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The Australian High Commission in New Zealand presents Trans-Tasman Tales, a free podcast for those interested in international relations, public policy and the Australia-New Zealand relationship.
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Welcome to Trans-Tasman Tales, the free podcast by the Australian High Commission in New Zealand.On 21 May 2019, the Australian High Commission hosted its Women in Leadership Speaker Series with an event focused on women in tech - Embedding Girl Power! With Dr Jenine Beekhuyzen of Tech Girls Movement Foundation, Aliesha Staples, founder of Staples VR, and Lena Scanlan, Visual Effects Producer at Weta Digital, and hosted by Sophia Knight, the three speakers discuss women in the tech industry, encouraging girls into careers in STEM and finding your path to success.Keep up to date with the Australian High Commission in New Zealand by following us on social media: Find us on FacebookFind us on TwitterFind us on LinkedInVisit our website Music by Lee Rosevere
Welcome to Trans-Tasman Tales, the free podcast by the Australian High Commission in New Zealand.In this episode, Second Secretary Nicole Steinweg sits down with Brisbane-based Street Science founder and communicator Steven Liddell and fellow communicator Sharon Samuel to talk about engaging kids in science and changing how we teach this important field.Steve and Sharon visited Dunedin and Wellington thanks to the New Zealand International Science Festival and the Australian High Commission in New Zealand. During this time, they put on a number of Street Science shows and recorded a podcast.Keep up to date with the Australian High Commission in New Zealand by following us on social media: Find us on FacebookFind us on TwitterVisit our website Music by Lee Rosevere
Welcome to Trans-Tasman Tales, the free podcast by the Australian High Commission in New Zealand.In this episode, Second Secretary Lindsay Sanger sits down with Australian Director Mirrah Foulkes to talk about her film Judy & Punch, which appeared at the New Zealand International Film Festival.Mirrah and Lindsey talk about the challenges involved in writing and directing, in the dark subject matter of the film and in the support she's had as an emerging female director.Keep up to date with the Australian High Commission in New Zealand by following us on social media: Find us on FacebookFind us on TwitterVisit our website Music by Lee Rosevere
Welcome to Trans-Tasman Tales, the free podcast by the Australian High Commission in New Zealand.In this episode, members of the Moogahlin Performing Arts Inc. sit down with Second Secretary Lindsay Sanger to talk about Henrietta Biard's play 'The Weekend', a one women play performed by Sharika Clanton. 'The Weekend' was performed at the 2019 Kia Mau festival in Wellington. The Kia Mau festival hosts Māori, Pasifika, and First Nations/Indigenous artists from across world in a fifteen day long festival.Keep up to date with the Australian High Commission in New Zealand by following us on social media: Find us on FacebookFind us on TwitterFind us on LinkedInVisit our website Music by Lee Rosevere 
Welcome to Trans-Tasman Tales, the free podcast by the Australian High Commission in New Zealand.In today's episode, recently arrived Australian High Commissioner H.E. Hon Patricia Forsythe AM sits down with outgoing Deputy High Commissioner Andrew Cumpston. The two reflect on Patricia's first impressions and Andrew's experiences over his time as Deputy High Commissioner - and at times, Acting High Commissioner - on his last day in the office.Like any good trans-Tasman banter, conversation eventually closes in on sport - with the Boxing Day Cricket Test Match causing some anxiety for the pair.Keep up to date with the Australian High Commission in New Zealand by following us on social media: Find us on FacebookFind us on TwitterFind us on LinkedInVisit our website Music by Lee Rosevere
Welcome to Trans-Tasman Tales, the free podcast by the Australian High Commission in New Zealand.In today's episode, Australian Consul General & Senior Trade Commissioner sits down with Markus Zusak, one of Australia's most well-known authors. Best known for The Book Thief, Markus and Craig talk about the challenges of writing and those thirteen years working on Bridge of Clay. Markus was in Auckland attending the Auckland Writer's Festival with support from the Australian High Commission in New Zealand. You can watch Markus at the Festival here.Keep up to date with the Australian High Commission in New Zealand by following us on social media: Find us on FacebookFind us on TwitterFind us on LinkedInVisit our website Music by Lee Rosevere
Welcome to Trans-Tasman Tales, the free podcast by the Australian High Commission in New Zealand.In today's episode, Second Secretary Nicole Steinweg sits down with Dr Jenine Beekhuyzen, founder of the Tech Girls Movement Foundation and the Tech Girls Are Superheroes competition. Dr Jenine and Nicole talk about why we need to start talking more about solutions, designing programs for young women and girls, and making an impact.Dr Jenine visited Wellington as part of the Australian High Commission's public diplomacy programme, leading a Tech Week event for intermediate-aged students and taking part in our Women in Leadership Speaker Series.Keep up to date with the Australian High Commission in New Zealand by following us on social media: Find us on FacebookFind us on TwitterFind us on LinkedInVisit our website Music by Lee Rosevere
