39 episodes

Consume This is a Gold Award-winning podcast. It’s brought to you by Consumer NZ, hosted by Jon Duffy and Sophie Richardson.
Our goal is to help you navigate the increasingly complex world we live in. For the most part we all want to make good, well-informed decisions, but it can be difficult to know what they are. We’re constantly bombarded with conflicting articles, news bulletins, social media posts and research reports. Throw in marketing and ad campaigns and it’s practically impossible to keep up. You can’t be an expert in everything. You shouldn’t have to be. And let’s face it, you’ve got other things to be getting on with. 
That’s where we come in. Consume This is designed – or as one of those ad campaigns would say, specially formulated – to provide you with impartial, entertaining and actionable information. We cover the topics that you’ve told us you care about. Things that will actually make your life better and provide a window into our culture along the way.  
All the views and opinions expressed in the programme are the hosts’ own and do not represent those of any employers, institutions or organisations they are affiliated with, unless explicitly stated. At least for Sophie, Jon's the Consumer CE so... All views and opinions are expressed in good faith. 

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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8 • 41 Ratings

Consume This is a Gold Award-winning podcast. It’s brought to you by Consumer NZ, hosted by Jon Duffy and Sophie Richardson.
Our goal is to help you navigate the increasingly complex world we live in. For the most part we all want to make good, well-informed decisions, but it can be difficult to know what they are. We’re constantly bombarded with conflicting articles, news bulletins, social media posts and research reports. Throw in marketing and ad campaigns and it’s practically impossible to keep up. You can’t be an expert in everything. You shouldn’t have to be. And let’s face it, you’ve got other things to be getting on with. 
That’s where we come in. Consume This is designed – or as one of those ad campaigns would say, specially formulated – to provide you with impartial, entertaining and actionable information. We cover the topics that you’ve told us you care about. Things that will actually make your life better and provide a window into our culture along the way.  
All the views and opinions expressed in the programme are the hosts’ own and do not represent those of any employers, institutions or organisations they are affiliated with, unless explicitly stated. At least for Sophie, Jon's the Consumer CE so... All views and opinions are expressed in good faith. 

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

    Summer's Coming: Spot The Problem

    Summer's Coming: Spot The Problem

    Sophie Stewart unpacks why the sun is so strong in Aotearoa, and how we can protect ourselves. In this episode she's joined by:
    Christina Baldarelli, NIWA's Olaf Morgenstern, and University of Otago researcher Bronwen McNoe.
    This episode was made possible in part with support from the Ministry of Health.
    To become a member of Consumer NZ check out our website. 
     
    For updates follow us on Facebook, Instagram or sign up to our mailing list here. You can get in touch via Podcasts@consumer.org.nz. 

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    • 19 min
    Bernard Hickey Talks Bank Scams

    Bernard Hickey Talks Bank Scams

    Journalist Bernard Hickey joins Jon Duffy on this episode of Consume This to discuss, competition, scams, and why we all deserve better from our banks.
    As part of this podcast for a limited time Consumer NZ members can get 50% off a full subscription to Bernards independent media platform The Kaka. You can find all the details of that offer here.
    To become a member of Consumer NZ check out our website.
    For updates follow us on Facebook, Instagram or sign up to our mailing list here.

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    • 35 min
    Tooth School

    Tooth School

    Toothbrushing is one of the most important things you can do for your oral health. Done right it takes just four minutes a day, can save endless pain, and thousands of dollars. Because let’s face it, the only thing that might worse than the excruciating, eye popping pain of a toothache is forking over an entire pay packet to the dentist...
    On this episode of Consume This we take on the latest New Zealand Health Survey Data to understand where we are going wrong with our approach to oral health and what we’re doing about it. 
     
    Sophie Stewart is joined by: 
     NZ Dental Association Spokesperson Dr Rob Beaglehole National Clinical Director Of Oral Health Dr Riana Clarke And some of the team behind Auckland supervised toothbrushing project Niho Kura.... 
    To become a member of Consumer NZ check out our website. 
     
    For updates follow us on Facebook, Instagram or sign up to our mailing list here. You can get in touch via Podcasts@consumer.org.nz. 
     

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    • 27 min
    Consumer Power: Our Past, Present & Future

    Consumer Power: Our Past, Present & Future

    In 1947, the small west coast town of Greymouth came together to fight an increase in the price of beer. Their boycott of the local pubs lasted four and a half months, was ultimately a success, and became the first major consumer action in our history.  
    In this episode Jon Duffy & Sophie Stewart look back at the history of Consumer action in Aotearoa, unpick Consumer NZs role in it, and look towards our future. 
    To become a member of Consumer NZ check out our website.
    For updates follow us on Facebook, Instagram or sign up to our mailing list here. You can get in touch via Podcasts@consumer.org.nz. 

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    • 30 min
    Jenny Shipley - The Full Interview

    Jenny Shipley - The Full Interview

    Former Prime Minister Dame Jenny Shipley sits down with Consume This producer Tom and Powerswitch manager Paul Fuge to discuss the future of New Zealand's electricity sector.
    In this exclusive episode, Shipley shares her insights on the Bradford reforms, gentailers, and the need for a more sustainable energy future. She also weighs in on the controversial issue of nuclear power, and offers her thoughts on how New Zealand can meet its energy needs in the years to come.
    This is a must-listen episode for anyone interested in the future of New Zealand's energy sector.
    To become a member of Consumer NZ check out our website.
    For updates follow us on Facebook, Instagram or sign up to our mailing list here. You can get in touch via Podcasts@consumer.org.nz. 

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    • 1 hr 4 min
    Politics & A Pint - The Election Debate

    Politics & A Pint - The Election Debate

    Consume This hosts a pre-election panel debate featuring the leaders of four of New Zealand's major political parties.

    ACT MP Damian Smith, Green Party MP Julie Anne Genter, Labour Party MP leader Ingrid Leary, and National Party MP Andrew Bayly will fiercely debate the cost of living crisis, the environment and greenwashing, transport, and more.
    This is a must-listen episode if you want to know what the major political parties are planning to do about the most pressing issues facing New Zealand. The four panelists are all passionate and knowledgeable about their respective parties’ policies. They're sure to give you a lot to think about.
    To become a member of Consumer NZ check out our website.
    For updates follow us on Facebook, Instagram or sign up to our mailing list here. You can get in touch via Podcasts@consumer.org.nz. 

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    • 1 hr 2 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
41 Ratings

41 Ratings

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Superb

Great show - informative and really fun

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Excellent Podcast

Great info and the production style is excellent. Well done Consumer NZ!

Hozmatoz ,

Ridiculously good

Brilliant storytelling on important topics. I’m loving it.

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