Great invention to help the elderly and disabled.

Thomas James (a student at Burnside High School)  has created a device that takes your wheelie bin to the curb for you and is a finalist in the ASB Bright Sparks Awards. In it’s 20th year, the ASB Bright Sparks programme is New Zealand’s top competition for young inventors. Encompassing all areas of modern technology, it’s … Continued

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Protect your online self this Cyber Smart Week

We live in an increasingly digital world, where everything is connected. Our relationships, our jobs, our finances — everything is online. And, while there are some real benefits to digital life, any weaknesses in our online connections can make us vulnerable to a cyber security attack. Cyber attacks are becoming more and more frequent over … Continued

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Changes to White Pages Telephone Directory

Residential telephone listings will now come in a separate White Pages book. Yellow (who distribute the books) say they are always looking for ways to make it easier for people to search, find and connect. Residential listings will now come in an exclusive White Pages Residential book with a stylish new book cover, which is … Continued

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Survey to Help Falls Prevention

Researchers at the University of Canterbury are conducting a survey to help establish whether technology can be used to identify difficulties with walking environments.  This survey focuses on people aged 50 and over and living in Christchurch. Every year, in New Zealand, around a third of people aged over 65 fall over and falls can … Continued

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It’s not to late to protect yourself against the flu

More than a third of Cantabrians have had their flu immunisation already this winter and there’s still time for the rest of us to protect ourselves.   Recent data shows that 184,610  vaccines have been distributed so far this season – more than the totals taken at the end of the season for the previous … Continued

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Earthquake Support Still Available

Despite the recent withdrawal of other earthquake support service it is still available for older people through Age Concern Canterbury. If you are having difficulty in navigating your way with the agencies concerned with your earthquake repair, Bev is available to support and guide you through the process. She can be contacted on 366 0903 … Continued

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Men’s Health Week NZ June 11- 17

June 11 – 17 is Men’s Health Week for 2018. One week when our own health gets the once over from ourselves, a review from the most important critic. It’s a week to make calls and to start the little steps that can make a big difference and get you back on track. It’s a … Continued

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The perfect online scam – Scamming the Lonely

A 79yr old woman sits with her computer. Its late at night, and dark outside, she turns on the kettle to make herself a cup of tea to warm herself while she waits. She’s waiting for a message to come through from her new male friend on her facebook messenger. Her friend lives on the … Continued

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