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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.

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

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

Runaway Rents: Is the answer Regulation or Reform?

In this episode of Politics in Full Sentences Max Whitehead speaks to New Zealand Property Investors’ Federation Executive Officer Andrew King and Young Act Policy Advisor Jackson Graham. Universities are back for 2020 and rents have once again risen for students. Does the rental market need more regulation or reform?

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KiwiSaver: A Critical Conversation / Rupert Carlyon

KiwiSaver: A Critical Conversation / Rupert Carlyon

KiwiSaver has a branding issue – it’s not a savings account…It’s an investment vehicle.

Our guest for these two episodes is Rupert Carlyon, co-founder of a new digital advice KiwiSaver fund manager called Koura Wealth.

A bit about Rupert:

Rupert has worked in financial service roles his entire career – starting at global investment bank UBS, where he had a slew of roles in London and Auckland. Returning to New Zealand in 2014, Rupert was disappointed to see the KiwiSaver market had not moved on since he left. Seven years on, New Zealanders were still being given the same stock-standard, three-fund offering and he could see that KiwiSaver was not really working for everyone. So he began to look internationally, at companies and technologies that were doing retirement investing right. kōura is the result – a way to give kiwis access to the technology and products to help them achieve their financial goals.

 

Rupert Carlyon joins me to have a candid discussion around the the vehicle, and the destination that it’s taking us to.

Whether we acknowledge it or not, our KiwiSaver is taking us somewhere. Many of us, including myself until a few years back, are rather apathetic on the topic of KiwiSaver. We’ve set it up, now we’ve moved on to something else. Is that wise?

In this episode, Rupert (one of the co-founders of a digital advice KiwiSaver provider called Koura Wealth), discusses with me some of the habits and mindsets we need to move into, in order to build a better retirement.

Factual information may not enough, even if it’s available in spades, to make a good decision around your financial future. Advice provides another layer for one to make a good decision in light of the facts, about what’s right for them.

The problem with advice is that it’s not freely available, unless there’s a sale on the other end. Providing advice is not a charity especially if humans are employed to deliver it. The result in NZ, and regulation certainly has a huge role to play here btw, is that many Kiwi’s have chosen their KiwiSaver provider without advice.

Digital advice aims to solve part of this problem.

If you want to check out this innovative new start-up KiwiSaver fund manager, visit www.kourawealth.co.nz 

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DAZN sports streaming coming to NZ, insights on Tuia 250 breach, Cashierless stores

DAZN sports streaming coming to NZ, insights on Tuia 250 breach, Cashierless stores

DAZN sports streaming coming to NZ and numerous 100+ countries globally, reports indicate Ministry of Culture and Heritage Tuia 250 website that was breached was reviewed and signed off internally, unified Office app for mobiles, Next steps for Amazon Go cashierless stores, Samsung is fixing Galaxy S20 cameras, Apple has blocked Clearview AI’s iPhone app for violating its rules.

Hosted by Paul Spain and this week’s guest: Matt Archer.

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Olympics or Bust: What’s up with New Zealand’s top golfers? – On The Tee Golf New Zealand Podcast 17

Olympics or Bust: What’s up with New Zealand’s top golfers? – On The Tee Golf New Zealand Podcast 17

With special guest Peter Williams, the former TVNZ sports commentator and news reader, our hosts discuss the coming year in professional golf, one highlighted by the Olympics. Currently, Danny Lee, Ryan Fox and Lydia Ko appear to be likely to represent New Zealand in Tokyo, but all have had up-and-down years and, in golf, nothing can be taken for granted. Lydia Ko has recently hired yet another new coach.  So what do our hosts, all accomplished golf journalists, think about this? Tune in for a 40-minute debate and find out.

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Greg Hay: Wet Jacket Wines – NZ Wine Podcast 63

Greg Hay: Wet Jacket Wines – NZ Wine Podcast 63

Having started one of the first wineries in the region – Chard Farm, with his brother Rob Hay and then being instrumental in the development of the Peregrine brand and growth, Wet Jacket is Greg Hay’s third winery venture.

 

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

Having a Digital Baby / Tim Warren

Having a Digital Baby / Tim Warren

Tim Warren, the digital baby midwife, joins me today to tell you everything you need to know about the upcoming ‘digital-employee’-revolution.

 

Tim Warren, a former executive at Goldman Sachs, JBWere and others, is one of three founders of a company called Ambit. This firm is responsible for some of the very life-like digital employees that you’re now finding at places like Vector, AirNZ, Noel Leemings, and ANZ. Tim is a people person, who loves books, playing jazz drums, and keeping himself busy as a Dad of two.

Digital employees, (aka by their rather derogatory term: Chatbots), have the power to change the workforce. This episode isn’t about the potential for this AI-infused tech revolution to induce mass unemployment however, it’s about the other side of the equation. So, I have a few questions:

How well will large firms adopt this new technology? What opportunities are there for disruption?

What kind of short-term/long-term costs will business wear if they are unwilling to adapt?

Should I now be assessing ‘digital-employee’ openness when making investment decisions?

What would it look like if a digital employee worked for you and for me – with the sole aim of building your wealth?

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NZ’s Ambit AI, Amazon founders $10B gift, COVID-19 vs Tech, Google leaks private photos

NZ’s Ambit AI, Amazon founders $10B gift, COVID-19 vs Tech, Google leaks private photos

COVID-19 vs tech, The first AI police officer, Uber Grocery expected in NZ, Google shares private photos without user permission, Taika’s MacBook rant, smart speakers in NZ from zero to hero, Ambit AI, Bezos $10B gift.

Hosted by Paul Spain and this week’s guest: Tim Warren

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