General information about the reproduction of banknotes:
Under Section 25 of the Reserve Bank of New Zealand Act 1989, the Reserve Bank is the sole authority permitted to issue currency for New Zealand.
Section 29 sets out the penalties for making or issuing any bank note or coin other than a banknote or coin issued under this Act. The penalties include:
(a) in the case of an individual, imprisonment for a term not exceeding 3 years or a fine not exceeding $100,000;
(b) in the case of a body corporate, a fine not exceeding $300,000.
See Issuing or reproducing New Zealand currency for more information.