Plain Language Awards

Celebrate the stories of our clearest business communicators

Finalist : People’s Choice — Best Plain English Communication 2017

Kiwi Wealth KiwiSaver

Document name

Kiwi Wealth KiwiSaver Scheme Annual Report 2017

Judges’ comment

The panellists thought that this was the best document of its kind they had seen. The graphics were user-friendly, the language was friendly, and the overall mood of the publication was upbeat. The panellists liked this attempt to explain Kiwi Wealth’s KiwiSaver scheme. Job well done.

Media statement

‘To have been nominated for the People’s Choice Award is a tremendous compliment and validates the hard work and commitment of our team to the use of plain English’, says Joe Bishop, General Manager, Customer, Product & Innovation at Kiwi Wealth. ‘It means we’re doing exactly what we set out to do — make a complex financial document make sense for our members.’

As an organisation, Kiwi Wealth are on a constant crusade to make KiwiSaver understandable. By providing access to clear investment information, we ensure our members are engaged with their KiwiSaver account, enabling them to take control of their retirement planning.

‘The annual report is an important document in this crusade and, in creating it, our team has not only used plain English, to make it easy to understand, but also a really interesting and accessible design, to highlight the most important info at a glance. We’re really proud to have created something really special — and informative — for our members,’ adds Joe.

Kiwi Wealth is a New Zealand owned and operated investment services business. We’re focused on creating better financial futures for Kiwis by helping people get informed about how they can grow their wealth.

Joe Bishop
General Manager Customer, Product and Innovation