Membership Benefits


The Voice: Influencing Legislative & Regulatory Change

Workplace Savings NZ ("Workplace Savings") is nationally recognised as the Voice of Workplace Savings.

Workplace Savings is frequently involved with consultation on legislative and regulatory change.  We engage with working groups and feedback forums, which provide us valuable opportunities to express the industry's views at critical and formative stages of policy decision-making.

Our network of contacts and our focus on building great relationships with key decision-makers continues to ensure the industry's voice is heard.

 

Education: Staying Informed on Industry Issues

National Conference & Super Expo

The Workplace Savings NZ National Conference and Super Expo is held every second year, and was last held in Auckland at the Pullman Hotel on the 11th & 12th August 2014.  

The Conference includes presentations by keynote speakers from New Zealand and overseas and also features workshop sessions to broaden members' skills and competence.  

The Workplace Savings NZ Forum

The Workplace Savings one-day Forum is held in the National Conference off-year.  This event includes keynote speakers and commentators (including Members of Parliament), government officials, employers and worker representatives, as well as international speakers.  

Attended in August 2013 by over 140 delegates, our Forum is yet another unmissable event on the Workplace Savings calendar.

Workshops

Workplace Savings runs a number of workshops and seminars during the year on topical issues relevant to workplace superannuation.  For more information please click here.

Best Practice Papers

Workplace Savings NZ encourages best practice within the workplace savings industry and provides a vital resource for members by publishing a number of 'Best Practice' papers and guidelines - most recently in the area of KiwiSaver member transfers and significant financial hardship application processing.  These are available exclusively for members to download via the 'Member's Area' of our website.

Online Newsletter

"SuperNews" is the bi-monthly Workplace Savings NZ electronic newsletter for members.   The newsletter updates members on the latest legislative and political developments as well as containing topical articles, in-depth examination of issues, and opinion pieces relevant to workplace savings.

Stand-Alone Super Schemes Survey

The Workplace Savings surveys provide historic information for employers and trustees on workplace superannuation trends as they relate to the provision of retirment savings benefits via stand-alone super schemes.   This survey data is available through the Members' section of our website.

 

Recognition: Excellence in Workplace Savings Communication

The Workplace Savings NZ Communication Awards recognise excellence in communications in the workplace retirement savings industry and aims to assist in raising the standard of communications.  

The Communication Awards, which are open to members and non-members, are held annually and this year will recognise:

  • Investment Statement of the Year
  • Annual Report of the Year
  • Best Other Workplace Savings or KiwiSaver Communication
  • Best "New Entrant" to the Communication Awards.

All entries will be eligible to win the supreme "Workplace Savings NZ Excellence in Communication" Award.

The latest schedule of Communication Awards winners is available on the Communication Awards page.

 

Networking Events:

Workplace Savings NZ hosts a number of events that provide members with the opportunity to network with industry colleagues and professionals.

Breakfast meetings

Breakfast meetings are held in Auckland and Wellington every 6 - 8 weeks and feature guest speakers presenting on the hot-topic of the moment, or other topics of interest to the industry.   Visit our Events Calendar for a list of dates for these meetings.

Breakfast prices are usually: 

  • Workplace Savings member representatives: $40 (GST inclusive)
  • Non-members: $50 (GST inclusive)

After-5 Functions

Workplace Savings NZ runs a number of meetings and events (such as our AGM) as 'after-5' functions to provide a relaxed, informal and fun opportunity for industry colleagues to network.  After-5's are free for members to attend.