Surge in NZ Pa­cific Su­per porta­bil­ity ex­pected

Fiji Sun - - PACIFIC NEWS - Welling­ton: RNZI

New Zea­land’s Min­is­ter for So­cial De­vel­op­ment, Carmel Sepu­loni, says 174 peo­ple in the New Zea­land realm coun­tries cur­rently qual­ify for NZ Su­per­an­nu­a­tion un­der changes put through Par­lia­ment this week.

But she said the num­bers will grow. The new bill said New Zea­land ci­ti­zens in Niue, the Cook Is­lands and Toke­lau qual­ify for the New Zea­land Su­per or the Veter­ans Pen­sion if they have lived in NZ for 10 years past the age of 20. Ms Sepu­loni said ear­lier mod­i­fy­ing of the rules didn’t re­sult in many tak­ing it up but she says the lat­est changes should have a sig­nif­i­cant im­pact and help the realm coun­tries stem de-pop­u­la­tion.

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