With more and more families under financial pressure, especially Māori and Pacific families, it's timely that this week is Money Week.
It's an initiative run by the Commission for Financial Literacy and Retirement Income to bring financial awareness to the growing population who would prefer to spend rather than save.
This week is Money Week so it's all about the money, all about being fit financially.
Zella Morrison is the Māori advisor for the Commission for Financial Literacy and Retirement Income.
Today's session with the Mai Whānau service from Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei is one of many activities being run to get more Māori fighting fit financially.
This is also a big priority for Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei and their Mai Whānau service.
Mai Whānau are the eyes and the ears of the whānau. They are on-the-ground and intend to share the tools learnt today with the wider community.
The focus now is more about saving moving forward, rather than spending.