Kia ora e te whānau who came to visit us in Tāmaki Makaurau. It is always a pleasure meeting new whānau who are registering with Te Rūnanga or Whai Rawa and our planned roadshow’s are the ideal platform to meet kanohi-ki-te-kanohi with whānau who are not based in the rohe. See our website for more detail on these. In the meantime the next Whai Rawa hui will be held on:

  • Lower Hutt 3-4 June
  • Wellington 5-6 June
  • Tauranga 1-2 July
  • Rotorua 3-4 July

Deposit cards

The ANZ Deposit Cards will no longer be able to be used from 1 January 2016. They weren’t specifically designed for a programme like Whai Rawa where we have many cards all linking in to our bank account. Occasionally the account reference is not recorded correctly and it has meant that sometimes payments do not go into the whānau members Whai Rawa account straight away.

If paying over the counter is your only option for payment we can order you a paying in book specific to your Whai Rawa account but please only order this if you intend to use it. Payments to Whai Rawa can be set up via your online banking – call us if you need your reference number to quote.

Automatic payments

Automatic payments are only $3.85 or $0.97 per week. Alternatively we have an automatic payment form at $3.85 per week for mātua, or $0.97 per week for tamariki that will help you at least get the maximum matched savings each year. As these payments are for a calendar year you can look to top-up any shortfall at the end of each year. Download the form from the website or call us on 0800 942 472 and we’ll send some out to you and your whānau.

Grants and scholarships

We’ve lost one of our Whai Rawa team members to the newly created Mātauranga team. While we were sorry to see Jolene go, she hasn’t moved far and is still taking care of Kā Pūtea Grants and Scholarships from within her new team.

Electronic statements

The end of year Whai Rawa statements, were delayed in December with some whānau not getting theirs until mid-January. To improve the process we are looking to issue the next statements via a secure online delivery.

Many businesses in New Zealand already use this method for billing or statements and we think it will allow us to provide a better service to our members. Please ensure your details are up-to-date and keep a lookout for your statement in your email inbox at the end of June. If you don’t have an email address registered with Te Rūnanga, your statement will be delivered in the mail.

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