Legal

To Will or not to Will?

Many people put off making a Will - it’s almost as if making a Will acknowledges one’s own mortality! But if you die without a properly made Will, you are said to have died intestate and your estate will be settled according to the provisions of the Administration Act (“the Act”).

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The latest Where from Here handbook is out now

The release of the latest Where from Here He Ara Whakamua handbook – which covers the Upper South Island – marks more than 30 years of what is commonly referred to as the “older person’s bible.”

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Be alert to elder abuse and speak up

Elder abuse can be psychological, financial, physical or sexual. It affects both men and women. It occurs regardless of a person’s race, religion, class or sexual orientation. It takes many forms, such as verbal abuse or humiliation, physical harm, prevention of decision-making, denial of contact or social isolation. Age Concern …

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Living Life – PPPR Applications

Being able to make decisions about our lives for ourselves is an important part of maintaining independence as we age. Our ability to understand and make informed decisions is called mental capacity. Sometimes, through illness or accident, we can lose mental capacity. If that happens, you might want a family …

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Funeral Trusts

People may know that they are entitled to have funds set aside for a pre-paid funeral. What many people may not be aware of are the different options that exist and the amount that each person is allowed to set aside for their funeral which will not be included in …

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