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Liam Butler interviews Rural Women New Zealand’s Margaret Pittaway.

Question: How do you think legislation will lead to frustration for the Home care industry? Margaret Pittaway Rural Women New Zealand Health and Social Development Spokesperson: In 1994, the health and social policy ministers of OECD  countries reached an agreement on the overall objective of policies for the care of …

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Liam Butler interviews View from the Road photographer Arno Gasteiger.

Be in to win View from the Road: Exploring New Zealand from State Highway 1 $65 Penguin Books New Zealand Question One. State Highway One has many special parts for the many New Zealanders who love to travel and surprising scenic splendour  for the international tourists.  What parts of State …

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Liam Butler interviews Janine Stewart, General Manager – IHC Programmes

Question one IHC offers a range of services across New Zealand that support people with intellectual disabilities and their families. What proportion of your work involves the support of older people? Within IDEA Services (IHC’s service-arm) there is a growing ageing population.  Fortunately people are healthier and are receiving better …

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Liam Butler interviews NZ Brain Research Institute’s Kate Russell

Question One: How was the NZ Brain Research Institute founded? Living with Parkinson’s disease didn’t hamper local businessman, Cas van der Veer’s drive toward success and indeed his determination to live his life well with the condition allowed him to accumulate an estate that has enabled the NZBRI to carry …

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Liam Butler interviews Katrina Shanks Chief Executive of the Funeral Directors Association of New Zealand.

Katrina Shanks is a Chartered Accountant and served seven years as a National Member of Parliament.  Her FDANZ role includes:  Advocacy for industry issues. Raising public awareness of the association and relevant issues. Development of FDANZ Funeral Trust – a managed fund for pre paid funerals. Ensuring the training model …

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Liam Butler interviews Global Women NZ member Hon Judith Collins MP

How does Global Women New Zealand achieve its objectives of supporting and encouraging those women who are already making an exceptional contribution to the New Zealand economy and creating a pipeline of next generation women leaders who through their competence and readiness can further expand the numbers of women at …

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Interview with Lloyd Spencer Davis author of Discovery and adventure with penguins

Part memoir, partly the research of a field biologist, Professor Penguin could be called ‘How Penguins Shaped My Life’. Based on journals kept during Davis’s years of working with penguins in the wild, the story takes readers to remote locations: Antarctica, the Galapagos, the deserts of Chile and Peru, the Falkland Islands, …

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Liam Butler interviews Janet Hunt author of Our Big Blue Backyard New Zealand’s oceans and Marine Reserves.

Janet why do you think that our ocean life is the focus of so much passion and at times contention? First, the ocean is so much part of our lives on a whole lot of levels. As an island nation, we are surrounded by the sea: 75% of us live …

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Liam Butler interviews Frances Denz MNZM author of Women at the Top

Liam Butler interviews Frances Denz MNZM author of Women at the Top: A Handbook for aspiring women directors. www.stellaris.co.nz $29.95    Frances you state that in Australia and New Zealand 8.7% of directors of major companies are women.  What do women need to do make this small percentage? Since the book was …

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Liam Butler interviews Melissa Hutcheson Development Manager Nelson Regional EDA

Melissa what are some of the economic opportunities presented by an ageing population? The economic opportunities presented by an ageing population are many and varied. I think it is important to say at the beginning that people need to focus on positive outcomes and on using positive language when discussing …

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