Upgrading our currencyBank notes are to be updated and available on 2014. Stuff reports
The Reserve Bank will soon start a project to upgrade New Zealand's bank notes, opening the door to a redesign and, possibly, new faces adorning the currency.I thought I`d offer my options:
A poll on the Stuff website of potential candidates quickly made the late comedian Billy T James the favourite, ahead of military hero Willie Apiata, running legend Jack Lovelock and opera diva Dame Kiri Te Kanawa.
$100 – The queen mother – she may be dead but she lived to over 100
$50 – Allan Hubbard – to remind us of the 50 fraud charges he is facing
$20 - Edward Te Whiu - to remind us that as a 20-year old, he was hanged for murder
$10 – Dick Taylor, who won the 10,000 Christchurch Commonwealth Games in 1974
$5 - Five-member band Blindspott.
While we are at it, let’s also revamp our coins:
$2 coin. – The New Plymouth $2 shop – the country’s first, and it is still open.
$1 coin – Buck Shelford, for obvious reasons
$.50c - We could go international here and go for 50 cent.