Upper North News – March 2019

Upper North RC
Leanne Brownie
09 282 9483 or
027 566 0294

Kia ora koutou / Be well Everyone

Children’s Day and Regional Hui in March

You may have noticed that the training calendar is a bit empty….that’s because I’m putting all my energy into helping organise some amazing events, one for the community in Whangārei (Children’s Day at the Pulse) and the other is our regional Hui on March 27 at Barge Park, WhangāreiMaking Connections: Helping Kids Heal’. 

The Hui is for the whole region so please let me know early if you need help with travel expenses.  The speakers are Dr Nicola Atwool, Oranga Tamariki Care Services Team, Northland and Anneke Muijlwijk – Counsellor, Therapist, Artist.  This event is for you, Fostering Kids NZ membership, registration is free but others can attend and they will be charge a small fee.


Support Groups

I’m keen to support small groups, rural (3 members minimum) and suburban (5 members minimum), 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).  We at Fostering Kids NZ have a facility on this website here, that explains each step in the start up process so please take a look.

Fostercare Awareness Week

On Thursday 7 March from 6pm we are having a BBQ and Pizza night at Kaikohe Memorial Park, behind the Oranga Tamariki office. There will be sports equipment for tamariki. It would be great to see you there for a catch up.

I will be organising some Caregiver gatherings after Easter break (I’ve had a request for a barbeque in Whangārei, picnics in Kaikohe and Kaitaia). If you’re interested please let me know and we can make a date to appreciate the work you all do for our Tamariki/Mokopuna.

Don’t Forget to Play

Tiaki koe i a koe/Take care of yourself

Kia kaha, Kia manawanui, Kia tūpato/Be strong, be courageous, be safe!

Hei konā mai /Goodbye for now

Mauri ora/Prosperity!


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