Welcome to Trans-Tasman Tales, the free podcast by the Australian High Commission in New Zealand.Every year, the Australian High Commission hosts a black tie dinner featuring a prestigious Australian guest speaker. In 2019, the Australian High Commission was delighted to welcome Australia's greatest Olympian, Ian Thorpe AM, to Wellington. Ian talks about leadership, his journey to the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games and his first New Zealand experience.Ian has kindly allowed us to share his address with you all.Click here to watch the 4x 100m relay at the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games referred to by Ian.Keep up to date with the Australian High Commission in New Zealand by following us on social media: Find us on FacebookFind us on TwitterFind us on LinkedInVisit our website Music by Lee Rosevere
Welcome to Trans-Tasman Tales, the free podcast by the Australian High Commission in New Zealand.Today, we're talking with the two artists involved in the Canberra Wellington Indigeous Artist Exchange - Dean Cross from Australia, and Ana Iti from New Zealand. Dean and Ana chat with Lindsey Sanger, Second Secretary at the Australian High Commission, about their projects, the Exchange Program and their role as artists.Special thanks to ArtsACT and Wellington City Council for making this exchange possible.Keep up to date with the Australian High Commission in New Zealand by following us on social media: Find us on FacebookFind us on TwitterFind us on LinkedInVisit our website Music by Lee Rosevere
Welcome to Trans-Tasman Tales, the free podcast by the Australian High Commission in New Zealand.Ahead of Anzac Day 2019, Captain Christine Clarke CSC, RAN, Defence Adviser to New Zealand, sat down with Stella O'Donnell a 13-year-old Australian citizen, living in Wellington. Stella will be taking on the role of Australian Youth Speaker at the National Commemoration Service at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park in Wellington on 25 April 2019. She shares some of her family history and traditions around Anzac Day with us as we talk about what Anzac Day means to her.Keep up to date with the Australian High Commission in New Zealand by following us on social media: Find us on FacebookFind us on TwitterFind us on LinkedInVisit our website Music by Lee Rosevere
Welcome to Trans-Tasman Tales, the free podcast by the Australian High Commission in New Zealand.On 22 August 2018, The Australian High Commission hosted its Women in Leadership Speaker Series, with Dame Sian Elias, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of New Zealand, Hon Catherine Holmes, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Queensland; and Dame Silvia Cartwright, Former Chief District Court Judge, first female appointed to New Zealand's full High Court bench & 18th Governor General of New Zealand. Hosted by Sophia Knight, the three speakers discuss women in the legal profession and how much has changed.Audio from this event has been divided into two parts. You may wish to listen to Part One first.Keep up to date with the Australian High Commission in New Zealand by following us on social media: Find us on FacebookFind us on TwitterFind us on LinkedInVisit our website Music by Lee Rosevere
Welcome to Trans-Tasman Tales, the free podcast by the Australian High Commission in New Zealand.On 22 August 2018, The Australian High Commission hosted its Women in Leadership Speaker Series, with Dame Sian Elias, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of New Zealand, Hon Catherine Holmes, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Queensland; and Dame Silvia Cartwright, Former Chief District Court Judge, first female appointed to New Zealand's full High Court bench & 18th Governor General of New Zealand. Hosted by Sophia Knight, the three speakers discuss women in the legal profession and how much has changed.Audio from this event has been divided into two parts. Subscribe to ensure you hear part two!Keep up to date with the Australian High Commission in New Zealand by following us on social media: Find us on FacebookFind us on TwitterFind us on LinkedInVisit our website Music by Lee Rosevere
Welcome to Trans-Tasman Tales, the free podcast by the Australian High Commission in New Zealand.In the latest episode of Trans-Tasman Tales, Second Secretary Anna Brown talks with Dr Tim Kastelle, Associate Professor at the University of Queensland who specialises in innovation management.Anna asks how you teach - or learn - innovation, how Australia and New Zealand can better capitalise our innovations and how individuals can foster innovation in their teams.Tim was in New Zealand for the Creative Leadership New Zealand Conference, with support from the Australian High Commission, New Zealand.Keep up to date with the Australian High Commission in New Zealand by following us on social media: Find us on FacebookFind us on TwitterFind us on LinkedInVisit our website Music by Lee Rosevere.
