Friday September 22, 2017   Last updated 09:06AM
max
°
min
°

On Air Now | Radio Waatea

07:00am - 10:00am
Budget conscious wahine becoming more financially literate
Gettyimages

Share to Email
Share to RSS
Share to Print

The Maori Women’s Development Incorporation is working with the Westpac Massey Fin-Ed Centre to improve financial literacy among wahine Maori.

Centre director Pushpa Wood says a research project among a small group of south Auckland women found 59 percent of participants saved none of their income, and 68 percent don’t have any retirement savings.

Dr Wood says once the women identified almost a third of their spending went on wants rather than needs, they saw there was room to make choices about saving.

She says money can be a difficult concept to grasp, especially for younger people.

"Money’s becoming invisible. We don't see the money in our hands, we wave the plastic card. We don't have conversations about money at home. We have too many temptations for our young people. Encouragement is too spend. The messages coming from all directions is about spending not saving, she says.

Dr Pushpa Wood says the women she surveyed seemed to be more open about their finances than their Pakeha counterparts, and were more likely to borrow for significant short term purchases from family or friends rather than from a bank.

DR PUSHPA WOODS INTERVIEW

 

Copyright © 2016, UMA Broadcasting Ltd: www.waateanews.com

Rheumatic Fever
2017 Te Wero Logo-221

E-Tangata-100917
Waatea TV
 
Parakuihi Breakfast with Dale Husband
Maori Party Co-Leader Marama Fox
Breakfast Host: Dale Husband
Sam Huggard CTU Secretary
"National should not be pretending to other TPPA countries that it can make commitments on behalf of New Zealand three days before a General Election," says CTU Secretary Sam Huggard. Crucial talks are taking place in Japan tomorrow and Friday where the New Zealand, Japanese and Australian governments are desperately trying to persuade the other eight countries to revive the TPPA despite the US having pulled out.
Labour Leader Jacinda Ardern
Breakfast Host: Dale Husband
Paula Morris Researcher
Te Rangatira and Ida is an account of mana whenua maritime history in the Hauraki Gulf and its islands.
Kerri Nuku NZNO Kaiwhakahaere
The 2017 Young Nurse of the Year was announced at last night's NZNO Annual Conference dinner at Te Papa and went to Jess Tiplady, Nurse Practitioner from Auckland. Jess Tiplady works at the Greenstone Family Clinic, Auckland.
Lisa Gibson Tamaki Housing Group
Two days before the 2017 General Election, state housing advocates and supporters will march and assemble at the Auckland High Court where the appeal of Ioela "Niki" Rauti will be heard.
CE of Te Ohu Kainmoana Dion Tuuta
Te Ohu Kaimoana says the way Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy has cut the Total Allowable Commercial Catch for paua breaches the 1992 Fisheries Deed of Settlement.Chief executive Dion Tuuta says the Maori fisheries settlement trust supports catch reductions to ensure the sustainability of fishing stocks.
1 Nanaia Mahuta | Nga take torangapu o te wa
E hikaka ana te wairua o Nanaia Mahuta i teenei wa ki te tuuranga a te roopuu Reipa i teenei wa i mua i ngaa koowhiringa pooti o te tau
Maori voter suppression allegations demands investigation!
MARTYN 'BOMBER' BRADBURY: Allegations of widespread Maori voter suppression made by Massey University Political Lecturer, Veronica Tawhai require an immediate response from the Electoral Commission.
The importance of the Maori electorates this election
MARTYN 'BOMBER' BRADBURY: There has never been an election that was so dependent on the Maori electorates
Why every Maori should be outraged by how racist National's Bootcamps really are
MARTYN ' BOMBER' BRADBURY: You know it's election time when National starts promising harsher and more punitive law and order policy
0
TMP2
p waateap listenp podcastp rssp facebookp twittercontactus

Submit


Glossary

Subscribe

To receive regular updates from Waatea News.