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The Reserve Bank of New Zealand - New Zealand’s central bank. The Reserve Bank has been wholly owned by the government of New Zealand since 1936. Like most central banks, the Reserve Bank is primarily a policy organisation, and our functions are specified in the Reserve Bank Act of 1989, which also gives the Reserve Bank statutory independence to carry them out.

The Reserve Bank of New Zealand produces a variety of publications and research dealing with monetary policy, financial stability, and related economic and financial issues. Most are available without charge as part of the Reserve Bank's public information service.

The RBNZ also manages the www.rbnzmuseum.govt.nz website. For further information, email [email protected]

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The Reserve Bank operates a range of email distribution lists. The email updates page explains the lists and how to subscribe.

As a part of our web optimisation programme, the Reserve Bank decommissions or archives web pages and websites for one or more of the following reasons:

  • The content was out-of-date or inaccurate
  • There is no longer a legal or Government programme requirement for the website or webpage
  • The area that maintains or is represented by the page or website has ceased to exist 
  • Website visitor access statistics were too low to justify its continuation
  • The original website or page has been significantly changed, updated or reinvigorated.

An archive of the website is available on the National Library of New Zealand website

For for general information about the Reserve Bank and for research questions, please contact [email protected] .

You are welcome to link to our site but please follow our linking guidelines. When someone clicks on a www.rbnz.govt.nz link on your website, they must view the site’s full screen, not within a frame. You or your website must not misrepresent your relationship with www.rbnz.govt.nz, or refer to www.rbnz.govt.nz as a ‘partner site’ unless you have express and written permission to do so.

Yes, published Reserve Bank information may be used according to the conditions on our copyright page.