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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.

Josh Geary – On the Tee Golf New Zealand Podcast 2

 

 

 

 

 

This episode of ‘On The Tee’ Golf Podcast, Kiwi golf professional Josh Geary shares about his drive to succeed, his most recent whirlwind trip to Kenya and back plus his recent streak of top tournament results. Tom Hyde and Brendan Telfer also delve into how Josh Geary deals with life on the road – and about the highlights and challenges since becoming a professional golfer.

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NZ EV Podcast 68: Rivian – Michael McHale

NZ EV Podcast 68: Rivian – Michael McHale

This week Theo talk’s to Michael McHale head of communication at Rivian about the R1T and RS1 an electric pick up truck and SUV (7 Seater). Also, this is the last episode under the name of NZ EV Podcast and from next week we will be morphing into the EV Podcast. The same show just even better.

This week’s podcast is proudly presented by:
ChargeNet NZ – Electric Vehicle Charging Network – Charge.net.nz

The NZ EV Podcast is also supported by:
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NZ EV Podcast 67: Spark 5G Autonomous Electric Vehicle Testing

NZ EV Podcast 67: Spark 5G Autonomous Electric Vehicle Testing

This week Theo and Dee talk news. Dee fills us in on her early morning start at the launch of the Sparks 5g Autonomous Electric Vehicle Trial. Spark has teamed up with Ohmio who spoke with us on episode 56 to bring NZ some exciting new electric toys.

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This week’s podcast is proudly presented by:
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The NZ EV Podcast is also supported by:
OEM Audio – New Zealand’s leading supplier of safe and reliable AC chargers and charging cables  evpower.co.nz

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Nick Mills: Rippon Vineyard – NZ Wine Podcast 52

Nick Mills: Rippon Vineyard – NZ Wine Podcast 52

It was Nick’s father Rolfe Mills who began experimenting with grapes with the family having now been on the remarkable Wanaka property for 5 generations. The wine growing and production remains very much a family venture with a desire to listen to the land – an inherited value.

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Music Track featured on this podcast: ‘Kuaz’ – courtesy of Brent Page.

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NZ EV Podcast 66: Gen Z – Daniel West

NZ EV Podcast 66: Gen Z – Daniel West

This week Theo and Dee talk to 14-year-old Daniel West (Dee’s Son). What does Gen Z think about the EV revolution? Will the younger generation own their own vehicles in years to come or even bother to sit their driver license test?What does the younger generation think about how we are treating the planet? We get Daniel’s views on the state of the world he is growing up in.
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NZ EV Podcast 65: Mr & Mrs T On Tour

NZ EV Podcast 65: Mr & Mrs T On Tour

This week Theo and Dee talk with Mr & Mrs T and Hayley from the New Zealand Tesla Owners club about the exciting Tesla road trip which will be travelling down the country.
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ChargeNet NZ – Electric Vehicle Charging Network – Charge.net.nz

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Mr and Mrs T on Tour: https://mrandmrstontour.com/next-stop/
Tesla Owners Club New Zealand: https://www.teslaownersclub.co.nz/

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Sam Blackmore: Restless Cryto Natives

Sam Blackmore: Restless Cryto Natives

That word ‘Crypto’ already puts some people off but before you tune out, allow your mind to stay open long enough to let some understanding in – it’s not rocket science (it’s way worse!). The already and the not yet – blockchain technologies have developed to a point where already there’s an alternative to our current centralised financial system. The move to blockchain based technologies will benefit us all, but especially early adopters. Understanding a bit about how it works could make all the difference between being the head and not the tail. This future will happen, and it will either move you, or move right through you.

Why are we covering this – isn’t it a bit fringe? Truth is, we’re covering this because we can, and gosh darn it, it’s really interesting! The ways in which we build wealth in the future will be significantly affected by this emerging technology so simply put, if all we ever covered was conventional wisdom around the current ways of doing things, we’re not being true to the mission of this podcast.

Remember when you taught your parents how to use their first smartphone? Well, you are them right now, and all the geeks are trying to show us something significant – pay attention. Essential reading firstly btw is this article, which has provided the basis for this discussion.

As context let’s briefly go back in time to around the era in which Bitcoin emerged. Lehman Brothers and the near collapse of Merrill Lynch, AIG, Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley – highlighted this thing called Counter Party risk. In 2008, our faith in the current financial system became less immutable- there’s no doubt about it. The current system, which we’re all fully entrenched in is based on a principle of risk shifting (risk shifting happens when risky investment decisions maximise shareholder value at the expense of debtholders’ interests). Eventually, when the deck of cards fall’s down, those who have taken the ‘risk-free’ path of investing bear the brunt of the fallout.

