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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.

Self-publishing food memories: Pass It On Cookbook

Self-publishing food memories: Pass It On Cookbook

 

 

 

 

 

Mother-daughter duo Keryn & Shobha Kalyan are New Zealand born Gujarati’s. Shobha’s grandparents were one of the first Gujarati families to arrive in Aotearoa in the 1920s. Despite having very strong Kiwi roots, both Shobha & Keryn have grown up eating authentic Gujarati food and they learnt the art of Gujarati cooking the Indian way, by using all five senses.

There were never any measurements or recipes, just an oral passing down of generations worth of food memories.

Shobha has always dreamt of writing a cookbook and so the duo began the painstaking process of documenting the food they wanted to write about. In 2019, two years after they first began, “Pass It On” was released, a gift to Keryn and her two sisters and a preservation of their culture. The book is a bright and inviting collection of Gujarati recipes that have been handed down over generations. Shobha found translating the 103 recipes into simple instructions a hard task while Keryn, who had no photography experience, watched YouTube videos and painted backdrops to create the beautiful full-page images in the book.

On the show I talk to them about secret recipes and why we need to uncover them. We talk about our joint Indian heritage and why it is so important for immigrant Kiwi’s to have a way to access their past through their food.

 

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Specifically, we chat about:

  • Importance of passing on family food memories
  • What it takes to self-publish a cook book in New Zealand
  • How do you get your book out there?
  • Fundamentals of Gujarati cooking

 

Quotes from the episode:

“With self-publishing you can have full creative control of your book. So, you can choose how you want it to look and how long it took you to write it. It helped us take control of how we wanted our book to be”

“When you self-publishing you’re essentially creating a small business. You’re doing the marketing, the distribution, hiring freelancers to fill gaps in your skills”

“It was mum’s dream for so long and it’s been awesome being able to make it happen.”

“Writing a recipe is actually really hard, thinking about all the components that’s needed and then making sure we are weaving our family stories through all the dishes featured there”

Pass it On Cookbook: https://www.passitoncookbook.co.nz/

Apple shakes up Mac, iOS, iPadOS and WatchOS plus Netflix ‘Local Originals’, Rocket Lab ups pace, TikTok vs Trump

Apple shakes up Mac, iOS, iPadOS and WatchOS plus Netflix ‘Local Originals’, Rocket Lab ups pace, TikTok vs Trump

Sarah Putt (CIO) and Paul Spain (Gorilla) discuss the big news from Apple’s online Worldwide Developers Conference across Mac, iOS, iPadOS, WatchOS. Plus the frozen $140m linked to Cybercrime, Netflix ‘Local Originals’, TikTok vs Trump.

Hosted by Paul Spain and this week’s guest: Sarah Putt.

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Online Farmers Markets, our new normal?

Online Farmers Markets, our new normal?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Christchurch based Hamish and Suzy Hutton had been working on their online farmers’ market platform, Maker2u for a while before the onset of coronavirus meant that local markets across Aotearoa had to shut down. The Hutton’s brought forward the launch of their platform so that artisan food and beverage producers across the country could access alternative sales channels.

Maker2u enables Kiwi markers and growers of food, drinks and other consumables to set up a store and sell directly to the public. Since their launch in March, they now have nearly 400 amazing Kiwi businesses selling their artisan products through their platform Maker2u.com and Maker2uCellar.com. Families can shop online directly with boutique manufacturers across the country which means that you can now buy the hot sauce you spotted at the farmers’ market in Napier, online.

The platform’s smaller commissions also mean that businesses get more of the final retail price of their products than they would get from the supermarket duopoly and in the long run Maker2u also plans to open the platform up to export orders from target markets offshore. We chat with Hamish and Suzy Hutton to find out more about Maker2u, how they got started and their plans for the future.

Specifically, we chat about:

  • When you are launching a food product how do you meaningfully test the product with your audience?
  • Can being a part of a joint platform help you access economies of scale that would otherwise be out of reach
  • Is the start of a national lockdown really the best time to start a new business?

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This episode was recorded during the NZ Covid-19 Lockdown.

Quotes from the episode:

“The supermarket game can be very cut-throat and we were sad that makers were not getting back more of their margins.”

“There are so many talented people like our friend who makes some great food but there hasn’t previously been an ecosystem which allows them to easily see how well their product can sell.”

“If your success becomes our success down the line, then it’s worth doing.”

