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Digital image / P.K. Stowers
Digital image / P.K. Stowers

The majority of top business leaders in the country say it's time to raise the age of eligibility for New Zealand Super - but it's not something the Prime Minister is prepared to entertain.

At last weekend's National Party conference John Key again refused to raise the age, saying he'd made a campaign promise not to do so and would resign before altering his stance.

But with eighty-eight per cent of CEOs responding to the Herald's annual "Mood of the Boardroom Survey" insisting it's time to make Super eligibilty 67, not 65, is it time for Mr Key to take another look at the issue?

Should the retirement age be raised? Here is the latest selection of Your Views:

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"Its unfair to put hard expectations on our youth and expect them to be willing when they see an aging population taking most of what they are paying in tax."

Morgan Borthwick
South

"Most people are slowing down dramatically by the are of 65. If they are put on the pension, it give a younger person an opputnity to get off the dole."

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