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new audIo tour
offer your tIme
assisting in op Shops – a great way to be
part of a team, meet new people and pick
up or enhance your customer skills. Charity
shops play a valuable part in assisting people
to recycle and also provide affordable quality
clothing and other goods to those who need
them. In an op Shop there will be roles for
those at the cashier desk, sorting donated
goods, preparing donated goods for onsale in
the shop. So a great variety of opportunities
within one location. these shops play an
important part in fundraising for the charity
which they support. Check out available roles
in these shops at www.volcanmatch.com,
Ōtautahi Christchurch’s links to the icy
continent are celebrated in a new interactive
audio tour through the city centre.
The Antarctic Gateway City Trail has been
put together by ChristchurchNZ and The
Christchurch Antarctic Office and starts on
Colombo Street, near Victoria Square.
The trail takes listeners on a comprehensive
tour of the city and includes 17 geo-location
audio clips detailing a rich Antarctic history
and the stories of scientists, artists and
experts who have visited the icy continent.
The trail provides exclusive insight into
the two new pieces of street art, including
the Scott Base and penguins mural in
Cathedral Square, which is one of the city’s
largest murals. It was created by Oi You! for
To access the tour, download the Listen Up
Ōtautahi app in the App Store or Google
Play, or follow the tour on your computer
Experience the connection.
there are always not for profit organisations
looking for assistance from drivers – you could
be taking patients to medical appointments,
older folks to social/activity programmes, or
others to courses. Check out the available
roles that require a clean driver’s licence at
www.volcanmatch.com, category ‘driving’.
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living life october 2020
Discovering Positive retireMent
As lawyers, we are required to
meet with you and take your
instructions in order to help
you complete the particular
legal task you are planning.
Sometimes when we do this,
we need to take a little extra
time to consider your mental
capacity to make decisions.
Mental capacity is a client’s
capacity to make a decision.
Decision making requires
living that a client:
EXERCiSE thE minD
of the mind that could distort
life • understands the decision their decision making.
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they are having to make
• can discuss with us the
possible options available
to them in a way that shows
they appreciate the risk and
or benefit of those options
• understands the impact
that a decision, or the lack of
a decision, may have on them
or their loved ones
• is able to articulate and
discuss all of the above with
It is important to note that
the level of capacity required
isn’t the same in every
situation. For example, to
make a Will, the legal test
is whether the client knows
they are making a Will
and the effect of doing so,
whether they understand the
extent of the assets they are
dealing with, whether they
comprehend the moral claims
which they ought to give
effect to, and finally whether
they are free of any disorders
However, when giving
instructions to complete
Enduring Powers of
Attorney, the test is lower
and is satisfied if a client
understands the broad
consequences of granting an
enduring power of attorney
and can process the relevant
information and appreciate
the nature and effect of the
power they are giving.
Having these discussions can
be difficult. However if there
is a risk that a client’s Will or
Enduring Power of Attorney
or other decision of a legal nature might
be challenged it is wise for the client to
obtain a medical certificate in respect of
their capacity in consultation with their
A failure to take this basic precaution
may cause uncertainty, delay, cost and
distress later on.
If a client is concerned about this risk it
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is best to discuss with your legal advisor
or general practitioner.
At Harmans we have a specialist seniors
team to help you through the process of
setting up your legal deeds and dealing
with any queries you may have. Contact
Phillipa Shaw on 352-2293 to arrange an
appointment to discuss your situation.
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DisCOvERing POsiTivE RETiREMEnT
C ommunity inf luencer
The aroma of biscuits has filled the home of Gianni
Barbafiera since childhood. Moving his wife and
young daughters from South Africa decades ago
in the quest for a safer environment and a more
opportune life, Gianni spends his days working
for Hamilton Jet and his Saturday mornings at the
Riccarton Farmers Market showcasing his variety
of cultural delicacies at his booth, Wooden Spoon.
Referred to as the ‘biscuit man’, we caught up with
him to talk about his customers favourites.
what’s your history with
My father was born in a small Tuscan town in Italy.
He migrated to South Africa in the early sixties,
where he met my lovely mother and my four
siblings, and I grew up.
My earliest recollections, when I was very young,
probably only three or four years old, include
wonderful memories of a weekly home baking
routine. My grandmother employed a wonderful
cook, who would make a selection of biscuits,
my favourites being the flower shaped one with
a cherry in the middle. Baking was part of my
childhood and upbringing.
The nineties were a period of uncertainty in South
Africa, and so my young family at the time, arrived
in New Zealand, ready to re-start our lives.
a biscuit smorgasbord
Most of our early biscuits had an Italian origin,
but not being bound by the restrictions of Italian
traditions, we were free to explore the entire world
of biscuits. Not only Italian Ricciarelli, Cavallucci
and Biscotti, but German Pheffer Küken,
American Snickerdoodles, Scottish shortbread,
English Garibaldis and more.
My wife is the baker and I’m the front of the house.
We pride ourselves on tradition, authenticity and
any time for a hobby?
Week days are spent with a job I enjoy, Saturdays
are filled with talking with customers who have
become friends, family and I do like to sing in our
Parish choir. Stop by the Biscuit stall, The Wooden
Spoon Saturday morning 9-12 at the Riccarton
enter to win a bag of one
dozen cookies of your choice
from the wooden Spoon.
email your name and contact
details to giveaways@
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nzteCh refLeCtS new
Thanks to COVID we are in the middle of a digital
revolution that is changing the way the world does
business. Technology is supporting the industries
and people that are being disrupted right across
society. Yet the tech sector fails to reflect the
diversity of the world it is enabling.
In a committed move to address this long-standing
issue, NZTech campaigned hard for more diverse
candidates to consider standing for its board.
The message was well received and NZTech’s new
board is the most diverse the sector has ever seen,
which puts the NGO in a great position to better
help the tech ecosystem, and New Zealand, adapt
and evolve in the time of COVID.
NZTech is the voice for technology in New
Zealand. It is a not-for-profit, organisation which
brings together 20 tech associations and more than
1500 member organisations which collectively
employ more than 10 percent of the New Zealand
workforce. The companies and people work
together to help create a more prosperous New
Zealand underpinned by technology.
With three Maori tech leaders on the board the
organisation is well placed to evolve to support
better inclusion in the sector. The NZTech board
has seven women with three in their thirties
spread across New Zealand including Auckland,
Hamilton, Wellington and Christchurch.
Maori and Pasifika tech success will be a
critical driver of economic well-being for all
New Zealanders in coming years, presenting
opportunities for the development of new tech
businesses, new jobs and the creation of a globally
unique approach to New Zealand tech.
While covid is having a detrimental impact on
much of the economy, the New Zealand tech
sector continues to grow and create jobs.
There are more than 100,000 people employed
in New Zealand in the tech sector with several
thousand new tech jobs created every year.
Tech exports are likely to be the second biggest
export earner for New Zealand in 2020, generating
more than $12billion in revenue last year for the
top 200 tech exporters.
“NZTech is working with the Ministry of Business,
Innovation and Employment on the development
of an industry transformation plan designed to
further increase the growth of the tech sector so
it can help economic recovery with increasing
exports and jobs,” says NZTech chief executive
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