Podcasts and audio archives 2021
Podcasts and radio interviews by New Zealand's Independent Research Organisations
Podcasts and audio
Cawthron Radio: Cawthron 2021 NZ River Awards
24 November 2021: Cawthron Radio - A close-up look at the people and work of the Cawthron Institute. Cawthron 2021 NZ River Awards.
HERA Podcast: Ep. 58 - Spreading the #sustainablesteel word
24 November 2021: In this ‘lockdown’ episode of Stirring the Pot HERA talks with Sustainable Steel Council Board Members – Scott Morrison of Fletchers Steel who is Deputy Chair; and Laura Coffey of Pacific Steel, who is Secretary.
They go into detail about their current print and digital media campaign and what it covers, who it targets and the key messages they’re trying to drive.
Cawthron Radio: Dr Oliver Floerl and Coastal Hardening
10 November 2021: Cawthron Radio - A close-up look at the people and work of the Cawthron Institute. Dr Oliver Floerl and Coastal Hardening.
HERA Podcast: Ep. 57 - Cultural transformation for industry
10 November 2021: In this ‘lockdown’ episode of Stirring the Pot HERA talks with Hanga Aro Rau WDC CEO, Phil Alexander-Crawford; and Deputy Chief Executive, Samantha McNaughton.
Together they discuss the work they’re doing to put Hanga Aro Rau on a secure footing to strengthen the voice of industry in vocational education and training.
HERA Podcast: Ep. 56 - the economic case to adopt Construction 4.0
13 October 2021: In this ‘lockdown’ episode of Stirring the Pot HERA talks with Mark Cox who is a Principal Consultant at BERL.
He has over 40 years of experience in consultancy and applied economic research, and was the lead in a recently commissioned HERA project to model the potential economic impacts of Construction 4.0 in New Zealand.
Lincoln Agritech CEO on new water-saving tech for farmers
8 October 2021: Hugely important tech for the farmer is about to get introduced to the world stage. Lincoln Agritech has developed what they call smarter irrigation tech which helps farmers save water without loss of yield. Trials have shown savings of 25 percent and they're now looking to sell it in the United States.
Lincoln Agritech CEO Peter Barrowclough joins NewsTalk ZB's Mike Yardley.
HERA Podcast: Ep. 55 - removing the ‘fill’ from landfill
29 September 2021: In this ‘lockdown’ episode of Stirring the Pot HERA talks with Eldon Reeve and Hilary West-Reeve.
They are a duo who are co-owners of Phoenix Metal Recyclers + Metalman, who are committed to advocating for and contributing to the reduction of waste to landfill. Listen to the conversation as they discuss metal recycling and how it fits into the circular economy, as well as the ins and outs of running a recycling operations.
Motu:NZ govts break human rights promises on housing, health
27 September 2021: Aotearoa New Zealand Governments, current and former, have broken human rights promises when it comes to housing and health.
That's from a new report by Motu Research, which has outlined multiple failings of the government to meet internationally-agreed standards for living.
Radio New Zealand's Māni Dunlop spoke to Motu research analyst Livvy Mitchell - who said the country was facing a "human rights crisis".
HERA Podcast: Ep. 54 - challenging the status quo: mātauranga Māori is science - Part 2
15 September 2021: In this ‘lockdown’ episode of Stirring the Pot HERA discusses mātauranga Māori and science.
This time, talking with Paora Tapihana A.K.A – Paul Tapsell. Paora is a Professor and Researcher at Takarangi Research where they are focused on social science research with an aim to support local indigenous communities (tribal marae) and their re-engagement with ancestral resources to improve Māori well-being nationwide.
Assessing the Economic Dimensions of Environmental Policy: A Conversation with Suzi Kerr
8 September 2021: Suzi Kerr, the chief economist at the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) and founder of the MOTU Economic and Public Policy Research think tank in New Zealand, shared her perspectives on international climate change policy in the newest episode of “Environmental Insights" by the Harvard Environmental Economics Programme.
HERA Podcast: Ep. 53 - challenging the status quo: mātauranga Māori is science - Part 1
1 September 2021: In this episode of Stirring the Pot HERA discusses mātauranga Māori and science.
This time, talking with Mahonri Owen who is General Manager of Research and Enterprise at the Pūhoro Charitable Trust. His work at Pūhoro supports their focus on accelerating Māori student achievement in preparation for university study and the STEM workforce.
Cawthron Radio: Dr Norman Ragg and Dr Natali Delorme on the Physiomar Conference
18 August 2021: Cawthron Radio - A close-up look at the people and work of the Cawthron Institute. Natalie Bird interviews Dr Norman Ragg and Dr Natali Delorme about the upcoming Physiomar Conference.
HERA Podcast: Ep. 52 - a history remembered: Motu Bridge Pou
18 August 2021: In this episode of Stirring the Pot Nick, a Māori artist well respected in Māori ringa toi, Kevin, a Project Manager at Gisborne Engineering, and from the WSP team – Adam, a Senior Engineering Geologist based in the Hawke's Bay, and Tim, a Senior Structural Engineer in Auckland, discuss building Te Whitinga o Tamataipunoa – an eight-metre tall monument that is part of a project by the New Zealand Transport Agency to replace the original one-lane Motu Bridge.
