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What’s in the news around NZ?

In this post we cover recent articles of interest published by a variety of news organisations around NZ including  NZ Herald, Otago Daily Times, Radio NZ, Stuff.co.nz,,  Voxy, Beehive.govt.nz, Newshub. to name but a few.

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IDEA Services plans to cut 5 per cent of its business, affecting more than 1000 service users

Disability support workers vote on strike

George Clooney surprised an elderly fan on her birthday

Tikitiki wants answers on replacement health clinic

FDA OKs new drug as add-on treatment for Parkinson’s

Hawke’s Bay growth in village people follows nationwide trend

Frank Greenall: Nordics show us the way

Enthusiasm greets school of rural health idea but Waikato Uni says it’s not enough

The power of ‘our song’: the musical glue that binds across the ages

Blown away by turnout

Elderly And Disabled Assistive Technology Market To Surpass $26 Billion By 2024

New retirement village planned for Waipukurau

Newshub poll: Majority support National’s pension age increase

Shirtless Bieber dances with senior citizen in Queenstown

The right to intimacy

Elderly don’t know where to find help for mental health issues

Scripts too dear for rural Maori

Yes We Care online survey reveals grim truths in South Taranaki

Disability support workers mull strike over pay

Are we on the brink of a retirement revolution?

Liz Weston: Retire right — plan to do it twice

Japan offers funeral discounts to elderly drivers who give up their licences

Sex in rest home research prompts call to re-think elderly needs, desires and rights

Tourism may be too much of a good thing for overwhelmed New Zealand

Aged care to meet the needs of all

Roger Hanson: The vital role of vitamin D

Think about funding your retirement

Slim win for those against lifting the pension age

‘He could not survive deportation’: 92-year-old war veteran denied Australian visa because of health costs

Lighting up Rotorua’s City Focus

Golf cart improves access to Whangarei Quarry Gardens

Alan France: Why the notion of ‘generation wars’ should be confined to political scrap heap

A little extra saving means you can decide your retirement age

Raising superannuation age is unfair for all Kiwi’s

Fundraiser Spectacular variety concert to top up Alzheimers Marlborough coffers

Don’t leave estate planning to chance

Well-travelled piano brings joy to retirement village residents

Jackson: Raising the retirement age isn’t fair

Residents from closed West Coast rest home going hungry, audit finds

Elderly, young families first in line for Gareth Morgan’s ‘universal income’ policy

Nana’s upset after ‘wee car’ stolen

Christchurch dementia patient takes rest-home worker’s car, drives it to Ashburton

Nannies fight back at P use

Strong interest in retirement facility

Key set to leave Parliament next week

Joe Bennett: Shaken and stirred by broken minds and broken bodies

Rugby: Former test star Shaun Longstaff joins concussion fight — ‘This is the experimental generation’

Cartoonist captured NZ psyche, brought joy to millions

‘Conman’ targeted elderly, pretending to be cop to fleece victims of thousands

Elderly couple accuse Immigration of ineptitude

Returned soldiers given a rough deal

Tom O’Connor: Millennials and Boomers need to stand together at the polls

Nelson nurse Nancy Shirtliff dedicated her life to others

Elderly gay and transgender being forced ‘back into the closet’ in retirement homes

Dave Armstrong: Ageism attacks between the generations are not OK

Contaminated salad recalled, harmful to children and elderly

Raising the retirement age to 67 not enough to support ageing population

Study of footballers’ brains highlights dementia concerns

Tamaki housing scrap: ‘They’re shifting out the poor’

Retirement ages should be linked to life expectancy

Sleeping longer than 9 hours could be a sign of dementia

Cannabis prohibition discriminates ‘against elderly’

