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Entries for July 2013

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NZ Newswire, 12/7/13 10am                                                                      Labour is urging the government to reconsider its position on the pension age.  The Treasury on Thursday released long-term fiscal forecasts showing future governments will face serious challenges as the cost of services exceed revenue.

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By Anna Cross, New Zealand News, Newstalk ZB, 1.7.13

The Fire Service is working with Age Concern to try to reduce the number of older people dying in house fires.  A report shows 20 people died in avoidable house fires in the past year. More than two thirds of those were over 50.



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Story by Anna Williams, Marlborough Express, 1.7.13

As the oldest-ever Masters Games competitor in New Zealand, Picton man Ian Mathieson credits keeping active as the key to success for older people.  Mr Mathieson, who celebrated his 99th birthday in May, is set to smash his own record as the oldest competitor by walking in his fifth South Island Masters Games in Nelson in October.



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