Daran was the guest speaker at our 2021 AGM. What follows is his “official”presentation; however most of the talk was taken up with discussion of the current dispute between NZBus and the Tramways Union which has affected bus services. Unfortunately I don’t have notes on that part of the talk, which was really interesting about the differences between the parties and what the Regional Council can (and can’t) do about it.
Are you baffled by technology?
Want to learn how to do Internet banking?
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The Commerce Commission is calling on seniors to complete a short online survey to help inform its market study into the grocery sector. The study looks into whether competition in the grocery sector is working well, and if it isn’t, what can be done to make it better.
The survey is designed Continue reading “Have your say about supermarkets”
All at Tararua Tramping Club, 4 Moncrieff Street, Mount Victoria, Wellington 6011
- Thursday 25 March 10am-12 (Diane Turner, Office for Seniors)
- Saturday 24 April 2-4pm (Daran Ponter , Regional Council chair) & AGM
- Wednesday 18 August 10am (Jan Pentecost, Grey Power Federation president)
We are also trying to arrange talks in June and October by MPs Grant Robertson and Nicola Willis.
Although the the Government has announced that the Covid-19 vaccine will be offered free of charge, we have been made aware of a phone call scam about the vaccine being for sale. Continue reading “Covid-19 vaccine scam”
NZ Post is making changes to in-store applications for Mail Redirection and Mail Hold services. They had previously allowed individuals to use their SuperGold Card and/or Continue reading “ID requirements at NZ Post”
We are in Grey Power Zone 4 (lower North Island) and hold frequent meetings with others in the region about Grey Power issues.
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Along with community and industry groups I recently joined a virtual meeting organised by the Greater Wellington Regional Council about transport strategies. We looked at the 40 priorities of the transport group to discuss Continue reading “On the buses, trains, cars . . .”
The rules under which retirement villages operate are mostly laid down in law, which is now under review. The Consumers Association, the Retirement Commissioner, and the Retirement Village Residents Association have all put in their submissions. At the time of writing the Continue reading “It takes a village to raise a millionaire”
While we are not out of the woods yet with the “C” virus, there is greater hope with vaccines becoming available.
Grey Power’s outlook is also looking positive following the election of the new President Jan Pentecost and Continue reading “A positive outlook!”