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Access Granted NZ

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🎙️ Behind the scenes of #tech, #media, and #startups #podcast🤗 Hosts of @WellyTechNZ🎧 Find us on iTunes, Google Podcasts, Spotify and your podcast app

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Access Granted - Our last call, ka kite ano

December 18th, 2019


That’s it folks - thanks for everything and goodbye.

We were a New Zealand podcast (2014 - 2019) sharing behind the scenes of Kiwi tech, …

Victoria MacLennan - Why do I do all this stuff

December 15th, 2019


Here it is, the final Access Granted interview and it gives us enormous pleasure that we have managed to ensure our very first ever guest , Victoria MacLennan long time friend and supporter of the show, bookends this AG …

Dr Karl Löfgren - Computer says no

December 8th, 2019


A discussion with Sarah Bickerton* about how we seem to focus on the commercial world led us to having a cracking chat with Dr Karl Löfgren who is …

Shiffy Nayar - Leaving a legacy

December 1st, 2019


Shiffy Nayar is leaving a legacy and she’s not afraid if you’d like to do the same.

Chatting with Shiffy we discover her More Than Rubies initiative …

Dave Moskovitz - Education is the most important tool

November 25th, 2019


The fifth of our birthday re-visits ("where are they now") has Mike and Dave catching up to discuss what has happened in the 3 years since our June 2016, "Brute force your way to success" episode.

How does Dave see the …

Tamara Buckland - Mental health 1st aid

November 18th, 2019


Tamara Buckland has experience to share and, as it all comes together, she is now teaching others how to ensure they too look after themselves and their teams.

With a discussion about diversity, wellness, and …

Chris McDowall - Magic Internet people

November 13th, 2019


Today Viv ends her time with Access Granted by chatting with Chris McDowall. Chris and Viv first met at Kiwifoo earlier this year when he showed us a sneak peek of his latest project. If you haven’t seen the “We Are …

Gavin de Steur - The (digital) human touch

November 12th, 2019


In the penultimate Viv hosted podcast she gets to go and talk with Gavin de Steur at Uneeq, well in fact she gets to talk to Gavin AND an online …

Ben Kepes - Feel the fear & do it anyway

November 6th, 2019


As Access Granted moves towards the end it is our good fortune to have started the wonderful "where are they now" series to celebrate our 5th …

Kristen Lunman & Natalie Ferguson - The outcome is the really exciting part

November 4th, 2019


Kristen Lunman and Natalie Ferguson were last on the show just under a year ago and this the third of our 5th birthday celebration, and they are still “obnoxiously happy”. Of course Natalie is taking her third step into …

Sh*ts & giggles – The AG Team with Owen Evans

November 4th, 2019


As part of our 5th birthday Owen Evans turned the tables on Mike, Raj, and Viv and interviewed us.
Of course with AG now closing down at the end of 2019 the sense of optimism about the future can been seen as unfounded.

Sam Marsh - Move away from "gaming = bad"

October 29th, 2019


Sam had only 30 minutes with us as he rushed from work for quick chat about the Wellington Gaming community at our latest lair, Hashigo Zake, before skootling up to a tournament.

Listen as Mike asks what a game is.
Wonder …

Ed Strafford - Trust yourself

October 21st, 2019


Ed Strafford is a thinker, a big thinker with an amazing brain that can see the future of education within New Zealand. He is also a person that connects those that do with the intention of bringing about deep and …

Samar Alrayyes & Charlie Gavey - Never done the T-Rex thing

October 14th, 2019


Meeting at the 2019 TechFugeesNZ hackathon Mike recognised two very clever, passionate, and dedicated wahine in Charlie and Samar ... and they got on like a house on fire.

Samar is currently an Azure Digital …

#WellyTech System Error - Come & be a tall poppy

October 7th, 2019


A small and boutique collection for the Wellington System Error discussion - thanks to all that came and gave their views on the following 3 topics:

- …

Healthy Homes Hikoi - Time for a break

October 1st, 2019


The episode in which Hīria decides to have a Whare Hauora rest ... only for a month, and only because she needs to focus upon earning $ to get a production run done.

We wish Hīria all the best for the next few weeks and …

Owen Evans - Nobody wants to buy your sh*t

September 30th, 2019


Owen Evans, second of our 5th birthday re-visits, is the CTO at JRNY and was last on the show back in August 2014, "Owen Evans - Data Lake", a true pioneer!

Back in 2014 Owen had co-founded a company named Hoist from …

#climatestrikenz Greta Thunberg's full UN speech

September 26th, 2019


Last week the world went on strike to protest the inaction from the power structures of society with regard to the current climate emergency and today New Zealand is showing their determination to be heard.

So what can …

Jordan Carter - The status quo is not good enough

September 25th, 2019


Jordan Carter, first of our 5th birthday re-visits, is the Chief Executive at InternetNZ and was last on the show back in October 2017, "Jordan Carter – The plan is not to have a plan".

Since then he's got a 'new' job, …

Stephen Clarke - Accidentally surviving time

September 24th, 2019


There's nothing simple about Stephen Clarke, he is a mind on legs with a wealth of experience from the records / archival world with a focus on standards (published we'll have you know).

Set yourself down, get a cup of …

Healthy Homes Hikoi - Plan for business with a business plan

September 19th, 2019


Hīria with the latest in the her journey of being being a founder, chief do-it-all, and startup good person as she fights to keep the value and …

Emily Mason - The nerd herder

September 16th, 2019


Emily Mason is a woman with a mission, in fact multiple missions from starting a company with values (Frank Advice), ensuring evidence based policies …

#WellyTech System Error - Winter BBQ

September 13th, 2019


Fantastic turn out in the very loud Hashigo Zake lounge for this coming together of the #WellyTech community to meet, greet, and ponder 3 topics on the podcast, namely:

1: How can a social enterprise grow beyond it's …

Paul Armstrong - Unicorn included

September 10th, 2019


Paul Armstrong has a long history in providing ICT consultancy to organisations in New Zealand and further afar with a long and illustrious career at …

Heathy Homes Hikoi - 1st board meeting!

September 8th, 2019


Big updates from Hiria Te Rangi, Kaiwhakahaere at Whare Hauora.

Hiria has had her first formal board meeting with her Directors: Amber Craig, Jay Daly, Dianne Minee - always good to communicate where the organisation is …

Kylie Reiri - Better decisions everywhere

September 4th, 2019


Kylie Reiri is one of those treasurers of New Zealand, a values focused wahine leading a data scientists focused company working on the issues that matter to all of us.

Once you've heard Kylie explain where she comes …

Jessica Manins - Shoot friends with fart guns

August 27th, 2019


Tweet from Jessica Manins, @JessicaManins - Aug 19
"When Sir Richard Taylor plays your game @beyonddotfun and says it’s the most fun he’s had in #VR it’s hard not to feel like this #oddball #comingsoon #VR"

There's no …

Healthy Homes Hikoi - nerds unite!

