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Healthy Homes Hikoi - nerds unite!

Hiria is here! More on her journey, speaking at TEDxWelligton and the Zero Carbon Challenge PledgeMe campaign: --- Whare Hauora has created Manawa: a smart home sensor kit and platform that measures the temperature and humidity of rooms in homes and tells you if your home is making your whānau sick. We built Manawa specifically for whānau, so they gain insights into their health and wellbeing,...


Rowan Simpson - Capture, measure and share. Appropriately

Rowan Simpson provides an episode that replicates his professional life, one of two halves. From being the first non-family member employee of TradeMe before moving on to Xero in it's early years. Since then Rowan has taken his experience and insights to many companies as investor and director, spreading the product development messages, and sharing his approach to tech business with all that are keen to hear (check out his Hoku Ideas page linked below). Why is this show akin to his...


Trent Mankelow - Try not to break anything

Trent Mankelow is currently the acting CEO of Summer Of Tech whilst Ruth McDavitt is off being a parent for the year and is loving it. With Trent's contacts he's looking to bring many more companies into the fold (you could be reading this in one right now, get involved with the link below). Trent has had a life of entrepreneurship co-founding Optimal Experience, being the Chief Product Officer for Vend, and most recently as Trade Me's inaugural Chief Customer Officer - not a bad Kiwi lineup...


Duncan Greive - The media hustle

With Duncan Greive, Managing Editor of The Spinoff website and co-host of the #realpod, you know you're going to get insight into the New Zealand media scene and where it's all heading to with Facebook and Google gobbling up all the advertising revenue. At the time of recording with Viv The Spinoff were in the throws of launching their Members feature, allowing readers (like all of us at AG) to help support the ongoing work - do it here:...


Marie-Claire Andrews – Poke sticks and see change happen

Marie-Claire Andrews for a long time ran the event app start-up Show Gizmodo, and with a life change out to the Wairarapa she keeps connected to the industry via various international event groups. Being out in Carterton however she looked for a co-working space, couldn't find one, talked to the local mayor at a BBQ, and we now have 3Mile :) Marie-Claire is bursting with enthusiasm for the region, the community, and most of all the possibilities that the Wairarapa and all NZ regions have...


Brough Johnson - Does culture create media or media create culture

Brough Johnson, co-founder of Narrative Muse, and a person that is happy bringing together and community is very important to her. Coming from the TV and film industries for a number of years Brough she discovered that yes there is the content out there for LGBTQ+ audiences but it was harder to find than the mainstream and so from a review site to a full recommendation service Narrative Muse serves this community. Ever asked, “How do I ensure we have a diverse company?”, well Brough has a...


Healthy Homes Hikoi - Looking for a co-founder

A bubbly and busy Hiria let's us know that the product is ready to go, she's prepping for some talks and is focusing her last week in the Zero Carbon Challenge on the PledgeMe campaign to get 200 kits to organisations. btw: product pricing is very hard :) Hiria has also published a stack of updates as LinkedIn videos, go check them out And finally, as Hiria hear's others are now able to "pitch" the product she is looking for a co-founder by asking around and gonna go 50/50. - TEDxWellington:...


John Hart - This project has got legs

John Hart, otherwise known as FarmGeek, has had a life in tech for a number of years however with a change of lifestyle to become a farmer he has now combined tech and a rural viewpoint to take on introducing tech to the community and how New Zealand needs to be more than sheep. Recently Raj and Mike were invited to "Hemp & Crickets - Oh My!" at which John and the Breadcraft team showed off, "sustainable food using alternative sources of protein - the way of the future" using crickets. And...


Paul Brislen – Those damn cellphone radiation waves

Paul Brislen is a well known voice on 'lesser radio', TV, media, and all over the webs with his commentary on the New Zealand tech industry alongside a deep understanding of the telecommunications field. Some fascinating truth about 5G, the Russian fake news, how in-building 5G needs help ... oh, and those extra darned 5G radio waves will NOT give you cancer, sheesh! Paul and Viv cover the latest tech trends, how data has become key but then ugh use of our personal information, taxing the...


John Hart + Tamara Olliver - Engraving bananas

On a recent Wairarapa road trip Mike and Raj caught up with John Hart and Tamara Olliver at the current location of the Masterton Fab Lab, a space for them to, "equip our whole community with 21st century skills so we can all participate in the world of making with technology!" John and Tamara explained the Fab Lab's mission, successes, current home, and their future! We are left wondering WHY AREN'T THERE MORE IN NEW ZEALAND - you will to! - -...


