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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.

Building a circular economy – Louise Nash, Circularity

Building a circular economy – Louise Nash, Circularity

What goes around comes around. The toxins we build into products come back to poison us sooner or later. It’s the circular economy at work. So imagine if we could design systems to remove those toxins in the first place, or at least capture them and return them to the process. Building a cradle-to-cradle economy is a mammoth task, and it’s the mission of Louise Nash, the CEO of Circularity, a consultancy that helps companies build circular systems. She’s also the founder of X-Labs, a workshop series that kickstarts the journey for companies as big as Lion Breweries and as tiny as EV Maritime.

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Partnering, pitching and positioning: Simon Lendrum, Commercial Communications Council CEO.

Partnering, pitching and positioning: Simon Lendrum, Commercial Communications Council CEO.

Ben speaks to Simon Lendrum, Chief Executive of the Commercial Communications Council, industry body representing New Zealand marketing agencies. Simon shares tips on how to foster successful client-agency relationships, thoughts on best practice when it comes to selecting an agency partner as well as a few stories from an ad agency career spanning both hemispheres which listeners will enjoy.

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Smart Home Technology discussion with Nanoleaf CEO Gimmy Chu

Smart Home Technology discussion with Nanoleaf CEO Gimmy Chu

Paul Spain is joined by CEO and Co-Founder of NanoleafGimmy Chu, to discuss how Smart Home technology has progressed over the years, and why the future of Smart Homes and Nanoleaf are looking brighter than ever.

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HP turns down $1B in exiting Russia, Musk’s email, & China’s space plans

HP turns down $1B in exiting Russia, Musk’s email, & China’s space plans

Paul Spain and Brett Roberts discuss bee inspired bioplastics, HP exits Russia and foregoes $1B, SailGP’s local facilities, Musk’s email to employees, Apple Innovations, China’s big space plans and more.

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Potatoes to the rescue! Hamish Dodd about his plastic alternative

Potatoes to the rescue! Hamish Dodd about his plastic alternative

We are drowning in plastics, in our soil, our oceans, our food chain, and recently discovered as nanoparticles in our gut. Mmmmm nanoplastics. The government banned single-use plastics in 2019, and is phasing out hard-to-recycle plastics such as meat and vegetable packaging later this year, but what to replace them with? Well, Earthpac is a New Zealand business turning to the humble spud for a solution. It’s a potato starch tray that can be frozen and microwave composted, and it’s free from nasty toxins. Well, that sounds good.

So why aren’t we using it yet? And when will we see it at our local Four Square? To hear more about the long journey to this fantastic solution Vincent was joined by spokesperson – Hamish Dodd.

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Getting social: Wendy Thompson, founder of Socialites

Getting social: Wendy Thompson, founder of Socialites

Ben catches up with Wendy Thompson, founder of award-winning social media agency Socialites. Wendy shares learnings from their journey, and thoughts around the crucial role social media can play in enabling dialogue between brands and the communities that grow around them.

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NZ’s growing tech sector and Budget 2022 + Tech’s Bad Side

NZ’s growing tech sector and Budget 2022 + Tech’s Bad Side

Paul Spain and Bill Bennett discuss NZ’s $20M Budget boost for Tech sector, tech to supercede liquids ban when flying, AMD’s near 30% share of x86 CPU market and historical Vodafone FibreX drama is back. We also delve into the negative use of technology, including NZ businesses response to Ransomware, Canada’s blocking of China’s Huawei and ZTE and social media disinformation in Philippine’s election.

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No, It won’t destroy your Business: Why Removing Parking is a Good Idea

No, It won’t destroy your Business: Why Removing Parking is a Good Idea

Few public debates get heated more quickly than the one around replacing kerbside parking with transit lanes or bike paths.

How do we make the conversation about parking less polarising and more productive?

For the answers, Ross Inglis spoke to Doctor Tim Welch, a senior lecturer at Auckland University’s School of Architecture and Planning. Tim, a very public advocate around cycling infrastructure, parking and other urbanist touchpoints, unwraps the issues and offers pointers for winning the barbecue debate about parking.

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NZ Tech Podcast: Tech Insights of the Week + How ASM are Altering the State of NFT’s through AI learning

NZ Tech Podcast: Tech Insights of the Week + How ASM are Altering the State of NFT’s through AI learning

Paul Spain is joined by David McDonald to discuss Altered State Machine which David founded. Also on the agenda – Russian TV hack, NZ web3 focused VC fund, THEIA Diabetes discovery, a passwordless future, DJI drones not so secure, and more internet in Australia and USA.

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Spin Class: Catching up with Kelly Bennett

Spin Class: Catching up with Kelly Bennett

Ben speaks to One Plus One founder and industry veteran Kelly Bennett about the dark arts of PR. Kelly shares many of the insights he’s learned through a storied international career helping shape the communications narrative for organisations large and small, through a massive number of crises, opportunities, and news cycles.

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Carbon farming on Māori land – Blair Jamieson, Tāmata Hauhā

Carbon farming on Māori land – Blair Jamieson, Tāmata Hauhā

So much farmland – a million hectares according to one estimate – is mostly unfarmable because its erosion-prone, too steep, or inaccessible. In decades past that land might be destinated for forestry or just abandoned to return to scrub. Either way, the return on investment was poor. But now, thanks to the Emissions Trading Scheme, some of that land is destined to become permanent forest, with emission credits earned by the landowner. This so-called carbon-farming could be a lifesaver for some though it’s a worry for others, who point out that these permanent forests are always exotic trees, especially pines – colonisation here we go again.

What we need is more native ngahere not more foreign pests. Negotiating a way through this is Tāmata Hauhā, a Māori owned carbon farming business dedicating to help Māori landowners make the most of the ETS to earn income for their marginal lands. To explain how the scheme works, Vincent spoke to founder and CEO Blair Jamieson.

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