KiwiSaver back to positive! Also, new KiwiSaver help for new parents

  • Returns January to March positive for almost all KiwiSaver funds
  • Are the best short-term funds also the best long-term?
  • Main points: Hang in there; higher risk = higher return; never judge by short-term performance
  • Government helps KiwiSavers on paid parental leave

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