Change in New Zealand
New Zealand has nearly eradicated change. By change, I mean the stuff that jingles in your pocket when you come home from town, rattles in the drier, piles up on the dresser, ends up in a tupperware which one lugs to the bank every two years.
The ever-practical Kiwis are always tweaking their system, right down to their pocket change.
They got rid of the 1-cent and 2-cent coins during my last trip there in 1987. All prices were rounded up or down to the nearest nickel.
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