Contributing to a new animated series telling Pacific peoples about their rights
The Ministry helped create the characters for a new animated series aimed at protecting Pacific people from taking out unaffordable loans.
The Commerce Commission recently released the It’s All Good series to raise awareness about recent changes to the Credits Contract and Consumer Finance Act, introduced to protect consumers.
The video stars New Zealand’s sharpest legal advisor Aunty and her nephew Herman Faleafa, who can be seen in action here.
The Ministry for Pacific Peoples gave advice on how to create animations that reflected contemporary New Zealand Pasifika.
“It was important to create characters that viewers would associate with so that they would feel like the messages in the series were relevant to them or their families,” Chief Executive Pauline Winter says.
“In Pacific families aunties play an influential role in guiding us. The Ministry was able to help make sure that this was reflected in the series,” Ms Winter says.
“It is critical Pacific peoples know how to protect themselves if they to take out a loan, be a guarantor or face repossession and the It’s All Good series is an effective way of sharing that message with Pacific communities,” Ms Winter says.
The series is an example of agencies working together to share expertise and get more effective results for Pacific peoples.