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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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Psychological Abuse

Since the majority of older adults live in domestic arrangements in their own homes or with their spouses, children, or siblings, this is the setting in which psychological abuse most frequently occurs. Although there is no single pattern of psychological abuse, it is reported that 90% of perpetrators of elder …

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CEA’s energy saving tip: This week we are talking about Insulation.

Did you know there are between 30,000 – 50,000 homes in Canterbury that are either not insulated or under-insulated? If your insulation was installed before 2000, CEA’s energy advisers recommend you get it checked, as old insulation may have compacted. And before 2000, thinner layers of insulation were installed than …

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CEA’s top tip: What to do with windows

Today we are looking at how to prevent moisture and heat loss from windows. Do you have single glazed windows, draughts or condensation? It is likely to be making your home less efficient and less healthy. DIY window kits are a cheap alternative to double glazing and helps alleviate draught …

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