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Country Carers by Margaret Pittaway

Margaret Pittaway, the Health and Social Development spokesperson for Rural Women New Zealand, looks at the history of support for rural carers, current challenges faced by many in isolated settings and the technology based solutions they are utilising.

Young caring with Mercy

My eldest brother Ollie needs a lot of help and often we miss out on sports and other activities. Sometimes people stare at us but I don’t mind, other times…

To the end of the world and back again: family carers do it every day

In May Carers NZ will highlight the importance of wellbeing for carers, suggesting ways to plan for 30 minutes of daily time out.

Health of Older People Consultation: Why didn’t more carers participate?

Carers of older people, and older carers, are the biggest caring community of all … but they are also stressed and time poor.

NZ Dementia Summit 2015: A Carer’s View

Sarah Scott reviews the Summit, held at Te Papa in November.

Surviving on superannuation

Most in advanced age rely on pension, says new study by the University of Auckland.

The Specialist

Octogenerian New Plymouth blogger Frank Gaze knows some of his physiology is ‘a funny shape’. He learns more from his specialist.

Euthanasia not black and white

By Laurie Hilsgen I support the disability movement’s concerns about legalising euthanasia and what this means for people who have high support needs, and the elderly, and the chronically ill.…