Welcome to Trans-Tasman Tales, the free podcast by the Australian High Commission in New Zealand.In the latest episode of Trans-Tasman Tales, Consul-General and Senior Trade Commissioner Craig Knowles AM is talking about the DFAT-funded, ABC-delivered Women in News & Sport (WINS). He is joined by ABC trainer Aaron Kearney and WINS participants Adele Willie and Jennesa Moli from Vanuatu, and Josephine Navula and Lavenia Yalovi from Fiji.The group have been in New Zealand commentating the Oceania Football Confederation Women's Nations Cup Finals in both English and their native languages, Bislama and Fijian.In the episode, Craig refers to Year of Indigenous Languages. This takes place in 2019.Keep up to date with the Australian High Commission in New Zealand by following us on social media: Find us on FacebookFind us on TwitterFind us on LinkedInVisit our website Music by Lee Rosevere
Welcome to Trans-Tasman Tales, the free podcast by the Australian High Commission in New Zealand.In the latest episode of Trans-Tasman Tales, Lindsey Sanger, Second Secretary at the Australian High Commission sits down with Fijian-Indian Australian author Zoya Patel.Zoya's first published book, No Country Woman, is a collection of memoir essays on race, identity and the diaspora. Keep up to date with the Australian High Commission in New Zealand by following us on social media: Find us on FacebookFind us on TwitterFind us on LinkedInVisit our website Music by Lee Rosevere
Welcome to Trans-Tasman Tales, the free podcast by the Australian High Commission in New Zealand.In the latest episode of Trans-Tasman Tales, Ashleigh Muir, Public Affairs Manager at the Australian High Commission sits down with charity Orange Sky.Orange Sky began in Australia as an idea from two young men, to provide mobile washing, drying and shower facilities for people doing it tough. They added their iconic orange chairs to enable their volunteers to connect over conversation while the machines do their thing.Orange Sky New Zealand has now launched their first mobile van in Auckland, and Orange Sky CEO Jo Westh and Auckland-based service manager Eddie Uini sat down to talk about the journey to Auckland.You can engage with Orange Sky New Zealand here.Keep up to date with the Australian High Commission in New Zealand by following us on social media: Find us on FacebookFind us on TwitterFind us on LinkedInVisit our website Music by Lee Rosevere
Welcome to Trans-Tasman Tales, the free podcast by the Australian High Commission in New Zealand.In the latest episode of Trans-Tasman Tales, Australian High Commissioner to New Zealand Ewen McDonald sits down with Frances Adamson, Secretary for the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.Ewen asks the big questions, including how the 2017 Foreign Policy White Paper is going one year on, how Australia and New Zealand can work together to make a difference and whether the flat white is an Aussie or Kiwi creation.Keep up to date with the Australian High Commission in New Zealand by following us on social media: Find us on FacebookFind us on TwitterFind us on LinkedInVisit our website Music by Lee Rosevere
Welcome to Trans-Tasman Tales, the free podcast by the Australian High Commission in New Zealand.In the latest episode of Trans-Tasman Tales, James Watson, Minister Counsellor for Home Affairs at the Australian High Commission in New Zealand, talks with the New Zealand Law Foundation's 2018 Distinguished Visiting Fellow, Dr Tim McCormack about why we should care about international law. During his visit to New Zealand Dr McCormack was hosted by the Faculty of Law at the University of Canterbury and toured all law schools giving staff seminars and public lectures. Professor McCormack is Dean of the Law School at the University of Tasmania and a Professorial Fellow at the Melbourne Law School. He is also the Special Adviser on International Humanitarian Law to the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court in The Hague and a Director of World Vision Australia.Keep up to date with the Australian High Commission in New Zealand by following us on social media: Find us on FacebookFind us on TwitterFind us on LinkedInVisit our website Music by Lee Rosevere
Welcome to Trans-Tasman Tales, the free podcast by the Australian High Commission in New Zealand.In the latest episode of Trans-Tasman Tales, Ashleigh Muir, Public Affairs Manager at the Australian High Commission in New Zealand, talks to Ally Watson, co-founder of Code Like A Girl. Scottish Ally moved to Australia and went in search of a network for women in tech. When she didn't find what she was looking for, she set up Code Like a Girl - and it has gone from strength to strength.Ally attended the New Zealand International Science Festival in Dunedin and sat down to talk about her brand, encouraging girls and women to get into tech and her own leadership approach. Keep up to date with the Australian High Commission in New Zealand by following us on social media: Find us on FacebookFind us on TwitterFind us on LinkedInVisit our website Music by Lee Rosevere
Welcome to Trans-Tasman Tales, the free podcast by the Australian High Commission in New Zealand.In the latest episode of Trans-Tasman Tales, Anna Brown, Second Secretary at the Australian High Commission sits down with Dr Ken Silburn, recipient of the 2015 Prime Minister's Prize for Science in Secondary Teaching, and named one of 2017's top 10 teachers in the world. Ken spent a week in New Zealand as part of the Australian High Commission's public diplomacy work, hosting workshops with teachers and students, engaging with New Zealand's science community and presenting at the New Zealand International Science Festival, and SCICON, the Science Educators Conference.Ken and Anna talk about the importance of engaging students in STEM, including young women, the highlights of his visit to New Zealand, and Ken's unique approach to science education. Keep up to date with the Australian High Commission in New Zealand by following us on social media: Find us on FacebookFind us on TwitterFind us on LinkedInVisit our website Music by Lee Rosevere
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