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					THE NEW ZEALAND

POSITIVE AGEING STRATEGY

ANNUAL REPORT
1 JULY 2006 TO 30 JUNE 2007

and



ACTION PLAN
1 JULY 2007 TO 30 JUNE 2008
The New Zealand Positive Ageing Strategy
Annual Report 2006–2007 and Action Plan 2007–2008
was published October 2007 by
the Office for Senior Citizens, Ministry of Social Development
Designed by The Alchemist


ISSN 1177-3960 (Print)
ISSN 1177-5793 (Online)
This document is available at the following website:
www.osc.govt.nz
Links to translations of a Positive Ageing Strategy summary
in Māori, Cook Islands Māori, Fijian, Samoan, Tokelauan, Tongan, Niuean and Chinese are
available at:
www.osc.govt.nz/positive-ageing-strategy/index.html


Copies are available from:
Office for Senior Citizens,
Ministry of Social Development
Ground Floor, Charles Fergusson Building, West Block
Bowen Street
PO Box 1556
Wellington 6140
New Zealand
Phone +64 4 916 3758
Fax +64 4 916 3778
Email: osc@msd.govt.nz
or information@msd.govt.nz
FOREWORD
MINISTER FOR SENIOR CITIZENS

The New Zealand Positive Ageing Strategy launched in 2001
demonstrates the Government’s commitment to older people. The
Strategy encourages older people to participate in their
communities and recognises the value of their knowledge, skills
and experience.
Once again it gives me great pleasure to launch the latest New Zealand Positive Ageing
Strategy Annual Report and Action Plan. This is the fifth time I have published information
about the many positive ageing initiatives being undertaken in New Zealand.
New Zealand is a world leader in promoting positive ageing. There are now 37 government
agencies and 31 local government authorities contributing to the Action Plan for 2007/2008.
This is an increase of eight government agencies and ten local government authorities from
the previous Plan.
This year, particular emphasis has been placed on reporting new and innovative projects. I
know that many central, regional and local government agencies are accomplishing a great
deal more in the field of positive ageing, and I hope that you will look at their websites to see
the full range of the good work that they do around the country.
All of the positive ageing achievements, and the extent of public interest in them, would
indicate that there is an enduring commitment to positive ageing in New Zealand.
The Secretary General of the United Nations, in his recent report ‘Follow-up to the Second
World Assembly on Ageing’, said that adopting a specific older people’s strategy or plan
highlights the importance of ageing in the context of national social policy. He said that a plan
on ageing helps to identify priorities and guide policy implementation.
I was pleased that in the Secretary General’s comments on New Zealand there was reference
to the network of 40 Volunteer Community Co-ordinators (VCCs), who work alongside the
Office for Senior Citizens promoting positive ageing in their communities. On behalf of the
Government I would like to thank the VCCs for their work, which has been a major factor in
the increasing interest from local government in positive ageing.
I would also like to congratulate local government authorities for the significant progress that
has been achieved in developing positive ageing policies and programmes. I know that with
the commitment of all sectors of society, New Zealand will continue to be a great place for
older people to live.


Ruth Dyson
Minister for Senior Citizens
THE GOALS OF THE NEW ZEALAND
POSITIVE AGEING STRATEGY
The 10 Positive Ageing goals were developed through nationwide consultation with older
people. They reflect the priority areas that were identified to improve opportunities for older
people to participate in the community in the way they choose. The goals are:
 1. Secure and adequate income for older people
 2. Equitable, timely, affordable and accessible health services for older people
 3. Affordable and appropriate housing options for older people
 4. Affordable and accessible transport options for older people
 5. Older people feel safe and secure and can ‘age in place’
 6. A range of culturally appropriate services allows choices for older people
 7. Older people living in rural communities are not disadvantaged when accessing services
 8. People of all ages have positive attitudes to ageing and to older people
 9. Elimination of ageism and the promotion of flexible work options
10. Increasing opportunities for personal growth and community participation.




LINKS TO TRANSLATIONS OF A
SUMMARY OF THE POSITIVE AGEING
STRATEGY
Māori
http://www.osc.govt.nz/positive-ageing-strategy/pas-maori.html
Cook Islands Māori
http://www.osc.govt.nz/positive-ageing-strategy/pas-cook-island-maori.html
Fijian
http://www.osc.govt.nz/positive-ageing-strategy/pas-fijian.html
Samoan
http://www.osc.govt.nz/positive-ageing-strategy/pas-samoan.html
Tokelauan
http://www.osc.govt.nz/positive-ageing-strategy/pas-tokelauan.html
Tongan
http://www.osc.govt.nz/positive-ageing-strategy/pas-tongan.html
Niuean
http://www.osc.govt.nz/positive-ageing-strategy/pas-niuean.html
Chinese
http://www.osc.govt.nz/positive-ageing-strategy/pas-chinese.html
NEW ZEALAND POSITIVE AGEING STRATEGY
New Zealand is acknowledged internationally as being at the
forefront of positive ageing since the New Zealand Positive Ageing
Strategy was launched by the Minister for Senior Citizens on 10
April 2001.
The Strategy puts into action Government’s commitment to promote the value of older people
and affirms their importance in the community. It sets out the Government’s vision for a
society where everyone can age positively and where older people are highly valued for their
knowledge, skills and experience.
Positive ageing principles are a key feature of the Strategy and provide a framework within
which policy with implications for older people can be understood and developed. Ten goals
guide the development of policies and services across central, regional and local government.
When the Strategy was approved, Cabinet agreed that an interdepartmental positive ageing
action plan be developed to include work items from departmental work programmes, with
progress on these work items to be reported to Cabinet each year.
This is the seventh Action Plan produced by the Office for Senior Citizens since the Strategy
was released in 2001. Part of the value of the Action Plan and Report is that it reminds central
and local government to keep positive ageing in mind while they develop their work
programmes.
The document provides the public with an overview of some of the work that is being
undertaken by a variety of government agencies around the country. It is a good platform
from which to commence a dialogue, particularly with local councils, on the programmes and
services they provide for older people in their communities.
Each year agencies are asked to include new and interesting work items in the Action Plan.
Many other policies and programmes which are ‘business as usual’ activities are not featured,
but can be viewed on various agency websites.
It is important to note that the Action Plan does not give a strategic overview of the wellbeing
of older people in New Zealand. This has been provided in the first Positive Ageing Indicators
2007 report, published by the Ministry of Social Development. The Indicators Report presents
objective statistical information, identifies key issues for further action, and will assist with
future planning and decision making.
Wide community support has been received during the production of this Action Plan and
Report, particularly from local councils working on positive ageing initiatives in their
communities. This year an additional ten local government authorities have contributed,
bringing the total number of local government authorities featured in the Action Plan to 31.
The Office for Senior Citizens appreciates the enthusiasm of the local government sector for
the New Zealand Positive Ageing Strategy, and is greatly encouraged by the commitment of
councils to positive ageing initiatives for people in their cities and towns.


Natalie Lavery
Director, Office for Senior Citizens
CONTENTS
ANNUAL REPORT 2006/2007 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Government Agencies
Accident Compensation Corporation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Archives New Zealand . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
New Zealand Artificial Limb Board . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Department of Building and Housing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Ministry for Culture and Heritage. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Ministry of Education . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
New Zealand Fire Service Commission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Office of Ethnic Affairs – refer to Department of Internal Affairs
Ministry of Health . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Housing New Zealand Corporation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Inland Revenue Department. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Department of Internal Affairs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Department of Labour . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Land Transport New Zealand . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
National Library of New Zealand . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Ministry of Pacific Island Affairs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
New Zealand Police . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Ministry of Research, Science and Technology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Ministry of Social Development – Centre for Social Research and Evaluation 20
Ministry of Social Development – Family and Community Services . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Ministry of Social Development – Human Resources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Ministry of Social Development – Office for Disability Issues . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Ministry of Social Development – Office for Senior Citizens . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Ministry of Social Development – Older People’s Policy Team . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Ministry of Social Development – Senior Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Ministry of Social Development – Work and Income Seniors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Ministry of Social Development – Work and Income
    Auckland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
    Bay of Plenty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
    Canterbury. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
    Central . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
    East Coast . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
    Nelson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
    Northland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
    Southern . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
    Taranaki, Wanganui, King Country . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
    Waikato . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
    Wellington . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Sport and Recreation New Zealand . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
State Services Commission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Statistics New Zealand . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Te Puni Kōkiri . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Veterans’ Affairs New Zealand . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Ministry of Women’s Affairs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48

Local Government
Christchurch City Council . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Dunedin City Council . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Hamilton City Council . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Horowhenua District Council . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Invercargill City Council . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Kapiti Coast District Council . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Manukau City Council . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
Masterton District Council . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
Nelson City Council . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
New Plymouth District Council*. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
Palmerston North City Council . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
Porirua City Council . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
Rotorua District Council . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
South Taranaki District Council . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
South Wairarapa District Council . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
Stratford District Council . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
Tararua District Council . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
Tasman District Council . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74
Taupo District Council . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78
Wellington City Council . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78
Whangarei District Council . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80

ACTION PLAN 2007/2008 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83
Local Government
Auckland City Council . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
Christchurch City Council . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
Dunedin City Council . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86
Gisborne District Council . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86
Hamilton City Council . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86
Hastings District Council . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86
Hauraki District Council . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88
Horowhenua District Council . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88
Invercargill City Council . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90
Kapiti Coast District Council . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90
Manukau City Council . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90
Masterton District Council . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92
Nelson City Council . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92
New Plymouth District Council* . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92
North Shore City Council . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94
Palmerston North City Council . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96
Porirua City Council . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96
Rotorua District Council . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96
South Taranaki District Council . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98
South Wairarapa District Council . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98
Stratford District Council . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100
Tararua District Council . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100
Tasman District Council . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100
Taupo District Council . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102
Tauranga City Council . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102
Upper Hutt City Council . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102
Waitakere City Council . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104
Waitaki District Council. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104
Wanganui District Council . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106
Wellington City Council . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106
Whangarei District Council . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106
Government Agencies
Accident Compensation Corporation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108
Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110
Archives New Zealand . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110
New Zealand Artificial Limb Board . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112
Department of Building and Housing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112
Department of Conservation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112
Department of Corrections. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112
Ministry for Culture and Heritage. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112
New Zealand Customs Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114
Ministry of Economic Development . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114
Ministry of Education . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114
Ministry for the Environment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116
Office of Ethnic Affairs – refer to Department of Internal Affairs
New Zealand Fire Service Commission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116
Ministry of Health . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120
Housing New Zealand Corporation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120
Inland Revenue Department. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120
Department of Internal Affairs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122
Department of Labour . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122
Land Information New Zealand . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124
Land Transport New Zealand . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124
National Library of New Zealand . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124
Ministry of Pacific Island Affairs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126
New Zealand Police . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126
Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126
Ministry of Research, Science and Technology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128
Ministry of Social Development – Centre for Social Research and Evaluation130
Ministry of Social Development – Family and Community Services . . . . . . . . . . 130
Ministry of Social Development – Human Resources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130
Ministry of Social Development – Office for Disability Issues . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130
Ministry of Social Development – Office for Senior Citizens . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130
Ministry of Social Development – Older People’s Policy Team . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132
Ministry of Social Development – Senior Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132
Ministry of Social Development – Work and Income Seniors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134
Ministry of Social Development – Working Age People’s Policy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134
Ministry of Social Development – Ministry of Youth Development . . . . . . . . . . . . 134
Ministry of Social Development – Work and Income . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134
    Auckland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134
    Bay of Plenty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136
    Canterbury. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136
    Central . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 138
    East Coast . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 138
    Nelson, Marlborough and West Coast . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 140
    Northland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 140
    Southern . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142
    Taranaki, King Country and Wanganui . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142
    Waikato . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 144
    Wellington . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 144
Sport and Recreation New Zealand . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 146
State Services Commission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 146
Statistics New Zealand . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 146
Te Puni Kōkiri . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   146
Ministry of Transport . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .          148
Veterans’ Affairs New Zealand . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                        148
Ministry of Women’s Affairs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                   148
Ministry of Youth Development - refer to Ministry of Social Development
THE NEW ZEALAND
POSITIVE AGEING STRATEGY
ANNUAL REPORT
1 July 2006 – 30 June 2007
AGENCY              PROJECT NAME        OBJECTIVE             AGREED ACTIONS                      MEASURES OF                 ACHIEVEMENTS FOR
                    AND GOALS                                 FOR JULY 2006−JUNE 2007             ACHIEVEMENT                 JULY 2006−JUNE 2007


Accident            Fall Prevention    Prevent falls by     Deliver Otago exercise          Achieved target of 35%         Delivered the Otago
Compensation        Programmes          improving             programme to at least            reduction in falls for          exercise programme to
Corporation (ACC)                       strength, balance     4,827 people over 80 years       those participating in          4,280 people 80 years and
                    Goals 2, 5 & 10     and wellbeing for     by                               the Otago exercise              over with 89% of the target
www.acc.co.nz                           people over 65        30 June 2007                     programme                       achieved
                                        years                Deliver Tai Chi programme       80% of Tai Chi                 Delivered the Tai Chi
                                                              to at least 5,464 people         participants have               programme to 6,040 people
                                                              aged 55−79 years by              improved strength and           over 65 years with 110% of
                                                              30 June 2007                     balance                         the target achieved
                                                             Evaluate the hip protector      There is a reduction in        Evaluated the hip protector
                                                              pilot and report on its cost     repetitive falls                pilot September 2006. Key
                                                              effectiveness by                Preparation is                  finding showed a wearing
                                                              September 2006                   completed for the roll-         protector average
                                                             Develop a national               out of the Hip Protector        compliance rate of 48%
                                                              education package by             programme in                    across the residential care
                                                              December 2006 for the hip        residential care facilities     sector. The pilot found that
                                                              protector roll-out in                                            it is not cost effective to
                                                              residential care and begin                                       continue as the sole agency
                                                              staged roll-out of hip                                           at this stage. Key
                                                              protector strategy for the                                       stakeholders will be
                                                              residential care setting in                                      consulted by December
                                                              2007                                                             2007 and a decision made
                                                                                                                               on further investment to
                                                                                                                               provide hip protectors in
                                                                                                                               residential care. Other
                                                                                                                               findings can be viewed at
                                                                                                                               www.acc.co.nz/injury-
                                                                                                                               prevention/falls-prevention-
                                                                                                                               strategy/
                                                                                                                              A national education
                                                                                                                               package was not developed
                                                                                                                               as a result of the cost-
                                                                                                                               effectiveness report
AGENCY            PROJECT NAME              OBJECTIVE              AGREED ACTIONS                    MEASURES OF                ACHIEVEMENTS FOR
                  AND GOALS                                        FOR JULY 2006−JUNE 2007           ACHIEVEMENT                JULY 2006−JUNE 2007


Accident          Improve access for        Older people          Hold bi-monthly meetings     Accurate reporting            Held bi-monthly older
Compensation      older claimants            have better            of ACC’s older people’s       systems improved ACC           people’s working group
Corporation                                  access to ACC          working group                 services for older             meetings
and               Goals 2 & 5                services                                             claimants
                                                                   Produce six-monthly                                         Produced six-monthly
Health Research
                                                                    reports to monitor           Methods are                     reports November 2006 and
Council
                                                                    registration numbers,         investigated to increase        May 2007 to monitor
                                                                    entitlement numbers and       the number of older             registration numbers,
                                                                    costs of older claimants      Asian ACC claimants             entitlement numbers and
                                                                   By December 2006 scope       The research informs            costs of older claimants
                                                                    a qualitative research        initial work for the Asian    Conducted research on
                                                                    project to investigate        Access Strategy                safety awareness and
                                                                    methods of improving                                         service use among older
                                                                    access to ACC services                                       Asians. Research findings
                                                                    for older Asians                                             will be used to develop and
                                                                   By June 2007 develop a                                       implement ACC’s Asian
                                                                    register for external                                        Access Strategy by June
                                                                    stakeholders to report on                                    2008
                                                                    the barriers experienced                                    The development of an
                                                                    by older people accessing                                     external stakeholders
                                                                    ACC services and to                                           register to report on the
                                                                    record proposed solutions                                     barriers experienced by
                                                                    to those barriers                                             older people accessing
                                                                                                                                  ACC services delayed until
                                                                                                                                  September 2007
                                                                                                                                Research showed that older
                                                                                                                                 people know about and
                                                                                                                                 access ACC’s services

Accident          National Fall             Reduce the            As part of a four-year       There is an increase in       In December 2006 Cabinet
Compensation      Prevention Strategy        incidence and          plan, complete the            the level of activity          approved the
Corporation                                  severity of injury     government-wide               nationwide aimed at            implementation plan for
                  Goals 2, 5 & 10            from falls             National Fall Prevention      preventing injury from         Preventing Injury from Falls:
                                            Establish the          Strategy implementation       falls                          The National Strategy
                                             impact of fall-        plan for commencement                                        2005–2015. Key action
                                                                    by January 2007                                              areas and activities
AGENCY                    PROJECT NAME               OBJECTIVE              AGREED ACTIONS                      MEASURES OF                ACHIEVEMENTS FOR
                          AND GOALS                                         FOR JULY 2006−JUNE 2007             ACHIEVEMENT                JULY 2006−JUNE 2007


                                                      related injuries                                                                       identified in the plan can be
                                                      on the health and                                                                      viewed at
                                                      wellbeing of older                                                                     www.acc.co.nz/injury-
                                                      people                                                                                 prevention/falls-prevention-
                                                                                                                                             strategy/



Accident                  Rehabilitation             Older people          By December 2006               Key strategies are            After consultation with key
Compensation              framework                   have improved          determine how                   developed in response          stakeholders established a
Corporation                                           rehabilitation         supported independence          to the rehabilitation          definition and measures for
                          Goal 2                      outcomes               and sustainable                 framework                      supported independence
                                                                             employment will be                                             and sustainable employment
                                                                             defined and measured                                          Completed the rehabilitation
                                                                            Consult with key                                               framework and initiated a
                                                                             stakeholders on the                                            joint InterRAI (Residential
                                                                             rehabilitation framework                                       Assessment Instrument)
                                                                             by June 2007                                                   service trial with the Ministry
                                                                                                                                            of Health to assess older
                                                                                                                                            claimants in Canterbury and
                                                                                                                                            Capital & Coast District
                                                                                                                                            Health Boards

Accident                  Review of home-            Older claimants       Review home-based care         Improved home-based           Reviewed home-based care
Compensation              based rehabilitation        have effective         packages and implement          care packages are              packages. The
Corporation               packages of care            home-based care        improvements by June            delivered to older             implementation of
                                                                             2007                            claimants                      improvements is deferred
                          Goals 2 & 5                                                                                                       until September 2007 to
                                                                                                                                            align with a home-based
                                                                                                                                            rehabilitation framework with
                                                                                                                                            the Ministry of Health and
                                                                                                                                            District Health Boards



Ministry of Agriculture   Flexible transition        Older employees       Develop the Ministry’s age     The Ministry has the          Identified the Ministry’s age
and Forestry (MAF)        from employment             are retained in        profile to establish length     information it requires to     profile and Government
AGENCY                    PROJECT NAME            OBJECTIVE              AGREED ACTIONS                       MEASURES OF                ACHIEVEMENTS FOR
                          AND GOALS                                      FOR JULY 2006−JUNE 2007              ACHIEVEMENT                JULY 2006−JUNE 2007


                                                   the Ministry and       of service of all staff and       retain and attract older      Super Fund membership
www.maf.govt.nz           Goal 9                   continue to            membership of the                 employees                    Victoria University completed
                                                   contribute to the      Government Super Fund                                           a literature review on The
                                                   organisation         Seek information from staff                                      Ageing Workforce:
                                                                         on retirement and support                                        Retaining, Utilising and
                                                                         provisions and develop a                                         Challenging Workers which
                                                                         retirement policy                                                will inform the Ministry’s
                                                                        Implement retirement                                             retirement policy
                                                                         policy, guidelines and                                          Implementation of the
                                                                         employment agreements                                            retirement policy deferred
                                                                         by 30 June 2007                                                  until 2007/2008 due to time
                                                                                                                                          constraints

Ministry of Agriculture   Retirement              Staff make           Hold retirement                  Staff are satisfied with      Held retirement seminars for
and Forestry              seminars                 informed              information seminars for          retirement information         staff by 31 March 2007. A
                                                   decisions when        staff by April 2007               seminars                       further 14 seminars around
                          Goal 9                   planning for                                                                           the country are scheduled
                                                                        Report feedback on
                                                   retirement            retirement seminars by                                          Feedback on retirement
                                                                         May 2007 to evaluate                                             seminars indicated that staff
                                                                         their effectiveness                                              know more about ageing,
                                                                                                                                          retirement issues and
                                                                                                                                          retirement villages and have
                                                                                                                                          a better understanding of
                                                                                                                                          wills and trusts

Archives                  Health and safety       Older people are     Review Health and Safety         Wellbeing initiatives for     Identified wellbeing initiatives
New Zealand                                        safe and well at      policy by December 2006           older workers are              for development and
                          Goal 9                   work                  and identify and prioritise       identified and prioritised     implementation in 2007/2008
www.archives.govt.nz                                                     initiatives for older workers     for action
                                                                         by June 2007
AGENCY                   PROJECT NAME              OBJECTIVE               AGREED ACTIONS                    MEASURES OF              ACHIEVEMENTS FOR
                         AND GOALS                                         FOR JULY 2006−JUNE 2007           ACHIEVEMENT              JULY 2006−JUNE 2007


Archives                 Recruitment and           Older workers         Hold focus groups to           Information from focus     Held a focus group with staff
New Zealand              retention of older         remain in the          collect data on older staff     groups informs the          and identified recruitment
                         workers strategy           department’s           by December 2006                recruitment and             and retention issues
                                                    workforce             Review specific initiatives     retention policy           Highlighted specific
                         Goal 9
                                                                           for the employment of                                       initiatives for the
                                                                           older workers by June                                       employment of older workers
                                                                           2007                                                        for development in
                                                                                                                                       2007/2008

Archives                 Volunteering at           Opportunities are     Evaluate policy and            Volunteer numbers          Evaluated policies and
New Zealand              Archives                   provided for older     procedures for volunteers       increase and volunteers     procedures for the
                                                    people to              by June 2007 to provide         are well supported by       appointment and retention of
                         Goal 10                    contribute their       guidelines for the              Archives New Zealand        Archives New Zealand
                                                    knowledge and          appointment and retention                                   volunteers. There are 53
                                                    expertise              of volunteers who                                           active volunteers working
                                                                           participate in Archives                                     with Archives New Zealand
                                                                           research



New Zealand Artificial   Interdisciplinary         Promote the use       Evaluate and act on the        Evaluation shows a         Evaluated the feedback from
Limb Board               care guidelines for        of                     feedback from the               demand for the              District Health Boards on the
                         hospital                   interdisciplinary      interdisciplinary care          resource material           interdisciplinary care
www.nzalb.govt.nz        management of              care guidelines        resource material                                           resource material. Findings
                                                                                                          An action plan is
                         amputees in                for older              distributed to District                                     showed that the resource
                                                                                                           completed for the next
                         Christchurch               amputees to            Health Boards                                               material is used
                                                                                                           stage
                                                    other hospitals       Develop an action plan for                                 Published the
                         Goals 2 & 5                and health             the next stage of the                                       interdisciplinary care
                                                    professionals          programme to improve                                        resource material on the
                                                                           services for older                                          New Zealand Artificial Limb
                                                                           amputees                                                    Board website
                                                                                                                                      Implemented an action plan
                                                                                                                                       to improve services for older
                                                                                                                                       amputees. This included the
                                                                                                                                       appointment of an amputee
AGENCY                   PROJECT NAME            OBJECTIVE            AGREED ACTIONS                     MEASURES OF              ACHIEVEMENTS FOR
                         AND GOALS                                    FOR JULY 2006−JUNE 2007            ACHIEVEMENT              JULY 2006−JUNE 2007


                                                                                                                                   educator for one year at
                                                                                                                                   Christchurch Public Hospital
                                                                                                                                   and seminars for hospital
                                                                                                                                   staff on amputee care

New Zealand Artificial   National annual         Older amputees      Analyse national               2005−2006 National         Analysed the national
Limb Board               amputation               are referred to      amputation statistics to        amputation statistics       amputation statistics to
                         statistics               the New Zealand      determine the referral rate     published on the New        determine the referral rate.
                                                  Artificial Limb      of older people to the New      Zealand Artificial Limb     Findings published April
                         Goals 2 & 5              Board                Zealand Artificial Limb         Board website by March      2007 on the New Zealand
                                                                       Board for services              2007                        Artificial Limb Board website
                                                                                                                                   www.nzalb.govt.nz/resource
                                                                                                                                   s.html



