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Special Interests - Senior citizens

ACT The Liberal Party Heather Roy

Pursue a no surprises' policy on superannuation
Reduce income taxes and promote full employment to facilitate retirement savings.

Green Party of Aotearoa New Zealand Keith Locke

Maintain universal New Zealand Superannuation for all New Zealanders 65 years and older, adjusted annually in accordance with movement in the Consumer Price Index published by the Department of Statistics

New Zealand Labour Party Hon Ruth Dyson

Extend the support provided for grandparents raising grandchildren and other carers on a pension
Further expand the SAGES programme to cover the training and transport costs of more older volunteers such as SuperGrans
Progressively implement more flexible models of care so that an older person's individual needs are more directly met
Continue to require DHBs to maintain an adequate range and geographical distribution of aged care facilities
Will spend an extra $17 million over the next three years in providing a total of up to 7500 more cataracts operations

Maori Party Tariana Turia  
National Party of New Zealand Judith Collins

Provide New Zealand Superannuation at 65% of the average wage from age 65
Ensure adequate funding for elders in care in the disability services budget
Help people remain independent in their own home for as long as possible in safety
Increase funding for carer relief and aged residential care services
Encourage business to value older workers and be flexible with staged retirement planning

New Zealand First Rt Hon Winston Peters

Ensure the needs of retired New Zealanders are met through a sustainable superannuation scheme
Incrementally raise the base minimum level of New Zealand Superannuation to 72.5% of the net average wage
Cement in place the age of entitlement at 65 years
Ensure that purchasing power remains constant
Establish a "senior citizens card" that will broaden the benefits available to seniors currently under the community services card

Progressive Coalition Hon Jim Anderton  
United Future New Zealand Judy Turner

Support conditional licensing arrangements for seniors who drive within a limited radius
Change the formulation of NZ Super, by calculating it based upon the anticipated forecasted changes to the CPI and increases in the average wage for the following 12 months
Promote greater use of secondary dwellings for elderly, to reduce housing costs, encourage family care, and provide peace of mind
Ensure that our seniors continue to be actively engaged in the community by promoting business mentoring by retired & semi-retired professionals
Increase the assistance available to Grandparents Raising Grandchildren, and ensure that Work and Income caseworkers are aware of their entitlements

You can find the policy positions of more parties by checking these websites.
Alliance New Zealand
Democrats for Social Credit
Direct Democracy Party
Libertarianz
The Republic Party of New Zealand

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