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20 minutes ago - Christchurch
Did you know that you need more than just a Will? It’s never an easy topic to think about, but getting your affairs in order makes things far less complicated for your loved ones after you’ve gone, and ensures your assets are dealt with in the way you would like. To make this difficult process a little easier, we’ve compiled a list of the documentation you require. In addition, we’re offering a comprehensive package combining all the required documentation, with a saving of $300. Required documentation (and what’s included in our package): Will (a directive for when you pass away); Living Will (also commonly called advanced directive - a directive for when you do not want your life prolonged artificially); Enduring Power of Attorney for Property (appoints someone as your Attorney who can look after your property matters whilst you are still alive – can come into effect immediately or when you become mentally incapable); Enduring Power of Attorney for Personal Care and Welfare (appoints someone as your Attorney who can look after your healthcare matters whilst you are still alive – will only come into effect if you become mentally incapable), and finally; Digital Assets Register (this register details a list of digital assets you hold, for example a Facebook page, email accounts, cloud storage accounts, etc. so that these can be dealt with once you pass away). Email email@example.com for more information.
3 hours ago - Auckland
Creating change for future generations Protecting New Zealand’s children and grandchildren from cancer is one of the Cancer Society’s top priorities. With 71 New Zealanders diagnosed with cancer every day, it’s so important we advocate for effective cancer control laws and policies on behalf of our communities. The Cancer Society submissions to the Government and other key decision-making agencies on a range of national issues relating to cancer control. Submissions are a valuable opportunity for us to present an evidence-based position on actions the Government and others can take to reduce the impact of cancer. Cherry Morgan, Health Promotion and Advocacy Leader, says: “It was great to present to Parliament’s Petitions Select Committee and really drive home why we need legislation to significantly reduce tobacco retailers. Our oral submission was followed by the Ministry of Health, who reinforced many of our key messages. Fingers crossed we may see legislation introduced this year!” Here are some of the key messages that were highlighted in the oral submission: Smoking kills more New Zealanders each year than road crashes, alcohol, other drugs, suicide, murder, drowning and earthquakes – all put together. Cigarettes and tobacco are not ordinary consumer products and should not be sold alongside normal grocery items and in places children often go. There are even more shops selling tobacco than bread and milk. On average, there are six shops that sell cigarettes within 10 minutes' walk of secondary schools in New Zealand. Tobacco retailers are clustered in low-income communities, with up to four times more retailers selling tobacco than in high-income communities. Passing legislation that significantly reduces the number of places selling tobacco will prevent young people from starting to smoke, will support people to quit and help them to remain Smokefree and will greatly accelerate reaching New Zealand’s Smokefree Aotearoa 2025 goal. It is thanks to our wonderful supporters, that this valuable work can take place behind the scenes. To find out more about our health promotion work and recent submissions, visit our website - Cancer Society NZ — Our advocacy work
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2 days ago
It’s 2022; so why are we still using a word from the 16th century to describe life after full time work?
1 week ago
People who are 18 years and over, and have had their first two Pfizer shots at least 4 months ago, can now get their third ‘booster’ dose – either by attending a walk in clinic or by booking an appointment via the Vaccination Healthline on 0800 28 29 26. From 17 January, appointments for booster shots can be booked online at BookMyVaccine.nz.
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All residential facilities should have a complaints procedure and many of them give a copy of this to prospective residents. The complaints form should also be freely available for you to pick up from a designated area in the facility e.g. by the office, front door or lounge entrance. It is not easy to make a complaint, especially if you feel in a less powerful position than those whom you wish to...