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Helping young people shape their future

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An exciting and diverse range of events has been lined up for Money Week 2015 this month, aimed at anyone and everyone interested in their finances.

Now in its fourth year, it will be held from 31 August – 6 September with the theme: Get your money fighting fit this Money Week.

But it’s not just about New Zealand: earlier this year Global Money Week was celebrated around the world, including here for the first time.

The Commission for Financial Capability took the lead in co-ordinating with various organisations to raise awareness and to give young people the tools and inspiration they need to become financially capable and socially empowered to shape their future.

The Commission worked with NZX, the operator of NZ’s Stock Exchange, to stage an international launch, with a symbolic ringing of the stock exchange bell.

The event featured the Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Paul Goldsmith, as well as students and staff from the Upper Harbour Sorted Schools’ Cluster, which is a pilot programme aimed at broadening the reach of financial education.

A meeting and seminar was also held for young student leaders from different backgrounds in New Zealand to discuss financial capability.

Some of the highlights were captured in this video.

Next: Minister helps launch 2018 Money Week

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