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VOTE 2020: National Party

Eldernet asked each of the political parties contesting the 2020 election to tell us what they see as the primary issues facing older people and what they plan to do about making older people’s lives easier. Here is the response from Tim Macindoe, National MP for Hamilton West and National’s spokesperson …

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VOTE 2020: Green Party

Eldernet asked each of the political parties contesting the 2020 election to tell us what they see as the primary issues facing older people and what they plan to do about making older people’s lives easier. Here is the response from Jan Logie of the Green Party. ______________________ The Green Party …

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From the Desk of Scott Simpson

For what seems like an eternity now, the world and we here in New Zealand have been confronted with the most horrific images of inhuman, brutal and unspeakable atrocities carried out by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). The scenes we’ve watched have been barbaric and are …

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From the Desk of the Hon. Ruth Dyson – Labour MP for the Port Hills Christchurch.

Christmas and the start of a new year are often times of reflection and emotion.  People look at the year gone and sometimes make resolutions for the year ahead.  For some, it’s a time for wonderful gatherings with their family and friends and a time of excitement.  But sadly, for …

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From the Desk of the Hon Ruth Dyson.

A two-tiered rest home system in New Zealand? I recently read the new fact sheet from the Ministry of Health in relation to charging for "premium rooms" at rest homes.  The fact sheet has been produced following a discussion document and government decisions about whether resthomes should be allowed to …

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Win with Winston – from the Desk of Sunray.

(Warning: this column may contain anger at stupidity) Winston will be back in parliament with a solid deputy in Tracey Martin and more credible MPs around him than before. Clayton Mitchell is the number 6 candidate featured on Campbell Live on Wednesday 17 September.  He is a Tauranga City Councillor …

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