So use it in preference to eftpos and other cards.

A sign seen in England.

Banknotes in America state “This note is legal tender for all debts, public and private.” Banknotes in Jacindaland omit the last 5 words and replace them with the dollar amount.

But what does legal tender actually mean? The belief has been that it not just can, but must be accepted in settlement of a debt and this article on the Reserve Bank website states: “Legal tender is a tender of payment that, by law, cannot effectively be refused in settlement of a debt denominated in the same currency.”

But this article on the Consumer NZ website which points out the declining ability to get cash out of bank accounts because of branch closures and ATM removals — or deposit it into one — states: “While cash is legal tender – they can refuse to accept it as payment. Some businesses already follow this practice.”

So who is correct? We don’t know.

Lawyers For Justice Ireland say that there the Central Bank of Ireland’s position is that private businesses can refuse cash under Contract Law if the customer is notified in advance, “hence our lobbying campaign that we need enhanced legislation in Ireland to protect cash as legal tender, regulatory powers against those businesses not accepting cash and provisions in place preventing banks from closing down cash services.”

In Jacindaland cash may not disappear as quickly or at all, as the Consumer article also states “Māori were more likely than non-Māori to report being unable to cope if they couldn’t get or use cash in the future.” Wokeists are therefore sure to make a fuss about it, despite their enthusiasm for a UN+WEF controlled world.