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Liam Butler interviews Jen Rutherford

Liam Butler interviews Jen Rutherford Director –New Zealand Technology Industry Association   Question One: The New Zealand Technology Industry Association (NZTech) helps NZ technology companies succeed by encouraging talent, increasing knowledge, creating connections and influencing policy. How do you work to ensure that older workers knowledge and skills are retained and …

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Whats happening at The Selwyn Foundation?

Liam Butler interviews Garry Smith, CEO, The Selwyn Foundation   Garry, your focus is on providing ethical and values-based services for older people.  How does that influence your practice as a Chartered Accountant and Chief Executive of The Selwyn Foundation? As Chief Executive Officer of The Selwyn Foundation, which is …

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Chatting with ACT Party Leader, David Seymour MP

Liam Butler interviews ACT Party Leader David Seymour MP  About David Seymour MP Trained as an electrical engineer, David built a successful career in researching, talking, and writing about economic and public policy concepts. David is now the MP for Epsom, Leader of the ACT Party, and Under-Secretary to the Ministers …

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Here’s whats happening in Auckland…

Liam Butler interviews Hilary Sumpter CEO Auckland Communities Foundation   Question one:  Hilary, how does the Auckland Communities Foundation help older people engage in the community? Hilary Sumpter: The Auckland Communities Foundation is a place-based ‘donors services organisation’.  We help generous individuals give donations to worthy causes; to make Auckland …

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Alastair McLean – (HIIRC)

Liam Butler interviews Alastair McLean Health Improvement and Innovation Resource Centre (HIIRC) Question: How does the HIIRC support the improvement and innovation is occurring throughout New Zealand’s health care system? Alastair McLean: The Health Improvement and Innovation Resource Centre (HIIRC) was established by the Ministry of Health in 2010 to …

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Are truck stops having a negative effect on your community?

Liam Butler interviews Hon Anne Tolley on the negative effects of mobile truck shops. Question: How can you curb the negative effects on older people of mobile truck shops in our communities?     Hon Anne Tolley MP for East Coast: Mobile truck shops can cause havoc in our communities. They often …

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Pharmacy Council of NZ Interview

Liam Butler interviews David Simpson Chief Executive Officer & Registrar Pharmacy Council of New Zealand   Question one: How does the Pharmacy Council of New Zealand protect the health, safety and wellbeing of the older people by ensuring pharmacists are competent and fit to practice?    David Simpson: The Pharmacy Council of New …

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Interviewing Associate Health Minister Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga

Liam Butler: How will the health of older people sector benefit from the Aniva Scholarships?   Associate Health Minister Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga: The aim of the Aniva Scholarships is to increase the Pacific public health workforce by encouraging more Pacific peoples into the health field. Pacific health professionals bring with …

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Liam Butler interviews Diane Matheson about agewell.org.nz

    Liam: How does agewell.org.nz promote health for older people in New Zealand?     Diane Matheson Communications Co-ordinator Age Concern North Shore: Health Promotion aims to help people increase control over and improve their health. Agewell is a Health Promotion website that helps achieve this by enabling older people …

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Liam Butler interviews Tim Bently.

 AUT Future of Work Programme and Co-Director, NZ Work Research Institute   To what extent are NZ organisations prepared to positively and productively engage in an aging workforce? There is little doubt that New Zealand’s workforce, along with its population, is ageing. Internationally, the aging of society and the workforce …

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