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An interview with an Expert Boomer

Liam Butler interviews Expert Boomer Dr Chris Perkins Dr Chris Perkins is a Psychiatrist, ageing specialist and is an Expert Boomer for the Mental Health Foundation’s new www.boomers.org.nz .  It showcases how “Baby boomers support wellbeing by connecting with young people.” What advice do you have for older people who …

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Mental health for older people..

Liam Butler interviews researcher Chris Allison about promoting mental health for Older People  Chris how can your research into Global Ageing and the Challenges and Opportunities for Nelson-Tasman and Aotearoa New Zealand be used to promote mental health for older people? Chris Allison: As people age, for instance, their demands on health systems have …

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Time for a new job?

Liam Butler interviews Jono Naylor MP on older job seekers Jono Naylor you have recently welcomed that there is a lower number of people on benefits and have stated that "there is however still more work to be done therefore we are continuing to help people into work by making …

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Making homes violence free

Liam Butler interviews Zaif Khan Community Trainer Shine: Making homes violence free   What are some of the services that Shine can offer to older people who are abusive towards family members? Zaif Khan Community Trainer Shine-making homes violence free:  Attending a stopping violence programme has helped a lot of men change …

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Your chance to win a great book..

Liam Butler interviews Unbreakable Spirit author Karen McMillan   Unbreakable Spirit Facing the challenge of cancer in New Zealand McKenzie Publishing $34.99   Karen, Unbreakable Spirit shares the stories of people who have survived cancer and of those who are terminally ill.  Did you find that people who were able …

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Liam Butler interviews Catherine Etheredge NZ Super Fund

Question: The Guardians are required to invest the Superannuation Fund on a prudent, commercial basis consistent with best practice portfolio management, maximising return without undue risk to the Fund as a whole. How can older people learn more about the investments in the fund?   Catherine Etheredge: The purpose of …

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Liam Butler interviews Hon Nicky Wagner, Minister for Disability Issues

What are some of the concerns and needs of older disabled New Zealanders? Hon Nicky Wagner: Since becoming Minister for Disability Issues in October 2014, the past eight months have been both busy and rewarding. I have learned a lot about disabled people and the issues that concern them. I …

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Win a great book!

Liam Butler interviews Bill Reid author of Born to Fly. Born to Fly: Three Generations of Kiwi Helicopter Pilots $39.99 The thrilling and entertaining lives of New Zealand’s helicopter dynasty.   Question One: How have Helicopters developed and sustained rural life in New Zealand? Bill Reid: Helicopters have been used in agriculture …

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Liam Butler interviews Tourism NZ CEO Kevin Bowler

How does Tourism NZ market to older people in key international markets to achieve maximum yield for our tourism industry? Kevin Bowler, Chief Executive, Tourism New Zealand In order to get the best value from its marketing spend, Tourism New Zealand carries out extensive research to target those people who …

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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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