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Fraud Awareness Week

Fraud Awareness Week kicked off yesterday Sunday 13 November. It is an international initiative each November aimed at educating people on common forms of fraud and on ways of combating them. In New Zealand it’s coordinated by the Consumer Protection team at the Ministry of Business, Education and Employment, in …

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What are we going to do about mum?

‘What are we going to do about mum? Take a look at ‘What are we going to do about mum?’ Maori Television’s recent documentary is a must view!  You may very well be able to see yourself here and it could give some ideas about how you and yours plan …

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Music Moves by Scott Simpson

We all know how powerful music can be. There’s music for all types of situations whether it be upbeat exercise tunes, classical songs or remembrance music. Music moves us both physically and emotionally. Some of the most important milestones of our lives have been marked by memorable and moving music. …

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VILLAGE LIVING VERSES SOCIAL ISOLATION – IT DOESN’T SEEM LIKE A TOUGH CHOICE

A recent article in The Press highlighted the issue of “social isolation” in the elderly in Christchurch. The article estimated that at least 7000 elderly people in Christchurch are living in chronically lonely conditions where they sometimes don’t see people for days. This issue is not isolated to Christchurch. Depression …

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Village Living

Like many people the idea of living in a village, initially, seemed to me a little, I don’t know – naff? predictable? middle class? And then it’s very easy to focus on the perceived negatives – little privacy, surrounded by ‘old people’, the ‘sameness’ of the houses, no garden… But …

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