Recycling plastic won’t save the world
Nikki Mandow delves into the economic mysteries behind the guilt-assuaging plastic packaging recycling bins, which mysteriously disappeared from supermarkets last year.
Refashioning NZ’s rag trade
A look at some of the economic pressures facing NZ’s increasingly volatile fashion industry.
Our place in the space race
Humans are increasingly looking to space with dollar signs in their eyes, because there is money to be made in their celestial hills.
Salmon set to surpass dairy, save the planet
In this week’s Two Cents’ Worth podcast, we look at an audacious NZ project to make aquaculture bigger than dairy.
Business podcast: Jingle bells and jingle hell
Could Christmas music make us buy less, not more? Nikki Mandow finds out whether in-store holiday music really does make us open our wallets.
Business podcast: Inside open banking
Jenee Tibshraeny looks at how banks are set to face stiff competition from fintechs they’re being forced to share their data with.
Business podcast: why we don’t buy cheap petrol
Why Kiwis want - but don’t buy - cheap petrol, NZ’s Huawei ban and RBNZ lending changes.
The rule of 8s and Trade Me’s big buyer
This week we look at how NZ has had a recession every year ending with 8 for the last 50 years.