17 episodes

Consume This picks apart our habits. Our impact on the environment, marketing’s impact on us, and all the good and bad aspects of being a modern day life.
All the views & 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 CEO so... All views and opinions are expressed in good faith.


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    • Society & Culture

Consume This picks apart our habits. Our impact on the environment, marketing’s impact on us, and all the good and bad aspects of being a modern day life.
All the views & 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 CEO so... All views and opinions are expressed in good faith.


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    The Bank Of Mum & Dad - Part 2

    The Bank Of Mum & Dad - Part 2

    The Bank of Mum and Dad plays a sizeable role when it comes to helping young home buyers on the property ladder. Consume This research has found the Bank of Mum and Dad (BOMD) has doled out a whopping $22.6 billion in loans. That make it the fifth largest lender after ANZ, ASB, Westpac and BNZ when it comes to owner-occupier loans.
    Last time up we heard from the borrowers. In this episode... It's the turn of the bank. Noel Bates & Bob Metcalfe share their efforts to help their children into a home. Brandon Vaaulu reveals his technique for getting ahead with out the bank of mum and dad. Plus Economist Shamubeel Eaqub takes a look at what we could do to make things easier for first-home buyers - and their parents!
    You can find out full Bank Of Mum & Dad research report here.
    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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    • 35 min
    The Bank Of Mum & Dad - Part 1

    The Bank Of Mum & Dad - Part 1

    The Bank of Mum and Dad plays a sizeable role when it comes to helping young home buyers on the property ladder. Consume This research has found the Bank of Mum and Dad (BOMD) has doled out a whopping $22.6 billion in loans. That make it the fifth largest lender after ANZ, ASB, Westpac and BNZ when it comes to owner-occupier loans.
    You can find out full Bank Of Mum & Dad research report here.
    In this episode we're joined by economist Shamubeel Eaqub, and recent Bank of Mum & Dad recipient Thomas Swain as we ask what effect this is having on Aotearoa.
    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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    • 25 min
    Flight Or Fight - Part 2

    Flight Or Fight - Part 2

    Sophie is on a journey to understand how and why a doctors visit for a mild fear of flying resulted in a blanket "Mental Health Exclusion" when she applied for income protection insurance. We unpick how this happened, why, and what it tells us about the way we treat mental health.
    Part two sees Sophie visit insurance broker Alan Borthwick and track down Naomi Ballantyne, the managing director of Partners Life - one of New Zealand's largest insurers.
    If you are struggling with your mental health you can call or text 1737 talk to a trained councillor 24/7. A list of other resources is available via the Mental Health Foundation website. We are grateful to the mental health foundation for supporting our work in this area.
    For further reading on this issue check out the consumer NZ article Insuring Mental Health.
    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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    • 24 min
    Flight Or Fight - Part 1

    Flight Or Fight - Part 1

    Sophie is on a journey to understand how and why a doctors visit for a mild fear of flying resulted in a blanket "Mental Health Exclusion" when she applied for income protection insurance. We unpick how this happened, why, and what it tells us about the way we treat mental health.
    Part one features Mental Health & Wellbeing Commission board member Taimi Allan and Sophie's ex-GP Dr Lesley Rothwell. Plus guest appearances from insurance broker Alan Borthwick & managing director of Partners Life Naomi Ballantyne. You'll hear more from them in part two,
    If you are struggling with your mental health you can call or text 1737 talk to a trained councillor 24/7. A list of other resources is available via the Mental Health Foundation website. We are grateful to the mental health foundation for supporting our work in this area.
    For further reading on this issue check out the consumer NZ article Insuring Mental Health.
    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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    • 25 min
    Access Over Ownership: The Sharing Economy

    Access Over Ownership: The Sharing Economy

    The average car is parked 95% of the time and the average drill gets used for just 13 minutes across its whole life. With that in mind do we really all need to own our own, or is there another way? Should we, and could we, all just share? 
     
     
    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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    • 32 min
    An Attempt At Intimacy

    An Attempt At Intimacy

    Does sex come with consumer rights? The short answer is yes, if you pay for it. 
    In 2003 the ‘Prostitution Reform Act’ squeezed through New Zealand parliament by just one vote! The result of that one vote is that it’s 100% legal to operate a brothel, work as a Sex Worker, or be a client. 
    The law reform was driven by the NZ Prostitute Collective with the aim of creating safer conditions for Sex Workers. According to studies by the University of Otago & the Prostitution Reform Committee, this has been a success. 
    Post decriminalisation the sex industry is treated – in law at least – just like any other business. This means, like other service providers the suppliers have obligations under the Consumer Guarantees and Fair-Trading Acts. If you go to a brothel and the service isn’t very good, can you complain and ask for your money back? 
    This gives rise to another question... Are those consumer rights fit for purpose, or is there an inherent tension between protecting the rights of workers and the rights of consumers? 
    To dive into this we hear from Dan* about his experiences as a client buying sex & Madam Mary, the owner and manager of Wellington brothel Funhouse. 
     
    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. 
    *Dan is his real name! 

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    • 39 min

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