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Loneliness news

Check out over 90 of the latest news items on loneliness in New Zealand.


Stemming the tide of loneliness

Review:  Today Professor Merryn Gott of the University of Auckland wrote an opinion piece in Newsroom, a NZ-based, independent news and current affairs website. She

Honourable Tracey Martin

New positive ageing strategy

Review:  Today Seniors Minister Tracey Martin announced a refresh of the Positive Ageing Strategy “to shape the policies needed to help older New Zealanders live

Honourable Tracey Martin
Office for Seniors

From Minister Tracey Martin

Review:  Today the Minister for Seniors, Tracey Martin, addressed  loneliness in the April issue of the SuperSeniors Newsletter – which is prepared by the Office

Volunteering NZ

Volunteering for happiness

Review:  Today Ione Slater of Volunteering New Zealand wrote of the happiness to be derived from volunteering.  The article reports that one million Kiwis volunteer,

Newstalk ZB

Calls for loneliness to be taken seriously

Review:  Today Alex Braae of Newstalk ZB reported on the call by psychotherapist Kyle MacDonald for loneliness to be taken seriously. Feature photo: Getty Images


Modern loneliness

Review:  Today the RNZ Five O’clock Report interviewed researcher Hamish Jamieson about loneliness in New Zealand society.  Loneliness is a big problem in most first

Newstalk ZB

Do we need a Minister for Loneliness?

Review:  Today Chris Lynch of Newstalk ZB interviewed Dr Hamish Jamieson about loneliness in New Zealand.  Dr Jamieson believes loneliness (and, in particular, isolation) is


UK appoints Minister for Loneliness

Review:  Today Newshub reports on the appointment of Tracey Couch as the first Minister of Loneliness, in the UK. She will continue the good work

Otago Daily Times

Remembering older citizens at Christmas

Review:  Today Emma Perry of the Otago Daily Times reports on the difficult time faced by Older Adults over the Christmas period.  According to Age Concern

Otago Daily Times

Reasons elderly feel lonely revealed

Review:  Today John Gibb of the Otago Daily Times reported on the University of Otago study of loneliness among Older Adults (see our summary of

Otago Daily Times

‘Loneliness’ behind child abuse photos

Review:  Today Rob Kidd of the Otago Daily Times reported on a 22-year-old Balclutha man who pleaded guilty in court to sharing child abuse photos