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It is OK to ask Age Concern for help!

Media Release Age Concern is raising awareness of elder abuse during Elder Abuse Awareness Week from 15-22 June 2018 which begins on World Elder Abuse Awareness Day on 15 June 2018. The main goal for Age Concern New Zealand is to make sure older people in distress or those feeling …

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What’s My Number?

Brr… there is no doubt that we are feeling the winter weather now! Thanks to the plummeting temperatures outside we are all spending a bit longer in the shower, making the switch from salad to a roast at dinner, turning that electric blanket on, and cranking that heating up to …

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CEA’s energy saving tip: Rising damp

Does your home feel damp? Moisture rising from damp soil beneath homes is a common problem in Canterbury region, making homes harder and more expensive to heat. Dampness can also cause problems with mould, a common trigger for asthma. You can install a polythene vapour barrier on the ground beneath …

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CEA’S top tip: Power savings

How do you know if you are getting the best value for money from your power? CEA recommends that you check websites such as www.powerswitch.co.nz to ensure you are with the cheapest provider in your area. These services can also distinguish which plan is best suited to you. If you …

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CEA’s top tip: the downside of downlights

Have you ever wondered why some relatively modern homes can be so cold? This big problem may be due to a “little light”. Or rather lots of “little lights”. Downlights, “little lights” recessed into the ceiling, were once very popular as cheap option to modernize a home. However older style …

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