August 22nd, 2019


Hiria is here! More on her journey, speaking at TEDxWelligton and the Zero Carbon Challenge PledgeMe campaign:
Whare …

Rowan Simpson - Capture, measure and share. Appropriately

August 14th, 2019


Rowan Simpson provides an episode that replicates his professional life, one of two halves. From being the first non-family member employee of TradeMe before moving on to Xero in it's early years. Since then Rowan has …

Trent Mankelow - Try not to break anything

August 12th, 2019


Trent Mankelow is currently the acting CEO of Summer Of Tech whilst Ruth McDavitt is off being a parent for the year and is loving it. With Trent's …

Duncan Greive - The media hustle

August 7th, 2019


With Duncan Greive, Managing Editor of The Spinoff website and co-host of the #realpod, you know you're going to get insight into the New Zealand media scene and where it's all heading to with Facebook and Google …

Marie-Claire Andrews – Poke sticks and see change happen

August 6th, 2019


Marie-Claire Andrews for a long time ran the event app start-up Show Gizmodo, and with a life change out to the Wairarapa she keeps connected to the industry via various international event groups. Being out in …

Brough Johnson - Does culture create media or media create culture

August 1st, 2019


Brough Johnson, co-founder of Narrative Muse, and a person that is happy bringing together and community is very important to her.

Coming from the TV and film industries for a number of years Brough she discovered that …

Healthy Homes Hikoi - Looking for a co-founder

July 30th, 2019


A bubbly and busy Hiria let's us know that the product is ready to go, she's prepping for some talks and is focusing her last week in the Zero Carbon Challenge on the PledgeMe campaign to get 200 kits to organisations.

John Hart - This project has got legs

July 29th, 2019


John Hart, otherwise known as FarmGeek, has had a life in tech for a number of years however with a change of lifestyle to become a farmer he has now combined tech and a rural viewpoint to take on introducing tech to …

Paul Brislen – Those damn cellphone radiation waves

July 24th, 2019


Paul Brislen is a well known voice on 'lesser radio', TV, media, and all over the webs with his commentary on the New Zealand tech industry alongside …

John Hart + Tamara Olliver - Engraving bananas

July 22nd, 2019


On a recent Wairarapa road trip Mike and Raj caught up with John Hart and Tamara Olliver at the current location of the Masterton Fab Lab, a space …

Hiria (Whare Hauora) + Access Granted's First Birthday

July 17th, 2019


Whilst Whare Hauora has been around for 2+ years we only joined them on their journey 1 year ago ... but SO MUCH has happened in the intervening 12 months that we thought we'd have a wee celebration (coffee and tea all …

Rebecca Jones & Nathan Donaldson - Watch the water behind your laptop

July 15th, 2019


Looking after the team is spoken much on our podcast but we've yet to have had such a focused discussion on what that means day-to-day as we had with Nathan Donaldson (CEO) and Rebecca Jones (Agile Coach) from Boost.

We …

Tash Bettridge - Protecting whanau through cyber security

July 11th, 2019


Viv first met Tash Bettridge when volunteering with kids at a STEAM workshop at OMGTech - from being a teacher to reinventing herself as a cyber …

Ed Abraham - I love it when a plan comes together

July 9th, 2019


Ed Abraham certainly has a background to wonder at, and Mike most certainly did geek out about the times Ed spent in university with Professor Stephen Hawkins.

And it's that big brain of his that see's Ed heading up a …

Kerry Topp - The art of what's possible

July 4th, 2019


Kerry Topp is the Associate Director of Transformation and Innovation for Datacom, but fancy titles aside, he is one of those humans that is …

Ronja Gustafsson - Lifehacks in an App

July 1st, 2019


Ronja Gustafasson came over to New Zealand a year ago and started working as business development at Nowsnapp, a startup based all over the world but developed and delivered out of Kapiti.

We also talk Pirate Party from …

Healthy Homes Hikoi - There is no money without the people

July 1st, 2019


A catchup with a smiling Hiria as she rides the Zero Carbon Challenge team work, and has a focused future of GETTING THE MONEY! As with all startups it's not the promises of support everyone makes it's the putting the …

Andy Higgs - Regaining control of our data

June 27th, 2019


Blockchain and digital identity was on Andy Higgs lips on his recent Wellington visit to the GOVIS annual conference ... we got the scoop before the attendees :)

Andy works for Centrality* but in a previous life was …

Healthy Homes Hikoi - C all of the things

June 25th, 2019


Our regular chat with Hiria Te Rangi and her journey with Whare Hauora, the social enterprise startup, giving residents data about how their homes …

JP Tocker - If you know you're gonna enjoy it, do it

June 24th, 2019


JP Tocker shares a similar cloud journey* with Mike and they discuss this, podcasting with and about successful people, the All Blacks, but mostly …

Saia Mataele - Paving your own pathway to success

June 24th, 2019


Talofa Lava and Kia ora! Welcome to Access Granted, taking you behind the scenes with conversations from the most interesting people of New Zealand tech, media or startups.

Today Viv chats with Saia Mataele about what …

Ben Forman - Story telling & building transmedia worlds

June 18th, 2019


It was perfect timing for Raj to chat with Ben Forman, co-founder at Wrestler, as he was recently announced by Forbes as a top 30 under 30 ... what an amazing story he has to tell.

Ben is passionate about storytelling …

Walt & Andrew (Voluntarily) - Industry in the classroom

June 13th, 2019


Andrew Watkins has been working in tech for a while including embedded systems, navigation tools, and at NZTA. Aaaaad at an NZTA-run hackathon that …

Tim Packer - 3D Digital twins

June 7th, 2019


Tim Packer is a 'smart city' advocate having worked with NEC and the Wellington City Council on the potential use of sensors to help bring the heartbeat and incidents closer to those that need to monitor and respond.

He …

Sean Audain - Council is a chocolate chip cookie

June 3rd, 2019


Sean Audain works at the Wellington City Council and has been a civil servant in one manner or another all his professional life ... wait, wait, come back, this is NOT boring!

This is a story of how one man endeavours …

Healthy Homes Hikoi - Tired and wired

June 3rd, 2019


The ups of running a startup can be few and far between and once the rush of having your own company wears off it's pure grind to keep going. Hiria has a few ups to share, and a lot of downs to show how she can show the …

Melody Thomas - I love loving my work

May 29th, 2019


Melody stares at the perceived Kiwi reticence to talk about anything uncomfortable and shouts SEX! (or rather BANG!), and takes the subject head-on …

Steve Paea - Creating great Pasifika leaders

May 28th, 2019


Steve Paea, ERP (Netsuite) expert during the day and a Pasifika tech leader and advocate during the … night?

From a small coffee meetup/networking informal organisation Steve has, alongside Tovia Va’aelua, Fred Piliu, …

Terry Miller - Fire, robots and ice cream

May 21st, 2019


Terry Miller has a passion for engineering, making stuff, and getting out there ... just listen, you can hear it in his voice.

