News

May 2017 Positive Money New Zealand issued a press release seeking clarity from the Reserve Bank on how our money is created.  They still refer to intermediation by the banks, which is not how our banking system works.

5th November 2016 An article in The Guardian newspaper in England argued that abolishing debt-based currency holds the secret to getting our system off its addiction to growth.

5th September 2016 KPMG released a report, commissioned by the Prime Minister of Iceland, titled "Money Issuance" The report looked at money created by the Government.

28 March 2016 Bryan Gould has agreed to be the Patron for Positive Money New Zealand.

Bryan is a respected commentator on economic matters, an author, academic and Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit.

31 October 2015 A monetary reform group in Switzerland has enough signatures for a referendum on who creates their money supply.

14 October 2015 The Finance Commission of the Dutch parliament discussed monetary reform.

31 March 2015. The Telegraph in London reports on the Icelandic governments plan to have their central bank issue their money supply and calls it a radical plan.

22 November. The British parliament debated money creation last week, for the first time in 170 years. There was cross-party support for a proposal to set up a monetary commission

23 September. A new generation of young people, dubbed ''property orphans'' may be destined to be renters for life.

17 September. The Bank of International Settlements (BIS), the bank used by central banks, confirmed New Zealand houses are among the most "unaffordable" in the world compared to people's incomes.

6 September. Bruce Bisset of Hawkes Bay today reveals the true story behind the so called Rock Star economy.

25th April 2014 "Strip private banks of their power to create money”: says the Financial Times’ chief economics commentator Martin Wolf, who endorses Positive Money’s proposals for reform

15th March 2014 - In a historic move The Bank of England quarterly bulletin explains how money is created. Whenever a bank makes a loan, it creates a deposit in the borrower’s bank account, thereby creating new money. The bank says that this differs from the story found in some economics textbooks.

16th August 2013. The retiring head of the Financial Markets Authority apologised for the mistakes made saying “You were let down”.

 

Captain Henry Kerby“That this House considers that the continued issue of all the means of exchange – be they coin, bank-notes or credit, largely passed on by cheques – by private firms as an interest-bearing debt against the public should cease forthwith; that the Sovereign power and duty of issuing money in all forms should be returned to the Crown, then to be put into circulation free of all debt and interest obligations…”

Captain Henry Kerby MP, in an Early Day Motion tabled in 1964.United Kingdom

Newsletters

Issue 71 on the 31st May.  New Spokesperson in Auckland and a letter to the Directors of the Reserve Bank.

Issue 70 on the 1st May.  A presentation in Whanganui that Dr Brash should have attended.

Issue 70 on the 1st May.  A presentation in Whanganui that Dr Brash should have attended.

Issue 69 on the 31st March.  Help us educate The Reserve Bank.

Issue 68 on the 1st March.  Global debt and what you can do to have a system that works for us all.

Issue 67 on the 1st February. Positive changes here and in the UK.

Issue 66 on the 24 December. Radio interview and news from the UK.

Issue 65 on the 1st December. A large campaign planned for the Swiss referendum,

Issue 64 on the 1st November. Day of action in Britain and bankers jailed in Iceland.

Issue 63 on the 1st October.  Promising news from Iceland and a presentation in Auckland.

Issue 62 on the 1st September. Refresh of our fliers and an overview of our solution.

Issue 61 on the 31st July. Hope emerges from the ashes of BREXIT

Issue 60 on the 1st July.  An amazing admission from the IMF.

Issue 59 on the 1st June. A lacklustre budget and not much help on the horizon.

Issue 58 on the 1st May. Sale of 45% of Kiwibank, a presentation in Opotiki and blogs by our Wellington spokesperson.

Issue 57 on the 1st April. Bryan Gould as our Patron and a new Spokesperson in Auckland.

Issue 56 on the 29th February. A salute to Martin Wolf

Issue 55 on the 1st February. Welcome to 2016 and a new spokesperson

Issue 54 on the 22nd December. Good turnout to our presentation in Whakatane and all the best for 2016

Issue 53 on the 1st December.  Great news from Switzerland and a New Zealand documentary about our banking system.

Issue 52 on the 1st November.  The Finance commission of the Dutch parliament discusses monetary reform.

Issue 51 on the 1st October. Another Bank of England paper on money creation by private banks.

Issue 50 on the 31st August.  New Zealand First adopts a remit on money created by the Government.

Issue 49 on the 31st July.  Article in the Herald “Banks fuel housing market by 'creating' money”

Issue 48 on the 1 July.  Another IMF bombshell and support for Greece (not from the IMF).

Issue 47 on the 1st June.  Talk in Hastings

Issue 46 on the 30th April Talk in Hastings and the Iceland PM commissions a paper on monetary reform.

Issue 45 on the 31st March Economists speak out in favour of money creation for the people not the banks

Issue 44 on the 2nd March  Good news from Canada and a complaint to the Reserve Bank.

