Raising Māori and Pacific peoples’ financial capability skills and security will significantly benefit and improve their economic, cultural and social wellbeing.
Thirty-three percent of clients at NSBS identify as Māori or Pasifika and this demographic is growing significantly, especially among those aged 18–45.
Our organisation recognises that wealth and wellbeing is not just about money in the bank. We choose to build the capability and capacity of Māori and Pasifika, which we define in terms of the quality of whānau and fale and kaaiga relationships and cohesion.
We recognise that “financial wealth and wellbeing” means different things to different groups, and we work closely with Māori and Pasifika healthcare partners and community organisations, as well as incorporate tikanga Māori and cultural values into our financial literacy services, so that we can deliver better financial futures for Māori and Pasifika.
NSBS continues to improve the outcomes of Māori and Pacific Island clients and their families, and to meet their holistic financial mentoring needs of integrating families and communities, in accordance with the government’s national financial capability objectives.