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Positive Ageing; an Oxymoron?

April 10, 2024

We attended the Positive Aging Expo last weekend, and were impressed with the number and variety of groups and agencies represented. It’s a catchy title – ‘Positive Ageing’. It captures the opportunities available to people despite reaching and surpassing their SuperGold card eligibility date; places to live, places to go, activities to do, groups to…


Death Notices: A Dying Art

A Dying Art… People have recently been shocked by the announcement of cuts to TV News at Newshub, and then by the announcement that there would be cuts at TVNZ. I suppose we shouldn’t be at all surprised; an institution funded by advertising revenue is always going to be at the mercy of the mighty…

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Can you put the “fun” in “funeral”?

This is one of those “Frequently Asked Questions” or FAQs. The answer is very simple, and at the same time, very complex. Here it is: “Well, Yes and No”. An alternative answer, equally as helpful, is, “It all depends…” So, there you have it. But depends on what, on tradition? Tradition says No; funerals are…

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Financial Loss And Grief

Financial Loss, Grief & Resilience

Financial loss is not only about money You may wonder if people can actually experience grief over losing their job and their income, or losing money or assets from a bad investment, or a business collapse. The truth is that we grieve over any kind of loss. Because we are accustomed to think of grief…

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Men’s Lives Matter Too

I love this billboard. It shows the true grit nature of the male of the species, with more than just a hint of irony showing that true grit isn’t working so well. What is really encouraging is that we’ve come a long way from where we used to be; the staunch male who toughs it…

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