North West News – June 2017

Kia ora koutou How’s your month been? Full of ups and downs? Maybe it’s been really challenging? We know as adults that challenges are an ongoing part of our lives.  Sometimes no matter how much effort we put into something or how true our intentions are, sometimes things just don’t work out the way we hope, or seem fair, or, …

North West News – May 2017

Kia ora koutou katoa It’s amazing how many times I’ve used the phrase ‘time poor’ this term. Busyness seems to be epidemic! In other words, we have heaps of stuff to do and we don’t have enough time to do it! Sometimes we just don’t know how to say no and sometimes we don’t have the mindfulness or space to …

North West News – April 2017

Kia ora koutou katoa, Foster Care Awareness Week celebrations were brilliant! The Brooklands Zoo event was a lovely afternoon, well attended by Taranaki caregivers including some who travelled up from South Taranaki. The weather was kind and the abundance of food included some pretty fantastic home baking from the CYF caregiver social work team! The children were delighted to see …

North West News – March 2017

Message from Teena 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 6th – 11th March to help raise awareness of the great and important role …

Congratulations to Dennis and Lauren Rei

2017 Excellence in Foster Care Award recipients.   Dennis and Lauren Rei have been family home caregivers in New Plymouth since 2014. Tireless advocates for the children and young people in their care – Dennis and Lauren always go the extra mile, sometimes quite literally, driving hundreds of kilometres to help the children and young people who are transitioning. Dennis …

North West News – Feb 2017

Message from Teena Kia ora koe, Happy New Year to you all.  It’s been a month into the year already! With school starting, this time is all about school supplies, uniforms and managing a mix of emotions in your household as children go through a range of thoughts and feelings about heading back to school (and maybe adults too!). At …