The future of New Zealand is grey. In this episode of The Hard Stuff presenter Nigel Latta asks how Aotearoa can afford to support a growing number of over 65-year-olds who have up to 30 years of retirement ahead. Retirement Commissioner Diane Maxwell discusses the procrastination around planning for old age and the hot button issue of lifting the pension age, something economist Brian Easton thinks should have happened "'yesterday". Latta visits a cafe in the 'body' of a senior citizen, donning a special suit that compromises his sight, hearing and flexibility. He talks to a range of Kiwi retirees, all of whom are determined to stay involved in their communities.
What stupid person invented stools?– Nigel Latta finds mounting a cafe stool tricky in his 'old age' suit
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