Banknote features for each denomination
The Seventh Issue
The seventh series of notes began entering circulation in October 2015. The themes of the notes remain the same as series six, with the same respected New Zealanders, the Queen, and the flora and fauna remaining central to the designs. The notes have a brighter, clearer look, with the note denomination shown in larger print and greater colour contrast between notes. The notes contain more sophisticated security features that greatly enhance the overall design.
New Zealand Series 7 banknotes incorporate very little text. However, the new notes feature additional Māori language:
- Aotearoa - the Māori name for New Zealand
- Te Pūtea Matua – the Reserve Bank of New Zealand’s Māori name
- The names of the native birds on the reverse of the notes (hoiho, whio, kārearea, kōkako, mohua) will continue to be written in Māori.