Podcasts and audio
Podcasts and radio interviews by New Zealand's Independent Research Organisations
Podcasts and audio
HERA Podcast: Ep. 46 - The new age of engineering in construction
24 May 2021: In this episode of Stirring the Pot BVT Engineering’s CEO Ceinwen McNeil and Founder & Managing Director, Matt Bishop, discuss continuously improving through having a strong vision, culture, and innovation.
An approach that has seen BVT expanding into the Australian market, as well as revolutionising the traditional engineering industry and structure by creating an agile, diverse, young, and highly-skilled workforce, introducing BD and marketing departments as a core part of business, and establishing value pricing.
Underwater noise pollution could deafen whales, dolphins - Cawthron Institute
13 May 2021: Our oceans are becoming so noisy that it’s negatively affecting marine mammals says Cawthron Marine Ecologists Dr Deanna Clement and Dr Simon Childerhouse.
Radio New Zealand fisheries reporter Conan Young discusses the issue with Simon on Morning Report.
Motu: How will the Reserve Bank move away from cheap money?
13 May 2021: Billions of dollars has been flushed through the economy in response to the Covid-19 pandemic by the government and Reserve Bank.
Dr John McDermott, macroeconomist and Executive Director of Motu Economic and Public Policy Research, talks to RNZ's Kathryn Ryan about how and when the Reserve Bank will move away from cheap and plentiful money.
HERA Podcast: Ep. 45 - Bringing robotic automation solutions to industry
12 May 2021: In this episode of Stirring the Pot HERA Industry 4.0 Research Engineer Holger Heinzel chats with Verbotics Director Nathan Larkin to explore the world of robotic automation.
Together they delve into the details of what is possible in robotic welding, the exciting new developments in this space and insights into how companies can get started on their robotic welding journey.
Malaghan: Hookworms to heal
5 May 2021: Dr Tom Mules, a clinician working with the Malaghan Institute of Medical Research, is interviewed on RNZ Nights to discuss how hookworms can be an effective way to control diseases such as coeliac, asthma, allergies, and bowel problems.
HERA Podcast: Ep. 44 - Amplify your voice with key messages
28 April 2021: In this episode of Stirring the Pot Anna Radford of Radford Communications discusses the process behind the development of the Sustainable Steel Council (SSC) key message workshop and the value of having clear messaging to handle media enquiries and communication more proactively to clients.
Recording marine mammals and unlocking their secrets
16 April 2021: A new underwater acoustic recording network being established by Cawthron Institute marine ecologists is opening up a ‘world of information’ about the lives of New Zealand’s marine mammals in order to better protect them.
In a recent interview with Radio New Zealand's Jesse Mulligan, Cawthron research lead Dr Deanna Clement explained that with such a massive ocean estate, New Zealand remains largely in the dark as to the whereabouts of marine mammals.
HERA Podcast: Ep. 43 - Six reasons why steel is for the future
14 April 2021: In this episode of Stirring the Pot HERA CEO Troy Coyle talks about the recent release of a fact sheet to assist industry in sharing sustainability credentials more proactively.
Troy is the Chair of the Sustainability Steel Council who is behind this body of work. It’s a timely conversation as sustainability become a key focus in the Government's tendering process and in changes proposed to the Building Code as indicated in MBIE’s Building for Climate Change programme.
NZ Brain Institute on Parkinson's research advances
8 April 2021: New Zealand Brain Research Institute Director Dr Michael MacAskill was recently interviewed by RNZ's Jesse Mulligan on their latest research into Parkinson's.
Michael says some people’s Parkinson's disease progresses very rapidly while others have a more benign course of Parkinson’s and they want to find out why it happens faster or slower for different people.
HERA Podcast: Ep. 42 - The intersection between Mātauranga Māori and Construction 4.0
31 March 2021: This episode of Stirring the Pot explores the intersection between Mātauranga Māori and Construction 4.0 – a research project that John Cole is working on for HERA, in partnership with Pūhoro STEM Academy.
A Legacy for NZ Wine - inside the Bragato Research Institute
19 March 2021: RNZ Country Life - If Romeo Bragato were alive today, he'd be pleased as punch to visit the Bragato Research Institute, a wine laboratory set up in his name just on a year ago.
The European viticulturalist was said to be disillusioned and frustrated when he left New Zealand in the early 1900s.
His experimental winemaking here and advice to the government on planting grapevines was largely ignored and his recommendations lay forgotten for over 60 years.
Cawthron Radio: Seafood Safety
19 March 2021: Live from Mussel Fest - Dr Tim Harwood talks Seafood Safety
Did you know that the Cawthron Institute has its own radio show which broadcasts on FreshFM? For a list of programmes on accessmedia follow the link below.
HERA Podcast: Ep. 41 - John Cole & Hayley Ngo – The importance of diversity & inclusion
17 March 2021: This episode of Stirring the Pot talks about the importance of diversity and inclusion in the construction industry – and what it feels like when they’re lacking.
HERA CEO, Dr Troy Coyle, is joined by University of Auckland Engineering & Law Student, John Cole; and Auckland University of Technology Engineering Student, Hayley Ngo. Both are involved in HERA internships.