Need to find some long-lost Bonus Bonds?

Since Bonus Bonds started in 1970, many thousands of New Zealanders have bought them as gifts for relatives or friends. So you might have been given some at some point, only to lose track of them over the years.

The Bonus Bonds scheme is in wind-up, so now's a great time to reconnect with your long-lost Bonus Bonds to ensure you get paid out what you’re entitled to.

Here's what you need to do to start the search:

  • See if you can find any documents relating to your old Bonus Bonds - for example an old Bonus Bonds certificate or bondholder card. These will contain either a Bondholder Number or Serial Number, which will help us find your Bonus Bonds. See here for examples.
  • Have a think about any old residential addresses or previous names you might have used, such as a maiden name - this is all useful information if we're going to successfully locate your Bonus Bonds.

You can then call our contact centre team Monday to Friday between 8am and 6pm NZT on 0800 266 374 or + 64 3 474 1299 from outside of NZ (charges may apply) and we’ll let you know what information we need from you and how you can provide this.

If the Bonus Bonds Register no longer contains information for you, this is because at some point in the 50-year history of Bonus Bonds, your Bonds were cashed in.