New members

The Whai Rawa team was part of the Te Rūnanga contingent that attended Te Matatini 2015. It was a real pleasure to meet so many of our members at our stall and to help another 120 plus whānau join Whai Rawa.

We had a mobile phone to give away, as well as a load of Whai Rawa t-shirts, wristbands and mobile phone stands. For more information on the mobile phone competition, go to

2014 distribution

Those who were Whai Rawa members in 2014 will receive a distribution of $60* on 31 March 2015 and if applicable, any matched savings and newborn distribution.*

If your newborn pēpi is registered as a Whai Rawa member during 2015 and before their first birthday, this distribution has been increased and will now be paid at $100* next year – an even bigger incentive to join them up early.

Kā Pūtea grants and scholarships

Kā Pūtea tertiary grants and scholarships are now open. The grants are $250 or $500 (prorated if not in full-time tertiary study) and the scholarships are up to $1,500. Scholarships close at the end of April so contact us now on 0800 942 472 for an application or download one now at

* 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 members personal RSCT rate.