Aussie Dollars now within cooee of the office

Tuesday 29 May 2012, 8:19AM

Kiwis wanting Aussie cash will be able to easily withdraw what they need from four newly souped-up ATMs around Auckland, making a trip across the ditch that little bit easier.

BNZ was the first New Zealand bank to stock Australian cash in two Auckland CBD ATMs specially upgraded with this additional functionality in December 2010. The bank has since extended this service into Wellington and Hamilton and went live in four more Auckland locations - Newmarket, Sylvia Park, Takapuna and Albany - late last week.

Andy Symons, BNZ director - retail, says that since the launch of this service Kiwis have flocked to withdraw Aussie cash from the ATMs before jumping on the plane.

“Interestingly the ATMs experience a clear uplift in transactions mid-week, suggesting business commuters enjoy the convenience of quickly grabbing some Aussie cash before heading across the Tasman.

“Demand for AUD in our ATMs is growing at pace and, as the only New Zealand bank to have this innovation, we’re pleased to also be attracting a lot of non-BNZ customers to the service,” says Mr Symons.

These BNZ ATMs offer AUD at the same exchange rate as over the counter and are available at the following locations: • Auckland CBD - 80 Queen Street • Newmarket - 330 Broadway • Sylvia Park - 286 Mt Wellington Highway • Takapuna - 491 Lake Road • Albany - 1B Northridge Plaza, 110 Don McKinnon Drive • Wellington - 60 Willis Street • Hamilton Airport.