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2024, how quickly has it gone already. Especially with the lovely weather we have had, it has been a pleasure to spend time in nature.


Your committee has already met to make some plans for this year. The main constraint is that more of our members need to help the committee to achieve the goals of Grey Power. 

The forums have been poorly attended in 2023 even though we had interesting topics and speakers. Due to this, we decided that we will not put on any forums in 2024. Future forums will be for a specific purpose only where we feel this is the best way to achieve change or during election times.

We will continue with the monthly outings. As you are aware we already had a planning meeting with our members and a number of destinations have been targeted for 2024 and beyond. 

The Annual General Meeting (AGM) date has been set on 8 April 2024, 1 - 3pm. We still need to confirm the location and let you know once done. 

The Office is open again on Tuesday - Thursday between 11am and 2pm. 

3 Hours a Week Only

  • By giving 3 hours a week you to can play a greater part in your local Grey Power Rotorua’s behind the scenes role.

  • You do not need a long list of degrees and/or diplomas to do this interesting and rewarding role either.

  • Just follow up by visiting the Grey Power NZ website at and our own Grey Power Rotorua website to find out our mission.

  • Email us at or call in at 1333 Eruera Street or phone 073461739

Rates Rebate Scheme

Office of Seniors - Edited

The Rates Rebate Scheme is a partial refund for people who pay rates to their council. It exists to provide financial relief for low-income New Zealanders owning their own home, including those living in retirement villages.

If you’re eligible, you have until 30 June this year to apply to your local council.

The maximum rebate this year is $750, and the income abatement threshold increased to $30,100, aiming to help up to 100,000 low-income homeowners pay rates to their local council.

To be eligible you must be living in your own home since 1 July of the current financial year and be listed as the ratepayer in the council’s Rating Information Database.

Most retirement village residents, including people who live under a licence to occupy agreement, can apply for a rates rebate. In your application, you must also complete the retirement village resident’s declaration form.

If your name is not on the rates bill, you can still apply if you live in an owner occupier flat such as a company share flat or apartment. Your application must also include the company share apartment declaration form.    

Use the Rates Rebate Calculator to find out if you’re eligible. You will need to provide the total rates you will pay for the current rating year (1 July 2023 to 30 June 2024) and the number of dependents living with you on 1 July last year. Then apply for the rates rebate and send the filled out form to council.

Time to Renew and Reap the Benefits

Office Manager

Thank you for your continued support of Grey Power Rotorua. We truly appreciate your loyalty and the role you play in enabling us to provide valuable benefits to our members and engage with local and national government. Your support is vital to our organisation. 

It's hard to believe that 10 months have already passed since you last renewed your membership. We want to inform you that your subscription will expire on 31st March 2024. If you wish to renew, you can do so now. By completing the renewal process, you'll be ensuring another year of membership with us.

The membership subscription fee remains the same as last year: $25.00 for an individual and $35.00 for a couple. To renew, you can either make a payment to our bank account (38-9020-0355889-01) and include your name and membership number in the reference fields, or you can visit our office at 1333 Eruera Street, Rotorua, between Tuesday and Thursday from 11am to 2pm.

Once again, we sincerely thank you for your support.

Lyn Walker & Office Staff


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8, Mon, 1.00pm - 3pm, Annual General Meeting (AGM), Location to be confirmed

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