What is KiwiSaver?

KiwiSaver is a national initiative that commenced on 1 July 2007 to promote long term retirement savings. It is not intended to supersede existing superannuation arrangements, but to provide a vehicle for employees to be able to save by way of direct deduction from their salary or wages. It is also open to most people who aren't employed. KiwiSaver schemes are managed independently of the Government by investment providers such as FANZ.