New Zealand Pension Records
A pension is a fixed sum paid regularly to a person (or his surviving dependents) following his retirement from a company, government entity, or the military.
A pension record often lists a person’s name, date and place of birth, death date, occupation, and sometimes date of arrival in New Zealand and the ship on which he traveled. You will sometimes find the names of other family members in pension applications or records.
Locating Pension Records
The archives of the Magistrates’ Courts of New Zealand include some 1898 Old Age Pension applications. The archive is housed at Archives New Zealand. See the "Archives and Libraries" section of this outline for the address.
The Family History Library has a few pension records. Look in the Family History Library Catalog, Place Search, under:
NEW ZEALAND - PENSIONS
GREAT BRITAIN - PENSIONS
NEW ZEALAND - MILITARY RECORDS
GREAT BRITAIN - MILITARY RECORDS