“Our shop owners know that together we are better. They have that community mindset which makes working with them so great.”

 

Maker2u:

https://maker2u.com
https://www.instagram.com/maker_2u/

NZ under attack from Ransomware, Tesla world’s highest value automaker, Does Google respect Kiwis now?

NZ under attack from Ransomware, Tesla world’s highest value automaker, Does Google respect Kiwis now?

Philip Whitmore (Partner KPMG Cyber) and Paul Spain (Gorilla) discuss – NZ companies under attack from Ransomware, Tesla becomes world’s highest value automaker, Google Nest Mini NZ launch and more.

Hosted by Paul Spain and this week’s guest: Philip Whitmore.

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The Gulf War: James Frankham’s crusade for the Hauraki Gulf

The Gulf War: James Frankham’s crusade for the Hauraki Gulf

James Frankham is on a war path. The publisher of New Zealand Geographic and outdoor adventurer is outraged by the decline of the Hauraki Gulf, the so-called jewel in Auckland’s crown. The State of the Gulf 2020 report reveals that overfishing, sedimentation, pollution, political failures and ignorance have combined to push this precious habitat to near collapse. We spoke to James about what can be done, how long the Gulf has got, his work with NZ Geo, virtual reality and his hopes that his children, like he did, will see rays feeding in Waiheke’s rockpools.

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About James

James is the publisher of the multi-award-winning New Zealand Geographic, an adventurer and advocate for the great outdoors. In 2019 he was a named a Blake Leader by the Sir Peter Blake Trust for his work in using virtual reality to showcase undersea habitats.

 

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ACT’s Economic Plan for Recovery

ACT’s Economic Plan for Recovery

This week on Politics in Full Sentences Max Whitehead is joined by ACT Leader David Seymour and ACT Deputy Leader Beth Houlbrooke. Does the Government have a plan beyond borrowing to spend and hoping for a vaccine? What is their plan to use technology to reopen the border? New Zealanders need certainty. What’s ACT’s economic plan?

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EVERYTHING to know when BUYING a home / Andrew Duncan

EVERYTHING to know when BUYING a home / Andrew Duncan

EVERYTHING to know when BUYING a home.

Consider this your handy wee insiders guide to buying your next home. Even if you’d done it before, you’ll do better with this episode under your belt!

 

Andrew Duncan, real estate adviser and blogger, joins me on this episode to discuss everything you need to know BEFORE you decide to BUY your next home. 

Like watching your kids move out” You  wonder if they’ll get a little beaten up in the process of finding their feet. You have lots of advice, but you bite your tongue.

Real estate agents, mortgage brokers, banks, builders, friends, facebook groups and of course, your parents solicitor, all have plenty to say too. They come from different backgrounds and offer something in terms of guidance and perspective. Sometimes though, these voices can be contradictory – at worse they can be downright misleading!

So you’ve already purchased a home before – fancy yourself as a bit of an expert?

All it takes is one change in one of the many bits of legislation, or just one change in lending criteria, combined with a dynamic property market, to push you off course. One change could render your past ‘experience’ useless.

In this podcast episode, which is part two of a short series around this topic, we cover things like:

How to identify your next home 

Getting realistic around price…and fast.

Can you trust  real estate agents?

Is it buy at auction, by tender, or by negotiation?

Who’s better to deal with – the listing agent, or the selling agent?

Call it low and watch it grow – how  to really know what an auction property is going to sell for.

Preparing for the day of auction – what’s the best strategy to use?

What’s the difference between using a mortgage adviser vs going to the bank directly?

Please note that all comments made in relation to any professional adviser who may help you during the home-buying process should be considered general remarks only.  Please consider the team you place around you carefully. Before you embark on the home-buying journey, it’s a wise move to have an initial discussion with a mortgage adviser to get a home-buying-strategy arranged.

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The Prince of Peanut Butter

The Prince of Peanut Butter

Former lawyers Roman and Andrea Jewell started Fix & Fogg a week before their first boy was born. After failed attempts at cheese making and beer brewing they decided to make peanut butter and started selling it at their local market in Wellington. Six years on, making jars of peanut butter on a Friday evening after work is a distant memory. Fix & Fogg’s Wellington factory now pumps out thousands of jars a day and in 2020 they started a new factory in Texas, USA.

