Hospitality NZ launched their revamped 18+ card on 14 January 2019. This is now the Kiwi Access Card. The new Kiwi Access Card contains additional security features and a change of layout to the 18+ card.
The 18+ card was used as a form of photographic ID for individuals who did not possess other forms of photographic ID such as a New Zealand Driver Licence or Passport.
The status of the new Kiwi Access card is considered to be the same as the older 18+ card for the purposes of the IVCOP. This approach is in-line with the Evidence of Identity standard factsheet on the Kiwi Access Card/18+ Card, which treats them as the same form of identification.