It’s important at this point to make a distinction between learning about investing, which is what this podcast is not about, with learning how to create wealth that will lastwhich is what this show is about. All conventional wisdom that exists to help equip the self-directed investor build wealth under the incumbent system cannot necessarily be translated into the new decentralised financial system to come. New wine-skins for new wine – we’re talking about a new world which is qualitatively different from what we know now – a transformed world.

The current financial system- what words/phrases can we use to describe it:

Unequal access. About 27% of the world’s population does not have access to a financial institution. I get this – banks are in this for a profit, and it’s not feasible for them to serve some areas.

Censorship. Are you truly free to conduct business with anyone you like, free from interference and control by an outside force?

Lack of transparency – have a look at what Kenneth Haynes and the Royal Banking Commission in Australia is all about – we’re all starting to expect that banks need to lift their game in this area

Counterparty risk.

Now counterparty risk is what you accept when you enter into a contract with another party – what if they don’t perform? Smart contracts, a computer protocol intended to digitally facilitate, verify, or enforce the negotiation or performance of a contract reduces this risk. Think about the last time you used a solicitor to help you with a contract – imagine if the contract itself had the power to enforce and to deliver built into it?

So enter blockchain based technologies – let’s call it a better wall to hang your art on. For many, the word Bitcoin immediately points their mind in a direction that implies speculation – fair enough too, with the crazy fluctuation in prices we’ve seen over the last two years one could be forgiven to think that Bitcoin was just something to speculate on. What if we looked instead at the wall, not just the artwork?

Cryptocurrencies and blockchain tech eliminates:

Unequal access. Most areas negatively affected by lack of access to financial institutions are embracing cryptocurrencies at an incredible rate (finally something to help those who have been ‘locked out!’)

Censorship. In NZ we may not get this, but what if your government was corrupt – how could you participate in financial transactions under a totalitarian regime?

Lack of transparency – Using Bitcoin as an example, it’s all there – every transaction – it has to be because 2+2 is always 4

Counterparty risk – Using game theory principles, it’s in the best interest of all who are participating to ensure that all sides of the contract are honoured. Check out the tragedy of the commons as an example.

Sam, Darcy, and Tanya, attempt to understand all that is difficult to comprehend around finance and blockchain tech rolled up into one – this episode isn’t for blockchain enthusiasts, but more for those who struggle to see what the big deal is about.

Where to find Sam Blackmore: Sam@vimba.co

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NZ EV Podcast 64: $1b Invested into Rivian

NZ EV Podcast 64: $1b Invested into Rivian

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This week Dee is back in the studio and the team talk EV news. We also have a new sponsor. Can you guess who it is?

The NZ EV Podcast is brought to you with the help from:
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OEM Audio – New Zealand’s leading supplier of safe and reliable AC chargers and charging cables For more information go to www.evpower.co.nz

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NZ EV Podcast 63: Robert Llewellyn – Fully Charged

NZ EV Podcast 63: Robert Llewellyn – Fully Charged

This week the two EV Converters Theo Gibson  and Gavin Shoebridge talk with a very special guest Robert Llewellyn. Robert Llewellyn is a British actor, comedian and writer. He plays the mechanoid Kryten in the TV sci-fi sitcom Red Dwarf and formally presented the TV engineering game show Scrapheap Challenge. He also presents a very successful YouTube series called Fully Charged which kept Theo and Gavin sane through their time building EVs.

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NZ EV Podcast 62: Adam Metalbob – Electric Trucking

NZ EV Podcast 62: Adam Metalbob – Electric Trucking

This week Theo talks with listener favourite Adam Metalbob (not his real name) about trucking and the industry move towards electric powertrains.

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Daimler’s Freightliner aims to be “frontrunners with electric trucks” and offer all-electric options to compete with Tesla Semi – https://electrek.co/2018/12/21/daimler-deliver-first-all-electric-freightliner-truck/

Hyundai And H2 Energy To Launch 1,000 Hydrogen Trucks in Switzerland – Hyundai announced the world’s first fleet of fuel cell trucks in partnership with Swiss company H2 Energy – https://insideevs.com/hyundai-launch-1000-hydrogen-trucks/

Semi is the safest, most comfortable truck ever. Four independent motors provide maximum power and acceleration and require the lowest energy cost per mile –
https://www.tesla.com/semi

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