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Don’t neglect the financial side or your relationships

June 27, 2022 2:39 pm Published by Comments Off on Don’t neglect the financial side or your relationships

Bank of New Zealand (BNZ) is helping make sure all New Zealanders know how to have a healthy financial relationship and what to look for when things might start to go wrong. “There are simple things people can do to...

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Free toolkit launched to help couples have conversations about money

June 27, 2022 9:00 am Published by Comments Off on Free toolkit launched to help couples have conversations about money

We’re proud to share that our Healthy Financial Relationships Toolkit is now available for free, online, for any individual or couple wanting to use it. Over the past year we have been busy working alongside AUT to launch our Healthy...

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Celebrating Samoan Language Week

June 3, 2022 10:52 am Published by Comments Off on Celebrating Samoan Language Week

Learning new words in Samoan, sharing useful information and resources, eating Samoan food, decorating the office and tuning into a presentation from our own staff who are Samoan; best describes how we spent Samoan Language Week this year. Celebrating diversity...

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United against bullying

May 20, 2022 9:43 am Published by Comments Off on United against bullying

We’re wearing pink shirts to speak up, stand together and stop bullying. Pink Shirt Day aims to create schools, workplaces, communities and whānau where everyone feels safe, valued and respected. This year for Pink Shirt Day, we’re sharing information, resources...

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Red flags that someone might be experiencing economic harm

May 10, 2022 11:47 am Published by Comments Off on Red flags that someone might be experiencing economic harm

To protect and support friends and whānau, it’s useful to be able to recognise behaviours that indicate economic harm could be occurring.  We share various red flags that could mean someone you know is experiencing economic harm – a form...

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Taking action to improve financial wellbeing for women

May 2, 2022 11:53 am Published by Comments Off on Taking action to improve financial wellbeing for women

80% of women rate their financial wellbeing as moderate to very low, which is why we’re joining #ItStartsWithAction to encourage women to take a step toward improving their financial wellbeing. Two different research reports have revealed that women still have...

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The story of Good Shepherd in Aotearoa

April 19, 2022 9:00 am Published by Comments Off on The story of Good Shepherd in Aotearoa

A voyage across the world, a stubborn Archbishop, a society that punished unmarried women and risky debt that was taken on to support those women – are all part of the story of the Good Shepherd Sisters arriving in Aotearoa....

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Creating better access to financial wellbeing

April 12, 2022 9:55 am Published by Comments Off on Creating better access to financial wellbeing

Ensuring everyone, no matter their background, has a chance to improve and build-on their financial wellbeing is essential to Olive – Our new Project Advisor for Financial Inclusion and Access. Olive has a passion for financial inclusion. Even when she...

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Women working hard to close the financial wellbeing gap

March 29, 2022 12:26 pm Published by Comments Off on Women working hard to close the financial wellbeing gap

In a world where women are still struggling to meet the same level of financial wellbeing as men, one woman from Paeroa has been able to exceed these expectations for her whānau. Paeroa Budgeting Services – part of the Paeroa...

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MPs must support safer lending laws to protect vulnerable people

March 9, 2022 2:24 pm Published by Comments Off on MPs must support safer lending laws to protect vulnerable people

We have sent a joint letter, in partnership with other financial and social services, urging parliamentary parties across the spectrum to support the 2021 reform of the CCCFA changes. The new Credit Contracts and Consumer Finance Act (CCCFA) changes and...

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Young family charged $10,000 interest on a $29,000 car loan

March 9, 2022 2:19 pm Published by Comments Off on Young family charged $10,000 interest on a $29,000 car loan

A young couple in south Auckland were charged $10,000 interest on a $29,000 car loan, despite having no way of paying back the money, an advocacy group says.  The vehicle finance lenders were made to wipe the interest charges after...

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Community groups plead with Government not to water down lending laws, saying affordability assessments protect low-income borrowers

March 9, 2022 2:14 pm Published by Comments Off on Community groups plead with Government not to water down lending laws, saying affordability assessments protect low-income borrowers

A young couple in South Auckland were charged $10,000 interest on a $29,000 car loan, despite having no way of paying back the money, an advocacy group says. The vehicle finance lenders were made to wipe the interest charges after...

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