Around the motu

We’ve been out and about in Timaru, Ōāmaru and Arowhenua and in the lower parts of Te Ika a Māui, meeting with whānau and helping them to join Whai Rawa. Our total membership is now over 18,500. Why are whānau still joining Whai Rawa? Some for the matched savings*, some for the distributions but mostly because they have been meaning to join and just didn’t get round to it before now.

Ngā mihi mahana ki a koutou, ngā tāngata whai rawa hou – thank you to our new Whai Rawa members.
If you haven’t joined yet, when will you get round to it?
Contact us if you’d like a visit to your area

Join now – save later. You can start your savings when you’re ready to. Until then, we want all your whānau to be getting their distributions* and to have your iwi helping you save towards key life events.

Ngāi Tahu Gumption championship

It won’t surprise many that one of the most effective ways to increase your mātauranga about the personal money kaupapa is by playing games, in particular, board games. This year we are looking into whether this is true for us by holding seminars, playing games and having a kai to discuss lessons we have learnt. Trust us this will be fun.

The board games will be distributed to Papatipu Rūnanga offices, where you can learn to play the game and to test your own strategies for success. During the first half of 2014 we will hold regional tournaments and then call on those champions to participate in the iwi championship. Other iwi could even run something similar themselves and a national championship could be held.

For further information call Teone Sciascia on 0800 942 472. To go in the draw to win a copy of Gumption email or write and tell us how much the Whai Rawa Newborn Distribution is.

*Te Rūnanga matched savings and distributions are available to all members under 65 years of age and are subject to RSCT (Retirement Scheme Contribution Tax) deducted at your personal RSCT rate. Contact us for a copy of the current investment statement.

Child playing Gumption.

Child playing Gumption.

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