Department of Building   Implementation of       Residents and       Code of practice               Regulations and code       Published Retirement
and Housing              the Retirement           intending            approved by Minister,           of practice for             Villages Code of Practice
                         Villages Act 2003        residents of         gazetted by 31 August           retirement villages         2006 to take effect from 25
www.dbh.govt.nz                                   retirement           2006 and is effective from      developed for               September 2007
                         Goal 3                   villages easily      1 September 2007                commencement of the        Disputes Panel Regulations
                                                  understand the      Disputes regulations and        Act on 1 October 2006       2006 commenced
                                                  retirement           Part 4 of the Act                                           1 October 2006 including
                                                  villages code of     commences 1 October                                         Part 4 of the Act
                                                  practice             2006                                                       Retirement Villages General
                                                                      Fees and general                                            Regulations 2006 and
                                                                       regulations to be gazetted                                  Retirement Villages Fees
                                                                       by 31 August 2006 for                                       Regulations 2006 gazetted
                                                                       implementation from 1                                       28 September 2006 and
                                                                       March 2007                                                  implemented 1 May 2007
                                                                                                                                  Retirement Villages Act 2003
                                                                                                                                   came fully into force
                                                                                                                                   1 May 2007 and the
                                                                                                                                   registration of retirement
                                                                                                                                   villages commenced
AGENCY                     PROJECT NAME             OBJECTIVE             AGREED ACTIONS                    MEASURES OF              ACHIEVEMENTS FOR
                           AND GOALS                                      FOR JULY 2006−JUNE 2007           ACHIEVEMENT              JULY 2006−JUNE 2007



                                                                                                                                     Distributed education and
                                                                                                                                      guidance material for
                                                                                                                                      retirement villages and
                                                                                                                                      residents

Department of Building     Review of the            Older people         Complete further policy      Needs of older people       Completed policy work on
and Housing                Residential               living in rental      work to review the            identified and               the Residential Tenancies
                           Tenancies Act 1986        accommodation         Residential Tenancies Act     considered in                Act 1986 and reported to
                                                     have security and     1986 and report to            recommendations to           Cabinet March 2007
                           Goal 3                    affordable rental     Cabinet by November           Cabinet                     Completed drafting
                                                     options               2006                         Recommendations for          instructions and referred to
                                                                          Drafting instructions to      legislative change           Parliamentary Counsel
                                                                           Parliamentary Counsel         approved by Cabinet          Office March 2007
                                                                           Office by February 2007                                   Completed draft Bill June
                                                                          Consult on the draft Bill                                  2007

Ministry for Culture and   History Group            Knowledge of         Hold monthly public          Public seminars provide      Held monthly public
Heritage                   publications              New Zealand’s         seminars on historical        the opportunity to learn      seminars including a series
                                                     history is            publications                  about New Zealand             on the history of Wellington
www.mch.govt.nz            Goals 8 & 10              enhanced                                            history                       and the effects of the First
                                                                          Continue work on From
                                                                           Memory - the war oral                                       World War featuring
                                                                           history programme                                           interviews with those who
                                                                                                                                       grew up in the 1920s and
                                                                          Publish and launch the
                                                                                                                                       1930s
                                                                           following works:
                                                                           - History of Māori War                                     Work on the From Memory
                                                                             Effort in World War Two                                   war oral history
                                                                                                                                       programme continued and
                                                                           - Artillery History
                                                                                                                                       focussed on interviews
                                                                           - History of New
                                                                                                                                       with people who stayed
                                                                             Zealand’s Involvement
                                                                                                                                       home during the Second
                                                                             in the Vietnam War
                                                                                                                                       World War. Records are
                                                                             (combat and medical
                                                                                                                                       lodged with the Oral
                                                                             focus)
                                                                                                                                       History Centre at
                                                                           - State Railways and                                        Alexander Turnbull Library
                                                                             Society in New Zealand
AGENCY                     PROJECT NAME             OBJECTIVE          AGREED ACTIONS                   MEASURES OF          ACHIEVEMENTS FOR
                           AND GOALS                                   FOR JULY 2006−JUNE 2007          ACHIEVEMENT          JULY 2006−JUNE 2007



                                                                                                                              Work on 2006/2007
                                                                                                                               publications to be
                                                                                                                               concluded by June 2008.
                                                                                                                               Instead the History Group
                                                                                                                               published:
                                                                                                                               - Last Line of Defence:
                                                                                                                                 New Zealanders
                                                                                                                                 Remember the War at
                                                                                                                                 Home
                                                                                                                               - How to Do Local History
                                                                                                                               - Wellington: Biography of
                                                                                                                                 a City
                                                                                                                               - The Governors: New
                                                                                                                                 Zealand’s Governors and
                                                                                                                                 Governors-General
                                                                                                                               - Against the Rising Sun:
                                                                                                                                 New Zealanders
                                                                                                                                 Remember the Pacific
                                                                                                                                 War
                                                                                                                              The following new topics
                                                                                                                               were added to the history
                                                                                                                               website:
                                                                                                                               - the battle of the Somme
                                                                                                                               - nuclear-free New
                                                                                                                                 Zealand
                                                                                                                               - the Treaty of Waitangi
                                                                                                                               - conscientious objection
                                                                                                                               - updated material on the
                                                                                                                                 Gallipoli campaign
                                                                                                                               - New Zealand’s
                                                                                                                                 involvement with D-Day

Ministry for Culture and   New Zealand war          Honour memory     Install memorial in Hyde    Memorial is installed    Installed the London
Heritage                   memorial in London        of New Zealand     Park by                                                memorial in Hyde Park
                                                                                                    Feedback from the
AGENCY                     PROJECT NAME              OBJECTIVE               AGREED ACTIONS                    MEASURES OF             ACHIEVEMENTS FOR
                           AND GOALS                                         FOR JULY 2006−JUNE 2007           ACHIEVEMENT             JULY 2006−JUNE 2007


                                                      soldiers                31 October 2006                commemorative               October 2006
                           Goals 8 & 10                                     Hold unveiling and              ceremony shows that        Held the unveiling and
                                                                             commemorative                   the event was               commemorative ceremony
                                                                             ceremony November               successful and had a        on 11 November 2006 with
                                                                             2006                            distinctly New Zealand      a distinctly New Zealand
                                                                                                             flavour                     flavour. The ceremony was
                                                                                                                                         attended by the Queen,
                                                                                                                                         members of the Royal
                                                                                                                                         family and Prime Ministers
                                                                                                                                         of the United Kingdom and
                                                                                                                                         New Zealand. This
                                                                                                                                         initiative helps younger
                                                                                                                                         generations to appreciate
                                                                                                                                         the service to New Zealand
                                                                                                                                         of previous generations

Ministry for Culture and   Te Ara online             Older people’s        Complete research by           The Encyclopaedia of       Recorded experiences of
Heritage                   Encyclopaedia of           memory of the          June 2007 to record             New Zealand Te Ara is       older people in the New
                           New Zealand − bush         New Zealand            experiences of older            available online and        Zealand bush and included
                           theme                      bush is captured       people in the New               increasingly used by        these in Te Ara
                                                      in the online          Zealand bush for inclusion      older people
                           Goals 8−10                 encyclopaedia Te       in the online
                                                      Ara                    encyclopaedia Te Ara



Ministry of Education      Review human              Support staff in      Develop a plan by June         A plan is developed and    Investigated initiatives on
                           resources practices        planning for their     2007 to conduct retirement      timeframes set to           support and planning for
www.minedu.govt.nz                                    retirement             seminars for Ministry staff     deliver the seminars        staff nearing retirement.
                           Goal 9                                                                                                        Planning for the retirement
                                                                                                                                         seminars deferred until
                                                                                                                                         September 2007



New Zealand Fire           Fire awareness and        Caregivers are        Trial new training and         The training programme     Implemented a training and
Service Commission         risk reduction             trained to             awareness programme in          is implemented at           awareness programme in
AGENCY               PROJECT NAME       OBJECTIVE               AGREED ACTIONS                       MEASURES OF             ACHIEVEMENTS FOR
                     AND GOALS                                  FOR JULY 2006−JUNE 2007              ACHIEVEMENT             JULY 2006−JUNE 2007


                     programme           intervene to            Eastern Fire Region for          national level                the Eastern Fire Region.
www.fire.org.nz                          prevent fire death      caregivers, family and          The Fire Service              The programme review in
                     Goals 2 & 10        and injuries            whānau to identify older         responds to requests          December 2006 showed
                                                                 people at risk and report to     for training and              older people had reduced
                                                                 national Fire Service by         guidance, and                 injuries from fires
                                                                 December 2006                    monitored the effects on    Arranged for a fire risk
                                                               Provide training and advice       caregivers and               assessment to be included
                                                                on fire risk reduction to         residential care             in home-based
                                                                residential care providers        providers                    assessments for older
                                                                and older people’s                                             people in the Eastern Fire
                                                                caregivers when requested                                      region
                                                                                                                              Provided one-on-one fire
                                                                                                                               risk reduction training with
                                                                                                                               older people in 5,604
                                                                                                                               households

New Zealand Fire     Fire safety        Older people are      Develop a one-year               Promotion plan is           Updated fire prevention
Service Commission   awareness           aware of fire          promotion plan by June            developed                    programmes for older
                                         safety and live        2007 to deliver fire             Information from the         people included in the
                     Goal 5              safely at home         prevention programmes and                                      revised Fire Safety
                                                                                                  review informs further
                                        Develop                advice to older people in the     programme                    Promotions Plan
                                         relationships with     community                         development                  2007−2012
                                         Government and        Review the effectiveness of      Fire prevention             Review of the
                                         other social           the Fire Service’s Seniors’       programmes are               effectiveness of the Fire
                                         sector agencies        Kit by 30 June 2007               reported quarterly from      Service’s Seniors’ Kit
                                                               Fire regions identify             30 September 2006            delayed until 30 June 2008
                                                                opportunities to develop         A memorandum of             Identified opportunities in
                                                                partnerships with                 understanding with           regional business plans to
                                                                community groups to deliver       Housing New Zealand          develop partnerships with
                                                                fire prevention programmes        Corporation signed for       community groups to
                                                               Sign memorandum of                work to commence             deliver fire prevention
                                                                understanding with Housing                                     programmes
                                                                New Zealand Corporation                                       In December 2006 signed
                                                                by 31 March 2007 to                                            a memorandum of
                                                                improve fire safety features                                   understanding with
AGENCY               PROJECT NAME              OBJECTIVE               AGREED ACTIONS                      MEASURES OF              ACHIEVEMENTS FOR
                     AND GOALS                                         FOR JULY 2006−JUNE 2007             ACHIEVEMENT              JULY 2006−JUNE 2007


                                                                        in pensioner housing                                           Housing New Zealand
                                                                                                                                       Corporation to improve fire
                                                                                                                                       safety features in
                                                                                                                                       pensioner housing

New Zealand Fire     Promotion of              Flexible work         Review the options for part-     New policy for job share    Held a working party to
Service Commission   flexible work              options for older      time, job share and remote        and flexible working         review options for job
                     options                    staff in the Fire      work                              arrangements in place        share work. Report from
                                                Service               Negotiate greater flexibility                                  working party delayed until
                     Goal 9                                                                                                           July 2007
                                                                       with the New Zealand
                                                                       Professional Fire Fighters
                                                                       Union
                                                                      Implement new policy for
                                                                       older workers by 31
                                                                       December 2006

New Zealand Fire     Review of                 Fire service staff    Revise the content of the        Retirement planning         The review of the content
Service Commission   retirement planning        are well informed      retirement planning course        courses revised and the      of the retirement planning
                     in New Zealand Fire        about retirement       by 31 December 2006               implementation plan          course delayed until
                     Service                    planning                                                 agreed                       2007/2008 to include
                                                                      Introduce new programme
                                                                       by 30 June 2007                                                information about the
                     Goal 1                                                                                                           KiwiSaver scheme



Ministry of Health   Ageing in Place           Improvements          Consult with the sector on       Policy advice addresses     Completed consultation
                                                are identified for     Ageing in Place initiatives       the choices older            with the health sector on
www.moh.govt.nz      Goal 5                     effective use of       and report to Cabinet by          people make about            Ageing in Place initiatives
                                                resources in           December 2006                     where to live and the        and reported to Cabinet
                                                community-                                               support they need to do     Reported to the Minister of
                                                based and                                                so                           Heatlh on progress made
                                                residential care                                                                      by District Health Boards
                                                                                                                                      on Ageing in Place
                                                                                                                                      initiatives
AGENCY                   PROJECT NAME             OBJECTIVE               AGREED ACTIONS                     MEASURES OF              ACHIEVEMENTS FOR
                         AND GOALS                                        FOR JULY 2006−JUNE 2007            ACHIEVEMENT              JULY 2006−JUNE 2007


Ministry of Health       Health of Older          Advise the            Report to the Minister of      Report addresses the         Reported to the Minister of
                         People sustainable        Minister of Health     Health in December 2006         future need for health of     Health and Cabinet on the
                         funding project           on a future            on future demand for older      older people’s services       funding and sustainability
                                                   funding path for       people’s services               and provides advice on        of older people’s services
                         Goals 2, 3 & 5            older people’s                                         different scenarios for
                                                   services                                               future funding



Ministry of Health       InterRAI (Resident       Improve the           Receive final evaluation       Advice provided to the       Completed the evaluation
and                      Assessment                quality of             report from the University      Minister of Health on         of the InterRAI pilots
District Health Boards   Instrument)               assessment and         of Auckland by December         the costs and benefits        February 2007
                                                   care of older          2006 on the InterRAI pilots     of a national                In June 2007 reported to
                         Goals 2 & 5               people through                                         assessment tool
                                                                         Report to the Minister of                                     the Minister of Health on
                                                   the InterRAI           Health with                                                   recommendations for the
                                                   instrument             recommendations by early                                      implementation of the
                                                                          2007                                                          InterRAI assessment tool
                                                                                                                                        by Canterbury and Capital
                                                                                                                                        & Coast District Health
                                                                                                                                        Boards

Ministry of Health       Health of Older          Improve the           Present a business case to     Minister of Health           The development of a
                         People Information        Ministry’s             the Minister of Health in       approves the                  national information
                         Strategic Plan            information on         December 2006 on the            establishment of an           database delayed due to
                                                   health of older        development of a national       information database          lack of resources. A
                         Goals 2 & 5               people to help         information database on                                       business case will be
                                                   planning and           the health of older people                                    presented to the Minister of
                                                   service delivery                                                                     Health by December 2007



Housing                  Energy Efficiency        Older people          Insulate a further 2,183       Older Housing New            Insulated 2,194 state
New Zealand              Retrofit and              living in Housing      homes and modernise 482         Zealand Corporation           houses and modernised
Corporation              Modernisation             New Zealand            state rental homes by June      tenants live in modern        613 state rental homes
                         Programmes                Corporation            2007                            well-insulated homes          exceeding targets
www.hnzc.co.nz                                     houses have
                         Goal 3
AGENCY            PROJECT NAME             OBJECTIVE              AGREED ACTIONS                      MEASURES OF             ACHIEVEMENTS FOR
                  AND GOALS                                       FOR JULY 2006−JUNE 2007             ACHIEVEMENT             JULY 2006−JUNE 2007


                                            modern and
                                            energy-efficient
                                            homes



Housing           Housing Innovation       Older people         Provide loans and grants        Abbeyfield housing          Provided loans of $1.92m
New Zealand       Fund                      have housing          to Abbeyfield New Zealand        complexes are                and conditional grants of
Corporation                                 choices that          to construct housing in          established and              $0.5m to Abbeyfield
                  Goals 3 & 5               allow them to age     Auckland by July 2006 and        alternative housing          resulting in the completion
                                            in place              in Takaka by September           options are provided for     of both housing complexes
                                                                  2006                             older people in              for older people in
                                                                                                   Auckland and Takaka          Auckland and Takaka



Housing           Implementation of        To implement a       In conjunction with key         A timeline is set to        Developed an
New Zealand       New Zealand               plan that             agencies develop an older        implement the housing        implementation plan and
Corporation       Housing Strategy          addresses the         persons’ housing                 work programme for           set priorities for the work
                  Action Plan               diverse housing       programme                        older people                 programme to meet the
                                            needs of older       Report quarterly to the                                       housing needs of older
                  Goal 3                    people                                                                              people. The plan can be
                                                                  Housing Strategy Steering
                                                                  Committee on progress                                         viewed at
                                                                                                                                www.hnzc.co.nz
                                                                                                                               Reported quarterly to
                                                                                                                                Ministers and Cabinet on
                                                                                                                                progress of the work
                                                                                                                                programme

Inland Revenue    KiwiSaver                New Zealanders       Support the passage of          The KiwiSaver scheme        Supported legislation to
Department                                  are better            legislation to establish the     is implemented on 1          establish the KiwiSaver
                  Goal 1                    prepared              KiwiSaver scheme                 July 2007                    scheme
www.ird.govt.nz                             financially for       scheduled to be passed by                                    Developed systems and
                                            retirement            October 2006. The                                             processes for the
                                                                  legislation is expected to                                    successful implementation
                                                                  be operational on 1 July                                      of the scheme from 1 July
                                                                  2007
AGENCY                      PROJECT NAME               OBJECTIVE                AGREED ACTIONS                     MEASURES OF            ACHIEVEMENTS FOR
                            AND GOALS                                           FOR JULY 2006−JUNE 2007            ACHIEVEMENT            JULY 2006−JUNE 2007


                                                                                                                                             2007

Department of Internal      Awareness of               People in New          Deliver up to six              Six government             Delivered six presentations
Affairs                     ethnic diversity and        Zealand are             presentations to                agencies are working to     on ethnic responsiveness
– Office of Ethnic          needs of older              aware of the            government agencies on          improve their               to government agencies
Affairs                     ethnic people               ethnic diversity of     ethnic responsiveness and       responsiveness to the      In partnership with the
                                                        older people            encourage them to develop       needs of older people       Office for Senior Citizens
www.ethnicaffairs.govt.nz   Goal 6                                              responsiveness plans by        Views and concerns of       met with Indian, Chinese
                                                                                June 2007                       older ethnic people are     and other Asian
                                                                               In partnership with the         identified and planning     communities in Auckland.
                                                                                Office for Senior Citizens      is underway to address      As a result joint initiatives
                                                                                meet with Chinese and           their concerns              were developed to engage
                                                                                Indian communities in                                       further with older ethnic
                                                                                Auckland to identify the                                    people in 2007/2008
                                                                                needs of older ethnic
                                                                                peoples

Department of Internal      Community                  Older New              Inform the local funding       Older people are           Informed members of the
Affairs                     Organisation Grants         Zealanders              Community Organisation          represented on              national Community
– Local Government          Scheme                      participate in the      Grants Scheme (COGS)            Community                   Organisation Grants
and Community Branch                                    Community               committees of their role in     Organisation Grants         Scheme (COGS)
                            Goals 6, 7, 8 & 10          Organisation            making funding decisions        Scheme (COGS)               committee and the 37
www.dia.govt.nz                                         Grants Scheme           consistent with the New         committees                  COGS local distribution
                                                                                Zealand Positive Ageing        Community                   committees of their role
                                                                                Strategy                        organisations               and included the
                                                                               Encourage applications for      supporting older people     information in the COGS
                                                                                grants in advance of the        in the community            members handbook
                                                                                funding round from              receive funding            Encouraged applicants to
                                                                                1 June 2006 to 31 July         Grants are made for         apply for COGS grants
                                                                                2006                            culturally-specific         before the 2006/2007
                                                                               Use positive images of          programmes and to           funding round through
                                                                                ageing in communication         support isolated older      newsletters, local networks
                                                                                material                        people in rural             and funding expos
                                                                                                                communities                Provided $1.25m to 386
                                                                                                                                            groups supporting older
AGENCY                   PROJECT NAME             OBJECTIVE              AGREED ACTIONS                      MEASURES OF              ACHIEVEMENTS FOR
                         AND GOALS                                       FOR JULY 2006−JUNE 2007             ACHIEVEMENT              JULY 2006−JUNE 2007



                                                                                                         Communication                  people aged 65 and over
                                                                                                          material portrays              living in the community
                                                                                                          positive images of           Included positive images of
                                                                                                          ageing                        ageing on the front cover
                                                                                                                                        of COGS Profile
                                                                                                                                        2005/2006 and in
                                                                                                                                        photographs, publications
                                                                                                                                        and on promotional
                                                                                                                                        banners

Department of Internal   Lottery funding          Enable older         Provide funding to              Organisations in the         Provided $4.96 million to
Affairs                                            New Zealanders        organisations in the not-        not-for-profit sector are     319 organisations that
– Local Government       Goals 6, 7, 8 & 10        to participate in     for-profit sector that           supported with financial      support older people aged
and Community Branch                               their communities     support older people             grants                        65 and over in the not-for-
                                                                        Consider applications for       Grants are made to            profit sector through
                                                                         senior citizens’ projects in     purchase mobility             Lottery distribution and
                                                                         the quarterly funding            scooters and other            community committees
                                                                         rounds                           mobility equipment to        Provided $1.72 million
                                                                        Provide funding for mobility     improve independence          through 11 regional
                                                                         scooters for older people        and day-to-day living         community committees for
                                                                         with mobility-related            enabling older people to      172 senior citizens’
                                                                         disabilities living in the       participate in their          projects in November 2006
                                                                         community                        communities                   and March 2007
                                                                        Help older New Zealanders       The Minister’s               Granted approximately
                                                                         with airfare costs to attend     Discretionary Fund            $2.34 million for the
                                                                         commemorative events             helps veterans of New         purchase of vehicles for
                                                                         either in New Zealand or         Zealand’s armed forces        older people including
                                                                         overseas                         to attend                     mobility scooters and other
                                                                                                          commemorative events          disability equipment
                                                                        Use positive images of
                                                                         ageing in communication                                       Funded an older New
                                                                         material                                                       Zealander to attend a
                                                                                                                                        commemorative ceremony
                                                                                                                                        for a World War II veteran
                                                                                                                                        relative
                                                                                                                                       Portrayed positive images
AGENCY                   PROJECT NAME               OBJECTIVE              AGREED ACTIONS                    MEASURES OF              ACHIEVEMENTS FOR
                         AND GOALS                                         FOR JULY 2006−JUNE 2007           ACHIEVEMENT              JULY 2006−JUNE 2007


                                                                                                                                        of ageing in Lottery grants
                                                                                                                                        communication material
                                                                                                                                        such as the 2006/2007
                                                                                                                                        Record of Grants,
                                                                                                                                        promotional posters and
                                                                                                                                        pamphlets

Department of Internal   Rates Rebate               The Department       Revised Rates Rebate          The Rates Rebate             Implemented the revised
Affairs                  increased capability        and territorial       Scheme operational by 1        Scheme is managed             Rates Rebate Scheme
(Regulation and          project                     authorities have      July 2006                      effectively by the            1 July 2006. Received
Compliance Branch)                                   capacity to                                          Department and                107,310 applications by
                                                                          Increased scheme uptake
                         Goal 3                      administer the                                       territorial authorities       May 2007 of which 67,560
                                                                           rates under the revised
                                                     revised Rates         thresholds                    Information about             were recipients of New
                                                     Rebate Scheme                                        programme changes             Zealand Superannuation
                                                     to increase                                          results in an increased
                                                     applications from                                    uptake of the Rates
                                                     older home                                           Rebate Scheme
                                                     owners



Department of Labour     Labour market              People aged 45       Complete research and         Market research is used      Completed research on
                         research for people         and over, not         develop initiatives by         to develop initiatives to     people aged 45 and over
www.dol.govt.nz          aged 45 and over            participating in      December 2006 to help          assist the target group       not participating in the
                         not participating in        the labour            people aged 45 and over        and to inform other           labour market
                         the labour market           market, have          not participating in the       inter-agency work            Published the findings in
                                                     career                labour market                                                February 2007 on the
                         Goal 9                      information and                                                                    Department’s website
                                                     advice                                                                             www.dol.govt.nz/publicatio
                                                                                                                                        ns



Department of Labour     Survey of                  Better               As part of a longer-term      First phase of labour        Developed a questionnaire
                         Employment                  information on        labour market survey for       market survey                 June 2007 to collect
                         Conditions and              older people’s        completion in 2008             completed in                  data on older people’s
                         Work Arrangements           employment            develop a questionnaire to     preparation for the           employment conditions
AGENCY             PROJECT NAME             OBJECTIVE              AGREED ACTIONS                  MEASURES OF             ACHIEVEMENTS FOR
                   AND GOALS                                       FOR JULY 2006−JUNE 2007         ACHIEVEMENT             JULY 2006−JUNE 2007


                                             conditions and        collect data on older         fieldwork                   and
                   Goal 9                    work                  people’s employment                                       work arrangements.
                                             arrangements          conditions and work                                       Survey fieldwork delayed
                                                                   arrangements                                              until
                                                                  Test the questionnaire                                    October 2007
                                                                   from November 2006 to
                                                                   April 2007