Terry chatted to Mike about how and why he came to co-found a hardware (with software) …

Healthy Homes Hikoi - Pipe of functionality

May 17th, 2019


Deep in the lounge at Hashigo Zake we catch up with Hiria as she takes us through this weeks bumpy road to running a startup and the big blocks she needs to put in place very soon.

TechfugeesNZ - Broaden your circle at their Techweek hackathon

May 15th, 2019


Rochelle Stewart-Allen and Wael Aldroubi are looking to bring together 50 devs, designers, lived experiences, and problem solvers to tackle the …

Don Christie - The ultimate dilettante

May 14th, 2019


Don Christie has made New Zealand, and Wellington especially, his home and fights for everything open tech knowing it will help grow NZ into a world leader of how to 'do tech and data' for the benefit of all.

Don takes …

System Error - Slightly random and anarchistic events

May 11th, 2019


A small and chilly catch up with some of the #WellyTech community as we discuss:

1) Who would you like to see / hear from at the September WLG-X …

aurynn shaw - Eventually consistent

May 8th, 2019


aurynn shaw supplies an update on the scaled-up Mastodon social media NZ Project, challenges Mike on a number of view points, and discusses the concept of "lazy" (ie, there is no such thing) and how it affects the tech …

Ruth Croft - The power of stillness

May 7th, 2019


Ruth Croft helps people use their voice, which might seem weird until you listen to her and find out how many many people fail to get their message across not because the content is terrible but they don't realise the …

Healthy Homes Hikoi - Mentoring is choice!

May 6th, 2019


As we get to the pointy end of starting up we here again from Hiria as she comes to grips with the makeup of the Whare Hauora ‘vehicle’, the …

David Shanks - Chief Censor (NZRise)

May 2nd, 2019


Another fantastic NZRise Fireside Chat hosted by Miki Szikszaiat at Catalyst IT's Wellington office.

This time we hear Miki talk with David Shanks, the New Zealand Government's Chief Censor, as he discusses the fallout …

Hannah Delaney + Jacinda Thorn - PR is absolutely fabulous

April 29th, 2019


A journey up to the Kapiti Coast sees us chatting first with Hannah Delaney and then she is joined by business partner Jacinda Thorn.

Hannah founded …

Aleisha Amohia - a good mix of tech stuff and people stuff

April 15th, 2019


Aleisha Amohia has already achieved more than … YOU! No, seriously, had you in your final year of University jump started a very successful women in …

Healthy Homes Hikoi - No retreat no surrender

April 15th, 2019


Tough times call for tough decisions by tough people and if there's one thing you've learnt through the past episodes it's that Hiria Te Rangi is one …

NZ Blackbots - Who doesn't like Lego

April 10th, 2019


The NZ Blackbots are a team of 6 kids from the Lucknow and Mayfair primary school's in Hawke's Bay looking to take on the world of older kids at the …

JD & Lana from Raygun - The confidence to focus on the product

April 8th, 2019


JD Trask takes us through how Raygun came to exist and Lana Vaughan joins in with the road forward and how the company is growing to meet it's international growth.

Raygun, in our view, is likely to be the next big …

Serena Chen - Designing our security

April 2nd, 2019


Mike had a virtual chat with Serena Chen discovering how and why she is fascinated and focused upon design within the security realm of tech. Serena currently works as a Product Designer at the Bank of New Zealand (BNZ) …

Healthy Homes Hikoi - You either believe or you don't

March 27th, 2019


A double session from Hiria as we catch up on the goings on with Whare Hauora.


The Whare Hauora update is brought to you by Hiria Te Rangi and Access Granted NZ.
All …

Cassandra Gray - Game-on. Making the leap to NZ

March 25th, 2019


Cassandra Gray, a relatively new lover of New Zealand, a relatively new gamer, and a relatively new Weta Workshop employee has a story of "following …

Harper Reed - Morality in code

March 20th, 2019


Viv has a squee moment and catches up with Harper Reed at this year's Kiwifoo event ( Harper worked as CTO on the Obama …

Martin Krafft - Online identity without blockchain theatre

March 18th, 2019


Martin Krafft reached out to us late in 2018 during a Twitter conversation around "GDPR" and was keen to have a yarn about that plus online identification ... and of course we said, "Come on in!" ... and now you can …

Open Data Day, Wellington 2019

March 14th, 2019


At the start of March worldwide many people came together to celebrate 'open data' and unlock the value hidden within. Here in New Zealand we were first amongst many with events in Dunedin Christchurch, and Wellington.

#WiDSWellington Event Day

March 11th, 2019


Note: you should also listen to part 1 and part 2 of the #WiDSWellington 2019 Speaker series.

The day of the event and we got to catch-up with a …

Healthy Homes Hikoi - Dubai calling

March 7th, 2019


"Hiria Te Rangi - 1 March at 13:54 ·

HOLY WHAT!! Whare hauora, got through to round 2 out of almost 7000 organisations!!!

WOW I might be going to Dubai.."


The …

WiDS Wellington speakers (pt 2) - Online to the world

March 5th, 2019


Part two in the run up to the (sold out, but watch the live stream on Saturday: Women in Data …

Healthy Homes Hikoi - Just give me money

February 28th, 2019


Moved to local Wellington cult beer bar, Hashiho Zake, to find out from Hiria that the PledgeMe products are being tested, that getting $ for social …

aurynn shaw - Pulling my content

February 28th, 2019


APOLOGIES - on our quest to find the perfect 'quiet' bar to record within we tried Rogue & Vagabond (way too loud), and ended up at HUSK which wasn't too bad ... but still.

Have no fear though, because aurynn …

WiDS Wellington speakers (pt 1) - Talking to the Wizards of Data Science

February 25th, 2019


In the run up to the (sold out, but get on the waitlist: Women in Data Science (WiDS) Wellington …

Healthy Homes Hikoi - Know the size of the maunga

February 22nd, 2019


It's hard being a startup in New Zealand, it's even harder being a social enterprise and looking for social investment $. It's a big maunga to climb, but Hiria and her corporate background has more than a start upon the …

Rob Boyle - Love scripting in Sweden

February 18th, 2019


A little bit of nepotism never did anyone any harm … no? If you went by Rob Boyle’s surname* you’d not know he was our very own Mike’s younger brother who, during his Christmas / New Year visit to New Zealand took the …

Bob Weir - Why Businesses Fail (WIN A COPY)

February 12th, 2019


Rebecca Caroe, in Auckland, has a chat with Bob Weir around how, why, and who should read his new book, "Why Businesses Fail" - and if you don't hear …

Kate Kolich + Mary-Ellen Gordon: WiDS 2019 (9th March, Wellington)

February 10th, 2019


We had a brief chat with Kate Kolich and Mary-Ellen Gordon, the co-organisers of WiDS Wellington (Women In Data Science) being held at Wellington’s …

Healthy Homes Hikoi - Trust your gut

February 7th, 2019


Despite a bumpy 2018 with a lot of changes Hiria explains to Mike and Raj how Whare Hauora is now on a stable footing with technical and manufacturing partners in place … all that needs to happen is investment and …

Neal Richardson - The humans behind the big machine

February 4th, 2019


A cracking chat between Neal Richardson and Viv at the SparkOne annual event (Spark's "unconference") late in 2018.

