The Minister

Hon. Minister Maggie Barry

The Minister for Seniors is the Honourable Maggie Barry ONZM


29 September 2016

October 1 is International Day of Older Persons and the theme this year is 'Taking A Stand Against Ageism'.  The UN Secretary-General says it's a destructive problem which sees older people denied accessed to jobs and basic services, while marginalising them. 

7 September 2016

How can you make active ageing a reality for older people? International experts including Kathleen Brasher, Martin Huisman and John Raeburn are presenting at a conference in Wellington on this issue.

6 September 2016

Retirement could cost more than you think - new research shows people are under-estimating how much they will spend on basics like groceries.

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