Government Contribution while living offshore
The New Zealand Government will match your contribution 50c in every dollar up to a maximum of $521 every year (so you need to contribute $1,041 to maximise the Government Contribution). The Contribution is calculated on an annual basis from 1 July of one year through to 30 June of the next year, each year. To maximise the Contribution, you need to contribute $1,042 before 30 June each year.
If you are living offshore you do not qualify for the Government Contribution. If you have lived in New Zealand for a part of the year, then the amount will be pro-rated for the portion of the year that you spent in New Zealand.