Toi Tupu - Withdrawals

April Scheduled Withdrawal Applications are now CLOSED
The next scheduled withdrawal is in October - please see scheduled withdrawal dates for more info.

Home Purchasing

Toi Tupu Members aged 18 years and over are able to withdraw funds from their Toi Tupu to purchase a home.
Apply to withdraw

Financial Hardship

If you require support, you can apply to withdraw funds under the financial hardship process.
Apply to withdraw

Scheduled Withdrawals

See more on scheduled withdrawal dates below

Scheduled Withdrawal Dates

April Scheduled Withdrawals:


October Scheduled Withdrawals:

  • Applications Open: Thursday, 5th September
  • Applications Close: Thursday, 19th September (including hardships for payment date)
  • Payment date: October 2024

Christmas 2024 closedown dates:

  • Last hardship withdrawal applications received no later than 10am on Tuesday 10 December for payment on Friday 13 December
  • First hardship withdrawal applications (2025) received no later than 10am on Tuesday 7 January for payment on Friday 10 January.

Payment will be made by 10 working days after the closing date.

Applications to withdraw under financial hardship and/or for home purchasing are open at all times.

How can I apply to withdraw my deposits during the withdrawal periods?

You must be at least 18-years of age to withdraw your deposits. If you were under-18 years of age when your first deposit was made, you must complete our financial literacy quiz before you can withdraw (see below).

Normally, you may not withdraw a deposit until at least 12 months after it was made. After this 12-month period, you can withdraw your deposit during one of our regular withdrawal periods. There will be two every year.

The withdrawal portal and application form will be available during the withdrawal periods.

You must submit your application by 5pm on the closing day to be eligible to withdraw. For these withdrawals, a summary of our terms and conditions can be found in our General Withdrawals Policy.

What happens to my Deposits if I pass away?

Once we receive notice of a member's passing deposits will become payable to the member's Estate. If unclaimed after five years, Whai Rawa no longer holds the funds in your name.

How to apply for funds to be released to member's Estate:

Send certified copies of the relevant completed form and required documents to:

What if I need to withdraw my Deposits now?

Outside the Scheduled Periods above, you can apply to withdraw at any time for:

  1. Financial Hardship; or
  2. Home Purchasing.

The relevant policy and criteria can be found here.

If you think you meet the criteria, you can apply by clicking here.

If you were under-18 when you received your first deposit:

You need to complete our financial literacy quiz and score at least 75% (15/20 questions) before you can withdraw your deposits.

You will need access to a calculator to complete the quiz.

You may repeat the quiz as many times as needed.

Once you have completed the quiz with a passing score, you will have met our financial literacy requirement to withdraw.





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