Two Cents’ Worth
Episode 85 - The effort to change our wasteful food habits

Episode 85 - The effort to change our wasteful food habits

August 14, 2020

We waste $1.6 billion worth of food every year. Nearly 160,000 tonnes.

With more and more people needing help putting meals on tables in the wake of the coronavirus, Two Cents' Worth looks at a waste minimisation campaign backed by 60 councils.

Episode 84 - The suburban solar conundrum

Episode 84 - The suburban solar conundrum

August 7, 2020

The combination of solar panels, electricity storage batteries, smart household gadgets, and a boring looking black box is set to change forever how our electricity system works.

Episode 83 - Turning tripe into wound-healing ‘crumpet’

Episode 83 - Turning tripe into wound-healing ‘crumpet’

July 31, 2020

This week on Two Cents' Worth: how tripe got the markets buzzing and what that can tell us about New Zealand's investment ecosystem.

Episode 82 - Closed borders: Is the cure worse than the disease?

Episode 82 - Closed borders: Is the cure worse than the disease?

July 24, 2020

The closed borders protecting us from Covid-19 is keeping us healthy, but having unexpected consequences for our economy.

Episode 81 - What becomes of the housing market?

Episode 81 - What becomes of the housing market?

July 17, 2020

In April, economists were predicting Covid could cause a 10-20 percent fall in house prices. In June, prices rose more than 9 percent - much more in some places. What is going on - and will it last?

Episode 80 - Roundup: the landmark case and what it means for our economy and our health

Episode 80 - Roundup: the landmark case and what it means for our economy and our health

July 10, 2020

Glyphosate is one of the most commonly used weedkillers in the world, but there’s huge pressure to phase it out.

Find out why and what that might mean for our billion dollar agricultural sector. 

Episode 79 - The little ventilator that could - during Covid

Episode 79 - The little ventilator that could - during Covid

July 3, 2020

How two multi-millionaires, two pandemic futurists, Air NZ’s former boss, a dairy executive on a break, a retired anaesthetist (and a few others) nearly saved New Zealand.

Episode 78 - Worth a shot? The economics of the race for a vaccine

Episode 78 - Worth a shot? The economics of the race for a vaccine

June 26, 2020

The race is on.

Two Cents Worth investigates the economics of finding a vaccine for coronavirus.

Episode 77 - The case for a modern debt jubilee

Episode 77 - The case for a modern debt jubilee

June 19, 2020

As the global economy spirals post-coronavirus and many people can no longer pay their debts or are being forced to take out new ones, is it time to wipe the slate clean?

Episode 76 - Losing it all: a personal story of bankruptcy

Episode 76 - Losing it all: a personal story of bankruptcy

June 12, 2020

Bankruptcy is something to be avoided - but maybe not at all costs.

Two Cents' Worth follows a woman's journey into insolvency.

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