They cover what an unconference is, where the SparkOne version came from, and the best parts of running …

aurryn shaw - dismantle our org charts

January 29th, 2019


aurynn’s back, aurynn shaw is back in the AG house, and we couldn’t be happier.

When aurynn speaks there is always gold, especially around the culture …

Healthy Homes Hikoi – Hiria's 2018 wrap up

January 28th, 2019


Hiria catches us all up with her 2018 wrap up - so much has happened and SO much to come.

We at Access Granted NZ would like to thank Hiria for …

Happy Christmas from Mike & Raj

December 24th, 2018



And a massive shout out to all involved with Access Granted NZ during 2018 - #TechWeekNZ crew, Viv + …

The year that was 2018

December 18th, 2018


Mike and Raj run through their highlights of 2018 and take the hard road of choosing their monthly favourite episodes (which is highly likely not to be the same as yours).


Liz Maguire - Human centred design

December 17th, 2018


Liz Maguire is the Head of Digital and Transformation at ANZ and she is clear banks are not the old fashioned fuddy duddies we think they are.

We …

Vivian Chandra + co-founders - Your tech union

December 12th, 2018


As an example of our team being hard working people with day jobs, families, and other community and tech adventures, just check out this podcast from Viv who introduces and talks through the newly launched Aotearoa …

Kristen Lunman + Natalie Ferguson are obnoxiously happy

December 10th, 2018


There’s no more fun to had than watching Kristen and Natalie explain to Mike how his view of money is both typical for New Zealand and one that’s …

Healthy Homes Hikoi - From behind the great firewall

December 2nd, 2018


Sorry about the delay in getting Hiria's report from behind the great firewall of China to you - totally our fault. So without further ado, get Hiria …

Charlotte Hinton - Agile, the ongoing party

November 26th, 2018


We've been after Charlotte for quite some time and we finally managed to get some time in her diary to chat all things agile, her work at Te Papa, what she's doing in the government's Service Innovation Lab (everyone …

#WellyTech 2018 – David Perks and Dorien Vermaas (WellingtonNZ)

November 22nd, 2018


The #WellyTech event doesn't happen without partners standing next to us and making it happen. We are honoured to hear from David Perks and Dorien Vermaas.

David is heading up this large team for WellingtonNZ to help …

#WellyTech 2018 – Andreas Spanner (Chief Architect Australia & New Zealand, Red Hat)

November 21st, 2018


The #WellyTech event doesn't happen without partners standing next to us and making it happen. We are honoured to hear from Andreas Spanner, Chief Architect Australia & New Zealand, Red Hat.

Andreas is leading Red …

#WellyTech 2018 – Colin Brown (Tribe Lead Network Evolution at Spark)

November 20th, 2018


The #WellyTech event doesn't happen without partners standing next to us and making it happen. We are honoured to hear from Colin Brown, Tribe Lead …

#WellyTech 2018 – Liz MacPherson (CEO Stats NZ, Government Statistician, and Chief Data Steward)

November 20th, 2018


The #WellyTech event doesn't happen without partners standing next to us and making it happen. We are honoured to hear from Liz MacPherson, CEO Stats NZ, Government Statistician, and Chief Data Steward.

Liz joined the …

Healthy Homes Hikoi - We're growing up

November 18th, 2018


Changes in the ownership, trip to China to talk tech suppliers, having a consumer-ready version and a community focused one. It’s all go with Hiria and Whare Hauora and there is much more to hear …

Rebecca Caroe - It does what it says on the tin

November 12th, 2018


It was with absolute pleasure that Mike caught up with Rebecca Caroe, long time listener and supporter of the show. Rebecca runs her own marketing …

Katie Brown - It's the sentiment that counts

November 5th, 2018


Katie Brown, from her own company brilliantly named Katie Brown Thinks, was at the forefront of social media use within the New Zealand government …

Healthy Homes Hikoi - Turning over a new leaf

November 1st, 2018


Hear how Ackama (previously Rabid Technology) are now the technology partner and the on-going discussions, learning, and fun with Chinese …

Adrian Owen - Make time for YOU

October 29th, 2018


Adrian Owen was a big man, like a BIG man. After working in the design world for some years, (alongside Raj as it happens) he noticed that he was gaining weight at an exponential rate which only came to a stop when he …

Healthy Homes Hikoi - Ako Mandarin

October 26th, 2018


News: Whare Hauora won a 2018 New Zealand Open Source Award, the People’s Choice - go Hiria!!!!

Hiria tells us about the challenges of finding a manufacturer, the change in ownership, and some updates on delivery dates …

Jim Boutcher – Guerrilla Giving

October 23rd, 2018


Jim Boutcher is mild mannered data nerd by day helping to keep you money safe from the nasty people around the world that want to take it out of the banks ... he does this by being neck deep in data and databases, this …

Ben Gracewood - I've always been about no bullshit

October 15th, 2018


Ben Gracewood is a stalwart of the New Zealand tech scene having worked his way through development, TV punditry, manager, event organiser, and all through it he has held his principles in front and his head high.

We …

Healthy Homes Hikoi - You either get it right (1st time) or you'll fuck it up

October 14th, 2018


Hiria's back with her weekly Whare Hauora catch up, and whilst it's fun, exciting, and definitely a rush running a startup there are times when it's …

James Macnee - Giving People Direction

October 9th, 2018


James Macnee lives in the idyllic north of New Zealand where he is a consultant in the tech world designing systems that enable rapid delivery while …

Healthy Homes Hikoi - Changes And Impacts!

October 4th, 2018


Keeping up with Hiria as the Whare Hauora journey continues with partnerships, agreements, terms, and the potential to ‘go public’ with some sort of social enterprise … listen to this space.

Oh, and Hiria is “all in”: …

Sarah Bickerton - Kindred Spirits

October 4th, 2018


We welcome not just Sarah Bickerton (PhD Candidate, Tutor, and Research Assistant at Victoria University of Wellington) to the podcast but our co-host Vivian Chandra and her first recording ... and it was a meeting of …

Tony McDonald + John Weaver - Outsourcing The Stress

October 1st, 2018


Tony McDonald (CEO) and John Weaver (GM) of McDonald's IT joined us for a run through the many facets of their company - from offering transition to …

System Error - The Safe Word Is Cacau

September 27th, 2018


People, they talk, mostly about tech stuff but not always - it's all about the community and letting them have their voice, and so we do ... enjoy (if you can).

