Lower North News – October 2017

Apprenticeships for the Care-Experienced L’Oréal New Zealand and the New Zealand Hair & Beauty Industry Training Organisation (HITO) are offering ten scholarships for care experienced people within the beauty industry. Each scholarship recipient will complete a Level 4 national qualification in barbering, beauty therapy, or hairdressing through a HITO apprenticeship.  The HITO Sales Training Advisors will support the scholarship recipients …

East Coast News – October 2017

Apprenticeships for the Care-Experienced L’Oréal New Zealand and the New Zealand Hair & Beauty Industry Training Organisation (HITO) are offering ten scholarships for care experienced people within the beauty industry. Each scholarship recipient will complete a Level 4 national qualification in barbering, beauty therapy, or hairdressing through a HITO apprenticeship.  The HITO Sales Training Advisors will support the scholarship recipients …

Upper South News – October 2017

Apprenticeships for the Care-Experienced L’Oréal New Zealand and the New Zealand Hair & Beauty Industry Training Organisation (HITO) are offering ten scholarships for care experienced people within the beauty industry. Each scholarship recipient will complete a Level 4 national qualification in barbering, beauty therapy, or hairdressing through a HITO apprenticeship.  The HITO Sales Training Advisors will support the scholarship recipients …

Central North News – October 2017

Apprenticeships for the Care-Experienced L’Oréal New Zealand and the New Zealand Hair & Beauty Industry Training Organisation (HITO) are offering ten scholarships for care experienced people within the beauty industry. Each scholarship recipient will complete a Level 4 national qualification in barbering, beauty therapy, or hairdressing through a HITO apprenticeship.  The HITO Sales Training Advisors will support the scholarship recipients …

Auckland North News – October 2017

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Workshop Jeff Nobel, Founder and CEO of Noble Initiatives, is presenting a full day FASD workshops in Auckland on 25 November at Jet Park, 63 Westney Rd, Mangere.  Jeff uses an interactive and personal approach and delivers relevant, useful and need-to-know information to help and support caregivers, front line workers and educators of those working with …

Auckland South Waikato News – October 2017

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Workshop Jeff Nobel, Founder and CEO of Noble Initiatives, is presenting a full day FASD workshops in Auckland on Saturday 25 November at Jet Park, 63 Westney Rd, Mangere.  Jeff uses an interactive and personal approach and delivers relevant, useful and need-to-know information to help and support caregivers, front line workers and educators of those working …

Canterbury News – October 2017

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Workshop Jeff Nobel, Founder and CEO of Noble Initiatives, is presenting a full day FASD workshops in Christchurch on Monday 27 November  at the Commodore Hotel, 449 Memorial Ave, Christchurch.  Jeff uses an interactive and personal approach and delivers relevant, useful and need-to-know information to help and support caregivers, front line workers and educators of those …

Caring Families Aotearoa

With much research, discussions, planning and professional advice over the last few years, Fostering Kids NZ launched our subsidiary, Caring Families Aotearoa (CFA) at the Fostering Kids NZ conference last month. CFA is a not for profit company, which will deliver support and training to caregivers based on Levels of Integrated Family Therapy (LIFT), a model that has been developed …

Vodafone Email Accounts

Vodafone has made the decision to close their email service down on 30th November 2017.  If you have one of the below email addresses, please email Jennifer Hanson (reception@nullfosteringkids.org.nz) with your new email address and we will update our records. Vodafone email services that will be closing: clear.net.nz es.co.nz ihug.co.nz paradise.net.nz pcconnect.co.nz quik.co.nz vodafone.co.nz vodafone.net.nz wave.co.nz Vodafone is recommending their …

Lower South News – October 2017

Self-Harm & Suicidal Behaviours Workshop We are pleased to advise the Self-Harm & Suicidal Behaviours workshop has been updated and is being held in Invercargill next term on Wednesday 15 November 2017, from 9.30am -2.30pm. This will also include a two hour follow up session two weeks later on 29 November, where we will discuss the learning and implementation of strategies and …

Upper North News – October 2017

Self-Harm & Suicidal Behaviours We are pleased to advise the Self-Harm & Suicidal Behaviours workshop has been updated and is being held in Whangarei next term on Thursday 16th November 17, from 9.30am -2.30pm. There are limited places available for caregivers to attend, so please register early to ensure you get a place. Registration is essential, as there is an …

Excellence in Foster Care Awards – 2018 Nominations now open

  Do you know a caregiver or caregiver couple who go the extra mile to provide care, support and encouragement to the children that are or have been in their care? Nominations are now open for the 2018 Excellence in Foster Care Awards. Fostering Kids New Zealand has been recognising the extraordinary work that caregivers do by celebrating the Excellence in Foster Care awards annually …

Family Fun Days Coming to a Place Near You

Throughout November and December, 30 fabulous Family Fun Day events are taking place around the country and your family is invited!  It won’t cost you anything.  Entry, drinks, food and entertainment are free – all thanks to the generous sponsorship of small local business owners. Check out the full list of events and dates here Family Fun Days 2017. To …

North West News – October 2017

Self Care needs Self-Care – Regional Hui Join me on 14 November at Park City Church to hear about the ‘Changing Landscape of Care with Oranga Tamariki, learn the importance of ‘looking after self’, hear about ‘the implications of Neuroscience for Foster care’ and learn about what is ‘normal’ and expected sexual behaviour vs concerning behaviours. To register please complete …

Help the work live on

16 – 22 October 2017 is ‘Include a Charity’ week, a chance to consider leaving a gift in your will to a charity, like Fostering Kids NZ. Whoever you are, whatever your situation, you can leave a lasting legacy by including a charity in your will. It’s just as easy as providing for your loved ones, and it can be …

‘Celebrating Foster Care’ – Conference 2017

What an inspirational conference, with lots of new knowledge and contacts, meeting of old and new friends, and exciting pathways for the future. We were fortunate to have some very knowledgeable overseas speakers again this year, including Dr Courtney Rennicke and Dr David Cross.  They were both able to show the connection between trauma and the impact on children’s brain development. …

From The CEO’S Desk: Linda’s October Message to You

Tēnā koutou katoa It is with great sadness that I must advise that our colleague and regional co-ordinator, for Lower North, John Collett died suddenly over a week ago. He was doing something he particularly loved – cycling and exploring our wonderful countryside when he was tragically killed. Our thoughts are with his family here and in England.  All those …

Canterbury News – September 2017

Tēnā koutou katoa I hope you are all enjoying the change in the weather and managing to get some sunshine! I have just got back from the Understanding and Managing Behaviour workshop in Timaru, which was well attended.  I hope everyone got something from the workshop, I know I did and I thank you all for your contributions to the …

Central North News – September 2017

Kia ora koutou Trust you are all well, although I know there’s been lots of winter sicknesses that have affected many of your families. There have been turbulent and exciting political times lately with lots of topical meetings being held such as: “Closing the Gap” held a few weeks ago at The Mount which raised, once again, the housing crisis …

Oranga Tamariki Act 1989

As you may know, the government have amended the Children, Young Persons, and Their Families (Oranga Tamariki) Legislation. The bill covers a wide range of legislative reforms to support the new operating model for the Ministry for Vulnerable Children, Oranga Tamariki. From 1 April it extended the statutory age of care and protection to under 18, instead of under 17. …