7 Mar 2017

Death and pensions

From The House, 10:35 pm on 7 March 2017

How we live out our last days is something people care deeply about but would probably rather not think about.

But the Health Committee has been thinking a lot about this for the past year and a half and has been hearing the stories and opinions of more than a thousand New Zealanders on medically-assisted dying.

Keeping to the theme of the "end of days", Question Time in the House focused heavily on the Government's plan to slowly increase the age of pension eligibility to 67 starting from 2037.

National MP for Taranaki-King Country, Barbara Kuriger listens to a submission to the Health Committee on a petition about medically-assisted dying.

National MP for Taranaki-King Country, Barbara Kuriger listens to a submission to the Health Committee on a petition about medically-assisted dying. Photo: RNZ / Daniela Maoate - Cox

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