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Sunray on Smoking! Manawatu old people can smoke in prison, can’t in rest homes

Mid Central DHB is attempting to enforce a ban on smoking in rest homes in contravention of a Ministry of Health guideline which balances the right of people to be smokefree with the right of people to do whatever they want so long as it doesn’t harm others, and in …

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Out in a puff of smoke?

  The great anti smoking campaign gathers momentum, and the poor old lifelong smokers are being told absolutely no smoking anywhere anytime once you have entered a care facility.  So – even if you have got used to smoking outside so that you don’t  jeopardise   anyone else’s health, you now …

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News from Nicky Wagner

Hi Everyone, I just wanted you to know that we are rolling out a coordinated winter resilience programme.  Here are the details.   Companies and agencies involved in the recovery have combined to share knowledge and create a winter resilience campaign, ensuring all parties know what each is doing and …

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Why are we so scared of growing old?

     Age brings intelligence, experience, and wisdom. So why are we so scared of it? Our country is not for old men.  Or old women for that matter. Try talking to us about age. Unfortunately, shoving our heads in the sand about the fact that we, our friends, our …

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Disaster reporting – Yesterday and Today….

The sinking of the Lyttelton-Wellington ferry Wahine on 10 April 1968 was New Zealand’s worst modern maritime disaster. Fifty-one people lost their lives that day. The Wahine‘s demise also marked a coming of age for television news broadcasting in New Zealand as images of the disaster were beamed into the nation’s living rooms. …

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New Managing Director for Bupa Care Services New Zealand…

  Global healthcare group Bupa has appointed Gráinne Moss to lead its New Zealand health care business, Bupa Care Services (BCSNZ).   Gráinne has a successful history with BupaCare Services NZ, joining in 2007 and is currently General Manager- Care Homes and Bupa Rehab. In this role she has overseen the …

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Sunray Says – Key: the all-but liar

The media have tumbled over themselves to call Prime Minister John Key everything but a liar over the fiasco appointment process of spy boss Ian Fletcher.   Descriptors have included "distortion", "spin", "manipulation", "obfuscation" and "trickery" in one piece alone by Andrea Vance in the Sunday Star Times.  "Not completely …

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How’s your Lifestyle looking?

I read an article very recently titled ‘loving life at 90′. I acknowledge I have not met that milestone yet and won’t for some time but I was drawn to the article because of the photo that accompanied it. The photo showed an elderly woman sitting upright, smiling, looking toned …

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