23 Aug 2016

Anger over closure of rural bank branches

From Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm, 1:19 pm on 23 August 2016

Nineteen Westpac branches could be set to close, leaving some towns with no banking facilities. The proposed closures would affect many rural areas across the country. Residents in the Canterbury town of Fairlie met last night to prepare to fight the possible closure of the town's only bank and ATM machine. Mackenzie District Mayor, Claire Barlow was at the meeting.