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Why Your Employer's Contributions Don't Match Your 3% Kiwisaver

To many employees it then comes as a shock to see their employer contributions consistently lower than expected on their kiwisaver statement. Why is that? There are two main reasons why the amounts received from your employer in your kiwisaver account don't match the amounts that have come from your salary contributions.

How equal has wage growth been over the last 10 years?

Minimum / Living / Median / Average Wage

How does growth in the minimum wage and living wage stack up against growth in the median wage and average wage in New Zealand over the last 10 years?

Why the living wage should be regional

The Living Wage has an admirable purpose but there are some deficiencies in the way that the living wage currently works in NZ. Here we demonstrate why there should be consideration for regional differences in the cost of living.

Say Hello to 6% and 10% Kiwisaver

New Kiwisaver Contribution Rates Added

Two new employee contribution rates were added to Kiwisaver on 1 April 2019: 6% and 10% have been added as options for Kiwisaver members to choose, making the full line-up 3%, 4%, 6%, 8% and 10%.

Why Teachers Deserve a Better Deal

Teacher pay is a hot topic in 2019, with the threat of strikes in primary and secondary education. Teachers have been offered higher pay, but is it enough?

Minimum Wage Boosted 7.3% in 2019

New Rate: $17.70 from 1 April 2019

The Adult Minimum Wage was increased $1.20 to $17.70 as of 1 April 2019. This represents an increase of 7.3% over the previous level - the largest yearly percentage increase within the last 12 years




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