Upper North News – July 2017

”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. Winter is upon us and I hope you and yours are well and warm. I understand that it …

Upper North News – June 2017

Hi everyone, I hope you are keeping warm and cosy and enjoying the time reading or watching DVDs in our cooler three months.  I am compiling a list of DVD’s and books that are interesting and relevant to foster carers and children/young people in care. If you know of some titles please email me and I will put them on …

Upper North News – May 2017

Hi everyone I hope you had a fabulous Easter break and are not too exhausted now that the children are heading back to school for Term Two. To My Foster Parents with Love I came into your lives a lost and lonely child, Full of anger and resentment, Overwhelmed with fear and confusion. Yet you took me into your home, …

Upper North News – April 2017

Hi everyone, Whew! March has been a busy month but great. We had a great Children’s Day event here in Whangarei to kick off Foster Care Awareness Week. As April begins, it will be interesting to see what changes happen with the new Ministry for Vulnerable Children, Oranga Tamariki mahi this month. If you have questions, please contact myself or …

Upper North News – March 2017

Message from Judi 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 March 10th. Many events around the country will be held during this week 5th – 11th March to help raise awareness of the great and important role …

Upper North News – Feb 2017

Message from Judi Over the break, I had a lovely time with my family, camping and catching up, and it was fantastic to have some time together. I hope you’re all rested and refreshed and ready for the busy year ahead of us. In the Upper North we have had some lovely weather, although we could do with some decent …

Upper North Update Dec 16/Jan 17

Kai ora all, Thank you so much to everyone who attended our Family Fun Days recently at the pools in Kawakawa and Whangarei. We had record attendance numbers at both events and everyone seemed to have a great day out. What a busy year we’ve had, starting with our FASD day and then so many training sessions throughout the year. …