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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 >>

Budget 2021 – A C+ For Many Older People?

Monday, 24 May 2021, 8:52 am | Grey Power New Zealand

The Grey Power Federation has welcomed the inclusion of an aged care commissioner in the Government's budget release last week and it supports a better service for people who receive Home and Community Support Services (HCSS). Federation president ... More >>

Will The Healthcare Reforms Be Accessible For All Older New Zealanders?

Friday, 23 April 2021, 12:13 pm | Grey Power New Zealand

Grey Power commends the Minister of Health on what appears to be the most progressive and well-structured health system review for many years. The initial document presented by the Minister on Wednesday 21 April 2020 embraces many issues that Grey Power has ... More >>

Support For The Petition Of Andrew Bayly On The Withdrawal Of Bank Services

Wednesday, 7 April 2021, 2:44 pm | Grey Power New Zealand

Grey Power is happy to support the petition of Andrew Bayly, the shadow Treasurer, to the Finance and Expenditure Committee on the withdrawal of banking services, Pete Matcham, Grey Power Federation Vice-president said. Grey Power is increasingly concerned ... More >>

Grey Power Encourages Seniors To Have The Covid-19 Vaccine

Wednesday, 24 February 2021, 10:14 am | Grey Power New Zealand

Grey Power is pleased to note that the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine has arrived in the country and inoculations have already started with our most vulnerable workers. We look forward to this becoming available to our members, in fact, to all older people. ... More >>

Grey Power Is Disappointed To Learn Of More Bank Closures

Friday, 20 November 2020, 11:43 am | Grey Power New Zealand

Many older people are being left without essential services because of cost cutting and the march of modern technology. It is now expected that most banking transactions can occur via the internet or telephone. Jan Pentecost, President of the Grey Power ... More >>

Grey Power Congratulates Minister Of Seniors

Wednesday, 4 November 2020, 9:53 am | Grey Power New Zealand

Jan Pentecost, recently elected as President of the Grey Power Federation, congratulated the newly appointed Minister for Seniors, Dr Ayesha Verrall on behalf of the Federation. “We worked well with the last Minister for Seniors, Tracy Martin and look forward ... More >>

Would An Aged Care Commissioner Have Made The Difference

Thursday, 4 June 2020, 9:10 am | Grey Power New Zealand

Grey Power’s stance is that the global Covid-19 pandemic, as it has impinged on New Zealand, has highlighted existing problems within the Aged Care Sector and we suggest that if the promise by the Labour Party to fund an Aged Care Commissioner ... More >>

Death of Jeanette Fitzsimons

Friday, 6 March 2020, 2:25 pm | Grey Power New Zealand

The Board and members of Grey Power N.Z. Fed. Inc. Society note with regret the passing of Jeanette Fitzsimons. We would like to convey our deepest Sympathies to her Family and Friends at this sad time. Grey Power has had a long and always friendly ... More >>

Christchurch Mosque Attacks

Monday, 18 March 2019, 2:17 pm | Grey Power New Zealand

On behalf of all Grey Power Members and Associations I would like to extend our condolences and deepest sympathy’s to the victims and their families of the horrendous attacks that occurred in Christchurch this week. As New Zealanders we stand shoulder ... More >>

Aged Care Commissioner Needed Now

Friday, 15 March 2019, 1:57 pm | Grey Power New Zealand

The unacceptable standard of care currently existing in the Aged Care Sector as described at the Etu meeting in Wellington Thursday 14/3/19 highlights the urgent need for the Government to fulfill its pre Election promise to establish an Aged Care Commissioner ... More >>

Aged Care Commissioner

Monday, 25 February 2019, 12:16 pm | Grey Power New Zealand

Grey Power has welcomed the support of media commentator Mark Sainsbury for Grey Power’s long running campaign to have an Aged Care Commissioner appointed. More >>