9 Oct 2014

Business network urges talks on super

6:48 pm on 9 October 2014

Australia's Maori Business Network wants the New Zealand Government to talk its Australian counterpart about how people can bring their superannuation back to Aotearoa.

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Network coordinator Brent Reihana recently spoke at the National Maori Business Conference here about how Maori in Australia can still play a part in the Government's Maori economic strategy.

He says Maori residents who earn big money in Australia have the potential to bring their wealth with them when they come back to New Zealand.

Mr Reihana says New Zealanders living in Australia have already accumulated $36 billion through the compulsory superannuation scheme.

The Ngapuhi, Tuhoe and Te Whakatohea descendant says if it could be transferred here, it would mean Maori would have that money to call on when they return home to retire.

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