Heads-up: Raj and Mike are likely to change the format of …

Christina Bellis + Catarina Gutierrez - Make Money & Do Good, Whaaaa?

September 25th, 2018


The definition of a “social enterprise” is one that, here in New Zealand, is very woolly at the edges however Thankyou Payroll are old hands at being …

Healthy Homes Hikoi - It Wasn't The Sensor, It Was Me

September 24th, 2018


Hiria is back from the west coast of the USA and has many a tale to tell - no least how she has re-found her mojo thanks to all the amazing start-up people she met. And thanks to her focus on her startup she takes us …

Mobile Refresh 2018

September 19th, 2018


Chats with nearly all the 2018 Mobile Refresh speakers and organisers during the conference held in Wellington on 7th September. This was the third annual conference that sees itself growing and growing - don’t miss out …

Conrad Johnston - Hanging Out On A Space Station Above NZ

September 18th, 2018


Conrad Johnston or Queen Olivia St Redfern, two amazing people in the same body and he has a lot to tell you.

From the start-ups, the early partying, the change of life, and the social media explosion, he has lessons to …

Nat Dudley - Accidental Designer

September 10th, 2018


Nat Dudley launched her UX career in a queue at Auckland's annual Gather event ... actually it started even earlier with a random conversation in a bar. From these events Nat has emerged as one of the countries top UX …

Healthy Homes Hikoi - Walking The Hard Path

September 10th, 2018


We receive an update from Hiria as she traipses the West Coast of America in search of knowledge, connections, and investment ... 


The Whare Hauora update is brought …

Andrew Mayfield - Don't send this podcast to the shareholders

September 4th, 2018


Andrew Mayfield (or "Andrew Fantastic", it's not a drag name) loves creating and measuring impact as he discusses Optimal Workshop and how they are "growing at the speed of revenue".

Andrew has a range of advice for …

Healthy Homes Hikoi - Open Source People Are Bad A$$!

September 2nd, 2018


Hiria outlines new organisations wanting to use/trial the sensors, but many of them are siloed and Hiria wants to connect the right parts/people together ... the work continues.

The team are working on showing what you …

Nicole Ferguson - Research At The Speed Of Thought

August 28th, 2018


Nicole Ferguson is the CEO at Research and Education Network New Zealand (REANNZ) which provides leading edge services for our country’s top …

Healthy Homes Hikoi - Learn, Adapt, Persevere, Repeat

August 26th, 2018


Hiria takes us through the Whare Hauora Pledgeme, running pilots for teams in Waikato, and why they have pushed out manufacturing until February.

Hiria also has three BIG announcements!

1 – Hiria is going to Dev Academy,

Philip Fierlinger - Put Your Head Down And Do It

August 20th, 2018


Philip Fierlinger has worked amongst the "gods of Silicon Valley".

Raj and Philip have a fascinating run through Philip's design life, from the early days in film, before his design love took over,. They discuss design, …

Rohan Wakefield - An Exquisite Livelihood For All

August 13th, 2018


We have met many people that are driven by passion, a deep desire to change the world for the best, and yet we have never met someone quite like Rohan Wakefield.

Rohan, and all the team at Enspiral Dev Academy, have, for …

Healthy Homes Hikoi - Thriving On The Chaos

August 13th, 2018


With Hiria in all parts of the country drumming up support from individuals, corporates, and the healthy industry we had to jump onto a quick Google Meet to catch up.

Some big learnings (maybe even a pivot), some new …

Priscilla Loong - Activating Mahuki & Dumpster Diving For Paper

August 6th, 2018


Priscilla Loong is the Activation Manager at Te Papa's STEM accelerator, Mahuki. Having kicked off a cracking startup, The Misprint Co , from a Startup Weekend Priscilla has been ensuring the health wealth, and well …

Healthy Homes Hikoi - Thunderbirds Are Go!

August 5th, 2018


PledgeMe project is kicking in, a few weeks to go so please please support this amazing charity - simply go to the project page, "Sensors that tell you when your home is making you sick". As the project runs questions …

Simon Che de Boer - Encapsulating Reality

July 31st, 2018


Simon Che de Boer is a rockstar ... no, not because he looks like one, but he truly is in the world of virtual reality. His self-taught techniques, …

System Error - Test Your Bias On Tinder

July 25th, 2018


Wow, a packed System Error recording this week with Raj hosting Deborah Robb, Kay Jones, and Kowhai Montgomery as they all gathered around a table at …

Chris Desmond - Take Comfort In The Uncomfortable

July 23rd, 2018


In our second crossover podcast we find out why Chris Desmond runs his "Uncomfortable Is OK" podcast, what it means to be a new Dad (uncomfortable?) and how easy, or not, it was to get into podcasting when not a techie …

Healthy Homes Hikoi - Aotearoa, Are You With Us?

July 23rd, 2018


Listen about the PledgeMe project ... and then GO PLEDGE:

We need your help to take the next step and run trials in key …

Paul Ramsay - Cutting Code With Equinox

July 16th, 2018


Paul Ramsay is co-founder and director of the NZ-owned consultancy firm Equinox, a day-to-day hands-on worker bee, and one of the few true gentlemen …

Healthy Homes Hikoi - Sensors, Workshops & PledgeMe!

July 16th, 2018


Hiria Te Rangi's weekly Whare Hauora catch up and she discusses the partnerships the charity is making, especially getting the sensors nationwide.

Hiria also discusses and sharing of data with such organisations as …

Edwina Mistry - Cultivating Diversity In Tech

July 10th, 2018


Edwina Mistry has an origin story that has given her the worldview that women can do anything (as they can). From her coding days, to her managerial and directorship times she now concentrates her efforts on ensuring …

Healthy Homes Hikoi - Starting A Start-up For Good

July 8th, 2018


Welcome to Hiria Te Terangi, Kaiwhakahaere at Whare Hauora, and her inaugural weekly update on running a startup. Each Monday we'll have a quick catch up with Hiria to see how the product, the charity Whare Hauora, and …

Michael Gregg - Donkey Deep In VR

July 3rd, 2018


Michael Gregg, a man of many stories and we are lucky enough to hear a lot of them in today's episode. With Michael's recent-ish move into the VR/AR world, based upon a deep desire of many years ago, we hear about the …

Laura Keown - B Side Stories

June 25th, 2018


As part of sharing the Wellington podcast love here is our crossover recording with Laura Keown who graciously hosted us at the Wellington Access Radio studios where she produces the weekly B Side Stories.

"Stories from …

Hiria Te Rangi - Slap You With Science

June 18th, 2018


Together with Brenda Wallace and Amber Craig, Hiria Te Rangi have created Whare Hauora with one mission and one mission only, "An Aotearoa, where your home, does not make you sick."

