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NZ Tech Podcast 339: Intel Compute Card, New Macs, Apple HomePod, iPad Pro comes of age, SpaceX recycling

This week: Intel Compute Card, News from Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference highlights incl new Macs, Apple HomePod, iPad Pro comes of age. SpaceX recycling rockets and capsules, 25% of Australians support a cashless society, Dubai’s Robot Cops.
Hosted by Paul Spain and featuring guests Mark Webster and Damien O’Carroll.

NZ Wine Podcast 21 Beaujolais: Wine Regions of France

This session has us exploring the often overlooked Beaujolais region; discovering what makes many wine enthusiasts obsess about these wines. Jean-Christophe Poizat & Marc Taddei take us on a quick journey through the wine regions of France.

Be You – The Fearless Kitchen 53

In this podcast episode I describe my arrival into the USA, as in my 20s I took up a Private Chef role with a family on Cape Cod.

Inside Vocus NZ with CEO Mark Callander

Inside Vocus NZ with CEO Mark Callander

Paul Spain talks with Mark Callander – CEO, Vocus NZ about doing business in a world of COVID-19 – delving into the business and technology aspects including feedback measurements from staff and clients plus thoughts on how our current time of remote working will permanently change the future of work.

Hosted by Paul Spain and this week’s guest: Mark Callander.

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3. Inside the science of denial: Dr David Hall

3. Inside the science of denial: Dr David Hall

Why do some people deny facts that are plain to everyone else? Whether it’s about Covid-19, climate change or vaccines, some will defy the scientific consensus and cling defiantly to alternatives, even when they’re demonstrably wrong. Why? Dr David Hall has studied denial so you don’t have to. I spoke to him in two interviews, pre and post-lockdown, about the similarities between Covid and climate change denial and learned denial is not unusual nor a recent phenomenon: it was first noted in reactions to the atrocities of World War Two and is a normal human reaction to paradigm-changing facts.

It turns out, some things are too hot to handle, even for the grown-ups.

Note, we’re not talking about healthy scepticism, which is to be encouraged. Argument is good! Denial is a commitment to opposition that is defiantly irrational. So where does denial come from and how can it be addressed?

In a recent article in Wired, Gilad Edelman argues the pattern of denial of climate change is repeating at high speed in Covid: first denial of the science, then denial of the need to act, then complaint that the solution is too expensive. “It it looked as though this process were unfolding just as it had for climate change—but at 1,000x speed.”

I put that to David in the second interview done this week. Please note, the first part of the interview was done in our respective lounges during lockdown. My incompetence with tech means the quality of the recording is sub-optimal and leaves out my questions. It’s all about David anyways. Apologies.

About David:

David Hall a Lecturer at AUT, a contributor to business think-tank Pure Advantage and founder of sustainability consulting firm Mōhio and its newly launched Climate Innovation Lab. He has written numerous books and reports including the Climate Finance Landscape for the Ministry for the Environment, which formed much of its thinking behind its climate finance strategy and the recent BWB Text, A Careful Revolution: Towards a Low Emissions Future.

He is Co-chair for the Independent Advisory Group for Auckland Council’s Climate Action Plan, and a member of the Technical Working Group for Aotearoa Circle’s Sustainable Finance Forum. Just for fun he also engages in practical projects, such as conceptual design for the Trees That Count initiative, co-designing an innovative financial instrument – the Native Forest Bond Scheme – to establish continuous-cover-forest on erosion-prone land, and establishing native restoration sites – called AUT’s Living Laboratories – around Auckland to better understand the environmental impacts of native trees.

Climate change denialism is pretty much the subject of his PhD thesis gained at the University of Oxford.

 

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NZ Telecommunications during COVID-19 era, new iPad becomes laptop, Ryman moves quickly, Apple Watch ECG update

NZ Telecommunications during COVID-19 era, new iPad becomes laptop, Ryman moves quickly, Apple Watch ECG update

Geoff Thorn of Telecommunications Forum, iPad morphs into laptop, Telco generosity, Ryman steps up its SMS communications, NZ’s infrastructure strengths and weaknesses, Apple Watch bring ECG monitoring to NZ via free update.

Hosted by Paul Spain and this week’s guest: Geoff Thorn

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#Covid-Correction / Chris Tennent-Brown

#Covid-Correction / Chris Tennent-Brown

Chris Tennent-Brown, Senior Wealth Economist at ASB, joins me in the studio today to discuss the elephant in the room, and how to eat him one bite at a time.

“This time it’s different” – yes and no. It’s different yes, but we’ve actually been here before. The rate of return you get, over and above a term deposit, is your reward for enduring times such as this.

We are in the midst of some intense market movements and it can appear quite scary at the moment. The storm WILL pass at some stage, but it pays to understand how markets will withstand what’s about to hit.

This time around the regulators are well prepared to use some tools faster than they did back in 2008 with the GFC. It’s going to be messy make no mistake and in a sense, we are at war. Our economy and our leaders are leading us to battle and our weapons are loaded.

