Hang on to your new home

February 7, 2017Newsletter

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.  … Read More

In Memory of Sarah

June 28, 2014Newsletter

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 … Read More

Proactive about health

May 29, 2013Newsletter

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 … Read More

Health insurance – to pay or not to pay?

October 29, 2012Newsletter

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 … Read More

Health Insurance – Can you afford not to have it?

May 15, 2012Newsletter

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 … Read More

Stress is natural – how to survive it

October 25, 2011Life tips, Newsletter

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 … Read More

Shaken and stirred – and doing what’s important

June 2, 2011Newsletter

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 … Read More

‘She’ll be right’ often isn’t

November 23, 2010Newsletter

Spring 2010 ‘She’ll be right’ often isn’t Did you know that over a lifetime, fathers have seven fewer Father’s Days than mothers have Mother’s Days? This is because men generally start parenting later in life and because women have a longer life span. Recent research confirms a marked gap in life expectancy between men and … Read More