People's Choice KiwiSaver Award

The People have spoken...

The winner of the People's Choice KiwiSaver Scheme Communication Award for 2013, as voted by KiwiSaver members is the:

Grosvenor KiwiSaver Scheme

Congratulations!!  Well done to the team at Grosvenor for taking out this Award.

Below is comparative list of the top five KiwiSaver Schemes, rated on their communications performance ranking.

Name of Scheme

2013 Ranking

2012 Ranking

Grosvener KiwiSaver Scheme



Gareth Morgan KiwiSaver Scheme

2nd equal


Generate KiwiSaver Scheme

2nd equal


Fisher Funds KiwiSaver Scheme



Milford KiwiSaver Plan













Just over 3,400 votes were received from KiwiSaver members throughout NZ, rated from 22 KiwiSaver schemes. The results were very close, particularly in the top five schemes. All were rated overall as having an excellent standard of communications. 

As you can see, this year's top five have maintainined good communications (and engagement) with their members.

Though the voter numbers represented only a small sample of KiwiSavers, it was positive to see that 98.7% of voters rated their provider's communications standard as good or excellent.

About the 2013 Award

KiwiSavers vote for the KiwiSaver Scheme they believe has done the best job of communicating with its members. That communication can take any form - printed materials such as an Investment Statement or Annual Report, campaigns undertaken to inform or educate such as e-newsletters, or the Scheme's website.

This Award aims to help lift the KiwiSaver industry communications benchmark, and is a highlight of the annual Workplace Savings NZ Communication Awards programme, which recognises excellence and innovation in communications by all types of Workplace Super and KiwiSaver providers.

Voting was open to the public from 1 November 2013 until 28 November 2013 and ratings were submitted via an online voting form hosted on our website. KiwiSavers were asked to nominate (vote for) a provider then rate that provider on a scale from 'Excellent' to 'Very Poor' with regards to the standard of that provider's KiwiSaver communications.  The finalists and resulting People's Choice Award winner were announced at our Communication Awards Ceremony, held in Wellington on Thursday 5th December. 

This year, Workplace Savings NZ offered five individual prizes of a $500.00 one-off contribution to a KiwiSaver member's account, as an incentive to help NZers get behind the People's Choice Award. Congratulations to our five lucky winners!

See our 2012 People's Choice KiwiSaver Scheme Award winner here.