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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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Christchurch centenarian Bill Mitchell turns 104 just after having licence renewed

Campaign promotes accessible city spaces in Christchurch

NZ the lucky country when it comes to superannuation

Names on Boulcott war memorial wrong as second battle looms

Microwave fire at rest home

Russell Hoban: Nothing prepares you for the care of an elderly parent

Edgecumbe flood rescuer saves kids, elderly and dogs

Bad sleep behind aged health woes – study

Don Rickles, king of insult comedy, dies at 90

Australian private equity Adamantem buys into NZ aged-care operator Heritage Lifecare

Liz Koh: Get a grip on the uncertainties of retirement

Tensions ‘very high’ in Christchurch retirement village due to battle over fence

Court rules woman with Alzheimer’s must stay in New Zealand despite family’s protests

Reaching out to the elderly through song

Elderly man missing from Wellington found safe in Rotorua

Woman who ripped off her elderly father ordered to cough up

Elderly man gets into his truck to help his old dairy and stop it falling victim to flooding again

Timaru District Council urged to buy more land for parks and green spaces

Dementia numbers expected to triple

Summerset expansion sees 1Q sales rise

Flu vaccines now available

Talk on retirement at Cosmopolitan Club

Queenstown retirement village consent application amended, approved

Summerset sales up, demand good

Research has found that Marmite could help prevent dementia

Asbestos find in Porirua flats will see some elderly residents temporarily rehomed

Elderly targeted and losing money in landscaping con, police warn

Elderly passenger left humiliated after British Airways staff refuse to let her use the toilet

Bumpy paths upset seniors

Oamaru RSA pitched for a community housing venue

Four ‘ingredients’ for a rich retirement revealed in FMA survey

How does your financial health measure up?

A gypsy hut for the generations

2000 plants stolen from Flaxmere community garden

After 71 years of marriage, elderly couple devoted to each other die just minutes apart

Blind, elderly Christchurch man signed over home to son over fear he would leave

Focussing on protecting the elderly

Look who’s talking: ‘Respect the elderly and learn from their advice’

Maori King’s sister dies aged 63

Kept on toes for 46 years was quite some feet

Ministerial discretion only recourse for elderly couple

Call for next stage of aged-care facility

Oceania Healthcare out to raise $200m in a share float

A lifetime of art, love, and collecting

Growing demand for village lifestyle

Research focuses on ethical quality of elderly care

Do you really need to wash with soap?

Editorial: Quake brain is real and the cost of Canterbury’s psychological recovery has been underestimated

Video: The nerve-shredding moment firefighters rescue elderly man from burning building

Geriatric hospital, childcare consent refused by Auckland Council

Govt looks to prioritise palliative care

Your ability to earn is worth protecting

Win tickets to the Auckland Retirement Lifestyle & Travel Expo 2017

Alzheimers Taranaki holds cuppa for a cause fundraiser

Marathon man combines fashion and fundraising

FA to investigate dementia link

Painkillers like ibuprofen can increase the risk of heart disease

Victory’s community nurse retires after decade-long service

Delivery company bringing cigarettes, alcohol to Aucklanders’ doors

Flesh is willing but solitude strikes the elderly

Greed of children stands in way of ‘equity release’

Rotorua Grey Power members help with party policy about dealing with the elderly (+video)

Emergency departments experiencing unprecedented demand

Elderly home invasion victim Eileen Harwood touched by public generosity

Lack of resources ‘soul-destroying’, healthcare workers say in roadshow

Many Kiwis have no idea how much income they need to retire – Kiwi Wealth

Algies Bay retirement home fashion show a win

The busy social life of 101-year-old Norma Lakeland

Age-reversing pill that Nasa wants to use will begin human trials within six months

Elderly woman hospitalised after fire ravages her Raglan home

Franklin seniors’ surprising stories sought for photography project

Song and dance – on film – for coffin club

Napier lifestyle village development approved

A club that stimulates your brain

94-year-old woman honored for 44 years working at McDonalds

The last taboo: Why women aren’t supposed to age

Canterbury health system struggles under load of hip and knee patients

Retirement village progress

The final insult: Family’s heartache after wrong cemetery plot – and already in use – dug at Auckland cemetery

Chileans protest against pension system

40 people to a property, eight people to a room: inside the nightmare that is renting in Queenstown

Bucking the system

Elderly Auckland lifestyle village residents lose their locks to support Kiwis with leukaemia

Special song can break through fog of dementia

New study finds stronger necks mean fewer concussions

How 100 million Facebook video views affected a 24-year-old Kiwi and his great-nan

East Meets East to tell stories of Chinese elderly, migration and friendship

Using your head over concussion

Graeme Duckett: The generation of collectors

Test reveals risk of developing dementia

$1 million windfall for DHB as pharmacists in PHO prove their worth

Rise of the retirement village: One of New Zealand’s first turns 40

IDEA Services support staff ‘shell-shocked’ by decision to withdraw from services

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


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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