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Enthusiastic response to pēpi packs

There has been an overwhelming positive response to the new Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu pēpi packs, launched at Ngāi Tahu Hui-ā- Iwi 2015 in Dunedin over the weekend. The pēpi packs are an exciting initiative developed by the Mātauranga team at Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu, as part of a two-pronged approached to whānau…

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Taking the long view

 Radio host, TV presenter, mother, Whai Rawa member.  When Classic Hits breakfast presenter Stacey Morrison meets other Ngāi Tahu she checks if they belong to Whai Rawa, the Ngāi Tahu matched savings scheme, and goes into campaign mode if they don’t. “It is your right if you are Ngāi Tahu to be part of Whai…

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When and why credit checks fail

  Every year some whānau can’t buy a car, take out HP, rent a whare or even sometimes get a job thanks to black marks on their credit files, writes Diana Clement.     “It was only a little default.” But every year some whānau can’t buy a car, take out HP, rent a whare…

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Storm Uru – Pursuing dreams

Storm Uru (Ngāi Tūāhuriri) is off to Oxford University to complete an MBA. It’s the latest chapter in his academic career and he’s using his Whai Rawa savings to help meet the costs. Storm already has a long list of qualifications to his name, including a Bachelor of Business Studies (Finance), a Postgraduate Diploma in…

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Ngā Take Pūtea
Withdrawal symptoms

People are too quick to use their retirement funds as a current quick fix, says Ngāi Tahu-authorised financial adviser Paul Cootes, who is part of a national network of advisers called Share. Cootes says these funds are designed for long-term savings to supplement New Zealand Superannuation in retirement. They’re not bank accounts.

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Ngā Take Pūtea
Outside the box, into a new home

“You WHAT?” This was the reaction when 20-year-old Ondine Grace told her friends that she was buying her first whare. Even more shocking for some of her friends, who had see-money-and-spend-it tendencies, was that Ondine had saved $22,000.

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1st October 2011
Posted under: Pānui

Whai Rawa – Five Years of Saving Success

Whai Rawa, a savings scheme which aims to increase social and economic independence for Ngāi Tahu whānui is celebrating five years of growth and success. More than 16,000 Ngāi Tahu have joined the scheme and thanks to their whānau, more than half of enrolled tribal members under 16-years-old. Whai Rawa Chair Diana Crossan says efforts…

10th August 2010
Posted under: Pānui

Groundbreaking survey provides benchmark for iwi

10 August 2010 Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu will release the results of groundbreaking research today, in a bid to set a benchmark for the iwi in growing the financial literacy and ultimately financial independence of Ngāi Tahu Whānui. The launch of the ANZ Ngāi Tahu Financial Knowledge Survey results will be attended by the…

25th March 2010
Posted under: Pānui

First Indigenous Peoples Financial Knowledge Survey Commences

25 March 2010 Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu is the first iwi to undertake a financial knowledge survey, commencing tomorrow. The ANZ Ngāi Tahu Financial Knowledge Survey is believed to be a world first for indigenous people. Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu Kaiwhakahaere Mark Solomon says the sound financial knowledge of individuals directly influences the…