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Eve Williams

Eve Williams
Eve Williams is the Production and Social Media Administrator for Eldernet. She has a passion for learning new things.

Don’t know who to vote for?

To finish off our series on the 2017 Election we have tried to summarise the main points in regards to our 5 top issues: superannuation, housing, healthcare, immigration, aged care. Superannuation – Age of eligibility – Raise – Same – Does not specify – Raise – Same – Flexible retirement …

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The Opportunities Party

Gareth Morgan heads The Opportunities Party with Geoff Simmons as deputy. Their vision being that “all people have aspirations, and all of us have a right to fulfil those aspirations. We also have a responsibility to ensure others have the same opportunity.” Superannuation: The Opportunities Party will provide all citizens over …

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Maori Party

Te Ururoa Flavell and Marama Fox co-lead the Maori Party in this year’s election. The Māori Party is born of the dreams and aspirations of tangata whenua to achieve selfdetermination for whānau, hapū and iwi within their own land; to speak with a strong, independent and united voice; and to live …

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Mind your language!

We really should reconsider some of the words we use to describe older people. While it seems like huge sensitivity is taken with terminology relating to race and gender, it seems to remain “open season” for attitudes and descriptions related to ageing. Don’t believe me? Just look at the synonyms given …

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United Future

With the shock resignation of Peter Dunne, it will be interesting to see what the wider implications are on the party in the coming days and weeks. Damian Light has been appointed new leader of United Future. United Futures is a socially liberal and economically rational political party focused on …

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NZ First

Winston Peters leads NZ First with Ron Mark as his deputy. The first principle of New Zealand First is to “Put New Zealand & New Zealanders First.” Superannuation: NZ First want to keep the eligibility for New Zealand Superannuation at 65. They would also make contributing to KiwiSaver compulsory. Raise the minimum …

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