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New Membership Benefits

It is always encouraging to be able to offer our Grey Power members more benefits, and lately we have had some new additions to the companies providing discounts to Grey Power members. While some may also be available through Super GoldCard, not all our members are yet at the qualifying...

PRESIDENT’S REPORT: November 2023

I know it is hard to believe, but here we are in November. The year is nearly done and the 2023 general election has come and gone. Now we look forward to working with another Government on your behalf. I hope the elected politicians and their policy advisors will listen...

Decision looms for Grey Power as economic woes bite

I was appointed the interim treasurer for Grey Power NZ after the last AGM. During the meeting the budget presented was rejected and the board was told to rethink it. This we have done, and the new budget was sent out to all associations. Over the past few weeks I...

Report to GPF Board on New Zealand Gerontology Annual Conference

Grey Power Immediate Past Vice President Pete Matcham recently made a presentation to the New Zealand Association of Gerontology’s annual conference. The conference aimed to celebrate older people and their essential contributions to society and to address ageism. His report summarises the highlights of his presentation, “Driven to Distraction:...

2023 AGM Workshop Results

The AGM widely canvassed views from members on options for increasing membership numbers and support from the community. Below we address some of the key suggestions. 1. How could the Federation significantly boost annual income by at least $150K/year without increasing capitation fees? Increase membership Engage with the public Hold presentations...

September 2023

Here we are nearing the end of winter and I hope you are weathering it well. Hi folks, I know spring is nearly here because we have an orphan lamb living beside our log fire, baaing deafeningly (you would be surprised how loud a very small woolly animal can be) about...

Highlights report on the 2023 Grey Power Federation AGM

The AGM commenced with a Whakatau led by a Te Ati Awa representative. He reminded members that the environment connects and sustains us, and we are guardians of this. He acknowledged those present and those who have passed away recently. Pete Matcham acknowledged Te Ati Awa and also our responsibilities...

Launch of new Grey Power Federation website

In August this year the new Grey Power Federation website was unveiled. The new look website ushered in a host of changes and updates enabling members to more easily access useful information. Grey Power vice president David Marshall recently outlined some of the key improvements. The website can be...

Grey Power – General Election Report

Each general election year the Grey Power NZ board agree to an election strategy that aims to firstly inform general election candidates whose parties are above the 5 percent threshold of our concerns and to provide our policy on some current issues facing older people. And secondly to ascertain what...

Tribute to Grey Power Tauranga and Zone 3

In 2022, Hamilton Grey Power Inc was put on life support and arrangements were afoot to scuttle this Association for good. The thinking was that Tauranga Western Bay of Plenty would take over the total administration of the Hamilton Association. Just before it was about to be buried forever,...
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