Kaumātua grants

Have you received your Kaumātua grant? If you are 65 or older at the end of the year you should receive either a cheque or direct credit in late November for $215. If you have not received anything by 12 December, please contact us by emailing [email protected]; or phone us on 0800 942 472.

Kā Pūtea grants

Done some study and want some money back? Applications for this year’s Kā Pūtea grants close on 5 December. If you have been attending an NZQA or equivalent course this year you may qualify for the grant of $250 (or $500 for second year students and above). Get your application in now or for more information go to ‘Grants/Scholarships’ at www.whairawa.com.

Whai Rawa Kā Pūtea Grants


Are you missing out? Have you joined Whai Rawa? It is not too late to join, save and be eligible for both Ngāi Tahu matched savings* and distributions*. Have a look at the latest investment statement at
www.whairawa.com and ‘Join Now’.

Have we got your information correct?
Have you checked that we are deducting your Whai Rawa taxes at the correct rate? If you have not supplied us with your tax information you are taxed at the default rates of PIR 28% and RSCT 33%.

Membership statements are due to come out mid-November and it is a good opportunity for you to review the information we hold. Remember all tamariki should have 10.5% PIR and RSCT rates, unless they have income over $14,000 p.a. (we are unable to adjust rates unless instructed). More information on tax rates can be found on our website.

Have you maximised your savings potential?
It is not too late to ensure you qualify for the 2014 matched savings, capped at $200*. Child members (under 16) only need to save $50*. The cut off date is 31 December, so time is running out.
*Taxed at members individual RSCT rate.

Christmas koha

Koha certificates are available again this year. Just let us know how much you would like to contribute to your whānau member’s account and we can send them a card to let them know.