12 Nov 2018

NZ Super changes delight some in the Pacific

From , 3:04 pm on 12 November 2018

New Zealand's parliament making it easier to qualify for New Zealand Superannuation or the Veteran's Pension for those living, or wanting to live in the realm countries - the Cook Islands, Niue and Tokelau.

The Social Assistance (Residency Qualification) Legislation Bill passed its third reading last week.

It's been met with some delight in the Pacific, but the jury is out on whether it will prompt many islanders to return home.

Don Wiseman has more:

Cook Islands Finance Minister Mark Brown

Cook Islands Finance Minister Mark Brown Photo: Phillipa Webb / Cook Islands News