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How we release information

This page provides guidance on how and when we release information including monetary policy decisions, statistics, news, research and Official Information Act requests.

Events and announcements


We publish:
  • all upcoming announcements relating to monetary policy and OCR decisions
  • release dates for upcoming monetary policy statements and financial stability reports
  • links to decisions and news releases.

You can also see what announcements are coming up on our events page.

See our events calendar

We tweet a link to the main media release on our Twitter channel and email the release to our email subscribers.

It can take a few minutes for information to appear on our website.

Monetary policy decisions and OCR

Announcement Frequency per year Time of release Where to find
Monetary policy and OCR  7 times 2pm Initially, for market participants, on our Bloomberg and Refinitiv pages and then on our website and social media
Monetary Policy Statements (MPS) Quarterly (4 times) 2pm Our website and social media


If our website is unavailable

If our website is unavailable, and we can't publish the OCR decision at 2pm, we will:

  • send out an email to our subscribers with the media release and OCR decision 
  • post the decision on our social media channels — LinkedIn and X / Twitter 

We have changed the name of the OCR announcements to Monetary Policy Review (MPR) announcements. 

This reflects the fact that other monetary tools apart from the OCR, such as forward guidance and large-scale asset purchases, are being used to achieve the Monetary Policy Committee's mandate of low and stable inflation and full employment.

The naming of MPS announcements will remain unchanged.

Financial Stability Reports

Announcement Frequency per year Time of release Where to find
Financial Stability Reports Every 6 months (2 times) 9am Our website and social media

Livestreams of media conferences

You can watch a livestream of our media conferences for Monetary Policy Statements and Financial Stability Reports at the following times:

Media conference Time
Monetary Policy Statements 3pm
Financial Stability Reports 1pm

We upload a replay of the media conference to our YouTube channel within 24 hours.

There is no media conference for the Monetary Policy Review.


The following information outlines our attendance policy for onsite Reserve Bank media conferences:

  • Media conference attendance is by invitation only.
  • Invitations to Reserve Bank media conferences will be sent to accredited representatives of media organisations.
  • Accreditation is determined by Parliament Press Gallery accreditation, membership of the NZ Media Council, or employment at a known, reputable media platform (such as international wire agencies).
  • Entry may be declined to those who have not confirmed their RSVP by the stated deadline, or who arrive after the start of a media conference. 
  • Due to capacity constraints, attendance numbers may be restricted and the number of representatives from individual media organisations may be limited to allow for a proportionate representation from different media organisations. 
  • Those declined attendance may watch Reserve Bank media conferences via livestream offsite. They may submit questions in writing after the event. We will respond to such queries as soon as practicable. 
  • The Reserve Bank retains discretion to decline entry to media conferences and make exceptions to the above criteria.
  • Members of the public are able to submit questions to the Reserve Bank by emailing [email protected]
 

News releases

We publish our news releases in the news section and on the homepage. We also tweet a link to the media release via our Twitter channel and email our news release subscribers.

Subscribe for email updates

Speeches

We give more than 120 presentations to business, community and sector groups and organisations throughout the year.

Invite us to speak

If you are interested in finding out more about our speaking engagements or would like to invite a Reserve Bank speaker to your event, email [email protected]

Upcoming speeches

Find out what public speeches are coming up on our speech page, which lists upcoming and past speeches.

Speeches


Published speeches are normally accompanied by a news release. We share a link to the news release on our Twitter channel.

Statistics

The statistics calendar allows you to see what dates the economic and financial data we produce is released. Data is released from 3pm NZT on the day of the release.

It can take up to 15 minutes to become available on our website depending on the amount of data we're releasing. We cannot guarantee an exact publication time for tables and related documents to appear on the website. If you are having issues accessing the data, clear your cache (Chrome, Edge and Safari) or use private browsing (Chrome, Edge and Safari).

Statistics release calendar

If you do not know the name of the statistical series you are looking for, try searching the directory of statistics tables.

Directory of statistics tables

We also have a handy guide that explains how to use our Statistics pages and interpret the data.

Guide to Reserve Bank statistics webpages (PDF 2.3 MB)

Official Information Act requests

We publish responses to Official Information Act (OIA) requests to improve public transparency and provide an additional resource for anyone seeking information. 

Publication online will coincide with or follow soon after we release the information to the requester.

Responses to Official Information Act requests

Articles and research

We have three long-running series as follows:

Bulletins: Articles by our staff covering a wide range of issues related to central banking, the financial system and the New Zealand economy.

Discussion papers: Detailed scholarly research by staff economists and visiting scholars of interest mainly for academic and professional economists.

Analytical Notes: Background papers prepared by our staff. Unless otherwise stated, views expressed in these papers are those of the authors, and do not necessarily represent the views of the Reserve Bank.