The Reserve Bank has had sole authority to issue New Zealand’s banknotes since 1934. Securing the note against forgery is a key requirement.
In earlier days this was achieved by such methods as complex and hard-to-reproduce patterns and a ‘security thread’ embedded in the note itself. In 1999, the Reserve Bank switched from linen to polymer banknotes, offering a range of new and sophisticated security features.
The Series 7 banknotes have security features that can be easily checked. Here is an overview of the main security features.
See more (PDF format): New Zealand – series 7th
Source: New Zealand Central Bank