Otago News – July 2019

Kia ora koutou, I hope you are keeping warm as the winter days and evenings are well upon us now. It has been great meeting many of you at caregiver events in Oamaru, Dunedin and Balclutha this month. A special thank you to Sonia and Gillian for making these happen. Many caregivers can feel isolated as friends, whānau and other parents don’t …

Otago News – June 2019

Kia ora koutou, The weather has seemed to suddenly get colder and the nights longer! I hope you are all keeping warm and enjoying winter comforts. I have really enjoyed meeting caregivers and their families. One thing that has come up, is that I have met a lot of people who are not Fostering Kids NZ members, who thought Fostering Kids …

Otago News – May 2019

Kia Ora Koutou, Did you know that I now have an office in PetriDish – 8 Stafford Street, Dunedin?  I’m based there Monday to Wednesday.  Please feel free to pop in and say hi. I am planning some road trips to North and South Otago in May. I will let you know the dates soon and hopefully we can arrange …

Otago News – April 2019

Kia Ora Koutou, I am excited to start my new role as Regional Coordinator of the new Otago region, and look forward to meeting with you.  I was born in Whangarei and grew up in Cambridge and Tauranga. I came down to Dunedin to study Social Psychology at Otago University.  Since then, I have worked in academia, community development, family …