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Is your facility LGBTIQ friendly?

A few months ago we had a query from someone wanting to locate a ‘LGBTIQ friendly’ village in the South Island. So, we put the question out to providers – “Do you provide a service that you can confidently say is LGBTIQ inclusive and if so how might that be manifested?” …

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The importance of planning

Advance care planning gives everyone, including you, a chance to think about what’s important. It helps you understand what the future might hold and to say what health care you would, or would not, want. Advance care planning helps you, the important people in your life and your health care …

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Good news – Rates Rebates have had a Re-think

Minister of Local Government, Hon Nanaia Mahuta announced that from 1 July 2018 eligible retirement village residents will be able to apply to their local council for a rates rebate. Rates rebates are an important part of the rating system which helps people on low and fixed incomes to better afford …

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Grey Power on Banking Closures

Grey Power has called on the Government to direct Kiwi Bank and post bank to fill the gap left by commercial banks abandoning many small communities National president Mac Welch said while Government cannot require private enterprise banks to maintain unprofitable branches in remote communities, Kiwi Bank and Post Shops …

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Thinking about the “end”

Have you heard of the “lonely dead”? Thomas Brugman, comes under this category. Thomas passed away in July last year but no next of kin could be found so the funeral home are unable to cremate the body unless it applies to the High Court to get the Public Trust …

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CEA’s Healthy Home Tips: Un-flued Gas Heaters

Heating provides warmth and comfort, especially during winter and those living in colder climates. However, using a un-flued LPG heater means releasing polluting gases directly into the air which can potentially harm your health. CEA recommends you do NOT use a un-flued LPG heater for this reason. What is a …

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