Land               Land Transport           Older drivers and    In preparation for           Older drivers have         Conducted an education
Transport          (Driver Licensing)        General               legislative changes           information about the       campaign for older drivers
New Zealand        Amendment Rule            Practitioners         conduct a campaign to         new re-licensing system     and stakeholders on the
                   (No2) 2006                (GPs) know            educate older drivers and     and the removal of          new re-licensing system
www.ltsa.govt.nz   −older drivers            about the new re-     stakeholders on the new       mandatory on-road           that included:
                                             licensing system      re-licensing system for       tests, prior to the         - promoting campaign
                   Goal 4                                          older drivers and the         implementation of the         resources through
                                                                   removal of mandatory on-      new changes on 4              stakeholders
                                                                   road tests                    December 2006               - a national advertising
                                                                  Hold workshops from                                         campaign to raise
                                                                   August to October 2006 to                                   awareness November to
                                                                   educate GPs on the new                                      mid-December 2006
                                                                   medical assessment                                        - distributing 105,000
                                                                   process                                                     copies of the Keeping
                                                                                                                               Moving guide through AA
                                                                                                                               Directions mailing list
                                                                                                                             - providing information in
                                                                                                                               driver licence renewal
                                                                                                                               packs for all drivers aged
                                                                                                                               75 and over
                                                                                                                            By November 2006:
                                                                                                                             - provided education
                                                                                                                               material to GPs on the
                                                                                                                               new medical assessment
                                                                                                                               process for older drivers
                                                                                                                               through displays and
                                                                                                                               workshops at medical
AGENCY        PROJECT NAME        OBJECTIVE               AGREED ACTIONS                 MEASURES OF             ACHIEVEMENTS FOR
              AND GOALS                                   FOR JULY 2006−JUNE 2007        ACHIEVEMENT             JULY 2006−JUNE 2007


                                                                                                                      conferences
                                                                                                                    - held 25 information
                                                                                                                      seminars for GPs around
                                                                                                                      the country
                                                                                                                    - distributed
                                                                                                                      comprehensive
                                                                                                                      information packs to all
                                                                                                                      GP practices around the
                                                                                                                      country outlining key
                                                                                                                      changes to the medical
                                                                                                                      certificate




Land          Safe with Age       Older drivers         Launch revised Safe with    5,000 older drivers        Launched the revised Safe
Transport                          have the skills to     Age refresher course         undertake the Safe with     with Age course February
New Zealand   Goal 4               drive safely           programme by December        Age course                  2007 to address changes
                                                          2006 to address changes                                  to the older driver licensing
                                                          to the driver licensing                                  requirements
                                                          requirements for older                                  Promoted the Safe with
                                                          drivers                                                  Age course through
                                                         Target 5,000 mature                                      Keeping Moving and
                                                          drivers by promoting the                                 Supporting Older Drivers.
                                                          Safe with Age course                                     2,200 older drivers
                                                          through new publications                                 undertook the Safe with
                                                          for mature drivers                                       Age course for the eight
AGENCY                    PROJECT NAME               OBJECTIVE              AGREED ACTIONS                      MEASURES OF            ACHIEVEMENTS FOR
                          AND GOALS                                         FOR JULY 2006−JUNE 2007             ACHIEVEMENT            JULY 2006−JUNE 2007


                                                                                                                                          month period to April 2007

Land                      Total Mobility             Encourage local       By December 2006               Local authorities agree    Signed up 11 out of the 15
Transport                                             authorities            relevant local authorities      to improve their Total      councils operating Total
New Zealand               Goal 4                      operating a Total      adopt initial                   Mobility Schemes            Mobility Schemes to the
                                                      Mobility Scheme        recommendations to             The policy framework        first phase of
                                                      to adopt the           strengthen the purpose of       for the second phase of     improvements to the
                                                      improvements           the Scheme, eligibility         improvements is             Scheme
                                                      resulting from the     criteria and fare subsidy       completed                  Distributed information
                                                      2005 Ministry of      By March 2007 consult                                       about the second phase
                                                      Transport review       local authorities on the                                    improvements to Councils
                                                                             second phase of                                             May 2007 for consultation.
                                                                             improvements and                                            Key second phase
                                                                             distribute agreements to                                    improvements included:
                                                                             local authorities by April                                  - contracts between
                                                                             2007                                                          Councils and transport
                                                                                                                                           operators providing Total
                                                                                                                                           Mobility services
                                                                                                                                         - best practice guidelines
                                                                                                                                           to help Total Mobility
                                                                                                                                           assessors to consistently
                                                                                                                                           apply the eligibility
                                                                                                                                           criteria

National Library of New   Height, mobility and       Library services      Develop and implement a        Plan approved for          Approval for the plan to
Zealand                   sight plan                  are easily             plan by                         implementation by June      make the Library more
                                                      accessible             June 2007 to make the           2007                        accessible for older library
www.natlib.govt.nz        Goals 5 & 10                                       library more accessible for                                 users deferred until
                                                                             older library users with                                    decisions are made on
                                                                             special needs                                               redeveloping the National
                                                                                                                                         Library building



National Library of New   Positive Ageing            The National          Develop a policy               A positive ageing          Developed a draft Positive
Zealand                   framework
AGENCY                PROJECT NAME              OBJECTIVE             AGREED ACTIONS                     MEASURES OF              ACHIEVEMENTS FOR
                      AND GOALS                                       FOR JULY 2006−JUNE 2007            ACHIEVEMENT              JULY 2006−JUNE 2007


                                                 Library policy         framework which               perspective is applied to     Ageing policy framework to
                      Goals 5 & 10               process takes          includes a positive           National Library policy       be implemented by
                                                 into account           ageing perspective and        and projects                  December 2007 to inform
                                                 positive ageing        apply it to the National                                    the National Library’s
                                                 issues                 Library’s policy and                                        policies
                                                                        projects by February
                                                                        2007



Ministry of Pacific   Mind Your                 Pasifika             Publish Mind Your             Language resource is         Completed Niue, Tokelau
Island Affairs        Language                   languages are         Language learning              widely distributed and        and Cook Islands Māori
                                                 valued, used and      resource for Niue,             used among Niue,              Mind Your Language
www.minpac.govt.nz    (Niue, Tokelau and         preserved for         Tokelau and Cook               Tokelau and Cook              learning resource which
                      Cook Islands Māori)        future                Islands Māori by June          Islands Māori                 was developed by older
                                                 generations           2007                                                         language experts. This will
                      Goals 6, 8 & 10                                                                                               be promoted through a
                                                                                                                                    media campaign by
                                                                                                                                    December 2007



Ministry of Pacific   Moui Olaola project       To bring Pacific     Develop a framework           Initiatives that             Developed a framework to
Island Affairs                                   elders and            and action plan by June        encourage                     encourage
                      Goals 6, 8 & 10            younger Pacific       2007 to encourage              intergenerational             intergenerational
                                                 people together       effective and meaningful       interaction between           engagement between
                                                                       interaction between            Pacific elders and            Pacific older people and
                                                                       Pacific elders and Pacific     Pacific young people          Pacific young people
                                                                       young people                   are identified
                                                                                                     Clear links are
                                                                                                      established between
                                                                                                      programmes for Pacific
                                                                                                      elders and Pacific youth

New Zealand Police    Local community           Older people are     Hold national conference      Increased numbers of         Held Neighbourhood
                      safety and crime           actively involved     for Neighbourhood              older people are active       Support New Zealand
www.police.govt.nz    prevention                 in community          Support                        members of                    Conference 29
AGENCY                  PROJECT NAME             OBJECTIVE             AGREED ACTIONS                     MEASURES OF              ACHIEVEMENTS FOR
                        AND GOALS                                      FOR JULY 2006−JUNE 2007            ACHIEVEMENT              JULY 2006−JUNE 2007


                        initiatives               safety and crime      29 September–1 October          Neighbourhood Support        September–1 October
                                                  prevention            2006 in Rotorua and hold        groups, join local           2006
                        Goals 5, 7, 8 & 10                              national training seminar       community patrols or        Held a national training
                                                                        in Invercargill for             become police                seminar June 2007 for 200
                                                                        community patrollers            volunteers                   community patrollers
                                                                       Establish a database of       Police National               representing 80 patrols
                                                                        unpaid volunteers              Headquarters work            Commenced Police
                                                                        recruited and trained to       closely with the national     volunteers project including
                                                                        support the Police and         co-ordinator appointed        a database to improve the
                                                                        community                      to enhance the                management and support
                                                                       In partnership with the        Neighbourhood Support         of approximately 1,000
                                                                        Ministry of Justice and        programme                     police volunteers who are
                                                                        with the support of the                                      mostly older people
                                                                        Department of Internal                                      Established a new National
                                                                        Affairs, a national co-                                      Community Policing Group
                                                                        ordinator will be                                            at Police National
                                                                        appointed to enhance                                         Headquarters that included
                                                                        the Neighbourhood                                            the appointment a new
                                                                        Support programme                                            national co-ordinator for
                                                                        through newly allocated                                      Neighbourhood Support
                                                                        funding of $100,000 for                                      New Zealand.
                                                                        2006/2007 and                                                Neighbourhood Support
                                                                        2007/2008                                                    works closely with older
                                                                       Police continue to work                                      people to improve their
                                                                        closely with older people                                    safety and reduce their
                                                                        and their organisations to                                   fear of crime
                                                                        reduce offending,
                                                                        victimisation and fear of
                                                                        crime

Ministry of Research,   Enhancing                Older New            Prepare a new database        First phase of the           Prepared the first phase of
Science and             wellbeing in an           Zealanders are        of national and                database completed            a new research database
Technology              ageing society            able to age           international research                                       and published eight
                                                                                                      National survey is
and                     (EWAS)                    positively, are       literature, databases and                                    associated working papers
                                                                                                       piloted and a full survey
The Foundation for                                highly valued and     practices related to the                                     on the EWAS website
                                                                                                       underway
AGENCY                    PROJECT NAME               OBJECTIVE             AGREED ACTIONS                       MEASURES OF            ACHIEVEMENTS FOR
                          AND GOALS                                        FOR JULY 2006−JUNE 2007              ACHIEVEMENT            JULY 2006−JUNE 2007


Research Science and                                  recognised as an       social, economic, cultural     Two case studies            www.ewas.net.nz/Publicati
Technology                A five-year research        integral part of       and demographic                 completed and two           ons/
                          programme                   families and           aspects to model the            further case studies       April 2006 piloted the
www.morst.govt.nz         undertaken by the           communities            transition to older age for     underway                    National Computer
                          University of                                      completion in 2008                                          Assisted Telephone
                          Waikato and Family                               Pilot the national survey                                    Interviewing (CATI) survey
                          Centre Social Policy                              in November 2006 and                                         and undertook the full
                          Research Unit                                     undertake the national                                       survey in July 2007
                                                                            survey for completion by                                    Completed draft reports on
                          Goals 1−10                                        October 2007                                                 Wellington Tenths Trust
                                                                           Complete work on the                                         and St James Church case
                                                                            first two case studies on                                    studies. Commenced work
                                                                            ageing, one with                                             on Age Concern and Te
                                                                            Wellington Tenths Trust                                      Hoe Nuku Roa case
                                                                            and one with Age                                             studies
                                                                            Concern New Zealand                                         In addition published
                                                                            and commence work on                                         demographic and social
                                                                            two additional case                                          aspects of positive ageing
                                                                            studies                                                      locally and internationally
                                                                                                                                         and contributed leadership
                                                                                                                                         to the 2006 Ageing in New
                                                                                                                                         Zealand Conference in
                                                                                                                                         Wellington

Ministry of Social        Ageing in Place            Research on          Conduct case study              Research contributes to    Completed field work for
Development – Centre                                  formal and            interviews with older            knowledge on how to         the Ageing in Place case
for Social Research and   Goal 5                      informal support      people and their support         support older people to     study interviews December
Evaluation                                            for older people      people, analyse data             age in place                2006
                                                      to assist them to     and report on outcome                                       Initial analysis completed
www.msd.govt.nz                                       age in place          of the research by                                           January 2007 and findings
                                                      informs current       December 2006                                                presented at the Social
                                                      and future           Present research                                             Policy Research and
                                                      service delivery      findings to stakeholders                                     Evaluation Conference
                                                                            and wider audience in                                        April 2007
                                                                            January 2007                                                Completed draft report for
AGENCY                    PROJECT NAME           OBJECTIVE             AGREED ACTIONS                     MEASURES OF             ACHIEVEMENTS FOR
                          AND GOALS                                    FOR JULY 2006−JUNE 2007            ACHIEVEMENT             JULY 2006−JUNE 2007


                                                                                                                                     external consultation with
                                                                                                                                     stakeholders April 2007.
                                                                                                                                     The report will be released
                                                                                                                                     in October 2007




Ministry of Social        Living Standards       Examine factors      Release separate report       Data available to inform    Data received from the
Development – Centre      research                associated with       on living standards of         policy for older Pacific     Pacific Living Standards
for Social Research and   programme               poor living           Pacific New Zealanders         people                       survey is currently being
Evaluation                                        standards in the      by December 2006                                            reviewed
                                                                                                      Short overview provides
                          Goal 1                  population           Produce a short                a user-friendly summary     Released the overview of
                                                                        overview of the Living         of the Living Standards      the Living Standards 2004
                                                                        Standards report in            report for public            report in July 2006.
                                                                        2007                           information                  Presented findings at the
                                                                                                                                    Ageing in New Zealand
                                                                                                                                    Conference November
                                                                                                                                    2006, Age Concern
                                                                                                                                    Conference March 2007
                                                                                                                                    and Social Policy
                                                                                                                                    Research and Evaluation
                                                                                                                                    Conference in April 2007

Ministry of Social        Settling In            Connect older        As part of a longer-term      Three oral histories are    Recorded oral histories of
Development – Family      Christchurch            migrants and          project to record the life     recorded and                 Afghan refugees and
and Community             −Community              refugees with         histories of migrants and      documented                   provided training for local
Services                  Treasure Hunt           their communities     refugees, document three                                    communities to document
                                                                                                      Neighbourhood
                          project                 and confirm their     oral histories of migrants                                  their own oral histories
                                                                                                       meetings lead to better
                          −Asian Community        value to New          and refugees in the            community support           Commenced planning to
                          Visitor scheme          Zealand society       Christchurch area              networks                     establish Newcomers
                                                 Older Asian          Establish a newcomers         Older Asian people are       Network groups in
                          Goals 6 & 10
                                                  people have the       network to provide an          able to communicate in       Avonhead and Banks
AGENCY                 PROJECT NAME               OBJECTIVE             AGREED ACTIONS                     MEASURES OF             ACHIEVEMENTS FOR
                       AND GOALS                                        FOR JULY 2006−JUNE 2007            ACHIEVEMENT             JULY 2006−JUNE 2007


                                                   opportunity to         opportunity for social        their own language and        Peninsula
                                                   communicate in         support                       feel less isolated          Recruited volunteers as
                                                   their own            Develop a project plan                                      supporters and interpreters
                                                   language              and recruit volunteers to                                  In partnership with Delta
                                                                         visit older Asian migrants                                  Trust supported older
                                                                         and refugees in their                                       Afghani women to access
                                                                         communities for                                             public transport and attend
                                                                         companionship and                                           community events and
                                                                         conversation in their own                                   recreational activities
                                                                         language
                                                                                                                                    Supported Canterbury
                                                                                                                                     Refugee Council to
                                                                                                                                     undertake community
                                                                                                                                     surveys of older people to
                                                                                                                                     inform national Refugee
                                                                                                                                     Resettlement forums

Ministry of Social     Settling In                Older migrants       In collaboration with the     Opportunities are           Provided regular updates
Development – Family   Nelson/Tasman               and refugees are      Nelson City Council hold       provided for social          to the Nelson Tasman
and Community                                      aware of positive     a forum for older refugees     support and to raise         Positive Ageing forum to
Services               Goals 5 & 6                 ageing issues         and migrants to discuss        awareness of positive        raise awareness about
                                                                         issues and to raise            ageing issues                issues for older migrants
                                                                         awareness of positive                                       and refugees living in the
                                                                         ageing                                                      region
                                                                        Newcomers network to                                       Established Newcomers
                                                                         provide an opportunity for                                  Network July 2006. Older
                                                                         social support and access                                   migrants actively
                                                                         to local initiatives                                        participated in activities
                                                                                                                                     such as Nelson Race Unity
                                                                                                                                     Day

Ministry of Social     Settling In Auckland       Older people are     Fund programmes for           Older people who            Supported Shanti Niwas
Development – Family   − Positive Ageing           socially              older Indian people to         participate are socially     Charitable Trust in
and Community          programmes for              connected and         participate in cultural,       connected, better            Auckland to hold a range
Services               older people of             better informed       social, spiritual and          informed about services      of social and cultural
                       Indian origin               about services        physical activities            and have access to           events for older Indian
AGENCY                 PROJECT NAME             OBJECTIVE           AGREED ACTIONS                      MEASURES OF             ACHIEVEMENTS FOR
                       AND GOALS                                    FOR JULY 2006−JUNE 2007             ACHIEVEMENT             JULY 2006−JUNE 2007


                       −Positive Ageing                             Fund programmes for             bilingual information        people by supporting
                       programmes for                                housebound older people                                      infrastructure development
                       Chinese                                       to provide information on                                    and capability building
                                                                     services and bilingual                                      Provided supplementary
                       Goals 6 & 8                                   information                                                  funding to groups working
                                                                    Fund programmes for                                          with isolated older people
                                                                     Chinese older people                                         to encourage them to
                                                                     including visits and social                                  become more active in
                                                                     gatherings, an adult                                         their communities and to
                                                                     English language course,                                     distribute information on
                                                                     Tai Chi and medical                                          services
                                                                     checks                                                      With the support of a group
                                                                                                                                  of volunteers established
                                                                                                                                  the Settling In Chinese
                                                                                                                                  New Settlers programme
                                                                                                                                  enabling Chinese seniors
                                                                                                                                  to be better informed about
                                                                                                                                  New Zealand services,
                                                                                                                                  social networks and
                                                                                                                                  access to resources

Ministry of Social     Community                Older Chinese      Undertake a research           Research contributes to     In April 2007 delivered a
Development            Initiatives Fund          have their          project to identify the         policy for older Asian       research report on the
– Family and                                     support needs       needs of older Chinese to       migrants and enhances        needs of older Chinese to
Community Services     Chinese Positive          met                 inform policy for better        settlement support           the Minister of Social
                       Ageing project                                social outcomes                 programmes                   Development. The report
                                                                                                                                  will inform the development
                       Goal 6                                                                                                     of an action plan to support
                                                                                                                                  older Chinese people in
                                                                                                                                  New Zealand



Ministry of Social     Evaluation of            Older people’s     Complete evaluation of         Evaluation concluded        Concluded an evaluation of
Development – Family   SAGES (Older              skills and          SAGES programme                 and the report to Social     the SAGES programme
and Community          people as mentors)        experiences are                                     Development and              showing the objectives
                                                                    Report to Ministers on
AGENCY                  PROJECT NAME                OBJECTIVE              AGREED ACTIONS                      MEASURES OF             ACHIEVEMENTS FOR
                        AND GOALS                                          FOR JULY 2006−JUNE 2007             ACHIEVEMENT             JULY 2006−JUNE 2007


Services                                             recognised              SAGES programme                Finance Ministers            were met and the
                        Goals 8 & 10                 allowing them to                                       completed by 30 June         programme is making a
                                                     participate in                                         2007                         positive difference
                                                     their communities                                     Funding is allocated for    Reported to the Minister of
                                                                                                            the programme to             Social Development and
                                                                                                            continue                     the Minister of Finance in
                                                                                                                                         June 2007 and further
                                                                                                                                         funding was received for
                                                                                                                                         the programme 2007/2008
                                                                                                                                         and out-years



Ministry of Social      Positive ageing             Encourage older       By October 2006 analyse        Survey results inform       Analysed the online survey
Development − Human     workforce initiatives        workers to             staff survey data collected     human resource policy        of staff aged 40 and over.
Resources                                            remain in the          in April 2006                   and the strategy for         There was a response rate
                        Goal 9                       Ministry’s                                             retaining older              of 58%
                                                                           By March 2007 develop a
                                                     workforce              human resources action          employees                   Developed a human
                                                                            plan with policies and         Workforce initiatives        resources action plan to
                                                                            initiatives to enhance          that support and             enhance retention and
                                                                            retention and attract older     promote positive ageing      attract older workers
                                                                            workers                         are identified and
                                                                                                            implemented

Ministry of Social      Convention on the           People of all         Include the perspectives       Older disabled people’s     The Convention on the
Development − Office    Rights of Persons            ages have              of older disabled people in     rights are considered in     Rights of Persons with
for Disability Issues   with Disabilities            positive attitudes     negotiations on the             negotiations for the         Disablities was adopted by
and                                                  to ageing and          Convention on the Rights        Convention on the            the United Nations in
Ministry of Foreign     Goal 9                       older people           of Persons with                 Rights of Persons with       December 2006. New
Affairs and Trade                                                           Disabilities                    Disablities                  Zealand had an
                                                                                                                                         international leadership
www.odi.govt.nz                                                                                                                          role in negotiations and in
                                                                                                                                         March 2007 was one of the
                                                                                                                                         signatories to the
                                                                                                                                         Convention on the Rights
                                                                                                                                         of Persons with Disablities
AGENCY                  PROJECT NAME               OBJECTIVE             AGREED ACTIONS                     MEASURES OF              ACHIEVEMENTS FOR
                        AND GOALS                                        FOR JULY 2006−JUNE 2007            ACHIEVEMENT              JULY 2006−JUNE 2007




Ministry of Social      Research on                Expand the           By June 2007 co-fund          Research findings            Following research to
Development − Office    Housing and                 evidence base to      research to inform policy      inform policy                 improve housing access
for Disability Issues   Disability – Future-        improve housing       options for accessible         development to provide        for people with disabilities,
                        proofing New                access for people     housing for disabled older     accessible housing for        commenced work with the
                        Zealand’s housing           with disabilities     people                         disabled older people         disability sector and
                        stock for an                                                                                                   government agencies to
                        inclusive society                                                                                              incorporate findings in
                                                                                                                                       policy development for
                        Goals 3 & 5                                                                                                    disabled and older
                                                                                                                                       people’s housing. Findings
                                                                                                                                       from the research
                                                                                                                                       undertaken by the Centre
                                                                                                                                       for Housing Research
                                                                                                                                       Aotearoa New Zealand
                                                                                                                                       (CHRANZ) can be viewed
                                                                                                                                       at www.chranz.co.nz



Ministry of Social      Review payments            Older family         Review options for meeting    Report identifies options    Options to improve support
Development − Office    and support for             caregivers of         the costs faced by family      for further support for       for family care givers of
for Disability Issues   family caregivers of        disabled people       caregivers of disabled         family caregivers             disabled people were
                        disabled people             receive the           people                                                       considered in the Review
                                                    support they         Report to Cabinet Social                                     of Long-Term Disability
                        Goal 5                      need                                                                               Supports. An interim report
                                                                          Development Committee
                                                                          by 30 November 2006 with                                     on the Review was
                                                                          options and proposals for                                    submitted to Cabinet
                                                                          further support                                              Social Development
                                                                                                                                       Committee on 13
                                                                                                                                       December 2006. A further
                                                                                                                                       report will be sent to the
                                                                                                                                       Minister for Disability
                                                                                                                                       Issues by August 2007.
                                                                                                                                       The work reviewing
AGENCY                 PROJECT NAME               OBJECTIVE             AGREED ACTIONS                     MEASURES OF             ACHIEVEMENTS FOR
                       AND GOALS                                        FOR JULY 2006−JUNE 2007            ACHIEVEMENT             JULY 2006−JUNE 2007


                                                                                                                                      payments to family
                                                                                                                                      caregivers of disabled
                                                                                                                                      people has been
                                                                                                                                      postponed. A report is due
                                                                                                                                      to the Minister for Disability
                                                                                                                                      Issues by December 2007



Ministry of Social     Amendments to the          Older people’s       Bill to amend Part 9 of the    Bill is approved by        Cabinet Legislation
Development            enduring powers of          rights and            Protection of Personal and      Cabinet, introduced to      Committee approved the
– Office for Senior    attorney legislation        interests are         Property Rights Act 1988        Parliament and sent to      amendment to Part 9 of the
Citizens                                           protected             to Cabinet Legislation          Select Committee            Protection of Personal and
                       Goal 5                                            Committee for approval by                                   Property Rights Act 1988
www.osc.govt.nz                                                          31 October 2006 and Bill to                                 for introduction on
                                                                         Parliament by 30                                            21 November 2006
                                                                         November 2006                                              The Bill received its first
                                                                                                                                     reading on 7 December
                                                                                                                                     2006
                                                                                                                                    Social Services Select
                                                                                                                                     Committee reported to
                                                                                                                                     Parliament on 1 June 2007
                                                                                                                                     and the Bill is awaiting a
                                                                                                                                     second reading

