Send Money To New Zealand With CurrencyFair
When it comes to money exchange, we believe in simplicity and efficiency. To start to transfer money to New Zealand, simply register for an account today.
Reduce Your Transfer Fees By Up To 90 Per Cent!
Once your account is set up and you deposit your funds, you’ll need to decide between our two exchange options. Quicktrade is perfect if you’re looking to make a quick transfer and receive the best available rate. Alternatively, you can request a better rate in our Exchange and wait for the market to move to match it.
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A History of Currency in New Zealand
The New Zealand dollar is the currency of the Realm of New Zealand, which also includes the Cook Islands, Niue, the Ross Dependency, and Tokelau, as well as the Pitcairn Islands, which are a British Overseas Territory.
It’s often informally known as “the Kiwi”, with the $1 coin depicting the indigenous bird.
The dollar was introduced in 1967, when it replaced the New Zealand pound, which was made distinct from pound sterling in 1933. The pound was divided into 20 shillings, with each shilling divided into 12 pence. By the 1950s, this was thought to be an outdated system, so the dollar was born after committee recommendation.
When the dollar replaced the pound, 27 million banknotes were printed and 165 million new coins were minted.