Issue 43 on the 2nd February Our 1,000th like on Facebook and our team is growing. 

Issue 42 on the 19th December All the best for 2015

Issue 41 on the 1st December A historic debate in the British parliament

Issue 40a on the 15th November A message to our Auckland and Hamilton Supporters

Issue 40 on the 2nd November our updated Mission, Goals and Strategies to 2020

Issue 39 on the 1st October and time to plan ahead

Issue 38 on the 31st August.  The election is in full swing.

Issue 37 on the 1st August. Countdown to the election.

Issue 36 on the 1st July. Spokesperson for the Kapiti Coast and three people standing in this years election

Issue 35 on the 31st May.  Spokesperson for Auckland and a potential referendum in Switzerland on monetary reform. 

Issue 34 on the 1st May.  Membership and a couple of courageous articles from Martin Wolf of the Financial Times

Issue 33 on the 30th March. Membership, an election date and the Bank of England's historic paper on money creation.

Issue 32 on the 2nd March.  The launch of our membership page.

Issue 31 on the 2nd February.  Welcome to 2014 and we are back in action.

Issue 30 on the 23rd December.  Merry Christmas and a Happy 2014.

Issue 29 on the 1st December. An approach for funding and more talks to Rotary Clubs.

Issue 28 on the 31st October. Our second anniversary and good profile from an interview with Guyon Espiner.

Issue 27 on the 30th September. David Cunliffe makes a good first impression and the England and Wales Green Party call for an end to the private creation of money

Issue 26 on the 1st September.  PMNZ starts to take its message to a wider audience.

Issue 25 on the 1st August. PMNZ is now part of the International Movement for Monetary Reform and Sunday morning programme is grappling with put a programme together on how money gets created.

Issue 24 on the 30th June.  Sunday Morning programme on National Radio interested in featuring PMNZ, Greens drop their policy of the government creating some of our money supply and we compiled an article on the Popes speech.

Issue 23 on the 2nd June. Pope Francis calls for reform of the monetary system, Third Degree clip on repossessing a farm and a very good clip that explains how the banking system works.

Issue 22 on the 30th April. Meeting with the Anglican Bishop of Wellington, PMNZ version of the Positive Money Proposal and a submission to the Reserve Bank.

Issue 21 on the 1st April.  The crisis in Cyprus, the Open Bank Resolution, Lord Turner and talks by Hordur Torfason.

Issue 20 on the 28th February.  More on the "7 Sharp item" and its global reach.

Issue 19 on 8th February. The "7 Sharp" item and an amazing You Tube clip on the IMF working paper

Issue 18 on 7th February. Incorrectly titled Issue 19 - our shortest ever - alerting people to the 7 Sharp screening.

Issue 17 on 31st January. Spoke to the Theosophical Society and Transition Towns, a good Dom Post item called Making money dance to a new tune, a new IMF paper titled “New Zealand Banks’ Vulnerabilities and Capital Adequacy” raises concerns about NZ banks and a hint of better things to come for PMNZ.

Issue 16 on 19th December. Hordur Torfason coming to New Zealand to speak,interview on RNZ with Russel Norman on excessive bank profits and response from Bill English.

Issue 15 on 2nd December2012. Fabians event, response to Bill English and a meeting with the Anglican Bishop of Wellington.

Issue 14 on 30th October 2012. Our first birthday, meeting with Hone Harawira, letter to the Auckland Mayor and Councillors and a request to appear on "Campbell Live".

Issue 13 on 30th September 2012. Letter to Bill English, article on the IMF Working Paper, spoke before the Local Government Act 2012 Select Committee and created a new page on our website "Why should I bother".

Issue 12 on 23rd August 2012. IMF working paper.

Issue 11 on 15th July 2012. Submission to the Local Government Ammendment Bill and the letter sent to the Wellington City Mayor and Councillors.

Issue 10 to 4th July 2012. Lauch of our You Tube media channel, North and South magazine "liked Positive Money NZ and a meeting in Auckland.

Issue 9 to 19th June 2012 Letters sent to the Mayor and Councillors of the Christchurch City Council, meeting with Grant Robertson and Russel Norman (not together) and notice of Wellington meeting

Issue 8 from January 2012 to 23 May.Letters sent to 33 secondary schools, meeting with David Parker, letter to the editor and good luck with the budget

Issue 7 to the end of 2011

Summary of what has been achieved and coming attractions.

Issue 6 to 28 November

The election result and the Island Bay candidate meeting.

Issue 5 to 18th November

November issue of "New Zealand Investor".

Issue 4 to 13th November

Raf Manji interview, Newtown, Kilbirnie and Haitaitai candidate meetings.

Issue 3 to 8th November

First candidate meeting, first media coverage

Issue 2 to 26th October

Showing of The Secret of OZ at the Paramount, likes on our website pass 100.

Issue 1 to 19th October

Launch, Occupy Wellington and Laurence and Don standing for Parliament.

 

 

 

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