Ministry of Social     Home equity                Older people’s       Release discussion paper       Older people’s views       Released a discussion
Development – Office   conversion                  financial rights      by September 2006               and views of key            document in November
for Senior Citizens    schemes                     and interests are     seeking public                  stakeholders inform the     2006 seeking public
                                                   protected             submissions on a code of        development of a code       submissions on a code of
                       Goal 5                                            practice for home equity        of practice for home        practice for home equity
                                                                         conversion schemes              equity conversion           conversion schemes
                                                                        Consult with government         schemes                    Consulted key
                                                                         agencies, older people’s                                    stakeholders through 24
                                                                         organisations and key                                       meetings held around the
                                                                         players in the industry                                     country
                                                                         during the reporting
AGENCY                 PROJECT NAME             OBJECTIVE             AGREED ACTIONS                     MEASURES OF            ACHIEVEMENTS FOR
                       AND GOALS                                      FOR JULY 2006−JUNE 2007            ACHIEVEMENT            JULY 2006−JUNE 2007


                                                                       period                                                    Reported to the Minister for
                                                                      Analyse submissions and                                    Senior Citizens June 2007
                                                                       report to the Minister for                                 on the analysis of the
                                                                       Senior Citizens on                                         public submissions
                                                                       proposals for the code of
                                                                       practice by June 2007

Ministry of Social     Intergenerational        Relationships        On 2 October 2006             Posters are distributed    In partnership with Age
Development – Office   initiatives               between young         launch positive ageing         to all New Zealand          Concern Wellington
for Senior Citizens                              and older people      posters developed in           schools and are well        developed and launched
                       Goal 8                    are strengthened      partnership with Age           received                    intergenerational posters
                                                                       Concern Wellington                                         and bookmarks 2 October
                                                                      As part of Greats and                                      2006
                                                                       Grands month October                                      Promoted Greats and
                                                                       2006 send positive ageing                                  Grands month in August
                                                                       posters to 2,650 New                                       2006 Education Gazette
                                                                       Zealand schools                                            and distributed
                                                                                                                                  intergenerational posters to
                                                                                                                                  2,650 New Zealand
                                                                                                                                  schools

Ministry of Social     Promoting positive       Encourage local      Work with six local           Six new councils are       Worked with 13 local
Development – Office   ageing through the        government to         councils to increase the       included in the             councils to promote the
for Senior Citizens    New Zealand               develop positive      number of councils in the      2007/2008 New               New Zealand Positive
                       Positive Ageing           ageing plans for      2007/2008 New Zealand          Zealand Positive            Ageing Strategy resulting
                       Strategy                  their communities     Positive Ageing Strategy       Ageing Strategy action      in 10 additional local
                                                                       action plan                    plan                        councils in the 2007/2008
                       Goals 1−10                                                                                                 Action Plan
                                                                      Publish a summary report      The review is
                                                                       on the New Zealand             distributed to key         In October 2006 published
                                                                       institute for Research on      interest groups             the New Zealand Positive
                                                                       Ageing (NZiRA) Review of                                   Ageing Strategy Progress
                                                                       the New Zealand Positive                                   Report 2006 undertaken by
                                                                       Ageing Strategy action                                     NZiRA. View findings at
                                                                       plans and reports by                                       www.osc.govt.nz
                                                                       August 2006
AGENCY                 PROJECT NAME             OBJECTIVE              AGREED ACTIONS                     MEASURES OF              ACHIEVEMENTS FOR
                       AND GOALS                                       FOR JULY 2006−JUNE 2007            ACHIEVEMENT              JULY 2006−JUNE 2007


Ministry of Social     Redesign the New         Improve design        The New Zealand Positive       Feedback from               In September 2006
Development – Office   Zealand Positive          of the New             Ageing Strategy annual          stakeholders and older       published the New Zealand
for Senior Citizens    Ageing Strategy           Zealand Positive       report and action plan is       readers show that the        Positive Ageing Strategy
                       documents                 Ageing Strategy        designed and printed as         change to one                2005/2006 Annual Report
                                                 documents              one document                    document is an               and 2006/2007 Action Plan
                       Goals 1−10                                                                       improvement                  in one document
                                                                       Seek feedback on the
                                                                        new design of the positive                                  Consulted older people
                                                                        ageing document from                                         and government agencies
                                                                        government agencies and                                      and received positive
                                                                        older people                                                 feedback on the new
                                                                                                                                     design

Ministry of Social     Volunteer                Policy advice is      By August 2006 hold five       Information from focus      Held five focus groups with
Development – Office   Community Co-             enhanced by            focus groups for VCCs to        groups informs a review      VCCs to review Work and
for Senior Citizens    ordinators (VCC)          input from the         provide advice to the           of the Ministry’s            Income’s communication
                       programme                 VCC programme          Ministry to inform an older     communications to            material for older people
                                                                        people’s communication          people aged 65 and          In September 2006
                       Goals 8 & 10                                     strategy                        over                         delivered a presentation in
                                                                       In partnership with a VCC      The VCC programme is         Melbourne on the VCC
                                                                        present a paper on the          promoted internationally     programme generating
                                                                        VCC programme at the           There is increased           interest from other
                                                                        Governments and                 awareness of the VCC         government agencies
                                                                        Communities in                  programme and its           Due to other work priorities
                                                                        Partnership Conference in       value                        the regional meeting in
                                                                        Melbourne in September                                       Auckland was not held.
                                                                        2006                                                         Instead eight
                                                                       Hold one regional meeting                                    teleconferences were held
                                                                        in Auckland for VCCs, their                                  with VCCs and their
                                                                        nominating organisations                                     nominating organisations
                                                                        and other key
                                                                        organisations by June
                                                                        2007

Ministry of Social     Ageing in New            Highlight the         In November 2006 host          The conference              Held the Ageing in New
Development – Older    Zealand conference        breadth of social,     the conference Ageing in        provides an opportunity      Zealand Conference in
AGENCY                PROJECT NAME              OBJECTIVE              AGREED ACTIONS                     MEASURES OF            ACHIEVEMENTS FOR
                      AND GOALS                                        FOR JULY 2006−JUNE 2007            ACHIEVEMENT            JULY 2006−JUNE 2007


People’s Policy                                  health and              New Zealand: Recent           for researchers, policy     Wellington 13 November
                      Goals 1−10                 economic                Research Progress, in         makers and older            2006. Thirty two
                                                 research on             association with the New      people to share updates     presentations were given
                                                 ageing being            Zealand Institute for         on recent research          on recent research and
                                                 carried out in          Research on Ageing            findings related to         policy discussions relating
                                                 New Zealand             (NZiRA) and the New           ageing in New Zealand       to ageing in New Zealand.
                                                 today                   Zealand Association of                                    Two Hundred and fifty
                                                                         Gerontology                                               people attended including
                                                                                                                                   academics, central and
                                                                                                                                   local government officials,
                                                                                                                                   non government
                                                                                                                                   organisations and other
                                                                                                                                   key stakeholders



Ministry of Social    Golden Age Card           Produce a card        Introduce a card for          A card for older people    Completed work for the
Development – Older   (now SuperGold             that provides          seniors able to be used        is introduced               SuperGold Card to be
People’s Policy       Card)                      greater                to identify the holder’s                                   launched in August 2007
                                                 recognition and        eligibility for all public                                 and distributed to older
                      Goal 1                     improved               sector entitlements and                                    people throughout New
                                                 standard of living     for claiming negotiated                                    Zealand
                                                 for older people       commercial discounts
                                                 and veterans



Ministry of Social    New Zealand               Measure the           Publish a report by 30        The assessment of the      Produced the Positive
Development – Older   Positive Ageing            wellbeing of the       June 2007 to assess the        wellbeing of older          Ageing Indicators 2007
People’s Policy       Strategy: Measuring        older population       wellbeing of older people      people is statistically     report to be launched
and                   Progress                                                                         robust and indicators       August 2007 to provide a
Office for Senior                                                                                      are linked to the New       base measure of the
Citizens              Goals 1−10                                                                       Zealand Positive            overall wellbeing of older
                                                                                                       Ageing Strategy goals       New Zealanders. Future
                                                                                                                                   reports will be undertaken
                                                                                                                                   every five years
AGENCY                   PROJECT NAME               OBJECTIVE             AGREED ACTIONS                     MEASURES OF               ACHIEVEMENTS FOR
                         AND GOALS                                        FOR JULY 2006−JUNE 2007            ACHIEVEMENT               JULY 2006−JUNE 2007


Ministry of Social       Future Service             The Ministry’s       By December 2006              The Ministry is well          Developed a conceptual
Development              Delivery Models             services meet the     identify potential service     placed to provide              delivery model and service
– Senior Services,                                   needs of older        delivery models and            services that are flexible     framework to guide future
Older People’s Policy,   Goals 1 & 5                 clients in the        recommend options for          and responsive to the          services for older people
Work and Income                                      future                future services for older      changing needs of older       Established a working
Seniors                                                                    people                         clients                        group to progress the
and
                                                                                                                                         service delivery and policy
Office for Senior
                                                                                                                                         work for 2007/2008
Citizens

Ministry of Social       Information and            Older people         By 30 June 2007               Older people are well         Introduced centralised
Development              access                      have improved         improve Work and               informed and can               processing for clients
− Work and Income        and                         information and       Income information for         access the full range of       receiving New Zealand
Seniors                  best practice review        access to Work        older people through:          Work and Income age-           Superannuation or
                                                     and Income            - simplifying                  related entitlements           Veterans’ Pension with a
                         Goal 1                      services                administrative systems                                      special tax rate
                                                                           - reviewing content of                                       Telephoned clients to
                                                                             forms and brochures                                         inform them of the
                                                                           - telephoning older                                           simplified process
                                                                             clients to ensure they                                     Conducted research on
                                                                             are receiving their                                         how older people like to
                                                                             entitlements                                                communicate with Work
                                                                           - updating information                                        and Income and
                                                                             on the Work and                                             incorporated findings into
                                                                             income website                                              the work programme
                                                                                                                                        Telephoned 1,000 clients
                                                                                                                                         to discuss their need for
                                                                                                                                         extra assistance. Client
                                                                                                                                         feedback confirmed the
                                                                                                                                         value of ringing clients to
                                                                                                                                         seek feedback and
                                                                                                                                         enhance services
                                                                                                                                        Participated in the first
                                                                                                                                         phase review of the Work
                                                                                                                                         and Income website to
AGENCY               PROJECT NAME              OBJECTIVE               AGREED ACTIONS                      MEASURES OF                ACHIEVEMENTS FOR
                     AND GOALS                                         FOR JULY 2006−JUNE 2007             ACHIEVEMENT                JULY 2006−JUNE 2007


                                                                                                                                        provide an older people’s
                                                                                                                                        perspective

Ministry of Social   Encouraging older         Older people’s         Work and Income’s              Older people are               Work on the Information
Development          people to                  skills and              public relations advisors       supported, well                 Plan for Super Centres and
– Work and Income    participate                experience are          and Super Centres               informed about the              Communities deferred until
Auckland                                        recognised and          develop a plan on               range of activities and         September 2007 due to
                     Goal 10                    they participate in     opportunities for older         actively participate in         time and resource
                                                the community           people to participate in        their communities               constraints
                                                                        mentoring, part-time
                                                                        work and volunteering
                                                                        programmes
                                                                       Display information
                                                                        about these programmes
                                                                        in Super Centres, public
                                                                        libraries and citizen
                                                                        advice bureaux by March
                                                                        2007

Ministry of Social   Rest homes and            Clients living in      Liaise with all residential    Older people in                Contacted 70% of
Development          retirement villages        residential care        care facilities and             residential care facilities     Auckland residential care
– Work and Income                               facilities and          retirement villages in          and retirement villages         facilities and retirement
Auckland             Goal 1                     retirement              Auckland by June 2007           are well informed about         villages
                                                villages receive       Visit 80% of residential        entitlements and               Staff from 70% of Auckland
                                                full and correct        care facilities and             supplementary                   rest homes and retirement
                                                entitlement             retirement villages to          assistance and receive          villages attended
                                                                        provide information to          their full and correct          information seminars or
                                                                        residents about                 entitlement                     were sent information on
                                                                        entitlements including                                          entitlements and
                                                                        supplementary                                                   supplementary assistance
                                                                        assistance                                                      for residents

Ministry of Social   Liaison with              Clients in             Liaise with management         Older clients in               Visited all retirement
Development – Work   retirement villages        retirement              and residents’                  retirement villages are         villages in the Bay of
and Income                                      villages receive        associations of                 well informed about             Plenty and advised them
AGENCY                   PROJECT NAME           OBJECTIVE             AGREED ACTIONS                      MEASURES OF               ACHIEVEMENTS FOR
                         AND GOALS                                    FOR JULY 2006−JUNE 2007             ACHIEVEMENT               JULY 2006−JUNE 2007


Bay of Plenty            Goal 1                  full and correct      retirement villages in Bay       supplementary                 about Work and Income
                                                 entitlement           of Plenty by November            assistance and receive        services. Increased
                                                                       2006                             their full and correct        applications for
                                                                      Provide designated Work          entitlement                   supplementary assistance
                                                                       and Income contact                                             were received and reviews
                                                                       person to attend village                                       of current allowances
                                                                       meetings and to provide                                        carried out
                                                                       information                                                   A Work and Income staff
                                                                                                                                      member attended
                                                                                                                                      retirement village meetings
                                                                                                                                      and provided information
                                                                                                                                      about services and
                                                                                                                                      entitlements

Ministry of Social       Partnership with       Older people         Liaise with each local         Older home owners are         In August 2006 held
Development – Work       local councils          have information      council in Bay of Plenty by     well informed about            exchange of information
and Income                                       on accessing          August 2006 to jointly:         eligibility for the Rates      meetings with the Bay of
Bay of Plenty            Goals 1 & 3             housing               - provide information to        Rebate Scheme                  Plenty District Council
                                                 assistance              older people on how to       Older people in council       Provided up-to-date
                                                                         access the Rates              housing are well               information on the Rates
                                                                         Rebate Scheme                 informed about eligibility     Rebate Scheme to older
                                                                       - develop information on        for the Accommodation          clients
                                                                         the Accommodation             Supplement                    Provided Council staff with
                                                                         Supplement to put in                                         information on
                                                                         council housing                                              Accommodation
                                                                         application packs                                            Supplement for those
                                                                                                                                      renting council flats

Ministry of Social       Tauranga Healthy       Older home           Provide information to         Older home owners             Provided information to
Development – Work       Homes                   owners receive        older clients about             who also qualify for a         older clients about the
and Income Bay of                                financial support     accessing home                  Community Services             project to insulate homes
Plenty                   Goal 3                  to insulate their     insulation from Energy          Card receive support to        particularly to clients who
and                                              homes                 Efficiency and                  insulate their homes           reported high heating costs
Energy Efficiency and                                                  Conservation Authority         40 pensioner flats            Supported approximately
Conservation Authority                                                 and Eastern Bay Energy          insulated with funding         eight older clients to
AGENCY               PROJECT NAME       OBJECTIVE              AGREED ACTIONS                       MEASURES OF             ACHIEVEMENTS FOR
                     AND GOALS                                 FOR JULY 2006−JUNE 2007              ACHIEVEMENT             JULY 2006−JUNE 2007


and                                                              Trust                            from Tauranga District      insulate their homes
Eastern Bay Energy                                             Provide advances to older         Council                     through housing
Trust                                                           clients unable to fund their                                  improvement advances
and                                                             contribution towards the                                     Insulated 42 pensioner
Funding Agencies                                                insulation scheme                                             flats through the Tauranga
                                                               Co-ordinate the insulation                                    Healthy Homes project
                                                                of up to 40 pensioner flats
                                                                insulated at cost to
                                                                Tauranga District Council

Ministry of Social   Community          Older clients         To enhance access to            Older rural clients are     Delivered a presentation to
Development – Work   education           access                 information and                  well informed and            Darfield Senior Citizens
and Income                               community              strengthen relationships         access support and           group
Canterbury           Goals 7 & 10        services               with community                   services in their           Attended events to
                                                                organisations hold at least      community                    promote information on
                                                                one community expo for                                        extra assistance for older
                                                                older rural clients and one                                   clients at:
                                                                seminar for people aged                                       - South Island Agricultural
                                                                65 and over by June 2007                                         Field Day at
                                                                                                                              - Lincoln 28−30 March
                                                                                                                                 2007
                                                                                                                              - Courtenay A & P show at
                                                                                                                                 Kirwee on
                                                                                                                                 2 December 2006
                                                                                                                              - bi-annual Selwyn District
                                                                                                                                 health forum

Ministry of Social   Elder abuse        Staff are aware       By June 2007 in                 Staff are aware of elder    Family violence co-
Development – Work   awareness           of elder abuse         conjunction with family          abuse and neglect and        ordinators delivered elder
and Income                               and neglect            violence co-ordinators           liaise with elder abuse      abuse and neglect
Canterbury           Goal 5              prevention issues      provide training for staff       and neglect prevention       prevention training to all
                                         and the services       on elder abuse and               service providers and        Canterbury New Zealand
                                         available to older     neglect prevention               family violence co-          Superannuation case
                                         people                Participate in the World         ordinators                   managers in July 2006 and
AGENCY               PROJECT NAME             OBJECTIVE              AGREED ACTIONS                     MEASURES OF             ACHIEVEMENTS FOR
                     AND GOALS                                       FOR JULY 2006−JUNE 2007            ACHIEVEMENT             JULY 2006−JUNE 2007


                                                                      Elder Abuse Awareness                                       June 2007
                                                                      Day in June 2007 hosted                                    Participated in Age
                                                                      by Age Concern                                              Concern display promoting
                                                                      Canterbury                                                  World Elder Abuse
                                                                                                                                  Awareness Day 15 June
                                                                                                                                  2007

Ministry of Social   Relationships with       Strengthen            Meet regularly with           Older people, their         Provided information on
Development – Work   health providers          relationships with     Primary Health                 families and caregivers      Work and Income services
and Income                                     health providers       Organisations, service co-     have access to the           to social workers and
Canterbury           Goal 2                    so that older          ordinators, needs              information they need to     needs assessors at
                                               people have            assessors and social           improve their health and     Princess Margaret Hospital
                                               access to              workers to strengthen          wellbeing                    in February and May 2007
                                               information to         relationships and share                                     and to social workers at
                                               improve their          information                                                 Burwood Hospital in April
                                               health and            Provide information on                                      2007
                                               wellbeing              financial assistance to                                    Attended monthly strategic
                                                                      older people in hospitals                                   meetings run by Eldercare
                                                                      through weekly case                                         Canterbury to integrate
                                                                      manager visits                                              and improve health
                                                                                                                                  services for the wellbeing
                                                                                                                                  of older people in
                                                                                                                                  Canterbury
                                                                                                                                 Visited wards at Princess
                                                                                                                                  Margaret Hospital weekly
                                                                                                                                  to provide information to
                                                                                                                                  older people about Work
                                                                                                                                  and Income assistance
                                                                                                                                 Visited Burwood Hospital
                                                                                                                                  Day Care three-monthly to
                                                                                                                                  provide one-on-one
                                                                                                                                  services for older clients

Ministry of Social   Elder abuse and          Staff are aware       Develop a relationship        Staff are aware of elder    Established a relationship
Development – Work   neglect prevention        of elder abuse         with the newly established     abuse and neglect and        with Horowhenua Elder
AGENCY               PROJECT NAME           OBJECTIVE              AGREED ACTIONS                      MEASURES OF             ACHIEVEMENTS FOR
                     AND GOALS                                     FOR JULY 2006−JUNE 2007             ACHIEVEMENT             JULY 2006−JUNE 2007


and Income Central                           and neglect             Horowhenua Elder Abuse         liaise with elder abuse      Abuse and Neglect
                     Goal 5                  prevention issues       and Neglect Prevention         and neglect prevention       Prevention Services Co-
                                             and services            service                        service providers and        ordinator and held bi-
                                             available to older    In conjunction with service     family violence co-          monthly meetings
                                             people                 co-ordinators provide           ordinators                  Delivered elder abuse and
                                                                    training on elder abuse                                      neglect prevention training
                                                                    and neglect issues for                                       for staff as part of the
                                                                    staff dealing with older                                     family violence training
                                                                    people

Ministry of Social   Information and        Older clients are     Hold quarterly regional        Case managers have          Held quarterly regional
Development – Work   advice for older        well informed          meetings with New               the right skills and         meetings with New
and Income Central   clients                 about services         Zealand Superannuation          knowledge to assist          Zealand Superannuation
                                             and receive full       case managers to                older people with            case managers to promote
                     Goal 1                  and correct            promote best practice           information and advice       best practice initiatives
                                             entitlements           initiatives                    There is an increased       Held expos on older
                                                                   By June 2007 organise at        number of eligible older     people’s services at
                                                                    least two information-          clients who access the       Dannevirke 14 April 2007
                                                                    sharing events such as          Accommodation                and Pahiatua 12 May 2007
                                                                    Keeping Independent             Supplement and              Delivered presentations to
                                                                    Now seminars or expos           Disability Allowance         older people to improve
                                                                   Work with local rurally-       Older people in rural        their awareness of Work
                                                                    based networks in               areas are well informed      and Income entitlements
                                                                    Tararua to improve              and access entitlements      at: Palmerston North RSA,
                                                                    awareness of entitlements       and services in their        Summerset Village
                                                                    and services for older          community                    Retirement Home, Levin
                                                                    people                                                       Cosmopolitan Club 60+,
                                                                   Co-ordinate a six-monthly                                    Masterton Focus, Kapiti
                                                                    regional reference group                                     Arthritis Foundation,
                                                                    of external interest groups                                  Masterton Masonic Village
                                                                    and stakeholders to                                          and Masterton Cancer
                                                                    increase awareness of                                        Society
                                                                    local issues affecting                                      The establishment of a
                                                                    older people                                                 regional reference group
                                                                                                                                 has been delayed until
AGENCY               PROJECT NAME            OBJECTIVE            AGREED ACTIONS                     MEASURES OF             ACHIEVEMENTS FOR
                     AND GOALS                                    FOR JULY 2006−JUNE 2007            ACHIEVEMENT             JULY 2006−JUNE 2007


                                                                                                                               June 2008 due to time
                                                                                                                               constraints




Ministry of Social   Education               Older people        In association with Age       Older clients develop       On 2 May 2007 in
Development – Work   opportunities and        have                 Concern, Rural Education       skills and knowledge         partnership with Age
and Income           community                opportunities to     Activities programme and       through adult education      Concern and Hastings
East Coast           participation            participate in       SeniorNet, provide             and retraining               East Service Centre held
                                              education,           computer and text              initiatives, including       an information-sharing day
                     Goals 7 & 10             training and         messaging training for 50      computer skills training     for 20 people to provide
                                              voluntary work       people aged 60 and over                                     information on text
                                                                  By June 2007 develop                                        messaging and basic cell
                                                                   large print skills and                                      phone skills
                                                                   knowledge training                                         On 18 May 2007 held an
                                                                   material for older clients                                  elder abuse information
                                                                                                                               day in Wairoa and text
                                                                                                                               messaging training for over
                                                                                                                               40 people
                                                                                                                              Developed large print
AGENCY                PROJECT NAME          OBJECTIVE             AGREED ACTIONS                    MEASURES OF                 ACHIEVEMENTS FOR
                      AND GOALS                                   FOR JULY 2006−JUNE 2007           ACHIEVEMENT                 JULY 2006−JUNE 2007


                                                                                                                                   handouts about
                                                                                                                                   entitlements and
                                                                                                                                   distributed them at three
                                                                                                                                   outreach clinics in Ruatoria
                                                                                                                                   North
                                                                                                                                 Hastings East staff made
                                                                                                                                  large print handouts
                                                                                                                                  available at their
                                                                                                                                  Information Day

Ministry of Social    Rural services        Improve services     Deliver home visits to       Older clients in rural areas    Promoted Work and
Development – Work                           for older people      older rural clients and       have the option of home          Income services through
and Income            Goals 2, 7 & 10        in rural areas        promote services in the       visits from mobile services      regular home visits to New
East Coast                                   including             region by September           staff and receive full and       Zealand Superannuation
                                             information about     2006                          correct entitlements             clients in Wairoa, Kaiti and
                                             health services      By the end of June 2007                                        Ruatoria
                                                                   hold forums in                                                Staff in Kaiti held three
                                                                   Kaiti/Ruatoria and Wairoa                                      information sharing days in
                                                                   to deliver information                                         Rangitukia and Tolaga Bay
                                                                   about accessing Work                                           and discussed information
                                                                   and Income services and                                        about accessing Work and
                                                                   health entitlements                                            Income entitlements and
                                                                                                                                  services. Wairoa
                                                                                                                                  information day delayed
                                                                                                                                  until
                                                                                                                                  July 2007

Ministry of Social    Employment            Older workers        By December 2006 write       More mature workers and         Wrote to all non-qualified
Development – Work    Opportunities          are informed          to non-qualified partners     older clients are in part-       partners of New Zealand
and Income                                   about                 of New Zealand                time and full-time               Superannuitants about
Nelson, Marlborough   Goals 1 & 9            employment            Superannuation clients        employment                       employment opportunities
and West Coast                               opportunities         outlining employment                                          Contacted Nelson clients
                                                                   options and opportunities                                      regarding employment
                                                                  Run seminars and one-                                          through the Industry
                                                                   on-one interviews for                                          Partnership Scheme
AGENCY                 PROJECT NAME              OBJECTIVE             AGREED ACTIONS                       MEASURES OF              ACHIEVEMENTS FOR
                       AND GOALS                                       FOR JULY 2006−JUNE 2007              ACHIEVEMENT              JULY 2006−JUNE 2007


