Who are these faces littering my banknotes?
- NZ$5 Sir Edmund Hillary, mountaineer
- NZ$10 Kate Sheppard, suffragette
- NZ$20 Queen Elizabeth II, The Queen
- NZ$50 Apirana Ngata, Maori politician
- NZ$100 Ernest Rutherford, physicist
NZ$5 Edmund Hillary
NZ$10 Kate Sheppard
NZ$20 Queen Elizabeth II
NZ$50 Apirana Ngata
NZ$100 Ernest Rutherford
- Ernest proved that radioactivity involved the nuclear transmutation of one chemical element to another
- he proved that alpha radiation is helium nuclei
- and under his direction as Director of the Cavendish Laboratory at the University of Cambridge, the first experiment to split the nucleus in a fully controlled manner was performed.
What are the Birds on the back of the New Zealand Banknotes?
Not forgetting our feathered friends:
- NZ$5 Yellow-eyed Penguin / Hoiho
- NZ$10 Blue Duck / Whio
- NZ$20 New Zealand Falcon / Karearea
- NZ$50 Blue Wattled Crow / Kokako
- NZ$100 Yellowhead / Mohua
Want to know some more fun facts? Get your head around New Zealand in Numbers!