66 days ago

Seniors Newsletter

The Team from Office for Seniors

We have released the first edition of our newly revamped Seniors newsletter, which you can read here: officeforseniors.govt.nz...

In this issue we catch up with a veteran fencer, delve into all things insurance and discuss a bit about our Digital Literacy programme, plus more.

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6 hours ago

Busting the Common myths on creating a will

Public Trust

Stewart Harvey, Principal Trustee at Public Trust Waikato, says "seizing the moment" is essential so things aren't left to chance - and it's easier than you think. Stewart had a chat with Stuff.co.nz recently, check out the article in the link below.

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9 hours ago

Opening three new multimillion-dollar hotels in Queenstown to come with 'challenges'

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from Otago News

Opening three new multimillion-dollar hotels in Queenstown – before international tourism resumes – will come with “challenges”, hoteliers say.

A 120-room Sudima Hotel will open its doors in the Five Mile precinct in Frankton on December 23.

It will be the third hotel to open in the Wakatipu Basin in the space of a month, following the 41-room Quest Queenstown at Frankton's Remarkables Park in November, and the 182-room Holiday Inn, also at Remarkables Park, on Monday.

Sudima Hotels New Zealand chief operating officer Les Morgan was realistic about what the next year might look like for the 4.5-star hotel, saying they would operate “leanly” until the border opened up again. Read more here.

1 day ago

There's something about Mary: The Otago woman who lives life in shades of pink

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from Otago News

“Nobody looks at pink and cries.”

This is 68-year-old Mary Keith’s simple explanation for her extraordinary lifestyle.

“What is wrong with all these people wearing black?” she says. “You see black at funerals and people are crying. It is not a happy colour. But pink is.”

Today, she is known as Otago’s pink lady, so much so that an automobile paint company even named a paint colour after her a few years ago – a glittery pink called Mad Mary’s Pink.

But Keith says she is certainly not mad, just happy to make people smile. “If you can leave here and think I have lived my best life and put smiles on faces, then what else matters? Nothing." Read more here.