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Hon. Minister Maggie Barry

The Minister for Seniors is the Honourable Maggie Barry ONZM


19 December 2016

If you are working and getting NZ Super, find out what that could mean for your tax in the latest edition of the newsletter. There's also a link to the new tax, benefits and finance hub on and Champion Nanette Nathoo is helping to create safer communities.

14 December 2016

The Healthy Ageing Strategy has been released.  It sets the direction and an action plan for the health and wellbeing of older people.  The strategy prioritises healthy ageing, acute and restorative care, long-term conditions, high and complex needs, and respectful end-of-life care.

8 December 2016

The Retirement Commissioner Diane Maxwell has released her review and proposed increasing employer and employee contributions for Kiwisaver from 3 to 4 per cent.  The review also suggests allowing people over 65 years to join Kiwisaver, among other recommendations.

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