North West News – November 2018

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

Kia ora Koutou

As the end of the year rapidly draws near, everybody I speak to is busy. I find I’m having to be mindful of my own well-being and ensure I take moments to switch off from the demands that capture my attention and time. For some of us this is easier than others. The people I notice who do this well tend to do three things. Firstly, they are attuned to their own bodies, emotions and thought life and recognise when things are getting on top of them. Secondly, they have a good sense of self-worth and recognise the importance of self-care. And thirdly, they actively plan ahead moments and opportunities into their schedule to ensure they can grab some rest. I’ve included Brene Browns wonderful quote. I hope you find ways to be kind to yourself over the next month!


NEW PLYMOUTH – SATURDAY 17 NOVEMBER, Todd Energy Aquatic Centre


If you still require tickets please contact: with the location/date, your address details and cell phone number along with the number of tickets that you need.

Mā te wā /See you later


Support Groups

South Taranaki Support Group

For details of the next catch up, contact Teena Bennett on 027 285 6015 or by email

KIN Raising Kin

216 Devon St West, ‘Pukekura Room’ (Pathways meeting room, beside Plunket, limited free parking).
The date for the next meeting is Tuesday 13 November 2018,  9.30am to 11.30pm, please join us for a coffee and chat. Diane’s contact details are: or 0211851097

Urenui Support Group At Janine Vollebregt’s home, 153 Waitoetoe Road, Urenui (last house on the road).

Sunday 4 November @ 10.00am (first Tuesday of every second month)
Caregivers can bring lunch for themselves & 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.



New Plymouth has a Discussion Session on November 20, 7.00pm to 9.30pm on Custody (Day to Day Care) and Guardianship. This will be both informative and interactive with Caregivers invited to share their own experiences of gaining day to day care and guardianship. Supper will be served from 7.00pm to 7.30pm.

Whanganui has both ‘The Importance of Play’ and ‘CASA’ workshops running this term.

There will also be Building Secure Attachments workshop on Saturday 10 November in Hawera, and the 2(hr) discussion session Living or Working with Traumatised Children, in Taumarunui on 27 November.  I look forward to seeing you there.

Please register here or contact Christine on freephone 0800 100 849 for further information.


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