Joint Wairarapa Councils Positive Ageing Strategy

Download Wairarapa Region Positive Ageing Strategy[PDF; 4.3MG]

The Wairarapa Region Positive Ageing Strategy was developed by the three Wairarapa District Councils to prepare for our rapidly ageing community.

In the next 25 years, the number of Wairarapa residents aged over 65 is expected to increase by approximately 79% to nearly 15,000, or 1 in 4 residents.

The Strategy outlines the way in which the Councils will work together to improve and integrate their work for our older people. Extensive local research and consultation were undertaken as part of this process. All three Councils adopted the Strategy in May 2019 and it was officially launched in August 2019.


The Strategy's goals, which will be areas of council focus over the medium to long-term are:

  • community support and health services
  • communication and engagement
  • transport
  • cultural diversity
  • housing
  • places, spaces and activities.

Past project updates

Update #1

Update #2

Update #3

Update #4

Update #5

Further information

If you have any questions, or would like to be kept updated, please email us.

Find out more about Positive Ageing Strategies in New Zealand and internationally.


South Wairarapa District Council