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.
Women in Leadership Speaker Series – Diversity or Subversity
Welcome to Trans-Tasman Tales, the free podcast by the Australian High Commission in New Zealand.
In today’s episode we’re joined by Mai Chen, Traci Houpapa MNZM and Louisa Wall MP to talk about gender, diversity and why it matters. This episode was recorded live at our Women in Leadership Speaker Series event in August.
The full episode is available at: https://www.buzzsprout.com/138726/626007-women-in-leadership-speaker-series-diversity-or-subversity
By Jonathan Wilcken
Auckland Zoo opened its new $3.2m ‘Strangely Beautiful Australia’ development in late December and we proudly describe it as home to more than 20 of our Trans-Tasman neighbours’ weirdest and most wonderful wildlife
Weird is good, and we do think wonderful – and I think my Australian roots and first-hand experience of Aussie wildlife, entitle me to describe it so.
ZEALANDIA Ecosanctuary and the Woodlands and Wetlands Trust join forces.
There are two sanctuaries that lie across the Tasman, nestled in the capital of Australia. In one, birds dive, swoop and flutter in water against the backdrop of the city; in the other miniature kangaroos and spotted carnivorous marsupials rummage through tufts of grass and gumtrees inside the protective guard of a predator-proof fence. Jerrabomberra Wetlands and Mulligans Flat Woodland Sanctuary.
‘ZEALANDIA by Night’ inspired the formation of Twilight Tours at Mulligans Flat Woodland Sanctuary. Here a group meet before embarking through the sanctuary at night in search of unique native wildlife. Photograph by Stephen Corey Continue reading
Piero Bertocchi releases a rainbow trout on a backcountry river in the South Island
Piero Bertocchi, Assistant Defence Adviser, Australian High Commission in New Zealand
For a fly fisherman, receiving a three year posting to the Australian High Commission in Wellington, New Zealand was like a dream come true. As a fishing friend of mine said – ‘that’s some job!’ Indeed it has been a true privilege to live, work and play in this wonderful country. But now in my final year here, it is with a tinge of regret, I contemplate my last trout season during the posting. With the opening of the trout season (1 October) rapidly approaching, I have been busy tying flies and preparing my gear for the fishing ahead but also reflecting on the journey already travelled.