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94-year-old remembers his fallen crewmates

In 1939, 16 year old Norman Streeter enlisted in the Royal Air Force. This ANZAC Day, Norman reflected on his time in the service on land and in the air, but most significantly, the crash that ended his war experience.

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Everyday items evoke memories

Volunteers from the Central Hawke's Bay Settlers Museum arrived at Atawhai rest home with a very special suitcase. From shearing gear to spark plugs, these everyday items evoked all sorts of memories for our residents.

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Millie a purr-fect mate for Atawhai residents

Since Millie was rescued from the SPCA 3 years ago, she has brought utmost joy and happiness to Atawhai residents' lives. So much so, she even scored herself a spot on TV making her the face of the infamous Oceania Magic Moments ad.

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Stoke students make unlikely buddies

Age is just a number when it comes to the special laughs, conversations and connections shared between Wharerangi Rest Home residents and Stoke Primary School students.

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Aged Care rewarding career option for all

Never thought about Aged Care as a career path? Think again. Diversional Therapist, Deborah Watts, explains why it's such a rewarding and varied environment to work in.

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Music brings memories

It's amazing what memories, and even feelings, can be triggered simply by the lyrics and tune of a song. Our award winning I Love Music programme allows residents, and their families, to enjoy their old time favourites on one single device.

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Wartime in New Caledonia

In the final of this three part series, war veteran, Jim Carrington, recalls his memories of being deployed in New Caledonia during World War II.

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Focus shifts to Vietnam War

Many Kiwi's have historically struggled to support our soldiers who served in the Vietnam War. Now that Anzac Day has a greater focus than solely World War II, many may need to review their past beliefs and recognise all war veterans such as Raeburn's Dennis Warner.

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Breaking the stigma of rest home food

Chef Adriano Lopez is transforming the way people think about rest home food. Every day our residents at Wharerangi in Taupo enjoy restaurant-quality meals that taste as good as they look.

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