Hiria (Whare Hauora) + Access Granted's First Birthday

Whilst Whare Hauora has been around for 2+ years we only joined them on their journey 1 year ago ... but SO MUCH has happened in the intervening 12 months that we thought we'd have a wee celebration (coffee and tea all round, thanks Dom) and a review of how far Hiria and the ever growing Whare Hauora has come ... ------------------------------------------------------ The Whare Hauora update is brought to you by Hiria Te Rangi and Access Granted NZ. All the updates:...


Rebecca Jones & Nathan Donaldson - Watch the water behind your laptop

Looking after the team is spoken much on our podcast but we've yet to have had such a focused discussion on what that means day-to-day as we had with Nathan Donaldson (CEO) and Rebecca Jones (Agile Coach) from Boost. We cover a bit of background, especially how Rebecca made the move from hospitality to Agile Coach, before diving into how to support, grow, and love the teams within your organisation. We even talk about what the means for salary increases using Boosts medieval 'grading'...


Tash Bettridge - Protecting whanau through cyber security

Viv first met Tash Bettridge when volunteering with kids at a STEAM workshop at OMGTech - from being a teacher to reinventing herself as a cyber security consultant Tash is one to watch out for. "Aesthetically Pakeha", is a phrase Tash uses and whilst it's funny it's also slightly sad how passing privilege affects us all in different ways. Sometimes, like Tash talks about, it really works against you when you least expect it. We wish Tash good luck with her Google adventures, and perhaps...


Ed Abraham - I love it when a plan comes together

Ed Abraham certainly has a background to wonder at, and Mike most certainly did geek out about the times Ed spent in university with Professor Stephen Hawkins. And it's that big brain of his that see's Ed heading up a company, Dragonfly Data Science, full of very VERY clever people working with data, computers, and making them solve problems that clients bring to them - gotta have a reason, otherwise it's just playing A great example is Dragonfly's work on the Te Hiku Media Kōrero Māori...


Kerry Topp - The art of what's possible

Kerry Topp is the Associate Director of Transformation and Innovation for Datacom, but fancy titles aside, he is one of those humans that is naturally full of energy and genuinely want to do good for the world. Viv and Kerry talk about tech change through a human lens, developing capabilities through hackfests, and student led innovation before tackling psychological safety, Google’s Project Aristotle and workplace bullying! Whew, get your notepad out, this one is a doozy! -...


Ronja Gustafsson - Lifehacks in an App

Ronja Gustafasson came over to New Zealand a year ago and started working as business development at Nowsnapp, a startup based all over the world but developed and delivered out of Kapiti. We also talk Pirate Party from Ronja's Sweden and how it's hiding out in Miramar (who knew). The app itself takes the crowd sourcing / "share economy" approach to all those jobs that you need doing but really can't be bothered with - from taking the dog for a walk, writing that proposal*, or even just...


Healthy Homes Hikoi - There is no money without the people

A catchup with a smiling Hiria as she rides the Zero Carbon Challenge team work, and has a focused future of GETTING THE MONEY! As with all startups it's not the promises of support everyone makes it's the putting the organisational hand in the deep pocket and standing alongside. ------------------------------------------------------ The Whare Hauora update is brought to you by Hiria Te Rangi and Access Granted NZ. All the updates: Get all the Whare...


Andy Higgs - Regaining control of our data

Blockchain and digital identity was on Andy Higgs lips on his recent Wellington visit to the GOVIS annual conference ... we got the scoop before the attendees :) Andy works for Centrality* but in a previous life was "chasing the rainbows" building MTV in Europe, working at Deloitte Consulting, and co-founding Accelerate Sport (now CSM) based in London. Awesome talk, loads of hints & tips, and plenty of links for the developers out there to use Centrality's open source code. We also get a...


Healthy Homes Hikoi - C all of the things

Our regular chat with Hiria Te Rangi and her journey with Whare Hauora, the social enterprise startup, giving residents data about how their homes are killing hem. A visit to the Band Rotunda in Wellington on a gorgeous winter’s day finds Hiria cogitating upon all the work to do, how tiring it is, and how excited and useful it is being a part of the Zero Carbon Challenge … and she has a team member! - ------------------------------------------------------...


JP Tocker - If you know you're gonna enjoy it, do it

JP Tocker shares a similar cloud journey* with Mike and they discuss this, podcasting with and about successful people, the All Blacks, but mostly the passion that has driven JP to continue doing what he does ... which can include getting you married. - - - - - * “cloud journey”, sounds distinctly Flash Gordon-esque eh...