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Ever thought about volunteering?

   Liam Butler interviews Scott Miller Chief Executive Volunteering NZ   Question One: How can businesses support volunteering in a way that is sustainable for their staff? Scott Miller: Assisting staff to volunteer through employee volunteering programmes enables businesses to actively support the well-being of local communities (e.g. corporate social responsibility). Such …

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Liam Butler interviews Jen Rutherford

Liam Butler interviews Jen Rutherford Director –New Zealand Technology Industry Association   Question One: The New Zealand Technology Industry Association (NZTech) helps NZ technology companies succeed by encouraging talent, increasing knowledge, creating connections and influencing policy. How do you work to ensure that older workers knowledge and skills are retained and …

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Whats happening at The Selwyn Foundation?

Liam Butler interviews Garry Smith, CEO, The Selwyn Foundation   Garry, your focus is on providing ethical and values-based services for older people.  How does that influence your practice as a Chartered Accountant and Chief Executive of The Selwyn Foundation? As Chief Executive Officer of The Selwyn Foundation, which is …

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Liam Butler interviews Dawn Carey

Liam Butler interviews Dawn Carey, Nursing Advisor at the Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner Question: Dawn how does the HDC support Nurses to serve older people well? Dawn Carey: The primary role of the Health and Disability Commissioner (HDC) is to promote and protect health and disability services …

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Chatting with ACT Party Leader, David Seymour MP

Liam Butler interviews ACT Party Leader David Seymour MP  About David Seymour MP Trained as an electrical engineer, David built a successful career in researching, talking, and writing about economic and public policy concepts. David is now the MP for Epsom, Leader of the ACT Party, and Under-Secretary to the Ministers …

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Here’s whats happening in Auckland…

Liam Butler interviews Hilary Sumpter CEO Auckland Communities Foundation   Question one:  Hilary, how does the Auckland Communities Foundation help older people engage in the community? Hilary Sumpter: The Auckland Communities Foundation is a place-based ‘donors services organisation’.  We help generous individuals give donations to worthy causes; to make Auckland …

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What to do in the UK? Part 8

Before leaving Shrewsbury, you will want to know the answer to a question which vexes many Brits – how is the name pronounced?  Is it shrew (like the bird,) or shrow?  Locals go for the former, posh people for the latter – your choice!  Anyway, as mentioned last time, the …

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A great giveaway from Trilogy!

After much discussion around great products available for older people available here in NZ I contacted the lovely team at Trilogy to see what all the fuss was about – I was in luck! The team were absolutely lovely to work with and kindly gifted us with a review product …

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