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A conversation with experts, CEOs, and you. We talk to company leaders and an industry experts every week. Listen or watch over lunch or whenever you want to snack on what’s happening in the economy, the markets, and the companies you invest in Brought to you by Sharesies, with BusinessDesk.

Shared Lunch is not financial advice. We recommend talking to a licensed financial adviser. You should review relevant product disclosure documents before deciding to invest. Investing involves risk. You might lose the money you start with. Content is current at the time.

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    • 4.2 • 77 Ratings

A conversation with experts, CEOs, and you. We talk to company leaders and an industry experts every week. Listen or watch over lunch or whenever you want to snack on what’s happening in the economy, the markets, and the companies you invest in Brought to you by Sharesies, with BusinessDesk.

Shared Lunch is not financial advice. We recommend talking to a licensed financial adviser. You should review relevant product disclosure documents before deciding to invest. Investing involves risk. You might lose the money you start with. Content is current at the time.

    Meridian Energy's wind of change

    Meridian Energy's wind of change

    We crunch the numbers with Meridian Energy after its half-year earnings results, and find out how it aims to beat its competitors to retail sales as power prices rise. 

    Chief Financial Officer Mike Roan talks about controlling electricity demand with both residential customers and big industry clients to secure the national supply in winter months 

    But bundling products such as broadband as its competitors do, is not part of the plan.  

    Our conversation covers integrating hydro, wind and solar, EV charging, offshore wind farms and Meridian’s negotiations for a 20-year contract to supply the Tiwai Point Aluminium Smelter. 

    For more or to watch on youtube—check out http://linktr.ee/sharedlunch

    Brought to you by Sharesies, with BusinessDesk.

    Appearance on Shared Lunch is not an endorsement by Sharesies of the views of the presenters, guests, or the entities they represent. Their views are their own. Shared Lunch is not financial advice. We recommend talking to a licensed financial adviser. You should review relevant product disclosure documents before deciding to invest. Investing involves risk. You might lose the money you start with. Content is current at the time.
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 51 min
    Quick Bite: Contact's plans for batteries and solar

    Quick Bite: Contact's plans for batteries and solar

    As New Zealand navigates the increasingly expensive energy market, Contact Energy CEO Mike Fuge shares his insights on future plans for batteries and solar power. BusinessDesk Editor Pattrick Smellie dives into about Contact's 100-megawatt battery project at Glenbrook and the viablity of solar and renewable energy solutions in Aotearoa's unique landscape.This quick bite is from our previous episode: 'Contact Energy's Power Play'For more or to watch on youtube—check out http://linktr.ee/sharedlunchBrought to you by Sharesies, with BusinessDesk.Appearance on Shared Lunch is not an endorsement by Sharesies of the views of the presenters, guests, or the entities they represent. Their views are their own. Shared Lunch is not financial advice. We recommend talking to a licensed financial adviser. You should review relevant product disclosure documents before deciding to invest. Investing involves risk. You might lose the money you start with. Content is current at the time.
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 2 min
    Contact Energy’s power play

    Contact Energy’s power play

    Why you’ll be paying more for power 

    We find out in our conversation with gentailer Contact Energy off the back of its improved $153m net profit for six months to December 31.   

    CEO Mike Fuge explains why consumer power prices are set to rise above inflation. Ouch! 

    You’ll also hear Mike’s view on the future of gas and why it’s necessary but tricky. Why the aluminum smelter Tiwai Point must remain open. Why there’s more to batteries. And why solar is niche in NZ.  

    For more or to watch on youtube—check out http://linktr.ee/sharedlunch

    Brought to you by Sharesies, with BusinessDesk.

    Appearance on Shared Lunch is not an endorsement by Sharesies of the views of the presenters, guests, or the entities they represent. Their views are their own. Shared Lunch is not financial advice. We recommend talking to a licensed financial adviser. You should review relevant product disclosure documents before deciding to invest. Investing involves risk. You might lose the money you start with. Content is current at the time.
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 38 min
    Earnings season and why it matters

    Earnings season and why it matters

    In this shorter episode of Shared Lunch, Helen Matterson & Sharesies 3EO Leighton Roberts discuss the ongoing company earnings season, why it matters and how NZ differs to the rest of the world.

    They also highlight some of the recent drama in the New Zealand and U.S. markets, and the extent of volatility this period often brings to share prices, the macro environment and the all encompassing AI trend.

    For more or to watch on youtube—check out http://linktr.ee/sharedlunch

    Brought to you by Sharesies, with BusinessDesk.

    Appearance on Shared Lunch is not an endorsement by Sharesies of the views of the presenters, guests, or the entities they represent. Their views are their own. Shared Lunch is not financial advice. We recommend talking to a licensed financial adviser. You should review relevant product disclosure documents before deciding to invest. Investing involves risk. You might lose the money you start with. Content is current at the time.
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 18 min
    Quick Bite: Buying property? What to consider

    Quick Bite: Buying property? What to consider

    What should homebuyers and investors bear in mind over the next 6 months?

    Tony Alexander highlights insurance hikes and local rate changes and shares his take on upcoming interest rate trends and how the undercurrents of migration and new NZ residents could effect the dynamics of the housing market.

    This quick bite is from our previous episode 'Investor v 1st home buyer—who’s winning?'

    For more or to watch on youtube—check out http://linktr.ee/sharedlunch

    Brought to you by Sharesies, with BusinessDesk.

    Appearance on Shared Lunch is not an endorsement by Sharesies of the views of the presenters, guests, or the entities they represent. Their views are their own. Shared Lunch is not financial advice. We recommend talking to a licensed financial adviser. You should review relevant product disclosure documents before deciding to invest. Investing involves risk. You might lose the money you start with. Content is current at the time.
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 3 min
    Investor v 1st home buyer—who’s winning?

    Investor v 1st home buyer—who’s winning?

    Navigating the twists and turns of the property market continues to be quite a ride.

    Independent economist Tony Alexander takes us through the drivers of the market trends in early 2024.

    You’ll hear why Tony thinks the Reserve Bank won’t be raising or easing interest rates later this month, and why he’s extended his prediction on the window that first-home buyers have.

    This episode has everything from prices, geographic differences, changes to lending, and the predominance of townhouses… ooh and what about holiday homes?  

    For more or to watch on youtube—check out http://linktr.ee/sharedlunch

    Brought to you by Sharesies, with BusinessDesk.

    Appearance on Shared Lunch is not an endorsement by Sharesies of the views of the presenters, guests, or the entities they represent. Their views are their own. Shared Lunch is not financial advice. We recommend talking to a licensed financial adviser. You should review relevant product disclosure documents before deciding to invest. Investing involves risk. You might lose the money you start with. Content is current at the time.
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5
77 Ratings

77 Ratings

davidg997 ,

Sound quality is heaps better

Loving the podcast. Sound quality has really improved which is great

newzealandjohn ,

Information

Useful background information, especially when a person from a company tells us about their business.

Investor_NZ ,

Audio quality

Useful stuff but could do with better audio. Could also do with better diversity of host (different change from Frances would be welcomed) as well as greater ethnic diversity of guests.

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