                                                                         people aged 55−65                                            The dedicated case
                                                                         receiving the                                                 manager in Blenheim
                                                                         Unemployment Benefit to                                       interviewed clients aged
                                                                         provide them with a high                                      55−65 receiving
                                                                         level of ongoing support                                      Unemployment Benefit.
                                                                                                                                       This resulted in the
                                                                                                                                       number of Unemployment
                                                                                                                                       Benefit clients aged 60 and
                                                                                                                                       over decreasing from 100
                                                                                                                                       to 16

Ministry of Social     One Stop Shop             Older clients        Establish a one stop shop        Clients and community       The proposal to establish a
Development – Work                                have easy             at Stoke in partnership           groups are well informed     one stop shop at Stoke
and Income Nelson,     Goals 1 & 5                access to             with other government             about services for older     was not approved
Marlborough and West                              services              agencies and community            people in the region
Coast                                                                   groups to provide co-
                                                                        ordinated services and
                                                                        information for older
                                                                        people



Ministry of Social     Prevention of elder       Older clients and    Liaise with family violence      Staff are aware of elder    Staff in all sites established
Development – Work     abuse and neglect          the wider             co-ordinators and local           abuse and neglect issues     a good relationship with
and Income                                        community are         stakeholders on elder             and provide information      family violence co-
Nelson, Marlborough    Goal 5                     aware of elder        abuse and neglect                 about services to older      ordinators and contacted
and West Coast                                    abuse and             prevention                        clients when appropriate     stakeholders such as Age
                                                  neglect issues       In liaison with the region’s                                   Concern about elder abuse
                                                                        Elder Abuse and Neglect                                        issues
                                                                        Prevention service co-                                        In partnership with the Age
                                                                        ordinator, by 30                                               Concern elder abuse co-
                                                                        November 2006, provide                                         ordinator delivered training
                                                                        training to all staff dealing                                  on elder abuse and neglect
                                                                        with older people to                                           issues to staff in Nelson
                                                                        identify abuse and neglect                                     city, Richmond, Stoke and
                                                                        issues                                                         Motueka sites
AGENCY               PROJECT NAME             OBJECTIVE           AGREED ACTIONS                       MEASURES OF               ACHIEVEMENTS FOR
                     AND GOALS                                    FOR JULY 2006−JUNE 2007              ACHIEVEMENT               JULY 2006−JUNE 2007


Ministry of Social   Family violence          Older people       Work together with the          Staff are aware of elder      Delivered training on older
Development – Work                             remain in their     family violence co-              abuse and neglect issues       people affected by family
and Income           Goal 5                    homes in a safe     ordinator through                and provide information        violence to 232 Northland
Northland                                      environment         quarterly meetings to            about services to older        staff
                                                                   promote and develop a            clients when appropriate      Staff at the Residential
                                                                   strategy for older clients                                      Subsidy Unit and
                                                                   who are affected by family                                      Whangarei Super Centre
                                                                   violence                                                        attended a presentation by
                                                                  Attend monthly meetings                                         local Age Concern Elder
                                                                   organised by the local                                          Abuse and Neglect
                                                                   Elder Abuse and Neglect                                         Prevention co-ordinator on
                                                                   Prevention service co-                                          elder abuse and neglect
                                                                   ordinator                                                      The Family Violence Co-
                                                                                                                                   ordinator or Northland
                                                                                                                                   Positive Ageing Strategy
                                                                                                                                   Co-ordinator from Work
                                                                                                                                   and Income attended
                                                                                                                                   monthly meetings with the
                                                                                                                                   local Elder Abuse and
                                                                                                                                   Neglect Prevention service
                                                                                                                                   co-ordinator

Ministry of Social   Information and          Older people in    By September 2006               Older people have             Whangarei Super Centre
Development – Work   access to services        Northland have      telephone older clients 80       improved access to             telephoned 145 clients
and Income                                     access to           years and over not               services and receive their     aged 75 and over resulting
Northland            Goals 1 & 7               information and     currently receiving              full and correct               in a 35% take up of
                                               services            Accommodation                    entitlement                    additional financial
                                                                   Supplement or Disability        The relationship with the      assistance
                                                                   Allowance to ensure they         local Council leads to        Hosted a stall at Kaitaia
                                                                   are receiving their full and     improved information and       Expo for Older People
                                                                   correct entitlements             services for older people      October 2006 resulting in
                                                                  Provide information on                                          12 additional follow-up
                                                                   services and entitlements                                       appointments with Work
                                                                   at Kaitaia Expo for the                                         and Income
                                                                   Older Person in October                                        Super Expo deferred until
AGENCY               PROJECT NAME            OBJECTIVE              AGREED ACTIONS                      MEASURES OF                ACHIEVEMENTS FOR
                     AND GOALS                                      FOR JULY 2006−JUNE 2007             ACHIEVEMENT                JULY 2006−JUNE 2007


                                                                      2006                                                            September 2007
                                                                    Liaise with Whangarei                                          Super Centre staff
                                                                     District Council to hold a                                      attended a meeting on
                                                                     Super Expo by December                                          30 April 2007 with the
                                                                     2006                                                            Whangarei District Council
                                                                                                                                     to establish a positive
                                                                                                                                     ageing strategy reference
                                                                                                                                     group

Ministry of Social   Mentoring and           Older people’s        Establish a service for        Older people participate in    The establishment of a
Development – Work   support                  skills are used in     older people to mentor          mentoring programmes in         service for older people to
and Income                                    youth mentoring        and support young people        the Kawakawa region             mentor and support young
Northland            Goal 10                  programmes             through the Kawakawa                                            people delayed due to a
                                                                     office and the Kawakawa                                         lack of funding from ASB
                                                                     Community Trust and                                             Charitable Trust. Work will
                                                                     Youth Centre                                                    commence when a new
                                                                                                                                     source of funding is
                                                                                                                                     confirmed



Ministry of Social   Rural service co-       Older people in       By September 2006              Improved co-ordination of      Commenced a phone and
Development – Work   ordination               Northland have         establish a Day Agency at       services across                 home visiting programme
and Income                                    access to              Kaiwaka to provide              boundaries results in           to assist older people aged
Northland            Goal 7                   information and        monthly case manager            more older people in rural      75 and over in Kaiwaka
                                              services in their      services to older clients       areas receiving services        and other rural areas. This
                                              areas                 Consider the feasibility of     that best meet their needs      followed a feasibility study
                                                                     establishing a Day                                              that recommended phone
                                                                     Agency at other rural sites                                     or home visits for these
                                                                     and make                                                        clients instead of
                                                                     recommendations by                                              establishing day agencies
                                                                     June 2007                                                      Liased with Ki Ora
                                                                    Identify rural areas with                                       Ngaitwai and Pa Ote Ora
                                                                     high numbers of older                                           to arrange for Super
                                                                     clients and establish a                                         Centre staff to accompany
                                                                     calendar by September                                           iwi on mobile clinics and to
AGENCY               PROJECT NAME           OBJECTIVE             AGREED ACTIONS                      MEASURES OF               ACHIEVEMENTS FOR
                     AND GOALS                                    FOR JULY 2006−JUNE 2007             ACHIEVEMENT               JULY 2006−JUNE 2007


                                                                    2006 for ongoing                                               rural maraes in Hikurangi
                                                                    community information                                          and Whananaki North by
                                                                    meetings                                                       November 2007
                                                                  Hold a networking                                             Kerikeri Super Centre staff
                                                                   meeting with community                                         attended a networking
                                                                   groups in Kerikeri                                             meeting arranged by Age
                                                                   October 2006 to discuss                                        Concern in October 2007
                                                                   local older people’s                                           to discuss older people’s
                                                                   service issues                                                 issues and provide
                                                                                                                                  information on services
                                                                                                                                  and entitlements

Ministry of Social   Caller network –       Identify and         Run four Keeping               Older people in Timaru        Work and Income Timaru
Development – Work   Timaru                  address gaps in       Independent Now                 are aware of the extra         held three Keeping
and Income                                   current services      seminars through Work           services available to them     Independent Now
Southern             Goal 5                  and information       and Income Timaru in                                           seminars at:
and                                          for older people      association with St John                                       - Orari/Geraldine on 19
St John                                                            by                                                               October 2006
                                                                   30 June 2007                                                   - Arowhenua Marae on 11
                                                                  Identify older people who                                        October 2006
                                                                   may be in need of                                              - Twizel on 5 March 2007
                                                                   additional support and                                        Older people were referred
                                                                   refer them to St John for                                      to the St John care calling
                                                                   care telephone calling                                         service
                                                                   service and social support
                                                                                                                                 Work and Income staff
                                                                   services
                                                                                                                                  trained to identify the need
                                                                                                                                  for additional support and
                                                                                                                                  social services

Ministry of Social   Healthy Homes          Older people with    Refer eligible older people    Older people with a           Referred approximately
Development – Work   project                 a Community           in Timaru, Dunedin and          Community Services Card        100 superannuitants in
and Income                                   Services Card         Bluff to the Healthy            have their homes               Timaru, Dunedin and Bluff
Southern             Goal 5                  have well-            Homes project to have           insulated                      to the Healthy Homes
and                                          insulated homes       insulation retrofitted                                         project for home insulation
Environment
AGENCY                 PROJECT NAME              OBJECTIVE              AGREED ACTIONS                       MEASURES OF             ACHIEVEMENTS FOR
                       AND GOALS                                        FOR JULY 2006−JUNE 2007              ACHIEVEMENT             JULY 2006−JUNE 2007


Canterbury − Timaru                                                     By 30 June 2007 produce
and                                                                      a report on the number of
Dunedin City Council                                                     older people’s homes
and                                                                      retrofitted in the region to
Te Rau Aroha Marae                                                       inform future policy
− Invercargill                                                           initiatives



Ministry of Social     Positive Ageing           Older clients are     In partnership with Age         The numbers of clients      Held positive ageing
Development – Work     forum                      informed about         Concern host three               receiving their full and     forums with older people
and Income Southern                               additional             positive ageing expos to         correct entitlement          on entitlements to extra
and                    Goals 1 & 8                financial              provide information on           increases                    financial assistance in
Age Concern Dunedin                               assistance             extra financial assistance,                                   Timaru, Dunedin Central,
                                                                                                         Relationships with older
                                                                         community services and           peoples groups are           Mosgiel and Balclutha
                                                                         local groups and                 positive and effective      In partnership with the
                                                                         activities, in Timaru,                                        Ngakete Matauranga
                                                                         Invercargill, Dunedin                                         Pounamu Charitable Trust
                                                                         Central, Mosgiel and                                          held a forum in Invercargill
                                                                         Balclutha                                                     on entitlements to extra
                                                                                                                                       financial assistance

Ministry of Social     Prevention of elder       Southern staff        With the assistance of the      Staff are aware of elder    Family violence co-
Development – Work     abuse and neglect          are aware of           family violence co-              abuse and neglect issues     ordinators promoted Elder
and Income                                        elder abuse and        ordinators train staff on        and provide information      Abuse Awareness Day at a
Southern               Goal 5                     neglect                elder abuse and neglect          about services to older      staff training session in
and                                               prevention issues      prevention by June 2007          clients when appropriate     June 2007 to increase staff
Elder Abuse and                                   and the service is                                                                   awareness and knowledge
Neglect Prevention                                available to older                                                                   of elder abuse and neglect
Services                                          people



Ministry of Social     Accessing                 Health providers      By 31 March 2007 deliver        Health providers in the     Delivered a presentation to
Development – Work     allowances and             have information       presentations to primary         region have better           the Pinnacle primary health
and                    benefits for health        about financial        health organisations and         knowledge about Work         organisation in May 2007
Income
AGENCY                   PROJECT NAME         OBJECTIVE             AGREED ACTIONS                       MEASURES OF                ACHIEVEMENTS FOR
                         AND GOALS                                  FOR JULY 2006−JUNE 2007              ACHIEVEMENT                JULY 2006−JUNE 2007


Taranaki, King Country   Goal 2                assistance             pharmacists to increase          and Income assistance           about health and disability
and Wanganui                                                          their knowledge of Work          and are able to inform          assistance available for
                                                                      and Income services and          older people about their        clients
                                                                      entitlements                     entitlements                  Distributed information
                                                                    Distribute information to       Positive relationships with     packs on Work and Income
                                                                     primary health                   health providers result in      entitlements and support to
                                                                     organisations and                joint projects to benefit       primary health organisation
                                                                     pharmacists to inform            older people                    staff
                                                                     older people about how to
                                                                     obtain entitlements and
                                                                     support

Ministry of Social       Older people’s       Older people and     Promote the benefits of         Employers are aware of         Held employer events in
Development – Work       employment            employers are         employment for older             the benefits of retaining       Wanganui and New
and Income                                     fully informed of     workers to clients and           and employing older             Plymouth May and July
Taranaki, King Country   Goal 9                the benefits of       potential employers by:          workers and the numbers         2007 to promote the
and Wanganui                                   taking up             - developing promotional         of older people in the          benefits of employing older
                                               employment               material to distribute to     workforce increase              workers
                                                                        employers by                 The community has the          New Plymouth Positive
                                                                        31 December 2006              opportunity to listen to        Ageing group held a
                                                                     - holding at least one           experts on ageing               Positive Ageing seminar in
                                                                        meeting with Grey                                             November 2006 that was
                                                                        Power and at least one                                        well attended and attracted
                                                                        Positive Ageing forum                                         significant media attention.
                                                                        by 31 March 2007                                              The seminar featured a
                                                                     - presenting information                                         presentation by Dr Judy
                                                                        at a Chamber of                                               McGregor on The Age
                                                                        Commerce and an                                               Quake
                                                                        employer group                                               Held Positive Ageing
                                                                        function by                                                   forums in Waitara,
                                                                        30 June 2007                                                  Stratford and Hawera
                                                                                                                                      providing information on
                                                                                                                                      how to support older
                                                                                                                                      people to secure or remain
                                                                                                                                      in paid employment
AGENCY               PROJECT NAME              OBJECTIVE            AGREED ACTIONS                      MEASURES OF               ACHIEVEMENTS FOR
                     AND GOALS                                      FOR JULY 2006−JUNE 2007             ACHIEVEMENT               JULY 2006−JUNE 2007


Ministry of Social   Assist older people       Older people are    Establish a regular            Older people in Te            Established a monthly off-
Development – Work   to live in their           aware of             monthly off-site service at     Awamutu are well               site service at Freeman
and Income           community                  community            Freeman Court Rest              informed about                 Court Rest Home in
Waikato                                         services and         Home from 1 August 2006         entitlements and               August 2006
                     Goals 1 & 5                receive full and                                     community services and
                                                                    Hold an Older People’s                                        Held a successful Older
                                                correct              Expo in Te Awamutu in           receive full and correct       People’s Expo in Te
                                                entitlements         September 2006                  entitlements                   Awamutu in September
                                                                                                                                    2006

Ministry of Social   Elder Abuse and           Support and         Provide training in            Staff are aware of elder      Trained all Waikato New
Development – Work   Neglect Prevention         improve services     recognising elder abuse         abuse and neglect              Zealand Superannuation
and Income                                      to prevent elder     and neglect for all case        prevention issues and          staff on elder abuse and
Waikato              Goal 5                     abuse and            managers at the Hamilton        provide information about      neglect prevention at
                                                neglect              City Super Site by              services to older clients      seminars on 16 October
                                                                     December 2006                   when appropriate               2006, 2 February 2007 and
                                                                    Prevent elder abuse and        Good working                   26 March 2007
                                                                     neglect by strengthening        relationships with            In July 2006 Hamilton
                                                                     the relationship between        community organisations        Superannuation case
                                                                     Hamilton City Super Site        provide opportunities for      managers established a
                                                                     and Age Concern’s Elder         joint projects                 working relationship with
                                                                     Abuse and Neglect                                              Age Concern’s Elder
                                                                     Prevention co-ordinator                                        Abuse and Neglect
                                                                    Provide information on                                         Prevention Co-ordinator
                                                                     elder abuse and neglect                                       Displayed updated
                                                                     prevention services at                                         information on elder abuse
                                                                     Hamilton City Super Site                                       and neglect prevention
                                                                     by 31 July 2006                                                services on desks and
                                                                                                                                    stands at Super sites in
                                                                                                                                    Waikato region

Ministry of Social   Liaison with local        Work                Hold local network             Professional relationships    Quarterly network
Development – Work   organisations              collaboratively      meetings quarterly at the       with local and central         meetings deferred until
and Income           working with older         with key             Huntly/Ngaruawahia site         government agencies and        September 2007 due to
Waikato              people                     stakeholders to      by                              community groups               resource constraints.
                                                improve services     31 August 2006                  working with older people      Instead clients referred to
AGENCY               PROJECT NAME        OBJECTIVE            AGREED ACTIONS                   MEASURES OF              ACHIEVEMENTS FOR
                     AND GOALS                                FOR JULY 2006−JUNE 2007          ACHIEVEMENT              JULY 2006−JUNE 2007


                     Goal 1               for older people    Attend local community        are developed and            service providers working
                                                               development meetings          sustained                    with older people at Huntly
                                                               held by Hamilton City        Case managers have a         and Ngaruawahia
                                                               Council                       broad range of              Hamilton Super staff met
                                                              Hold network meetings at      information on local         with the Hamilton City
                                                               the Hamilton City Super       services to provide to       Council to discuss
                                                               Site in September and         older people                 community development
                                                               December 2006 and                                         Hamilton Super staff held
                                                               March 2007 in association                                  network meetings for
                                                               with service providers                                     service providers in
                                                               from Hamilton City                                         September 2006 and
                                                               Council, Waikato Health                                    March 2007
                                                               Authority, Age Concern,                                   Delivered presentations on
                                                               Housing New Zealand                                        Work and Income services
                                                               Corporation and other                                      to local Senior Citizens
                                                               community groups                                           meetings
                                                                                                                         Established an ongoing
                                                                                                                          relationship with
                                                                                                                          Ngaruawahia Ngamiro
                                                                                                                          Health and SeniorNet
                                                                                                                         From March 2007 in
                                                                                                                          collaboration with Age
                                                                                                                          Concern held three-
                                                                                                                          monthly meetings for
                                                                                                                          service providers and
                                                                                                                          government agencies

Ministry of Social   Support older       Improve services    Liaise with Hamilton         Older refugees and          Established contact with
Development – Work   refugees and         to refugees and      Migrant Centre by             migrants receiving           Hamilton Migrant Centre
and Income           migrants             migrants             September 2006                Emergency Benefit in         September 2006 to assist
Waikato                                                                                      Hamilton receive co-         refugees and migrants with
                                                              Attend regular meetings
                     Goals 1 & 6                                                             ordinated and responsive     Work and Income services
                                                               of the Waikato Refugee
                                                               and New Migrant forum         case management             First New Migrant forum to
                                                                                             services to meet their       commence 30 July 2007
                                                              Hamilton New Zealand
                                                                                             needs
AGENCY               PROJECT NAME       OBJECTIVE            AGREED ACTIONS                      MEASURES OF                 ACHIEVEMENTS FOR
                     AND GOALS                               FOR JULY 2006−JUNE 2007             ACHIEVEMENT                 JULY 2006−JUNE 2007


                                                               Superannuation case                                            Hamilton Super staff
                                                               managers provide                                                notified all refugees and
                                                               responsive support to                                           migrants aged 65 and over
                                                               older refugees and                                              who did not qualify for New
                                                               migrants receiving the                                          Zealand Superannuation
                                                               Emergency Benefit to                                            about other Work and
                                                               monitor their entitlements                                      Income assistance
                                                               and co-ordinate additional
                                                               support

Ministry of Social   Community          Older people        In collaboration with local    Seminars provide                On 10 November 2006
Development – Work   seminars            have information     councils, health and            information to older clients     held a Senior Expo at
and Income                               to access extra      housing services and            resulting in an increase in      Walter Nash Stadium
Wellington           Goal 1              financial            community organisations,        older clients receiving          attended by approximately
                                         assistance           deliver at least 12             their full and correct           150 people
                                                              seminars for older clients      entitlements                    From August to December
                                                              on entitlements and                                              2006 participated in five
                                                              services by June 2007                                            meetings with Wellington
                                                                                                                               City Council’s Seniors
                                                                                                                               Group to discuss Work and
                                                                                                                               Income entitlements
                                                                                                                              Delivered seven seminars
                                                                                                                               on New Zealand
                                                                                                                               Superannuation and
                                                                                                                               entitlements to:
                                                                                                                               - Alzheimers Fellowship
                                                                                                                               - Asian community
                                                                                                                               - Cook Islands Church
                                                                                                                               - Porirua community
                                                                                                                                 meeting
                                                                                                                               - Returned Service’s
                                                                                                                                 Association
                                                                                                                               - rest home providers
                                                                                                                               - WesleyCare
AGENCY                   PROJECT NAME               OBJECTIVE              AGREED ACTIONS                      MEASURES OF                ACHIEVEMENTS FOR
                         AND GOALS                                         FOR JULY 2006−JUNE 2007             ACHIEVEMENT                JULY 2006−JUNE 2007


Sport and Recreation     Advocacy and               Older people’s        By June 2007 as part of        The review identifies          Reviewed programmes
New Zealand              sector effectiveness        needs are              planning for older              opportunities to better         that have an impact on
(SPARC)                                              catered for in         people’s activities review      cater to older people’s         older people to inform the
                         Goals 5 & 8                 programmes and         programmes and                  needs                           development of SPARC’s
www.sparc.org.nz                                     initiatives            initiatives to see if they                                      strategic plan 2007–2012
                                                                            meet older people’s
                                                                            needs



Sport and Recreation     Push Play Nation           Older people are      Run Push Play Nation           Older people are active        Conducted Push Play
New Zealand                                          portrayed in an        marketing campaign              and portrayed positively in     Nation television marketing
                         Goal 8                      active and             during October 2006             the Push Play Nation            campaign featuring a 65
                                                     positive way                                           campaign                        year old woman with
                                                                                                                                            Maggie Barry on her
                                                                                                                                            walking programme.
                                                                                                                                            Research on the promotion
                                                                                                                                            indicated one-third of New
                                                                                                                                            Zealanders had heard of
                                                                                                                                            the Push Play Nation
                                                                                                                                            campaign for people aged
                                                                                                                                            65 and over



State Services           Making the State           Employment            To achieve the goal to         Clear statistical              Analysis of the
Commission               Services an                 provisions in the      make the State Services         information is provided to      Engagement survey data
                         employer of choice          public service         the employer of choice,         enable government               deferred until 2007/2008
www.ssc.govt.nz                                      meet the               analyse the implications        departments to plan for
                         Goal 9                      requirements of        of the Engagement survey        retention of older workers
                                                     older workers          data for the public service
                                                                            by March 2007



Statistics New Zealand   Population                 Improve statistics    Develop a population           Stakeholders have better       In December 2006
                         statistics work plan        on the ageing          statistics work plan that       information on the ageing       commenced implementing
www.stats.govt.nz
AGENCY            PROJECT NAME           OBJECTIVE               AGREED ACTIONS                     MEASURES OF               ACHIEVEMENTS FOR
                  AND GOALS                                      FOR JULY 2006−JUNE 2007            ACHIEVEMENT               JULY 2006−JUNE 2007


                  Goal 5                  population              includes statistics on the      population                    the Population Statistics
                                                                  ageing population and                                         Plan that included statistics
                                                                  commence                                                      on the ageing population
                                                                  implementation by 31
                                                                  December 2006



Te Puni Kōkiri    National Marae         Understand the         Conduct a national marae      The report on the initial     Takitimu Regional Office
                  Survey                  contribution older      survey to collect              trial survey indicates the     conducted a pilot survey in
www.tpk.govt.nz                           Māori make to           information on:                level of involvement of        early 2007 as part of the
                  Goals 3, 7 & 8          marae and the           - kaumātua housing             older Māori on the marae       national survey showing
                                          barriers that limit     - contribution of older        and identifies barriers to     that kaumātua participation
                                          their involvement           Māori to the marae         their participation            at marae is valued and that
                                                                  - barriers that may limit                                     services meet their needs.
                                                                      older Māori                                               Other preliminary results
                                                                      involvement in marae                                      from the pilot indicated
                                                                      activities                                                that:
                                                                                                                                - all the marae surveyed
                                                                 Preliminary report on the
                                                                                                                                   made some provision for
                                                                  national marae survey by
                                                                                                                                   disabled people
                                                                  June 2007
                                                                                                                                - some marae provided a
                                                                                                                                   kaumātua room for
                                                                                                                                   people to rest and to
                                                                                                                                   take medication for all
                                                                                                                                   day events such as a
                                                                                                                                   tangi or hui
                                                                                                                               The preliminary National
                                                                                                                                Marae Survey report is
                                                                                                                                deferred until June 2008



