Village Voice

Sun-seeking retirees flocking to the Bay of Plenty and East Coast

Sun-seeking retirees flocking to the Bay of Plenty and East Coast

Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Seduced by the weather and quieter lifestyle retirees aged 75 and over are flocking to Bay of Plenty, Hawkes Bay and Gisborne to take up residence in the growing number of retirement villages. Read more
Comparing Australia and New Zealand’s retirement systems.

Comparing Australia and New Zealand’s retirement systems.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Australia and New Zealand are similar in many ways but how we save for retirement is quite different. Who does it better? Read more
Parkinson’s has made me a better MD

Parkinson’s has made me a better MD

Sunday, May 28, 2017
After 18 years, Ryman Healthcare Managing Director Simon Challies steps down and discusses how retirement villages have changed over the past 20 years. Read more
Historic Pay Increase for NZ Aged Care Workers.

Historic Pay Increase for NZ Aged Care Workers.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017
The Government has announced a $2 billion package to address the pay inequity in the aged care sector, benefiting more than 55,000 workers. Read more
Village Guide Book Recommendations 2017

Village Guide Book Recommendations 2017

Monday, March 13, 2017
Looking for a great new book? Scroll through our list of facebook fan favourites! There's something for everyone, from mystery and romance through to history and true stories! Read more
NZ superannuation changes

NZ superannuation changes

Tuesday, March 07, 2017
It's official, Bill English has announced that the NZ superannuation age is moving from 65 to 67. A quick summary of the changes and how it will affect you. Read more
Will the eligibility age for New Zealand Super go up before the general election?

Will the eligibility age for New Zealand Super go up before the general election?

Monday, March 06, 2017
Prime minister Bill English caused a stir over the weekend when he hinted at raising the age of eligibility for New Zealand Super. Read more
Are manners still important in today's society?

Are manners still important in today's society?

Saturday, February 18, 2017
Are we also raising a generation of ill-mannered children and who is responsible for teaching a child how to behave appropriately? Read more
Vinyl records make a come back

Vinyl records make a come back

Tuesday, February 14, 2017
The deaths of some music world giants was a key driver in vinyl sales, as people invested in records as a mementos Read more
Keeping Safe from Scams

Keeping Safe from Scams

Saturday, December 10, 2016
Scamming seniors is one of the most prevalent crimes worldwide. Scams come in all shapes and sizes so it's important to know what to look out for. The bottom line - If you are asked for personal information or money unexpectedly – do not provide it! Read more