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Rally against TPPA in Hastings

Saturday, 28 February 2015, 10:35 am | Grey Power New Zealand

With the final negotiations of the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) expected to be taking place in March, and with widespread community concern about threats this secret deal poses to New Zealand’s sovereignty, a rally is being held onSaturday, ... More >>

Grey Power to monitor mail delivery changes

Tuesday, 17 February 2015, 2:14 pm | Grey Power New Zealand

A financially viable mail service is important to the whole of New Zealand but particularly for older New Zealanders. This has led one of the country’s largest lobby groups, Grey Power, to give guarded approval to proposed changes to NZPost delivery changes. More >>

Free GP visits

Monday, 12 January 2015, 12:26 pm | Grey Power New Zealand

Grey Power has welcomed a New Zealand First Bill which would see people with the Super Gold card and who draw national superannuation get three free visits to their GP per year. With about 600,000 Super Gold card holders the Bill, if it became law, ... More >>

Milk Price – Grey Power

Thursday, 11 December 2014, 11:57 am | Grey Power New Zealand

Grey Power has called on dairy giant Fonterra to immediately drop the price of milk and other dairy products in the wake of falling international dairy prices. Today (December 10) cut its forecast milk price to farmers for this season from $5.30/kg ... More >>

Bring Back Teachers’ Country Service

Monday, 1 December 2014, 3:32 pm | Grey Power New Zealand

Bring Back Teachers’ Country Service As the country faces another of the professional debates that are a feature of the education sector, this time on the value and impact of school decile ratings, it may be time to re-introduce the Country Service concept ... More >>

Grey Power congratulates Key

Sunday, 21 September 2014, 1:25 pm | Grey Power New Zealand

Grey Power National President Terry King congratulated John Key for his party’s “resounding win “ in yesterday’s election and hoped that the new National Government would look hard at issues affecting the ever–growing number of older New Zealanders. ... More >>

Dirty politics strikes again

Thursday, 11 September 2014, 9:54 am | Grey Power New Zealand

Grey Power has refuted an apparent suggestion on Twitter that the organisation has supported the Labour Party in the run-up to the general election. The message is also critical of Social Development Minister Paula Bennett National president Terry ... More >>

Amalgamation not a Forgone Conclusion

Friday, 5 September 2014, 10:52 am | Grey Power New Zealand

New Zealand First Leader Winston Peters will be speaking at a Public Meeting in Upper Hutt next week. Being held on Tuesday 9 September at 7pm, Mr Peters will be discussing the threat of amalgamation to the wider Wellington region. More >>

Grey Power Welcomes Labour Health Policy

Tuesday, 12 August 2014, 10:43 am | Grey Power New Zealand

Grey Power welcomes the announcement made in the Labour Party Health policy that people aged over 65 will receive free Doctor visits and pay no prescription charges. Grey Power has advocated for this policy for several years as many elderly people ... More >>

Grey Power President in Napier

Wednesday, 18 June 2014, 1:01 pm | Grey Power New Zealand

The new Grey Power Federation President, Southlander Terry King, spoke to a crowd of over 100 local members at the Napier and Districts Grey Power association meeting in Tamatea yesterday. On his first tour since being elected to lead the 67,000-member ... More >>

Grey Power Concerned about Secret Talks on TPPA

Tuesday, 20 May 2014, 12:52 pm | Grey Power New Zealand

Grey Power Concerned about Secret Talks on TPPA. Grey Power is concerned that the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) negotiations are being held behind closed doors and that very little information is available to the public. The Chair of the ... More >>

New President for Grey Power

Tuesday, 13 May 2014, 10:28 am | Grey Power New Zealand

In what turned out to be a landslide result the 67,000 – member Grey Power New Zealand Federation has elected a new president: their vice-president, southlander and former Invercargill city councillor Terry King. At the Annual General Meeting ... More >>

“SHARK’ New Name for Telecom Instead of “SPARK”

Wednesday, 19 March 2014, 1:28 pm | Grey Power New Zealand

Telecom’s new name should be SHARK, not SPARK, to reflect a miserly “clipping the ticket” approach towards their long standing customers with the introduction of a fee for those clients requiring a standard paper invoice for the monthly charge. More >>

Grey Power Concerned At Secret TPPA Deals' Impact on Elderly

Wednesday, 12 March 2014, 3:02 pm | Grey Power New Zealand

The Government seems hell-bent on committing NZ to the TPPA prior to the next election while refusing to release any details to the NZ public. Grey Power has real concerns about the impact of this agreement on several areas of NZ life: Huge increases in ... More >>

Revised Figures for Super annuitants living in poverty

Friday, 28 February 2014, 3:39 pm | Grey Power New Zealand

It is disappointing that an error in counting the estimates of after-tax income as released by Statistics NZ, Treasury and the Ministry of Social Development has occurred. More >>

Power Price War

Monday, 10 February 2014, 10:26 am | Grey Power New Zealand

Date: 8/02/2014 While Genesis Energy is offering its customers in Christchurch and other ‘select’ parts of the country a two-year locked-in price which is reported to be almost 10% higher than the amount their customers are paying presently Allen ... More >>

Home Invasions

Monday, 11 November 2013, 3:42 pm | Grey Power New Zealand

On Armistice Day we remember those brave New Zealanders who fought to preserve and protect our freedom. Sadly, in New Zealand today, such long held freedoms are being eroded. We have predators targeting the vulnerable: our young and our elderly. More >>

Grey Power Electricity

Tuesday, 17 September 2013, 12:40 pm | Grey Power New Zealand

Grey Power Electricity is offering discounted electricity to its members. This will benefit all consumers, not only our members, because it will challenge all the big companies to match our prices. More >>

Asset Sales Referendum

Wednesday, 4 September 2013, 12:55 pm | Grey Power New Zealand

Asset Sales Referendum It is now obvious that John Key is prepared to risk his chances in the general election next year. Like several prime ministers before him, he fails to recognize that winning an election is not a mandate for everything in the manifesto. ... More >>

Flexible Superannuation

Tuesday, 27 August 2013, 4:00 pm | Grey Power New Zealand

Grey Power has vowed to fight proposed changes to national superannuation released by United Future leader Peter Dunne today. More >>



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