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Positive Ageing Advisory Group

This page contains information about the Positive Ageing Advisory Group, their role, the membership and the terms of reference.
Updated: 22/10/2019 3:40 p.m.

What is the Positive Ageing Advisory Group?

Council's Positive Ageing Advisory Group makes a valuable contribution to Council's vision of Whangarei being a vibrant, attractive and thriving District for all people living here.

The Positive Ageing Advisory Groups' work with Council aims to support overall improvements in the independence, participation, care, self-fulfilment and dignity of the District's older people.

This forum for Council is significant in the way we communicate with older adults in the district and vice versa.

Main Roles

The main roles of the Positive Ageing Advisory Group is to:

  • identify the issues that are important to older adults
  • provide advice on our regional strategies, policies and plans that affect older adults
  • help us effectively engage with older adults
  • improve council services and facilities for older adults

The goal is to ensure an inclusive and accessible community that supports the needs of our older adult population in Whangarei.

Advisory Groups Terms of Reference [179kb]

Positive Ageing Advisory Group members:

  • Robin Lieffering – Chair of PAAG
  • Lorna Child – Deputy Chair of PAAG
  • Jenni Moore
  • Jack Wiperi
  • Lianne Nicholas
  • Mary Carthew
  • Patricia Boyer
  • Jenny Wilson
  • Paulette Crowther
  • Ralph Correa
  • Sue Daumiller
  • Thomas Alan Ward
Jack WiperiJenni Moore
Jenny WilsonLianne Nicholas
Lorna ChildMary Carthew
Patricia BoyerPaulette Crowther
Ralph CorreaRobin Lieffering
Sue DaumillerThomas Alan Ward

Feedback and Suggestions

We welcome constructive feedback and suggestions to help make Whangarei a better place for older adults.

You can do this by contacting the Community Development Advisor on phone +64 9 430 4200 or emailing

If you would like to provide feedback or report a problem that needs fixing, such as uneven or cracked footpaths, you can contact us by email or phone, or fill in the appropriate form.

Follow the link below to contact us.



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