Kia ora koutou / Be well Everyone
Ngā mihi mo te Tau Hou / New Year’s greetings
Whānau Fun Days
Thanks to Mary, Molly, Susan, Joelene, Oti, Huia and Whānau for your generosity! You gave us your precious time a most valuable resource in our day and age. Huge Thanks to Oti and Joelene for gifting the use of your amazing blow up triple slide…I could’ve played on that all day…
Thank you Caregivers for attending these days and making them worthwhile for our mokopuna…these were supported by the generosity of local businesses as Fostering Kids NZ. See you at next year’s events.
Here’s another plug for support groups. All you need to start a support group is a minimum of 3 members in rural areas and 5 members in suburban areas, to come together to create your own networks for what ever reason is important to you (sharing a safe space with people who understand and share your challenges is a great place to start). You can find more about it on our Fostering Kids NZ website here or talk to me. We have one setting up in Whangārei which occurred from an Understanding and Supporting Behaviours workshop and follow up session held in November. It was great how the group formed. More details to come. The Whangārei group will have a focus on Connecting before Correcting.
We are excited to present our regional Hui to be held on 27 March 2019. Titled: The Caregivers of Te Tai Tokerau (Northland), to be held in Whangarei. Please review the flyer attached for details. Registrations are now open. Please go to this link to register. Let me know if you are available to help me on the day and thanks to those of you have already indicated your support. Resources are available to transport registrants from around the North, so do let me know if we can help you with this. Thanks to Whangarei District Council, Z-Station Porowini and Fostering Kids NZ for the money to make this happen. March is a big month for the fostering sector so keep it free to focus on enhancing the mahi (work) we all do for our most vulnerable tamariki in Aotearoa NZ.
I look forward to seeing you at one or more of our scheduled workshops and discussion sessions. Please review our Term 1 schedule here and register online.
I hope you all had fun in the sun with lots of slip slop slap over the holiday break.
Kia tupato ngā whanau (Be Safe Families)
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