Podcast: Two Cents' Worth

Two Cents on the Wellbeing Budget

Settle in for the Two Cents' Worth team and special guest Sharon Zollner, ANZ New Zealand Chief Economist, as they debate the merits of the 2019 Wellbeing Budget.

About Two Cents' Worth

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 can also be found on iTunes and other podcast apps.

Each week we will examine one issue in depth and then convene a panel discussion. Here is this week's version on RNZ as well. 

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

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

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

Episode 3: 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: The rule of 8s and Trade Me’s big buyer

Episode 5: Why we don't buy cheap petrol

Episode 6: Inside open banking

Episode 7: A ride sharing revolution

Episode 8: Salmon set to surpass dairy, save the planet

Episode 9: The wedding economy: a love story  

Episode 10: Our place in the space race

Episode 11: How NZ changed world economies  

Episode 12: The Park Mews effect 

Episode 13: Refashioning NZ's rag trade 

Episode 14: Recycling plastic won't save the world 

Episode 15: The secret battle of the CPTPP

Episode 16: Raw power in the internet era 

Episode 17: Hundreds more Bryans 

Episode 18: Growing a cannabis economy 

Episode 19: Opening the books 

Episode 20: The autism employment conundrum 

Episode 21: What exactly is a wellbeing budget? 

Episode 22: Behind bizarre economic indicators

Episode 23: Domestic violence a workplace issue?

Episode 24: The new cold war 

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