Whānau Guides

Our Whānau Guide series is designed to help you and your whānau with financial capability learning at home – and there’s always something to learn for the adults and the tamariki!

Learn all about pocket money, mahi (work), saving, spending and budgeting. You may also discover some new and fun ideas for games and activities you can do at home with your whānau!

All the guides are available for you to read online below.

Small Steps to Money Confidence Guide

Gaining money confidence is great for everyone in your whānau. It enables us to make the best financial decisions we can, which can assist us to achieve our short-term and long-term financial goals. We have created this guide to assist you in introducing your whānau including tamariki of
all ages to money confidence!

Rakatahi Finance Guide

This guide is designed to provide our rakatahi (young people) with important information about financial concepts that they will come across in their daily life.

The information and resources found in this guide can be used independently by rakatahi or with whānau alongside them, to build financial capability knowledge and skills so they can make choices that will best prepare them for financial independence.

Whānau Finance Guide

This guide is for the whole whānau and covers important topics such as goal setting, budgeting, saving and spending. Throughout the guide there are heaps of ideas from our Whai Rawa members on how they make financial capability learning fun with their whānau. Check out the back for a matching game and the Three Jar System with cut-out labels too!


Pocket Money Guide

The Pocket Money Guide is a handbook for whānau to help teach you about how money is earned and spent and other important money skills – and of course there’s some activities in the back!