Exchange Rate and Banking

Exchange Rate:
The NZ unit of currency is the NZ dollar (NZ$). Click here for today’s exchange rate

New Zealand has a modern, easy to use banking system. Some banks have specific staff trained to deal with the needs of the film industry.

Most New Zealand trading banks are available in Central Otago, including:
  • ANZ
    66 Tarbert Street, Alexandra
    0800 180 923
  • Bank of New Zealand (BNZ)
    45 Tarbert Street, Alexandra
    1 The Mall, Cromwell
    Call centre: 0800 800 468
  • Kiwibank
    66 Tarbert Street, Alexandra
    03 440 2035
  • National Bank
    37 Tarbert Street, PO Box 145, Alexandra
    No 3 The Mall, PO Box 4, Cromwell
    Call centre: 0800 18 18 18 or 0800 16 88 88
  • Westpac
    40 Tarbert Street, Alexandra
    26 Charlemont Street, Ranfurly
    Call centre: 0800 400 600
  • SBS Bank
    21 The Mall, PO Box 226, Cromwell
    03 445 0697

Other details:
  • Kiwibank hours are 8.30am and 5pm, Monday to Friday, excluding public holidays.
  • Other banks hours open are between 9am and 4.30pm, Monday to Friday, excluding public holidays.
  • ATMs (Automatic Teller Machines) are available in the main towns of Central Otago (Alexandra and Cromwell) and are accessible 24 hours a day. Credit cards with international debit and credit plans can access ATMs.
  • EFT-POS (Electronic Funds Transfer at Point of Sale) is available at most retailers and suppliers, and is accessible with most major credit cards.
  • Internet and telephone banking is offered by all New Zealand banks.
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