Podcast: In Conversation with Australian High Commissioner, Ewen McDonald

Welcome to Trans-Tasman Tales, the free podcast by the Australian High Commission in New Zealand.

In today’s episode Deputy High Commissioner Andrew Cumpston sits down with Australian High Commissioner to New Zealand, Ewen McDonald. Ewen and Andrew cover off the major topics – the trans-Tasman relationship, Ewen’s first impression of New Zealand, and of course, the footy.


The full episode is available here.

Podcast: Anzac Day

In Conversation with Liam Kennedy, Australian Youth Speaker at the National Commemorative Service, Anzac Day 2018, in Wellington

Welcome to Trans-Tasman Tales, the free podcast by the Australian High Commission in New Zealand.

In today’s episode Australian Defence Adviser Captain Christine Clarke is with Australian Youth Speaker Liam Kennedy, talking about the importance of Anzac Day. Liam represented Australia at the National Commemorative Service in Wellington this year.


The full episode is available here.

Faking it til you make it as a diplomat

By Alison Duncan

Having done diplomatic postings to Jakarta and Honiara, I’ll be honest and say that Wellington seemed like a pretty boring option.

But after meeting a handsome Kiwi in the Solomon Islands, it came to pass that, in 2015, I followed that well-trodden path of Aussies who move to NZ for love.

Fortunately, the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade saw fit to give me a posting. Unfortunately, the only job at my level was an economic and trade one. An area in which I had, at that time, very little experience or interest.

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Podcast: Aussie Rules in New Zealand

In Conversation with Kevin “Shifter” Sheehan and Rob Malone

 

 Welcome to Trans-Tasman Tales, the free podcast by the Australian High Commission in New Zealand.

In today’s episode Australian Deputy High Commissioner Andrew Cumpston sits down with National and International Talent Manager Kevin “Shifter” Sheehan and AFL New Zealand Coach Rob Malone to talk about the game, its place in New Zealand and the annual Anzac AFL Academy vs New Zealand Hawks game in Wellington.


The full episode is available here.

Podcast: Playwrights vs Novelists – In Conversation with Joanna Murray-Smith

Welcome to Trans-Tasman Tales, the free podcast by the Australian High Commission in New Zealand.

In today’s episode we’re joined by Australian playwright Joanna Murray-Smith, whose play Switzerland is currently being performed at Circa Theatre Wellington. In this episode she discusses playwrights and novelists, gives advice to aspiring writers and answers the age old question – is the humble pav Australian and Kiwi?


The full episode is available here.

Podcast: Women in Leadership Speaker Series – Glass Half Smashed

Welcome to Trans-Tasman Tales, the free podcast by the Australian High Commission in New Zealand.

On 4 October 2017, The Australian High Commission hosted its Women in Leadership Speaker Series, with Kate McKenzie, Joan Withers and Ann Sherry AO. Hosted by Alison Duncan, the three speakers discuss women, leadership and whether that ceiling is still intact.


The full episode is available here.

The Australia New Zealand Leadership Forum: Promoting Shared Prosperity

By Ann Sherry, Executive Chairman, Carnival Australia

Australia and New Zealand are more than neighbours – shared values, a history of collaboration, and a degree of economic integration that is admired around the world make us partners whose future and prosperity are intimately linked.  The strength of the bilateral relationship has been built on the good work of many, and foremost among the organisations making an important contribution is the Australia New Zealand Leadership Forum (ANZLF).

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Podcast: Indigenous Business

Indigenous Business – In Conversation with Dr Donna Odegaard AM and Wayne Bergmann.

Welcome to Trans-Tasman Tales, the free podcast by the Australian High Commission in New Zealand.

In today’s episode we’re joined by Dr Donna Odegaard AM and Wayne Bergmann, two members of the Australian Indigenous business delegation which visited New Zealand between 28 January and 3 February 2018. The aim of the visit was to support closer ties with New Zealand’s Maori economy and to learn from the successes of Maori businesses.


The full episode is available here.

Developing Indigenous business linkages: a deadly encounter

By Alison Duncan

Shortly after my arrival at the Australian High Commission in Wellington in January 2015, my colleague Nick Williams infected me with his enthusiasm for New Zealand’s Māori economy.  Nick, a young Aboriginal man from Queensland, had been following the growth and success of Māori business and was interested in the opportunity for Australian Indigenous businesses to learn from their Māori counterparts.

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