Trans-Tasman Tales

Trans-Tasman Tales

The Australian High Commission in New Zealand presents Trans-Tasman Tales, a free podcast for those interested in international relations, public policy and the Australia-New Zealand relationship.... Show More

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July 15, 2020 30 min

In the final episode of Around The Next Corner, Australian High Commissioner to New Zealand Hon Patricia Forsythe AM talks to Jennifer Westacott AO, Chief Executive of the Business Council of Australia about COVID-19 and its impact on the Australian business environment.


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In this episode of Around The Next Corner, High Commissioner Patricia Forsythe talks to Libby Christie AM, Executive Director of the Australian Ballet, about the challenges COVID-19 has posed for the performing arts sector, and how the Australian Ballet is adapting and planning for the future ahead.

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In the third episode of our podcast series, Around the Next Corner, Australian High Commissioner to New Zealand, Hon Patricia Forsythe, talks to Australian business leader David Thodey AO, about COVID-19's impact on the world of work and the digital transformation that has resulted.

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In the second episode of our new series, Around The Next Corner, Australian High Commissioner to New Zealand, Hon Patricia Forsythe AM, talks with Dr Tim Williams, Australasia Cities Leader at Arup, about the likely impact of COVID-19 on the form and function of cities in the future.

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Hon Craig Knowles AM, Consul-General and Senior Trade Commissioner joins Hon Patricia Forsythe AM, Australian High Commissioner to New Zealand, for a discussion about Australia and New Zealand's economic outlook post-COVID-19.

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

In this episode we catch up with acclaimed Australian author Christos Tsiolkas. We discuss the glorious Wellington weather, writing techniques and old secret journals.
Tsiolkas has written many well known novels including 'Barracuda' and 'The Slap', and he was in Wellington at the Verb Festival to promote his new book &#...

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November 12, 2019 22 min

Five friends all with varying degrees of disabilities embarked on a adventure from the lowest point in Australia, Kati Thanda, 15 metres below sea level, to the top of Mount Kosciuszko, the highest point in Australia. They recorded their time cycling through beautiful Australian countryside and created a documentary, Lowest to Highest.

In today's episode, James Watson, Home Affairs Regional Director for the Pacific, got to see ...

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

On 21 May 2019, the Australian High Commission hosted its Women in Leadership Speaker Series with an event focused on women in tech - Embedding Girl Power!

With Dr Jenine Beekhuyzen of Tech Girls Movement Foundation, Aliesha Staples, founder of Staples VR, and Lena Scanlan, Visual Effects Producer at Weta Digital, and hosted by Sophia K...

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

In this episode, Second Secretary Nicole Steinweg sits down with Brisbane-based Street Science founder and communicator Steven Liddell and fellow communicator Sharon Samuel to talk about engaging kids in science and changing how we teach this important field.

Steve and Sharon visited Dunedin and Wellington thanks to the New Zealand Inter...

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

In this episode, Second Secretary Lindsay Sanger sits down with Australian Director Mirrah Foulkes to talk about her film Judy & Punch, which appeared at the New Zealand International Film Festival.

Mirrah and Lindsey talk about the challenges involved in writing and directing, in the dark subject matter of the film and in the suppor...

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

In this episode, members of the Moogahlin Performing Arts Inc. sit down with Second Secretary Lindsay Sanger to talk about Henrietta Biard's play 'The Weekend', a one women play performed by Sharika Clanton.

'The Weekend' was performed at the 2019 Kia Mau festival in Wellington. The Kia Mau festival hosts Māori, Pasi...

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

In today's episode, recently arrived Australian High Commissioner H.E. Hon Patricia Forsythe AM sits down with outgoing Deputy High Commissioner Andrew Cumpston. The two reflect on Patricia's first impressions and Andrew's experiences over his time as Deputy High Commissioner - and at times, Acting High Commissioner - on his...

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

In today's episode, Australian Consul General & Senior Trade Commissioner sits down with Markus Zusak, one of Australia's most well-known authors. Best known for The Book Thief, Markus and Craig talk about the challenges of writing and those thirteen years working on Bridge of Clay.

Markus was in Auckland attending the Auckl...

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

In today's episode, Second Secretary Nicole Steinweg sits down with Dr Jenine Beekhuyzen, founder of the Tech Girls Movement Foundation and the Tech Girls Are Superheroes competition. Dr Jenine and Nicole talk about why we need to start talking more about solutions, designing programs for young women and girls, and making an impact.

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

Every year, the Australian High Commission hosts a black tie dinner featuring a prestigious Australian guest speaker. In 2019, the Australian High Commission was delighted to welcome Australia's greatest Olympian, Ian Thorpe AM, to Wellington. Ian talks about leadership, his journey to the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games and his first New...

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

Today, we're talking with the two artists involved in the Canberra Wellington Indigeous Artist Exchange - Dean Cross from Australia, and Ana Iti from New Zealand. Dean and Ana chat with Lindsey Sanger, Second Secretary at the Australian High Commission, about their projects, the Exchange Program and their role as artists.

Special tha...

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

Ahead of Anzac Day 2019, Captain Christine Clarke CSC, RAN, Defence Adviser to New Zealand, sat down with Stella O'Donnell a 13-year-old Australian citizen, living in Wellington. Stella will be taking on the role of Australian Youth Speaker at the National Commemoration Service at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park in Wellington on ...

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

On 22 August 2018, The Australian High Commission hosted its Women in Leadership Speaker Series, with Dame Sian Elias, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of New Zealand, Hon Catherine Holmes, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Queensland; and Dame Silvia Cartwright, Former Chief District Court Judge, first female appointed to New Zea...

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

On 22 August 2018, The Australian High Commission hosted its Women in Leadership Speaker Series, with Dame Sian Elias, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of New Zealand, Hon Catherine Holmes, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Queensland; and Dame Silvia Cartwright, Former Chief District Court Judge, first female appointed to New Zea...

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

In the latest episode of Trans-Tasman Tales, Second Secretary Anna Brown talks with Dr Tim Kastelle, Associate Professor at the University of Queensland who specialises in innovation management.

Anna asks how you teach - or learn - innovation, how Australia and New Zealand can better capitalise our innovations and how individuals can fos...

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