16 Sep 2021

Older NZers stuck in Australia worry about pensions

From First Up, 5:15 am on 16 September 2021

Older New Zealanders who are stuck abroad and unable to book MIQ spots fear that their pensions will stop being paid if they don't make it home within six months. This includes Rotorua couple Eddie and Christine Reisch, who travelled to see family in Melbourne when the trans-Tasman bubble was still open While they only risk losing the pension if they can't get home by January, for others the need is more urgent. But with MIQ spots like hen's teeth at the moment, Eddie told our producer Matthew Theunissen it's still a big worry for them.