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Men’s Health Week

June 5, 2024

So how’s this for timing then, from the 1News website… King Charles III returns to public duties with cancer charity trip “… Unlike most royals before him, Charles chose to publicly disclose details about his health when he first underwent treatment for an enlarged prostate and later when he was diagnosed with cancer. The decision…


How our Thoughts Govern what we feel

May 29, 2024

We have between 5,000 and 60,000 thoughts every day. Left unguarded, thoughts can create a myriad of mental, emotional and physical conditions. Left unguarded, our thoughts can make it very difficult to move forward in life, especially after experiencing a…

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The Spirit of Anzac

April 23, 2024

In 2000 I was honoured to be deployed with the New Zealand Deforce on the peacekeeping mission to East Timor. East Timor had been under foreign rule through most of its history, and most recently it had been under Indonesian…

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Positive Ageing; an Oxymoron?

April 10, 2024
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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…

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Death Notices: A Dying Art

March 26, 2024

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…

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Can you put the “fun” in “funeral”?

March 12, 2024

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,…

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Financial Loss, Grief & Resilience

March 5, 2024
Financial Loss And Grief

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…

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Men’s Lives Matter Too

February 27, 2024

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…

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Valentine’s Day and Grief

February 12, 2024
Valentine’s Day And Grief

As the first Valentine’s Day after the death of your loved partner nears, it can seem like an insurmountable and depressing holiday. for people who are grieving, most holidays can be stressful times and Valentine’s Day certainly can be a…

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Roll End Credits

January 31, 2024
Roll Credits

When I finished high school, I dived headlong into the world of broadcasting with all its glitz and glamour. Well, actually, I held a microphone on the end of a bamboo pole for 10 hours a day for the production…

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