Videos

View the Reserve Bank’s latest news conferences, educational videos, speeches and lectures. Older videos are available on the Reserve Bank’s YouTube channel.

Monetary Policy Statement news conferences
Full MPS news conference
Monetary Policy Statement news conferences
42m:24s
A full-length video of the latest Monetary Policy Statement (MPS) news conference. The video provides a link to previous MPS news conferences.
MPS news conference highlights
Latest Monetary Policy Statement news conference highlights
10m:19s
A highlights reel of the latest Monetary Policy Statement (MPS) news conference.
Financial Stability Report news conferences
Full FSR news conference
Financial Stability Report news conferences
31m:56s
A full-length video of the latest Financial Stability Report (FSR) news conference. The video provides a link to previous FSR news conferences.
FSR news conference highlights
Latest Financial Stability Report news conference highlights
6m:16s
A highlights reel of the latest Financial Stability Report (FSR) news conference.
Learn about important financial concepts
Stress testing
Stress tests
2m:00s
Stress testing is a tool to assess how banks might cope with a severe economic downturn. This video explains how stress tests work and why the Reserve Bank of New Zealand uses them in its role as prudential regulator.
The OCR and how it works
The OCR and how it works
3m:17s
The Reserve Bank uses the six-weekly Official Cash Rate (OCR) decision to dial up or down the cost of money, which affects our spending, saving and investing decisions. Learn how the OCR affects you.
What is the Economy?
What is the economy?
2m:22s
A short animated video about how the New Zealand economy works, who the main players are and the Reserve Bank's key role.
What is money?
What is money?
4m:04s
A short animated video about how money works - its functions and the role the Reserve Bank plays in it.
Money creation in the modern economy
Money creation in the modern economy
5m:07s
Ryland Thomas, author of 'Money creation in the modern economy', explains how money is created and the central bank's role in money creation.
How the RBNZ makes monetary policy decisions
How the RBNZ makes monetary policy decisions
2m:23s
Governor Graeme Wheeler explains the Bank's monetary policy decision-making process, and the essential role of the Governing Committee. September 2015.
Compound interest
Compound interest
3m:11s
A short presentation to explain the concept of compound interest, and how it affects your savings.
Making money flow: the MONIAC
Making money flow: the MONIAC
4m:37s
Introducing pioneering New Zealand economist Bill Phillips' amazing hydro-mechanical economic computer.
On the Money
Booms, busts and the way between
Booms, busts and the way between
4m:19s
Head of Macro Financial Stability, Bernard Hodgetts, explains the role of macro-prudential policy and the tools the Reserve Bank has to smooth out boom-bust cycles.
Risk, regulation and responsibilities
Risk, regulation and responsible choices
3m:25s
Head of Prudential Supervision, Toby Fiennes, explains how regulation helps to promote a sound and efficient financial system, and why everyone has a role to play.
Inflation - a thief in your wallet
Inflation — a thief in your wallet
3m:43s
Head of Economics, John McDermott, explains how inflation is measured and how it manifests itself in everyday life. He also explains the importance of maintaining price stability.
About the Reserve Bank
What we do
What we do
1m:17s
In this video the Reserve Bank explains its three key roles: managing inflation; producing currency; and regulating banks, finance companies and insurers.
Past, present, future: the Reserve Bank
Past, present, future: the Reserve Bank
6m:46s
An introduction to the history and role of the Reserve Bank of New Zealand as revealed in the displays in the Reserve Bank Museum & Education Centre, Wellington, New Zealand.
Global forces
Global forces: Is New Zealand's economy safe from global shocks?
1m:37s
In this video we explore how global economic shocks impact New Zealand and how the Reserve Bank predicts and prepares for them.
Keeping the Banks healthy
Keeping banks healthy: How do we monitor the health of banks
1m:43s
In this video we explain how the Reserve Bank monitors banks, ensuring they aren't over-exposed to risky debt, so they can stay strong and healthy.
Behind the Bulletin
Behind the Bulletin - Michael Callaghan
Behind the Bulletin - Michael Callaghan
2m:43s
Michael Callaghan discusses his Bulletin article, 'The New Zealand dollar in global markets'
Behind the bulletin decimalisation
Behind the Bulletin - Matthew Wright
1m:31s
Matthew Wright discusses his Bulletin article, 'A litmus test for society: Reserve Bank decimal note designs 1967-2017'
Behind the Bulletin - Matthew Wright
Behind the Bulletin - Matthew Wright
1m:59s
Matthew Wright discusses his Bulletin article 'The imagery and themes of the Series 7 ‘Brighter Money’ banknotes'.
