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Inspiring stories captured

Inspiring stories captured

Kāpiti writer Angela Robertson told a full house at the Ocean Road Community Centre that…

October 18, 2021
Being Older and Bolder in Kāpiti

Being Older and Bolder in Kāpiti

Kāpiti writer Angela Robertson is all about maximising potential as she prepares to launch her…

October 9, 2021
Kāpiti book launch honours Anzacs

Kāpiti book launch honours Anzacs

Former platoon commander Lieutenant Colonel Tony Howell told a full Club Vista at Paraparaumu that…

September 4, 2021

Bill Manhire – just Wow

August 24, 2021

Bill Manhire lives in Kāpiti and his voice belongs to the world. To hear him speak you might think Manhire something of a toff or as my mother would say he is very well spoken. Yet very few poets capture what is quintessentially Kiwi better than Manhire. He is both public bar and private bar, beach and town. Here is a poet who dives into his inner…

Grey Power angered by power outages

August 15, 2021

The Grey Power NZ Federation, representing senior citizens, has reacted with anger to the power outages which left thousands of homes across the North Island without electricity for several hours on Monday night, one of the coldest of the year. Federation President Jan Pentecost says it was particularly concerning that the blackout appears not to have been caused by a lack of generating capacity but a decision…

New Zealand Needs To Invest In Elder Abuse Education And Prevention

August 3, 2021

Age Concern New Zealand are calling for funding to be invested its vital elder abuse prevention and education programmes which complement the Governments Elder Abuse Response Service (EARS). “The Elder Abuse Response Service is great for supporting the victims of elder abuse, but we need this same investment in education and prevention of elder abuse, says Stephanie Clare, Chief Executive at Age Concern New Zealand. “We need…

Kāpiti Volunteer stories wanted

June 17, 2021

As part of National Volunteer Week 2021 Volunteer Kāpiti want to celebrate and recognise your volunteer experiences. “Tell us how your team of volunteers connected and worked together to benefit the Kāpiti Community. This could also involve stories about how your team have had to change or reimagine the way they work during this COVID recovery period. “We welcome all stories (big or small acts!). Each story…

Exercise industry appeals for older Kiwis to get fitter, before the covid vaccine

January 23, 2021

January 21, 2021 New Zealand’s exercise industry is supporting the rollout of the covid-19 vaccine and protecting the people most vulnerable, ExerciseNZ chief executive Richard Beddie says. He was commenting on the very latest Trinity College Dublin research which found adults aged 60 and older should exercise, such as a brisk walk, at least two to three times per week before being vaccinated. Exercise is a preventative…

Top five tips for retirees

September 30, 2020

There is no doubt we’re in topsy-turvy times. But it’s not just our everyday lives that have been tipped upside down, the economy and financial markets have been on a rollercoaster too, leaving many of us concerned about our finances. We asked financial adviser Liz Koh for her top tips on riding out the COVID-19 financial storm. The good news is her advice for retirees remains largely unchanged, so…

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