New Money: New Zealand is upgrading its banknotes?

Since our current banknotes were first issued in 1999, security features and the technology for designing and printing banknotes have all advanced considerably. And while counterfeiting rates here in New Zealand are low compared to the rest of the world, we need to stay one step ahead of the game.

This upgraded new brighter money will feature improved security features, vibrant imagery and innovative design.

The new banknotes, also known as brighter money will be released in two stages, these being:

>> Stage 1 ($5 & $10 notes): Target release date is October 2015.

>> Stage 2 ($20, $50 & $100 notes): Target release date is April 2016.

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