Communication Awards Ceremony
This event is one of the highlights on the Workplace Savings NZ calendar. Congratulations to all our finalists and winners! A good night was had by all. Excellence in communication in the workplace retirement savings industry was duly rewarded. The supreme award went to ANZ New Zealand Investments Limited for the ANZ KiwiSaver Scheme Investment Statement – 20 September 2013. A full list of the winners and finalists can be viewed here.
People's Choice KiwiSaver Scheme Award
This year’s winner of the People’s Choice KiwiSaver Award was the Grosvenor KiwiSaver Scheme. Thank you to all of those who voted. The winner was announced at the Communication Awards Ceremony, Thursday 5th December. More about the award.
Christmas Closedown dates
The Secretariat office will be closed from Friday 20 December 2013 and will reopen on Monday 13 January 2014.
15 November 2013
A new website has been launched to compare the fees and performance of different KiwiSaver funds providers. Commerce Minister Craig Foss said the Sorted KiwiSaver Fund Finder website - launched by independent money guide Sorted - allowed users to compare fees, past performance and service levels of different KiwiSaver funds, enabling users to make an informed decision about which fund best suits their individual circumstances.
12 November 2013
With upwards of $17 billion under management as at September this year and government-mandated growth, KiwiSaver is undoubtedly the savings vehicle of the moment, and the future - but it hasn't quite yet obliterated the past.
28 October 2013
There's a new money game catching on with those dreaming of a long and comfortable old age. No, it's not Auckland-ised Monopoly, nor the ever-popular rental investment property game, it's retirement fund envy. It's slowly dawning on players that, unless they change the game, they won't have enough to live on in retirement.
17 October 2013
The government has settled on keeping the existing investment mandate for default KiwiSaver providers to manage funds conservatively, fending off attempts to implement a tiered approach based on members' age.
1 October 2013
New Zealand ranks seventh among 91 countries for its quality of life and wellbeing for older people, says the first Global AgeWatch Index. "Challenges remain however in the area of income security - New Zealand ranks 43 - but it is positive to note that almost 97 per cent of people over 65 receive a pension," the report said.