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Hip hop crew’s money moves launch Money Week 2015

Posted to Money Week on 31-08-2015

One of the best young hip hop crews in New Zealand has teamed up with the Commission for Financial Capability to get people thinking about their money.

Members of IDentity Company, fresh from winning gold at the hip hop international world finals in the United States, staged a ‘fighting fit face-off’ to launch Money Week 2015.

They have also worked with the Commission on a series of 30-second YouTube videos, showing off their ‘money moves’ and sharing the ways they were able to fund their way to the finals.

Retirement Commissioner Diane Maxwell said: “It was fantastic to be joined by IDentity Company at Britomart this morning. We’re proud to see them winning in international competitions and thrilled to have them performing as part of Money Week.”

Money Week is a nationwide awareness-raising event aimed at changing behaviour around personal finance.

It provides a platform for people in the finance, education, business and community sectors to hold money-related events and activities around the country.

Over the course of the week the Commission will be releasing research and unveiling a number of new projects and developments, including a range of joint initiatives with the Financial Markets Authority; New Zealand Defence Force; and NZX.

We have an online Financial Fitness Check-up for people to see how they compare to other New Zealanders when it comes to understanding and sorting out their finances. And children can find out their ‘money style’ with a fun online quiz.

Events during the week include Money Savvy, a free highly interactive programme run by the YWCA and aimed at improving the financial literacy of teenage girls in particular.

It’s designed to challenge their thinking about how to manage money, understand debt, savings and superannuation so they can make informed decisions about their spending.

A Finance Festival for schools is being run by the Upper Harbour Sorted Schools Cluster and Massey University.

Students of all ages will take part in a range of activities intend to bring alive the role of finance in their day-to-day lives.

And throughout the week free financial advice will be available over the phone from members of the Institute of Financial Advisers. 

They can help with queries around such things as KiwiSaver, retirement planning, investment, insurance and cash management.

New Zealanders are being encouraged to take the next step by going to to build their financial capability.   

Keep an eye on #MoneyWeekNZ, #MyWealthyLife and #FightingFit and our page for regular updates on Money Week. 

Information about these and other events is available at

Financial Fitness Check-up:

Define Wealthy with a Selfie photo competition:

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