Policies, Reports and Strategies

  • Nationwide

    Ageing Well Response to Te Ara Paerangi - Future Pathways 2022 This is the official submission by Ageing Well to the ‘Te Ara Paerangi - Future Pathways’ review of Aotearoa New Zealand’s science and research sector.
    Te Ara Paerangi - Future Pathways Green Paper 2021 ‘Te Ara Paerangi - Future Pathways’ outlines the Government’s policy agenda for the future of New Zealand’s science and research system.
    A Guide to Vision Mātauranga 2020 This Guide describes principles of good practice for Vision Mātauranga in the National Science Challenges and across the science sector.
    Better Later Life – He Oranga Kaumātua 2019 to 2034 2019 Better Later Life – He Oranga Kaumātua 2019 to 2034 has been developed to drive action to ensure that all New Zealanders recognise older people’s potential.
    Review of Retirement Income Policies 2019 2019 This report addresses the specific terms of reference set by the Minister of Commerce and Consumer Affairs, and provides key corresponding recommendations.
    Summary of Recommendations of Review of Retirement Income Policies 2019 2019 This document lists the recommendations made in the 2019 Review of Retirement Income Policies in relation to the terms of reference, with explanations as to why the recommendations have been made.
    2014 Report on the Positive Ageing Strategy 2014 This report summaries the Positive Ageing Strategy, and the progress in each of the Strategy’s 10 goals.
    Healthy Ageing Strategy 2016 The Strategy refreshes and replaces the Health of Older People Strategy 2002, and aligns with the new New Zealand Health Strategy 2016
    Health of Older People Strategy 2002 This document presents the Health of Older People Strategy including the vision and objectives.
  • Bay of Plenty

    Kawerau District Age-Friendly and Accessible Kawerau Strategy 2017 – 2019 P“Kawerau is a place where older people want to live, because their needs and interests are taken into account and their ongoing participation in the community is enabled and valued.”
    Western District Health of Older People Strategic Plan 2012-2017 The goal of this Strategy is to provide direction to the Bay of Plenty health and disability sector for the next five years by, in collaboration with our stakeholders, identifying areas where the DHB intends to focus its time, energy and resources.

    Hawke’s Bay

    Hastings District Hastings Positive Ageing Strategy Positive ageing policies aim to improve each individual’s life experiences and create an environment that offers opportunities for continued participation.
    Wairoa District Older Person’s Policy Our vision is for society where people can age positively, where older people are highly valued and where they are recognised as an integral part of families and communities.


    Horowhenua District Positive Ageing Action Plan 2016-2019 “To make Horowhenua the best rural lifestyle district in New Zealand”
    Whanganui District Whanganui District Positive Ageing Strategy The aim of the forum is to develop ways to make Whanganui a better, or even the best place to live for Whanganui people. The forum acts as a channel for groups to pass on information to the Council and other agencies, and for the Council to channel information back to the community.


    Whangarei District Positive Ageing Strategy 2005-2015 Its vision is to be a vibrant, attractive and thriving District by delivering sustainable lifestyles based around our unique environment; the envy of New Zealand and recognised world-wide.


    New Plymouth District Positive Ageing Strategy 2010-2020 New Plymouth: Embracing the opportunities of ageing
    South Taranaki District Positive Ageing Strategy To provide a set of principles and corresponding key actions that take cognisance of the stated current and projected future needs of older people in our district that can guide the whole of Council in its operations and decision-making.


    Thames-Coromandel District Positive Ageing Strategy of the Thames-Coromandel District Council Its vision is a society where: people can age positively; older people are highly valued; older people are recognised as an integral part of families and communities.
    Hauraki District Hauraki District Council Positive Ageing Strategy 2010 Provide a District where older people can positively age


    Kapiti Coast District Policy for Older People The Positive Ageing on the Käpiti Coast He Tira Kaumätua Strategy: contributes to the Käpiti Coast Community Plan and Käpiti Coast Community Outcomes; works with a coalition of community groups and agencies to adopt a whole community approach, and is; based on the New Zealand Positive Ageing principles

    Unitary authorities

    Gisborne District Tairawhiti Positive Ageing Strategy The Tairawhiti Regional Positive Ageing Strategy is intended to identify the current needs of older people, promote the experience of positive ageing and stimulate the development of a community wide positive ageing accord for ongoing action into service development.
    Auckland Region Auckland District Healthy Board Healthy Ageing 2020 The overall vision for the Auckland DHB is healthy communities, quality health care.
  • South Island

    Canterbury Canterbury region health of older people Strategy This document sets out a draft strategy for the health and wellbeing of older people for the next 10 years. Its vision is that older people live well, age well, and have a respectful end of life in age-friendly communities
    Marlborough District Marlborough District Positive Ageing Strategy The objectives of the accord are adopted from the 10 priority goals of the National Positive Ageing Strategy. These are:
    • Income - secure and adequate income for older people
    • Health - equitable, timely, affordable and accessible health services for older people
    • Housing - affordable and appropriate housing options for older people
    • Transport - affordable and accessible transport options for older people
    • Ageing in the Community - older people feel safe and secure and can age in the community
    • Cultural Diversity - a range of culturally appropriate services allows choices for older people
    • Rural Services - older people living in rural communities are not disadvantaged when accessing services
    • Positive Attitudes - people of all ages have positive attitudes to ageing and older people
    • Employment Opportunities - elimination of ageism and the promotion of flexible work options
    • Opportunities for Personal Growth and Participation - increasing opportunities for personal growth and community participation
  • MBIE

    Te Ara Paerangi - Future Pathways Green Paper 2021 ‘Te Ara Paerangi - Future athways’ outlines the Government’s policy agenda for the future of New Zealand’s science and research system.
    The Impact of Research 2019 This document progresses the research impact agenda in New Zealand by presenting an impact measurement framework, and establishing principles, definitions and measurement approaches.
    Vision Mātauranga Booklet 2005 The Mission Statement of Vision Mātauranga is to unlock the innovation potential of Māori knowledge, resources and people to assist New Zealanders to create a better future.
    Vision Mātauranga Policy The Vision Mātauranga policy unlocks the science and innovation potential of Māori knowledge, people and resources.