1 Dec 2020

Reefton to lose its only bank

From Morning Report, 6:20 am on 1 December 2020

A Reefton resident says closure of the town's only bank means those without transport or a computer will struggle to manage their finances.

The West Coast township is among others around the country affected by the Bank of New Zealand's decision to close down 38 of its branches by mid next year.

Reefton local Di Griffin says the closest banking service will be in Greymouth, which is an hour away by road and an hour back.

She told RNZ reporter Tracy Neal, that's bad news for those without a car, or a computer.