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.


Making monetary policy

The Monetary Policy Handbook explains how monetary policy now works and how it contributes to the economy of New Zealand.

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How to spot a fake

Spotting a counterfeit bank note is easy. Know how to “look, feel, tilt”. Grab a note and check out our video and workplace poster.

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Bank capital

The Reserve Bank is consulting on a proposal that bank owners bear a greater share of the risks to the financial system.

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