Dot Judkins turns 107 as Christchurch looks to an older future

Working until 67 – the debate

Nelson’s Roundhay Retirement Village planning new development

Celebrity chef Simon Gault has created retirement village menus

The new labels: pre-old, old and super-old

Porirua dairy owner steps down after 25 years of icecreams and lolly bags\

Tightly knit crew create twiddler muffs for charity

NZ ranked best country in the world to retire in

Age No Bar: Elderly Indian Women Go to School for First Time

Pets may improve both physical and mental health

Status of wahine slipping behind

Threat of superannuation change rattles retirees

Ryman opens new village, opposition grows

Head injury alters genes in brain: study

On the job with Roses Restored, pampering the elderly

Coromandel residents pray for storm’s end

Treat Her Right: Why it’s time for us to start caring about care work

How to retire successfully: ‘You need to ask what you want out of life’

Meals-on-Wheels go out on time despite $30,000 worth of stolen equipment and food

DHB accused of cover-up after failing to reveal cuts to elderly homecare

Johnny Moore: Gen X the first lot to be screwed when we turn 65

Editorial: A gamble from English that he can succeed where Labour failed

Dementia care to remain at Talbot Park for now

Editorial: ‘Women’s work’ does not explain much of the pay gap

Baby boomers exempt from retirement age rise? Millennials should expect nothing less

Want to have a comfortable retirement? Here’s how

22-year-old UK supermarket worker creates coffee group for the elderly

Elderly man dies after mobility scooter fall on uneven driveway

Elderly woman nearly succumbs to online scam

The Big Read: Working beyond age 65

Tauranga politicians divided over retirement age

‘Flexi-Super’ in mix for retirement age change

Ryman demolition about to begin, new village opens

Your working life is two years longer

A baby boomer and a millennial weigh in on superannuation changes

Not while I’m leader – Andrew Little rejects pension pact

PM Bill English stonewalls Superannuation questions in series of awkward interviews

Funds raised for wheelchair access to beach

The app that cares about your loved ones

Rachel Smalley: Retirement age should go up. It has to

Winston Peters’ coalition hinges on retirement age

The blessing inside my sister’s Alzheimer’s disease

‘Facebook generation’ lonelier than elderly

Arrests made over phone scams targeting elderly

Up to 50 per cent of New Zealanders are now renting, says expert

Retirement villages

Good Samaritan who paid for elderly woman’s groceries revealed

As workers get older, is business ready for the grey tide?

TDHB begins new campaign to spark conversation

Increasing competition for quality assets – report

Power restored to Christchurch properties after major outage

Businessman says property investors buying for retirement

Why you should have a morning ritual

Government spends millions more on rugby safety – with focus on concussion, linked to dementia

Southland’s ageing population demands more carers

Madness on the expressway, as elderly drivers and cyclists come under fire

92-year-old runner can’t wait for a rematch after video of race goes viral

Trial ends for elderly pokie gaming fraud defendant Pat O’Brien

Nine in 10 healthcare workers feel understaffed and under-resourced

Margaret Almond is 104 years old – and doing Pilates

Alzheimer’s knowledge is growing over time

These 12 superbugs pose the greatest threat to human health, WHO says

Garden party celebrates support in community

Summerset overcomes major hurdle to $120 million Boulcott retirement village

Brad Markham: Taranaki’s GP shortage an issue in need of attention

Gospel singing rings out from moving Royal Palace vigil for Tonga’s Queen Mother

Employers urged to support older workers

Regions must face challenge of population decline – report

Protecting migrant workers

Greymouth rest home to close due to ‘sustained risk’ issues

Long morning lie-ins may be early Alzheimer’s symptom

Your health: How to protect your bones

Talbot Park closure progress unclear as DHB released few details

Change, and love, is everywhere

Outdated views on age will bite as the workforce gets older

Life after retirement deeply humbling


About Eve Willams

Eve Willams
Eve Williams is the Sales, Production and Social Media Administrator for Eldernet. She has been working for Eldernet for a number of years on a casual basis but is very excited to grow in her new full time role within the company. A recent graduate of Canterbury University with a degree in Psychology and History, her interests span far and wide.

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