Kapiti Coast tackles age-friendly issues15 July, 2017
Within the next 20 years, more than 1. 2 million New Zealanders will be aged 65+ with all the looming challenges and opportunities that presents.
The rapidly ageing population is already a reality on the Kapiti Coast where a group, with the support of the council, has been meeting to explore what an age-friendly com... More...
Historic wave of people for Kapiti15 July, 2017
With 26% of its residents aged 65+, Kapiti is dealing with issues other communities around the country will soon face.
"I think it's very important the entire community gets its head around this historic wave of people. We've never seen anything like it before," says John Hayes, chair of Kapiti Coast Older Person's ... More...
Grey Power Kapiti - SuperPeople available here8 July, 2017
Kapiti Grey Power produce a super magazine appropriately titled SuperPeople which is published quarterly and has plenty of news and views which impact Kapiti residents. The latest issue is available here by clicking on the PDF below. KCnews appreciates Kapiti Grey Power making their magazine available on our news site a... More...
Kapiti tunes in to Elder Abuse Help Line1 July, 2017
Sir Pita Sharples is featured in a new video on the Elder Abuse Help Line. This year as many as one in ten older people in New Zealand will experience some kind of elder abuse. The majority of cases will go unreported. Elder abuse is not specific to any one gender, religion, ethnicity, or income group. It may happen at ... More...
SEX AND GOLF AFTER DEATH......2 July, 2017
A couple made a deal that whoever died first would come back and inform the other if there is sex after death. Their biggest fear was that there was no "after life" at all.
After a long life together, the husband was the first to die. True to his word, he made the first contact:
"Marion . . . . Marion"
"Is that y... More...
Boom budget offers little for retirees15 June, 2017
An upbeat Steven Joyce delivered his maiden budget as Finance Minister last month against a backdrop of a humming New Zealand economy – projected to grow at 3. 1 per cent annually over the next five years. "Our economy is performing well and that's a tribute to the hard work of New Zealanders," Joyce said. "We have exper... More...
When you can't afford a bus but have to get to BingoJune 2017
Happy Birthday Queen Elizabeth5 June, 2017 Queens Birthday
Congratulations on a birthday that gives everyone a holiday. . .
Retirement Panel Q&AMay 2017
The Retirement Panel
Bernard Hickey, Liz Koh, and Ralph Stewart answer your questions. Bernard has been an economist and financial journalist for 25 years. He has worked for Reuters, the Financial Times, and Fairfax Media. Liz is an economist, financial adviser, and author who specialises in common sense financial ad... More...
Government worried retirees won't have enough incomeMay 2017
Numerous surveys have asked soon-to-be retirees how they feel about retiring. Almost always, the number one worry is "have I saved enough to retire?"A recent piece of research by Bank of America Merrill Lynch found that 81% of Americans had no idea how much money they needed to fund their retirement. In New Zealand, a C... More...
Kapiti Age on the Go Expo draws 600May 2017
More than 600 residents turned up at a recent Waikanae event to find out what there is to do for older people living in Kapiti. The 'Age on the Go' Expo, opened with a speech from Mayor K Gurunathan, comprised around 40 displays, exhibits and stalls showing what recreational, health and lifestyle opportunities there are... More...
DHB Chief to attend Raumati - Paraparaumu Community BoardMay 2017
The Chief Executive of Capital Coast DHB, Debbie Chin, will attend the next meeting of the Raumati/Paraparaumu Community
Board on Tuesday 9th May at 7pm
The Community Board meeting is at:
The Community Centre,
Tuesday 9th May 7. 00pm
If you are intereste... More...
Charles Fleming Retirement Village part of largest fitness classApril 2017
Australasia's biggest, and definitely the oldest, synchronised fitness classOn May 4 residents and staff from Charles Fleming Retirement Village in Waikanae will be taking part in Australasia's biggest and oldest fitness class. This class is part of celebrating 10 years of Triple A fitness classes. A group of 62 reside... More...
On the Lighter sideApril 2017
Kapiti Coast Grey Power AGMApril 2017
Kapiti Coast Grey Power Association Annual General Meeting
This is a reminder that the Kapiti Coast Grey Power Association's 23rd Annual General Meeting will be held on Wednesday 26th April 2017 at 10. 00am at the Senior Citizen's Hall, Ocean Road, Paraparaumu. All Welcome
Kapiti Boomers Aging WellMarch 2017
Kapiti Baby boomers who'd like a break from being blamed for all that is wrong with the world can come along to a free event in Paraparaumu. The Commission for Financial Capability knows that life isn't black and white and people of all ages need a helping hand occasionally, not to mention a bit of fun. So we're hosting ... More...
Securing your Retirement seminar series a hit in KapitiMarch 2017
Over a 100 people attended a recent retirement seminar in Kapiti led by local financial planner Liz Koh along with well-known economist, Bernard Hickey; and Lifetime CEO, Ralph Stewart. Lifetime is touring New Zealand this March and there have been large audiences at the South Island venues as well as Wellington, the Hu... More...
Hearing Week highlights issuesMarch 2017
Being hard of hearing is now accepted as a disability in New Zealand. Hearing Week is off to a great start with The National Foundation for the Deaf joining The Access Alliance steering group with members Auckland Disability Law, Blind Foundation, CCS Disability Action, Deaf Aotearoa, Disabled Person's Assembly, Parents... More...
Kapiti's Securely Independence Monitor offers more choice to elderly December 2016
Kapiti's New Zealand owned security and specialist monitoring company Securely has released a monitoring solution which will aim to help New Zealanders stay in their homes longer. The new product 'Securely Independence Monitor' not only has the traditional panic functions of a medical alarm pendant, but also monitors fo... More...
Lower interest rates make KiwiSaver more attractive for over 65sApril 2016
More New Zealanders are intending to leave money in their KiwiSaver after they reach 65, according to the latest ANZ Retirement Savings Barometer.
The survey of 700 people found that just 27% of them intended to withdraw all their money from KiwiSaver once they turned 65, down from 35% in November last year.
Kapiti Senior Drivers ForumApril 2016