Celebrate Children’s Day @ The Pulse Raumanga

Activities on the Day Fun and Games |Bouncy Castle | Water Games |Face painting Sausage Sizzle |Stalls |Prizes | Kuia/Kaumatua Rest Tent ALL FREE Free Bus to and from THE PULSE, Raumanga Valley Road TIKIPUNGA – KAMO TIMETABLE Route: from The Pulse, Raumanga Valley Rd, Otaika Rd, Maunu Rd, Bank St, Kamo Rd, Station Rd, Corks Rd, Paramount Pde, Manapouri St, Corks Rd, Kiripaka Rd, …

Managing the Toll of Caregiver Trauma

January 6, 2019 |Eileen Devine, LCSW A few months ago, a client who is the mother of a child with significant behavioral challenges came to meet with me. We’d been meeting for several months, discussing how the brain works, the ways in which her child’s brain works differently, how those differences are connected to the behaviors her daughter was exhibiting …

Safer Internet Day 2019

Safer Internet Day is celebrated globally in February each year to promote the safe and positive use of digital technology for children and young people. The next Safer Internet Day is Tuesday 5 February 2019 and the theme is Together for a Better Internet. Coordinated in New Zealand by Netsafe, the day is an opportunity for people, schools, industry and organisations to unite …

Studylink

For many young people in care, applying for university can be very exciting. It is a start of a new chapter in their lives where they can upskill, peruse their passion and chase their dreams. They may come to you, as their caregiver, and ask for your help with their studylink application. We wish to remind you and the young …

Extraordinary Care Fund

The Extraordinary Care Fund is available to caregivers who receive the Orphan’s Benefit or Unsupported Child’s Benefit (UCB) and have a child who is: showing promise through high achievement for a particular skill or talent; or experiencing difficulties that are impacting on their development. For example, a child with learning or behavioural difficulties who would benefit from participation in a …

School and Year Start Up Payment 2019

Applications for the School and Year Start-up Payment are open until the 28 February for caregivers who receive the Unsupported Child’s Benefit or Orphan’s Benefit for children in their care. With the school year right around the corner, this can often be a stressful time when it comes to the cost of school fees, uniforms and stationery. This payment is …

Face your Future 2019 – Registrations are Now Open!

Held in Auckland each year Face Your Future is a two day, motivational workshop that explores career pathways, interview skills and offers a session on personal presentation. With a focus on pushing through adversity, Face your Future encourages the young people who attend to move forward in life and not let their past define them. Face Your Future is open …

Lower South News – February 2019

Kia Ora everyone, Happy New Year to you all. I really hope the summer festive season has been relaxing for you, allowing you to recharge your batteries and have some magic moments with friends and family. Fostering Kids NZ is excited to share news about establishing a new Regional Coordinator role. This position will be 20 hours a week and …

Canterbury News – February 2019

Happy New Year / Hari Tau Hou It’s February already! I hope you all managed to get some sort of a break over the Christmas period. I know it can be a bag of mixed blessings, lovely to spend time with our whanau/families, pace of life is slower but filling school holiday days can be rather challenging! These next couple …

Upper South News – February 2019

Happy New Year / Hari Tau Hou It’s February already!  I hope you all managed to get some sort of a break over the Christmas period, I know it can be a bag of mixed blessings, lovely to spend time with our whanau/families, pace of life is slower but filling school holiday days can be rather challenging!  These next couple …

Lower North News – February 2019

Ngā mihi o te tau hou (Happy new year, greetings for the new year) I really enjoyed my very first Kiwi Christmas, it has been a new experience with the sun, surf and picnics over the holiday break, rather than snow, wet and cold. So what has February got in store for everyone? I know that many families will have …

North West News – February 2019

Kia ora Koutou He Mihi Mahana mo te Tau Hou – A warm greeting for the New Year  I hope this first newsletter of 2019 finds you and your families well and you are all enjoying the natural resources our wonderful region provides. My husband and I had the privilege of spending 2 weeks in the South Island over Christmas …

East Coast News – February 2019

Happy New Year / Hari Tau Hou Gonny is still away on leave until Monday 4 February, so I have written snippets on her behalf. It’s February already!  I hope you all managed to get some sort of a break over the Christmas period, I know it can be a bag of mixed blessings, lovely to spend time with our …

Central North News – February 2019

Happy New Year / Hari Tau Hou Gonny is still away on leave until Monday 4 February, so I have written snippets on her behalf. It’s February already!  I hope you all managed to get some sort of a break over the Christmas period, I know it can be a bag of mixed blessings, lovely to spend time with our …

Auckland South/Waikato News – February 2019

Kia ora everyone and welcome to 2019.  Now that Christmas is done and dusted and whanau catch-ups are but a sweet memory, it is time to look forward and focus on the year ahead.  Personally and professionally I have a very full year ahead and I know that your year as a caregiver will certainly be just as full! The …

Auckland News – February 2019

Kia ora, Talofa, Kia orana, Bula vinaka, Talofa ni, Malo e lelei, Fakaalofa lahi atu, Ni hao and Hello. Ngā mihi mahana ki a koutou katoa (Warm greetings to you all) Welcome back. I sincerely hope you all had a chance to enjoy your holidays. We have done some changes to our Auckland boundaries, so for some welcome to my …

Upper North News – February 2019

Kia ora koutou / Be well Everyone  Ngā mihi mo te Tau Hou / New Year’s greetings Whānau Fun Days Thanks to Mary, Molly, Susan, Joelene, Oti, Huia and Whānau for your generosity! You gave us your precious time a most valuable resource in our day and age.  Huge Thanks to Oti and Joelene for gifting the use of your amazing …

Lower South News – December 2018

Kia ora everyone Mere Kirihimete (Merry Christmas) As the year comes to a close over this next month, I would like to take this opportunity to give thanks to you, the amazing, selfless caregivers out there who have such huge hearts for what you do. Christmas time is of course a joyous, precious time for families but for those that …

Canterbury News – December 2018

Kia ora everyone Mere Kirihimete (Merry Christmas) As the year comes to a close over this next month, I would like to take this opportunity to give thanks to you, the amazing, selfless caregivers out there who have such huge hearts for what you do. Christmas time is of course a joyous, precious time for families but for those that …

Upper South News – December 2018

Mere Kirihimete (Merry Christmas) from the Upper South. Here we are yet again at the end of another busy year, organising end of year activities with school holidays fast approaching. We had some great turnouts for our Family Fun days with the movies on the West Coast and the pool event in Nelson and Blenheim. It has been lovely to …