It started a few years ago and we are …

Maddy King and Mārama – VR In Space (#ais2018)

June 18th, 2018


It took 24 hours for 10 teams competing in the first ever international ActInSpace hackathon to come together, produce a thing and pitch before an esteemed set of judges ... and they did it!

Te Mārama won first prize, a …

Maru Nihoniho – The Cube Journey

June 11th, 2018


Maru Nihoniho chats around her passion for storytelling, game making, and how to make the leap from one industry into another.

After listening with Maru I think we can all agree that the journey to games developer has, …

John Edwards - NZRise privacy fireside chat

June 6th, 2018


NZ Rise kindly asked us to record their May 2018 "Privacy fireside chat" with the wonderful John Edwards, NZ Privacy Commissioner, and the skilky …

Paul Fraser - Free, Perfect & Now

June 5th, 2018


Paul Fraser, Advisory Director at EY, and Mike have been mates since the old days (hence the photo, that was NOT taken at the recording) and were key …

System Error – Everything is BullSh_t

May 31st, 2018


It's ranty, it's heated, it's wide ranging, it's loads of fun and really YOU need to be here (next one is Thursday July 19th, 4pm-6pm at Golding's …

Kate, Kai, and Nick - Mobile Refresh 2018

May 28th, 2018


AG show stars Kate Henderson and Kai Koenig, came along with their fellow organising buddy, Nick Parfene, to let us all know about the 3rd annual Mobile Refresh conference in Wellington on September 7th.

They are keen to …

Techweek 18 - Christchurch's The 4th Revolution

May 25th, 2018


DAY 5 ... and that's a wrap on Techweek TV for 2018!

The team (minus Mike who had to rush off to run a 24 hour hackathon) take us through the time in …

Techweek 18 Wellington's Creative Realities

May 24th, 2018


Day 4, and after a narrow escape from a sticky AirNZ created situation, the team were back live on Facebook - brilliant work from the lads, Jono, and Courteney!

We review the day, Courtney gives her thoughts on the …

Techweek 18 - 10 Billion Mouths To Feed

May 23rd, 2018


Our 15 minute wrap up from Tauranga and the "10 Billion Mouths" event talking agritech/agtech and foodtech alongside investors from the US and innovative startups.

We talked with:
- Arama Kukutai
- Graeme Mueller
- A taste …

Techweek 18 - Auckland Events Wrap Up

May 22nd, 2018


DAYS 1 and 2 are in the can - we have Techweek TV as a going concern, it's happening!

We learned that #ai is writing media, #electric bikes are fun, …

Hamish McGregor – Vitamins vs Painkillers

May 16th, 2018


We thank Hamish McGregor who took time out of his busy schedule to meet Mike in Miramar between flights, and it was well worth it.

Hamish discusses …

Ben Reid - Advancing The AI Ecosystem

May 15th, 2018


Following on from last week's Ben talking AI we have another :) Ben Reid is Executive Director at Artificial Intelligence Forum of NZ and we were …

Ben Rose - Having A Chat(bot) About AI

May 7th, 2018


Ben Rose, General Manager, Direct and Partnerships at nib, joined us via the magic of the Internet to take us through how nib are experimenting with Artificial Intelligence through the use of chatbots and machine …

Wellington Techweek 2018 Event Organisers

May 1st, 2018


ALL Wellington events:

At a WREDA organised event we stick our microphone under a number of Wellington event organisers and ask them, "What is your event, where / when …

Melissa Firth – Culture Trumps Strategy

April 24th, 2018


Melissa Firth, a person we have been working hard to get on the show for what seems like a lifetime ;) And it was worth the wait as she takes us …

Adam Blackwell – Amongst Skullduggery

April 18th, 2018


Adam Blackwell, a man on a mission to rid the world of not just terrible Powerpoint presentations but also give back the joy to meetings. Through the use of training and services at Stun Sells he moves people and …

New Zealand WiDS 2018

April 10th, 2018


In a quiet, yet hot corner of the University of Auckland Faculty of Engineering Mike stole away most (not all, unfortunately) of the speakers at the …

Menno Finlay-Smits – Blending of Tech and Environment

April 2nd, 2018


Dave Lane chats with Menno Finlay-Smits (@mjs0) about the Cacophony Project that will turn birdsong into data and use the best of breed IT …

Corin Healy - The Funny Side of Tech

March 28th, 2018


Corin Healy (@corinhealy78) is a man with two sides - one is the IT manager of a team at a well respected telco company (Chorus), the other is a stand-up comedian ... how on earth does he know when to do which?

We have a …

Kowhai Montgomery - Special Snowflake Startups

March 20th, 2018


Kowhai Montgomery has moved amongst the Wellington tecch scene for a while and, after working with NGO's and small startups before heading the sales for one is now working in the online/"blended" learning space.

Kowhai …

System Error / Mauricio Freitas - Bad, Worse and Worser

March 14th, 2018


We have Lucas, Kay, Mike, Raj and off course Mauricio gathering around a the table at Golding's Free Dive to discuss the tech issues of the day!


Adam Shand – From WiFi To Wild Via Weta

March 12th, 2018


Adam Shand is enjoying a journey that involves a lot of learning. He has learnt about setting up WiFi for communities before it was a thing, he has …

Gavin Knight - Consulting Is Like A Performance Art

March 5th, 2018


Gavin Knight (@gavinknight) has a story that is both typical and individual as he takes us behind the word "consultant" and exposes what it's really …

Merridy Marshall – Talking To Kids And Tall children

February 27th, 2018


Merridy Marshall is a powerhouse taking the world of tech to the kids (big ones and small ones) through bringing Code Club Aotearoa to Wellington and touring with the Robotics Roadshow. And all this whilst she is an …

Kate Kolich – You Can't Be What You Can't See

February 21st, 2018


Kate Kolich ( has worked in the Wellington banking industry for many years, most notably at BNZ …

Mahuki pt 2 - SimplyFi, Tide Talk, Vaka Interactiv & ContinUX

February 20th, 2018


(recorded December 2017)

We finish off our chats with the 2017 Mahuki cohort by finding out what the teams had worked upon, how they found the programme and, most importantly, what next.

SimplyFi are a family …

Mahuki pt 1 - Collaborate, I Want To Experience, LocalFlair & ScimitAR

February 19th, 2018


Mahuki pt 1 (of 2) - Collaborate, I Want To Experience, LocalFlair & ScimitAR

After an introduction about Mahuki ( from …

Dave Knight – Cultivating Sales, People

February 14th, 2018


Dave Knight ( is a salesman at heart. He knows how to sell. He also knows how to not be a dick, stay away …

Dean Johnson - Your Mess For Less

February 13th, 2018


Dean Johnson ( is an experienced consultant that has worked in many countries, mainly in the …

Sam Jarman – No time for messing around, just get into it

January 28th, 2018


Sam Jarman (@samjarman) is a man on a mission and has the focus and goals of someone with many more years his 'senior'. From working as a dev (at time of recording it was Sailthru, but he is now at BNZ), to being a …

Josh Forde – Rabid about software and social good

January 24th, 2018


Josh Forde (@JoshForde) co-founder of Rabid Technologies the tech company behind many of New Zealand's online companies such as PledgeMe. Raj and …

Jo Eggers - Deep Inside The Machine

January 17th, 2018


Jo Eggers (@IslandBayGirl) works as senior project administrator inside New Zealand central Government and we can to chat about what it's like being deep inside the machine. We also divert into what iot's like being a …

Deborah Robb - Loving Life and Banking

January 13th, 2018


Deborah Robb (@robbdj) is a powerhouse of positivity, joie de vivre, and seeing all things glass half full. Working in, and loving (of course), the …

Jim Donovan - Professional Director Changing The World In Big Ways

January 9th, 2018


Jim Donovan (@jimisambard) loves change and positive disruption!

