In conversation with Dr Sarb Johal on the psychology of living through our Covid-19 eraListen now (32 min) | Wellington-based clinical psychologist Dr Sarb Johal works with organisations on managing their way through Covid-19. I asked wha…
Dawn Chorus: Human Rights Commission launches inquiry into housing Listen now (10 min) | Commission sets guidelines for probe into 'right to a decent home under section 5(2) of the Human Rights Act'; Labour slumps 10 p…
The week that was for the week's endListen now (41 min) | In which Peter Bale and I take a 'hoon' around the week's events in a Friday afternoon zoom webinar with a couple of dozen subscr…
Peter Bale and I will host an experimental webinar with subscribers to talk about the week's events at 4.30pm, including the latest on the global econo…
Dawn Chorus: Don't bet on a breakupListen now (24 min) | Commerce Commission's scathing review of supermarket sector suggests state intervention and Telecom-style break-up, but don't bet…
Dawn chorus: Rio Tinto profits as NZ's poor shiverListen now (17 min) | Bluff owner cites power cost fall in NZ as it pays record US$9.1b to shareholders; Meridian selling power to smelter at a seventh…
Dawn Chorus: China's tech crackdownListen now (13 min) | Shares slump in Hong Kong and New York as China's Communist Party widens crackdown on tech firms that could challenge party contr…
Dawn Chorus: The scandal of worsening housing-and-power-driven child povertyListen now (9 min) | Under half of Kāinga Ora's 8,000 'new' houses are actually new, yet Govt is squeezing funding for community housing providers who …
Dawn Chorus: 2021 now a travel write-offListen now | Bubble burst until late Sept at least, and probably well into 2022; travel to rest of world likely off until well into 2023 as delta rips …
News over the horizonListen now (48 min) | In which Peter Bale and I take a hoon around the world of geo-politics, including closer looks at interest rates, house prices, t…
The week that was for the week's endListen now (42 min) | A 'hoon' around the week's main events in the political economy, including closer looks at household wealth stats, the problem wi…
Dawn Chorus: A generation's dreams sacrificedListen now (16 min) | RBNZ ends money printing that helped boost net wealth of asset-owning households by $402b to $2.3t in a year of Covid; Survey fin…