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".


The Earl of Caithness“… our whole monetary system is dishonest, as it is debt-based… We did not vote for it. It grew upon us gradually but markedly since 1971 when the commodity-based system was abandoned.”

The Earl of Caithness, in a speech to the House of Lords, 1997.

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Positive Money NZ

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Don Richards
11 Muriwai Drive,
Whakatane 3120.

Phone: 07 307 9366
Mobile: 0274 778 147

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Auckland spokespeople

Cliff Hall
11 Eleanor Place,
Blockhouse Bay
Auckland 0600

Phone: 09 627 4352
Mobile: 027 207 3133

Waikato / Bay of Plenty spokesperson

Don Richards
11 Muriwai Drive,
Whakatane 3120.

Phone: 07 307 9366
Mobile: 0274 778 147

Taranaki spokespeople

Hamish Allan
107 Banks Street
New Plymouth 4310

Mobile: 022 3948109

Stuart Bramhall

Far North contact

Geoff Waterhouse
17 The Anchorage,
Haruru 0204

Phone 09 402 7506
Mobile 027 295 8220

Auckland - North Shore contact

Ian Langman
27 Manly Park Ave
Whangaparaoa 0930

Phone:09 424 0613
Mobile: 021 371 350

Auckland - contact

Raj Golta
31 Halsey Drive
Auckland 1042

Mobile: 021 213 3416

Wanganui contact

Kellee Bartlett
15 Patapu St
Whanganui 4500

Mobile: 020 4089 2850

Kapiti Coast contact

Ian Sheen
8 Kitchener Street
Te Horo Beach 5581

06 364 3299

Wellington contact

Ingrid Prosser
Stokes Valley

Phone 04 563-9632

Lowell Manning
19B Epiha St
Paraparaumu 5032

Phone: 04 298 6890

Nelson contact

Marc Bombios

Phone: 0272 662 642

Christchurch contact

John Kelly
71 Clarendon Tce
Christchurch 8023

021 064 4826

Dunedin contact

Dennis Dorney
14 Panmure Ave,
Calton Hill
Dunedin 9012

Ph 03 487 6043




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