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

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Social Sciences

Every New Zealander has the right to a decent home

Working in a group, define what factors make a home good to live in? List your ideas.

Identify different housing options in your community.

Watch Whare Māori - Kainga/The Village. List the values and perspectives that influence the way homes are built in your community.

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Social Sciences

Financial decision making

Read this Sorted blog about pay later options. List the disadvantages and advantages of each option.

Read Hire purchase – the true cost of hire purchase and list things young people should know about this method of payment.

List some online purchases you or someone in your family have made and explain why you (or they) chose to buy these items online.

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Social Sciences

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 wellbeing

Take this short survey to measure your current financial wellbeing. You could do this as yourself, for your whānau or by adopting a character role.

Describe the differences between:

  • Understanding risk
  • Saving or investing
  • Getting a return on your investment/whakangao.
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Social Sciences

Government assisted housing initiatives

Explore this history of state housing timeline.

Discuss when and why social housing was introduced in New Zealand.

Define what a state house/whare is.

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Social Sciences

Groups and organisations

Identify a range of groups and organisations in your area or region, for example, hapū, iwi, schools, places of worship, sports groups, art groups, political organisations, farming groups. Give a brief description of what they do.

Find examples of people or groups in your community (hapū, iwi, organisations, businesses) that are involved with how people spend, save, and borrow money/moni.

Describe the benefits of getting advice on financial matters. 

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

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

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