Financial Education Opportunities

Financial education and information initiatives are delivered in a variety of ways so whānau can participate in the ways that suit them, below are some options for learning in a formal and informal setting and in face to face delivery or long distance.

Papa Whairawa

A fee free part time home based and kaitiaki supported financial literacy programme.  It has been designed to give you the knowledge and skills to help make smart decisions about your money. Papa Whairawa is run by the Open Wananga. Find out more.

Certificate in Money Management

The ability to manage money is an essential life-skill for all New Zealanders, regardless of age or current level of income. The CMM is designed to help you develop this ability, enabling you to make decisions that will help you reach your financial goals. This course is run by Te Wānanga o Aotearoa. Find out more.


Tairākau is a digital resource Te Rūnanga designed to encourage and enable better financial decision making. It is designed for young Māori, offering information and tips on how to manage personal spending.  Tairākau has been created with the generous support of the J R McKenzie Trust and New Zealand Federation of Family Budgeting Services. See the website for more information.

There are other opportunities both informal and formal that that are built into other programmes. If you would like your programme advertised here please contact us.