Stirring The Pot

Stirring The Pot

Created by metalheads for metalheads – join us for practical conversations that get to the nuts and bolts of the metals industry here in New Zealand. Connect with leaders & experts from across the globe who talk overcoming key industry challenges, and influencers who cast their eyes to the future. Perfect if you’re time poor but want to keep your finger on the pulse. Prepare to be challenged, informed & inspired!

Episodes

May 18, 2022 29 min

In this episode of Stirring the Pot, we’re having a korero with Matt Woodley, CEO of construction technology company Donovan Group.

He leads a team focused on solving construction challenges by transforming the global construction industry with fresh ideas to age-old problems.

In this podcast, we delve into the core business of Donovan Group and their focus on developing technology that looks to decarbonise the construction industr...

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Today we’re talking with Helen Davidson and Ceinwen McNeil.

Helen is ACE New Zealand Chief Executive, and one of the drivers behind the Diversity Agenda, and Ceinwen is BVT Engineering’s Chief Executive, Diversity Agenda Steering Committee Chair – and of course, no stranger to Stirring the Pot!

Join us as we have some real talk around diversity and the big issues for women in the workplace from discrimination to smaller behaviours ...

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In this episode of Stirring the Pot we’re talking with Wairangi Jones.

Wairangi is a specialist in Māori engagement and cultural advice at Tūtira Mai which is an organisation leading the way in cultural competency and leadership training.

Today we chat about employees culture impacts their views of work and influences their actions, how you can see your employees through a different lens and how employers can learn about their empl...

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April 6, 2022 27 min
In this episode of Stirring the Pot we’re talking with Advanced Materials Director & Materials and Transition Engineer, Jill Cooper.

Jill has over 35 year’s experience in steelmaking, smelting, kilns, reformers and refractory lined product units, and has a particular interest in the new low carbon economy.

Together we chat about steel decarbonisation and what an ideal domestic steel industry would look like - covering off what ...

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Today we are talking with IIW Fellow, Chris Smallbone.

Chris is a qualified Mechanical and International Welding Engineer and a retired Professional Chartered Engineer in both Australia and the UK and has contributed significantly to the metals industry in his career through education, training and qualification programs and project works.

Together we chat about viewing sustainability metrics via the SDG’s and its 17 goals, and to...

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March 8, 2022 46 min

Today we are talking with Margaret Devlin and Amy Barrett around achieving genuine diversity and inclusion within the workplace.

Margaret is the Chair of the Infrastructure NZ Board, and Amy has recently been elected as the Chair of their Diversity Advisory Board – a new initiative to guide stronger and broader diversity initiatives in the infrastructure sector.

 

Contact Margaret

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/margaret...

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February 23, 2022 30 min
In this episode of Stirring the Pot we’re talking with Tane van der Boon.

Tane is Co-Founder and CEO of the Envirotech charitable trust MAUI63; as well as Founder and CEO of Inviol – an AI powered health and safety solution start-up.

Tane is going from strength to strength leveraging computer vision and machine learning to enhance organisations right across the business landscape.

 

Contact Tane

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.co...

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In our bonus episode release today we carry on our conversation with Dr Joe Te Rito that we started in Episode 60.

Joe is the Deputy Director Māori and Kaihautū Mātauranga Māori for Ako Aotearoa – the NZ Centre for Tertiary Teaching Excellence. In this role, he promotes Māori learner success focused on providing professional learning development for educators across the whole tertiary sector.

At HERA, we have been very fortunate t...

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In our first Season 4 episode of Stirring the Pot we’re talking with Dr Joe Te Rito.

Joe is the Deputy Director Māori and Kaihautū Mātauranga Māori for Ako Aotearoa – the NZ Centre for Tertiary Teaching Excellence. In this role, he promotes Māori learner success focused on providing professional learning development for educators across the whole tertiary sector.

At HERA, we have been very fortunate to collaborate with Jo on our j...

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In this ‘lockdown’ episode of Stirring the Pot we’re talking with Social Change Leader, Jordan Akhurst.

She has an amazing track record for delivering strategies, programs and projects that foster inclusion, transformation and collaboration, and we’re excited to share her knowledge with you in order to help shed light on how diversity and inclusion is important for the future of our workforce. After all, we want to be an industry w...

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November 24, 2021 25 min

In this lockdown episode of Stirring the Pot we talk with Sustainable Steel Council Board Members - Scott Morrison of Fletchers Steel who is the Deputy Chair; and Laura Coffey of Pacific Steel, who is Secretary.

We 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.

 

Contact Scott

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/scott-mor...

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November 10, 2021 48 min
In this episode of Stirring the Pot we talk with Hanga Aro Rau WDC CEO, Phil Alexander-Crawford; and Deputy Chief Executive, Samantha McNaughton.

Together we 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.

Connect with Phil

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/philip-alexander-crawford-03b12136/

Email: philip.alexander-crawford&...

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In this 'lockdown' episode of Stirring the Pot we’re talking 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.

 

Connect with Mark

Website: https://berl.co.nz/team/mark-cox

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin....

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September 29, 2021 33 min

In this 'lockdown' episode of Stirring the Pot we’re talking 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.

Join us as we discuss metal recycling and how it fits into the circular economy, as well as the ins and outs of running a recycling operations.

 

Conne...

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As we continue our special 'lockdown episodes' of Stirring the Pot we’re carrying on our conversation around 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 t...

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In this special 'lockdown episode' of Stirring the Pot we’re 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.

Join us as we delve into his mahi (work) as well as discuss recent media around a controversial letter penned to T...

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August 18, 2021 30 min

In this episode of Stirring the Pot we’re talking with Nick Tupara, Kevin Alvie, Adam Furniss and Tim Blackbourn.

Nick is an amazing Māori artist well respected in Māori ringa toi. Kevin is a Project Manager at Gisborne Engineering. And from the WSP team - Adam is a Senior Engineering Geologist based in the Hawkes Bay, and Tim a Senior Structural Engineer in Auckland. 

Together their expertise have combined to deliver Te Whitinga...

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In this episode of Stirring the Pot we’re talking with Ben Jensen of Jensen Steel Fabricators and Jayden Mellsop of Eastbridge.

Both are active HERA Board member who are passionate about the future of our NZ metals industry and we’re excited to have them in studio.

Ben is a Financial & Project Manager responsible for funding, risk management, forecasting and budgeting; and all facets of structural steel delivery - from detai...

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In this episode of Stirring the Pot we’re continuing our 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 Director of M?ori Pasifica for Vertical Horizonz New Zealand, Phil Hokianga.

Together they co-chair ConCOVE which is the Construction and Infrastructure Centre of Vocational Excelle...

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In this episode of Stirring the Pot we’re talking with none other than our very own CEO Troy Coyle and Managing Director of the HTK Group – Renata Hakiwai.

Together they co-chair the interim establishment board – Hanga-Aro-Rau for the Manufacturing, Engineering and Logistics Workforce Development Council (or WDC for short) which is an initiative out of the Tertiary Education Commission.

They talk about how this is a step towards ...

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