Parliament

Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | Video | Questions Of the Day | Search

 

Positive Ageing Strategy gets 1st Cabinet approval

16 August 2000 Media Statement

Positive Ageing Strategy gets first Cabinet approval

The Minister for Senior Citizens, Hon Lianne Dalziel, says Cabinet has approved the process and timeframe for the development of a Positive Ageing Strategy for New Zealanders.

"The Positive Ageing Strategy is to improve opportunities for older people to participate in the community in the ways that they choose. Society needs to recognise the value of older New Zealanders and older New Zealanders need to value their own ability to contribute to the next generation," Lianne Dalziel said.

The first aspect of the strategy will be to finalise a set of draft objectives aimed at empowering older people to make choices that enable them to live a satisfying life and lead a healthy lifestyle.

Lianne Dalziel said that Government departments would then undertake a review of existing policies, programmes and services relevant to older people to ensure they aligned to the final objectives of the Positive Ageing Strategy.

"I would expect them to develop an action plan to address issues or gaps identified when reviewing existing policies," she said. Monitoring and reporting mechanisms will be established to ensure Government departments, Ministries or other agencies continued to align policies with the strategy.

"I am a strong supporter of the Positive Ageing Strategy and the feedback I have had at Grey Power, Age Concern and other senior citizen organisations around the country have confirmed this is exactly the sort of approach older New Zealanders are looking for."

"I am pleased Cabinet has approved Stage 1 and I'm looking forward to the strategy moving into the next phase, which will involve consultation with all of those groups," she said.


ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On The Peters/Ardern Triumph

There are a lot of good reasons to feel joyful about this outcome. It is what so many young voters – the best hope for the country’s future – wanted.

Far more important than the implications for the Economy Gods ( is the dollar up or down? ) last night’s outcome will also mean many, many vulnerable New Zealanders will have a better life over the next three years at least.

Yet the desire for change was in the majority, across the country..>>>More


Reaction

Labour on its agreement |Peters: Post-Election Announcement Speech | Greenpeace “cautiously hopeful” about new Government | ACT - Madman on the loose | E tū ecstatic | Chamber welcomes the outcome | Greens on their joining Govt | EDS welcomes new govt | Immigrant groups worry | Feds ready to engage new coalition government | Labour Ministers of the Crown announced

 

Climate: Increasing Greenhouse Emissions Hit NZ

New Zealand is seeing impacts of excess greenhouse gas emissions in our climate and oceans, according to the latest national report from the Ministry for the Environment and Stats NZ about the state of the atmosphere and climate…More>>

ALSO:


Wellington.Scoop: Arrests At Blockade Of "Weapons Expo"

“We encourage people in Wellington to get down to the Westpac Stadium now for a day of awesome peace action. There will be plenty of food, music and activities to keep us sustained through the day.” More>>

ALSO:

Rorschach Restructuring: PSA Taking Inland Revenue To Court Over Psychometrics

The Public Service Association will be seeing Inland Revenue in Employment Court over its intention to psychometrically test employees reapplying for their roles at the department as part of its controversial Business Transformation restructuring plan. More>>

ALSO:

Nuclear Disarmament: Nobel Peace Prize 2017 Awarded To ICAN

Congratulations from iCAN Aotearoa New Zealand to international iCAN, the other iCAN national campaigns and partner organisations, and the countless organisations and individuals who have worked so hard for a nuclear weapons-free world since 1945. More>>

ALSO:

Expenses: Waikato DHB CEO Resigns

An independent inquiry has identified that Dr Murray had spent more than the agreed $25K allocated for relocation costs, and other unauthorized expenses involving potential financial breaches of the chief executive’s obligations. More>>

ALSO:

Wellington.Scoop: Sad About The Trolley Buses?

The Regional Council’s MetLink is today spending money to tell us that it really loves Wellington’s trolley buses, even though they’re all being taken off our roads by the end of this month. More>>

ALSO:

Post-Election: Preliminary Coalition Talks Begin

New Zealand First will hold post-election preliminary discussions in Wellington with the National Party tomorrow morning and the Labour Party tomorrow afternoon. More>>

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

Featured InfoPages

Opening the Election