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'Wealth is having friends to share life with'

Posted to Money Week on 11-09-2015

A man from a youth group in Auckland has won a photo competition run during Money Week to define a wealthy life.

Adam Ferris submitted a photo with the message “Wealth is having friends to share life with! Like onesie photos up Mt Ruapehu!”

His prize was a Go Pro camera, which he is going to use with the Shift Youth Group at City Church, Waitakere.

The group is made up of more than 50 teenagers who get together on Fridays.

Adam said: “I will film all the fun activities we get up to and use the flexibility of the GoPro to video some epic dancing shots and in summer when we go to the beach all together.”

He added: “I chose that image because it was such a great adventure away with 20 young adults to Mt Ruapehu, so it has great memories attached to it. I like that it’s adventurous and crazy and also quite fun.

“No matter how old we get, there’s no age limit on friendship and the adventures to be had.”

The contest, run by the Commission for Financial Capability, attracted 118 entries, which received 1,500 votes between them.

The five most popular went through to a final round of judging and Adam’s snapshot was awarded the prize.

The Retirement Commissioner, Diane Maxwell, will choose her favourite images from the rest of the entries and they will be used on the Commission’s website, in social media feeds, corporate reports and other publications. In exchange, those photographers will be recognised with a separate prize.

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