The German technology to help prevent New Zealand banknote forgery

Ever noticed the colourful shimmer of the bird in the clear window of New Zealand's dollar notes or the clear black and white replica of your face in your passport?

That technology is called the Kinegram and it is just one of the ways New Zealand protects itself from counterfeiters and fraudsters.

Stephen Pratt, managing director of Kurz in Australia - whose parent is a privately owned German company - is the company behind the technology which is also used in the Australian, Canadian and Euro currencies.

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