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He Matapaki Māreikura – what’s it all about? 

Māreikura is a term for noble-born women, elevating the importance of the kōrero for our wāhine. Matapaki simply means discussion.

As part of Whai Rawa mahi with Te Ara Ahunga Ora Retirement Commission and their National Strategy for Financial Capability Whai Rawa launched He Matapaki Māreikura, a place for our wāhine members to engage and inspire kōrero about financial capability for them and their whānau.

Te Ara Ahunga Ora Retirement Commission says that their research consistently demonstrates that women’s financial literacy is significantly lower than that of men. Women experience pay inequity in the labour market and tend to be the family members who take time out of the workforce to care for children or older relatives, meaning they arrive at retirement with less. Women often relate to money in different ways to men, and financial capability messages have not always resonated with them. By focusing on women’s particular needs, in ways that will reach them, the financial services sector aims to support women’s financial empowerment.

Statistics around wāhine and money in New Zealand:

  • On average women’s financial literacy is significantly lower than that of men
  • Women experience pay inequity in the labour market and tend to be the family members who take time out of the workforce to care for children or older relatives, meaning they arrive at retirement with less
  • Women are disproportionally impacted financially by divorce and domestic violence
  • Financial capability messaging is not typically designed for women
  • Women bore the brunt of the COVID-19 crisis with higher rates of job loss than men
  • By focusing on women’s particular needs the sector will support their financial empowerment

Whai Rawa wants you to feel confident and take control of your finances and future! We will share ideas to help you to think ahead, advice from the experts, top tips, and ways to make it all happen. Stay tuned we have a lot more to share with you!

What are the key focuses for He Matapaki Māreikura?

Making it happen! Actionable tips for results.
Making it happen! Actionable tips for results.
Thinking ahead. Using future you as inspiration.
Thinking ahead. Using future you as inspiration.
Top tips. The list of things to know.
Top tips. The list of things to know.
Advice from the experts. Using the best minds around to help.
Advice from the experts. Using the best minds around to help.

Whai Rawa and financial capability – what’s the plan? 

At Whai Rawa improving and increasing understanding of financial capability and literacy is a key objective in our journey to create better futures for whānau. Financial capability is about having the ability to make informed judgements and make effective decisions regarding the use and management of money. It is seen as a spectrum covering financial knowledge and the understanding, confidence and motivation to make financial judgements and decisions.

Are you a Whai Rawa member? Find out more about how to sign up for the Ngāi Tahu investment scheme today.

 

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