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Sorted Teams Up With New Zealand’s #1 Podcast, The Morning Shift, To Help Shift The Conversation Around Money

Tuesday, 19 March 2024, 10:36 am | Retirement Commission

Sorted and New Zealand’s biggest podcast, The Morning Shift, are joining forces to redefine how New Zealanders talk about money. The Morning Shift is the brainchild of three Kiwi dads Jordan River and Brook Ruscoe, former breakfast radio hosts, and ... More >>

NZ Super Is A Taonga, Not A Burden: Retirement Commissioner Seeks Political Accord

Tuesday, 13 February 2024, 9:13 am | Retirement Commission

The Retirement Commissioner has (today) released a paper outlining various policy options and considerations for NZ Super – but maintains keeping the age of eligibility at 65 is the best one for now. The simplicity of NZ Super’s design is internationally ... More >>

New Research Reveals The Added Cost Of Growing Older

Friday, 15 December 2023, 10:08 am | Retirement Commission

Te Ara Ahunga Ora Retirement Commission has released a new study looking at the often-unforeseen financial impacts of health conditions as people age. In-depth interviews were conducted with older people grappling with disabilities or experiencing difficulties ... More >>

Month-long Campaign Kicks Off Encouraging Kiwis To Take A Moment To Get Their Money Sorted

Monday, 31 July 2023, 2:21 pm | Retirement Commission

Te Ara Ahunga Ora Retirement Commission’s Sorted Money Month kicks off today (1 August), putting the spotlight on improving our financial lives for the next four weeks. Money Month is an annual campaign run alongside organisations from across ... More >>

Commissioner Calls For More Flexibility After Study Highlights Failings In Experiences During Border Closures

Wednesday, 5 July 2023, 9:05 am | Retirement Commission

New research has revealed the emotional strain of pensioners caught offshore due to COVID-19 border closures and the impact of having their NZ Super payments stopped, repayment demands issued, and the difficulties navigating government bureaucracy ... More >>

Financial Sector Urged To Drop Jargon, Make Money More Understandable

Thursday, 1 June 2023, 11:24 am | Retirement Commission

A new glossary has been launched aiming to strip away the overly complex language used in financial services to make money terms more accessible to New Zealanders. Over the past 18 months, Te Ara Ahunga Ora Retirement Commission has worked with ... More >>

New Research Reveals Prevalence Of Employers Not Paying Kiwisaver On Top Of Earnings

Friday, 21 April 2023, 8:34 am | Retirement Commission

New research has revealed the prevalence of employers including KiwiSaver contributions as part of employees’ total remuneration rather than on top of their earnings. Te Ara Ahunga Ora Retirement Commission surveyed more than 300 small, medium, and ... More >>

Research Reveals New Zealanders Are Willing To Make Trade-offs To Keep The Pension Age At 65

Wednesday, 12 April 2023, 8:06 am | Retirement Commission

A University of Otago study commissioned by Te Ara Ahunga Ora Retirement Commission has shown widespread opposition to means-testing superannuation and raising the age of eligibility but a willingness to increase taxes now rather than burden future ... More >>

Retirement Commission Joins Forces With Financial Sector To Get New Zealanders Saving

Thursday, 1 December 2022, 11:30 am | Retirement Commission

The financial services industry has come up with a set of recommendations to work together on to encourage more New Zealanders to save as part of the 2022 Review of Retirement Income Policies. This was the first time the Government has included a ... More >>

Research Highlights Widespread Disaparities In The Experiences Maori Have In Retirement

Friday, 21 October 2022, 10:01 am | Retirement Commission

Findings from the largest collation of research and analysis on what retirement looks like for Māori has highlighted the difficult situation many are facing now and into the future. Te Ara Ahunga Ora Retirement Commission has released four papers ... More >>

Cracking Open The Nest Egg How To Spend Your Savings In Retirement

Monday, 3 October 2022, 3:04 pm | Retirement Commission

Te Ara Ahunga Ora Retirement Commission has released a comprehensive report that considers how people draw down on the savings they have accumulated to support their retirement and has suggested a series of recommendations to better support the process. ... More >>

Will NZ Super Be Enough To Support A Nation Of People Paying Off Mortgages And Rent?

Tuesday, 30 August 2022, 9:12 am | Retirement Commission

A large-scale analysis of New Zealand’s Household Economic Survey (HES) has highlighted how the amount being spent on housing costs represents large proportions of people’s New Zealand Superannuation. Te Ara Ahunga Ora Retirement Commission recently commissioned ... More >>

Get Answers With Sorted Money Week

Friday, 5 August 2022, 11:11 am | Retirement Commission

Struggling with money? Get answers with Sorted Money Week Te Ara Ahunga Ora Retirement Commission’s Sorted Money Week is back for another year – kicking off Monday 8 August until Sunday 14 August. Sorted Money Week is an annual awareness campaign ... More >>

International Women’s Day: Mind The Gender Financial Capability Gap

Monday, 7 March 2022, 9:14 am | Retirement Commission

A deep dive into research on women’s financial capability has highlighted how gender gaps across the personal finance spectrum impact overall financial wellbeing. More than 1500 responses from women who participated in Te Ara Ahunga Ora Retirement ... More >>

20 Years Of Helping Kiwis Get Their Money Sorted

Thursday, 30 September 2021, 9:59 am | Retirement Commission

Latest consumer insights reveal that two decades on Sorted holds strong as a trusted and independent source for Kiwis to turn to for their personal money matters. Te Ara Ahunga Ora Retirement Commission surveyed 3000 people from throughout New Zealand ... More >>

Something will have to change to keep NZ Super

Tuesday, 7 December 2010, 4:54 pm | Retirement Commission

The Retirement Commissioner has recommended changes to New Zealand Superannuation to keep it affordable over the long term and to strengthen the principle of universal individual entitlement. More >>

Time for Kiwis to start talking about money

Tuesday, 29 June 2010, 12:54 pm | Retirement Commission

Retirement Commissioner Diana Crossan says just as local and national authorities are making plans to cope with the needs of an ageing population, families need to make plans too. More >>

Home owners encouraged to prepare for changes

Thursday, 10 June 2010, 10:43 am | Retirement Commission

The Retirement Commission is encouraging home owners to start revising budgets now to prepare for financial changes over the next six months. More >>

Views sought on future retirement income policy

Wednesday, 3 March 2010, 3:05 pm | Retirement Commission

Now is the time to have your say if you’ve got a view on what the government needs to consider for future retirement income policy. More >>

Now Is A Good Time To Review Kiwisaver Decisions

Thursday, 4 February 2010, 2:15 pm | Retirement Commission

The Retirement Commissioner says if you’re using this time of year to review your finances, don’t forget to add KiwiSaver into the equation. “For many people, this is an ideal time to review your goals and budgets. More >>





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