Miere Manurere Paraone

Before Miere’s parents had even received her birth certificate, her Whai Rawa pūtea was starting to grow. Her parents say, “we want her to have the best opportunities in life and Whai Rawa presents an avenue for that where $20 today can equate to a lot in the future.

Miere Manurere Paraone (Ngāi Tahu, Ngāti Hine, Ngāti Whatua)

Miere is the beautiful daughter of Savanah Tukariri and  Kerepeti Paraone.

Before Miere’s parents had even received her birth certificate, her Whai Rawa pūtea was starting to grow. Pōua had begun contributing to her Whai Rawa account as soon as she was born, encouraging her parents to register her with Ngāi Tahu and open her Whai Rawa account.

Papa, Kerepeti Paraone, has been a member of Whai Rawa since 2007 and with Miere now a member too, the whānau is on the right track to having greater financial independence and choice through Whai Rawa.

Her parents say, “we want her to have the best opportunities in life and Whai Rawa presents an avenue for that where $20 today can equate to a lot in the future. We want to give our pēpi as many options as possible”.

Additionally, as Miere joined Whai Rawa before her first birthday, she will also receive the Newborn Distribution of $60 as well as Matched Savings and further Te Rūnanga Distributions (if applicable).

With an IRD Miere’s whanau can get on the bottom tax rates for PIR and RSCT of 10.5%* rather than defaulting to the highest tax rates and slowing the growth of her account.

If you’re unsure whether your whānau/tamariki are on the correct tax rates contact us today on 0800 942 472 or whairawa@ngaitahu.iwi.nz.