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Cooking the Books with Frances Cook
Cooking the Books with Frances Cook
Newstalk ZB and NZ Herald
The numbers that could let you retire decades earlier
Each week the NZ Herald's Cooking the Books podcast tackles a different money problem. Today, it's the financial independence movement, and whether normal people can give it a try. Hosted by Frances Cook. Financial independence is something you might have seen floating around, and been curious about. On the face of it, it sounds too good to be true. Save and invest hard, and you build up enough investment income that you don't have to work anymore. Surely that's something that's only possible for rich people? It's open to more people than you might think. Here's the maths behind it. The idea is that you work out how much you need in a year to live the life you want. So you might be happy living a very frugal lifestyle, which always makes things easier. Or you might enjoy some of life's nicer trappings, and want to keep them. Whatever that number is, you need a nest egg of 25x that, then the idea is that you can withdraw 4% of it each year, in order to live that lifestyle you like. For the latest podcast episode I talked to financial planner Liz Koh from Enrich Retirement. We discussed whether the maths behind the idea works, the different types of financial independence, and tactics for the average person to get there. If you have a question about this podcast, or question you'd like answered in the next one, come and talk to me about it. I'm on Facebook here Instagram here and Twitter here
29 min
Policy Forum Pod
Policy Forum Pod
Policy Forum Pod
The wellbeing economy - lessons for the future
On the final episode of Policy Forum Pod for 2020, Martyn Pearce is joined by Arnagretta Hunter, Sharon Bessell and John Falzon to look back on the year, and our special mini-series on the wellbeing economy. It’ll go down as the year everybody is very happy to see the back of. But what have we learnt from 2020? And what can policymakers do to ensure 2021 is a whole lot better? On our last episode of Policy Forum Pod for the year, Martyn Pearce hosts his final podcast for Policy Forum and is joined by Professor Sharon Bessell, Dr Arnagretta Hunter, and Dr John Falzon to reflect on the conversations we’ve had in our special mini-series on the wellbeing economy. They discuss the importance of an ethic of care, the end of the neoliberal model, the crisis of precariousness, and much more. The team also make some special announcements about the future of the podcast in 2021. John Falzon OAM is Senior Fellow, Inequality and Social Justice at Per Capita. He is also a sociologist, poet, and social justice advocate, and was national CEO of the St Vincent de Paul Society from 2006 to 2018. Sharon Bessell is Professor of Public Policy and Director of Gender Equity and Diversity at Crawford School of Public Policy at ANU. Arnagretta Hunter is a cardiologist, physician, and a Senior Clinical Lecturer for ANU Medical School. Martyn Pearce is a presenter for Policy Forum Pod and the Editor of Policy Forum.   Policy Forum Pod is available on Acast, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Subscribe on Android or wherever you get your podcasts. We’d love to hear your feedback for this podcast series! Send in your questions, comments, or suggestions for future episodes to You can also Tweet us @APPSPolicyForum or join us on the Facebook group.   See for privacy and opt-out information.
