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

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Advertising - how does it capture us?

Advertising competition

Imagine that you are the brand manager of a company. Your aim is to grow your customer base to include 14–16 year olds.

  • Choose an innovative product that will appeal to teenagers. This product could be an item of technology, fashion or food or an app.
  • Design an advertising campaign that will appeal to your target audience (14-16 year olds).
  • Present your campaign to your class.


Am I a spender or a saver?

Keep a spending diary for one month. Analyse the amount you spend each week. Use SurveyMonkey to combine your class data and identify opportunities for goal setting/whāinga paetae or saving/te whakaputu.

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Imagine that a Y-Fone has just been released with eye retina recognition, photo and video self-editing features, and holographic printing capability. It’s advertised as a “must-have” for every teenager.

Justify whether or not a teenager should purchase this product.           

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Social Sciences

An ageing population

Create a presentation about KiwiSaver for your class, explaining how it works.

Evaluate the potential impact on your community if no-one invested in KiwiSaver.

Compare this with the impact of everyone in your community investing in KiwiSaver.

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Avoiding debt/nama

Create a resource teaching people how to manage credit cards.

Create an infographic for teenagers on how to avoid incurring debt/nama.


Banks want your business

Evaluate your findings from your study of bank marketing materials. Recommend ways that banks could make their marketing materials more appealing for young people.

Make a generalisation about the types of messages that banks give young people.


Buying the big stuff

Summarise the impact (positive and negative) of mobile truck shops.

Create a proposal for ways to reduce the negative impacts on mobile trucks on communities.

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

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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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