There is one voluntary association that represents the interests of particular groups of members:
- those who receive a pension from the GSF and their spouses;
- those retired from the health service who receive a pension from the National Provident Fund, and their spouses;
- those who are eligible to receive a pension, but have yet to take that option, and their spouses.
Government Superannuation Fund Act 1956
The Government Superannuation Fund Act 1956, and its subsequent amendments, is available online.
Government and Parliament
www.newzealand.govt.nz (Central Government)
New Zealand Parliament
Local Government Online
Retirement Planning, Wellbeing and Advice
www.sorted.org.nz (Office of the Retirement Commissioner)
www.sorted.org.nz is an independent site that offers financial planning advice and calculators that will help you get sorted on money matters including debt, investments and retirement.
Age Concern is an independent, charitable, not-for-profit organisation with the mission of working together to promote the quality of life and well-being of older people. Age Concern New Zealand is a federation of local Age Concern Councils, which each provide information and services in cities and most major provincial towns around the country.
Grey Power is a voluntary association that aims to advance, support and protect the welfare and well being of people over 50.
SuperSeniors is run by the Office for Seniors, which is part of the Ministry of Social Development. It is a gateway to information on government services for anyone aged 65 and over.
The wellplace.nz website is managed by the Health Promotion Agency (HPA).
The HPA is a Crown entity whose role is to inspire all New Zealanders to lead healthier lives so that we, as a country, experience better health and wellbeing, and less harm, injury and disease. HPA does this by enabling people to be more aware, motivated and able to improve and protect their own and their family’s health and wellbeing. We also work to encourage physical, social and policy environments and services that support people to led healthier lives.
This website brings together practical ideas, tools and resources for people who are leading wellbeing activity in New Zealand workplaces.
Citizens Advice Bureaux
Citizens Advice Bureaux is a voluntary organisation providing free, confidential information and advice to anyone about any query or problem. CAB is staffed by trained volunteers who can access information by computer or from the extensive range of resources held by each bureau. The CAB has 87 offices spread from Kaitaia to Invercargill, and also a freephone number (0800 FOR CAB) which ensures no cost to any phone caller.
Using the Internet
SeniorNet gives older adults an opportunity to learn more about making the most of the internet, and new communication and information technology.