Welcome to our July issue of In-Touch with Keystone

Where has the year gone?

It certainly doesn't feel like four months since our March e-letter. I hope this email finds you doing really well and that your 2018 is right on track. Please take some time for yourself to sit back and have a read of this month's article and tidbits of useful information. If you have any feedback, please don't hesitate to get In-Touch!  

How can I make my life insurance premiums cheaper?

Life insurance prices can vary significantly, and because the premiums are something you’re likely to be paying over a long period of time, you’re probably keen to keep yours as low as possible. While you have some control over how much you pay, there are other factors that affect the price of your premium that you can’t change. Here are some tips for making sure you're not paying too much for your life insurance.


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Upcoming health and awareness events

Personal insurance helps to protect you financially if you suffer from an illness or injury. Knowing more about the conditions that result in insurance claims could help you to avoid them. So, in each issue of In-Touch, we're highlighting some of the great events in our community that help raise awareness of these issues and encourage people to contribute towards research that might help you or your family in the future. Check out what's coming up over the next couple of months:

  • July 28th - World Hepatitis Day. An initiative to help identify undiagnosed cases of viral hepatitis and work towards the elimination of the disease worldwide.

  • August 1st to 7th - World Breastfeeding Week. This campaign promotes breastfeeding as the foundation of lifelong good health for babies and mothers.

  • August 1st to 31st - Heart Kids Month. Find out how you can help children born with heart defects.

  • August 13th to 19th - Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Week. Learn about Cystic Fibrosis and what you can do to support those living with it.

  • August 31st - Daffodil Day. Discover how you can get involved in the Cancer Society's major annual fundraiser.

Recipe of the month

Lentils are super-healthy legumes. They are packed with protein, fibre, folate and manganese, and evidence suggests they are excellent for heart health. Plus, they are extremely economical. To keep you warm and healthy this winter, try this tasty gluten and dairy-free lentil and vegetable curry from Nadia Lim.

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What's on in Auckland?

Even though the weather is a bit miserable at the moment, it's important to get out in the fresh air and absorb as much vitamin D as possible. If that's not possible, there are lots of awesome indoor activities to keep you occupied in the depths of winter - click on the links to find out more about each one.

  • Celebrate Matariki with Vector and the Auckland Harbour Bridge. Every Friday and Saturday night until July 21st the bridge will display a special light show, visible from any good vantage point along the Auckland waterfront.

  • Get your skates on from July 15th to July 22nd at the Aotea Square Ice Rink, Ice Slide and Ice Bar. The square has been transformed into a winter wonderland for one week only, and there are activities for the whole family.

  • If you can't make it to the snow this winter, how about a visit to Sky City's Enchanted Winter Snow Globe? Every day until July 31st you can visit this seven-metre walk-in snow globe for free.

  • Enjoy some of the world's best indie films at the Auckland International Film Festival, taking place from July 19th until August 12th. With over 150 flicks to choose from, there's something to suit everyone.

  • Foodies will be looking forward to Auckland Restaurant Month, running throughout August. There are more than 100 special menus on offer with options for every budget. Check the official website to find participating restaurants.

  • It wouldn't be winter without test match rugby! Watch the All Blacks take on old foes Australia in the 2018 Investec Rugby Championship at Eden Park on August 25th. Kick-off is at 7:35 pm.

Thanks for reading!

It's been a pleasure to bring you this edition of our regular newsletter. If any of your details or circumstances have changed lately, get in touch so we can make sure you're still properly covered. Enjoy the rest of winter, stay healthy and warm, and we'll be back in September with the next issue of In-Touch.

Simon Walker