He began his career as an information systems engineer, progressing through project management, sales, marketing and general management in Britain and New …

The year that was #WellyTech 2017

December 18th, 2017


What a monster of an 2017 ending we have for you!

In between the fantastic interviews with the #WellyTech Xmas Do guests, Raj and Mike name their top episodes of 2017 ending with their picks of the year - what was yours …

Jenene Crossan – Growing successfully but taking time for yourself

December 14th, 2017


It's always awesome when we have people back to share their ongoing stories and with Vaughan catching up with Jenene Crossan (@Jenene), founder and CEO of  and winner of the 2016 Most Inspiring Individual at NZ …

Julie Treanor - Corporate to startup, it's all the same people challenges

December 11th, 2017


Julie Treanor (@domesticexec) has worked in "HR / leadership" (people focussed areas) at all levels of the corporate ladder but recently decided to …

Pia Andrews (Waugh) – To do something so well that you transcend the act itself

December 7th, 2017


Pia Andrews (recently married, you probably know her as Pia Waugh, @piawaugh)  is a deep thinker, a deliciously cohesive speaker and one of the most active and effective people we have ever met when it comes to making …

Aliesha Staples – The reality of storytelling

December 4th, 2017


Vaughan Rowsell (@rowsell) talks to Aliesha Staples who comes from a 13 year film industry and VR/AR content creation background. Aliesha is the …

Natalie Albert – Diversity is hard work

November 23rd, 2017


Natalia Albert (@nataliaalbert) is currently a Project Manager at Stats NZ after having tried her professional hand at many roles both inside and out …

Miki Szikszai – Getting out of the building

November 21st, 2017


Miki Szikszai (@mikiszikszai, LinkedIn), CEO Snapper, talks to us about change, how things change and why we need to change. We learn how Snapper …

System Error / Mauricio Freitas - The End Of 2017

November 16th, 2017


This was our last system Error session for 2017 and we had an open invitation for anyone that wanted to come along.

Along with Mike and Raj, we had Lukas, Dave, Rochelle, Kay and off-course Mauricio.

The session covered:

Rachel Hatch – Bringing the VR & Physical world together

November 13th, 2017


We talk to co-founder Rachel Hatch (@rachelnzvr) about the VR kiwi project that has been 8 years in the making and the journey to make an idea into a viable product ready to ship. 

VR kiwi provides the missing link, the …

Lukas Zawilski – Turkeys are never gonna vote for Christmas

November 6th, 2017


“Making life better through technology is my thing” 
Lukasz Zawilski (@lukaszfromwelly) is the Chief Information Officer at New Zealand Qualifications …

Vic Crone - NZ Rise Innovation Interview

November 2nd, 2017


Vic Crone, CEO of Callaghan Innovation joined NZ Rise members in Wellington to discuss their experiences with Callaghan Innovation and shared her …

Alex Clark – Crowdfunding for journalism

October 30th, 2017


Alex is passionate about digital technology, and enjoy exploring ways to embrace its full potential. His academic background lies within the fields …

Chris Cormack – Delightfully subversive

October 23rd, 2017


Chris created Koha and has spent the last 17 years refining his creation. Chris has worked for a few companies but his core focus has been Koha …

Murray Clode – Artpreneur, yes it is a thing

October 16th, 2017


Pascale, one the team, talks to Murray Clode about art, tech and what happen when the two worlds collide. Tucked upstairs in a nice new sunshiny …

Vivian Chandra – OMG Tiger Mum

October 9th, 2017


Vivian Chandra (@vivster81) is passionate about many things, CRM’s, data, and ensuring kids are not left behind.

Being involved with OMGTech! since …

System Error / Mauricio Freitas – Why is there a reset phone in your anus?

October 5th, 2017


Wow this conversation went in every direction possible. Around the table were Troy, Mauricio, Mike, Raj and Gavin.

We jabbered about:

Usability, functionality, service
Using AI bots
Recruitment tech
LinkedIn spam (“Hi Troy …

Jordan Carter – The plan is not to have a plan

October 3rd, 2017


Jordan Carter (@jordancarter) has been CEO of Internet New Zealand since 2013, leading the organisation as it builds a better New Zealand through a …

Anna Guenther – Getting Sh_t done!

September 25th, 2017


We have had Anna on many times talking about the amazing campaigns that are on This time we actually talk about PledgeMe itself and its amazing growth path and some very interesting news. *Cough* …

Kat Greenbrook – From insight to action

September 18th, 2017


Kat is on a mission to increase the number of data insights actioned. There is a growing gap between analytics teams and decision makers, stemming from a breakdown in communication. This is why Kat started Rogue …

System Error / Mauricio Freitas – Everyone's got a good point

September 14th, 2017


We have Mike, Raj, Mauricio and new addition to the team AJ (graduate of the NZ Radio Training School) sitting around a table at Golding Free Dive we …

Kai Koenig – my cat, my chickens & my wife

September 11th, 2017


The lost episode. We recorded this one a while ago but unfortunately we misplaced it, until now. 

Kai Koenig (@agentK) works as a Software Solutions …

2017 ICT Policy Election Special

September 4th, 2017


Over the past few weeks we spent some time with the main party political parties and their ICT representatives in order to have them articulate their …

Yoseph Ayele & Alina Siegfried – Tackling global challenges from NZ

August 28th, 2017


Growing up in Ethiopia and living in six countries has made Yoseph a global citizen driven to make positive impact through entrepreneurship. Yoseph works closely with the entrepreneurship community across NZ, Silicon …

Sam Daish – Do little things that make a big difference

August 21st, 2017


Sam Daish started in recruitment to HR and strategy which lead to information management and analytics. These days Sam spends his time at Xero as Head of Data Innovation, so he’s all about how to use data and conveying …

Emily Loughnan – Creating immersive experiences

August 14th, 2017


Emily Loughnan is a passionate creative and business owner in Wellington. Emily started Clicksuite in 1993, they responsible for some amazing experiences using digital media from websites to immersive museum …

Eva Sherwood – Doing things "we're not meant to do"

July 31st, 2017


We chat with Eva Sherwood from v and NZTech. Eva is in Sales at Oracle – working with govt. Eva started in Finance while studying from there she was approached to work on “some new software” thing becoming a software …

Donna Sorsa – using your voice for value

July 24th, 2017


This week we talk to Donna Sorsa (from Fuelled) and Liz Riversdale. They dive into how and why women get into tech. Not just importing talent from overseas, but nurturing people from with NZ. 

