Upper North News – August 2017

Upper North RC
Judi Oliver
09 955 1105 or
027 566 0294

Kia ora all

It is with very mixed feelings that I let you know that I am leaving the position of Regional Coordinator for Fostering Kids NZ to take up more hours working for Jigsaw North in Whangarei as a Child & Family Therapist.

I will still be running some training sessions for Fostering Kids NZ, so I hope to catch up with you there. It has been a wonderful honour for me, to have worked with you, over the four years that I’ve been with Fostering Kids NZ and thank you for all you have taught me. I will treasure it forever. You will be in my thoughts and I am still with you, just from a different role.

  • What do you know about Maltreatment in New Zealand?
  • What are the effects of family violence on children in care?
  • Would you like to learn ways to break the cycle and help support and heal the child or young person that has experienced trauma?

To find out about these and more come along to a training near you. Here is the Link to our training calendar.

Association Information

Frank & Margaret; “It was great to see you all at the last association meeting here in Kaitaia. We are looking forward to getting your feedback about what kind of meetings you would like to hold here”.

Sheryl and Molly are working hard behind the scenes to run your association in Whangarei and we all would like your feedback on what kind of meetings you would like to have in Whangarei. What are you interested in doing together? Let us know, we are keen to represent you more fully.


We are running a training on Saturday 26th of August 2017, this term in KAIKOHE, called. “Understanding and Managing Behaviour”. We have put it on a Saturday so we can offer workshops for those that can’t came during the week or if you are working. If you wish to attend or to find out what other workshops we are offering, please register on this link to attend or email Christine (caregivertraining@nullfosteringkids.org.nz) at Fostering Kids NZ National Office. See you there.

Te Rito Training

There was an outstanding response to our recent advertisement of the Te Rito Bicultural Competency E-Learning Modules. If you registered for this, by now you should have received your access to begin this training. If you haven’t received anything, please contact Christine at caregivertraining@nullfosteringkids.org.nz

We are aware a few people have been experiencing problems with their access or it not saying they have completed the modules. The training organisation, is looking into this and hopes to have it rectified soon. If you continue to experience issues, please contact us so we can pass on your details.

Me te aroha nui ki a koutou katoa




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