Tag Archives: Superannuation

119 years of the New Zealand Pension

New Zealand Superannuation has been a hotly debated topic in recent years. Our ageing population has put into question how New Zealand is going to afford to look after its older people, if we can at all? How have we gotten to this point – let’s take a look: 1890s …

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Superannuation age to gradually rise toward 67 starting in 20 years time

Prime Minister Bill English has made the announcement – the retirement age is raising from 65 to 67. There had been rumblings about it ever since John “I will quit as prime minister before raising the retirement age” Key stepped down at the end of last year. It came as no …

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The future of NZ Super – the big question

Superannuation has been a hot topic over the past few years. In 2014, there were 650,000 over-65s in New Zealand, equating to 14.4 per cent of the population. By 2038, the number of over-65s is projected to almost double to 1.29 million and make up almost 23.3 per cent of …

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Number Crunching – News about inflation and tax on power bill rebates

Over the last few weeks there has been some pretty important information released that concerns the elderly community. Statistics New Zealand has found that the elderly and beneficiaries have been hardest hit by inflation. Superannuitants’ costs increased 19 percent over the past eight years. That’s double the rate of inflation experienced …

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Be part of the bigger picture with Future communications…

 New Zealand’s population is ageing and research shows that the number of people who have reached retirement and struggle to provide for themselves is increasing. The number of elderly experiencing hardship in New Zealand is therefore alarmingly high. We are a group of 15 Waikato University students, currently organising a …

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Sunray Says: John Key has found a way to increase the age of eligibility to superannuation

SUNRAY – commentary on politics and policy————————————————————-Read Darel Hall‘s commentary every Tuesday.Darel has a background in tertiary education policy and politics and was the Deputy Director of the Labour Party Research Unit during the first term of the last Labour-led government. His goal is to provide a thoughtful perspective that causes readers …

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Labour admits defeat by advancing serious policy

SUNRAY – commentary on politics and policy————————————————————-Read Darel Hall‘s commentary every Monday.Darel has a background in tertiary education policy and politics and was the Deputy Director of the Labour Party Research Unit during the first term of the last Labour-led government. His goal is to provide a thoughtful perspective that …

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Sunray says.. Who will increase Superannuation eligibility to 67?

SUNRAY – commentary on politics and policy ————————————————————- Read Darel Hall‘s commentary every Monday. Darel has a background in tertiary education policy and politics and was the Deputy Director of the Labour Party Research Unit during the first term of the last Labour-led government. His goal is to provide a thoughtful perspective …

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