Story: State-owned enterprises

New Zealand Post and Kiwibank (2nd of 5)

New Zealand Post and Kiwibank

In April 1987 the New Zealand Post Office was split into three separate companies – Telecom, Postbank and New Zealand Post. Each company was set up as a state-owned enterprise. Postbank was sold to ANZ Bank in 1989, and Telecom was bought by a consortium in 1990. New Zealand Post remained a state-owned enterprise. In 2002 it launched Kiwibank, which opened in existing New Zealand Post branches. This is the branch in Manners Street, Wellington.

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Rob Laking, 'State-owned enterprises - What are state-owned enterprises?', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/32672/new-zealand-post-and-kiwibank (accessed 17 November 2018)

Story by Rob Laking, published 20 Jun 2012, updated 17 Feb 2015