Grey Power New Plymouth - Grey Power New Plymouth
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Welcome to Grey Power New Plymouth

Grey Power New Plymouth is a Lobby Organization promoting the welfare and well-being of all citizens over the age of 50. Grey Power are billed as the "voice of the over 50s" and have successfully lobbied for improved driver licensing schemes for elderly people, a rates rebate scheme and improved health care. Grey Power has a large influence in New Zealand due to the significant number of people who are over 60.

 A Little History

As a voluntary organisation, Grey Power was founded 30 years ago in February 1986.Those involved in the early days were concerned at the imposition of the surcharge on New Zealand Superannuation.

Originally formed as the Auckland Superannuitants Association, Grey Power has since gone from strength to strength and today there are up to 65,000 financial members that belong to more than 76 Associations throughout the country. Grey Power New Plymouth is one of these Associations that make up the Grey Power Federation.

Grey Power, through the Federation is one of the very few organisations who have direct access to the Prime minister, Cabinet Ministers and in fact any members of Parliament. The Grey Power Board itself acts as an advocate on behalf of all the Associations (who represent our Members) when we approach the government.

Next Grey Power NP Meeting

The next Grey Power meeting to be advised.


Canterbury University Survey

Recently, many of our older citizens have been cited in the News expressing their concern over Paywave cards.
Many Kiwis feel that this is unsafe, find it difficult to use and prefer to use a PIN for security.

The University of Canterbury has designed a survey which will capture Kiwi opinions and hopefully influence policy which protects our citizens and small businesses. The survey (which should only take 10 min. to complete) has been designed to be completed in one visit only so ensure that you answer all the questions before leaving the survey. If you would like to participate in the survey please click here.


New Plymouth Age Friendly Strategy

Positive Ageing Survey

Grey Power New Plymouth is proud to support the New Plymouth Positive Ageing Trust with their survey to establish the needs of residents to make for an Age Friendly New Plymouth. This is something that will be of benefit to everybody in all age groups and all walks of life. The focus should make it possible for people to know that their needs can be met as they progress through life. Hopefully this will enable them to remain an active member of our society by still making a contribution to it. The Survey questionnaire and full details of it’s objectives are found here.

Whilst nobody really enjoys doing surveys we strongly urge you to take a moment of your time to do this one. It may well have a profound impact on everybody’s future.To participate in the Survey please click here.


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Have Your Say

  • Do you have any issues with Health services?  

  • ​Are you unhappy about the level of rates you have to pay?  

  • Have you encountered any problem with Government Services?  

We would like to help so please let us know your concerns

Go to the tab on the RH side of this page and............

Have Your Say!

Grey Power is an advocacy organisation promoting the welfare and well-being of all those citizens in the 50 plus age group. 

Our mission is to be the appropriate voice for all New Zealanders.