Delivering a key election campaign promise, New Zealand First is proud to have accomplished a long overdue upgrade of the SuperGold Card today.
At an event in Auckland, New Zealand First leader Winston Peters joined Minister for Seniors Hon. Tracey Martin in unveiling the new website and smartphone app which heralds a new era for the SuperGold Card.
“Since its launch in August 2007, this flagship New Zealand First initiative has helped hundreds of thousands of New Zealand seniors, especially those living on a fixed income, stretch their dollar further,” says Mr Peters.
“However, the previous National Government’s 9-year-long neglect of the initiative meant that many of the Card’s benefits could not be easily accessed, particularly for those in the regions.
“For New Zealand First, one of our first orders of the day in government was the further development of the SuperGold Card to bring it into the 21st century and ensure seniors can realise its full benefits,” the Party Leader added.
The upgrade was made possible through a $7.7 million investment secured in Budget 2019, with the redeveloped website having updated business listings and information about the Card’s benefits. The new SuperGold Card app will ensure its benefits can be more easily accessed.
Additionally, 500 new SuperGold Card partners have been brought on board, including Qantas, Countdown, Spark and The Warehouse, who will offer nationwide discounts to cardholders.