Join Chris and I as we discuss short and medium term implications for investors and mortgage borrowers in light of Covid-19

Covid-19 – Some Common Questions

Covid-19 – Some Common Questions

Markets are tumbling, governments are acting, and people are concerned, justifiably. It’s not just your household, but it’s all of NZ we need to care for during this time. The following two podcasts are essential listening. The first one was recorded 2 weeks prior to the worldwide equity markets pulling back and  before the full extent of what Covid-19 was, was even known.

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Julian McCormack from Platinum Asset Management joins me in this deep dive to talk bubbles and active investing, all with a good dose of economic history.

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The next podcast episode was recorded between myself, and a good client of mine called Sabby. He’s an everyday property investor who owns his own home, has a rental property that houses his parents, as well as another ‘crown jewel’ property in central Auckland. He came to me concerned about how Covid-19 would impact their world, in light of the fact their household no has no income.

#COVID-19 discussion, Vodafone NZ work trial, OPPO Find X2 Pro hands on

#COVID-19 discussion, Vodafone NZ work trial, OPPO Find X2 Pro hands on

This week on NZ Tech Podcast, Morgan Halim Managing Director of Oppo joins Paul Spain to discuss this weeks’ tech news.  COVID-19 learnings, news and insights  – Vodafone NZ work from home trial went well, RSA’s cybersecurity conference in San Francisco two attendees test positive, Comcast and T-Mobile upgrading customers to unlimited data for 2 months. Oppo Find X2 hands on.

Hosted by Paul Spain and this week’s guest: Morgan Halim.

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2. Fossil fuels’ funeral: Sir Jonathon Porritt

2. Fossil fuels’ funeral: Sir Jonathon Porritt

As if Covid-19 isn’t enough, and as if the collapse in the oil price isn’t enough, the fossil fuel industry is about to get one massive spanking, says Sir Jonathon Porritt, leading environmentalist and sustainability advisor to Air New Zealand. Financial markets, once the great friends of oil, cars and coal, are shifting focus to renewables, recyclables and electric everything – meaning the fossil fuel industry is in danger of becoming as popular as a French kiss at the family reunion.

“I hope that this transition can be done smoothly. But we’re running out of time. I fear it will be far more disruptive than 2008 and 1987. It will involve the loss of trillions. But it will happen, if it hasn’t started already,” he says.

I spoke to Sir Jonathon in early March when he delivered a stunning address to the Institute of Directors in which he pointed to three early warning signs that the fossil fuel funeral is imminent. You can read my blog about that talk here – or just listen to the man himself.

The podcast also features touching comments about his friend and great New Zealander Sir Rob Fenwick, who died only days after this interview. Sir Rob died after a ‘dance with cancer’ but his work lives on in the form of the Aotearoa Circle and the Sustainability Council and in the many hundreds, if not thousands, of lives he affected. His parting shot was an urgent plea to all New Zealanders: remember the trees.

– Vincent Heeringa

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1: Electric Ferries: Michael Eaglen of EV Maritime

1: Electric Ferries: Michael Eaglen of EV Maritime

Electric ferries for the Hauraki Gulf? Hell yes! Late last year Michael Eaglen quit his job as CEO of McMullen & Wing to found a start-up called EV Maritime which is building 100% electric ferries, first destined for the Hauraki Gulf, then for the harbour cities of the world. Electric ferries for the world from New Zealand – sounds pretty cool.

I spoke to Michael about his plans to get the first electric fast-ferry on the water by November 2021, in time to take a boatload of global CEOs for a spin during the APEC Business Forum.

EV Maritime received a major funding injection from Fullers, showing that Auckland’s main ferry operator is also serious about the challenge of decarbonising the Gulf.

 

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COVID-19: Your Questions to the Government

Abortion Law Reform: The Law, The Right to Choose, Safe Areas, and Freedom of Speech

In this episode of Politics in Full Sentences Max Whitehead speaks to ACT Leader David Seymour and ACT Deputy Leader Beth Houlbrooke about Abortion Law Reform. A new abortion law could pass as soon as this week. So how’s it different to the current law, why does it need changing, and what happened to ‘safe areas’?

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Ex-Googler fined US$179m, AI COVID-19 detector, Spark 5G starter fund, Work from home challenge

Ex-Googler fined US$179m, AI COVID-19 detector, Spark 5G starter fund, Work from home challenge

This week on NZ Tech Podcast, Paul Spain and Savannah Petersen (Founder of Savvy Millennial) discuss this weeks’ tech news.  Ex-google and Uber engineer breached employee agreement and has been ordered to pay Google US$179 million.  Google tracked a man’s bike making him the prime suspect in a burglary case.  Spark NZ is offering local innovators to bid for half a million dollars to build new 5G enabled technology.  Airbnb has started giving renters secret risk assessments and personality tests using a secret algorithm to generate renter “risk scores.”  Alibaba new AI system can detect COVID-19 with 96% accuracy.  Tesla starts offering $2,500 infotainment upgrade on older models.  Thoughts on COVID-19 and working from home.

Hosted by Paul Spain and this week’s guest: Savannah Petersen.

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