2 Mar 2021

Calls for an inquiry into banks quitting provincial communities

From Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan, 1:20 pm on 2 March 2021

Mayors across the country are calling for a formal inquiry into the closure of banks in provincial communities.

33 mayors have signed a letter to the Prime Minister asking the Government to intervened. 

Gisborne District Council mayor Rehette Stoltz signed the letter and explains to Jesse why the banks are so important to the smaller communities. 

Gisborne Mayor Rehette Stoltz's comments follow Kiwibank's announcement of plans to close its Gisborne branch, along with six others nationwide.

Gisborne Mayor Rehette Stoltz's comments follow Kiwibank's announcement of plans to close its Gisborne branch, along with six others nationwide. Photo: LDR/ Supplied

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