Two Cents’ Worth
Episode 23 - WTF is a wellbeing budget?

Episode 23 - WTF is a wellbeing budget?

May 3, 2019

At the end of May, the government will be rolling out their new Wellbeing Budget, but what’s the big deal? Can it really make us a happier, healthier nation?

Claire Crofton investigates.

Episode 22 - The autism employment conundrum

Episode 22 - The autism employment conundrum

April 26, 2019

Two years ago, then 18-year-old Jackson left school with NCEA level 3 in maths, economics, physics and travel/tourism.

He started looking for a job in the construction sector.

And he’s still looking.

Episode 21 - Disrupting the business of booze

Episode 21 - Disrupting the business of booze

April 18, 2019

All over the world, younger generations are drinking less.

That’s got to be good for our health - but not so great for business.

Claire Crofton discovers how millennials are disrupting the business of booze.

Episode 20 - Opening the books

Episode 20 - Opening the books

April 12, 2019

Justin Gregory opens the books on book publishing in New Zealand to find out if anyone's making any money.

Episode 19 - Growing a cannabis economy

Episode 19 - Growing a cannabis economy

April 5, 2019

Growing cannabis is something we do pretty well in parts of this country, but until now that has not been something to be proud of or even talk about.

That's about to change.

Episode 18 - Hundreds more Bryans

Episode 18 - Hundreds more Bryans

March 29, 2019

Tim Watkin looks at a new initiative to create a hybrid workspace – somewhere between the market economy and the volunteer sector – where people get something in return when they volunteer.

Episode 17 - Raw power in the Internet era

Episode 17 - Raw power in the Internet era

March 22, 2019

It took an extraordinary series of events to expose what raw commercial and network monopoly power looks like in the Internet age.

And how powerless even our most powerful have become.

Episode 16 - The secret battle of the CPTPP

Episode 16 - The secret battle of the CPTPP

March 15, 2019

The CPTPP was more than a decade in the making.

This is a little known story about the 11th hour change that made the 11-country trade agreement what it is today. 

Episode 15 - The plastic ties that bind

Episode 15 - The plastic ties that bind

March 8, 2019

Nikki Mandow delves into the economic mysteries behind the guilt-assuaging plastic packaging recycling bins, which mysteriously disappeared from supermarkets late last year.

Episode 14 - Refashioning New Zealand’s rag trade

Episode 14 - Refashioning New Zealand’s rag trade

March 1, 2019

New Zealand's fashion industry is an increasingly volatile space.   Sonia Sly joins the Two Cents' Worth team to look at some of the economic pressures facing our fashion industry.