Whai Rawa Programme Advisor, Thomas Horton is hosting two sessions for whānau to help you understand how to get the most benefits from your Whai Rawa account. We want to hear your whakaaro (thoughts) about Whai Rawa, how you think we can improve our programme and discuss any barriers to saving that may exist for whānau.
Thomas will be available to assist whānau to register with Ngāi Tahu, join Whai Rawa and discuss other iwi-based initiatives that could benefit you!
So come and join us for kōrero and kai and enter the draw to win a Whai Rawa hākete (jacket).
Other spot prizes will also be available for tamariki!
Whai Rawa are teaming up with the Commission for Financial Capability to discuss a range of topics
around KiwiSaver and financial wellbeing. Whai Rawa Programme Leader, David Tikao and CFFC
General Manager Investor Education, David Boyle are hosting an interactive session for whānau to
help you understand the myths and benefits of KiwiSaver and how it relates to you and your whānau.
David Tikao will also address projects like a potential Whai Rawa – KiwiSaver product!
We want to hear your whakaaro about KiwiSaver, how you think we can improve our
Whai Rawa programme and discuss any barriers to saving that may exist for whānau.
Spot prizes will be available!! So come and join us for kōrero and kai!
5.30pm – 7pm
Tuesday 9 May
Te Whare o Te Waipounanu
15 Show Place, Addington
Wednesday 10 May
D Block – Māori Department, NMIT
322 Hardy Street, Nelson
Tuesday 16 May
408 Tramway Road, Invercargill
Wednesday 17 May
The Hub, Otago Polytechnic,
95 Forth Street, Dunedin
Te Tai Poutini/West Coast
Tuesday 23 May
1 Old Christchurch Road, Hokitika
Kā hua o te Kahuru Whai Rawa – celebrating 10 years of success! It’s the Whai Rawa 10-year anniversary and if you’re a Whai Rawa member*, you’re in the prize draw to win some cool prizes.
Whai Rawa has grown considerably in the 10 years of operation, with the first member admitted back in September 2006 and now has more than 22,000 members. Together our members have more than $53M in the fund. To-date more than 2,000 members have collectively used more than $5M in Whai Rawa savings to access tertiary education, home ownership and greater comfort in retirement.
As a Whai Rawa member, you are already in the draw to win some great prizes.
Click on the picture to find out more about the prizes.
Between July and September 2016 Whai Rawa will draw prizes for:
– 10 x $100 Whai Rawa cash vouchers (to be deposited into a Whai Rawa account of your choice)
– 5 x iPad mini’s
– 2 x Pounamu (to the value of $250 each)
– A whānau weekend in Queenstown, including NZ-based internal flights, accommodation, rental car, dinner voucher and whānau pass to Ngāi Tahu Tourism’s Shotover Jet (2 x adults and up to 2 x tamariki)
– A whānau weekend in Rotorua, including NZ-based internal flights, accommodation, rental car, dinner voucher and whānau pass to Ngāi Tahu Tourism’s Rainbow Springs and the Agrodome (2 x adults and up to 2 x tamariki)
All Whai Rawa members* are automatically in the draw to win! Stay tuned to TahuFM or follow Whai Rawa on Facebook to find out more about the prize draw.
You may be aware that some members have received a Whai Rawa statement in electronic format – via an email. Please note that if we have an email address for you, you would have been sent a secure link to the statement to view it or download it it electronically. If you want a paper copy of of your statement and don’t have access to a printer, we can print one off and post it to you.
If you’re joining up yourself, your tamariki or mokopuna with Whai Rawa while you’re at Te Matatini we’ll enter you in the draw to win a brand new Huawei Ideos X3 Smartphone – it comes with Te Reo Māori options!
Adults, please be sure to bring original documents for identification and proof of address so we can make verified copies (child members not required to be identified, and use the adults documents who sign them in). Investment Statement available at Te Matatini or at www.whairawa.com/join.
These are needed because of legislation that affects all joining members. Or if you join up online while at Te Matatini 2015, let us know with a quick email to firstname.lastname@example.org so we can put you in the draw.
(We’ll even throw in one of our Whai Rawa phone stands!)
First up some UK sites that are worth looking at with most activities not UK specific. Topmarks is a website with lots of free learning resources and games for various ages. Mathszone has lots of maths games worth trying.
Study Ladder is an international resource used (according to its website) by thousands of schools, in NZ and many more around the world. It gives rewards for completing learning activities that can then be used on the website to complete fun activities which works well for lots of tamariki. It can be used at home either in conjunction with school use or separately. There is a limited free use option (3 activities per day) or full paid access.
3plearning is the home of Mathletics and other well-known learning resources that allow you to track the progress of your tamariki. You can trial these for free. Subscriptions for ongoing use are normally$99 for Mathletics and $50 for Spellodrome.
For those at secondary school there are some sites that can help. Te Kete Ipurangi is primarily a resource for schools however it does have lots of resources in both Māori and English medium including some specifically targeted towards whānau such as this one on maths. It also has links to support networks and resources for learners with different needs on its Community page. NCEA Learn Me has NCEA study guides available from $30 per subject.