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February Update from our Chief Executive

29 Jan 2016

This year will see the beginning of the rollout of our financial capability initiative - BlueTrust - a partnership between NZ Police and your Credit Union. We will start with Police Moneywise - the first course being provided under BlueTrust.

Police Moneywise course is paced over 9 weeks (2 ½ hours per week) and covers a wide variety of areas that will help you get further ahead financially. The Credit Union is hoping over 1,400 police personnel across all districts and business units will be able to complete the course over the next couple of years and we have a view that it will continue long after that. We will also be investigating over the course of the next year how we can make this available to our "family" members of the Credit Union.

We have been working with the Counties/Manukau District, the PIB and Canterbury District to pilot the course and all the logistics that go with it. We will have the course up and running in the 3 areas by March and will be able to report back to you in April as to how it is going.

This is the second year that your Credit Union has offered the opportunity to members to apply for a scholarship payment of up to $1,000 to assist with increasing financial well-being. Once again we were very pleased with the number of applications we have received and the overall quality of the applications - it certainly made the selection process difficult.

I am delighted to announce the 25 scholarship winners (see inside for their names). In the future issues we will be profiling the successful applicants and highlighting the amazing things they are undertaking.

To all the applicants, thank you for your applications and we wish you all well in your future endeavours.

As always, if you have any feedback, please contact me direct on 04 471 4850 or email

Kind regards