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GRG produces a bi-monthly member newsletter which is available to all members free of charge, either via email or post. 

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Our November 2021 issue features:
  • Kate's Take
    • Working for Families and Best Start
    • UCB and OB increases
    • UN's spotlight on Kinship Care
    • Kinship care in Australia
    • GRG's 20th milestone
  • Tricia Advocating for You
    • Working for Families Tax Credits
    • In Work Tax Credits
    • Best Start Payment
    • School and Year Startup
  • Hannah's Outreach - the Polyvagal Theory
  • Merle's Support Group Update
    • Thank you to Margaret Pearson
    • Welcome to Barbara Green (Upper West Coast) and Janette Miller (Central West Coast)
  • Grand Reflections over 20 years
  • COVID Links and Information
  • Support Group Contact List
  • Helpline numbers to keep handy
Our Christmas Panui 2021 includes helpful information, links and important dates for caregivers who receive the Unsupported Child or Orphan's Benefits.

It also includes the following list of handy helpline numbers if you or a member of your whanau needs urgent help!

111 for emergency services, fire, ambulance or police

0800 933 922 PlunketLine for advice on child health or parenting from a registered Plunket Nurse

0800 611 116 Healthline for health triage and advice from a registered nurse.

COVID-19 Healthline concerns call 0800 358 5453

Text 1737 ‘Need to Talk?’ Get help from a counsellor

0800 543 354 or Text 4357 for Lifeline - 24/7 confidential support from qualified counsellors and trained volunteers

0800 376 633 Youthline, helping families and youth

0508 Carers (0508 227 377) a 24/7 Caregivers Guidance and Advice Line.

0800 WHATS UP (0800 942 8787) - a free counselling helpline for teenagers and children run by Barnardos.

Depression.org.nz – Free text number 4202

Food Bankswww.foodbank.co.nz

 

 
Newsletters

GRG Christmas Panui 2021

GRG Newsletter November 2021

GRG Newsletter September 2021

GRG Newsletter June 2021

GRG Newsletter April 2021

GRG Newsletter February 2021

GRG mini-Newsletter December 2020

GRG Newsletter November 2020

GRG Newsletter September 2020

GRG Newsletter July 2020

GRG Newsletter May 2020

GRG Newsletter February 2020

GRG Newsletter November-December 2019

GRG Newsletter September-October 2019

GRG Newsletter July-August 2019

GRG Newsletter May 2019

GRG Newsletter March-April 2019

GRG Newsletter Jan-Feb 2019

November -December 2018  Posted: 15 December 2018

October Newsletter 2018 Posted: 4 November 2018

August - September Newsletter 2018 Posted: 26 September 2018

July Newsletter 2018 Posted: 27 July 2018

June Newsletter 2018 Posted: 2 July 2018

May Newsletter 2018   Posted:  28 May 2018

April Newsletter 2018    Posted: 26 April 2018

March Newsletter 2018    Posted: 26 March 2018

February Newsletter 2018    Posted: 23 February 2018

December Newsletter 2017   Posted: 15 December 2017

November Newsletter 2017     Posted: 15 November 2017

October Newsletter 2017     Posted: 16 October 2017

September Newsletter 2017     Posted: 10 September 2017

August Newsletter 2017     Posted: 11 August 2017

July Newsletter 2017      Posted: 7 July 2017

June Newsletter 2017      Posted: 14 June 2017

May Newsletter 2017      Posted: 11 May 2017

April Newsletter 2017      Posted: 13 April 2017

March Newsletter 2017      Posted: 13 March 2017

February Newsletter 2017    Posted: 15 February 2017

January Newsletter 2017     Posted: 13 December 2016

November Newsletter 2016     Posted: 16 November 2016

October Newsletter 2016    Posted: 14 October 2016
September Newsletter 2016    Posted: 14 September 2016

August Newsletter 2016    Posted: 12 August 2016

July Newsletter 2016    Posted: 12 July 2016

June Newsletter 2016    Posted: 14 June 2016

May Newsletter 2016    Posted: 13 May 2016

April Newsletter 2016    Posted: 18 April 2016

March Newsletter 2016     Posted: 16 March 2016

February Newsletter 2016    Posted: 18 Feb 2016

January Newsletter 2016     Posted: 15 Jan 2016

December Newsletter 2015    Posted: 24 November 2015

November Newsletter 2015    Posted: 19 October 2015
 
October Newsletter 2015     Posted: 22 September 2015
 
September Newsletter 2015    Posted: 20 August 2015​

August Newsletter 2015    Posted:  15 July 2015

July Newsletter 2015      Posted: Friday 19 June 2015

June Newsletter 2015     Posted: Tuesday 19 May 2015

May Newsletter 2015      Posted: Thursday 16 April 2015

April Newsletter 2015       Posted: Wednesday 25 March 2015

March Newsletter 2015          Posted: Thursday 19 February 2015

February Newsletter 2015      Posted: Friday 23 January 2015

December Newsletter 2014           Posted: Monday 24 November 2014
 
Special information: Extraordinary Care Fund Posted: Sunday 16 November 2014
 
November Newsletter 2014 Posted: Tuesday 21 October 2014

October newsletter 2014    Posted: Monday 22 September 2014

September Newsletter 2014     Posted: Thursday 21 August 2014
 
August Newsletter 2014      Posted: Sunday 20 July 2014
 
July 2014 Newsletter     Posted: Tuesday 24 June 2014
 
June 2014 Newsletter      Posted: Tuesday 20 May 2014
 
May 2014 newsletter 2014      Posted: Tuesday 22 April 2014
 
April Newsletter 2014     Posted: Tuesday 25 March 2014
 
March Newsletter 2014     Posted: Sunday 23 February 2014
 
February Newsletter 2014     Posted: Friday 24 January 2014
 
January Newsletter 2014    Posted: Friday 13 December 2013
 
December newsletter 2013     Posted: Sunday 24 November 2013
 
November Newsletter 2013     Posted: Monday 28 October 2013
 
October Newsletter 2013     Posted: Saturday 28 September 2013
 
September Newsletter 2013     Posted: Tuesday 27 August 2013
 
August Newsletter 2013     Posted: Tuesday 23 July 2013
 
 
 
 

About us 

 
Grandparents Raising GrandchildrenTM Trust NZ (GRG) is a registered Charitable Trust operating throughout New Zealand providing support services to grandparents who are raising their grandchildren on a full-time basis. Our vision is for a community where grandparents raising grandchildren are empowered to provide a safe, secure and nurturing home for their grandchildren.

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Te tautoko i nga tupuna, mokopuna me te whanau.
Te awhina ia ratou ki te whakatutuki i nga putanga
pai i roto i to raatau oranga.
Supporting grandparents, grandchildren and whanau
to achieve positive outcomes in their lives.  

 

 

Contact us

Member Support 
Outside Auckland Freephone
0800 472 637      
0800 GRANDS


Auckland Landline or Mobile Phone Callers
(09) 418 3753 
 
 

 
National Support Office
9:00am - 2:00pm
09 418 3753

PO Box 34-892
Birkenhead,
Auckland 0746
New Zealand

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