What we do
The Reserve Bank of New Zealand is New Zealand's central bank. It was established in 1934 and has been wholly owned by the government of New Zealand since 1936. Its three main functions are:
- operating monetary policy to maintain price stability;
- promoting the maintenance of a sound and efficient financial system; and
- meeting the currency needs of the public.
Click below or on the diagram for further information about how these functions are carried out, and about the structure and services of the Reserve Bank.