Footsteps of Think Big: Ardern’s spend-up
Think Big was both bold move to stimulate the economy and a debt disaster. Two Cents’ Worth examines the legacy of Think Big in the light of the new government’s $12 billion spend-up announcement.
Beware subscription creep
There’s been a huge upswing in subscription businesses in NZ and across the world. Two Cents’ Worth looks at what that means for consumers and the economy.
Two Cents’ Worth: Beetle mania
One man’s decades-long fight to deal with NZ’s farm effluent problems by bringing dung beetles into the country.
Economic heavyweight bout of the year
We put Kate Raworth and Arthur Grimes in the ring together to debate the value of growth. Things got tense.
Stink Bugs: Be Afraid, Be Very Afraid
Our most feared pest could be starting its journey to New Zealand. Nikki Mandow discovers the superhuman efforts that officials and scientists are making to stop - and potentially eradicate - the brown marmorated stink bug.
The gift of economic knowledge
In the spirit of giving, the Two Cents’ Worth team is answering some of your economic questions about KiwiSaver, property prices and mortgage rates.
The Pacific’s contribution to the NZ economy
The work of Pacific people has been noted in a Treasury report, but does it go far enough? And what’s the impact on our wider economy?
Why we’re hung up and two-faced on debt
Debt is deep in the heart of our heart and our society, but we have an odd relationship with it. Bernard Hickey asks why we both love and fear it.
Is the NZX still relevant?
The NZX turns 150 this year, but the number of companies listed on it has been falling in recent times. Is it still as relevant as it once was?