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When can I get my hands on my Aussie superannuation savings? Article from Sunday Star Times summarising some aspects about being able to transfer NZers Aussie superan. accounts to KiwiSaver from 1 July. If this concerns you, come and talk to us about what your options are.
AF Scholarship recipient Ben Oliver isn’t showing any signs of slowing down; Ben recently took out the U/19 NZ MTB Cup Series title and is next headed to the Oceania Mountain Bike Champs in Hobart, followed by the World Mountain Bike Cup Series in Germany and Czech Republic!
Double success for dance in AMP's Do Your Thing Scholarship programme Since 1998, AMP have been helping Kiwis do great things! With more than $2 million awarded across the country, 130 plus Kiwis have been able to do outstanding things in their fields. This year dance has had double success in the AMP Do Your Thing scholarship scheme. Tanemahuta Gray, Peoples Choice winner The People’s Choice Scholarship is awarded to one applicant selected by AMP Judging Panel from the five applicants who received the most votes from members of the New Zealand public. Tane is the very first AMP’s People's Choice scholarship for a dance project and first recipient of Maori descent. The $10,000 from this scholarship will be used towards his next show, "Tiki Taane Mahuta". Tanemahuta says, "This project is to create bi-cultural, aerial dance-theatre productions to be staged in NZ and overseas. Tiki Taane Mahuta combines “a strong narrative with a dynamic fusion of Māori martial arts, contemporary dance, hip hop & aerial theatre to the music of Tiki Taane." Tane will build the full length version of Tiki Taane Mahuta to be staged at the Isaac Theatre Royal from May 7-9, through his new dance theatre company “Aotearoa Aerial Theatre Company”. Tanemahuta is a highly respected dance artist and practitioner in the NZ dance industry and his expertise in Mau Raakau and Kapa Haka in combination with the introduction of hip hop, a genre that is fast growing in popularity in Aotearoa, will provide a unique movement voice in NZ. To present the first season of this work in Christchurch, where Tiki Taane grew up brings a top quality and fresh performance production for the newly rebuilt Isaac Theatre Royal, providing local audiences, who have had limited opportunities to see new works due to venue closures since the earthquake. This is the first major work undertaken by Tanemahuta to be presented in Christchurch since his production of Maui – One Man Against the Gods in 2006 and no doubt there will be many people in the arts arena interested to see his next major work. Tane is also one of DANZ’s LEOTC tutors providing workshops to schools in Maori contemporary dance. See more. Olivia Russell - Advicefirst Canterbury regional recipient Olivia is using the $5000 scholarship to help set up Dance Outreach NZ. Dance Outreach is a semi-professional dance company that will be taking dance to rest homes and the elderly, to fundraisers for the Christchurch rebuild and the community. 200 applicants were shortlisted down to eight, with Olivia winning for her passion, focus and ability to engage with the community. Olivia's goal is to create a touring company that is focused on performing works infused with emotive narratives to those whom would otherwise not have access. Olivia says, "Dance Outreach NZ is a dance company for the community. It's primary objective is to create a touring company focused on performing works, infused with emotive narratives that are culturally diverse enough to cross international barriers." Dance Outreach NZ will provide talented NZ dancers with local employment and apprenticeships and perform for those who would otherwise not have the opportunity to experience the art form, such as the elderly, disadvantaged, the hospitalised, imprisoned, and the full spectrum of school students. Access to classes and scholarships for further training will also be available. "Dance can be used as a vehicle for hope, an expression of living life to its fullest, an extension of love and an opportunity to bring communities together. We will not rest until we see this opportunity made possible for everyone to experience . The mentors I have chosen have between them a seemingly limitless experience with dance in the communities of the world, and know how to reach an audience in a relational and approachable way," says Olivia.
Did you know that you can apply for discounts from ACC for your ACC levies? You can get up to 10% - 50% discount depending on your business situation. This is just one of the many areas that we review when looking at your Business Insurance. Talk to us today to have a review of your situation.
Fidelity Life works hard to find ways to help policyholders at claim time. The following is a real life example where our claims team were able to be a little flexible in their interpretation of a policy wording in order to pay out a claim for a seriously ill policyholder. Our policyholder, Fiona, is female. She went to her GP with facial pain, thought to be sinusitis. Her GP referred her to a specialist who ordered a CT scan. The scan revealed an intracranial tumour, but it was sitting in an inoperable location. She had accelerated trauma cover with Fidelity Life and asked us to consider a claim under the benign brain tumour definition. In order to meet the definition at the time of her claim, Fiona needed to either suffer permanent impairment or to require surgical removal of the lesion. The impairment could not be determined as permanent and due to the inoperable location, this was not an option. Therefore the conditions of the benign brain tumour definition were not met. However even though no surgery was possible to remove the tumour, the condition was severe enough to warrant radiotherapy. Fidelity Life’s claim team believed the radiotherapy in this instance to be the equivalent of surgery and the claim was accepted and paid in full. Fidelity Life’s claim team consider each claim carefully and when illnesses fall just outside a particular definition we review them with special care. We want to be able to provide help for our policyholders at these critical times of need. *This is a real-life claim, but names and personal information have been changed to protect privacy.