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.

23 Aug 2016
NEWS  Monetary policy faces challenges in turbulent times
Monetary policy challenges extend well beyond the normal parameters and stresses envisaged when policy frameworks were designed and inflation goals were first specified, Reserve Bank Governor Graeme Wheeler said today.
18 Aug 2016
NEWS  Bulletin article evaluates forecasting performance
The Reserve Bank today released a Bulletin article reviewing forecast performance.
12 Aug 2016
NEWS  LVR start date deferred until 1 October 2016
The Reserve Bank is deferring the start of the proposed changes to investor loan-to-value restrictions (LVRs) nationwide from 1 September to 1 October 2016, based on feedback from the banking industry from its recent consultation on the proposals.
11 Aug 2016
NEWS  Official Cash Rate reduced to 2.0 percent
The Reserve Bank today reduced the Official Cash Rate (OCR) by 25 basis points to 2.0 percent.
03 Aug 2016
NEWS  New Reserve Bank procedures for policy releases
The Reserve Bank today announced new procedures for the release of its quarterly Monetary Policy Statements, interim Official Cash Rate Reviews, and six-monthly Financial Stability Reports.

Upcoming events

2016

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

26-27 Jan 2017
Housing markets and macro-prudential policy workshop
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