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Boom budget offers little for retirees
15 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 Bingo
June 2017

Happy Birthday Queen Elizabeth
5 June, 2017 Queens Birthday
Congratulations on a birthday that gives everyone a holiday. . .

Retirement Panel Q&A
May 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 income
May 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 600
May 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 Board
May 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, Ngahina Street, Paraparaumu Tuesday 9th May 7. 00pm If you are intereste... More...

Charles Fleming Retirement Village part of largest fitness class
April 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 side
April 2017

Kapiti Coast Grey Power AGM
April 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 AGENDAPresent Apologies Ap... More...

Kapiti Boomers Aging Well
March 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 Kapiti
March 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 issues
March 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 65s
April 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. ... More...

Kapiti Senior Drivers Forum
April 2016

Women less confident about their retirement
Women are feeling less confident about reaching their retirement savings goals – and with good reason, according to ANZ's latest retirement savings survey. Overall, 44 per cent of kiwis feel confident that they are saving enough to pay for their retirement, but wome... More...

Kapiti Grey Power President's Report
November 2014
Your committee is working really hard to achieve the expectations of its members. We certainly can achieve some of these... More...

Were Grandma and Grandpa really not green back then
October 2014
Checking out at the store, the young cashier suggested to the older wo... More...

Age on the go
October 2014
On Saturday 11 October the Kapiti Coast Older Persons' Council are once again holding their Kapiti "Age on the Go" expo ... More...

This is a good one
September 2014
Sitting on the highway waiting to catch speeders, a state police officer saw a car puttering along at 22 M.P.H. He think... More...

Rates Remission criteria
May 2014
A message from Councillor Jackie Elliott"At this stage in the KCDC Annual Plan Process, in which we set the rates for th... More...

Disappointment at No Tax Relief for KiwiSavers in Budget 2014
May 2014
The Financial Services Council is disappointed that after the 2014 Bud... More...

Fair tax for KiwiSaver funds a key election issue
April 2014
In this election year the parties need to say how they will reduce the... More...

New $100M Charles Fleming Retirement Village opens in Waikanae
November 2013
Otaki MP Nathan Guy has officially opened the Charles Fleming Retireme... More...

KiwiSavers consigned to Conservative Default Funds have to Save Harder and Pay more Tax
November 2013
The Government's decision to retain the conservative default funds app... More...

Launching Grey Power Electricity
50,000 New Zealanders set to benefit from lower power prices At last a win for the elderly in the highly competitive... More...

Time to Get Real: We’re Getting Older, Living Longer and our Super Costs are Spiralling
Politicians need to act now to agree policies that provide liveable in... More...

Equal pay for aged care workers case will impact in Kapiti
July 2013
The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) is pleased to support the c... More...

Luxury rest home rooms for whose mates?
May 2013
A proposal that could see the government subsidising luxury retirement homes is just another example of National looking... More...

Peg Griffin - 109th birthday on the 26th May 2013
Peg, now a resident at Kapiti Rest Home, was brought up on the farm, ... More...

The Retirement Income Policy Review - Kapiti, why it matters for young and old
April 2013
We have the chance right now to make a real difference to the quality ... More...

Super - research shows it is not enough to live on
March 2013
New research shows only 9 per cent of New Zealanders believe NZ supera... More...

More Kiwis staying at home this summer and spending less on Christmas gifts
December 2012
A snap poll undertaken by 50+ lifestyle website and social club GrownU... More...

FSC welcomes new retirement expenditure survey
The Workplace Savings/Westpac/NZ Retirement Expenditure Guidelines Sur... More...

The Biggest Risk for Retired Investors
14 March
Retired investors typically look for security in their investments ahead of return. Superannuation payments barely cover... More...

Grey Power VP Appointed to National Team
Kapiti Coast Grey Power Vice-President Roger Booth, who is a District-wide candidate in the Kapiti Council election, has... More...

Grey Power VP Appointed to National Team
Kapiti Coast Grey Power Vice-President Roger Booth, who is a District-wide candidate in the Kapiti Council election, has... More...

Attention all you Silverfox types
4 September
GrownUps® are calling for nominations for the next Silverfox! Charming, handsome, confident men in the 50 plus age brack... More...

Grey Power committed to sorting out Home Care Assessment
26 August
Kapiti Coast Grey Power want to ensure that the effort retiring MP Hon... More...

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