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Consultation on option to reform the Burial and Creation Act 1964 and related legislation

Following Cabinet approval, the Ministry of Health has formally commenced consultation on options to reform the Burial and Cremation Act 1964 and related legislation. This work follows the 2015 Law Commission report Death, Burial and Cremation: A new law for contemporary New Zealand, which made recommendations to modernise the law …

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Our first age-friendly city!

Hamilton is the 600th city to join the World Health Organization (WHO) Global Network for Age-friendly Cities and Communities. It is a big achievement for the city, with Hamilton the first New Zealand city to be accepted. Hamilton has had a long term interest in the voice of older people …

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A History of Residential Care in New Zealand

During the mid-1800s, New Zealand attracted many single male immigrants wanting to make their fortunes on the goldfields and other like ventures. By 1900 there were numerous elderly men who had not married and were without families. This posed a problem as during this time as traditionally, elderly people who …

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