Commission calendar

See the main events in the Commission's calendar.

October 2014

13-17 October

Money Week 2014

The Commission runs Money Week 2014.

See the Money Week website to plan or register an event.

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May 2014

27-30 May

OECD-Turkish Global Conference on Financial Education

Istanbul, Turkey

The Commission was represented at INFE meetings and the OECD-Turkish Global Conference on Financial Education.

21-23 May

2014 IFIE-IOSCO Global Investor Education Conference


The Commission was represented at the .

15 May 

Understanding Exchange Traded Funds


The first session in a pilot programme of free lunchtime education sessions run by the NZX and The Commission for Financial Literacy and Retirement Income.

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April 2014

17 April 2014

Retirement incomes policy: The future is now

The University of Auckland Business School, Auckland

This forum examined proposals put forward by the Retirement Commissioner and other stakeholders and interest groups.

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10 April 2014

Launch of new tools and resources for schools


A function, organised by the Commission and hosted by ASB, to celebrate a new era in financial literacy in schools including the launch of the the Financial Literacy Progressions.

Financial literacy: Skills for life


A free workshop for registered teachers organised by the Commission and hosted by ASB.

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March 2014

12 March

He Kai Kei Aku Ringa


The Commission organised a hui with the partner working group of He Kai Kei Aku Ringa (The Crown-Māori Economic Growth Partnership) on Māori financial literacy.

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February 2014

28 February

Financial Literacy Practitioners and Providers Network 


Commission staff attend the Auckland Financial Literacy Practitioners and Providers Network meeting.

26-27 February

High-level Global Symposium on Financial Education

Seoul, South Korea

Retirement Commissioner Diane Maxwell attends the High-level Global Symposium on Financial Education: Promoting Long-term Savings and Investments, co-organised by the OECD.

26 February

Albany, Auckland

Meeting of the Albany Schools Cluster co-hosted  by the Commission and Albany Junior High School.

20 February

NetGuide Web Awards


The Commission was represented at the 2013 ESET NetGuide Web Awards where has been nominated as a finalist in the category Best Financial Site.  

14 February


PwC hosts consultation on the updated National Strategy for Financial Literacy.

1 February-7 March

National Strategy for Financial Literacy 

Consultation with stakeholders on an updated National Strategy for Financial Literacy.

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January 2014

9 January

CIEDESS seminar


Robyn Scott, Education Manager, presents at an CIEDESS international financial and social security education seminar.

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December 2013

12 December

2013 Review of Retirement Income Policies

Focusing on the Future, the 2013 Review of Retirement Income Policies report to Government is tabled.

2-3 December

International Seminar on Financial Literacy


Malcolm Menzies (Group Manager Research & Corporate Services) speaks on lessons learned from New Zealand's experience.

2 December

The Exchange


Launch of The Exchange, a new financial literacy initiative coordinated by the Commission. 

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November 2013

22 November

Annual Report

The Commission's 2013 Annual Report is presented to Parliament.

Read the report (PDF 2.27 MB, Nov 2013)

15 November

KiwiSaver fund finder

Release of the KiwiSaver fund finder, an online tool which lets people compare performance, fees and services offered by providers for funds that fit their risk profile. 

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October 2013

31 October

Global Policy Research Symposium to Advance Financial Literacy

OECD Headquarters, Paris, France

Diane Maxwell is a panellist at the session Leapfrogging: Innovative ideas across fields.

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18 October

Consumer Credit and Financial Literacy Forum: Responsible Lenders, Informed Borrowers

Otara, Auckland

Chaired by Diane Maxwell, Retirement Commissioner

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9 October

Focusing on the Future

The 2013 Review of Retirement Income Policies discussion document is released.

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September 2013

1 Sept - 7 Sept

Money Week

Organisations throughout New Zealand hold money-themed events to help Kiwis learn about every day money.

Visit the Money Week website

17 September

Financial Literacy and Retirement Savings conference

Executive Director, David Kneebone spoke about New Zealand’s financial literacy programme.


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June 2013

13-14 June

2013 Financial Literacy Summit

The Langham Hotel, Auckland

Pre-summit workshops: 13 June

  • What works? Research and evaluation in financial literacy
  • Financial fitness for students in the 21st century
  • Investor education – your chance to contribute to NZ’s action plan
  • Financial education with Māori

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2013 Financial Literacy Summit: 14 June

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18-19 June 2013

Financial Knowledge and Behaviour Survey: Presentation of results

Auckland and Wellington

See survey results

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May 2013

14-17 May

OECD conference and and INFE meetings

Prague, Czech Republic

14 May: INFE Advisory Board and Expert Subgroup meeting

15 May: 11th Meeting of International Network on Financial Education (INFE)

16-17 May: OECD Conference: Promoting financial wellbeing through financial education and awareness

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21 May

Statement of Intent 2013-16 published

Read the SOI

22-23 May

Consumer Rights Days

22 May: Consumer Rights Day, Dunedin

23 May: Consumer Rights Day, Invercargill

Presentations by Jane Ratcliffe, Digital Product Manager

31 May

NZ Capital Markets Symposium

AUT Conference Centre, Auckland

The Interim Retirement Commissioner is a discussant at the symposium.

Visit the symposium web page

31 May

Closing date for submissions on the Terms of Reference for the 2013 review of retirement income policy.

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April 2013

3 April 2013

Call for submissions on the Terms of Reference for the 2013 review of retirement income policy.

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24-26 April

APEC Conference on Financial and Economic Literacy in Basic Education

Beijing, China

30 April

ASIC National Financial Literacy Forum

Sydney, Australia

Former Retirement Commissioner, Diana Crossan, and Executive Director David Kneebone are the speakers in the session What can we learn from other countries?

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March 2013

25 March 2013

Diane Maxwell’s three-month short-term secondment as Retirement Commissioner begins.

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