September 2018 Release of our petition to have the Reserve Bank issue our money along with an opinion piece.

June Press release on the swiss referendum. Despite the campaign of confusion and fear run by opponents, 25% voted for the Sovereign Money Initiative.

April The AustralianRoyal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry is coming up with some serious wrongdoing by the banks and financial institutions

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

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

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.

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".


John Kenneth Galbraith“The study of money, above all other fields in economics, is one in which complexity is used to disguise truth or to evade truth, not to reveal it. The process by which banks create money is so simple the mind is repelled. With something so important, a deeper mystery seems only decent.”

John Kenneth Galbraith (1908-2006 ), former professor of economics at Harvard, writing in ‘Money: Whence it came, where it went’ (1975).


PositiveMoney UK - the campaign in the UK. Positive Money New Zealand takes its lead from Positive Money UK and they have brought the money creation conversation into the mainstream media in the UK.

International Movement for Monetary Reform A global network of organisations campaigning for monetary reform. Positive Money New Zealand is a member.

Social Credit Party. A political party in New Zealand that stands for a fundamental reform of the monetary system, similar to that offered by Positive Money New Zealand.

Living Economies - a New Zealand educational network presenting real-value alternatives such as time banks, interest free loans (savings pools) and local money.

Americian Monetry Institute - the campaign that has been running in the US since 1996.

Public Banking Institute - The public banking revolution in the US.

Economic Reform Australia - for a just and sustainable society

Full Reserve - A collection of resources for anyone interested in this alternative monetary system.

The Bank of North Dakota - is owned by the State of North Dakota. The state puts it finances through the bank making North Dakota one of only two states in the US that is technically not insolvent. The state has only 700,000 inhabitants, is agriculturaly based and is thriving - watch the 3 minute video clip on the banks history.

Fabian Society New Zealand - provides a forum for critiquing the prevailing economic orthodoxy and the advocacy of viable alternatives and reforms.




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