59 min
Economy Watch
Economy Watch / Podcasts NZ, David Chaston
Economic fortunes diverge
Kia ora, Welcome to Monday's Economy Watch where we follow the economic events and trends that affect New Zealand. I'm David Chaston and this is the International edition from Today we lead with news the world's economies are in quite variable shape. And fortunately, New Zealand is in the group doing quite well at present. In Japan, their January PMIs aren't showing any real improvement even if there are some positives. They recorded a faster deterioration in business activity in January. Demand weakened further as new business inflows contracted for the twelfth successive month, weighed down by a further fall in export sales. That said, new orders in manufacturing recorded an expansion for the first time in two years. Things are also not positive for EU or UK businesses in January. In the EU business activity fell at an accelerated rate as companies continued to struggle amid the pandemic restrictions. The rate of factory output growth weakened to the slowest since the recovery began and the service sector saw output fall at the second-fastest rate since May. Even by those dour standards, it is worse in the UK. However, the internationally benchmarked PMI for Australia recorded a continuing healthy expansion. And the Aussie rural sector is having a bumper season, especially for wheat and beef. They have been aided on the price front by growing season struggles in other parts of the world. Meanwhile, China's attempt to pressure them with trade restrictions seems to be coming to nought. But the Aussie retail sales data for December was actually disappointing, down -4.2% pa on a seasonally-adjusted basis from November. However, despite that dip it is still more than +9% higher than for December 2019. Like New Zealand, these retail gains are coming from the closed borders with the locals unable to holiday overseas - that spending is happening locally now. It is a global effect; NZ$85 bln is being redirected this way from travel services to consumer goods - which is the real reason behind the recovery in many factories and the stresses in container shipping. American factory activity picked up in January built on higher new orders, in fact a 14 year high. Service sector activity improved sharply as well. All this is despite more reports of supply-chain disruption. And a feature is rising producer inflation. American existing home sales rose more than expected in December. Another -2% fall was expected (like November), but in fact sales rose +0.7% to their highest level in 14 years. Data for Canadian retail sales in November was also released over the weekend and it was surprisingly upbeat. However, the early numbers for December aren't great because that was when new lockdowns started there. China said its foreign exchange reserves rose to US$3.217 trillion at the end of last year, +3.5% more than at the same time in 2019. From China, to Japan, to India, to the US, carmakers are raising prices as electronic chip makers do the same to them as a worldwide shortage spreads of these items at the heart of almost every machine now. Spreading tech may have been the basis of low inflation in the past decade or so, but surprisingly it may now kick off a new round of inflation in this next decade. The latest global compilation of COVID-19 data is here. The global tally is rising faster, now at 98,924,000 and up +1,141,000 in two days. But the largest number of reported cases globally are still in the US, which rose +358,000 over the weekend for their tally to reach 25,583,000. The UST 10yr yield will start today unchanged at 1.09%. The price of gold will start up +US$2 today at US$1856/oz. Oil prices are just a little softer at just under US$52/bbl in the US while the international price is now just under US$55/bbl. The rise in US rig counts seems to have petered out. And the Kiwi dollar will open where it left off on Saturday at just under 71.8 USc. Against the Australian dollar we are marginally firmer at 93.1 AUc. Against the euro we are unchanged at 59 euro cents. That means our TWI-5 is still at 73.2. The bitcoin price has recovered after briefly dipping below US$29,000 and is now at US$31,917. However that is still -1.3% lower than where we left it on Saturday. Volatility is relatively low at +/- 2.3% in between. You can find links to the articles mentioned today in our show notes. And get more news affecting the economy in New Zealand from Kia ora. I'm David Chaston. We will do this again tomorrow.
5 min
The Mike Hosking Breakfast
The Mike Hosking Breakfast
Newstalk ZB
Murray Olds: Australia Day debate rages on again, unemployment numbers revealed
Less than a week after announcing they would no longer fly into Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane, Emirates have made a sudden U-turn and announced they will resume passenger flights to the east coast of Australia. From Monday, flights will resume into Sydney, Melbourne from Tuesday and Brisbane will be back in action from Thursday. The airline’s announcement to dump all flights to Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne left thousands of Australians stranded after the major airline announced the mass cancellation of routes. “We regret the inconvenience caused to our customers in the period where we had to temporarily suspend our services,” a statement distributed by the airline read. “The pandemic has made international flying incredibly challenging, and the dynamic restrictions and requirements implemented by the different state authorities in Australia had added complexity and burden to our operations. “This led us to temporarily suspend passenger services while we engaged with various stakeholders regarding crew protocols and other operational details.” The Federal Government’s caps on the number of passengers allowed on planes into Australia have been reduced in order to further ease pressure on the nation’s quarantine facilities. This played as a deciding factor for Emirates, who cited “operational reasons” behind their flight suspension order. "Combined with the hotel quarantine and tests on arrival in Australia, this effectively means that our crew are in a bubble from 48 hours before their flight, until they return to Dubai,” the airline said. “This is an added burden for our crew as individuals, for our rostering, and operating costs, and therefore this decision was made after careful review and consideration.” The current caps in Australia are around 1500 weekly for NSW, and 500 for Queensland and WA. Chartered flights for vulnerable Australians will continue. From January 22, the government will require travellers to Australia to return a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours prior to departure. There are around 37,000 Australians still overseas and seeking assistance to get back into the country.
