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Hosted by journalist Bernard Hickey, When the Facts Change is your essential weekly guide to the intersection of economics, business and politics in Aotearoa New Zealand. Presented by The Spinoff together with Kiwibank.

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Hosted by journalist Bernard Hickey, When the Facts Change is your essential weekly guide to the intersection of economics, business and politics in Aotearoa New Zealand. Presented by The Spinoff together with Kiwibank.

Visit kiwibank.co.nz to find out how Kiwibank are making Kiwi better off

Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    Is Wellington at risk of a slow, painful death?

    Is Wellington at risk of a slow, painful death?

    Parts of the nation's capital have turned into a wasteland of red stickers, and 'for lease' signs. WellingtonNZ CEO John Allen has been given the challenge of breathing new life into the city's economy, businesses, and image. He talks to Bernard about housing and hotel shortages, sewerage on the streets, a movie industry on the brink of collapse, and all the other challenges facing Te Whanganui-a-Tara in the coming decade.
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    • 44 min
    Tory Whanau's plan for transport, housing, and the future of Wellington City

    Tory Whanau's plan for transport, housing, and the future of Wellington City

    Wellington has a new mayor determined to shake things up. At the beginning of the year, Tory Whanau was a mayoral candidate pitching her ambitious vision for the future of Wellington city. Now, she sits in the top spot and is tasked with turning that vision into a reality. She talks with Bernard, exactly one year on from when they last spoke on the podcast, to discuss economics, housing, and who she would be nervous about becoming the next transport minister.
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    • 31 min
    Mini-pod: "Let that sink in"

    Mini-pod: "Let that sink in"

    In a three-episode miniseries over summer Bernard breaks down the quotes from 2022 that changed everything... This episode, Elon Musk confidently strides into Twitter HQ to claim his new seat as CEO holding... A sink?
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    • 9 min
    Mini-pod: "Wicked perfect storm"

    Mini-pod: "Wicked perfect storm"

    In a three-episode miniseries over summer Bernard breaks down the quotes from 2022 that changed everything... This episode, Jacinda Ardern blames a "wicked perfect storm" for the cost of living crisis that swept over the entire country.
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    • 9 min
    Mini-pod: "Cool the jets"

    Mini-pod: "Cool the jets"

    In a three-episode miniseries over summer Bernard breaks down the quotes from 2022 that changed everything... This episode, Adrian Orr tells New Zealanders to "cool their jets", signalling a dark storm cloud set to loom over the economy.
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    • 7 min
    So the economy's a mess... What now?

    So the economy's a mess... What now?

    Well that took a turn, didn't it? With a war in Ukraine, supply chain mayhem and a deadly disease tearing through the workforce, this year was one for the history books. Bernard is joined by Kiwibank chief economist Jarrod Kerr to discuss the previous year, increasing interest rates and what it all means for 2023.
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    • 29 min

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