Spring 2017 Newsletter

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Download our current PDF version of the newsletter Spring 2017 Newsletter Trauma Insurance evolves as New Zealanders live longer In New Zealand, our average life expectancy is around 83 for women and 79 for men.  A consequence of living longer is that our lives are more likely to be interrupted with survivable health events. As […]

Spotlight on rising health care costs – Autumn 2017

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Spotlight on rising health care costs – Autumn 2017 Newsletter

Changing seasons – changing needs

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Changing seasons – changing needs

Hang on to your new home

Posted by on Feb 7, 2017 in Newsletter | No Comments

SPRING 2015 Hang on to your new home Buying a new home is a major step forward in life. It’s the biggest investment you’re likely to make – and it’s a commitment that can affect not only you, but your family too. So it pays to play it safe and protect yourself for all eventualities.  […]

In Memory of Sarah

Posted by on Jun 28, 2014 in Newsletter | No Comments

Autumn 2014   In memory of Sarah Michael and Sarah met while visiting Japan on a Lions Club scholarship, moving to England, where Sarah completed an MA in Irish literature at LeedsUniversity, followed by a doctorate in modern poetry at OxfordUniversity. She then lectured English literature in Oxford. Michael became a lawyer. Marrying in Oxford […]

Proactive about health

Posted by on May 29, 2013 in Newsletter | No Comments

Autumn 2013 Proactive about health Campaigns such as Movember, where guys sprout moustaches of all shapes and sizes to promote prostate awareness and men’s health, and Breast Cancer Take Action month that encourages women to be proactive and make breast cancer awareness part of their life, are important in understanding symptoms and seeking help when […]

Health insurance – to pay or not to pay?

Posted by on Oct 29, 2012 in Newsletter | No Comments

Spring 2012 Health insurance – to pay or not to pay? Did you know that around 1.4 million Kiwis have health insurance? With a good public health system why would such a significant number of New Zealanders choose to pay for health insurance? We are fortunate to have a good public health system in New […]

Health Insurance – Can you afford not to have it?

Posted by on May 15, 2012 in Newsletter | No Comments

Autumn 2012 Health Insurance – Can you afford not to have it? At one time, health insurance was only for those who preferred to use the private health system. But times have changed. With the cost of medical treatments and the availability of new procedures and drugs increasing, more and more New Zealanders are going […]

Stress is natural – how to survive it

Posted by on Oct 25, 2011 in Newsletter | No Comments

Spring 2011 Stress is natural – how to survive it Stress can be defined as our physical and emotional response to the demands of our environment and our everyday lives, and goodness knows the people of Christchurch have endured more than enough in the past 12 months. Stress is a natural part of how we […]

Shaken and stirred – and doing what’s important

Posted by on Jun 2, 2011 in Newsletter | No Comments

Autumn 2011 Shaken and stirred – and doing what’s important The September 4 Canterbury earthquake proved to be the dress rehearsal for a far more devastating event, which, on February 22 shook the city of Christchurch and its people, causing death, destruction to vast areas of the central business district and eastern suburbs, and placing […]