News from around the community and government
The Government is introducing a new winter energy payment to help older people and people on a benefit stay warm and healthy through winter.
After each election we provide the incoming Minister with a briefing on their portfolio and our work. The Government has released the briefing to the Minister of Seniors.
In this issue: Minister for Seniors Hon Tracey Martin talks about her new role and vision for New Zealand. Find out about a nifty walker designed by Kiwis, learn how to set up a digital will, and read about virtual retirement villages and keeping your brain fit.
People who donate a kidney or part of their liver can now do so knowing they can be fully compensated for lost earnings as a result of their donation surgery.
Over 600,000 New Zealanders will be able to avoid the often painful and debilitating shingles infection following PHARMAC’s decision to fully fund the shingles vaccine.
With the burden of work-related injuries in older employees only set to increase, more needs to be done to keep them safe, a University of Otago study has found.
Our fast-growing ageing population presents New Zealand with major accessibility and health issues. By 2036, nearly one in four Kiwis will be aged over 65 and numbers over 80 will have doubled.
The Reserve Bank says that International Fraud Awareness Week is a good reminder of what to do if you’re the target of a finance scam.