Te Puni Kōkiri    Special Housing        Resolve serious        Fund and support              Housing for older Māori in    Exceeded the target and
                  Action Zone             housing needs of        Iwi/Māori community            the 11 Special Housing         supported 13 Special
                  housing projects        older people in         organisations through the      Action Zones is improved       Housing Action Zone
                                          11 designated           11 Special Housing Action                                     projects including:
AGENCY                 PROJECT NAME         OBJECTIVE            AGREED ACTIONS                       MEASURES OF               ACHIEVEMENTS FOR
                       AND GOALS                                 FOR JULY 2006−JUNE 2007              ACHIEVEMENT               JULY 2006−JUNE 2007


                       Goals 3 & 5           areas                 Zone projects to provide                                        - Ngawhara Trust’s
                                                                   information and advice on                                         completion of a plan to
                                                                   housing solutions for older                                       develop a 10-unit
                                                                   Māori                                                             kaumātua village and a
                                                                                                                                     20-unit supported living
                                                                                                                                     complex by June 2008
                                                                                                                                   - a maintenance
                                                                                                                                     programme for kaumātua
                                                                                                                                     homes in the Tauranga
                                                                                                                                     rural community
                                                                                                                                   - project management
                                                                                                                                     support for Te Runanga
                                                                                                                                     o Whaingaroa and
                                                                                                                                     Runanga for the
                                                                                                                                     construction of a 5-unit
                                                                                                                                     complex for older
                                                                                                                                     residents in Kaeo
                                                                                                                                   - papakainga
                                                                                                                                     developments for older
                                                                                                                                     people’s accommodation
                                                                                                                                     needs

Veterans’              Commemorations       The community is    Provide funding for             Increased participation in    Provided over $150,000 for
Affairs New Zealand                          aware of the         veterans to attend events        commemorative activities       103 veterans to attend
                       Goals 8 & 10          contribution         to commemorate the               by veterans                    commemorations of battles
www.veteransaffairs.                         made by war          battles or events involving                                     or events and to help
                                                                                                  The public is aware of the
mil.nz                                       veterans to New      New Zealand veterans                                            groups to hold reunions
                                                                                                   role played by veterans
                                             Zealand as a        As part of the Year of the                                     Funded and supported 32
                                                                                                  Veterans’ experiences are
                                             nation               Veteran 2006 provide                                            veterans to travel to
                                                                                                   acknowledged by their
                                                                  veterans of a declared           communities                    London for the official
                                                                  war or emergency with                                           dedication ceremony of the
                                                                  certificates of appreciation                                    New Zealand Memorial on
                                                                  and commemorative pins                                          11 November 2006
                                                                  in recognition of their                                        Issued over 20,000
                                                                  service                                                         certificates of appreciation
AGENCY                PROJECT NAME               OBJECTIVE            AGREED ACTIONS                      MEASURES OF               ACHIEVEMENTS FOR
                      AND GOALS                                       FOR JULY 2006−JUNE 2007             ACHIEVEMENT               JULY 2006−JUNE 2007



                                                                      By December 2006                                               and commemorative pins
                                                                       provide funding to help                                        to veterans for recognition
                                                                       local community projects                                       in the Year of the Veteran
                                                                       and commemorative                                              2006
                                                                       events conducted for the                                      Granted $1,000,000 to
                                                                       Year of the Veteran                                            support over 347
                                                                      By June 2007 develop                                           community-based projects
                                                                       printed and online                                             which included histories,
                                                                       resources to inform the                                        restoring and building war
                                                                       public about campaigns                                         memorials and local
                                                                       involving New Zealand                                          veterans appreciation days
                                                                       veterans                                                      Provided an additional
                                                                                                                                      $200,000 for national
                                                                                                                                      events
                                                                                                                                     Regularly updated online
                                                                                                                                      resources to inform the
                                                                                                                                      public about campaigns
                                                                                                                                      involving New Zealand
                                                                                                                                      veterans

Veterans’             Development of             Veterans access     By June 2007 complete          Progess is made to            Commenced a review of
Affairs New Zealand   service delivery            services that        review of the War               review the War Pensions        the War Pensions Act
                                                  meet their needs     Pensions Act 1954 to            Act 1954 so veterans can       1954. A consultation
                      Goals 5 & 10                                     modernise the legislation       access appropriate             strategy is being
                                                                       to better reflect the           community-based                developed to involve
                                                                       diverse needs of veterans       services and the support       veterans’ organisations at
                                                                       aged 19 to 90 and over          they need                      every stage of the process



Ministry of Women’s   Implementation of          Needs of older      Actively participate as a      The Ministry’s input leads    Hosted a discussion forum
Affairs               the five-year action        women are            member of the Retirement        to well-informed decisions     in Wellington on
                      plan for New                considered in        Income Steering Group to        on retirement income           24 May 2007 attended by
www.mwa.govt.nz       Zealand women               policy               develop and monitor             policies for women             over 40 people from
                                                  development          policy to improve financial                                    diverse backgrounds to
                      Goals 1−10                                       outcomes for older                                             provide input into the
AGENCY              PROJECT NAME            OBJECTIVE              AGREED ACTIONS                     MEASURES OF                ACHIEVEMENTS FOR
                    AND GOALS                                      FOR JULY 2006−JUNE 2007            ACHIEVEMENT                JULY 2006−JUNE 2007


                                                                     women                                                         Retirement
                                                                                                                                   Commissioner’s Review of
                                                                                                                                   Retirement Income
                                                                                                                                   Policies



Christchurch City   Christchurch City       Council staff are     Consult with key               An older people’s strategy    Held eight meetings with
Council             Council Older            informed of            stakeholders particularly       is approved and                key stakeholder groups to
                    Persons’ policy          current policy         the Older Persons’ Policy       integrated into all the        review the new Ageing
www.ccc.govt.nz                              outlining clear        External Reference Group        Council work areas             Together policy
                    Goals 1−10               up-to-date             and complete draft Older       Staff working for the         Consulted stakeholders on
                                             strategies for         Persons’ policy by              Council understand the         the draft Ageing Together
                                             positive ageing        August 2006                     policy                         Policy from October 2006
                                                                   Finalise Older Persons’                                        to February 2007. Council
                                                                    policy by                                                      approved the policy 17
                                                                    April 2007 and integrate it                                    May 2007
                                                                    into all council work areas                                   Commenced discussions
                                                                                                                                   with some of the Council’s
                                                                                                                                   departments about
                                                                                                                                   integrating the Ageing
                                                                                                                                   Together policy

Christchurch City   Christchurch City       Develop policy        Hold four networking           Networking results in         Held four meetings for
Council             Council’s rural          and support for        meetings by                     collaboration between          council staff in
                    population               older people           June 2007 between               council staff in               Christchurch and Banks
                                             living in rural        council staff in                Christchurch and Banks         Peninsula to discuss older
                    Goal 7                   areas particularly     Christchurch and Banks          Peninsula and shared           people’s issues and
                                             Banks Peninsula        Peninsula on older              information helps to           services
                                                                    people’s issues and             identify service gaps         Commenced planning for
                                                                    services                       Rural older people’s views     older people’s events in
                                                                   Hold events for older           are incorporated in the        Diamond Harbour and
                                                                    people in Lyttelton and         new Ageing Together            Akaroa to be run in August
                                                                    Akaroa by June 2007             policy                         and November 2007
                                                                   Include rural older                                           Included rural older
AGENCY                 PROJECT NAME            OBJECTIVE             AGREED ACTIONS                      MEASURES OF            ACHIEVEMENTS FOR
                       AND GOALS                                     FOR JULY 2006−JUNE 2007             ACHIEVEMENT            JULY 2006−JUNE 2007


                                                                       people’s views in Older                                     people’s views in the new
                                                                       Persons’ policy                                             Ageing Together policy

Christchurch City      Positive Ageing         Older people are     Ongoing consultation and       Older people actively      Attended seven community
Council                reference group          regularly             discussion with key             participate in council      meetings and forums and
                                                consulted on          stakeholders on older           decision making             consulted key stakeholders
                       Goals 1−10               council issues        people’s issues                                             on older people’s issues
                                                                                                     Council’s policy and
                                                and included in      Establish regular liaison       planning is informed by    The Metropolitan
                                                relevant decision     with Council’s                  feedback from older         Community Advisor−Older
                                                making                Metropolitan Community          people                      Adults met regularly with
                                                processes             Advisor – Older Adults to                                   the reference group to
                                                                                                     The Metropolitan
                                                                      consider older people’s         Community Advisor−Older     establish work with the
                                                                      views in policy plans           Adults is an effective      Council on developing the
                                                                     Advocate for positive           advocate                    Ageing Together Policy.
                                                                      change for older people                                     The reference group
                                                                      by establishing methods                                     consisted of older people
                                                                      of feedback and                                             and representatives from
                                                                      champions or key staff in                                   key community and
                                                                      each of the Council work                                    government organisations
                                                                      areas to link in with                                      Identified key staff in eight
                                                                      Council’s Metropolitan                                      Council work areas to
                                                                      Community Advisor –                                         liaise with the Metropolitan
                                                                      Older Adults by                                             Community Advisor−Older
                                                                       December 2006                                              Adults and met to discuss
                                                                                                                                  the Ageing Together Policy

Dunedin City Council   Housing for older       Provide modern       Upgrade seven housing          The Council’s housing      Completed construction of
                       people                   appropriate           units by                        units are upgraded          seven housing units
www.cityofdunedin.                              accommodation         April 2007, estimated cost                                 As part of the upgrade
com                    Goal 3                   to meet older         $1.3 million                                                programme re-roofed 50
                                                tenants’ needs       Finalise design plan for                                    units, installed showers in
                                                                      the upgrade of an                                           35 units, insulated 50 units
                                                                      additional five units to be                                 and paved several housing
                                                                      constructed by June                                         complexes
                                                                      2007. Project estimated
AGENCY                   PROJECT NAME              OBJECTIVE             AGREED ACTIONS                    MEASURES OF                  ACHIEVEMENTS FOR
                         AND GOALS                                       FOR JULY 2006−JUNE 2007           ACHIEVEMENT                  JULY 2006−JUNE 2007


                                                                          cost $950,000

Hamilton City Council    Local government          Existing council     Partnership agreement        The initiative agreement         In April 2007 signed-off the
and                      housing initiative         housing for older     with Housing New              with Housing New                  partnership agreement with
Housing New Zealand                                 people is             Zealand Corporation by        Zealand Corporation is            Housing New Zealand
Corporation              Goal 3                     upgraded              September 2006                formalised                        Corporation for year one of
                                                                         Upgrade and modernise        Graham Street housing             the Council’s housing
www.hcc.govt.nz                                                                                                                           upgrade programme
                                                                          housing complexes on          complexes are upgraded
                                                                          Graham Street to              by 30 June 2007                  April 2007 completed stage
                                                                          complete stage one of the                                       one of Graham Street
                                                                          seven-year plan                                                 housing complex
                                                                                                                                         Completed stage two of
                                                                                                                                          the project July 2007.
                                                                                                                                          Tenants were provided
                                                                                                                                          with accommodation at
                                                                                                                                          Council’s expense for the
                                                                                                                                          duration of upgrade work

Hamilton City Council    New action plan for       Older people’s       Adopt new action plan for    A new action plan is             The review of new Older
                         Older Persons’             needs are             Older Persons’ policy by      developed in collaboration        Persons’ Policy action plan
                         policy 2007−2010           addressed             February 2007                 with key stakeholder              2007−2010 is deferred
                                                                                                        groups                            until November 2007 until
                         Goals 1−10                                                                                                       the adoption of the new
                                                                                                                                          city-wide Social Wellbeing
                                                                                                                                          Strategy



Horowhenua District      Horowhenua                Council staff are    Approve Horowhenua           Older Persons’ policy plan       Horowhenua Positive
Council                  Positive Ageing            informed of           Positive Ageing Strategy      completed after                   Ageing Strategy adopted
                         Strategy                   current policy        by August 2006                consultation with all key         by Council August 2006
www.horowhenua.govt.nz                              outlining clear                                     stakeholders and older
                                                                         Develop action plan by                                         Developed an action plan
                         Goals 1−10                 up-to-date                                          people’s groups
                                                                          December 2006 to                                                in December 2006 to
                                                    strategies for        implement positive ageing    Policy is integrated into all     implement positive ageing
                                                    positive ageing       initiatives                   council work areas and            initiatives over the next
AGENCY                  PROJECT NAME            OBJECTIVE              AGREED ACTIONS                      MEASURES OF                 ACHIEVEMENTS FOR
                        AND GOALS                                      FOR JULY 2006−JUNE 2007             ACHIEVEMENT                 JULY 2006−JUNE 2007


                                                                                                         positive ageing initiatives      three years
                                                                                                         are introduced

Invercargill City       Access to library       Older people who      Increase the amount of         A quality service is            Increased funding for large
Council                 services                 cannot easily          funding invested in new         provided to older people         print books and audio
                                                 access library         large print books and           in the community and to          stock by 4%
www.icc.govt.nz         Goals 5 & 10             services are           audio format stock by the       older people in residential     Provided a book loan
                                                 provided with          rate of inflation               care                             service to eight older
                                                 reading material      Make regular deliveries to     The new branch library           people’s residential care
                                                 of their choice        130 older housebound            located in the community         facilities and made regular
                                                                        borrowers and provide           is easily accessed by            deliveries to 130 older
                                                                        book loan service to eight      older people with mobility       housebound borrowers
                                                                        older people’s residential      difficulties                    Commenced a one-year
                                                                        care facilities                                                  trial in July 2006 to provide
                                                                       Provide free library                                             free library membership to
                                                                        membership by August                                             older people in the city,
                                                                        2006 to older people in                                          Southland, Clutha and
                                                                        the city, Southland, Clutha                                      Gore districts
                                                                        and Gore districts                                              Proposal for the new
                                                                       Finalise location for new                                        branch library premises
                                                                        branch library premises                                          declined by Council due to
                                                                        by June 2007 to provide                                          cost. The project will be
                                                                        easy access to library                                           reconsidered in 2007/2008
                                                                        services for older people
                                                                        in the community

Invercargill City       Housing Care            Older people are      Approve proposed               Units modified and              Approval of the housing
Council                 service                  able to access         upgrade project by 31           refurbished and meet             upgrade project deferred
and                                              affordable rental      August 2006                     older people’s needs             until 2007/2008 due to
Housing New Zealand     Goal 3                   accommodation                                                                           delay in planning and
                                                                       Upgrade housing units by
Corporation                                                                                                                              government funding
                                                                        30 June 2007


Kapiti Coast District   Health workshop         Healthy living for    Council Community              Workshops held with key         In October 2006 replaced
AGENCY                   PROJECT NAME            OBJECTIVE             AGREED ACTIONS                       MEASURES OF                 ACHIEVEMENTS FOR
                         AND GOALS                                     FOR JULY 2006−JUNE 2007              ACHIEVEMENT                 JULY 2006−JUNE 2007


Council                                           older people on a      Advisor working with the         health providers well            the workshop on healthy
and                      Goals 2 & 8              limited budget         Kapiti Positive Ageing           attended by people in the        living with a seminar on
Kapiti Positive Ageing                                                   Group to hold a workshop         community                        home equity conversion
Group                                                                    with key health providers      Older people in the district      schemes because this was
                                                                         by April 2007                   receive information on            a priority for the
www.kapiticoast.govt.                                                  Distribute information on        how to keep healthy on a          community. The workshop
nz                                                                      healthy living for older         limited budget                    was well attended and
                                                                        people on a limited                                                generated community
                                                                        budget                                                             interest



Kapiti Coast District    Intergenerational       Creating age-        At least three schools in       Representatives of              Three schools participated
Council                  activities week          integrated            the district participate in      community organisations          in events hosted by the
and                                               communities for       events to promote                and schools work together        Council to promote
Kapiti Positive Ageing   Goal 8                   a healthy society     intergenerational activities     on intergenerational             intergenerational activities
Group                                             where the                                              projects
                                                                       Four older people’s                                              Hosted events in October
                                                  strengths of one      organisations participate       Younger people and older         2006 to promote
                                                  generation meet       in an event through              people in the district           intergenerational activities.
                                                  the needs of          education, dance,                participate in activities        Participants included Age
                                                  another               storytelling, food and           that give them a better          Concern Kapiti, The
                                                                        crafts to promote                understanding of each            Tumeke Group, Hora te
                                                                        intergenerational activities     other                            Pai, Kapiti Youth Support,
                                                                                                                                          Kapiti Women’s Centre
                                                                                                                                          and Kapiti Girl Guides

Kapiti Coast District    Kapiti Positive         Older people on      Increase number of              More older people are           The review to increase
Council                  Ageing Group             the Kapiti Coast      people on the Kapiti             represented on the Kapiti        numbers and actively
                                                  are actively          Positive Ageing Group            Positive Ageing Group            involve more people
                         Goals 6 & 10             involved in           from seven to 12 by June                                          across the district will be
                                                                                                        Older people are involved
                                                  planning for and      2007                             in council decision-making       completed by December
                                                  promoting            Hold at least three              processes                        2007
                                                  positive ageing       workshops with                                                   Held three positive ageing
                                                                        representatives of the                                            workshops with
                                                                        Kapiti Coast District                                             representatives of the
                                                                        Council by June 2007                                              Kapiti Coast District
AGENCY                   PROJECT NAME               OBJECTIVE               AGREED ACTIONS                       MEASURES OF                ACHIEVEMENTS FOR
                         AND GOALS                                          FOR JULY 2006−JUNE 2007              ACHIEVEMENT                JULY 2006−JUNE 2007


                                                                                                                                               Council

Kapiti Coast District    Running Safe with          Older drivers          Hold 10 Safe with Age           The Safe with Age              Held ten Safe with Age
Council                  Age courses                 drive safely for as     courses in Paraparaumu           courses achieve an 80%          courses in Paraparaumu
and                      and                         long as possible        and three in Otaki by            positive evaluation rate        for 150 people and three in
Mature Drivers           Retiring from                                       June 2007                        from participants               Otaki for 45 people
                                                    Older drivers are
Reference Group          Driving booklet
                                                     given relevant         Develop and distribute          Retiring from Driving          Distributed 2,500 Changing
                         Changing Gears in
                                                     information to          2,500 Retiring from              booklets distributed widely     Gears in Later Years
                         Later Years
                                                     make informed           Driving booklets                 in the community                Retiring from Driving
                                                     decisions about         throughout the Kapiti                                            booklets
                         Goal 4
                                                     driving in later        Coast by June 2007
                                                     years

Kapiti Coast District    Survey the cost of         To gain a better       Complete questionnaire          Findings from survey           Survey on the living
Council                  living on the Kapiti        understanding of        survey on living standards       questionnaire identify          standards of older people
and                      Coast for older             the cost of living      of older people on the           support needs of older          on the Kapiti Coast will be
Kapiti Positive Ageing   people                      for older people        Kapiti Coast and produce         people in the district and      completed by September
Group                                                on the Kapiti           a report by December             inform Kapiti Coast             2008
                         Goals 1 & 5                 Coast                   2006                             District Council’s
                                                                            Distribute survey report to      measurement of social
                                                                             stakeholders and present         wellbeing
                                                                             findings at Positive
                                                                             Ageing forum by February
                                                                             2007

Manukau City Council     Access to library          Older people           Provide library                 Library services are           Delivered 23 senior
                         services                    have easy               programmes tailored to           appropriate and meet the        citizens library
www.manukau.govt.nz                                  access to               older people’s needs             needs of older people           programmes on a range of
                         Goal 10                     knowledge,                                                                               topics to 545 people
                                                                            Operate new mobile              An increased number of
                                                     information and         library bus service by April     housebound older people        On 10 April 2007 launched
                                                     library resources       2007 to deliver books and        and people with mobility        Te Hiku the new low rider
                                                                             other resources to older         difficulties access library     mobile library bus service
                                                                             people who are                   services                        making it easier for older
                                                                             housebound or who have                                           housebound people to
AGENCY                 PROJECT NAME              OBJECTIVE              AGREED ACTIONS                        MEASURES OF                ACHIEVEMENTS FOR
                       AND GOALS                                        FOR JULY 2006−JUNE 2007               ACHIEVEMENT                JULY 2006−JUNE 2007


                                                                          mobility difficulties                                            access library services

Manukau City Council   Access to                 Older people          Upgrade more                      Survey results show older     Upgraded a further eight
                       recreational               have access to         recreational walkways for          people have easy access        kilometres in the Manukau
                       walkways                   safe and               older people in line with          to recreational walkways       Parks area for easy access
                                                  accessible             the Recreational                                                  footpaths
                       Goal 10                    recreational           Walkways Management                                              Conducted a survey of
                                                  walkways               Strategy 2005                                                     recreational walkway users
                                                                        Conduct a satisfaction                                            which showed a high
                                                                         survey of recreational                                            satisfaction rate and that
                                                                         walkways                                                          older people are high users
                                                                                                                                           of Manukau Parks and
                                                                                                                                           Reserves

Manukau City Council   Action plan for           Needs of older        In partnership with               Older people’s access         In partnership with Barrier
                       older people with a        people with            Halberg Sport Trust and            needs are considered in        Free New Zealand Trust
                       physical disability        physical               CCS complete access                public transport, walkways     conducted an accessibility
                                                  disabilities are       audit of leisure facilities by     and community facilities       audit of six swimming
                       Goals 4 & 10               considered in          August 2006 and                                                   pools and seven recreation
                                                  Council planning       commence audit of other                                           centres in the area. As a
                                                                         Council facilities                                                result operators and
                                                                                                                                           owners of these facilities
                                                                                                                                           must implement the
                                                                                                                                           recommendations
                                                                                                                                          Appointed a Disability
                                                                                                                                           Advisor to the Council’s
                                                                                                                                           Community Policy and
                                                                                                                                           Planning team in April
                                                                                                                                           2007

Manukau City Council   Flat Bush                 Older people          Include older people’s            The Flat Bush Community       The Flat Bush Community
                       Community Plan             have                   needs in designing                 Plan contains specific         Plan adopted by Manukau
                                                  opportunities to       access to services in Flat         actions to meet older          City Council in August
                       Goals 6 & 10               participate in the     Bush, especially the town          people’s needs                 2006 identified older
                                                  community              centre, leisure, cultural                                         people’s needs
AGENCY                 PROJECT NAME            OBJECTIVE              AGREED ACTIONS                       MEASURES OF                ACHIEVEMENTS FOR
                       AND GOALS                                      FOR JULY 2006−JUNE 2007              ACHIEVEMENT                JULY 2006−JUNE 2007


                                                                        and community centres                                          Commenced an audit of
                                                                      Engage with advocacy                                             Flat Bush Community Plan
                                                                       organisations for older                                          to identify gaps and
                                                                       people and service                                               develop future services
                                                                       providers in developing                                          and facilities for older
                                                                       services and facilities for                                      people
                                                                       the Flat Bush community

Manukau City Council   Health policy and       Older people are      Report to the Council’s         Older people are               Reported quarterly to
                       action plan              represented and        committees and service           consulted and have input        community boards on local
                                                have input into        monitoring forums by             into policy on health           projects and activities for
                       Goal 2                   future health          30 June 2007 on projects         services                        older people that included:
                                                plans                  and activities for older        Report shows that the           - health services and
                                               Council                people including health          barriers to older people          nutrition workshops in
                                                contributes to         issues                           accessing health services         Howick and Pakuranga
                                                and advocates         Report to Council                are being addressed             - a transport initiative for
                                                for older people’s     committee by November           The Council has good              Manukau east senior
                                                health and             2006 on health policy and        information on which to           citizens to attend
                                                wellbeing needs        action plan                      develop services for older        appointments at
                                                                      Monitor council outcome          people in the district            Manukau Super Clinic
                                                                       ‘Support older people to        Programmes to support           - a volunteer drivers
                                                                       remain independent,              healthy living are                service providing
                                                                       healthy and active’ and          comprehensive and                 shopping shuttles for
                                                                       report to the Council            tailored to the need of the       seniors twice-weekly in
                                                                       through the Council’s            community                         Manukau East
                                                                       collaborative inter-sectoral                                     - promoting the
                                                                       group                                                              equipment-modification
                                                                      Examine Counties                                                   funds available through
                                                                       Manukau DHB’s annual                                               the Ministry of Health for
                                                                       report and plan to monitor                                         people with age-related
                                                                       health policy, funding and                                         disabilities
                                                                       service delivery                                                 - supporting the Healthy
                                                                      Provide regular health                                             Eating exhibitions in
                                                                       and wellbeing reports to                                           partnership with Otara
                                                                       council committees on                                              Health & Pacific Health
AGENCY                 PROJECT NAME            OBJECTIVE              AGREED ACTIONS                     MEASURES OF               ACHIEVEMENTS FOR
                       AND GOALS                                      FOR JULY 2006−JUNE 2007            ACHIEVEMENT               JULY 2006−JUNE 2007


