We asked our Facebook followers if they think cheques should be discontinued. Here are some of the responses:
Lynn Mellsopp Sadly this takes away some independence from many of our elderly, low-level literate people and rural people who can either not get or use the internet. Yes, the decision has been made. It’s just a shame that it couldn’t continue, even with long clearance times and fees. Another choice gone for some of our vulnerable.
Paul Wilson It’s done, and I am sure money will go the same way now. They have the Covid-19 pandemic to help them with that. The Government finally get to track every last cent in New Zealand.
See Mahurangi Matters Facebook for more comments and debate.