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NZ Super Fund returns 13.89% in 2014, warns returns likely to wane

1 Feb 15 - National Business Review - Fiona Rotherham - The New Zealand Superannuation Fund, the sovereign wealth fund set up to help smooth the cost of universal superannuation between today's taxpayers and future generations, returned 13.89 percent over 2014, ending the year at $27.54 billion, but warns lower returns are ahead.

 

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KiwiSaver effect has wide reach

1 Feb 15 - Goods Returns - New Zealand’s boutique funds managers are set to benefit from the growth of KiwiSaver, even if they do not operate funds themselves.
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Money and Me: Peter Neilson

18 Jan 15 - NZ Herald - FSC, CEO, Peter Neilson shares what money means to him with NZ Herald.

Get the best education or training you can and join KiwiSaver, advises Neilson.
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Australia’s superannuation savings starting to pack a punch

1 Feb 15 - news.com.au - Australia - DO you feel lucky, punk? Well, you should, at least when it comes to your superannuation.
It’s almost 44 years since Clint Eastwood’s Dirty Harry challenged a robber with his immortal words. It’s less than 24 years since all Australians started receiving compulsory super, and while not as powerful as Clint’s famous quote or his .44 Magnum, super is starting to pack a considerable punch.

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Drivers favour compulsory insurance - survey

26 Jan 15 - Radio NZ - A survey of insured motorists has found an overwhelming majority want uninsured drivers and cars off the road.

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Most KiwiSavers stick to lowest contribution rate

1 Feb 15 - Stuff.co.nz - Most KiwiSavers are stuck on the lowest contribution rate possible, with very few choosing the highest savings rate. At the end of December last year, almost two-thirds of savers were putting aside the minimum 3 per cent of their pre-tax salary.

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Islamic KiwiSaver ready to go

1 Feb 15 - NZ Herald - New Zealand's first Islamic KiwiSaver fund has been launched with a promise not to invest in alcohol, Western entertainment or pornography.

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Taxman cancels KiwiSaver account

1 Feb 15 - NZ Herald - Mary Holm - Reader gets nasty shock when the IRD says account’s not valid because enrolment came after the age of 65

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Personal finance: Health insurance a long-term relationship

26 Jan 15 - Stuff.co.nz - Six in 10 New Zealanders with health insurance won't switch insurer because they fear losing cover for pre-existing conditions, a new survey has found.

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