People's Choice KiwiSaver Award

The People have spoken!  Rated as exemplfiying the best KiwiSaver Communications
for 2010 is the:

Fisher Funds KiwiSaver Scheme

Congratulations!!  The People's Choice KiwiSaver Award was presented to Fisher Funds Management Ltd at the Workplace Savings NZ Communication Awards ceremony, held in Wellington on December 8th. 

Fisher Funds General Manager Glenn Ashwell says winning the 2010 People's Choice Award for KiwiSaver communications is a highlight.

"We are delighted that our members value and appreciate our communication and service to them.  That is the most special appreciation we could hope for," he says.

Just over 4,000 votes were recevied from KiwiSavers across the country, rating a number of KiwiSaver schemes.  The results were very close, particularly in the top five schemes - not much between them!  Though the voter numbers represented only a small sample of KiwiSavers, it was positive to see that 98% of voters rated their provider's communications standard as good or better.

The top five schemes in the People's Choice KiwiSaver Communication Award for 2010 are:

1. Fisher Funds KiwiSaver Scheme
2. Gareth Morgan KiwiSaver Scheme  2nd equal with;
2. Grosvenor KiwiSaver Scheme
4. Forsyth Barr KiwiSaver Scheme
5. TOWER KiwiSaver Scheme

The prize draw for the eight prizes of a $250 contribution to a KiwiSaver account has been drawn and the lucky prize winners are being contacted.  Thank you to all who submitted a vote to the 2010 People's Choice Award for Best KiwiSaver Communications.

About the Award

KiwiSavers will vote for the KiwiSaver Scheme that they believe has done the best job of communicating with its members. That communication could have taken any form – printed materials such as an Investment Statement or Annual Report, as well as campaigns undertaken to generally inform or educate.

This Award aims to help lift the KiwiSaver industry communications benchmark, and is a highlight of the annual Workplace Savings NZ Communication Awards programme, which recognises excellence and innovation in communications by all types of Workplace Super and KiwiSaver providers.

Voting was open between 1 to 28 November 2010 inclusive, with KiwiSavers being asked to nominate (vote for) a provider then rate that provider on a scale from 'Excellent' to 'Very Poor' with regards to the standard of that provider's KiwiSaver communications.  When voting closed, the votes were tallied and scored, with the finalists and Award winner announced at our Communicaton Awards Ceremony, in Wellington on 8 December.

For 2010, Workplace Savings NZ is offered eight individual prizes of a $250.00 one-off contribution to a KiwiSaver member's account as an incentive to help New Zealanders get behind the People's Choice Award and make their voice heard.

2009 People's Choice Award

The Peoples Choice KiwiSaver Communications Award was incorporated into our Communication Awards programme in 2009.  The inaugural winner of this Award, as voted by the KiwiSaving public, was awarded to Forsyth Barr KiwiSaver Scheme.  Congratulations!

The Award was presented to representatives of Forsyth Barr at our Communication Awards Ceremony held 3rd December 2009, at the Auckland Club.  

The top four KiwiSaver Schemes in the running for this Award in 2009 were (in alphabetical order):

  • Fisher Funds KiwiSaver Scheme
  • Forsyth Barr KiwiSaver Scheme
  • Gareth Morgan KiwiSaver Scheme
  • SuperLife KiwiSaver Scheme

Voting was open to the public for one week (via an online poll) and 9,321 votes were cast.

Workplace Savings NZ thanks everyone who cast a vote and submitted comment towards this Award.