In Marlborough we have a committee who have portfolios to ensure our members are well represented in many areas for this age group of people. If there is an area of concern which you believe would affect people aged fifty plus, make contact with us so that we can try to help you the best we can.
Grey Power Marlborough are involved with social housing and are keen to see more houses built to support the need. We hold regular monthly members meetings with topics of interest for our members. Meetings are attended with the local MP and Mayor with our members interest at heart.

About us

In 1939 the Government set up a self-perpetuating pension scheme and New Zealand workers paid 7.5% of their income into it until the Government amalgamated this into a consolidated fund 20 years later. Then, before the 1984 elections, politicians promised that Nation Superannuation would “..not be run down or changed in any way”. Still the Government imposed a surcharge on Superannuation. Many were incensed by the broken pledges and the “Grey Power New Zealand Federation Inc” evolved. While Grey Power’s original reason for formation was opposition to the surcharge, it is now involved in all aspects of New Zealand Superannuation, Health, Energy, Human rights, Social Services, Local bodies, 50 plus, and Law, order and justice.

Since it’s inception, Grey Power has achieved recognition with media and Government alike on matters pertaining to older New Zealanders. Grey Power is a non-profit society funded, primarily by membership fees. It is politically neutral. Grey Power’s mission statement today still remains. “To be the appropriate voice for all New Zealanders”

Grey Power is a lobby organization promoting the welfare and well-being of all those citizens in the 50 plus age group.

In Marlborough we have a committee who have portfolios to ensure our members are well represented in many areas for this age group of people. If there is an area of concern which you believe would affect people aged fifty plus, make contact with us so that we can try to help you the best we can.

Grey Power Marlborough are involved with social housing and are keen to see more houses built to support the need. We hold regular monthly members meetings with topics of interest for our members. Meetings are attended with the local MP and Mayor with our members interest at heart.

Grey Power Aims and Objectives

  • To advance, support and protect the welfare and well being of older people.
  • To affirm and protect that statutory right of every New Zealand resident, to a sufficient New Zealand Superannuation entitlement.
  • To strive for a provision of a quality Health Care to all New Zealand residents regardless of income and location.
  • To oppose all discriminatory and disadvantageous legislation affecting rights, security and dignity.
  • To be non aligned with any political party, and to present a strong united lobby to all Parliament and statutory Bodies on matters affecting New Zealanders.
  • To promote and establish links with kindred organizations.
  • To gain recognition as an appropriate voice for all older New Zealanders.

Visual Personality of our Organisation

  • Strong and active but not militant
  • Friendly and mature
  • Acting with dignity and integrity
  • Having the wisdom of age
  • Adding to quality of life
  • A positive organisation to be associated with

Grey Power Marlborough Executive Committee 2020-2021

President
Graeme Faulkner
Vice President
Gayle Chambers
Secretary
Annie Percy
Treasurer
tba
Publicity Officer
Brian McNamara
Committee Members
Eleanor Kietzman, Brian Ross, Shona Currie, John Leader, Russell Hopkins, Barbara Hutchinson

Marlborough Community Services phone numbers

Ambulance
Urgent Phone 111, Non urgent Phone 579 4870
After Hours Chemist
Springlands Pharmacy 9 am – 6 pm 7 days a week. Phone 578 2271
Diabetes Marlborough
Office hours 9 am – 3 pm Monday until Thursday Phone 577 5549
Marlborough Women’s Refuge
Phone Wairau Hospital Phone 520 9999 for contact number
Age Concern
Phone 579 3457
Police
Blenheim Phone 5785279
Picton Phone 5203120
Havelock Phone 5742011
Alzheimer’s Marlborough
Phone 577 6172
St John Blenheim office
Phone 578 0797
Marlborough Health Hub
Phone 520 6200
St John Health Shuttle bookings
Phone 0800 333 781