Behind the Bulletin - Amber Watson
Behind the Bulletin - Amber Wadsworth
2m:06s
Economic analyst Amber Wadsworth (nee Watson) discusses her Bulletin article 'Disruption or distraction? How digitisation is changing New Zealand banks and core banking systems'
Notes and coins videos
Banknote security features
Banknote security features
0m:59s
Explore the banknote’s sophisticated security features and learn how to identify a genuine banknote by the ‘look, feel and tilt’ sensory approach used by other central banks.
Life of a Banknote
The life of a banknote
2m:23s
Find out what happens to New Zealand banknotes, from how they are made, sorted and circulated, to what happens when they are no longer fit for circulation.
Banknote gauge for people with low vision
Banknote gauge for people with low vision
1m:04s
Banknote gauges to help people with sight loss better identify New Zealand’s currency have been released by the Reserve Bank in collaboration with organisations representing the blindness community.
The making of the Anzac coin
The making of the Anzac circulating commemorative coin
1m:21s
Compliments of the Royal Canadian Mint, this video shows how Anzac circulating commemorative coins are made.
Mr Dollar
Mr Dollar
0m:33s
Decimal currency was introduced to New Zealand on 10 July 1967. A great deal of work was required to make the change from Imperial currency, including a huge publicity campaign. A series of advertisements on television introduced the concepts to viewers in New Zealand.
Now it can be told video image
Now it can be told
4m:16s
This footage tells the story of the distribution of currency for decimalisation on 10 July 1967. $120m of currency, weighing 730 tonnes was sent to nearly 600 bank branches around the country by plane, ferry, truck and train between April and June 1967 as part of “Operation Overlander”. Everything went without a hitch and not one cent was lost!
Brighter Money banknote upgrade media conferences and advertising
Brighter Money launch ($20, $50 and $100)
Brighter Money launch ($20, $50 and $100)
19m:46s
On 11 April 2016, Governor-General Lieutenant General The Right Honourable Sir Jerry Mateparae along with the Reserve Bank launched the final three denominations in a series of new banknotes that include new security features.
Brighter Money
Brighter Money - Banknote Upgrade
54m:10s
Watch the videos of the Brighter Money launch, from the first announcement in November 2014 to the launch of the $20, $50 and $100 banknotes in April 2016.
Brighter Money - Hauraki’s Matt & Jeremy take the $20 for a spin
Brighter Money – Hauraki’s Matt and Jeremy take the $20 for a spin
0m:53s
The Reserve Bank of New Zealand's new Brighter Money notes are now in circulation. Take a look at what Hauraki's Matt and Jeremy have been up to with the brand new $20 note.
Brighter Money - The Hits’ Flynny takes the $50 for a spin
Brighter Money – The Hits’ Flynny takes the $50 for a spin
0m:50s
The Reserve Bank of New Zealand's new Brighter Money notes are now in circulation! The Hits' Flynny was lucky enough to check out the $50 note.
Brighter Money - ZM’s Georgia and Guy check out the $100 note
Brighter Money – ZM’s Georgia and Guy check out the $100 note
0m:41s
The Reserve Bank of New Zealand's new Brighter Money notes are now in circulation. ZM's Guy and Georgia were lucky enough to check out the $100 note.
Speeches and lectures
A conversation with Geoff Bascand
A conversation with Geoff Bascand
6m:49s
Reserve Bank Deputy Governor Geoff Bascand discusses the Bank’s risk management framework, reserves management, and relationship with the Government in a video interview with Central Banking.com. The interview follows Mr Bascand’s recent speech to the National Asset-Liability Management conference in London.
Communication, understanding and credibility
Communication, understanding, and credibility
3m:01s
Deputy Governor, Geoff Bascand, explains our approach to communication, and the importance of transparency and credibility.
The financial crisis: whodunnit?
The financial crisis: whodunnit?
20m:25s
A public lecture by Howard Davies, Director of the London School of Economics, introduced by Dr Alan Bollard held on 30 July 2009, Wellington, New Zealand.
How a unique man built a machine, drew a curve and helped world economics advance
How a unique man built a machine, drew a curve and helped world economics advance
1h:12m:10s
The Bill Phillips lecture by Dr Alan Bollard, 16 July 2008.
Monetary Policy Challenge
Monetary Policy Challenge
Monetary Policy Challenge winners
87m:10s
Watch the winning presentation from Kristin School, 2nd place presentation from Macleans College and third place presentation from Saint Patrick's College at the 2017 national final of the Reserve Bank of New Zealand Monetary Policy Challenge (MPC).
Working at the Bank - meet the people
Finding your place
Finding your place
3m:34s
A video featuring recent Graduates and their experience of the Graduate Programme, the bank culture, and the opportunities available.
Journeys and destinations
Journeys and destinations
2m:30s
A video featuring employees who were originally recruited as Graduates and their experiences and career path so far.
Unique bank, unique opportunities
Unique bank, unique opportunities
5m:17s
A video focusing on the bank's purpose and structure and includes a broad overview of how the Graduate programme works.