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.

21 Jul 2016
NEWS  Reserve Bank releases economic update
Prospects for growth in the global economy have diminished despite very stimulatory monetary policy and low oil prices. Significant downside risks remain. Financial market volatility increased following the UK referendum and long-term interest rates have fallen.
19 Jul 2016
NEWS  Reserve Bank consults on new nationwide investor LVR restrictions
The Reserve Bank has today released a consultation paper proposing changes to loan-to-value restrictions (LVRs) to further mitigate risks to financial stability arising from the current boom in house prices.
13 Jul 2016
NEWS  Making monetary policy decisions
The Reserve Bank regularly reviews and refines its monetary policy decision making process to help it better handle economic uncertainty and improve the quality of policy decisions, Assistant Governor John McDermott said today.
11 Jul 2016
NEWS  Bulletin describes OCR decision making process
The Reserve Bank today published a Bulletin article that explains the monetary policy decision-making process.
07 Jul 2016
NEWS  Housing risks require a broad policy response
Growing imbalances in the housing market require policy action on a number of fronts, Reserve Bank Deputy Governor Grant Spencer said today.

Upcoming events

2016

4 Aug 2016
Consultation closes on default option for publishing submissions
10 Aug 2016 Consultation closes on new nationwide investor LVR restrictions
11 Aug 2016
OCR announcement and Monetary Policy Statement media conference
12 Aug 2016
Consultation closes on review of outsourcing policy for registered banks
24 Aug 2016  Consultation closes on dual registration policy for small foreign banks
22 Sep 2016 OCR announcement
10 Nov 2016
OCR announcement and Monetary Policy Statement media conference
30 Nov 2016 Financial Stability Report media conference
7-8 Dec 2016 4th Continuing Education in Macroeconometrics Workshop

2017

9 Feb 2017
OCR announcement and Monetary Policy Statement media conference
23 Mar 2017 OCR announcement
11 May 2017
OCR announcement and Monetary Policy Statement media conference
31 May 2017 Financial Stability Report media conference
22 Jun 2017 OCR announcement
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

For statistics publication dates see the Statistics release calendar