snippets I will report back to you about the Napier & Waipukurau workshops which I am delivering on 26 & 27 September.


Term 4 workshop calendar is now open for registration. Please check our Training Calendar link and be sure to register for the workshops offered or you can contact Christine on 0800 100 849. Look forward to meeting you there!


 Fostering Kids East Coast Closed Facebook Page


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