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Hamilton Grey Power March 2018

The Hamilton Grey Power Magazine is a localised edition of the National Grey Power Magazine, reporting on the policies of the Grey Power Federation, concerns of the elderly and reader interest articles which keep the members informed on issues that directly effect them.

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Ryman Peace of Mind Not all retirement villages are the same... % Deferred management fee is capped at 20% This makes it one of the lowest in the retirement sector. So even if you transfer to another townhouse or apartment within a Ryman village, your investment is secure without any hidden costs. 7776 Fixed weekly fees - know what you’ve got to ‘play’ with Few things in life come with certainty. However, Ryman’s fi xed weekly fees provide just that. Your weekly fees are fi xed for the entire time you occupy your townhouse or apartment, guaranteed* Therefore, worries such as increasing council rates are no longer a concern. Full continuum of care - keeping care at the heart of everything we do We understand that your health needs change as you age. Our full continuum of care means that Ryman villages can provide independent living, serviced apartments, resthome care; and in the majority of villages, hospital and specialist dementia care. You can be reassured that, if your needs change, we can continue to look after you. For more information about the Ryman difference or for your free guide to living in a Ryman village phone Trish on 07 853 6148 *Terms and conditions apply 18 Hamilton greypower Magazine | March 2018

Farewell and thank you Bill English Many people have commented to me how sorry they were to hear that our previous Prime Minister Bill English decided last month to retire from Parliament. (At the time of writing his successor as National’s leader is unknown.) Bill has made an enormous contribution to our country in many positive ways during his 27 year political career and I personally hold him and his wife Mary in the highest regard. His prowess as Finance Minister was instrumental in guiding New Zealand through the Global Financial Crisis and ensuring we were one of the first developed countries to get our books back in surplus, while avoiding the austerity measures many other countries implemented, and maintaining support for essential public services. In recent years, Bill’s innovative social investment approach helped revolutionise the way social services are delivered, making a major and positive difference to the lives of vulnerable New Zealanders who require continuing support. He led National to a superb result in the 2017 General Election and was only removed from office thanks to the vagaries of an electoral system which transfers that decision from voters to the leader of a minor party. I was very proud to serve in his Government, latterly as a Minister of the Crown, and I wish Bill, Mary and their children all the very best as they pursue fresh opportunities and enjoy more time together as a family. Best wishes to all local Grey Power members for 2018 and thank you for the many ways in which you also serve and enrich our community. Tim Macindoe MP for Hamilton West Another exciting year ahead for Hamilton Welcome to the New Year which promises to be another big one for Hamilton as a vibrant and growing city. Your support is greatly appreciated and valued. It is a privilege to represent Hamilton East in Parliament again. While in Government, we delivered a lot of important infrastructure to the region, most notably major sections of the Waikato Expressway like Cambridge and Ngaruawahia. Public support for these projects has been outstanding and people really admire what has been done and appreciate the difference it makes. The Hamilton section is well under way too. We cannot wait for completion in 2020. Now that a new Government has taken office, we follow with interest to see what this means for our city and region. During the campaign, they raised the idea of building a $4 billion rail link between Auckland Airport and CBD. This project will come at the expense of other projects like the Waikato Expressway extensions from Cambridge to Tirau and from Cambridge to the foot of the Kaimai Range. We are deeply concerned that the Waikato will be shortchanged and miss out on its fair share of funding relative to its population. We are nearly nine percent of the country and major transport projects must continue in this region to maintain our fair share of future funding. I will be supporting projects that grow our city, holding the Government to account over these issues, and advocating hard on behalf of Hamilton East. Thank you and best wishes. David Bennett MP for Hamilton East YOUR HAMILTON ELECTORATE MPS DAVID BENNETT MP FOR HAMILTON EAST CONTACT A P E W TIM MACINDOE MP FOR HAMILTON WEST CONTACT A P E W 510 Grey Street Hamilton 07 834 3407 davidbennettmp@parliament.govt.nz www.davidbennett.co.nz 543 Te Rapa Road, Hamilton 07 850 6262 macindoe.office@parliament.govt.nz www.timmacindoe.co.nz Funded by Parliamentary Services and Authorised by David Bennett MP, 510 Grey Street, Hamilton East and Tim Macindoe MP, 543 Te Rapa Road, Hamilton. Guinness Beer Cheese Dip Good Irish Dip to put with chippies, pretzels or tortillas. (Prepare ahead in slow cooker). Ingredients 900 grms tasty cheese –cut into small cubes 1 Cup Irish stout beer or Guinness 1/2 cup Salsa 2 Tbsp Worcester Sauce 1 tsp chilli powder ½ tsp onion soup powder ¼ tsp cayenne pepper Method – Heat cheese in slow cooker on high until melted (20 mins) – Stir in all other ingredients. – Keep stirring until mixture is smooth and heated through (10mins) – Pour into small terrines and surround with cut vegetables, or pretzels as above. – Great to have at parties or gatherings of friends. From Allrecipes.com By: HellYesitsSteve Hamilton greypower Magazine | March 2018 19

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