Saturday, July 20, 2024
HomeFederation News

Federation News

Grey Power Federation Elects New President

Gayle Chambers was elected to great acclaim as the new Federation President at the recent AGM held in Wellington. Gayle and her husband Jeff have been members of Grey Power since they turned 50, and when asked “Why so young?” she replied “Because we could’. Both my husband and I...

Candidates for election at the AGM

This year’s annual general meeting election in July will see some new contenders for the top role. Two members – Gayle Chambers and Raymond Mudford – are standing for the seat of president that, as explained in our cover story, Jan Pentecost stood down from unexpectedly early. As well, Lew Findlay,...

GP urges review to reverse low energy user phase out

Grey Power is pleased that MBIE is currently reviewing the phase-out of the low fixed charge regulations. “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, and struggling...

RETIRING PRESIDENT’S CHAT – June 2024

As some members know, I resigned as the Grey Power NZ Federation president on 28 March this year. I did this with great regret and guilt for not seeing my term through. I believe that my reasons for resigning, although I had intended to nominate for another term, are...

Grey Power welcomes Aged Care investigation

Grey Power NZ has welcomed the Health Select Committee’s recent announcement that it will undertake an inquiry into Aged Care. 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...

Grey Power loses tireless advocate for Seniors

Jan Pentecost QSM, has been a tireless advocate for seniors throughout her 14 years on the Federation Board. Recently Jan retired as President for family & health reasons. She will be sorely missed as a compassionate President of the organisation for the last 4 years, as well as for...

We need your help

Grey Power New Zealand often goes to the Government and advocates on behalf of older people to ministers, etc. One of our major points is the level of superannuation paid out to over 65-year-olds in this country. Along with others over the years, we have fought a continuous battle...

PRESIDENT’S REPORT: The more members we can get to support us the more likely we are to effect change.

Welcome to the first President’s chat for 2024 and a belated, but very happy, safe, and fulfilling New Year to you all. My New Year’s wish is that no one says older people don’t matter. This is a comment I have heard many times from members, and my hope is...

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...
- Advertisement -