The 2022 RRIP produced four research papers investigating “What does retirement look like for Māori?” which provided detailed insights into the experiences of Māori in retirement.

Research highlighted the difficult situation Māori face now and, in the future, and pointed to the detrimental effect that colonisation, structural inequality, and land loss has had on most.

To ensure better policy outcomes a ‘By Māori, for Māori’ approach is recommended through the development of an appropriate Advisory Group (or rōpū).

Transforming the lives of older Māori will take short, medium, and long-term strategic thinking and planning as well as structural, institutional, and personal behavioural change.