New Zealand's central bank

The Reserve Bank manages monetary policy to maintain price stability, promotes the maintenance of a sound and efficient financial system, and supplies New Zealand banknotes and coins.

14 Feb 2017
NEWS  RBNZ to continue engagement on Dashboard proposal
The Reserve Bank will continue to engage with stakeholders about its proposed ‘Dashboard’ approach to quarterly disclosure for locally incorporated banks.
14 Feb 2017
NEWS  Reserve Bank senior adviser receives Central Banking Award for Economics
Reserve Bank senior adviser, Leo Krippner, has won a prestigious international economics award for his work on yield curve modelling with a lower bound for interest rates.
09 Feb 2017
NEWS  Official Cash Rate unchanged at 1.75 percent
The Reserve Bank today left the Official Cash Rate (OCR) unchanged at 1.75 percent.
07 Feb 2017
NEWS  Reserve Bank Governor not seeking another term, Acting Governor appointed
Reserve Bank Governor Graeme Wheeler today announced that he will not be seeking a second term as Governor when his current term ends on 26 September this year.
02 Feb 2017
NEWS  Reserve Bank publishes final outsourcing policy decisions
The Reserve Bank today published its final policy decisions on a revised outsourcing policy for locally incorporated registered banks.
22 Feb 2017
22 Feb 2017
20 Feb 2017
M1  Prices
20 Feb 2017
17 Feb 2017
17 Feb 2017
15 Feb 2017
13 Feb 2017
09 Feb 2017
09 Feb 2017
M3  Investment
09 Feb 2017
07 Feb 2017
07 Feb 2017

All data released at 3pm. Tables released daily, namely B1 Exchange rates, B2 Wholesale rates, D3 Open market operations and D12 Standing facilities, are not included in this list

17 Feb 2017
BRIEFING TO THE MINISTER  2016 Briefing to the Incoming Minister
14 Feb 2017
BANK CONSULTATION  The dashboard approach to quarterly disclosure
The Dashboard is an outgrowth of the Regulatory Stocktake, and would involve publication on the website of key information on locally incorporated banks. By presenting this information in one place and in a standardised format, the Dashboard aims to enhance market discipline by making this information more accessible and facilitating comparisons across banks.
09 Feb 2017
MONETARY POLICY STATEMENT  Monetary Policy Statement for February 2017
02 Feb 2017
BANK CONSULTATION  Review of the outsourcing policy for registered banks
The current outsourcing requirements date back to 2006 and apply to all locally incorporated banks whose New Zealand liabilities exceed $10 billion. The current policy is mainly focused on underpinning the provision of liquidity to the financial system in the event of stress or failure of a bank or of a service provider to a bank. While these objectives are still valid, it is good practice to review policies from time to time, in particular as the regulatory landscape has changed over the last nine years.
21 Dec 2016
BANK CONSULTATION  Dual registration policy for small foreign banks
The dual registration policy for small foreign banks consultation proposes a way to assess whether these banks may be permitted to ‘dual-register’, simultaneously operating a local branch alongside a subsidiary.
13 Dec 2016
FACTSHEET  Interactive currency poster
Take a closer look at the notes and coins in circulation in New Zealand.

Upcoming events

2017

 
19 Mar 2017 Applications for scholarships, summer internships and graduate positions close
23 Mar 2017 OCR announcement
29 Mar 2017 Monetary Policy Challenge - last day to submit entry forms
11 May 2017 OCR announcement and Monetary Policy Statement media conference
31 May 2017 Financial Stability Report media conference
22 Jun 2017 OCR announcement
1 Aug 2017 Deadline for paper submission for Housing, household debt and policy
10 Aug 2017 OCR announcement and Monetary Policy Statement media conference
28 Sep 2017 OCR announcement
9 Nov 2017 OCR announcement and Monetary Policy Statement media conference
29 Nov 2017 Financial Stability Report media conference
11-12 Dec 2017 Housing, household debt and policy

For statistics publication dates see the Statistics release calendar