Here's another occasion to mark on the calendar: Money Week.
The event, which runs in the first week of September, is designed to get New Zealanders thinking about and planning their financial affairs.
To promote the occasion, expected to become an annual event, the Commission for Financial Literacy and Retirement Income (the outfit behind Money Week) today launched a Money Week website, where interested parties and organisations can get involved and/or learn about the various activities planned from Sept.2-8th.
Commissioner Diana Crossan said the week-long series of financial education events and activities will help build awareness and offer practical tools to help people manage their money better.
As part of the event, the Reserve Bank Museum in Wellington will be conducting free tours and offering lectures explaining the Reserve Bank's role in issuing currency and maintaining financial stability and control.
The Commission is inviting organisations, schools, corporates, banks and community outfits nationwide to get on board.
While the Commission is offering support in the form of materials and promotion, ironically there is no funding available.
For more, visit the Money Week Website.
Who can run an event?
Any organisation, or individual can run a Money Week event – whether your organisation is in the financial services sector, the education sector, a community group, school, employer or other organisation.
What type of events is the Commission looking for?
Think small, think big – local, regional or national. A Money Week event could be for Kiwis in general, customers or staff. It could be a one-hour seminar, a workshop or even a money-themed activity which is part of an existing programme that you would like to promote during Money Week.
What support will the Commission provide you with?
All Money Week events will be advertised on this website. Your event will be listed on the Events section – which includes a calendar of events. We'll also provide you with a Money Week logo for your website.
And we'll be working with the media to try and encourage them to support Money Week and cover Money Week activities.
However, we're unable to provide financial support for Money Week events.