What is KiwiSaver?

KiwiSaver is a voluntary, work-based savings scheme designed to encourage New Zealanders to save for their retirement.  It was introduced on 1 July 2007, forming part of the Government's initiatives to increase New Zealand's level of savings by promoting long-term retirement savings amongst employees.  It provides a vehicle for employees to save by way of direct deductions from their salary and / or wages, assisted by Crown incentives.  KiwiSaver is governed by a number of acts and regulations, with the principal act being the KiwiSaver Act 2006.

Who should use the information on this web site?

  • KiwiSaver scheme providers
  • Employers seeking information about the role they have to play in KiwiSaver
  • Employees seeking information about KiwiSaver options
  • HR, Legal, Accounting and Financial advisers who need to be up-to-date with KiwiSaver

What will you find here?

  • Reliable information about KiwiSaver and other workplace superannuation
  • Independently compiled information on KiwiSaver providers
  • Directions to other recognized & independent KiwiSaver reference web sites

Where else should you look for information on KiwiSaver?

Not sure which KiwiSaver scheme you are in?

  • Phone 0800 KIWISAVER (0800 549 472) and have your IRD number ready.

We have compiled a comprehensive set of resources which can be found in the left-hand menu on this page, including tools for assessing providers and comparing investment options, enabling you to examine KiwiSaver options in more detail.