Kiwibank is proud to announce a new partnership with international rugby player, sevens legend and two-time Olympian, Sarah Hirini, Ngāti Kahungunu, in a newly shaped role of Whatu Kōkiri Kiwibank Impact Champion.
The well-respected global rugby star is goal orientated and recognised widely as an inspirational leader.
Kiwibank CE Steve Jurkovich says: “In conversations with Sarah it became very clear, very quickly how our goals at Kiwibank and her thinking were super aligned.
“Sarah has a motto ‘want more, aspire higher’ it takes Kiwibank’s purpose statement of ‘Kiwi making Kiwi better off’ to an aspirational level and we absolutely love that," Steve says.
The partnership will see Kiwibank, and Sarah collaborate to inspire more Kiwi to commit all of themselves towards reaching their goals whether that be that in taking steps to achieve financial security, leadership, or embarking on their Te Ao Māori journey.
Sarah’s strength around goal setting on and off the sports field is something we believe all Kiwi can relate to, and our partnership with Sarah will bring that to life.
“Early on in her career, with the encouragement of her parents, Sarah partnered with her sister to purchase a home. The alternative approach to home ownership is one that Kiwibank has been championing since launching Co-own earlier in 2022. It is all about supporting more Kiwi to get on the property ladder sooner, ensuring a secure financial future for them and their whānau.
“Sarah has also played a part in championing financial security with her team-mates, and we are excited to bring this thinking, through her, to our wider customer base, and communities,” Steve says.