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TVNZ's Seven Sharp visits a foster home where a former 'CYF kid' is making a huge difference.

An Arrowtown couple with five kids of their own, who have been fostering local kids for 13 years, are flying high in Wellington this weekend, after receiving a prestigious award from Governor General Dame Patsy Reddy.

Ten extraordinary foster carers and caregiving couples were honoured with Excellence in Foster Care Awards at a ceremony hosted by Governor-General, Dame Patsy Reddy on Friday.

Dominion Post article about  the  Oranga Tamarika brand.

A labour of love
9 March 2017

Fox Hill’s Julie Cole talks about fostering a large family.

On The Parenting Place: John Cowan catches up with Nyree – a mum, wife and foster mum who is making the world of difference in so many little lives.

Waiuku couple Mary and David are one of over 3600 caregiver families across the country being recognised during Foster Care Awareness Week (5-11 March).

Loving foster carers fill this void for children and young people every day—it changes lives. On Foster Care Awareness Week, 5-11 March, we honour them for this incredible gift.

When David and Jackie discovered there was a national shortage of foster carers, they couldn't bury their heads in the sand.

Mangere Bridge couple Fiona and Callum McKinlay share their story as part of celebrating Foster Care Awareness Week.

Gráinne Moss talks about Oranga Tamariki, the Ministry for Vulnerable Children.

Negotiations with the Russian Federation regarding the establishment of a bilateral agreement on adoption have been stopped for the present.

Monique Goodhew talks about her experiences in foster care and Voyce Whakarongo Mai - New Zealand’s first independent connection and advocacy service for children and young people in care.

Police are urging friends and family to stand up and take action against family harm, as the number of Christmas incidents surge.

William Wallace Award winners Troy and Nada Simmonds share their story.

Due to the holiday season there will be some changes to the regular scheduled board payments. It’s important for caregivers to note the changes, to help manage money over this busy time.

The outstanding achievements of young people in care were honoured at a moving ceremony in Wellington this week.

All our caregivers who provide loving homes to vulnerable children make an incredible difference in their lives. Every year the Excellence in Foster Care Awards celebrate this inspiring dedication by acknowledging exceptional caregivers who go the extra mile to provide care, support and encouragement to vulnerable children and young people.

This morning Minister Tolley released legislation documents that relate to transition support for young people in care.

Since 2015, students from Massey University's Bachelor of Māori Visual Arts programme have been progressively transforming blank wall areas of the Palmerston North Youth Justice Residence with works that combine Māori art forms street art and pop culture.

Today, on National Social Workers Day, we celebrate the incredible difference social workers make in children’s lives.