Director-General of Health, Dr. Ashley Bloomfield, is urging New Zealander’s to get the flu vaccine in 2020. Influenza is more than just a bad cold. Flu vaccines can protect us against the dangers of this virus. We’ve answered some of your most common questions, below.
As we settle into lockdown, we know many Kiwi parents will be feeling a little unsure about having to navigate their families through these unprecedented times. To answer some of your burning questions, we turned to our resident parenting expert Nathan Wallis for guidance.
Sunglasses are so much more than an adorable fashion accessory for kids. Slathering your child with sunscreen and popping on a hat is standard practice for many parents. But, do your children wear sunglasses and have you ever wondered if they need to? The answer is yes. So let’s look at some ‘eye-opening’ facts as to why they should:
Parenting can often be a 24/7 job. So, when you have a multitude of other things to juggle (whether that's work, friends, health and fitness, or “me time”) on top of spending time with the kids, how does that impact our perceptions of how well we’re parenting?
When it comes to being a first-time parent, the age-old adage ‘expect the unexpected’ probably sums it up best. While we’re all different and everyone eventually develops their own style of parenting, there’s one thing all parents have in common – when the baby first arrives, it’s all new for both of you.
Whether you have health insurance for everyday things that help you stay healthy, like seeing the dentist or physio, or have more comprehensive hospital cover for ‘just in case’, it’s good to know that with nib, your health cover is there when you need it.
So if you do need to use your cover, we’re glad we can support your better health – and we want to make it easy for you to claim (it’s how it should be).
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