Auckland North News – September 2017

Tēnā koutou Well it is slowly starting to warm up and it is officially SPRING.  Only 17 weeks till Christmas, wow! Our Regional Hui was a huge success with great numbers and fabulous speakers.  We have had great feedback on the event and I hope all that attended got something out of it and also enjoyed all the donated goodies …

Auckland North News – August 2017

Kia ora By now the children and young people will back at school and term three will be under way.  I hope that you all managed to have some lovely ‘together’ time over the holidays.  I have just arrived back from a refreshing and fun holiday.  Sometimes as caregivers we just have to treat ourselves. I am organising an Auckland …

Auckland North News – July 2017

Tēnā koutou I hope everyone is keeping warm and finding fun things to do in this cold and wet season. I love winter for its fireplaces, heaters, soups and fleecy pyjamas.  Foster Hope has again been running amazing pyjama drives, so get in touch with myself if you require some for the children in your care, as I will be …

Auckland North News – June 2017

Tēnā koutou I hope for all those mothers out there that you had a lovely Mother’s Day last month and enjoyed celebrating being a foster mum and all the amazing work you do.  Remember if you need support of any kind please contact me. It is definitely sneaking into the colder months now and a real chill is here, so …

Auckland North News – May 2017

Tēnā koutou Hope you all had a lovely Easter and didn’t consume too much chocolate (but if you did, good on you, you deserve it). In April we started our new North Shore support groups and we hope these will take off over the coming months. We are celebrating Mother’s Day (14th May) and this especially includes you as a …

Auckland North News – April 2017

Tēnā koutou We had an amazing Foster Care Awareness Week last month with our big Children’s Day event held at the HBC Youth Centre.  We had fabulous feedback that everyone had a great time and enjoyed themselves especially those that had a chance in the photo booth.  I am so happy how it ran and again a huge thank you …

Congratulations to Sally Mowbray-Lee and Brian Lee

2017 Excellence in Foster Care Award recipients. Sally Mowbray-Lee says after 26 years of fostering her and Brian were really ‘chuffed’ to be acknowledged. Strong advocates for children in their care, Sally and Brian devote time to each child’s educational, sporting and other interests, as well as helping them stay in touch with those who support and mentor them. Sally …

Congratulations to Sharon and Gary Richardson

2017 Excellence in Foster Care Award recipients. There was no shortage of people ready to come forward and say why Sharon and Gary deserve an award. They’ve been described as “simply phenomenal in every way,” for their outstanding foster care, and all they do to mentor and support foster carers needing respite, Grandparents Raising Grandchildren and as ambassadors for Barnardos. …

Congratulations to Yasser El Shall

2017 Excellence in Foster Care Award recipient. Yasser El Shall, his wife and their children made the decision to start fostering five years ago. “First and foremost, you have to have the support of your family,” he says. Yasser says he got into fostering almost by chance, when a neighbour asked him if he’d be interested. But soon it became …

Auckland North News – March 2017

Message from Sasha Tēnā koutou March is special as it holds Foster Care Awareness week and a chance to celebrate some wonderful caregivers at the Foster Care Excellence Awards in Wellington on the 10th March.  Many events around the country will be held during this week 5th – 11th March to help raise awareness of the great and important role …

Auckland North News – Feb 2017

Message from Sasha Welcome back, I hope you all had a lovely Christmas and holiday break with Whanau and are excited about what 2017 will bring.  I’m hoping we see some sunny weather for beach trips and BBQ’s this summer.  I look forward to supporting all you wonderful caregivers this year and meeting many of you at the support groups …