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Talking about dying: How to begin honest conversations

Modern health care, the efforts of health care professionals and our healthier lifestyles have resulted in humans living longer than ever before. It has also resulted in a larger number of people who are living with increasingly complex illnesses for longer periods of time. Even though we may live longer, …

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Stress-Free Movings Tips

Here are our top moving tips to help with a quicker, stress free moves. Preparation is key – Plan your move before hand – Everything from packing, labeling, unpacking and placement in your new home. Ensure you label every box and list some of the main items inside. To go …

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Are trusts worth it

A major change to New Zealand trust law was passed on 30 July 2019. The Trusts Act will have implications for all trusts in New Zealand, and once it comes into force will probably cause many to ask whether trusts are still worthwhile. Let’s take a brief look at what’s changing and …

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Spark steps up with two new products for seniors

Spark has today introduced two new products for New Zealand seniors: the first nuisance-call blocking home phone (landline) available in New Zealand; and the cheapest advertised pay monthly mobile plan on the New Zealand market – tailored to the needs of those over 65 years. Both of the products help …

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Disability community conversations

A nationwide transformation of the existing disability support system is under way, and the aim of the transformed system is to ensure disabled people and their families have greater choice and control in their lives. During September and October 2019, the Ministry of Health Disability Directorate is holding twenty community …

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Moving house? Things to let the movers pack and items you should pack yourself

It’s safe to say that until you actually decide to move, you don’t realise how much stuff you own. It can get overwhelming and you’ve certainly made the smart decision if you’ve hired professional packers and movers to do the heavy lifting. Moving companies are systematic and methodical. They’ll get the job done faster …

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Five ways to kick your grown-up child out of the home

Raising kids is expensive. It’s even more expensive when they grow up and won’t leave the family home Nowadays, having a grown-up child living at home is reasonably common. In fact, one third of millennials are living with their parents. The rising cost of living, especially relative to incomes, is …

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Scared but not prepared dementia survey

It’s one of the biggest challenges facing the country’s health system – one that will cost the economy $4.5 billion and affect more than 170,000 New Zealanders by 2050. It’s dementia, and 91% of New Zealanders are frightened of it, according to a new survey by Public Trust and Dementia …

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