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Entries for March 2013

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Stuff.co.nz, 17 March 2013 [original article in Sunday Star-Times 17/3/13]

Age Concern's Louise Collins co-ordinates the society's national effort to combat elder abuse, and she reckons New Zealand has an ingrained lack of respect for the elderly.

Collins believes it will also require a conscious effort by society to develop strategies that will detect signs of elder abuse, something society as a whole is pretty weak at.



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University of Waikato, Press Release, 18 March 2013

South Waikato farmer and environmentalist Gordon Stephenson, of Waotu, near Putaruru, will receive an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Waikato for his lengthy and ongoing contribution to the environment.



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TV One News, March 16, 2013  Source: Fairfax NZ Media 

Sex workers are blackmailing and exploiting elderly men in a saga of sinister and humiliating abuse, an expert says.  The often unreported issue is a dark secret of elder abuse and victims come forward only when they are desperate, an expert says.



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Waikato Times,  LIBBY WILSON, 11 March 2013

They came in their droves to admire Fiats, make pizza, lick gelato and peruse pasta at the Italian festival in Hamilton yesterday.



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Newstalk ZB, March 10 2013

Hamilton fencing firm Gallagher is marking 75 years in business today.

To celebrate, Sir William Gallagher will unveil a statue of Captain John Charles Hamilton, which has been gifted to the company as a present.

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Waikato Times 4/3/13 Jonathan Carson

Light rainfall over Waikato yesterday did "next to nothing" to relieve the region's parched farmlands and hot, dry weather is forecast to return for at least another week.

The first drops of rain in months came at 9am and it showered steadily for about 30 minutes. Then it stopped.  The clouds gave way to a blazing and all-too-familiar sun, which dried up any surface water before it could do any good.



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Waikato Times 2/3/13  Aaron Leaman

A Te Awamutu accountant's pursuit of entrepreneurial success saw him funnel clients' money into a speculative cigarette importing business, costing his victims hundreds of thousands of dollars.  Judge Arthur Tompkins noted the "corrosive effect" of Gary Hobbs' offending as he sentenced the 46-year-old yesterday to three years and seven months' jail. Hobbs was convicted of 14 counts of theft by a person in a special relationship after a trial in Hamilton District Court last year.



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Press Release, 28 February 2013, Mary Anne Gill, Communications Director WHDB

The countdown is on ……. 17 weeks until Waikato District Health Board's Older Persons and Rehabilitation Building opens in Hamilton.

The $40 million building has stunning views overlooking Hamilton’s Lake Rotoroa and will combine services currently spread around five locations on the Wairoa Waikato hospital campus into one location, for the first time ever.



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