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Building to meet the needs

Many reports suggest that New Zealand’s housing stock isn’t set up to cope with our ageing population. Earlier this year the Government released it’s housing stock-take report, which shows an additional 2,000 people a year are claiming both an accommodation supplement and superannuation. Why is this? Dropping home ownership rates …

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What is “normal” eye health?

With an ageing population, vision loss from eye disease is beginning to require a larger chuck of the Ministry of Health’s focus, time and funding. In 2016/17 the Ministry of Health made a contribution of up to $2 million nationally to assist DHBs to develop, implement or improve care models …

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Is immigration the solution?

As we all know, we are living in an ageing world. What is also true is that for many nations their birth rate is falling. In Europe and Asia there has been an interesting phenomenon happening – the proportion of people over the age of 60 is increasing at the same …

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