Podcast: Two Cents' Worth

Business podcast: why we don’t buy cheap petrol

New Zealanders are crying out for cheaper petrol. Yet when it’s on offer, most of us don’t take advantage. Nikki Mandow explores how retailers like Waitomo and Gull bring us cheap petrol, but mostly we don’t buy it.

Elsewhere in this week’s Two Cent’s Worth podcast, the panel of Nikki, Jenee Tibshraeny, Bernard Hickey and Gyles Beckford look at why Huawei was banned from Spark’s 5G rollout and whether it will hit our exports to China. They also look at what the Reserve Bank has done to mortgage lending restrictions and why it’s warning insurers, banks and property-owners to be better prepared for climate change.

Two Cents' Worth has been launched by Newsroom in a co-production with RNZ. It is the country's first weekly business podcast and will be broadcast just after the midday news on Sundays on RNZ National, will be available on both RNZ and Newsroom's websites - and we plan to make it available on iTunes from later on Fridays.

Each week we will examine one issue in depth and then convene a panel discussion.

Two Cents' Worth - the business week and the business outlook. Previous episodes are below.

Episode 1: Sunday November 4. The rise of double cab utes, the TAB's big profit and a threat to small electricity retailers.

Episode 2: Sunday November 11. Why your first job is crucial, why interest rates are so low and why wholesale power prices are so high

Episode 3: Sunday November 18. Inside a zombie town as its mill faces a closure decision, how a New Zealand company won big in Singles day and the future of Vector after the departure of chairman Michael Stiassny.

Episode 4: Sunday November 26: The rule of 8s and Trade Me’s big buyer

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