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We focus on 25 actions that government agencies will deliver in employment, digital inclusion and housing. We will also continue to deliver 10 initial actions that were published in the Strategy when it was launched.

This Action Plan will continue to evolve over time. Each action in the Plan is the responsibility of one or more government departments. The approach in this Action Plan is underpinned by the guiding principles of the Strategy.

This plan continues to use the following terms as defined in the Strategy

We use older people mainly to refer to people aged 65+. This recognises the diversity of this age group – that people age differently and have different aspirations and needs. 

Because New Zealand does not have a legal retirement age, we use the phrase later life to refer to the years after reaching eligibility for New Zealand Superannuation (NZ Super).

We use the phrase older workers to refer to people aged 50+ who are working or seeking work. 10 Better Later Life Action Plan 2021 to 2024

Resourcing the plan

Budget 2021 allocated $1.965 million over four years, to enable the Office for Seniors to implement Better Later Life – He Oranga Kaumātua 2019 to 2034. With this funding the Office for Seniors will deliver the actions it is responsible for and coordinate and monitor the Action Plan’s wider implementation. Other actions will be resourced by the responsible departments within their existing funding. Resourcing requirements may change as actions develop.


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