NZ seaweed sector tied up in red tape - Cawthron research
16 August 2021: New research shows the potential for a booming seaweed sector in New Zealand is tied up in red tape and resource consents.
The report from the Sustainable Seas National Science Challenge found that globally seaweed production has tripled over the last two decades and now makes up a third of all aquatic farming. But it found Aotearoa's seaweed sector is tiny and constrained by regulation and supply. The report's project leader, and Cawthron Institute expert Serean Adams told Charlotte Cook, the report will help people who want to get into the industry.
Cawthron Radio: Thomas Cawthron Memorial Lectures
4 August 2021: Cawthron Radio - A close-up look at the people and work of the Cawthron Institute. Thomas Cawthron Memorial Lectures
HERA Podcast: Ep. 51 - Through the eyes of our future leaders
4 August 2021: In this episode of Stirring the Pot Ben Jensen of Jensen Steel Fabricators and Jayden Mellsop of Eastbridge discuss the future of New Zealand's metals industry.
Both are active HERA Board members. Ben is a Financial & Project Manager responsible for funding, risk management, forecasting, and budgeting; and all facets of structural steel delivery – from detailing to material supply, fabrication, coatings, and site installation. Jayden is a Contract Manager & Director whose passion is solving technical design and construction issues with the client to deliver the best value outcome for stakeholders.
Cawthron Radio: Blue Water, Green Bottoms
21 July 2021: Cawthron Radio - A close-up look at the people and work of the Cawthron Institute. Dr Simon Stewart and Blue Water, Green Bottoms; an Emerging Environmental Problem.
HERA Podcast: Ep. 50 - Te Tiriti at play in governance: Part 2
21 July 2021: In this episode of Stirring the Pot HERA are continuing their focus on uncovering how Boards are meeting the commitments of Te Tiriti in today’s workplace.
This time speaking with the Chair of the New Zealand Construction Industry Council Graham Burke, and the Director of Māori Pasifica for Vertical Horizonz New Zealand, Phil Hokianga. Together they co-chair ConCOVE, the Construction and Infrastructure Centre of Vocational Excellence.
Cawthron researcher features in new pukapuka ‘Ngā kete Mātauranga: Māori scholars at the research interface
7 July 2021: Shaun Ogilvie, a Māori Business Development consultant for Cawthron Institute has been featured in a recently published book ‘Ngā kete Mātauranga: Māori scholars at the research interface‘, which tells the stories of 24 Māori academics, revealing what being Māori has meant for them in their work.
Shaun said in a recent Cawthron Radio interview that it was about their personal experiences, "spanning that bridge between Mātauranga and western science.”
Mystery over lakes turning green around the world
7 July 2021: Why are otherwise healthy lakes all over the world turning bright green?
Researchers at Nelson's Cawthron Institute are co-leading an international collaboration looking into this puzzling phenomenon. The Institute's Dr Simon Stewart joins Radio New Zealand's Jesse Mulligan to explain what could be behind this scientific mystery.
HERA Podcast: Ep. 49 - Te Tiriti at play in governance
7 July 2021: In this episode of Stirring the Pot HERA CEO Troy Coyle and Managing Director of the HTK Group Renata Hakiwai discuss the commitments of Te Tiriti in today’s workplace.
Together they co-chair the interim establishment board – Hanga-Aro-Rau for the Manufacturing, Engineering, and Logistics Workforce Development Council, an initiative out of the Tertiary Education Commission.
HERA Podcast: Ep. 48 - Engineering a change of culture
23 June 2021: In this episode of Stirring the Pot Nicky Smith, a Chartered Professional Engineer at HEB Construction, discusses women in engineering.
Nicky has over 25 years’ experience in road maintenance and construction. Her role sees her manage construction projects, work in Council and provide technical engineering guidance as part of the team at HEB Construction. She is also passionate about improving the recruitment, retention, and advancement of women in engineering, and is currently working on her PhD at the University of Auckland based on this topic.
HERA Podcast: Ep. 47 - The threat of change for human kind
9 June 2021: In this episode of Stirring the Pot Rob Campbell, who has been described as a colossus of corporate New Zealand, discusses climate change, social responsibility, and adopting more holistic ways of doing businesses and working with the community.
Rob holds over 30 years’ experience on countless boards from Chair of SkyCity, Summerset Holdings, Ara Ake, Tourism Holdings and more.
BRANZ study finds nearly half of children sleeping in cold rooms
25 May 2021: A study of more than 2000 eight year-olds has found nearly half are sleeping in bedrooms that are too cold. The world-first research was a joint project between the building researchers BRANZ and the University of Auckland longitudinal study "Growing Up in New Zealand".
Radio New Zealand reporter Katie Doyle discusses the research with BRANZ's Dr Chris Litten on Morning Report.
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
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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.