Design and Innovation

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    An end to the capital loss clause?

    23 June 2015

    Retirement village residents are keen to see an end to the capital loss clause, and the Retirement Village Association (RVA) confirms the clause has “probably had its day”.

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    Baby boomers open up about old age

    12 May 2015

    Future government policies will need to be flexible to accommodate the diverse needs of ageing baby boomers, a Victoria University of Wellington researcher has found.

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    Full audit reports for all rest homes to be published

    17 December 2014

    Associate Health Minister Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga has announced that full audit reports for all rest homes will be published online from today in a more reader-friendly format.

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    Questions raised about seminar

    22 October 2014

    A spat between New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) and, the organisation behind online publication NZ Aged Care Housing Weekly, has raised questions about an upcoming seminar organised by

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    Getting your brand right

    Does your branding and marketing tell the right story about your village? JUDE BARBACK talks to branding expert Gill Walker about why good branding is critical to success.

August 2015

May 2015

March 2015

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    A good place to Be

    JUDE BARBACK talks to Guy Eady about life after Oceania and the rise of his new venture, the BeGroup.

October 2014

June 2014

March 2014

  • Let’s snoop around ... Eden Lifestyle Care & Village

    I feel inclined to carefully wipe my feet as I enter Oceania’s newest addition, Eden Lifestyle Care & Village, well-positioned in the heart of Auckland’s Mt Eden. It has only been open for a matter of weeks, and everything, from its perfectly decorated Christmas trees to its beautiful furnishings and deco, glistens with newness.

July 2013

  • A fiery subject

    The new Protection from Fire clauses have got the residential aged care sector hot under the collar about the likelihood of extra costs resulting from expansion or refurbishment.

May 2013

March 2013

  • Let’s snoop around... Pacific Coast

    JUDE BARBACK  traipses down the road to visit the new addition to a growing village.

  • More to the cuppa than meets the eye

    Alexa Andrew’s study of a café in an Otago rest home suggests that cafés may play a more important role in aged care facilities than people might think.

  • From the oldest to the newest

    Building on a long and rich history of care, construction has begun to transform Ranfurly War Veterans’ Home and Hospital in Auckland into a substantial retirement village complex offering a full continuum of care.

September 2012