This list names tax payers who are owed cash that has been left untouched for six or more years in companies such as financial institutions and insurance companies, or is an unpaid wage or salary.

After six years of trying to locate a person, a company must hand over the cash to IRD under the Unclaimed Monies Act (1971). There is no time limit to when money can be claimed. The IRD has put together an alphabetical list of 18,500 people owned $21 million unclaimed cash. The site is easily accessed and is in alphabetical order: 

Just go to www.ird.govt.nz/unclaimed-money if you think they may have some of your money?

There is another huge list (still in paper form) of $57 million owed to 193,000 people from pre-2005, and not is accessible online.