Tag Archives: Community Services

Procurement Specialist to Support Low Income Whanau in Winter Charity Initiative

Hundreds of vulnerable whanau will receive support from a procurement specialist under a new charitable initiative that will provide customised product packs to help them get through the colder months

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Charities Brace for Surge in Demand Ahead of Winter

Charities are bracing for an expected surge in demand as the onset of winter and growing fears recent legislative changes may increase rents – place additional stress on families. To help address the increase in need, a social enterprise that derives its funding from its hospitality and retail operations is …

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Older Kiwis – Please ask for help and stay connected

Age Concern New Zealand want to make sure all older people are supported through the Covid-19 pandemic. During a time of uncertainty and social distancing it is normal to feel distressed and experience symptoms of stress. Age Concerns are here to help you. Age Concerns are based in 40 locations …

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What are we going to do about mum?

‘What are we going to do about mum? Take a look at ‘What are we going to do about mum?’ Maori Television’s recent documentary is a must view!  You may very well be able to see yourself here and it could give some ideas about how you and yours plan …

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Role models, recreation and respite – from the desk of Nick Cottrell.

It’s not easy being a single mum with a nine month old baby to care for. Throw into the mix an eight year old with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), oppositional defiant disorder (ODD) and severe anxiety and you’ve got a recipe for a chaotic household.  Thankfully Windmill Specialised Care, …

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From the Desk of David Moger – RSA.

So, the election is over and done with. Not just the national elections for the NZ Government but also the RNZRSA elections. After 4 years as National President, Lt Gen (Rtd) Don McIver has retired and the RSA National Council has elected a new National President. He is BJ Clark, …

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From The Desk of David Moger RSA

I have previously talked about how busy life seems to be these days and over the past few weeks, it seems to have gone into overdrive. On Friday we launched a new online RSA membership option. Called the RSA National Association, it allows anyone from anywhere to join the RSA …

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Financial abuse of older people – From the Desk of Dr. Judith Davey.

 Why does financial elder abuse occur?  Consistent with the complex nature of financial elder abuse (FEA), there are a range of explanations and it is impossible to put a finger on a single cause. Elder abuse of all types has been associated with older people’s relatively low status in society …

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