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Renting in Retirement – a growing challenge for older people

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 to survive on the single NZ Superannuation weekly payment of $477.52,...

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...

Grey Power magazine online: it may be just what you need

Members can now opt to receive their quarterly members magazine digitally. This enables you to read the magazine in a digital format online, as well as accessing individual articles and columns from current and previous magazine issues. Members who opt to receive their copies digitally will receive an email with...

2023 AgedAdvisor annual awards: celebrating the stars

The AgedAdvisor annual awards have been held every year for almost a decade now – celebrating the best-of-the-best in aged care and retirement and lifestyle villages across Aotearoa. If you are not very digitally proficient, you may not have visited AgedAdvisor, however you may have completed a review on one...

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 magazine ushers in a new era with a new look

Regular Grey Power magazine readers will have noticed a change in the look and feel of this issue. “We’re constantly looking for ways to improve the members’ magazine and over the past couple of years we’ve had numerous comments from readers who have asked if we would consider moving away...

Grey Power magazine offers members more options

Going hand in hand with the update of the Grey Power Federation website was the launch in early 2023 of the Grey Power magazine website. This enables members to read the magazine in a digital format online, as well as accessing individual articles and columns from current and previous magazine...

Sales Commission of 0% When You Sell Higher Value Art

Whanganui based Heritage Art Auctions has just announced a new commission structure for art sellers. With immediate effect sellers will in the main, find that the sales commission on their entries are reduced and in some cases may be as low as ZERO. This means the seller will pay no...

Early-detection programme for prostate cancer urgently needed to save lives

Cancer kills, but early detection of cancer reduces the number who die from it. Whatever the circumstances, there are always better clinical outcomes if the existence of cancer is known earlier. Our health system and government know this, and currently takes action on some cancers – for example: Breast...

The current drivers of New Zealand domestic travel

According to recent data released on the New Zealand Tourism corporate website, demand for domestic holidays remains strong, with 70 per cent of New Zealanders planning to take one in the next 12 months, 44 percent of whom have already booked aspects of their trip. Over the first half of...