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Two Cents' Worth
26 minutes | Aug 14, 2020
The effort to change our wasteful food habits
We waste $1.16 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 balancing the food waste books...
29 minutes | Aug 7, 2020
The Suburban Solar Conundrum
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. But do we need subsidies?
26 minutes | Jul 31, 2020
Turning Tripe into Wound-healing 'Crumpet'
This week on Two Cents' Worth how tripe got the markets buzzing and what that can tell us about New Zealand's investment ecosystem.
22 minutes | Jul 24, 2020
Closed borders: Is the cure worse than the disease?
The closed borders protecting us from Covid-19 is keeping us healthy, but having unexpected consequences for our economy.
21 minutes | Jul 17, 2020
What becomes of the housing market?
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?
27 minutes | Jul 10, 2020
RoundUp: the landmark case and what it means for our economy and our health
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.
29 minutes | Jul 3, 2020
The little ventilator that could - during Covid
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
30 minutes | Jun 26, 2020
Worth a shot? The economics of the race for a vaccine
The race is on: Two Cents' Worth investigates the economics of finding a vaccine for coronavirus.
21 minutes | Jun 19, 2020
The Case for a Modern Debt Jubilee
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? Two Cents Worth considers the feasibility of a debt jubilee.
24 minutes | Jun 12, 2020
Losing it all - a personal story of bankruptcy
Bankruptcy is something to be avoided - but maybe not at all costs. Two Cents' Worth follows a woman's journey into insolvency.
22 minutes | Jun 5, 2020
A Side Hustle Story
Forty percent of Millennials have one and increasing numbers of GenXers and Baby Boomers are getting in on the act too. Two Cents' Worth finds delves into the world of side hustles...
23 minutes | May 29, 2020
Rugby’s fight for survival
With million dollar losses and huge staff cutbacks, there are concerns that rugby is in its death throes. Two Cents Worth looks at the economics of our national sport.
24 minutes | May 22, 2020
The Last Mile
In our new germ-wary world online shopping has become more important than ever but the road for reliable home delivery has always been a bit bumpy. Andrew Patterson considers how we might improve that 'last mile'.
21 minutes | May 15, 2020
Two Cents on "Once in a Generation" Budget
We're bracing for a major, global economic downturn. Will the government's historic 'once in a generation' budget be enough to insulate us from it. Gyles Beckford, Jenee Tibshraney, Bernard Hickey and Nikki Mandow break it down.
23 minutes | May 8, 2020
Ready for the robot takeover?
Meet Bella, Jamie and Yumi. Just some of the robots taking over our jobs. But does this have to be as scary as it sounds? Peter Griffin finds out.
21 minutes | May 1, 2020
An apple harvest no one will ever forget
Apple growers have filled our fruit bowls and bolstered our export coffers, while harvesting a bumper crop and maintaining strict social distancing for their workforce. It’s been a nightmare.
21 minutes | Apr 24, 2020
Our giant 'Green Eggs and Ham' moment
The Covid-19 lockdown has forced a 'Green Eggs and Ham' moment on many businesses and government departments which could jumpstart our adoption of digital technology and productivity.
24 minutes | Apr 17, 2020
Coronavirus Recovery: Lessons From the Christchurch Quakes
New Zealand could emerge from level-4 lockdown next week and set off down the slow, uncertain road to recovery from the Covid-19 crisis. Peter Griffin looks at what we can learn from previous disasters.
24 minutes | Apr 9, 2020
Where Covid-19 meets tourism, taps and nanotechnology
Two Cents Worth answers two listeners’ questions around how Covid-19 might change the world.
26 minutes | Apr 3, 2020
Riding the share market rollercoaster in the Covid-19 era
Fortunes can be lost or made in volatile markets, Peter Griffin looks at how amateur investors are navigating these troubled waters.
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