Lower South News – September 2017

Kia ora everybody We so often hear about social media in relation to our children and young people’s safety and mental health, and I received this information just this week from John Parson. He has now written a book, has a brochure about it and also a short clip…please see below for the details and links. I think it would …

Lower South News – August 2017

Kia ora everyone Love is a constant process of tuning in, connecting, missing and misreading cues, disconnecting, repairing and finding deeper connection. It is a dance of meeting and parting and finding each other again minute to minute and day to day. Dr Sue Johnson Our kids need to know that our love is unconditional, that there is always a …

Lower South News – July 2017

Kia ora everyone I cannot believe it is already July.  I hope you are keeping warm and dry, and if you are a farmer, planning a good break to recharge the batteries, spend some down time together, before the calves and lambs arrive to start the rural cycle again. There was a post on our support Facebook page about anxieties, …

Lower South News – June 2017

Kia ora everyone, The Lower South had a very successful symposium on Calming Chaos earlier this month. I would like to say a huge thanks to all who supported and helped out on the day. To Judy Larkin, Nicola Atwool, Kay McKenzie and Andrea Greer-special thanks for giving so generously of your time and knowledge. The caregivers who attended were …

Lower South News – May 2017

Kia Ora All 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? Here is a link to use as a prompt: http://www.redcross.org/get-help/prepare-for-emergencies/be-red-cross-ready/get-a-kit. …

Lower South News – April 2017

Congratulations to Sally & Reece McChlery and Ann & Ron Giles who were awarded an Excellence in Foster Care Award earlier last month.  Thank you to both couples for your many years of service to the many children you have both cared for. It was great to hear about the events around the region celebrating ‘Children’s Day’ earlier this month.  …

Congratulations to Ann and Ron Giles

2017 Excellence in Foster Care Award recipients. Invercargill couple Ann and Ron Giles have been caring for children and young people for around 45 years. Friends and colleagues in the caregiving world say they have an uncanny ability to connect with those they care for. With a combination of unconditional love and clear boundaries, then have succeeded in breaking the …

Congratulations to Sally and Reece McChlery

2017 Excellence in Foster Care Award recipients Sally and Reece have welcomed children of all ages into their family and busy household for 13 years. Well known and respected in the Queenstown Lakes community, their story was recently featured here. Always there when needed – they’ve often responded at very short notice to take children in, no matter what their …

Lower South News – March 2017

Message from Barbara Kia Ora every one I cannot think of a better way to help humanity than by looking after our children. This month at Fostering Kids NZ we are celebrating the awesome work you all do by looking after the children you have in your home. By nurturing, loving and healing you are giving them a better chance …

Lower South News – Feb 2017

Message from Barbara 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 …