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Making homes violence free

Liam Butler interviews Zaif Khan Community Trainer Shine: Making homes violence free   What are some of the services that Shine can offer to older people who are abusive towards family members? Zaif Khan Community Trainer Shine-making homes violence free:  Attending a stopping violence programme has helped a lot of men change …

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Keep an eye out..

I don’t know about you but I feel like I am receiving more and more emails from ‘banks’ which claim to have letters for me to read online. I immediately send these to the trash as I know I don’t back with these banks so they must be spam! How …

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Your chance to win a great book..

Liam Butler interviews Unbreakable Spirit author Karen McMillan   Unbreakable Spirit Facing the challenge of cancer in New Zealand McKenzie Publishing $34.99   Karen, Unbreakable Spirit shares the stories of people who have survived cancer and of those who are terminally ill.  Did you find that people who were able …

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The latest groundbreaking initiative from Aria Gardens

Following on from the phenomenal achievements of being awarded the 2014 national Excellence in Care (Community Connections) award and the WDHB Care Excellence Award for Compassionate Patient Support, Aria Gardens has recently been featured on the TV3 news programme ‘Newsworthy’ for their latest world first initiative “Creativity in the Community”.  …

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Liam Butler interviews Catherine Etheredge NZ Super Fund

Question: The Guardians are required to invest the Superannuation Fund on a prudent, commercial basis consistent with best practice portfolio management, maximising return without undue risk to the Fund as a whole. How can older people learn more about the investments in the fund?   Catherine Etheredge: The purpose of …

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Liam Butler interviews Hon Nicky Wagner, Minister for Disability Issues

What are some of the concerns and needs of older disabled New Zealanders? Hon Nicky Wagner: Since becoming Minister for Disability Issues in October 2014, the past eight months have been both busy and rewarding. I have learned a lot about disabled people and the issues that concern them. I …

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Win a great cook book!

  Primal Kitchen AUTHOR: SARAH DUEWEKE   In Primal Kitchen Wellington chef and primal-eating enthusiast Sarah Dueweke shares recipes for delicious breakfasts, lunches, dinners and energising snacks for sustained good health. With its emphasis on natural ingredients and meals high in protein and healthy fats and carbohydrates, primal eating offers the benefits of …

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A thought provoking blog today..

Dr Jane Casey MBChB FRANZCP MFPOA is a Consultant Psychiatrist and Psychogeriatrician at Auckland City Hospital and an Honorary Clinical Lecturer at University of Auckland: Dr Casey, what can be done to reduce the risk of suicide of older people? Suicide is a major public health concern.  Across the globe, …

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Have a great weekend everyone!

Somehow another week has just flown by! Just a quick note to wish you all a happy and safe weekend. Are you off on any exciting adventures? I would love to hear about some of your favourite places that I should put on my ‘must visit’ list. Let me know …

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Win a great book!

Liam Butler interviews Bill Reid author of Born to Fly. Born to Fly: Three Generations of Kiwi Helicopter Pilots $39.99 The thrilling and entertaining lives of New Zealand’s helicopter dynasty.   Question One: How have Helicopters developed and sustained rural life in New Zealand? Bill Reid: Helicopters have been used in agriculture …

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