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Grey Power Says Urgent Action Needed To Deliver Pay Equity For Care And Support Workers

Monday, 1 July 2024, 1:26 pm | Grey Power New Zealand

Grey Power President Gayle Chambers said care and support workers provided many older New Zealanders with the support they need to live in dignity and to enjoy a rewarding, safe and sustainable quality of life. More >>

Grey Power Urges MBIE Review To Reverse Phase Out Of Low-User Fixed Charges For Low-Income Households

Tuesday, 28 May 2024, 5:24 pm | Grey Power New Zealand

“While we acknowledge the reasoning for removing universal low-user fixed charges, Grey Power remains of the view that low-user fixed charges should remain for those people who are on low incomes, & struggling with the rising cost of living,” said ... More >>

Grey Power Welcomes Health Select Committee Investigating Aged Care

Monday, 27 May 2024, 12:53 pm | Grey Power New Zealand

Appropriate Aged Care is a significant challenge for many vulnerable older people, and their families. Grey Power are committed to ensuring that our seniors have the dignified care they need as they are increasingly less able to care for themselves. More >>

Urgent Call For Revised Driving Licence Procedures For Seniors

Wednesday, 1 May 2024, 4:56 pm | Grey Power New Zealand

With NZTA currently reviewing their guidelines for assessing seniors for licence renewals, Grey Power urges that they work collaboratively with GPs, senior advocacy groups such as Grey Power and organisations like AA to develop simpler transparent ... More >>

Grey Power Asks Why The Chief Ombudsman Must Retire At Age 72

Wednesday, 13 March 2024, 11:55 am | Grey Power New Zealand

Grey Power notes from media reports that Peter Boshier is retiring from the position of Chief Ombudsman because government legislation dictates that this is what must happen when the incumbent in that position reaches the age of 72 years. It is difficult ... More >>

RE: Aged Care Commissioner's Report

Thursday, 7 March 2024, 1:21 pm | Grey Power New Zealand

The report ‘Amplifying the voices of older people across Aotearoa New Zealand’ released today by the Aged Care Commissioner Carolyn Cooper highlights the need for action to meet the ongoing health and disability needs of older people. Carolyn says ... More >>

Renting In Retirement – A Growing Challenge For Older People

Tuesday, 5 December 2023, 2:36 pm | Grey Power New Zealand

A growing number of retirees are facing the challenge of renting as they age. Suitable affordable properties are rare, and often only offer short term tenancies resulting in uncertainty and stress. For those retirees with limited financial resources trying ... More >>

United Call For Action On The UN Decade Of Healthy Ageing

Friday, 6 October 2023, 10:49 am | Grey Power New Zealand

As the General Election approaches, key organisations involved in promoting healthy and respectful ageing and the wellbeing of older people in Aotearoa New Zealand are calling on all political parties to commit to the principles of the United Nation’s ... More >>

Grey Power Disappointed That Budget 2023 Offers Little For Older People

Friday, 19 May 2023, 1:07 pm | Grey Power New Zealand

Grey Power has lobbied for a long time to have prescription co-payments scrapped and we are pleased that Budget 2023 has recognised this, although we hope that people can actually get an appointment to see their doctor to access a prescription. And ... More >>

It Is About Time Nurses And Other Healthcare Workers In The Aged Care Sector Got Pay Parity

Wednesday, 30 November 2022, 10:10 am | Grey Power New Zealand

The Grey Power Federation has given a qualified welcome to the Government’s new $200 million fund for non-hospital healthcare workers. Federation president Jan Pentecost said the salaries of nurses in aged care facilities should never have been allowed ... More >>

Nourishing Body And Soul At Grey Power

Monday, 19 September 2022, 12:23 pm | Grey Power New Zealand

Grey Power’s ‘Winter Warmer’ soup lunch has been running throughout the winter, with plans to extend service into the summer months. Each Wednesday and Friday from 11.30am – 1.00pm elderly members of the community can visit the Grey Power Rooms ... More >>

Callous pay outcomes for care workers and older people

Monday, 27 June 2022, 10:27 am | Grey Power New Zealand

Grey Power has accused the Government of abandoning seniors and the health professionals who care for them. More >>

Grey Power Disappointed In The Budget

Friday, 20 May 2022, 11:35 am | Grey Power New Zealand

Budget 2022 has been a disappointment for New Zealand’s leading advocate for older people. Although the Grey Power Federation is pleased to note that the Government is investing $3.103 million over four years to continue implementing the Better Later ... More >>

The End Of The Care And Support Workers (Pay Equity) Settlement Act?

Wednesday, 11 May 2022, 10:02 am | Grey Power New Zealand

Grey Power has thrown its weight behind the Etū and PSA Unions in their efforts to get the Government to honour a pay deal which took two years of tough negotiation and several court decisions, including the Court of Appeal, to finalise. After years ... More >>

Grey Power Hails Plan

Thursday, 28 April 2022, 3:50 pm | Grey Power New Zealand

Grey Power has hailed a government plan to support older people to return to and stay in the workforce as long overdue. The Older Workers Employment Action Plan, released by Minister for Social Development and Employment, Carmel Sepuloni and Minister ... More >>

Grey Power Pleased About The Appointment Of The Aged Care Commissioner.

Monday, 14 February 2022, 3:52 pm | Grey Power New Zealand

Jan Pentecost, President of the Grey Power NZ Federation, said that the organisation has lobbied for many years for an aged care commissioner and this is a great step forward. “We are happy that there will be a designated commissioner to investigate ... More >>

Grey Power Wants Immediate Action For Pensioners Stuck Overseas

Tuesday, 8 February 2022, 9:26 am | Grey Power New Zealand

The Grey Power NZ Federation supports calls by the Retirement Commissioner Jane Wrightson for an amnesty for all older people caught in the border closures in 2020 and 2021 and who now face the possibility of having to repay an overpaid pension ... More >>

Thank Goodness, A Ministry For Disabled People In New Zealand!

Monday, 1 November 2021, 9:01 am | Grey Power New Zealand

The announcement of a new Ministry for Disabled People, under the Ministry for Social Development, has been hailed as a much-needed development by the Grey Power Federation. President Jan Pentecost said the new ministry, which will begin operations in July ... More >>

Low Use Electricity Pricing Plans

Sunday, 19 September 2021, 5:50 am | Grey Power New Zealand

The Grey Power NZ Federation has come out strongly against a government decision to phase out low use electricity pricing plans because, apart from the promise of some industry provided support, no other alternatives to assist those experiencing ... More >>

Power Outages

Wednesday, 11 August 2021, 11:04 am | Grey Power New Zealand

The Grey Power NZ Federation, representing senior citizens, has reacted with anger to the power outages which left thousands of homes across the North Island without electricity for several hours on Monday night, one of the coldest of the year. Federation ... More >>





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