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27 June, 2014

Call for New Zealanders to protect their future

Senior Citizens Minister Jo Goodhew has launched an information campaign encouraging people to protect their futures by setting up an enduring power of attorney (EPA).

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13 June, 2014

Protecting your future made easier

Senior Citizens Minister Jo Goodhew is looking at simplifying the process and reducing the barriers to setting up enduring powers of attorney (EPA).

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13 June, 2014

Inclusive communities help prevent elder abuse

Older people are entitled to feel safe and live free of fear, says Senior Citizens Minister Jo Goodhew.

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10 June, 2014

SuperGold successfully targets legal services

Senior Citizens Minister Jo Goodhew says the latest SuperGold recruitment campaign has achieved its aim of signing up more law firms.

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8 April, 2014

$170,000 to expand elder abuse services

Senior Citizens Minister Jo Goodhew has today announced an additional $170,000 for two new specialist Elder Abuse and Neglect Prevention (EANP) services, one in Wairoa and one in Rotorua which will also cover Kawerau.

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7 April, 2014

Plan ahead and keep moving

Senior Citizens Minister Jo Goodhew has today welcomed the release of the revised and retitled brochure, "No car? No problem! Getting around your community without a car."

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5 March, 2014

11,000 reasons to use your SuperGold Card

Senior Citizens Minister Jo Goodhew has today announced that the SuperGold programme now has more than 11,000 business outlets offering discounts to over 630,000 older New Zealanders.

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18 February, 2014

New Carers’ Strategy Action Plan launched

Senior Citizens Minister Jo Goodhew has today launched the Carers’ Strategy Action Plan for 2014 to 2018.

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20 December, 2013

Holiday pinch no excuse for elder abuse

Senior Citizens Minister Jo Goodhew says it’s not OK to pressure older family members into giving or lending money to cope with holiday season costs.

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6 December, 2013

New name to better reflect artificial limb services

Senior Citizens Minister Jo Goodhew has today announced that the New Zealand Artificial Limb Board is changing its name.

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29 October, 2013

SuperGold – found in translation

Senior Citizens Minister Jo Goodhew is pleased to announce that Auckland’s over 65s will now be able to access SuperGold information in other languages.

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1 October, 2013

Putting the focus on older New Zealanders

The steps being taken to make sure our growing ageing population remains healthy and independent were today outlined by the Senior Citizens Minister Jo Goodhew.

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1 October, 2013

Older people’s economic contribution increasing

Projections on the economic contribution our ageing population will make over the next four decades show older people will have a more positive impact than previously thought, Senior Citizens Minister Jo Goodhew says.

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30 July, 2013

SuperGold card now covers 10,000 business outlets

Senior Citizens Minister Jo Goodhew is delighted that the SuperGold programme has surpassed 10,000 business outlets.

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17 June, 2013

Consultation on draft Carers’ Strategy Action Plan

Senior Citizens Minister Jo Goodhew has announced the opening of consultation on the second Carers’ Strategy Action Plan.

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14 June, 2013

We all have a role to play in preventing elder abuse

Elder abuse and neglect needs to stop and it is up to all of us to work together to prevent it, says Senior Citizens Minister Jo Goodhew.

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26 February, 2013

New housing design advisory service for Canterbury

Senior Citizens Minister Jo Goodhew and Disability Issues Minister Tariana Turia are pleased to announce the funding of a new advisory service available to Canterbury people planning to re-build or renovate their earthquake damaged homes.

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26 February, 2013

Public consultation on enduring powers of attorney

Public feedback is being sought as part of a review of the 2007 amendments to enduring powers of attorney provisions, Senior Citizens Minister Jo Goodhew announced today.

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5 December, 2012

Celebrating volunteers and increasing older people’s social connections

International Volunteer Day every 5 December is an opportunity to thank the many New Zealanders who contribute their time and skills to make our communities better places to live, says Community and Voluntary Sector and Senior Citizens Minister Jo Goodhew.

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23 November, 2012

Golden year for SuperGold

Senior Citizens Minister Jo Goodhew is applauding the continued growth of the SuperGold programme.

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28 September, 2012

Celebrating longevity: the shape of the future

The International Day of Older Persons next Monday (1 October) is a chance to consider the benefits our society gains from people living longer, says Senior Citizens Minister Jo Goodhew.

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13 September, 2012

Older volunteers to work with Neighbourhood Policing Teams

Senior Citizens Minister Jo Goodhew is welcoming the launch of a new initiative which will help keep older people safe by linking Office for Senior Citizens Volunteer Community Coordinators (VCCs) with Neighbourhood Policing Teams (NPTs).

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13 July, 2012

2,000 new businesses added to SuperGold Card

Senior Citizens Minister Jo Goodhew is delighted by a recent SuperGold recruitment drive which has seen 2,000 new businesses join the scheme in the past two months.

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15 June, 2012

Preventing elder abuse is a community responsibility

Senior Citizens Minister Jo Goodhew is calling for communities to speak out about elder abuse.

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18 May, 2012

SuperGold Card businesses to double

Senior Citizens Minister Jo Goodhew today announced a new goal to double the number of businesses in the SuperGold scheme to 3,000 by the end of 2014.

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5 May, 2012

Better home and community services for older people

Associate Health Minister Jo Goodhew says the Government’s serious about improving the health care which older people receive at home and in the community.

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