In 2019, National Geographic claimed that Fix & Fogg were “makers of divine peanut butter” and more recently their Everything Butter made with hemp, chia, sesame, sunflower, flaxseeds and pumpkin seeds with peanuts and almonds was named Farro Earth Champion. We chat with founder, Roman Jewell to learn more about their story. He talks about how the stars aligned when a super-market buyer spotted their butter at the one shop they used to stock at and why sometimes “just going for it” is a great business approach.

Specifically, we chat about:

  • All things peanut butter – Are you team peanut butter or team PB&J?
  • Becoming horizontally skilled v/s vertically skilled
  • Doing one thing well v/s having a big product range

 

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This episode was recorded during the NZ Covid-19 lockdown.

Quotes from the episode:

“There were some failed attempts at cheese making and beer brewing. I did some bee keeping courses, tried a bit of sewing, a bit of pottery. I spent almost a year just doing hobbies and peanut butter was meant to be just another one of those hobbies.”

“The best part of starting small and local is that you get instantaneous feedback about your product. Everyone has an opinion and when you’re small you can quickly implement on all that feedback.”

“We had a supermarket buyer see our peanut butter in the one shop we were selling it in on her evening walk and that’s I guess when the planets aligned.”

“We’re like that little goldfish that keeps outgrowing its fishbowl”.

 

Fix & Fogg:

http://www.fixandfogg.com
https://www.instagram.com/fixandfogg/

Welcome to the Kiwi Foodcast with Perzen Patel

Welcome to the Kiwi Foodcast with Perzen Patel

The Kiwi Foodcast Story
What happens when we share our food with those around us? Today, the NZ food scene is thriving and our butter chicken is as Kiwi as a steak and cheese pie is. Host of the show Perzen Patel chats to Paul Spain, the founder of Podcasts NZ on what the Kiwi Foodcast is all about and the stories we plan to talk about.

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EVERYTHING to know when SELLING your home / Andrew Duncan

EVERYTHING to know when SELLING your home / Andrew Duncan

EVERYTHING to know when SELLING your home.

Consider this your handy wee insiders guide to selling your home. This is essential listening if it’s your first time selling a home – one of your biggest ‘assets’… Even if you’d done it before, you’ll be better positioned to succeed with this episode under your belt!

Andrew Duncan, real estate adviser and blogger, joins me on this episode to discuss everything you need to know BEFORE you decide to sell your home. 

Even if you don’t hold investment properties that may need to be sold at some stage, you may need to sell your home. Your bank, your friends, your lawyer, and your real estate agent have the combined knowledge you need to understand how the process of selling works from your perspective. In this, rather candid episode, you’re going to here every step involved in selling your home, but not in a ‘tips and tricks’ format – this really is an insiders guide to selling.

In this episode we’ll cover questions like:

How to choose a real estate agent (or do you even need one!?)

Is it best to auction, list by tender, or by negotiation?

Are agents who are ‘team players’ better than the ‘superstars’?

Knee-capping – what is this and when should you watch out for it?

Investing in a marketing campaign

What is ‘Buying a listing’?

Preparing for the auction 

I hope you enjoy this episode, which part 1 of 2 in this practical property series.

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What are Bonds? Richard Knight

What are Bonds? Richard Knight

What are Bonds?

Well, they’re effectively like a mortgage – but the other way around… Richard Knight, an Authorised Financial Adviser, joins me in this discussion.

To learn more about bonds from the FMA’s perspective – click on this link

Check out this info here from Sorted around bonds also

So, what are bonds?

Aka ‘Fixed interest’ – are one of the 4 main asset classes that the everyday investor will typically participate in: Cash, property and shares being the other three.

With many KiwiSaver funds, you’ll already be invested in bonds through your fund manager – but what are these funny little things anyway, and what role do they play in generating long term returns?

In a well constructed portfolio, or set of investments comprising of the four main asset classes (cash, fixed interest (bonds), property, and shares), bonds can help provide diversification in that they move in somewhat of an opposite direction to shares. During seasons when shares may decrease, the value of bonds may increase. The more bonds you hold in your portfolio, the more muted your returns are in good times, but in volatile times, bonds can cushion the blow somewhat.

My special guest today is Richard Knight, an authorised financial adviser with Rutherford Rede based here in Auckland New Zealand .

As with everything covered in these shows, there’s an element of risk associated with holding any asset. Specifically that what you invest in may not yield a positive outcome – with bonds this could be in the form of higher than expected inflation, credit risk, or unexpected changes in interest rates. It’s important to do your own due diligence and engage the services of an AFA to help with designing your own investment portfolio.

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