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The future of KiwiSaver

30 August 2011

Act party leader Don Brash says KiwiSaver hasn't helped New Zealand's savings rate and was nothing more than a bribe from the previous Labour government. He told the Workplace Savings conference last week that governments don't know how to increase national savings.

Forced savings debate heats up

20 August 2011

Australia's two-decade long scheme, now worth A$1.23 trillion, has been a resounding success.  In contrast, New Zealand's efforts have been stop-start and characterised by bouts of political intervention, and its capital markets have lacked depth.

Kiwis want compulsory super - survey

18 August 2011

More than half of New Zealanders surveyed think KiwiSaver should be compulsory, a new survey has found - despite many being unsure about the finer points of their own investments.

KiwiSavers spared worst of share dive

10 August 2011

KiwiSavers should be protected from the worst of the bloodbath wiping billions of dollars from the value of New Zealand shares, a leading funds manager says.

Automatic KiwiSaver enrolment pondered

4 August 2011

Enrolling everyone who is in work into KiwiSaver remains on the table as both Labour and National consider their election savings plans. Prime Minister John Key was keen to get more people enrolled in the superannuation scheme but stopped short of supporting automatic enrolment.

KiwiSaver tweaks on the cards

4 August 2011

Coverage from today's TVNZ Breakfast programme - featuring David Ireland, Chairman of Workplace Savings NZ

KiwiSaver auto-enrol may net a million

3 August 2011

Up to a million people who are in work but have not yet joined KiwiSaver may be automatically enrolled in the savings scheme under a plan being considered by the Government.

KiwiSaver - Are we saving more?

21 July 2011

Most of the money people put into KiwiSaver they would have saved anyway. Most of the people KiwiSaver was especially intended to benefit are not in the scheme. Most of the scheme's taxpayer subsidy leaks to those outside the target group.

Retirement issues 'must be addressed'

13 July 2011

Politicians need to address the future cost of New Zealand's aging population before it is too late, a retirement policy expert says.

Poll shows support for retirement age increase

30 May 2011

A majority of voters believe the Government should now be discussing raising the superannuation age, the latest Herald-DigiPoll survey shows.