Upper South News – September 2017

Kia ora koutou I think we are getting a sniff of spring with the longer evenings and the odd warm day. Those that suffer from hay fever and allergies won’t be overly impressed with the waves of pollen getting blown about. It was fabulous to see so many Marlborough caregivers and families attend the mid-winter dinner in Blenheim early last …

Upper South News – August 2017

Kia ora koutou As I write this, the first of the winter snow is falling south of here and roads are closed. We are definitely in the winter months now. Take care and plan alternative arrangements if the weather keeps causing barriers to your travel.  I hope the school holidays passed without too much disruptions. Some of my days were …

Upper South News – July 2017

Kia ora Upper South I want to take this opportunity to encourage any caregivers that would like to attend this year’s National Conference in Christchurch to have a look at the website for details. This is a great opportunity for the South Island, as we don’t have it down here very often and the quality of the Key Note speakers …

Upper South News – June 2017

Kia ora everyone As we creep closer to our coldest, wettest months, a friendly reminder to check smoke alarms, gutters for leaves and to clean the filters on your heat pumps for maximum efficiency. Living in our region this winter also means to familiarise yourselves with the current highway changes. The new speed limits on the open roads have changed …

Upper South News – May 2017

Kia ora everyone Now that the school holidays are over and we’re all settling back into the school routines, I hope you manage to take a breather! The recent cyclones that have blasted various parts of the country is a reminder that we need to have our emergency kits updated and in order. If you had to evacuate in a …

Upper South News – April 2017

Kia Ora and welcome to the April Snippets. I would especially like to welcome new members that have joined us over the last few months. I have met some of you already and am very encouraged that a number of you have started your journey by attending workshops or events that the Association has offered this term. By the time …

Upper South News – March 2017

Message from Denise Kia Ora Upper South whanau. Wow – March already! It always seems so busy starting the new year with school, routines, sports and life’s commitments so hopefully now we get to take a breath and look at the term and what it has to offer. March is special as it holds Foster Care Awareness Week and a …

Upper South News – Feb 2017

Message from Denise 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 …