Brighter Money

New Zealand's new banknotes have been upgraded to benefit from technological advances in security features.
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The new notes will be released progressively by denomination. The new $5 and $10 banknotes were released into public circulation during October 2015 and the $20, $50 and $100s will start to circulate from mid-May 2016.

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

Both sets of banknotes, that is, Series 6 and Series 7 (Brighter Money) will co-circulate and both sets will be legal tender.

New Zealand banknotes - new design for the notes

More information

Brighter Money media conferences and advertising
Brighter Money launch ($20, $50 and $100)
Brighter Money launch ($20, $50 and $100)
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On 11 April 2016, Governor-General Lieutenant General The Right Honourable Sir Jerry Mateparae along with the Reserve Bank launched the final three denominations in a series of new banknotes that include new security features.
Brighter Money
Brighter Money - Banknote Upgrade
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Watch the videos of the Brighter Money launch, from the first announcement in November 2014 to the launch of the $20, $50 and $100 banknotes in April 2016.
Brighter Money - Hauraki’s Matt & Jeremy take the $20 for a spin
Brighter Money – Hauraki’s Matt and Jeremy take the $20 for a spin
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The Reserve Bank of New Zealand's new Brighter Money notes are now in circulation. Take a look at what Hauraki's Matt and Jeremy have been up to with the brand new $20 note.
Brighter Money - The Hits’ Flynny takes the $50 for a spin
Brighter Money – The Hits’ Flynny takes the $50 for a spin
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The Reserve Bank of New Zealand's new Brighter Money notes are now in circulation! The Hits' Flynny was lucky enough to check out the $50 note.
Brighter Money - ZM’s Georgia and Guy check out the $100 note
Brighter Money – ZM’s Georgia and Guy check out the $100 note
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The Reserve Bank of New Zealand's new Brighter Money notes are now in circulation. ZM's Guy and Georgia were lucky enough to check out the $100 note.