Upper South News – August 2017

Upper South RC
Denise Green
03 929 6578 or
027 369 3333

Kia ora koutou

As I write this, the first of the winter snow is falling south of here and roads are closed. We are definitely in the winter months now. Take care and plan alternative arrangements if the weather keeps causing barriers to your travel.  I hope the school holidays passed without too much disruptions. Some of my days were spent keeping warm inside and entertaining the kids!

I am pleased to say that there has been a good response to caregivers from the Upper South wishing to go to conference in Christchurch this September. I am sure they will be bringing back some excellent information and resources to share with those not able to go. If you would also like to join us at Conference, register quick as early bird registrations close on the 18 August (click here).  Conference is a highlight on my calendar.

I am again offering an evening workshop for Child Development in Nelson term three and a Saturday workshop for Legal Issues in Greymouth for those of you that work or can’t make it during the week.  I will be facilitating a morning Tea discussion for Blenheim on Life Stories/Keeping Memories. To register for one of these training go to the  Training calendar.

Check out the upcoming dates for support groups for August and trainings for next term. Join the facebook groups and please give me some feedback as to whether you find the things I post are of interest, or what you would like to see posted.

Nelson & Tasman      Marlborough        Upper South


Stay safe and warm


Association Information

Support Groups


Caregiver morning tea – Wednesday 2nd August 17 at 10am, Tahunanui Community Centre, Muritai Street.

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren – Every Tuesday morning at 10am, Wooden Spoon Café, Richmond, Contact Paula Eggers.

Grandparents Group – Every second Monday at 9:15am, Victory Community Centre.

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Support Group – Friday 25th August 17 at 10-11:30am, Meeting Room, Richmond Town Hall, Contact fasdnelson@nullgmail.com.


Coffee Group – Contact Aimee North – 0273649381.

Marlborough Foster Parents Association

Mid Winter Christmas Dinner on Saturday 5th August 2017.  See attached flyer for details.  RSVPs to Aimee North on 027 364 9381.


  • What do you know about Maltreatment in New Zealand?
  • What are the effects of family violence on children in care?
  • Would you like to learn ways to break the cycle and help support and heal the child or young person that has experienced trauma?

To find out about these and more come along to a training near you. Here is the Link to our training calendar.

Te Rito Training

There was an outstanding response to our recent advertisement of the Te Rito Bicultural Competency E-Learning Modules. If you registered for this, by now you should have received your access to begin this training. If you haven’t received anything, please contact Christine at caregivertraining@nullfosteringkids.org.nz

We are aware a few people have been experiencing problems with their access or it not saying they have completed the modules. The training organisation, is looking into this and hopes to have it rectified soon. If you continue to experience issues, please contact us so we can pass on your details.

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