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Advice to new PM: don’t mess with national superannuation

Thursday, 15 December 2016, 2:17 pm | Grey Power New Zealand

National president of the Grey Power Federation Tom O’Connor said there had been a clear understanding with retiring Prime Minster John Key that national superannuation was safe while he was in office. However the new Prime Minster has hinted that he ... More >>

Tax on power bill rebates

Monday, 14 November 2016, 1:48 pm | Grey Power New Zealand

National president of the Grey Power Federation Tom O’Connor is astonished that IRD has secret plans to tax monthly rebates paid by lines companies, through retail power companies, to consumers. “We are aware that some power company rebates which ... More >>

Grey Power and the NZ Seniors Party

Thursday, 13 October 2016, 1:43 pm | Grey Power New Zealand

In spite of several clear explanations that Grey Power is not aligned to any political party, we are still getting requests to join with the New Zealand Seniors Party. In fact, it appears they do not yet have sufficient members to be registered as a ... More >>

Local Government Bill

Monday, 5 September 2016, 12:11 pm | Grey Power New Zealand

The Grey Power Federation is preparing for battle to protect the right of members to be consulted over the structure of district and regional councils. The federation has joined Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) in opposing parts of the Local Government ... More >>

Grey Power comes out in support of local authorities

Wednesday, 27 July 2016, 9:46 am | Grey Power New Zealand

Delegates to the Local Government New Zealand Conference in Dunedin last week sounded a warning about what they believe is a covert push for the amalgamation of councils into bigger units. More >>

SuperGold card free public transport

Thursday, 30 June 2016, 12:04 pm | Grey Power New Zealand

National Grey Power Federation president Tom O’Connor said it was disappointing that Auckland Transport had gone ahead and undermined the Government’s promise to SuperGold card holders of free public transport in off peak times anywhere in ... More >>

Grey Power Greets Budget with Cautious Optimism

Friday, 27 May 2016, 11:05 am | Grey Power New Zealand

National president of the Grey Power Federation, Tom O’Connor has greeted the Government’s budget, announced today, with cautious optimism for some aspects and disappointment for others. More >>

TPPA Les Howard

Wednesday, 7 October 2015, 12:30 pm | Grey Power New Zealand

Grey Power has greeted the failure of big international corporates to break the New Zealand and Australian resolve on patent protections on biologics in the final outcome of the Trans Pacific Partnership negotiations with cautious optimism. More >>

Support for tougher Measures Against family Violence

Tuesday, 4 August 2015, 12:32 pm | Grey Power New Zealand

Chair of Grey Power’s Law and Order National Advisory Group, Graeme Faulkner of Blenheim, has commended an initiative by Justice Minister Amy Adams to take a tougher stance on family violence. More >>

Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement

Monday, 3 August 2015, 9:48 am | Grey Power New Zealand

It is long past time the New Zealand Government took the people into its confidence and explained their position on the TPPA. There is a lot of information floating about through leaks on Wikileaks etc but our elected representative along with their ... More >>

SuperGold Card public transport scheme

Thursday, 18 June 2015, 1:02 pm | Grey Power New Zealand

Grey Power has given a cautious thumbs up to Associate Transport Minister Craig Foss’s review of the SuperGold Card public transport scheme. More >>

Press Release –Grey Power

Tuesday, 16 June 2015, 10:21 am | Grey Power New Zealand

Grey Power has sounded a warning that the planned outsourcing of hospital food services could put vulnerable elderly people at risk of food poisoning or malnutrition. More >>

Grey Power Press Release

Monday, 15 June 2015, 11:26 am | Grey Power New Zealand

Grey Power wants the Government to reconsider a seven year loan cap for post graduate medical students. More >>

Budget a lost opportunity - Grey Power

Friday, 22 May 2015, 10:03 am | Grey Power New Zealand

Grey Power Federation National President Terry King has labelled the Government’s budget as a lost opportunity. He said there was little in the Government’s seventh budget which addressed some of the serious issues face by retired New Zealanders. ... More >>

Grey Power Questions Labour's Energy Policy

Wednesday, 1 April 2015, 11:56 am | Grey Power New Zealand

The Grey Power Federation believes that comments attributed to Stuart Nash Labour’s energy spokesman in the Southland Times of the 31st March need to be addressed. “If Stuart Nash believes that the level of competition in the electricity market necessary ... More >>

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 >>



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