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Encyclopedia > Alan Bollard

Dr. Alan Bollard (born 1951) is the current governor of the Reserve Bank of New Zealand, having been appointed in on 23 September 2002. He succeeded Donald Brash in this role. The Reserve Bank of New Zealand is the central bank of New Zealand. ... September 23 is the 266th day of the year (267th in leap years). ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... Dr Donald Thomas Brash (born 24 September 1940), New Zealand politician, served as the Leader of the Opposition and parliamentary leader of the National Party, the countrys main opposition party from 28 October 2003 to 27 November 2006. ...

Prior to his time in charge on the Reserve Bank his public service included four years as Secretary to the Treasury (1998 – 2002), and time as head of the Commerce Commission (1994 – 1998). He also headed the New Zealand Institute of Economic Research and has edited or written at least two books about economic reform in New Zealand. The New Zealand Treasury (in Māori, Kaitohutohu Kaupapa Rawa) is a public sector organisation and is the Government’s lead advisor on economic and financial policy. ...

External links

• Reserve Bank of New Zealand biography

  • List of books and articles available at Victoria university

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Inside Business - 08/06/2003: NZ reserve bank head comments on rates (1261 words)
DR ALAN BOLLARD We have always said we don't want to be intrusive in our financial regulation but it is a bit different from the way that APRA does it, and we are just reaffirming that we are quite serious about the way we carry out that light-handed regime.
DR ALAN BOLLARD: It means we have an economy that does receive price signals, both good and bad, in from the rest of world very quickly and we have to have a corporate sector that is able to adjust very quickly.
ALAN KOHLER: Speaking of openness, the fact that you are doing this interview and you had a press conference after the rate cut decision is quite unusual.
bollard: Definition and Much More from Answers.com (557 words)
Bollards are rarely totally cyclindrical, but typically have a larger diameter near the top to discourage mooring warps (docklines) from coming loose.
Bollards can be used to enclose car-free zones: removable bollards allow access for emergency vehicles.
In mountaineering, a bollard is a large pile of snow or a block of ice shaped to form a secure anchor point.
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