Upper North News – May 2018

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

Nga mihi mahana ki a koutou katoa

(Warm greetings to you all)

On 4 April I facilitated the Identity and Belonging workshop in Whangarei. The learning from the workshop emphasised the level of grief and loss felt by the three main parties in the care situation and all participants agreed this process is not easy on anyone. We had a great venue and many thanks to the happy helpers for the tables, dishes and helping with the kai iti (morning tea).

The Regional Coordinator team were in intensive training for three full days in April. I love being with this passionate group of people who have made me a part of their team so quickly.  We said goodbye to our Auckland North Regional Coordinator, Sasha, so I’ll be delivering some workshops in that area until her replacement is trained.

Koro and Mokopuna enjoying a stroll on the Mystery Beach

I’m very excited to be introducing a brand new workshop (The Importance of Play) and three rewritten and upgraded workshops (Building a Secure Base, Understanding and Supporting Behaviour: Connection before Correction, and Child Development) .  They all provide a therapeutic lens for understanding how to support/work with tamariki (children) who have experienced trauma so book in for the workshops and let’s up skill together to provide the best care we can.

Here’s a fun quiz, who can tell me what beach this is?  CLUE: It has sand like powdered sugar and it’s a 3 hour drive from Whangarei.

Tiaki koutou i a koutou/ Take care of yourselves


Good in the Hood

Shop at the Z Stations listed below throughout the month of May and you can help raise vital funds for Fostering Kids NZ.

GOOD IN THE HOOD is all about local Z Stations supporting groups who help people in their local community. Each Z Station has $4,000 to share between four neighbourhood groups. Customers vote for their chosen neighbourhood group and the funds are divided between the groups depending on the percentage of votes they receive.

Every purchase you make – not just petrol – gives you a chance to vote.

  • Z Porowini , Whangarei

Please spread the word to get your family, friends and colleagues to support the fostering community too. Thank you for your support.


Registrations for term two are now open and are filling fast! Please check our Training Calendar and be sure to register for the workshops offered. You can book online here or call Christine 0800 100 849 if you have any queries.


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