North West News – April 2019

Kia Ora koutou/Greetings everyone!

North West RC
Teena Bennett
06 281 1642 or
027 285 6015

What a neat day we had at Everett Park Holiday Park on Children’s Day. We enjoyed lots of sunshine, connection and a BBQ lunch. The young people enjoyed water slide and archery activities, the little ones were enthusiastic about a variety of old fashioned games like egg and spoon, musical chairs, and balloon races.

Thanks to everybody that supported the event and helped out. The popcorn machine was a winner! A special thanks to Paul and Maria for hosting us.

Acknowledgement must be paid to those families who suffered great loss on Friday 15 March.  Such ugliness on our beloved shores is very hard to comprehend.  My heart and prayers go out to everyone who was touched by this tragedy.  “Waiho I te toipoto, kaua I te toiroa” Let us keep close together, not far apart.

Date for Diary

TAUMARUNUI CAREGIVERS – Please see the Flyer below for the Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Presentation in May. I’ve attended one of these presentations, they are extremely worthwhile and important information for every Caregiver due to the high precedent of children in care being exposed to Alcohol in utero.

Support Groups

Urenui Support Group @Janine Vollebregt, Next meeting: Tuesday 7 May (there after the first Tuesday every 2nd month).
Caregivers can bring lunch for themselves and little ones if you don’t need to rush away. The aim is to connect and support each other. I look forward to meeting new caregivers.
My contact details are: 027 419 2898. LL 06) 752 3096.

KIN RAISING KIN has started again for this year with hopes to increase contact with those caring for children of their family members.
Please feel welcome to contact Diane: or 0211851097.
Next Meetings: 9 and 23r April – 9.30am to 11.30am
216 Devon St West, ‘Pukekura Room’ – (Pathways meeting room, beside Plunket, limited free parking). 


A reminder that Building Secure Attachments in Hawera has been cancelled and will now be replaced with the “Attachment Types” two hour discussion session, 10.30am – 12.30pm, Wednesday 3 April. In the session we discuss how insecure attachments can impact a person right through their development.

We are also running the “Attachment Types” discussion session on the evening of Tuesday 9 April, 7.00pm – 9.00pm in New Plymouth for those who are unable to attend the Hawera session.

The Term 2 training schedule will be live shortly, so keep an eye out for an email about this. You can check out the schedule here.

Fostercare Northwest Support Closed Facebook Page

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