Tarere Thatcher

"Having a Whai Rawa account helped me immensely during my final years of study. The money I had been saving came in handy for study essentials and relieved a lot of unnecessary stress that I didn’t need during that time - it was a lifesaver."

Tarere Thatcher (Ngāti Wheke, Ngai Tūāhuriri, Ngati Irakehu, Kati Huirapa, Ngāi Te Ruahikihiki).

Tarere (mokopuna of Joe Briggs) has an account with Whai Rawa since she was 16. “I’ve never been good at saving, having dipped into many accounts during my time at university. Having a Whai Rawa account helped me immensely during my final years of study. The money I had been saving came in handy for study essentials and relieved a lot of unnecessary stress that I didn’t need during that time – it was a lifesaver. Now that I am working full-time as a journalist in the Bay of Plenty, I continue to put money aside on a monthly basis so that eventually, I will have a small nest egg to make a deposit on a house. Whai Rawa has been great for me.”