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Explore our wide range of resources to build financial capability knowledge and skills.


The resources in this area can be used independently or in groups to build financial capability knowledge and skills.
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Designing a tiny house

Create a draft plan of a tiny house/whare. Include a floor plan that identifies key features.

Create a final plan of a tiny house/whare. Include a floor plan layout that meets necessary specifications. Include your calculations of surface area and volume.

Use the activity brief to evaluate your final tiny house/whare plan. Justify its layout and include any calculations you have made. Get feedback from the grandparent or retired person you interviewed and include this in your evaluation.

Financial identity in my community

Use a community profiler such as Infometrics to identify the financial well-being of your community.

Describe any organisations or businesses that play an important role in providing incomes in your area.

Financial identity in my community

Use a community profiler such as Infometrics to analyse patterns in your community. For example, how many people are retired? How many people own their own homes or are renting? What is the average income of the community?

Discuss ways that economic assets in your local area affect the financial identity of your community.

Interview people in your community about what shapes their money/moni choices, for example, spending and saving/te whakaputu, budgeting/tahua, setting financial goals/whāinga paetae and managing debt/nama.

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Financial identity in my community

Debate whether it is better to be a wealthy individual or to be part of a wealthy community.

Complete the future briefs activity with a group. Create a visual map of similar changes taking place in your own community. Explore ways that cultural or community values might be kept or changed. Predict the positive and negative outcomes of the changes outlined in the future brief taking place within your own community.

Create a map of important economic resources in your area. Include a static image that relates to your research. View this slide presentation for an overview of the features used in static images.

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Setting goals/whāinga paetae

Define goal setting. View the presentation on goal setting. After viewing, expand your explanation to include any new information you have learnt.

Read the SORTED Goals booklet and answer these questions:

  • What details make our goals more achievable?
  • What details make managing your money more achievable?
  • When would you find it useful to have a plan to manage your money?
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Setting goals/whāinga paetae

Explain why it is important to have goals that cover different time frames. Give examples of a short-term, a medium-term, and a long-term goal you could set for yourself.

List and explain some factors that could affect your short-term, medium-term and long-term goals.  Consider how you manage your money, your spending habits, and life events. You may find the financial planning tool helpful.

Research the cost of Simon’s food choices through online websites,  such as the Countdown or New World apps.

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Equipping young people for their financial future, embedding good money habits early on.

Hāpaitia te ara tika, pūmau ai te rangatiratanga mo ngā uri whakatipu.

Medium Education

Written in English with resources aligned to the New Zealand Curriculum.

Medium Education

Written in te reo Māori with resources aligned to Te Marautanga o Te Aho Matua and Te Marautanga o Aotearoa.

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