Strategy for an ageing population

Draft new strategy

The draft new strategy, and a summary, Better Later Life - He Oranga Kaumātua 2019 to 2034, takes a fresh look at what we (meaning all New Zealanders) need to do to make sure that New Zealand embraces the opportunities that an ageing population and longetivity brings.

Have your say

We would like to hear your feedback about the draft strategy. Please complete the online submission or download a Word document of the submission form. The completed Word document submission form can be emailed (ageing_population@msd.govt.nz) or be posted to - Strategy for an Ageing Population, Office for Seniors, P O Box 1556, Wellington 6140.

Feedback closes at midnight on 3 June 2019.

What's changing?

NZ's population is ageing

More older people living longer

Ageing workforce and more older workers

Our population is more diverse

Older people than other age groups to own their own homes, but this is dropping

The new strategy

To read the draft new strategy, a summary, and web accessible version of Better Later Life - He Oranga Kaumātua 2019 to 2034.

Have your say

We would like to hear your feedback about the draft strategy. Please complete the online submission or download a Word document of the submission form. The completed Word document submission form can be emailed (ageing_population@msd.govt.nz) or be posted to - Strategy for an Ageing Population, Office for Seniors, P O Box 1556, Wellington 6140.

Feedback closes at midnight on 3 June 2019.

Cabinet papers

On 12 April 2019 the Minister for Seniors launched a draft strategy for New Zealand’s ageing population for public consultation. The Ministry of Social Development has released Cabinet papers and minutes that help to show how the draft strategy was developed.

Summary of submissions report

This report summarises what people told us was important and what the new strategy for an ageing population should cover. The report highlights the significant themes raise by submitters during the public consultation that occurred between June and August 2018.

For a different point of view

We have developed short snapshots on key topics:

We’ve asked some experts to tell us what they think that future looks like. We’ll be publishing these over the coming weeks. The following are available now:

Contact us

If you have any questions, queries or feedback, contact us at ageing_population@msd.govt.nz