New, brighter money in New Zealand

The first of the new series of banknotes are entering public circulation in New Zealand from Monday. The upgraded, still plastic, 'Brighter Money' includes improved security features, vibrant imagery, and innovative design.

The new notes will be the same sizes and denominations as the current banknotes, and they will continue to be made of flexible plastic. The themes of the notes remain the same, with the same respected New Zealanders, the Queen, and flora and fauna remaining central to the designs.