People surveyed by Rural Women New Zealand are overwhelmingly opposed to the withdrawal of cheques this year.
The survey response was the highest the organisation has had in three years.
The main concerns were around paying monthly bills, purchasing farm supplies and paying tax.
Of those who still used cheques, 75 per cent said they posted them to make their payments.
Rural Women board member Sharron Davie-Martin says the goal is not to create a permanent stay of cheques, but to create a viable option for those who do not yet have the connectivity options.
“Rural communities don’t have the technology or access to consistent technology to carry out their banking transactions – they have to use cheques,” she says.
“Cheques will get rid of themselves eventually, but we want places to be able to accept cheques until farming and rural communities can safely use the internet for their banking transactions.
“Banks are saying that they’ll help their customers learn how to use online banking, but if you don’t have a good internet connection, then that’s not going to work.”