Thursday, May 04, 2017

What country is this? No cheating.

Getting seen by a doctor is usually easy (unless you live in a small town or somewhere particularly remote), and healthcare is quite affordable.
... residents and some work visa holders benefit from a public health system that is free or low cost thanks to heavy Government subsidies. Non-residents can also use healthcare services at a cost. ...residents can choose to take out medical insurance for private healthcare, although many...  do not opt for this additional cover. Non-residents should get medical insurance from their home country.
An informative video about the whole... ... health system has been created, and it explains what to expect, and how to get the healthcare you require. This video is presented in English, Hindi or Mandarin.

May 5, 2017

Madeline Anderson on her 110th birthday with Polish Ambassador Zbigniew Gniatkowski.

The oldest living New Zealander (click here) remembers her mother inviting a group of young men over for a meal before World War I, and was already 80 years old when the All Blacks first won the Rugby World Cup.

Madeline Anderson on Thursday marked a milestone even Hallmark doesn't make cards for - 110 years old, celebrated in the Upper Hutt home she's lived in for 68 years.

Born in Dunedin in 1907 when the country's population was not even one million, Anderson is believed to be our oldest living resident.

"It was even better than I expected. We had crowds of people here, and the place was full of cards and flowers," said the sprightly Mrs Anderson.

She was around when refrigerators were introduced into homes and the first plane flew across the Cook Strait....

It is rather amazing to realize small countries that are also democracies can take care of their population like this, but, they do.

New Zealand's (click here) comprehensive health system is built on Kiwis’ inbuilt need to see that everyone gets 'a fair go' in life....