My name is Tamyra Matthews and I am a student at Massey University, studying towards a Masters of Science with an endorsement in Health Psychology. I am interested in reading older New Zealanders’ stories and experiences of housing and their views on future housing options, as I am conducting a study of how older New Zealanders understand housing in later life.

If you are nearing retirement, have already retired or know someone in their retirement, we would welcome your contribution to the housing forum discussion.

All comments can be made anonymously and any identifying information will be removed.

The information from the feedback to the ICC study results on the forum will be summarized to contribute to the results of my Master’s thesis. Some of your comments may be quoted as examples in this thesis. This thesis will contribute to feedback to the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment who funded the ICC study, who need to know about the future housing plans and needs of older New Zealanders.

Contributing to the forum will imply consent to take part in the study.

If you have any questions about this research please contact either me or my supervisor.

Tamyra Matthews (Researcher)                   Professor Christine Stephens (Supervisor)

Email:           Email:

Phone: (04) 801-5799 extn 62528                 Phone: (06) 356-9099 extn 85059


This project has been reviewed and approved by the Massey University Human Ethics Committee: Southern B, Application 14/16.  If you have any concerns about the conduct of the research, please contact Prof John O’Neill, Acting Chair, Massey University Human Ethics Committee: Southern B, telephone 06 350 5799 x 81090, email