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Caregiver: “Pay equity settlement has changed my life”

Caregivers are excited at the prospect of another pay increase as the pay equity settlement rolls into its second year. Meanwhile employers have welcomed a funding supplement to assist with the increased wage costs.

World’s first cookbook for people in palliative care

A dying man's request for lobster inspired a new cookbook created especially to prepare beautiful and appetising food for people in end-of-life care.

Heritage making headway

INsite chats to STEPHEN MURRAY, General Manager Villages & Marketing at Heritage Lifecare Limited about Heritage Lifecare’s recent expansion boom.

Aged care sector faces nurse shortage

The rest home sector has raised serious concerns about the shortage of aged care nurses as DHB-union negotiations and current immigration policy settings are likely to deter many nurses from working in aged care.

Breaking news: Rest homes overfunded by $34m while others face closure

A leaked Ministry of Health document reveals pay equity funding will see some rest homes overfunded by millions while others face closure. By JUDE BARBACK.

Taranaki rest home faces closure due to pay equity struggles

A Taranaki rest home is facing closure, citing struggles to stay viable in the wake of the pay equity legislation.

Pay equity settlement – what does it mean for workers?

Here are some examples of what the pay equity settlement means for workers on the minimum wage and the three different areas of the workforce affected by today's announcement.

Ray Lind resigns as Careerforce CEO

JUDE BARBACK catches up with Careerforce’s Ray Lind, who today announced his resignation from the industry training organisation.

John Ryall: 2017 a bumper year for aged care workers

E tū's Assistant National Secretary JOHN RYALL says the problems with funding the pay equity settlement should not detract from the justice of delivering higher pay for care workers.

Senior playgrounds on the rise in New Zealand

Fitness parks for older people are growing in popularity overseas. Maurice Broome is keen to see more of these senior playgrounds emerge in New Zealand.

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