                                                                       information collected from                                       Star Mangere and
                                                                       the older people’s                                               Manukau Pacific
                                                                       community forums                                                 People’s Trust Otara
                                                                                                                                    Implemented a health
                                                                                                                                     policy and action plan Lets
                                                                                                                                     Beat Diabetes and
                                                                                                                                     distributed information to
                                                                                                                                     network providers working
                                                                                                                                     with Pacific older peoples
                                                                                                                                    Monitored and provided
                                                                                                                                     funding for the regional
                                                                                                                                     healthy homes programme
                                                                                                                                    Commenced monitoring of
                                                                                                                                     the Manukau DHB’s
                                                                                                                                     annual reports and health
                                                                                                                                     and wellbeing reports

Manukau City Council   Housing for older       Older people          In partnership with           Annual survey of Council      In partnership with Housing
                       people                   have access to         Housing New Zealand            housing services shows         New Zealand Corporation
                                                affordable rental      Corporation commence           the needs of older tenants     redeveloped 64 older
                       Goals 3 & 5              housing and            programme for                  are being met through          people’s units at Leabank
                                                older tenants feel     redeveloping older             improved services and          Court Manurewa
                                                safe and secure        people’s units by 31           standards of council          The review of housing
                                                                       January 2007                   accommodation                  services for older tenants
                                                                      Complete review of                                            showed:
                                                                       housing services to older                                     - 90% satisfaction for
                                                                       tenants by April 2007                                           wardens’ support
                                                                                                                                       services to tenants at
                                                                                                                                       Council’s housing for
                                                                                                                                       older people
                                                                                                                                     - 88% satisfaction for
                                                                                                                                       building and
                                                                                                                                       maintenance work
AGENCY                 PROJECT NAME               OBJECTIVE              AGREED ACTIONS                       MEASURES OF                ACHIEVEMENTS FOR
                       AND GOALS                                         FOR JULY 2006−JUNE 2007              ACHIEVEMENT                JULY 2006−JUNE 2007


Manukau City Council   New settlers’ policy       Older new             Provide financial               Kiwi Life programme and        Provided financial
                       and action plan             settlers have          assistance to Kiwi Life          Shanti Niwas programme          assistance to the Kiwi Life
                                                   opportunities for      and Shanti Niwas                 benefit from the Council’s      and Shanti Niwas
                       Goals 6 & 10                educational,           programmes for older             support                         programmes for older
                                                   social and leisure     people                          More older migrants             people
                                                   activities            Work with Asian                  participate in community       The work with Asian
                                                                          community groups and             activities                      community groups and the
                                                                          the Manukau Migrant                                              Manukau Migrant
                                                                          Resource Centre to                                               Resource Centre on the
                                                                          ensure the needs of older                                        needs of older migrants is
                                                                          migrants are included in                                         deferred until the
                                                                          plans for facilities and                                         completion of planning for
                                                                          services in Flat Bush                                            facilities and services in
                                                                                                                                           Flat Bush

Manukau City Council   Pacific peoples            Older Pacific         Work with the Pacific           Older Pacific peoples are      Worked with the Pacific
                       policy and action           peoples are            Island Advisory                  well informed of the range      Island Advisory Committee
                       plan                        consulted and          Committee to increase            of council services             to support Pacific
                                                   informed about         older Pacific people’s          There is increased              Information Support
                       Goals 6 & 10                Council policy         participation in leisure and                                     Services Day celebrating
                                                                                                           participation in activities
                                                                          community activities             provided by the Council to      older Pacific peoples and
                                                                         Provide advice to the            reduce falls and to             disabled Pacific people
                                                                          Ministry of Health Lu’i Ola      improve health and             On 20 April 2007 hosted
                                                                          Project‘s steering group         wellbeing                       and supported the Lu’i Ola
                                                                          on how to respond to the        The photographic                project plan launch to
                                                                          needs of older Pacific           exhibition is supported by      respond to the needs of
                                                                          people with a disability         Pacific peoples and well        older disabled Pacific
                                                                         Focus on injury                  attended by the                 people
                                                                          prevention programmes            community                      Delivered Tai Chi
                                                                          for older Pacific people                                         programme at Council’s
                                                                         Photographic exhibition to                                       older people’s housing
                                                                          be held in March 2007 on                                         units in Mangere
                                                                          histories of Pacific                                            In partnership with TOA
                                                                          families in Manukau                                              Pacific developed a plan to
                                                                                                                                           deliver falls prevention
AGENCY                 PROJECT NAME            OBJECTIVE              AGREED ACTIONS                      MEASURES OF               ACHIEVEMENTS FOR
                       AND GOALS                                      FOR JULY 2006−JUNE 2007             ACHIEVEMENT               JULY 2006−JUNE 2007



                                                                      Needs of older Pacific                                         workshops to older Pacific
                                                                       migrants will be                                               communities at Mangere
                                                                       addressed in the Flat                                          and Otara
                                                                       Bush community plan                                           In March 2007 held a
                                                                                                                                      photographic exhibition at
                                                                                                                                      Mangere Town Centre on
                                                                                                                                      the histories of Pacific
                                                                                                                                      families in Manukau



Manukau City Council   Physical activity       Older residents in    Promote activities for         Annual assessment             Held recreation classes
                       programmes               Manukau are            older people at recreation      shows an increase in the       some in partnership with
                                                physically active      centres and swimming            number of older people         primary health
                       Goal 10                                         pool facilities to increase     involved in physical           organisations to promote
                                                                       the number of older             activity programmes            swimming, badminton,
                                                                       people using programmes                                        walking, table tennis, mini
                                                                       and services                                                   tennis, line dancing,
                                                                                                                                      aerobics, seated aerobics,
                                                                                                                                      tai chi and aquacise
                                                                                                                                     Funded exercise
                                                                                                                                      programmes at fitness
                                                                                                                                      centres to provide free
                                                                                                                                      access to the swimming
                                                                                                                                      pool spas for disabled
                                                                                                                                      older people

Masterton District     Access to library       Library services      Consult with older people,     Older people are satisfied    Reviewed the Seniors’
Council                services                 address the            review Seniors’ Library         with library services and      Library programme
                                                cultural, social       programme and                   more older people enjoy        showing:
www.mstn.govt.nz       Goals 6, 7 & 10          and leisure            implement                       the library programmes         - an average attendance
                                                needs of older         recommendations by                                               of 40 people at Seniors
                                                people                 June 2007                                                        Celebrate monthly
                                                                                                                                        lecture series
                                                                                                                                      - approximately six seniors
                                                                                                                                        attended the monthly
AGENCY                      PROJECT NAME            OBJECTIVE             AGREED ACTIONS                      MEASURES OF                 ACHIEVEMENTS FOR
                            AND GOALS                                     FOR JULY 2006−JUNE 2007             ACHIEVEMENT                 JULY 2006−JUNE 2007


                                                                                                                                               book discussion group
                                                                                                                                             - 50 housebound seniors
                                                                                                                                               received regular
                                                                                                                                               deliveries

Masterton District          Healthy homes           Older people live    Upgrade older people’s         Older people receive            Upgraded approximately
Council                                              in warm and           homes for energy                health benefits from living      90 older people’s homes
and                         Goals 3 & 5              energy efficient      efficiency and report on        in energy efficient homes        for energy efficiency with
Wairarapa District                                   homes                 health benefits by                                               excellent health gains
Health Board                                                               December 2006                                                    reported by the Wairarapa
and                                                                                                                                         District Health Board
Genesis Energy


Nelson City Council         Access to library       Older people         Provide talking books and      Older people are active         Provided over 500 talking
                            services                 access library        large print books for older     users of Nelson City             and large-print books for
www.nelsoncitycouncil.co.                            services and are      people                          libraries and participate in     older people
nz                          Goals 5 & 10             provided with                                         chat groups and Info Lit
                                                                          Run monthly recreational                                        Held monthly recreational
                                                     reading material      meetings for older people       courses                          meetings at Elma Turner
                                                     of their choice       to chat about books                                              Library and weekly
                                                                          Deliver reading material to                                      sessions at Nightingale
                                                                           housebound older people                                          Library in Tahunanui for
                                                                           and rest homes                                                   older people to chat about
                                                                                                                                            books. About 10 older
                                                                          Run Info Lit courses twice
                                                                                                                                            people attended each
                                                                           a week to develop
                                                                                                                                            meeting
                                                                           computer literacy among
                                                                           older people so they can                                        Delivered reading material
                                                                           access web-based                                                 to 80 housebound older
                                                                           information                                                      people and to all
                                                                                                                                            residential care facilities in
                                                                                                                                            Nelson and Stoke
                                                                                                                                           Held Info Lit courses twice
                                                                                                                                            a week to improve
                                                                                                                                            computer literacy to access
                                                                                                                                            to web-based information.
AGENCY                PROJECT NAME                OBJECTIVE             AGREED ACTIONS                      MEASURES OF                ACHIEVEMENTS FOR
                      AND GOALS                                         FOR JULY 2006−JUNE 2007             ACHIEVEMENT                JULY 2006−JUNE 2007


                                                                                                                                          70% of the course
                                                                                                                                          attendees were older
                                                                                                                                          people

Nelson City Council   Clean Heat − Warm           Finance              Allocate approximately         Older people’s homes are       Installed free clean heat
                      Homes project                replacement of        40% of the retrofit funds       fitted with free clean heat     appliances in 42 houses
                                                   open fires and        to older people on low          appliances                      for older people on low
                      Goal 3                       wood burners          incomes                                                         incomes by 31 March 2007
                                                   with clean heat
                                                   alternatives for
                                                   older people with
                                                   a Community
                                                   Services Card



Nelson City Council   Community                   Provide funds        Allocate community             Funding allocated to           Funding contracts for
                      assistance grants            and advice to         assistance grants by April      community groups helps          community assistance
                      and contracts                older people’s        2007 for the July 2007 to       the Council to achieve the      grants to agencies
                                                   organisations         June 2008 year                  goals of its Social             deferred until 14
                      Goals 2, 5, 6, 8, 9 &                                                              Wellbeing policy                September 2007 due to the
                                                                        Sign contracts with
                      10                                                                                                                 introduction of new
                                                                         providing agencies by
                                                                         June 2007                                                       systems



Nelson City Council   Housing for older           Older people         Continue to ensure             People over 65 receive         People over 65 received
                      people                       have access to        priority is given to people     first priority for              first priority for community
                                                   affordable            over 65 for community           community housing and           housing
                      Goal 3                       community             housing                         rents remain at 25% of         Rents remained at 25% of
                                                   housing              Hold rent at 25% of New         New Zealand                     New Zealand
                                                                         Zealand Superannuation          Superannuation rate             Superannuation rate.
                                                                         for people over 65                                              Investigations are
                                                                                                                                         underway to upgrade
                                                                                                                                         current housing stock
AGENCY                      PROJECT NAME                 OBJECTIVE              AGREED ACTIONS                    MEASURES OF              ACHIEVEMENTS FOR
                            AND GOALS                                           FOR JULY 2006−JUNE 2007           ACHIEVEMENT              JULY 2006−JUNE 2007


Nelson City Council         Supported housing            In partnership        Seek funding approval         Partnership with Housing    Due to fully committed
                            for older people              with Housing           from Housing New               New Zealand Corporation      funding the construction of
                                                          New Zealand            Zealand Corporation for        results in a 10-bed          a 10-bed Abbeyfield
                            Goal 3                        Corporation            construction of a 10-bed       supported                    accommodation house was
                                                          develop a 10-bed       accommodation house to         accommodation house for      declined by Housing New
                                                          supported              commence June 2007             older people                 Zealand Corporation
                                                          accommodation
                                                          house



New Plymouth District       Competition for              Organise and run      Finalise programme for        Older people are            Completed the programme
        11
Council                     Treasured                     Treasured              the exhibition and             recognised and valued as     and planning for the
and                         Relationships                 Relationships          commence the advertising       mentors to younger           Treasured Relationships
New Plymouth Positive       exhibition                    exhibition to mark     campaign by 15 August          people in the community      exhibition and commenced
Ageing Trust                                              the International      2006                                                        advertising 31 August 2006
                            Goal 8                        Day of Older          By 15 September 2006                                       Judged over 80 entries and
www.newplymouthnz.                                        Persons                judge the competition and                                   due to funding constraints
com
                                                                                 arrange for the winning 15                                  limited the winning portraits
                                                                                 portraits to be taken                                       to four
                                                                                Open exhibition of                                         Featured portraits and
                                                                                 winners’ portraits on 1                                     winning entries in the
                                                                                 October 2006                                                Taranaki Midweek
                                                                                 International Day of Older                                  newspaper on 25 October
                                                                                 Persons                                                     2006 to mark the
                                                                                                                                             International Day of Older
                                                                                                                                             Persons. This replaced the
                                                                                                                                             exhibition

New Plymouth District       Contribute to the            Older people in       In partnership with the       Views and interests of      Positive Ageing Trust
Council                     development and               the New                New Plymouth Positive          older people inform the      members were
and                         implementation of             Plymouth district      Ageing Trust and the           development of an            representatives on
New Plymouth Positive       the AgeWELL                   access health          Taranaki District Health       AgeWELL programme            consultation committees
Ageing Trust                strategy                      and related            Board develop an                                            and contributed to the

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         First local council in the New Zealand Positive Ageing Strategy Action Plan 2003/2004
AGENCY                     PROJECT NAME               OBJECTIVE             AGREED ACTIONS                        MEASURES OF             ACHIEVEMENTS FOR
                           AND GOALS                                        FOR JULY 2006−JUNE 2007               ACHIEVEMENT             JULY 2006−JUNE 2007


and                                                    services and           AgeWELL strategy to                                           development of the
Taranaki District Health   Goal 2                      have improved          improve the wellbeing of                                      AgeWELL Strategy
Board                                                  health outcomes        older people in the district



New Plymouth District      Needs of Older             Organisations        Hold 10 meetings by June         A positive ageing           Held five meetings in 2006
Council                    People research at          and agencies in       2007 to develop a positive        research project is          as part of developing the
and                        the Positive Ageing         New Plymouth          ageing research project           developed                    positive ageing research
New Plymouth Positive      Centre for                  receive evidence-                                                                    project. The project has
Ageing Trust               Excellence,                 based                                                                                been deferred due to
and                        Western Institute of        information and                                                                      funding constraints but
Western Institute of       Technology                  advice to inform                                                                     planning is underway to
Technology at Taranaki                                 their practices                                                                      ensure funding is available
                           Goals 8 &10                 and services                                                                         to commence the research
                                                                                                                                            in 2007/2008



New Plymouth District      New Plymouth               Organisations,       Form a working group             Older people in New         The establishment of a
Council                    Older People’s              agencies and          representing older                Plymouth use the new         community centre for older
and                        Community Centre            older people in       people’s community                community centre             people has been delayed
New Plymouth Positive                                  New Plymouth          organisations in New                                           but progress has been
Ageing Trust               Goals 2 & 10                have a place          Plymouth to develop                                            made. The working group
                                                       where they can        ideas for an older                                             held its first meeting on
                                                       socialise and         people’s community                                             22 March 2007 to develop
                                                       access                centre to be established                                       ideas for the centre.
                                                       information and       by March 2007                                                  Eleven older people’s
                                                       services                                                                             community organisations
                                                                                                                                            were represented on the
                                                                                                                                            working group



New Plymouth District      New Plymouth               Older people in      The New Plymouth                 Older people’s views are    The Mayor met the
Council                    Positive Ageing             New Plymouth          Positive Ageing Trust will        represented at the           Positive Ageing Trust
and                        Trust                       are actively          meet with district                Council’s policy-making      approximately three-
New Plymouth Positive                                  involved in           councillors to discuss            forums                       monthly
AGENCY                  PROJECT NAME             OBJECTIVE              AGREED ACTIONS                     MEASURES OF               ACHIEVEMENTS FOR
                        AND GOALS                                       FOR JULY 2006−JUNE 2007            ACHIEVEMENT               JULY 2006−JUNE 2007


Ageing Trust            Goals 8 &10               planning policies      current issues relating to    Older people in the New       A number of District
                                                  to promote             older people’s policy          Plymouth district are well     Councillors met with the
                                                  positive ageing to    The New Plymouth               informed about positive        Trust on 18 October 2006
                                                  help older people      Positive Ageing Trust and      ageing issues including        to discuss current issues
                                                  to remain at           the Council working group      the Council’s policy to        relating to older people’s
                                                  home                   will hold:                     help them to remain at         policies
                                                                         - one public educational       home                          In partnership with the New
                                                                           workshop on the Rates                                       Plymouth Positive Ageing
                                                                           Rebate Scheme and                                           Trust held:
                                                                           other options to assist                                     - 11 meetings on positive
                                                                           older people to pay                                           ageing issues
                                                                           rates and maintain their                                    - a public seminar Coping
                                                                           homes                                                         with the Costs of Being a
                                                                         - 11 meetings to consider                                       Home Owner to provide
                                                                           positive ageing issues                                        advice on rising living
                                                                         - four public seminars in                                       and home ownership
                                                                           New Plymouth and one                                          costs and information on
                                                                           in Waitara related to                                         the Council’s Rates
                                                                           positive ageing                                               Rebate Scheme
                                                                         - two educational                                             - four positive ageing
                                                                           workshops on issues                                           public forums in New
                                                                           related to positive                                           Plymouth from August
                                                                           ageing                                                        2006 to June 2007 and
                                                                                                                                         one in Waitara in
                                                                                                                                         October 2006
                                                                                                                                       - two positive ageing
                                                                                                                                         educational workshops in
                                                                                                                                         August 2006 and March
                                                                                                                                         2007

New Plymouth District   Older People and         Older people in       In collaboration with New     Older people with             Held a forum in October
Council                 Disabilities forum        New Plymouth           Plymouth disabilities          disabilities in the New        2006 on disability issues
and                                               with disabilities      organisations hold a           Plymouth district have         for older people in
New Plymouth Positive   Goal 2                    have the               public seminar on              information on disability      collaboration with disability
Ageing Trust                                      information they       disability issues and how      issues and how to age          groups in the district
AGENCY                     PROJECT NAME               OBJECTIVE             AGREED ACTIONS                     MEASURES OF                ACHIEVEMENTS FOR
                           AND GOALS                                        FOR JULY 2006−JUNE 2007            ACHIEVEMENT                JULY 2006−JUNE 2007


and                                                    need to access         to age positively             positively
Taranaki Disabilities                                  services to help
Information Centre                                     them to age
                                                       positively



New Plymouth District      Older people’s falls       Older people in      Deliver 100 one-to-one        More older people in New       Visited 27 older people in
Council                    prevention                  New Plymouth          falls prevention               Plymouth access                 their homes and undertook
and                        programme                   have an               information sessions           information on falls            home safety checks and
Accident                                               increased             through existing older         prevention programmes to        provided falls prevention
Compensation               Goal 2                      awareness of          people’s services              increase their mobility and     information
Corporation                                            falls prevention                                     physical strength
                                                                            By June 2007 deliver a                                        Delivered a home-based
and                                                    and are taking        home-based exercise                                            exercise programme to 54
Taranaki District Health                               active steps to       programme to 150 New                                           older people
Board                                                  reduce their risk     Plymouth residents aged                                       Delivered modified Tai Chi
and                                                    of falls              80 and over                                                    classes on falls prevention
New Plymouth Positive
Ageing Trust                                                                Provide Tai Chi                                                to 158 older people. Target
                                                                             programmes Move It or                                          not met due to difficulty
                                                                             Lose It to 200 additional                                      finding qualified Tai Chi
                                                                             older people by June                                           instructors
                                                                             2007

Palmerston North City      Accessible                 Older people feel    Implement the Council’s       Public transport is easily     In partnership with the
Council                    Transport                   safe to access        Transport Strategy to          accessible to older people      Manawatu District CounciI
                                                       public transport      enhance older people’s                                         implemented the
www.pncc.govt.nz           Goal 4                                            access to public transport                                     Manawatu Active
                                                                                                                                            Transport Strategy to
                                                                                                                                            enhance older people’s
                                                                                                                                            access to public transport



Palmerston North City      Housing for older          Older people         Continue to provide           Low income older people        Approved the new Social
Council                    people                      have affordable       housing for low income         are prioritised on the          Housing Strategy
                                                       housing               older people, set rent at      Council’s waiting list of       confirming Council’s
                           Goal 3
AGENCY                  PROJECT NAME           OBJECTIVE           AGREED ACTIONS                     MEASURES OF               ACHIEVEMENTS FOR
                        AND GOALS                                  FOR JULY 2006−JUNE 2007            ACHIEVEMENT               JULY 2006−JUNE 2007


                                                                    25% of New Zealand             311 rental houses               commitment to low income
                                                                    Superannuation                Survey of tenants shows         older people by setting the
                                                                    entitlement and give older     80% satisfaction with the       rent at 25% of New
                                                                    people priority on the         Council as landlord             Zealand Superannuation
                                                                    waiting list                                                   for the next 20 years
                                                                   Conduct a survey of                                          A survey of tenants will be
                                                                    tenants                                                       conducted in 2007/2008

Palmerston North City   Older people are       To identify        As an EEO employer            Employment practices          Monitored employment
Council                 safe and well at        wellbeing           monitor employment             reviewed and                   practices to support
                        work                    initiatives for     practices to ensure            recommendations                workforce diversity for
                                                older workers       flexibility for older          provided                       older employees
                        Goal 9                                      employees                                                    Reviewed and established
                                                                   Review employment                                             employment practices such
                                                                    practices by                                                  as phased retirement
                                                                    June 2007 to establish                                        options, flexible working
                                                                    where changes may be                                          hours and commenced
                                                                    required                                                      investigation of an older
                                                                                                                                  employees’ mentor
                                                                                                                                  programme. Currently 5%
                                                                                                                                  of the Council’s workforce
                                                                                                                                  is over the age of 65

Palmerston North City   Pacific peoples        Older Pacific      Engage with the Pacific       Community Development         Engaged with the Pacific
Council                 policy                  peoples are         Island community through       policy includes actions to     community to identify ways
                                                consulted and       local networks and central     enhance relationships          of supporting Pacific Island
                        Goal 6                  contribute to       government agencies to         with Pacific communities       community development
                                                Council policy      find the most effective                                      Developed a process for
                                                                    ways of supporting their                                      establishing a Pacific
                                                                    community development                                         Island network
                                                                   Develop processes within
                                                                    a policy framework to be
                                                                    completed by December
                                                                    2006
AGENCY                 PROJECT NAME             OBJECTIVE              AGREED ACTIONS                    MEASURES OF                ACHIEVEMENTS FOR
                       AND GOALS                                       FOR JULY 2006−JUNE 2007           ACHIEVEMENT                JULY 2006−JUNE 2007


Porirua City Council   Information              Older people are      Evaluate existing             Up-to-date and relevant       Assessed the current
                       resource                  aware of the           resource material on           information about services     resource material on
www.pcc.govt.nz                                  health and social      health and social services     is available to older          Porirua’s health and social
                       Goals 5, 8 & 9            services               and consider its               people                         services and redesigned it
                                                 available in their     adaptability for older                                        to suit older people’s
                                                 community              people in Porirua                                             needs
                                                                       Consult Older People’s                                       The Older Persons’
                                                                        Advisory Group to                                             Advisory Group approved
                                                                        endorse draft information                                     the redesign of the
                                                                        booklet                                                       resource in December
                                                                       Develop information                                           2006
                                                                        booklet by                                                   Developed an information
                                                                        30 June 2007                                                  booklet June 2007 for
                                                                                                                                      distribution by December
                                                                                                                                      2007

Porirua City Council   Older Persons’           Consult               Establish an advisory         The Council and Older         Established the Older
                       Advisory Group            effectively with       group to share information     Persons’ Advisory Group        Persons’ Advisory Group
                                                 older people on        on issues important to         share information on           to share information on
                       Goals 5, 6, 8 & 10        issues and             older people                   issues affecting older         older people’s issues
                                                 services              Hold quarterly meeting         people which informs the      The Advisory Group held
                                                                        with the Older Persons’        Council’s policy and           quarterly meetings
                                                                        Advisory Group, key            service delivery               facilitated by the Council
                                                                        interested organisations                                      and attended by Council
                                                                        and Council                                                   officers and provided
                                                                        representatives to provide                                    advice on policies and
                                                                        a two-way flow of                                             service delivery for older
                                                                        information between the                                       people
                                                                        Advisory Group and
                                                                        Council
AGENCY             PROJECT NAME             OBJECTIVE             AGREED ACTIONS                         MEASURES OF              ACHIEVEMENTS FOR
                   AND GOALS                                      FOR JULY 2006−JUNE 2007                ACHIEVEMENT              JULY 2006−JUNE 2007


Rotorua District   Housing and              Older people         Provide financial                 Older people’s housing       Funded the completion of
Council            security                  have a range of       assistance to older                issues addressed as a         phase one of the Rawhiti
                                             affordable,           people’s groups through            result of Council funding     Flats development project
www.rdc.govt.nz    Goals 3 & 5               accessible and        the Community                                                    resulting in 30 new
                                             safe housing          Organisation Grants                                              pensioner housing units
                                             options               Scheme and the new
                                                                   Community Safety
                                                                   Projects Scheme



