Bernard Hickey

Bernard Hickey is host of the Spinoff podcast When the Facts Change.

Business
Jul 23, 2021

How a Covid-19 policy put the final nail in the coffin of first-home buyers' dreams

The Reserve Bank's monetary policy may have saved our economy from the worst of the Covid-19 pandemic, but at what cost?

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Business
Apr 1, 2021

Bernard Hickey on Labour: Great antennae, but still no radar

Despite its popularity, the Labour government remains in MMP-mode with finely tuned antennae for the 2023 election, but no radar or vision that voters can believe in.

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Business
Mar 26, 2021

Will the house price 'guarantee' be honoured?

On this week's episode of his new podcast, Bernard Hickey talks through the consequences of this week's big housing announcements.

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Business
Mar 19, 2021

Bernard Hickey: A cacophony of magical thinking on housing

Politicians, regulators and most voters believe that the housing crisis can be solved in their lifetimes without too much disruption or pain. They're dreamin'.

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Business
Nov 4, 2018

NZ’s addiction to double-cab utes is going to make carbon neutral by 2050 impossible

New Zealanders’ obsession with buying new double cab utes will make achieving carbon neutrality by 2050 almost impossible.

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