East Coast News – September 2017

Kia ora Koutou Trust you are well in these turbulent and exciting political times! No doubt there are lots of events and news in your local areas trying to influence your vote. Association Information Tairawhiti (Gisborne) Association A Morning Tea was held on 16 August.  We all enjoyed the thought provoking video of The Healing Brain.  It helped us understand …

East Coast News – August 2017

Kia ora koutou I trust the school holidays were enjoyed by all and that by now you are all back into usual routines. There was quite a cold snap in the area with snow on the Napier/Taupo Road.  Hoping its all clear and open when I come through in early September! Luckily the Waioeka Gorge doesn’t close that often.  Touch …

East Coast News – July 2017

Kia ora koutou Ko Mauao taku maunga, ko Tuapiro te awa, ko Tauranga Moana taku moana. He Tauiwi ahau, no The Netherlands ahau engari ko Ngaiterangi me Ngati Maniapoto nga iwi o taku tane me tamariki. Ko Gonny Ormsby taku ingoa, he kaiako/kaiawhina ahau. He kaimahi ahau no Fostering Kids New Zealand   Greetings members My name is Gonny Ormsby …

East Coast News – June 2017

Kia ora everyone By now some of you may have heard that Cath Jeffares has moved on to support her husband’s new role.  I know she was sad to leave her role, but with her husband’s travel and two boys still at home, Cath felt she wanted to be there for him and her family.  We wish Cath all the …

East Coast – May 2017

Kia ora everyone I sincerely hope you and yours all made it safely through the recent cyclones. It is a reminder that we need to have our emergency kits updated and in order. If you had to evacuate in a hurry what would that look like and what would you take? The recent cyclones that have blasted various parts of …

East Coast – April 2017

Tēnā koutou It was great to celebrate Foster Care Awareness Week last month.  Congratulations to Tip and Bill Houia who were awarded an Excellence in Foster Care Award.  This couple used to run a Family Home in the Hawkes Bay and are now running the Palmerston North one.  Thank you both for your many years of service to the many …

East Coast – March 2017

Message from Cath 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 5h – 11th March to help raise awareness of the great and important role …