Central North News – November 2017

Wow, its November already, the year has flown by very fast.  It is great to have longer days and slightly warmer weather. The feedback we had about our recent national conference at the end of September in Christchurch was very positive.  One of the learning goals was about building an understanding of seeing the child in our care beyond what …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Central North News – August 2017

Kia ora koutou Back to school!  I trust the holidays went well for you all. Are you a member of our Central North Facebook closed page for caregiver members?  Here is the link.  You will find interesting articles and it is a place to connect for specific support. The posts are about notices of meetings, events relevant to caregivers, articles …

Central North News – July 2017

Kia ora koutou Kia kaha to the grandparents who met with Scott Simpson recently.  I look forward to hearing how it went.  I enjoyed meeting up with fellow grandmothers at the Grandparents Raising Grandchildren, (GRG) meeting on 9 June and hearing your stories – the challenges and the triumphs. GRG Meetings are on the first Tuesday of each month 10 …

Central North News – June 2017

Kia ora koutou Seasons are definitely changing as winter is well on its way and as we head to the middle of the year and feel the chillier months.  Things are changing for me too.  I’m going to have the privilege of working full time for Fostering Kids New Zealand very soon as I will be extending the regional areas …

Central North News – May 2017

Kia ora koutou Greetings seem to begin with the weather lately!  I hope the cyclone didn’t affect anyone too badly – only one tree down at my place.  However, on the bright side, The Central North is looking very lush and green. Nga Mihi Gonny Ormsby Central North Regional Coordinator Cell: 027 501 0393 Email: centralnorth@nullfosteringkids.org.nz Association News Bay of Plenty …

Central North News – April 2017

Kia ora koutou What a weather bomb we were hit with early in March!  However, while it was causing havoc up here, Wellington turned on a perfect day to end the Foster Care Awareness Week with the Excellence in Foster Care Awards on Friday 10th.  It was a privilege and an honour to be present at Government House to proudly …

Central North News – March 2017

Message from Gonny Kia ora koutou It’s a busy month ahead with Foster Care Awareness Week starting from Sunday 5 March on Children’s’ Day.  No doubt there will be lots of local events planned for your family to attend on Children’s’ Day.  The role you do as a Foster/Whanau/Kin carer is so important. We appreciate you. There is “The Big Splash” …

Central North News – Feb 2017

Message from Gonny Kia ora, I trust you all had a wonderful Christmas & New Year break and are looking forward to the year to come. The end of year events were lovely and lively occasions to attend.  I managed to be at the Tauranga Association Christmas Party, AGM, Ten Pin Bowling and Pool Parties in Rotorua and Whakatane.  Congratulations …