Retirement is much tougher if you don’t own your house.

  NZ Super might need to be reviewed as more New Zealanders approach retirement without their own homes, commentators say. University of Otago research shows non-homeowners are in a worse position at retirement, and recommends action before the problem grows. “We’re staring down the barrel of future generations of non-homeowners being less able to achieve … Continued

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Thinking of Living in a Retirement Village?

On Tuesday 2nd April the Commission for Financial Capability will be delivering its popular, FREE public education seminar in Wigram, Christchurch about the implications of living in a retirement village distinct from other retirement accommodation options. The seminar discusses the personal, legal and financial implications of retirement village living and what people need to consider … Continued

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Care around the clock to continue throughout junior doctors’ strike

To be attributed to: Michael Frampton, Chief People Officer, Canterbury DHB With the New Zealand Resident Doctors’ Association 48-hour strike action starting tomorrow at 8am, Canterbury District Health Board is reminding people that they can help take the pressure off emergency services by always making their General Practice team the first port of call for … Continued

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FREE OPENING ORGAN CONCERT AT TOWN HALL

The Christchurch Town Hall’s splendidly restored Rieger pipe organ will resound again in joyous celebration at two free concerts on Wednesday, March 6. This will be the first time the organ has been heard since the Christchurch earthquakes, brought back to life under the fingers and feet of this city’s renowned concert organist Martin Setchell. … Continued

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Age Concern Canterbury – Holiday Hours

Age Concern Canterbury office will be closed from midday Friday 21st December for the Christmas/New Year Holiday period. The office will reopen on Thursday January 3rd at 9 am. We wish all our clients, supporters and friends a safe and happy Christmas.  

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Edible Garden Awards 2019

Three Community Boards are holding Edible Garden Awards for 2019 in partnership with the Canterbury Horticultural Society. Entry is open to individuals, groups, organisations, schools, etc in the participating Community Board areas: – Linwood-Central-Heathcote – Papanui-Innes – Spreydon-Cashmere Enter your garden, or nominate someone else’s garden (with their permission). All entrants are recognised for their … Continued

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Making it safer and easier to get around as Christchurch grows

The NZ Transport Agency and Christchurch City Council are working on a plan for one of the city’s busiest areas – between Moorhouse Avenue and Brougham Street. Traffic volumes and travel times have increased, and over the past 10 years, 11 people died and 130 people were seriously injured in crashes within the project area. … Continued

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Age Concern Canterbury now approved Total Mobility Agency

Age Concern Canterbury has recently been approved as an agent for the Total Mobility Scheme which assists eligible people to access appropriate transport to enhance their community participation.  This assistance is provided in the form of subsidised door to door transport services.  The national scheme for eligible people is currently funded jointly by regional councils  … Continued

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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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