Good news for us wrinklies who are making the move.

Pensioners to travel free off-peak
11:44AM Monday April 21, 2008

Pensioners will travel on public transport for free during off-peak hours under plans announced by New Zealand First leader Winston Peters today.

Addressing the Grey Power Annual General Meeting in Christchurch this morning, Mr Peters said rising food, power and transport costs meant many senior citizens were having trouble making ends meet.

Mr Peters, who is Associate Minister for Senior Citizens outside Cabinet, said his year's Budget would address the cost of transport by allowing SuperGold card holders to travel for free during off peak times.

He said NZ First had also secured a "significant funding boost" to ensure greater access to hearing aids in the budget.

The party was working with Government to secure power rebates for card holders.

The SuperGold card, launched six months ago, gives superannuitants access to discounts from 3960 business outlets.

- NZHERALD STAFF

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