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Kia ora. Welcome to Te Tari Kaumātua, the Office for Seniors.

Why we’re here

We’re working to improve the lives of older people across New Zealand by providing information, promoting the wellbeing and concerns of older people and increasing awareness of the issues facing our ageing population. We want everyone to feel valued and able to participate.

Our work

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Our strategy

Better Later Life – He Oranga Kaumātua

Read the Better Later Life Strategy

  • Achieving financial security and economic participation

  • Promoting healthy ageing and improving access to services

  • Creating diverse housing choices and options

  • Enhancing opportunities for participation and social connection

  • Making environments accessible