Schemes administration: Datacom Employer Services Limited
The administrator of the GSF and NPF schemes is Datacom Employer Services. Datacom is responsible for the day-to-day management of the schemes, including the collection of contributions and payment of annuities. Enquiries on these issues by or about individual members of the GSF or NPF schemes should be directed to:
GSF schemes: at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 0800 654 731 call free or +64 4 470 6348
NPF scheme: email@example.com or phone 0800 628 776 or +64 4 381 0650
Quote your annuity number - this can be found on the letter you receive annually from Datacom.
The Government Superannuation Fund (GSF)
Government Superannuation Fund is a term used to describe a group of government superannuation schemes and the assets ("the Fund") held to meet the obligations of those schemes. Its activities are controlled by the Government Superannuation Fund Act 1956. The GSF Authority (www.gsfa.govt.nz) assumed responsibility for the custody, investment and management of the Fund in 2001. It reports annually to Parliament.
New Zealand Government
A guide to central government services can be found on: www.govt.nz.
New Zealand Superannuation
For information about New Zealand Superannuation and other citizen entitlements visit www.seniors.msd.govt.nz.
Other organisations of interest
There are a number of organisations directed to assisting superannuitants generally.
Some of those with a New Zealand wide coverage are:
- Age Concern New Zealand
Age Concern New Zealand www.ageconcern.org.nz is a not-for-profit, charitable organisation, dedicated to promoting the quality of life and wellbeing of older people, advocating a message of positive, healthy ageing for people of all ages. There is a local Age Concern Council in all cities and in most provincial centres around New Zealand.
- Grey Power
Grey Power www.greypower.co.nz aims to advance, support and protect the welfare and wellbeing of older people and to gain recognition as an appropriate voice for all older New Zealanders. It is not aligned with any political party but acts as a lobby group on all issues within its sphere of interest.
- Grey Skill Wellington
Grey Skills www.greyskillswn.com is a franchising company that saw an opportunity to improve building and renovation services in New Zealand, and meet the growing demand for great tradesmen. The Grey Skills model has now been replicated successfully throughout the country. And these days, people don’t think that age is a barrier as much as they did before.
- Retirement Commission
Formerly known as The Retirement Commission, now renamed Commission of Financial Capability www.cffc.org.nz is an independent Crown agency that helps New Zealanders prepare financially for their retirement. For more information on two of their better known projects check out www.sorted.org.nz and the Retirement Income Research Centre.
SeniorNet www.seniornet.co.nz offers older people an opportunity to learn skills relating to communication and information technology, especially through use of the internet. The courses are run by volunteer seniors for seniors in an enjoyable and personal environment. The Seniornet website lists the services on offer, including contact details for the many learning centres throughout New Zealand.
Kiwi Saver, Annuities, Superannuation, New Zealand Protection Society www.kaspanz.wordpress.com is a link on the Financial Literacy and Retirement Commission website which provides helpful and regularly updated information on retirement issues.