We’ve seen after-tax wages for Kiwi workers go up in the last three years, but National is also looking after older New Zealanders in their retirement.

All rates of New Zealand Superannuation increased 19 per cent in the three years between 1 April 2008 and 1 April 2011 – almost twice the rate of inflation over the same period.

This means, in April 2008 a married couple were receiving $879.60 a fortnight; on 1 April 2011 the same married couple now receive $1045.92 a fortnight.

Older New Zealanders are benefitting from National’s across-the-board tax cuts, annual inflation adjustments, compensation for the GST increase, and because the after-tax average wage has risen significantly.

We’re giving New Zealanders some certainty when they retire.