Growing trend of working beyond 65 in NZ

More New Zealanders are working beyond the old retirement age of 65 in a trend that has helped cut apocalyptic projections about our national superannuation burden. Statistics NZ have announced that the population aged 65-plus has doubled since the early 1980's to 635,200 and was likely to double again by 2040. A quarter (25.1 per cent) of men and 14.8 per cent of women aged 65 and over are now still in paid work, up from just 8.7 per cent of [...]

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Older Workers going into Business

Increasing numbers of Australian workers made redundant as they approach retirement are refusing to be discarded by going out on their own. It is the catch-22 of life in a post-global financial crisis (GFC) world. Australians are living longer and being encouraged to work longer to pay for their retirement. Yet older workers are often the first to be laid off in lean times and the least likely to find a new job. The solution for increasing numbers of people caught in [...]

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