A shared responsibility
The Ministry, in partnership with the Commission for Financial Capability, hosted an introductory Financial Capability Workshop in Cannons Creek, Porirua on Monday, 11 September 2017.
The two-hour workshop provided Pacific families an opportunity to discuss topics such as Budgeting, Home Ownership and Mortgages, focusing especially on first home buyers.
“Building the financial capability to improve social and economic outcomes is important to the Ministry’s work,” says Laulu Mac Leauanae, Chief Executive Officer of the Ministry for Pacific Peoples.
“Partnering with the Commission for Financial Capability has enabled the Ministry to utilise their resources available to support our Pacific communities.”
“Building financial capability is a shared responsibility,” says Laulu.
“We all have a part to play and it’s important for the Ministry to work collaboratively with other organisations to deliver financial capability workshops to enable our communities to achieve better results.”
“It is important for our Pacific families to understand the value of budgeting and be part of the greater discussion on how to go about saving for their first home.”
Those who participated were given the opportunity to be part of the housing discussion and expressed their views on home loans and mortgages.
Over 40 attendees came from the Porirua, other parts of Wellington, Levin and the Hutt Valley.
Laulu is looking at more ways for the Ministry to invest and partner with key organisations for the betterment of Pacific communities in New Zealand.