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Trans Atlantic Race 2015, Team Grey Power

One of the world’s most famous sailors has joined Grey Power. President of Grey Power New Zealand, Terry King, says he is delighted Sir Robin Knox-Johnston is part of the crew of the yacht “ Grey Power “ now at sea competing in a Trans Atlantic race. The average age of the crew is 58. […] Read More →

Press Release- 16th June 2015

Press Release –Grey Power   Grey Power has sounded a warning that the planned outsourcing of hospital food services could put vulnerable elderly people at risk of food poisoning or malnutrition. Two years ago the Government announced plans to contract UK based catering company Compass to [...] Read More →

Press Release 15th June 2015

June   2015   PRESS RELEASE –Grey Power   Grey Power wants the Government to reconsider a seven year loan cap for post graduate medical students. The Government now requires up to 30 percent of all medical students to fund their own final year studies which could cost them up to [...] Read More →

Elective Surgery

Grey Power NEW ZEALAND FEDERATION INCORPORATED  Memorandum: Date:   15/02/2014  Subject: Elective Surgery The Grey Power Health NAG and the Advocacy Standing Committee Chairs have recently received complaints from some members that they were expecting to receive elective surgery but had either [...] Read More →

Launching Grey Power Electricity

50,000 New Zealanders set to benefit from lower power prices NZ – 10am, September 12, 2013: At last a win for the elderly in the highly competitive electricity retail market through the formation of Grey Power Electricity. Grey Power Federation Inc. and Pulse Energy have been working [...] Read More →

Welcome to Grey Power New Zealand

Grey Power’s Aims and Objectives

  1. To advance, support and protect the welfare and well being of older people.
  2. To affirm and protect that statutory right of every New Zealand resident, to a sufficient New Zealand Superannuation entitlement.
  3. To strive for a provision of a quality Health Care to all New Zealand residents regardless of income and location.
  4. To oppose all discriminatory and disadvantageous legislation affecting rights, security and dignity.
  5. To be non aligned with any political party, and to present a strong united lobby to all Parliament and statutory Bodies on matters affecting New Zealanders.
  6. To promote and establish links with kindred organizations.
  7. To promote recognition of the wide-ranging services provided by senior citizens of New Zealand.
  8. To gain recognition as an appropriate voice for all older New Zealanders.

Grey Power Achievements

Brief Overview of some results that Grey Power have been effective in achieving.

  1. Removal of the Surtax
  2. Asset Testing Legislation being Phased Out
  3. Lower doctors’ Fees
  4. Lower Pharmacy Fees
  5. Removal Over 80’s Driving Tests
  6. Removal Simulated Driving Tests by Occupational Therapists
  7. Lower Tariff Electricity
  8. Superannuation Increased to 66% NATOTWW
  9. Rate Rebate Scheme re-vitalised
  10. Independent Superannuation & Income Centres
  11. Improved Regulations for Rest Homes
  12. Code of Practice for Rest Homes
  13. Abolition of Interest on Student Loans
  14. The National Superannuation Adjustment for the Tax Cuts in the 2008 Budget is a long awaited recognition by a major political party of the plight of the elderly reliant on NZ Superannuation
  15. Hearing aid subsidy increased
  16. Rates Rebate Scheme indexed to CPI. Amount now $580 (originally $500) and threshold now $23,240 (from 20,000 originally)
  17. Spot Audits for Rest Homes
  18. Retention of Graduating Doctors – (Student Loan)
  19. Lowering Electricity Increase for ETS
  20. Retention of SuperGold Card Off-Peak Travel
  21. Retention of SuperGold Card Waiheke Island Ferry Travel

The Student Loan achievement was recognised in a letter from the Co-President of the NZ University Students Association, Connor Roberts, and also by the Prime Minister in an address to the Students Association in 2006.

We are also mindful of the fact that there are many gains still to be made and that our members can be assured of our continued efforts on their behalf.

In addition to the above, Grey Power has been successfully involved in many outside committees in Energy and Health in particular. Hard of Hearing, Disability committees, NZ Specifications for conditions in Rest Homes,Community Support Services Industry Training Organization (CSSITO) for conditions for Home Care and Rest Home Workers, Health of the Older Person, (HOOP) and Electricity Commission Committees to give a few examples.

Roy Reid

Visual Personality of Organisation

  • Strong and active but not militant
  • Friendly and mature
  • Acting with dignity and integrity
  • Having the wisdom of age
  • Adding to quality of life
  • A positive organisation to be associated with