Auckland News – September 2019

Kia ora koutou katoa/ Greetings to you all, I cannot believe it is September already! The year has flown by. Take a moment to check out this image from Beacon House, “What If…” Raising Tamariki and Mokopuna (children and grandchildren) not born to us can certainly bring up some behavioural issues both in us and the children. I think the image …

Otago News – September 2019

Kia ora koutou/Greetings everyone. I’m hoping you’ve been able to fight off the cold and viruses this winter. We certainly are starting to see the Spring changes around us and it has been nice getting home while it is still light! Happy Fathers Day September is the month we pay homage to our dads. Happy Father’s Day to all the dads …

Auckland News – August 2019

Kia ora koutou katoa/ Greetings to you all, Well we really have hit the depths of winter! I hope everybody is taking special care to treat themselves kindly and find something that brings joy during these short, rainy, cold days! I certainly found some joy in the Matariki activities that I attended with the whanau over July. How fortunate are …

Auckland News – July 2019

Warm greetings to you all, and happy Matariki wishes. Well here we are at the beginning of July which means I have now been in the role for 12 months !!  I cannot believe how quickly the time has flown by. I am still feeling relatively new and fresh in the role. I have loved meeting those of you who …

Auckland News – June 2019

Kia ora, Kia orana, Bula vinaka, Ngā mihi mahana ki a koutou katoa (Warm greetings to you all) I have the pleasure of facilitating a variety of workshops and discussion sessions in my region. One of the many bonuses is meeting new caregivers each time and also seeing familiar faces, as you make your way through the National Caregiver training …

Auckland News – May 2019

Ngā mihi mahana ki a koutou katoa (Warm greetings to you all) April has sped past at an incredibly quick rate. I had 10 days of annual leave which added to the pace. By now the holidays are over. Well done, you survived it!  Planning holiday programmes or days to fill while our lovely ones are at home is a …

Auckland News – April 2019

Ngā mihi mahana ki a koutou katoa (Warm greetings to you all) March was clouded by such a tragedy that it takes precedence over any news. Our hearts go out to the families and friends of the people who lost their lives in the devastating attack in Christchurch. No person should ever have to fear attending a sacred place of …

Auckland News – March 2019

Ngā mihi mahana ki a koutou katoa (Warm greetings to you all) Well I can’t believe how quickly time passes and we are at the beginning of March already. I hope the tamariki (children) in your care are settling back into the school routine and the gentle weekly structure is providing some welcome parameters. On the other hand, I understand …

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 …

Auckland News – December 2018

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) This month has been another great and busy month supporting caregivers and offering trainings. Term 4 included trainings on Maltreatment and Family Violence, Teamwork, Carer Families, Child Development and two …

Auckland News – November 2018

Ngā mihi mahana ki a koutou katoa (Warm greetings to you all) This term has certainly filled the diary, as I know it has with all of you.  I thought I would let you know that we are looking to move offices for Fostering Kids NZ here in Auckland North.  In the meantime, I am still working out of Albany …

Auckland News – October 2018

Ngā mihi mahana ki a koutou katoa (Warm greetings to you all) I do hope you all enjoyed Te Wiki O te Maori in September (Maori Language Week.) I really enjoyed hearing te reo more frequently on our airwaves and in meetings. I am keen to extend my knowledge of tikanga (custom) and te reo so I embrace any opportunity …

Auckland News – September 2018

Ngā mihi mahana ki a koutou katoa (Warm greetings to you all) Well I am now into my second month in this role and it all still feels so new and fresh. I have loved meeting some of you through various connections and trainings. Please feel free to contact me on Facebook, email, text or ring our 0800 number, what …

Auckland News – August 2018

Ngā mihi mahana ki a koutou katoa (Warm greetings to you all) I have had a whirlwind first month in this new role of Regional Coordinator for the Auckland area. I want to connect with you, your communities / neighbourhoods over time and ask that you feel free to get in touch with me. Fortunately the other Regional Coordinators around Aotearoa …

Auckland News – July 2018

Kia ora everyone I’m reminded of the old chant…”rain, rain, go away, come again another day”.  Boy, we’ve had our winter share of liquid falling from the sky already and we’ve got another couple of months to go! New beginnings: I’d like to welcome Anna Gundesen.  Anna is our new Regional Coordinator for Auckland.   Welcome Anna – here’s message about …

Auckland News – June 2018

Kia ora all Just to keep you in the loop, we are in the process of recruiting for the Auckland Regional Coordinator position for the region.  We are aiming for a mid June start date.  I’ll update you more next month.  Many, many thanks to the wonderful key contacts who have stepped up and been supporting caregivers while we have …

Auckland North News – May 2018

Kia ora koutou While we are finding a replacement for the Auckland North Regional Coordinator position, I’m (Stephanie) writing the Snippets. If there’s anything I’ve missed about what’s happening in the area, let me know via email (support@nullfosteringkids.org.nz). By now the holidays are over,  well done you if you survived it!  Planning holiday programmes or days to fill while our …

Auckland North News – April 2018

Tena koe to all. Firstly, I want to thank all the caregivers that made it to our Celebration Dinner during Foster Care Awareness week. I have included some photos of the night, where everyone’s feedback showed that they had lots of fun and really enjoyed themselves.  Huge thanks to all that donated prizes on the night….Z Energy, Snow Planet, Bunnings, …

Auckland North News – March 2018

Tena koe, February was a crazy weather month from beautiful sunny hot days to torrential rain, storms and flooding, hopefully March has a better outlook for us all. I am really looking forward to seeing many of you at our Caregiver Celebration Dinner on Saturday 3 March 2018. It will be an amazing event to honour you all.  We have great …

Auckland North News – February 2018

Tena koe and Happy New Year I hope your holiday season was filled with love, laughter and whanau.  I had a lovely break with my kids and I also managed a road trip. It was great to see such a big turnout at the Kiwi Valley event hosted by Foster Hope Auckland for children in care.  Their support for carers …