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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Podcast: Women in Leadership Speaker Series – Diversity or Subversity

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

Podcast: Sister Cities

Sister Cities – In conversation with ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr

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

Today we’re joined by Chief Minister of the Australian Capital Territory, Andrew Barr to talk about the sister city relationship between Canberra and Wellington, and Australia’s recent voluntary postal survey on marriage equality.

The full episode is available at: http://www.buzzsprout.com/138726/602303-sister-cities-in-conversation-with-act-chief-minister-andrew-barr.mp3

 

Remembering Passchendaele

By Alison Duncan

As the Passchendaele bell tolled at the Pukeahu National War Memorial Park last Thursday, thousands of paper poppies poured from the top of the carillon over the heads of the assembled public.  They were there to commemorate the centenary of New Zealand’s bloodiest day of battle, 12 October 1917, when 950 New Zealanders were killed or mortally wounded on the Western Front.

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Women in Leadership Speaker Series

Women in Business: Glass Half Smashed?

On 4 October, the Australian High Commission hosted a Women in Leadership panel discussion with three inspirational business leaders. From risk-taking and life-long learning to realising you can’t do it all, listen to Ann, Joan and Kate share their wisdom and humour with 250 of our closest friends.

The panel:

Ann Sherry AO

CEO of Carnival Australia and Director of Sydney Airport, Infrastructure Victoria, Australian Rugby, ING Direct Australia and Australian Indigenous Education Foundation

Joan Withers

Chair of Mercury and The Warehouse Group, Director of ANZ

Kate McKenzie

CEO of Chorus 

Canberra: the Smart Capital

By Kristin Blume and Kym Johnson

Canberra is Australia’s capital city. We are a city state, located a few hundred kilometres inland from Sydney, and known as Australia’s bush capital, and most liveable city. We have a population of nearly 400,000, projected to grow to half a million by 2033.

The Australian Capital Territory (ACT) Government is committed to evolving Canberra into a smart and connected digital city, through a range of leading edge initiatives.  Smart cities use real time information and technology to engage and collaborate with residents to better plan and access services, deliver integrated, smart transport, attract and create jobs, and place the citizen in the centre of all service delivery.

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Capital cities pioneering wildlife conservation together

Alison Russell-French

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.

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‘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