Hon.Ruth Dyson

Hon.Ruth Dyson
Hon Ruth Dyson MP for Port Hills Spokesperson for Senior Citizens Ruth Dyson is the Labour Member of Parliament for the Port Hills Electorate.

Village Living

Even though it’s now February, I still want to wish you a very happy new year and hope that 2016 goes well for you and yours. There has been a big focus in the media over the last couple of weeks on the issue of “social isolation” – loneliness, particularly …

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From the desk of Ruth Dyson – An Insurance Issue…

Labour’s Spokesperson on Senior Citizens For the last four years, Cantabrians have been a little overly focussed on earthquake related matters, including insurance issues.  How well we know our insurance policies now, I thought.  Until recently.   Now I have learnt yet another lesson about insurance and thought I would share …

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From the Desk of the Hon. Ruth Dyson – Labour MP for the Port Hills Christchurch.

Christmas and the start of a new year are often times of reflection and emotion.  People look at the year gone and sometimes make resolutions for the year ahead.  For some, it’s a time for wonderful gatherings with their family and friends and a time of excitement.  But sadly, for …

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From the Desk of the Hon Ruth Dyson.

A two-tiered rest home system in New Zealand? I recently read the new fact sheet from the Ministry of Health in relation to charging for "premium rooms" at rest homes.  The fact sheet has been produced following a discussion document and government decisions about whether resthomes should be allowed to …

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From the desk of Ruth Dyson – Redzoned retirement village residents dismissed by Government.

Recently, the Finance and Expenditure Committee of Parliament reported back on a petition about former residents of Christchurch retirement villages.  I cannot explain how disappointed I am with the government’s view in this report.  But first, let me give you some background. In the February 2011 quakes, three retirement villages …

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From the desk of the Hon. Ruth Dyson.

Labour Spokesperson on Senior Citizens Sum insured house policies – alert alert!! This year, most homeowners are going to face a very new approach to the way that our home insurance works.  In the past, we have been able to choose different options – premium/gold star right through to pretty …

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