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Petition to boost pension

Letter

Pensioners and politicians, I have been writing weekly to our Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern for almost two years about how our pension does not meet our basic everyday needs. She has not replied to a single letter.

The Minister for pensioners, Carmel Sepuloni, has sent me two letters; one telling me how the pension is worked out and the second telling me that I am getting that amount — neither of which addressed the issue I raised, that the pension is grossly inadequate.

I have therefore taken it upon myself to raise a petition to present to Parliament to have the pension increased to a more realistic amount.

If there are others who feel the same as I do then you can go to the site below where you can register your support for that petition. I thank you.

http://www.parliament.nz/en/pb/petitions/documents/PET_115698/petition-of-clive-hobson-increase-pension-for-pensioners

Clive Hobson, Raglan