2016 distribution $108 to all members

We’re delighted to advise that those whānau who were Whai Rawa members in 2016 will receive a distribution of $108* before 31 March 2017, and if applicable, any matched savings and Newborn Distribution*. If your newborn pēpi was registered as a Whai Rawa member during 2016, and before their first birthday, this distribution will be paid at the same time; $100* – an even bigger incentive to join them up early.

*Te Rūnanga matched savings and distributions are available to all members under 65 years of age and are subject to RSCT (Retirement Scheme Contribution Tax) deducted at members personal RSCT rate. See the Whai Rawa Product Disclosure Statement for more details at www.whairawa.com

Savings pānui

We want every Whai Rawa member to get the most out of their savings.

There are many different websites designed to help whānau find that extra little bit that they didn’t think they would be able to afford. Websites like ours have calculators and tools to help plan for future goals. For more details see www.whairawa.com

Our latest Whai Rawa team recruit is Hayden Coote (Kāi Tahu, Kāti Māmoe). You’ll hear more from Hayden this year as he helps whānau with the barriers to saving, in order to get the most out of their Whai Rawa benefits.

Education withdrawal

Jessica Simpson (Kāti Māmoe, Ngāi Tahu) has travelled the world with the military, worked for the United Nations and now works in the high-power mining industry in Australia.

Jess, 35, lives in Darwin with her partner and is currently working as an Occupational Health and Safety advisor in the mining industry. A paramedic by trade, she worked as a medic in the New Zealand Army straight after high school. The role saw her gain 10 years of experience at home and abroad on peacekeeping and humanitarian aid deployments to East Timor, the Solomon Islands, Tonga and Afghanistan.

Since leaving the Army she has just completed a Postgraduate Certificate in Emergency Management. Jess was proud to fly back home in December 2016 for an extended Christmas break that included her University graduation. She’s not quite home for good, but with a new qualification under her belt, Jess has more options to explore and widen her career path.

For Jess’ full story, see the Whai Rawa website; whānau stories section.

Jessica Simpson.

Jessica Simpson.

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