Remembering Mary Pullen

This month, we remember the contribution of Mary Pullen to Canterbury’s fostering community. Mary passed away on March 22 and was farewelled at a service on Monday March 27. Mary was an outstanding and inspiring person. Small in stature, large in life and a larger heart – Mary always had time for everyone. Over the years she gave unconditional commitment …

Congratulations to Pauline and Bob Cox

2017 Excellence in Foster Care Awards recipients. Pauline made the trip to Government House to collect the award on behalf of husband Bob, who couldn’t travel because of ill-health. Pauline and Bob have been providing foster care in Canterbury for 18 years. In that time they’ve cared for more than 80 children. Social workers say Pauline and Bob are both …

Canterbury News – March 2017

Message from Stephanie Kia ora everyone This is a very important month for the Foster/Whanau/Kin care sector in New Zealand and I cannot think of a better way to demonstrate the importance of humanity than by looking after our children. This month at Fostering Kids New Zealand we are celebrating the awesome work you all do by looking after the …

Canterbury News – Feb 2017

Message from Stephanie Happy New Year everyone. We hope you managed to have some relaxation and family time over the holidays.  With the start of the school year just underway, routines will be getting back into motion again for the year ahead. Speaking of the start of the school year, there was a post on Facebook about the School and …