9 Jan 2020

No cheques please!

From Summer Times 2020/2021, 11:05 am on 9 January 2020

New Zealand Post announced on Tuesday this week that they will no longer be accepting cheques from the end of next month. They follow in the footsteps of other organisations and businesses that are slowly phasing out the use of cheques.

Last year there was also a big issue in Murupara when the one ATM in the small town was out of action, exposing how fragile our payment systems can be. To dig into the background of how we pay in New Zealand and how it is changing I'm joined by RNZ producer and history geek Robert Kelly. 

Cheque.

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