At the recent Older Persons’ Forum hosted by the Te Ara Ahunga Ora Retirement Commission (1-2
September 2021), a comment was made that New Zealanders are sleepwalking into retirement.
Retirement represents a substantial life change for most New Zealanders and is often included in
lists of the most stressful life events. Sleepwalking into retirement is therefore not a recommended
approach, rather it is important to prepare and plan for retirement. It will otherwise be very
challenging for the majority of New Zealanders to achieve the expectations and aspirations they hold for their future retirement. Click here to read the NEW ZEALAND RETIREMENT EXPENDITURE GUIDELINES REPORT.