Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search

 

Retirement Commissioner takes humorous approach

9 January 2000

Media Release - embargoed until Sunday 9th January 2000

Retirement Commissioner takes humorous approach to a serious question

Think you can convince your children to support you in your retirement? Planning on an inheritance from the old man? The latest series of television advertisements from the Retirement Commissioner suggest you might need to find another approach.

Retirement Commissioner Colin Blair said that the new advertisements, launched today, take a humorous approach to a serious question: "how much money will I need in retirement?".

"A lot of New Zealanders are frightened to ask this question - many are scared that the answer will be more than they can afford, and others just don't know how to go about working it out," Mr Blair said.

"In taking a lighthearted approach to these ads we are encouraging people to have a go at finding the answer to this question."

Each of the four television advertisements at the centre of the "How Much?" campaign features a different humorous scenario, which at first seems unrelated to retirement savings.

"Our aim is that members of our target audience will see themselves in at least one of these scenarios, and that this, along with the fun approach, will prompt them to take action," Mr Blair said.

The advertisements prompt viewers to phone the Office of the Retirement Commissioner's 0800 number, or visit the web site, to work out how much they will need in retirement. The advertisements are backed up by a comprehensive retirement planning workbook, an online interactive planner, and a brochure on the "how much?" question.

The "How Much?" campaign is the latest phase of the Office's successful Take Action public education programme, launched in July 1998.

"Take Action has exceeded our expectations. Over 230,000 New Zealanders have received copies of the Retirement Action Planner, and 63 percent of these people say it has helped them to take action on retirement planning.

"However, our research shows us that many in our target audience have yet to figure out how much money they will need in retirement, and how much they will need to save to achieve that.

"This year's campaign is designed to prompt people to address - and answer - these crucial questions. It also promotes the idea of getting started rather than being put off by what may appear to be significant savings numbers. "

To work out "how much?", phone 0800 45 65 85, or visit the web site at www.retirement.org.nz

ends

For further information:
Liz Read
Communications Manager
Ph: (04) 499 7396
Hm: (04) 476 0028


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

Climate Summary: NZ’s Equal-2nd Warmest Year On Record

Annual temperatures were above average (+0.51°C to +1.20°C above the annual average) across the majority of New Zealand... 2018 was the equal 2nd-warmest year on record for New Zealand, based on NIWA’s seven-station series which began in 1909. More>>

ALSO:

GDP: Economic Growth Dampens In The September Quarter

Gross domestic product (GDP) rose 0.3 percent in the September 2018 quarter, down from 1.0 percent in the previous quarter, Stats NZ said today... GDP per capita was flat in the September 2018 quarter, following an increase of 0.5 percent in the June 2018 quarter. More>>

ALSO:

Up $1.20: $17.70 Minimum Wage For 2019

Coalition Government signals how it will move toward its goal of a $20 p/h minimum wage by 2021... “Today we are announcing that the minimum wage will increase to $17.70 an hour on 1 April 2019." More>>

ALSO:

Retail: IKEA To Open In New Zealand

Inter IKEA Systems B.V. is today announcing its intentions to grant the Ingka Group exclusive rights to explore expansion opportunities in New Zealand. More>>