HOT TOPICS:   Election 2014  |    NZ$   |  Double shot interviews                                         RESOURCES:    Economic calendar   |  Political party policies

The comment stream

Reader poll

About the same.
28% (9 votes)
Much worse off.
19% (6 votes)
Much better off.
19% (6 votes)
Better off.
19% (6 votes)
Worse off.
16% (5 votes)
Total voters: 32

Older polls


Australasian shares and property winners

We review the regular savings returns for aggressive & growth KiwiSaver funds, identifying who has the best long-term returns

KiwiSaver new kids on the block turn one

A review of BNZ and Generate KiwiSaver schemes one year on; a solid start and many positives

A handful of managers shine

We review the regular savings returns for Moderate and Balanced KiwiSaver funds, identifying who has the best longterm returns

'Unfair' says FSC

Chapman Tripp criticism of KiwiSaver fund taxation proposals is based on a wrong assumption, says Peter Nielson

Updated KiwiSaver returns - June 2014

We update and compare the KiwiSaver returns of all conservative funds, including default funds, using our unique 'regular savings' method of assessing performance

'A push for a tax subsidy for KiwiSaver'

Chapman Tripp takes a look at the Fair Tax for Savers campaign and asks if savers are over-taxed, and if so, why?

Pluses and minuses of ANZ KiwiSaver fee changes

ANZ's OnePath KiwiSaver scheme cuts member fee to align with bank scheme; devil in the detail as more aggressive investors with larger balances worse off; Will ANZ consolidate funds?

Assessing Labour's KiwiSaver proposals

The RPRC looks at the new Labour Party KiwiSaver policy in detail, identifying the helpful aspects and calling out new problems they will cause

Labour wants universal KiwiSaver at 9%

Labour proposes universal KiwiSaver scheme with exemptions for very low paid, beneficiaries and self employed; sees contributions rising to 9%

Please don’t force me to save

Nigel Pinkerton says making KiwiSaver compulsory is a step too far; many committed savers don't need it, many low income people will face unfair deductions