Rotorua District   Keeping active           Older people stay    Collate an up-to-date list        Older people’s groups        Produced X-ZITE pamphlet
Council                                      physically,           of recreational facilities for     and organisations have        with information about
                   Goal 10                   mentally and          older people and                   good information on           physical activities for all
                                             socially active       distribute the information         recreational facilities       age groups including older
                                                                   as a resource for older                                          people. Distributed the
                                                                   people’s organisations                                           pamphlet quarterly through
                                                                                                                                    event venues and public
                                                                                                                                    sites in the district



Rotorua District   Mobility and             Older people         Conduct annual safety             Transport and public         Completed an annual
Council            transport                 have mobility and     audit of the transport and         areas are accessible for      performance report about
                                             transport options     pedestrian infrastructure          older people                  road safety on local roads
                   Goals 4 & 7               to provide them       in the central business                                          which considered the
                                             with good access      district to inform Council’s                                     needs of all road users
                                             to services,          Older People’s policy by                                         including older road users
                                             facilities and        30 June 2007
                                             activities



Rotorua District   Political voice −        Rotorua District     Review Council’s Older            Older people have up to      Following consultation with
Council            older people’s            Council respects      People’s policy by 30              date information and          older people reviewed the
                   policy development        older people and      June 2007                          advice on Council             Council’s Older Persons’
                                             encourages their     Develop a Council                  services                      policy which confirmed that
                   Goals 1−10
AGENCY                    PROJECT NAME           OBJECTIVE                AGREED ACTIONS                    MEASURES OF               ACHIEVEMENTS FOR
                          AND GOALS                                       FOR JULY 2006−JUNE 2007           ACHIEVEMENT               JULY 2006−JUNE 2007


                                                  participation in all     strategy for                                                 the current focus areas are
                                                  aspects of               communication with older                                     essential for the next three-
                                                  Council business         people, with particular                                      year policy period
                                                                           attention to frail older                                    Hosted six-weekly older
                                                                           people                                                       people’s forums to share
                                                                          By 30 June 2007 publish                                      information among groups
                                                                           and distribute a brochure                                    supporting older people
                                                                           on community services for                                   Produced Good Health
                                                                           older people                                                 2007 listing the health and
                                                                                                                                        social services in Rotorua
                                                                                                                                        and updated the sections
                                                                                                                                        to better address older
                                                                                                                                        people’s needs

South Taranaki District   Financial health       Older people are        By June 2007 in              The financial health forum    Held a financial health
Council                   forum                   knowledgeable            partnership with key          is well attended and the       forum for older people with
                                                  about financial          agencies hold a financial     Council receives positive      a financial advisor
www.stdc.co.nz            Goal 1                  matters                  health forum on the           feedback from                  supported by Work and
                                                                           following:                    participants                   Income and Hawera
                                                                           - budget advice                                              Budget Advice. Sixty four
                                                                           - Work and Income                                            people attended and topics
                                                                             entitlements for older                                     included budgeting, Work
                                                                             people                                                     and Income entitlements,
                                                                           - looking after your                                         investment options, looking
                                                                             investments                                                after investments, scams
                                                                                                                                        and home equity
                                                                           - looking out for scams
                                                                                                                                        mortgages



South Taranaki District   Information road       Older people            Hold three information       Information road shows in     Held information road
Council                   shows                   have the                 road shows in Eltham,         Eltham, Patea and              shows in conjunction with
                                                  information and          Patea and Opunake by          Opunake are well               Positive Ageing Forums in
                          Goal 5 & 7              support they             June 2007 on the              attended and provide           Eltham, Patea, Opunake,
                                                  need to age in           following services:           opportunities for              Kaponga, Manaia,
                                                  place                    - learning and personal       participants to share          Waverley and Hawera. 174
AGENCY             PROJECT NAME            OBJECTIVE             AGREED ACTIONS                    MEASURES OF               ACHIEVEMENTS FOR
                   AND GOALS                                     FOR JULY 2006−JUNE 2007           ACHIEVEMENT               JULY 2006−JUNE 2007


                                                                     growth opportunities        information                    older people participated
                                                                   - exercise classes and                                     As a result of positive
                                                                     walking groups                                            feedback from the road
                                                                   - transport services                                        shows the information was
                                                                   - health/medical services                                   printed and made available
                                                                   - support services                                          through Library Plus
                                                                                                                               centres in the above
                                                                                                                               communities

South Wairarapa    Housing for older       Older people         Assess South Wairarapa        Older people’s housing is    Reconfigured and modified
District Council   people                   have affordable       District Council’s housing     continually assessed and      four of 32 housing units.
                                            rental                stock for older people and     priorities established to     Assessed other units for
www.swdc.govt.nz   Goal 3                   accommodation         develop a plan to              reconfigure and modify        reconfiguration and
                                                                  reconfigure and modify         them                          modification as tenants
                                                                  housing stock by June                                        vacated
                                                                  2007                                                        Received 16 applications
                                                                 Work with Housing New                                        for the Healthy Homes
                                                                  Zealand Corporation to                                       project and provided
                                                                  support the Healthy                                          $12,000 to insulate the 16
                                                                  Homes project to improve                                     homes
                                                                  approximately 54 homes
                                                                  without adequate ceiling
                                                                  or under-floor insulation

South Wairarapa    Positive Ageing         Older people are     Invite older people’s         Council’s plans are          Facilitated a meeting in
District Council   reference group          regularly             organisations and              informed by the concerns      June 2007 with older
                                            consulted on          individuals to form            raised by older people        people from Probus, RSA,
                   Goals 1−10               issues of concern     consultation groups            during consultation           Rotary and Lions
                                            to them              Facilitate three meetings                                   Issues addressed at the
                                                                  by June 2007 to discuss                                      meeting included transport,
                                                                  older people’s issues to                                     health, safety, help for odd
                                                                  inform Council’s plan                                        jobs, footpaths and
                                                                                                                               lighting. Issues will
                                                                                                                               influence the Council’s
                                                                                                                               Annual Plan
AGENCY                     PROJECT NAME             OBJECTIVE              AGREED ACTIONS                     MEASURES OF                ACHIEVEMENTS FOR
                           AND GOALS                                       FOR JULY 2006−JUNE 2007            ACHIEVEMENT                JULY 2006−JUNE 2007


Stratford District         Information              Older people are      Quarterly wellbeing           Seminars are well              Held quarterly wellbeing
Council                    seminars                  informed about         seminars are held for          attended and feedback           information seminars for
                                                     issues that affect     older people in Stratford      shows that the seminars         older people attended by
www.stratford.govt.nz      Goal 10                   their wellbeing        district                       are useful and informative      276 people



Stratford District         Positive Ageing          Establish a           Establish Positive Ageing     Community issues which         Established the Stratford
Council                    Action Group              Positive Ageing        Action Group by                affect the wellbeing of         Positive Ageing Group to
                                                     Action Group to        December 2006                  older people are identified     promote and co-ordinate
                           Goals 1−10                address                                               and addressed by the            positive ageing initiatives in
                                                     community                                             Council                         the community
                                                     issues for older
                                                     people



Stratford District         Positive Ageing          Older people          Develop Stratford District    Council consults regularly     Community consultations
Council                    consultations             participate in         Council’s Older People’s       and policy is informed by       with interested
                                                     Council planning       policy by May 2007             older people’s views            stakeholders to develop an
                           Goals 1−10                                                                                                      older people’s policy
                                                                                                                                           deferred until 2007/2008
                                                                                                                                           due to lack of resources



Tararua District Council   Footpath crossings       Older people          By June 2007 install two      Older people in                Installed six additional
                                                     have access to         additional sloped access       wheelchairs and with            sloped access crossings
www.tararuadc.govt.nz      Goal 4                    public places          crossings for mobility         mobility scooters can           for mobility scooters in the
                                                                            scooters in urban areas        easily access public            district
                                                                                                           places



Tararua District Council   Housing                  Provide               Upgrade rental housing to     Council rental housing         Refurbished eight council
                                                     affordable,            standards suitable for         meets the needs of older        flats for older people
                           Goals 3 & 5               appropriate            older people in line with      tenants                        Installed 20 security doors
                                                     housing options        the Long Term Council                                          and two new fences for
AGENCY                     PROJECT NAME            OBJECTIVE             AGREED ACTIONS                      MEASURES OF               ACHIEVEMENTS FOR
                           AND GOALS                                     FOR JULY 2006−JUNE 2007             ACHIEVEMENT               JULY 2006−JUNE 2007


                                                    for older people       Community Plan                                                council flats for older
                                                    so they feel safe                                                                    people
                                                    and secure and
                                                    can remain in
                                                    their own homes



Tararua District Council   Tararua Positive        To promote           Hold six meetings with         Meetings are well             Held six meetings with key
                           Ageing forum             positive ageing       key agencies including          attended by                    stakeholders and
                                                    by fostering          the business and                representative groups and      exchanged information on
                           Goals 1−10               collaborative         community sector to             feedback shows the forum       positive ageing initiatives
                                                    relationships         exchange information on         provides a network for        Held health expos in
                                                    between central       positive ageing initiatives     positive ageing                Dannevirke on 14 April
                                                    and local             and maintain a                                                 2007 and in Pahiatua on
                                                    government,           collaborative relationship                                     12 May 2007. The expos
                                                    business, non-                                                                       were well attended
                                                    government and
                                                    community
                                                    sectors



Tararua District Council   Senior exercise         Older people         In partnership with Sport      Senior exercise classes       In partnership with Sport
                           programme                have access to        Manawatu deliver weekly         are well attended by older     Manawatu delivered
                                                    regular exercise      affordable Tai Chi and          people and the Council         weekly Tai Chi classes in
                           Goal 2                   programmes            aerobics classes for older      receives positive              Dannevirke and weekly
                                                                          people                          feedback                       aerobics classes in
                                                                         Report monthly on                                              Pahiatua. Each class was
                                                                          attendance and highlights                                      attended by 15−20 people
                                                                          from the exercise
                                                                          programmes

Tasman District            Access to library       Older people         Provide talking books and      Older people are active       Delivered reading material
Council                    services                 access library        large print books in            users of Tasman District       to 32 housebound people
                                                    services and are      sufficient quantities to        Libraries                      in Richmond and Motueka
www.tasman.govt.nz         Goals 5 & 10             provided with a       satisfy the needs of older
AGENCY            PROJECT NAME                OBJECTIVE               AGREED ACTIONS                      MEASURES OF               ACHIEVEMENTS FOR
                  AND GOALS                                           FOR JULY 2006−JUNE 2007             ACHIEVEMENT               JULY 2006−JUNE 2007


                                               wide selection of       people                                                        Delivered a tutorial in
                                               reading material       Deliver reading material to                                    Richmond on the use of
                                                                       housebound people                                              the internet. Twelve older
                                                                      Provide on-demand                                              people attended
                                                                       tutorial services to
                                                                       develop computer literacy
                                                                       among older people so
                                                                       they can access web-
                                                                       based information

Tasman District   Community grants            Provide financial      Allocate community             Funding allocated to          Promoted grants to
Council                                        and advisory            grants by                       community groups and           community organisations
                  Goals 2, 5, 6, 8, 9 &        support to a wide       August 2006 for projects        organisations which            and individuals through the
                  10                           range of                in the year ahead up to         provide activities related     Mudcakes and Roses
                                               community               August 2007                     to the objectives of the       magazine and the Positive
                                               organisations                                           Council                        Ageing forum
                                                                                                                                     Allocated 30% of grants to
                                                                                                                                      older people’s activities
                                                                                                                                      including SeniorNet, oral
                                                                                                                                      history projects, Seniors’
                                                                                                                                      Christmas Dinner and the
                                                                                                                                      Wrinkles Bus

Tasman District   Housing for older           Older people           House older people on          The occupancy rate of         Actively managed the
Council           people                       have access to          the community cottages          97% is met                     housing stock waiting list
                                               Council housing         waiting list as units                                          and achieved the
                  Goal 3                       to continue to live     become available                                               occupancy target of 97% of
                                               in their                                                                               older people in council
                                               communities                                                                            houses



Tasman District   Outstanding                 Recognise older        Hold a ceremony in             Older people are              Held a ceremony in August
Council           community                    people who have         August 2006 to present          recognised for their           2006 and awarded nine
                  Service                      given long-term         awards to people who            community service and          older people for more than
                  awards
AGENCY                PROJECT NAME            OBJECTIVE               AGREED ACTIONS                      MEASURES OF               ACHIEVEMENTS FOR
                      AND GOALS                                       FOR JULY 2006−JUNE 2007             ACHIEVEMENT               JULY 2006−JUNE 2007


                                               outstanding              have made an                    well represented at the        20 years outstanding
                      Goal 10                  service to the           outstanding contribution        awards                         community service
                                               community                to their community



Tasman District       Physical activity       Residents in           Provide opportunities for      There are increased           Provided several new
Council               programmes               Tasman                  older people to participate     numbers of older people        initiatives for older people
                                               participate in          in physical activities by       participating in community     through the WAY 2 GO
                      Goal 10                  physical activities     ensuring contracts with         activities                     Active Communities
                                                                       recreational co-ordinators                                     project. This included the
                                                                       include programmes for                                         Spring Strut Stride walking
                                                                       older people                                                   promotion engaging 87
                                                                                                                                      teams with 10 people in
                                                                                                                                      each team
                                                                                                                                     Showcased active
                                                                                                                                      opportunities through
                                                                                                                                      action expos including
                                                                                                                                      bowls, walking groups,
                                                                                                                                      cycling, Tai Chi and aqua
                                                                                                                                      jogging.
                                                                                                                                     Promoted programmes
                                                                                                                                      across the district in the
                                                                                                                                      Mudcakes and Roses
                                                                                                                                      magazine

Tasman District       Changing Gears in       Older people           Produce, promote and           Older people are well         Promoted and distributed
Council               Later Life               have local              distribute local booklet by     informed and aware of          1,000 Changing Gears in
and                                            information to          June 2007 to key older          their options when living      Later Life booklets about
Nelson City Council   Goal 4                   help them plan          people’s agencies and           without a car                  local transport options for
                                               for life without a      groups                                                         older people living without
                                               car                                                                                    a car



Tasman District       Mudcakes and            Older people are       Publish six issues of the      The magazine is available     Published 5,500 copies of
Council               Roses magazine
AGENCY                PROJECT NAME             OBJECTIVE             AGREED ACTIONS                    MEASURES OF               ACHIEVEMENTS FOR
                      AND GOALS                                      FOR JULY 2006−JUNE 2007           ACHIEVEMENT               JULY 2006−JUNE 2007


and                                             informed about        magazine                       throughout the region          the Mudcakes and Roses
Nelson City Council   Goals 6, 7 & 10           local                Distribute via direct        Registration on the direct      magazine six times a year
                                                organisations         mailout to older people       mailout database                and distributed the
                                                and services          and to libraries and          continues to increase           magazine widely
                                                                      agencies providing                                          Promoted the magazine
                                                                      services to older people                                     and registration on the
                                                                                                                                   direct mailout database
                                                                                                                                   increased. The magazine
                                                                                                                                   was well received for
                                                                                                                                   showcasing local
                                                                                                                                   individuals, the history of
                                                                                                                                   the region and for its
                                                                                                                                   information on events and
                                                                                                                                   programmes

Tasman District       Nelson Tasman            Promote positive     Hold four meetings by        Feedback from the             Held Nelson Tasman
Council               Positive Ageing           ageing and            December 2006 to              meetings shows a high          Positive Ageing forum
and                   forum                     regularly consult     provide a forum for older     level of representation        meetings three-monthly
Nelson City Council                             older people          people, key agencies and      and active participation       with a range of guest
                      Goals 1−10                                      groups to discuss older       from Councillors, Council      speakers. Regular updates
                                                                      people’s issues and           staff and key agencies         were provided by
                                                                      advocate on their behalf                                     Councillors and Council
                                                                                                                                   staff



Tasman District       Lifecycle courses:       Help older people    Promote and run courses      Feedback from courses         Promoted and ran 10
Council               Helping you to get        return to cycling     in Golden Bay and             shows older people             Lifecycle courses in
and                   back on your bike         safely                Motueka to encourage          including rural older          Golden Bay and Motueka
Nelson City Council                                                   older people to return to     people attended the            for older people wanting to
                      Goal 2                                          cycling as a viable means     courses and are                return to cycling
                                                                      of transport, recreation,     interested in returning to    Increased the promotion of
                                                                      health and fitness and to     cycling                        the courses in rural areas
                                                                      improve older people’s                                       resulting in high
                                                                      practical skills and                                         attendance rates and the
                                                                      confidence                                                   introduction of a new social
AGENCY                   PROJECT NAME         OBJECTIVE              AGREED ACTIONS                      MEASURES OF                ACHIEVEMENTS FOR
                         AND GOALS                                   FOR JULY 2006−JUNE 2007             ACHIEVEMENT                JULY 2006−JUNE 2007


                                                                                                                                       riding programme

Tasman District          Safe with Age        Help older drivers    In partnership with Nelson     An evaluation of the Safe      In partnership with Nelson
Council                                        to drive               City Council hold regular       with Age courses shows a        City Council held regular
and                      Goal 4                confidently and        Safe with Age driving           significant number of           Safe with Age driving
Nelson City Council                            safely and             courses in Motueka,             older drivers improve their     courses in Motueka,
                                               maintain their         Richmond, Nelson,               knowledge of road safety        Richmond, Nelson,
                                               independence           Murchison, Golden Bay           and are confident to            Murchison, Golden Bay
                                                                      and Tapawera                    continue driving                and Tapawera attended by
                                                                                                                                      63 people
                                                                                                                                     Planned Safe with Age
                                                                                                                                      driving courses for the
                                                                                                                                      Tasman district for 2007
                                                                                                                                      and distributed additional
                                                                                                                                      promotional material
                                                                                                                                     Provided subsidies for
                                                                                                                                      older people to undertake
                                                                                                                                      practical driving
                                                                                                                                      assessments

Taupo District Council   Community            Provide clear         Following the review of        Recommendations from           The review of the
                         Development           direction and          the Community                   the review of the               Community Development
www.taupo.govt.nz        Strategy              guiding principles     Development Strategy            Community Development           Strategy is deferred until
                                               for community          provide a briefing paper to     Strategy inform the Older       2007/2008
                         Goals 1−10            development for        the Council with                Persons’ policy
                                               older people           recommendations by
                                                                      September 2006
                                                                     Review the Older
                                                                      Persons’ Policy in line
                                                                      with the recommendations

Taupo District Council   Older Persons’       To revise Older       Update Older Persons’          Older Persons’ policy is       The Review of Older
                         Policy                Persons’ policy in     policy by                       aligned with the                Persons’ policy deferred
                                               line with the          June 2007                       Community Development           until
                         Goals 1−10
AGENCY                    PROJECT NAME                  OBJECTIVE              AGREED ACTIONS                      MEASURES OF               ACHIEVEMENTS FOR
                          AND GOALS                                            FOR JULY 2006−JUNE 2007             ACHIEVEMENT               JULY 2006−JUNE 2007


                                                         Community                                              Strategy                        June 2008 due to delay in
                                                         Development                                                                            adopting the Community
                                                         Strategy                                                                               Development Strategy



Wellington City Council   Information booklet           Older people          Design an information          Information is readily        In partnership with Age
                          for seniors                    have information       booklet and distribute the      available on discounts         Concern Wellington
www.wellington.govt.                                     on services and        draft for community input       and services for older         designed an information
nz                        Goals 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8,        discounts in the       by August 2006                  people in Wellington           booklet on services for
                          9 & 10                         Wellington region                                                                     older people in Wellington.
                                                                               Publish booklet to
                                                                                celebrate International                                        Publication and distribution
                                                                                Day of Older Persons                                           deferred until August 2007
                                                                                1 October 2006

Wellington City Council   Mayoral concert               Seniors are           Hold a concert dedicated       International Day of Older    In October 2006 held a
                                                         recognised for         to seniors to coincide with     Persons is acknowledged        successful Mayoral concert
                          Goals 8 &10                    their contribution     International Day of Older      and celebrated and older       dedicated to seniors.
                                                         to the community       Persons 1 October 2006          people feel their              Approximately 1,100
                                                                                                                contributions are              people attended.
                                                                                                                recognised                     Stagecoach Transport
                                                                                                                                               supplied eight free
                                                                                                                                               kneeling buses for older
                                                                                                                                               people to attend the
                                                                                                                                               concert. Events included
                                                                                                                                               Faultline Chorus, Chinese
                                                                                                                                               Rhythm Dance, Desde
                                                                                                                                               Sevilla Flamenco Dance
                                                                                                                                               Company and Royal New
                                                                                                                                               Zealand Air Force Swing
                                                                                                                                               Band



Wellington City Council   National forum for            To ensure a           Develop a network of           Information from the          Established an email group
                          Positive Ageing                national/ regional     older people’s advisors         forum informs Council’s        network for advisors from
                                                         approach to the        from local councils and         positive ageing policy         other local government
AGENCY                    PROJECT NAME                  OBJECTIVE             AGREED ACTIONS                    MEASURES OF              ACHIEVEMENTS FOR
                          AND GOALS                                           FOR JULY 2006−JUNE 2007           ACHIEVEMENT              JULY 2006−JUNE 2007


                          Goals 1−10                     implementation        government departments                                       authorities to discuss older
                                                         of the New            to collaborate on older                                      people’s community issues
                                                         Zealand Positive      people’s initiatives and                                   Held an inaugural Disability
                                                         Ageing Strategy       issues                                                      and Seniors Advisors
                                                                              Hold an inaugural forum                                     forum at Te Papa in
                                                                               by June 2007 in                                             Wellington 18−19 June
                                                                               Wellington with network                                     2007 to develop a common
                                                                               advisors                                                    understanding of national
                                                                                                                                           issues. Over 60 people
                                                                                                                                           attended including policy
                                                                                                                                           advisors from central and
                                                                                                                                           local government and other
                                                                                                                                           interested stakeholders

Wellington City Council   Public meetings to            Seniors have         By June 2007 hold             Older people in the five    Facilitated a number of
                          keep seniors                   information about     meetings in the five           Wellington wards have        meetings across the five
                          informed                       changes that          Wellington wards to            information on the Rates     Wellington wards to inform
                                                         affect them           provide information on the     Rebate Scheme and            seniors about the Rates
                          Goals 1−10                                           Rates Rebate Scheme            associated benefit           Rebate Scheme and Work
                                                                               changes effective from 1       entitlements                 and Income benefit
                                                                               July 2006 and relevant                                      entitlements. Positive
                                                                               changes to benefit                                          feedback resulted in a
                                                                               entitlements                                                decision to run similar
                                                                                                                                           meetings in 2007/2008 on
                                                                                                                                           other community projects
                                                                                                                                           that affect older people



Wellington City Council   Seniors forum                 Encourage            Hold four to six focus        Focus groups provide an     Instead of focus groups the
                                                         seniors to            groups for seniors by          opportunity for older        Council developed
                          Goals 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8,        participate in        June 2007 to gain their        people to provide            guidelines for community
                          9 & 10                         discussion            views on how to make           feedback to the Council      engagement. Meetings
                                                         groups on             Wellington a great place                                    with seniors will take place
                                                         matters that          for older people                                            in November 2007
                                                         affect them to
AGENCY                    PROJECT NAME          OBJECTIVE               AGREED ACTIONS                   MEASURES OF               ACHIEVEMENTS FOR
                          AND GOALS                                     FOR JULY 2006−JUNE 2007          ACHIEVEMENT               JULY 2006−JUNE 2007


                                                 inform Council
                                                 business



Wellington City Council   Story Group           Enable older           Introduce monthly library    Monthly library sessions     Held monthly meetings in
                                                 people to               sessions in Wellington’s      are well attended and a       Tawa and Kilbirnie branch
                          Goal 10                socialise through       Central library in            significant number of         libraries. Meetings were
                                                 library initiatives     September 2006 and in         presenters are older          attended by 10−15 people.
                                                                         branch libraries in           people                        Work continues with other
                                                                         November and December                                       libraries to introduce
                                                                         2006                                                        monthly library sessions
                                                                        Encourage seniors to                                       Promoted information to
                                                                         participate as presenters                                   seniors about library
                                                                         at library sessions by                                      sessions and story group
                                                                         promoting information at                                    meetings through Council’s
                                                                         the library, retirement                                     housing newsletter and
                                                                         homes and community                                         community newsletters
                                                                         centres

Whangarei                 Positive Ageing       Approve a three-       Consult with key             Views of key stakeholders    Consulted key
District Council          Strategy               year plan to            stakeholders and seek         are included in a three-      stakeholders on the
                          implementation         implement the           their agreement by April      year implementation plan      development of a Positive
www.wdc.govt.nz           plan                   Whangarei               2007 on the three-year                                      Ageing Advisory Group
                                                 Positive Ageing         implementation plan                                         and commenced the
                          Goals 1−10             Strategy                                                                            process to establish the
                                                                                                                                     Advisory Group
                                                                                                                                    The implementation of the
                                                                                                                                     Whangarei Positive Ageing
                                                                                                                                     Strategy plan is deferred
                                                                                                                                     until April 2008

				
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