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Urgent call for revised seniors driving licence procedures

Thanks to all who contributed to our research on what is happening nationwide for those aged 75 and older seeking a Medical Certificate to renew their licence. Your participation ensured that the initial interview on Nine to Noon was followed by 4 radio interviews and a TV interview, plus...

Powers of attorney

Enduring Powers of Attorney (EPA) allow a person to make choices for another when they are deemed to lack the capacity to make rational decisions. Ask around for the best deal. www.justice.govt.nz/family/powers-to-make-decisions/the-court-and-enduring-power-of-attorney-epa/ Not having a power of attorney can mean upsetting consequences such as a longer hospital stay. Older people have waited...

The Rates Burden – Part One

If central government increased taxes at a rate greater than inflation every year for 20 plus years – there would be rioting in the streets – but that is what central government encourages local governments to do – every year. As the country’s demographics change and the population ages, new...

Leo’s rewarding role: Serving his community in retirement

When former NZ Police Road Policing Manager and Hamilton City Councillor Leo Tooman, decided to retire, it wasn’t long before he found the perfect part time job. After a career spanning 48 years with the former Ministry of Transport and then NZ Police, during which time he received recognition for...