8 min
The Earth Locker
The Earth Locker
Tom Hopper, Byron Knight, Robert Sheehan
“Hunter & Gather” with Amy Moring and Jeff Webster
Tired of traditional diets full of high carbs, fats, and sugars? Are you looking for more transparency around the foods you consume, or a company that puts optimal health first and foremost? Then listen up Earthlings because this week we are chatting with Amy Moring and Jeff Webster, Co-Founders of Hunter & Gather, a company that focuses on creating honest foods that are free of health-compromising sugars, havoc-wreaking grains and inflammatory, poor quality fats. Join us as we chat with Amy and Jeff about their shared dream to revolutionize the food industry and their belief that optimal health begins with eating real food. We also discuss the dangers that lurk in commonplace food ingredients, the many different forms and uses of collagen, and the importance of being an informed consumer. About Hunter & Gather: Founded in 2017 by British Couple, Amy Moring (lifelong Coeliac) and Jeff Webster (self declared experimenter), Hunter & Gather are on a mission to provide you the tools you need to thrive. By creating healthy, nutrient dense products, recipes, articles and content for you to enjoy. Hunter & Gather actively champions honest, tasty and nutrient dense food and supplements that are free from refined sugars, grains and inflammatory oils - such as seed or vegetable oils. Whether you follow a Paleo, Keto, Gluten Free, Low Carb, Banting, Sugar Free, Dairy Free lifestyle or you just simply love great tasting food that is made with real food ingredients - Hunter & Gather is for you! Find out more about Hunter & Gather: * Linktree: * Facebook: * Twitter: * LinkedIn: * Instagram: For Further Exploration: * What is a Ketogenic Diet?: * What is a Paleo Diet?: * Everything you need to know about marine vs. bovine collagen: Rams (movie): --- Produced by Byron Knight Camera by Christoph Ashok Edited by Pat Bell & the multi talented Storm Stewart Podcast Assistance provided by Amanda Taylor Art & Design by Martina Mounier ___ Disclaimer: The information provided by The Earth Locker (“we,” “us” or “our”) on The Earth Locker Podcast and our mobile application is for general informational purposes only. All information on the Podcast and our mobile application is provided in good faith, however we make no representation or warranty of any kind, express or implied, regarding the accuracy, adequacy, validity, reliability, availability or completeness of any information on the Podcast or our mobile application. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCE SHALL WE HAVE ANY LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE OF ANY KIND INCURRED AS A RESULT OF THE USE OF THE INFORMATION IN OUR PODCAST OR OUR MOBILE APPLICATION OR RELIANCE ON ANY INFORMATION PROVIDED ON THE SITE AND OUR MOBILE APPLICATION. YOUR USE OF THE SITE AND OUR MOBILE APPLICATION AND YOUR RELIANCE ON ANY INFORMATION ON THE SITE AND OUR MOBILE APPLICATION IS SOLELY AT YOUR OWN RISK. EXTERNAL LINKS DISCLAIMER The Site and our mobile application may contain (or you may be sent through the Site or our mobile application) links to other websites or content belonging to or originating from third parties or links to websites and features in banners or other advertising. Such external links are not investigated, monitored, or checked for accuracy, adequacy, validity, reliability, availability or completeness by us. WE DO NOT WARRANT, ENDORSE, GUARANTEE, OR ASSUME RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE ACCURACY OR RELIABILITY OF ANY INFORMATION OFFERED BY THIRD-PARTY WEBSITES LINKED THROUGH THE SITE OR ANY WEBSITE OR FEATURE LINKED IN ANY BANNER OR OTHER ADVERTISING. WE WILL NOT BE A PARTY TO OR IN ANY WAY BE RESPONSIBLE FOR MONITORING ANY TRANSACTION BETWEEN YOU AND THIRD-PARTY PROVIDERS OF PRODUCTS OR SERVICES. PROFESSIONAL DISCLAIMER This Podcast cannot and does not contain medical/health advice. The medical/health information is provided for general informational and educational purposes only and is not a substitute for professional advice. Accordingly, before taking any actions based upon such information, we encourage you to consult with the appropriate professionals. We do not provide any kind of medical/health advice. THE USE OR RELIANCE OF ANY INFORMATION CONTAINED ON THIS SITE OR OUR MOBILE APPLICATION IS SOLELY AT YOUR OWN RISK. All content is solely owned and copyrights by The Earth Locker
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