KiwiSaver: 200,000 enrolled

Written By: - Date published: 12:07 pm, October 9th, 2007 - 4 comments
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From Stuff:

Finance Minister Michael Cullen and Revenue Minister Peter Dunne said Inland Revenue reported 212,794 enrolments by October 5, a 64 percent increased since the end of August.

Sounds like a pretty good start for me.

Now Mr Key, would KiwiSaver be safe under National? Are you supporting KiwiSaver or not?

Oh, that’s right, “[There are] no guarantees over KiwiSaver Mark II” (John Key, Morning Report, 23 May)

4 comments on “KiwiSaver: 200,000 enrolled”

  1. Sam Dixon 1

    what I love about politics are those moments when something truely surprises who ‘you sit and say ‘holy shit”, I got that when Key said the war was over the other day (just because I couldn’t believe a leader of a major party was so disconnected with reality), I got it with that poll that had Labour 20% behind, and I got it now – 200,000, already! that’s well above treaury forecasts.

    I remember when the details of MarkII were released thinking, given the incentives, treasury was being conservative in its estimate of the pickup rate but 200,000 in three months that’s impressive. At this rate it’ll be 750,000 to 1,000,000 by election time. No prizes, then, for guessing which way National will, eventually, decide to flop on this one.

  2. all_your_base 2

    Yeah Sam, I was exactly the same with Key’s Iraq comment. I reckon it’s got some political life in it yet 😉

    And btw, congrats on your letter to the ed the other day… nice.

  3. Success! After the millions upon millions of dollars advertising the scheme, and the huge government incentives and government-mandated employer incentives to join, a whopping 5% of New Zealanders have signed up!

  4. Murray M 4

    I only signed up to get the free $1000 and the tax break of up to $1020 per annum. As a single childless tax payer it was the only way I was ever going to get some money out of this thieving government.

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