Upper South News – May 2018

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

Kia Ora,

Another season has come to a close and we bid farewell to Daylight Savings until later in the year. I hope everyone has checked their smoke alarms and cleaned the filters in heatpumps ready for the cooler months. It was a sharp introduction to Autumn temperatures!

Thank you to all who attended the Fostercare Awareness Week get togethers and I look forward to the Blenheim get together on 7 May! We have also had encouraging numbers attending workshops and I am happy to say that along with the brand new “Importance of Play” workshop, there are also three updated modules that incorporate Therapeutic Parenting with a trauma informed lens. Please register for the upcoming workshops in your area.

Please keep your caregiving skills at their best by attending workshops and give yourself the best opportunity to network with others that are also caregiving, including our whanau caregivers that have limited support networks.

Check the dates for upcoming support and coffee groups and don’t forget to join the Upper South Facebook page along with your regional page.

Kia kaha




Save this Date:

Fostering Kids NZ is holding a 1 day Hui on 26 September in Nelson with a focus on Trauma informed learning for caregivers. This is open to all our caregivers, professionals within the care sector, and others interested. More details to come.

Blenheim Dates:

Caregiver Evening

Monday 7 May 2018, 7.00pm

Springlands Lifestyle Village, Community Centre, 58 Lakings Road (down the long drive), Blenheim

Nelson Dates:

Caregiver Coffee Group

  • Wednesday 2 May 2018, 10.00am
  • Wednesday 6 June 2018, 10.00am

Impact Church (children welcome), Halifax Street, Nelson

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

Every Tuesday (text Paula for next venue)

Contact: Paula Eggers

0210626583/ 035445714

Victory Grandparents Group

Victory Community Centre

Every second Monday

Contact: Victory Community Centre

Fetal Alcohol Support Group (FASD)

Monthly support group

Thursday 31 May 2018, 10.00am

1 Koru Place, Unit 3, Stoke

Contact: Claire Gerrard, 0274490459 or email fasdnelson@nullgmail.com


Caregiver Support Group

Kahurangi Room, Oranga Tamariki, Mackay Street

  • Tuesday 1 May 2018 (First Tuesday of every month) 9.30am
  • Tuesday 4 June 2018, 9.30am

This is open to all Caregivers from all agencies including Grandparents and Whanau carers.


Caregiver Support Group

Reap House, Palmerston Street

  • Friday 11 May 2018, 10.30am
  • Friday 1 June 2018, 10.30am

This is open to all Caregivers from all agencies including Grandparents and Whanau carers.

Contact: Bev Bade, 021520172


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.


Facebook pages:

When joining your local Facebook group, please also join the Fostering Kids Upper South Support group so that you get the regional news as well.

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