63 days ago

How the Office for Seniors can help

The Team from Office for Seniors

Hi Neighbours!

Our Office sits within the Ministry for Social Development. Our role is to improve the lives of older people across New Zealand by providing helpful information, promoting the wellbeing and concerns of seniors and increasing awareness of the issues facing our ageing population. We are here to help!

For useful information, opportunities and stories about seniors, sign up to our SuperSeniors Newsletter here: bit.ly...

Read our Better Later Life strategy, which guides our work to help make the future better for New Zealanders as we age: bit.ly...

We have lots of helpful resources on getting an Enduring Power of Attorney (EPA) on our website: bit.ly...

We are working on making our communities more Age-friendly. Find out about our Community Connects grants here: bit.ly...

Our website also includes important information on Elder Abuse and where to get help: bit.ly...

We know some people don't like Facebook, and that's ok. If you have an account, you can like our page for regular updates, and some fun stuff too! : www.facebook.com...

If you have a question, or would like more information, whether you are over-65, or if you have a close family member or friend who is a senior, you can email us at: osc@msd.govt.nz

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Why 2021 will be the year of the long weekend

The Team Reporter from Stuff

Hey neighbours,

Good news – 2021 is set to be the year of the long weekend.

Five out of 10 public holidays will be Mondayised (or Tuesdayised in one case) next year, which means if you work a standard Monday to Friday week, you can look forward to some extended breaks.

In fact, once you’ve tacked on the weekends, you’ll end up getting a whopping 25 days off out of those 10 stat days, plus your region’s anniversary day.

To find out how to get the most out of your annual leave next year, click here.

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What's On: AGM

Lorraine from West Coast Northland

All Welcome, All Enquiries to midnorthbudgetserv@xtra.co.nz or (09) 4012216
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Poll: What do you think of the Provincial Growth Fund?

Denise Piper Reporter from Northern News

This week Northland got another $30m in loans and grants from the Provincial Growth Fund (PGF), which aims to improve infrastructure and create jobs in the regions. But Labour is now saying it will axe the fund if re-elected, while New Zealand First says the $3b fund has done wonders this term. What do you think? Please explain your answers in the comments below.

What do you think of the Provincial Growth Fund?
  • 0% The fund is good for areas like Northland
    0% Complete
  • 0% The money would be better spent elsewhere
    0% Complete
  • 100% I think it's a good idea but poorly executed
    100% Complete
2 votes