Two Cents’ Worth
Episode 36 - Scam Scum: We’re All Victims

Episode 36 - Scam Scum: We’re All Victims

August 2, 2019

New Zealanders lost 33 million dollars so scams last year.

Madison Reidy looks at how that's impacting our economy and what we're doing to stop it.

Episode 35 - Green Gold

Episode 35 - Green Gold

July 26, 2019

Nikki Mandow looks at avocado economics and how this humble fruit became an underworld currency.

Episode 34 - How to pick a winner

Episode 34 - How to pick a winner

July 19, 2019

Small businesses, with fewer than 20 employees, make up 97 percent of our enterprises and every month 850 new businesses start up in New Zealand.

But, on the flip side, 10 or so go into liquidation.

Episode 33 - The business of death

Episode 33 - The business of death

July 14, 2019

The business of death is undergoing fascinating changes in New Zealand right now. Our funeral sector was recently valued at $256 million.

But more and more, we’re seeing big multinationals taking over the industry.

Episode 32 - Is growth bad?

Episode 32 - Is growth bad?

July 5, 2019

British economist Kate Raworth is garnering a big following worldwide with her message that growth isn't always good - rather the opposite.

Episode 31 - The Ride-sharing Race

Episode 31 - The Ride-sharing Race

June 28, 2019

The cost and convenience of Uber has transformed the way we move around our cities.

And the ride-sharing goliath is looking to revolutionise the way we travel even further.

Episode 30 - Cohaus Living

Episode 30 - Cohaus Living

June 21, 2019

In a small corner of Grey Lynn, Auckland, trees are being cleared and tired old buildings are being demolished for a new development.

That doesn't sound particularly unusual - but it is.

Episode 29 - The Cookies and Cream mystery and other economic conundrums

Episode 29 - The Cookies and Cream mystery and other economic conundrums

June 14, 2019

The Two Cents' Worth team have gone in search of answers to their most burning economic questions.

What happened to Tip Top Cookies and Cream ice cream? Where did all the boutique barbershops in Wellington come from?

Episode 28 - What if every weekend was a long weekend?

Episode 28 - What if every weekend was a long weekend?

June 7, 2019

The businessman turning the working week on its head tells Claire Crofton why he did it and why others should too.

Episode 27 - An economic breakdown of the 2019 Wellbeing Budget

Episode 27 - An economic breakdown of the 2019 Wellbeing Budget

May 31, 2019

The Two Cents' Worth team dedicates the entire podcast to debating the merits of the 2019 Wellbeing Budget and how it's likely to impact the New Zealand economy.