Information for every step of your caring journey!

Information for every step of your caring journey!


Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Live With Hope!

By Joy Turner When our youngest daughter Jo fell asleep in class at high school, we had no idea it was the beginning of a difficult journey of more than…


Carer Story: Coming Home

By Charmeyne Te Nana-Williams I clearly remember the night in October 2002 when Peter collapsed from a subdural haematoma. He had rung earlier that evening to tell me he had…


A Father’s Story: Living With Eliot

Living with Eliot is a column in Carers NZ’s Family Care magazine, written by Eliot’s Dad, author and commentator David Cohen. In it he explores issues of interest to parents…


Continence: A Proactive Choice to Have a Colostomy

Following his serious injury, Rhett Brown made the proactive decision to have a colostomy to manage his bowel care. The following extract has been taken from Rhett’s inspiring book, This…


Whirimako Black’s Song for Carers

Meet Whirimako Black. Whirimako has been singing professionally since she was 17 and helped to care for her father, who passed away in 2006. Listen to our interview with Whirimako, and…

Whirimako Black

Tina Cross Talks Caring

New Zealand entertainer Tina Cross has had several caring experiences during her life. The first was when she was a child and her family returned to the Far North to…

Tina Cross

Caring Family Relationships

How can we best nurture family relationships while caring for a family member? Read and listen to these stories about carers who do exactly that.  Carolyn Jury  Carolyn Jury and…

Carolyn Jury and her husband Wayne

Creative Writing: For Carers By Carers

Reading poetry and prose can help us gain valuable insights into any situation in our lives, including our responsibilities as carers. In turn, writing poetry can be a very powerful…

Marylynn Boyes