Donna had a great …

Grant Foggo –  Focus on the customer

July 17th, 2017


Friend of the show Grant Foggo joins Mike at Goldings Free Dive.

Grant is also a connector of people working Amanda Santos at StratAspire who are a …

Hannah Mundell & Harriet Riley talk Summer of Biz

July 5th, 2017


Hannah Mundell & Harriet Riley talk Summer of Biz

We chat with the new Summer of Tech sibling, Summer of Biz ( and …

Tapio Sorsa from Fuelled –  A techie in the colouring in dept

June 27th, 2017


Mike takes us back to our first studio (his place) and we meet his neighbour Tapio Sorsa who has had a varied career in tech in NZ. His previous …

Hamish Fraser –  Hoofed it on a bus to Timaru

June 20th, 2017


Hamish Fraser (@verbman) started Verb 14 years ago. Verb is a technology company and the primary vehicle for web entrepreneur Hamish Fraser to offer …

Merrin Macleod – Riding the Rails

June 12th, 2017


Merrin Macleoad from Rails Girls to talk about Kiwi Ruby about the upcoming conference she is organising.

We go into what Ruby (est 1993) is and how it fits into the Dev world.

Mike and Merrin also geek out on a few …

Stephanie Pride – Mashing Arts & Tech & TechWeek Wrap up

June 7th, 2017


We catch up with Stephanie Pride about the Arts Tech (speed dating night) event she ran during Techweek 2017. This is where various people got …

TechWeek Whanganui – The Confluence of Maps, Movies & Mayors

May 11th, 2017


Rain! Rain like you've never seen before took us away from New Plymouth and on down the North Island to Whanganui and the Confluence Coworking Space.


We share New …

TechWeek New Plymouth – Cow-orking in Taranaki

May 10th, 2017


Into the mighty Taranaki, or "Taradise" as Adrian called it :)
We were invited by Graham Nelson and Jacqui Elley to visit the Manifold co-working …

TechWeek Hamilton - On Farm Innovation At Farming2020

May 9th, 2017


We were both intrigued as to how Farming2020 event would gel/clash with the ideas espoused at Silicon Mahia and the answer came with our chat with …

TechWeek Mahia - Mana At Mahia

May 8th, 2017


A trip to the East Coast is always fun and the Silicon Mahia day was FULL of fun! And it was full of Maori mana as the packed event heard by speaker …

TechWeek Taupo - It's Everywhere But In Your Head

May 7th, 2017


A relatively quiet Sunday for the #twnz17 road-trip catching up with one of the our original show-starts, John Curtis, who has set-up Taupo's first …

TechWeek, Talented Tauranga

May 6th, 2017


A gorgeous drive from the Auckland to Tauranga and out to see Pascale and the team at the Windermere Campus of Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology …

TechWeek Auckland - It's All About The Virtual Cricket

May 5th, 2017


At AR/VR Garage we walked into a surreal moment - we had an audience waiting for us to perform :) We have a wide ranging series of conversations, a wander around the AR/VR Garage, a look at the weekend's Minecraft …

TechWeek Auckland - Squeezing in BizDojo @GridAKL

May 5th, 2017


We fly to Auckland to kick off our TechWeek road-trip and we were invited to squeeze in BizDojo @GridAKL as our first venue – and what a wonderful …

Techweek Wellington – get set, go!

May 3rd, 2017


We are gearing up for an epic TechWeek. Here's a quick preview of whats going to happen. We kick off our week with a meeting of some of the organisers of the Wellington events. 

We talk to: 
* Irwin from the Hutt STEMM …

Paul Spence - The Venture Catalyst

April 18th, 2017


Paul Spence (@geniusnet) has been around the startup and tech scene for a long time but we start with our pre-take off checklist as Paul was a pilot …

David Preece - Ship with a container

April 11th, 2017


David Preece wanted to be a yacht designer when he grew up but ended up starting his own company making yacht instrumentation. Now David concentrates on making containers using SmartOS at his company

We also …

Richard MacManus - The write stuff

April 5th, 2017


Richard MacManus (@ricmac) is an author and tech columnist and prior to that he ran a popular technology blog called ReadWriteWeb (now ReadWrite). He …

Matthew Bartlett - Open Source Warfare

March 28th, 2017


Matthew Bartlett (@mhjb) started his career in graphic design (and typesetting), from there he became self employed and never looked back. After a long time in front a screens Matthew got into writing, book publishing …

Amanda Santos – Time to sell

March 13th, 2017


Amanda Santos is a “hunter” and has extensive experience and success in supporting and guiding start-ups and other businesses in the area of sales, managing a software company and strategy.  Being discouraged to go into …

Dan Khan - Evidence based entrepreneurship

March 7th, 2017


Part 2 of the talk with Dan Khan, he’s started Zero Point Ventures and we talk about the evolution of the start up eco system and the processes that …

Lance Lones - Building new realities

February 28th, 2017


We head to to Shelly Bay, on the Miramar/Wellywood Peninsular, to meet Lance Lones from L2VR (@L2VRfilm) where they research, design and manufacture …

Heidi Börner - Le'ts not kill people

February 17th, 2017


On a sunny day outside Karaka cafe here in the Wellington lagoon, we talk to Heidi Borner the founder of Orange Umbrella a Health and Safety company that help measure organisations risk. Heidi has a background in …

#WellyTech 2016 - end of year special

December 26th, 2016


We have had a long year and this was a time to reflect, get together and have fun. We talk to many of the attendees of #WellyTech where we talk about …

Richard Hulse - Transforming the wireless

December 24th, 2016


We chat with Richard Hulse (@RichardHulse) who, having recently left Radio New Zealand, walks us through his amazing career and the evolution of …

aurynn shaw - The constellation of development

December 5th, 2016


We check in with aurynn shaw (@aurynn), continuing on from previous episodes, "The Culture of tech" and "Engineers disease" (jumping straight to …

Mark Pascall - The ledger of things

November 26th, 2016


We talk to Mark Pascall from 3Months (@3monthsNZ) about Blockchain and the Internet of Things and how it all fits together.

Mark's background is Acoustical Engineering (the branch of engineering dealing with sound and …

Jessica Manins - The new reality

October 19th, 2016


Wow 100 episodes! And what a great way to celebrate that with a chat with Jessica Manins (@JessicaManins) about the exciting world of VR.

Jessica has …

Dan Khan - Sandwich of choice

September 20th, 2016


[Part 2 of this interview, "Evidence based entrepreneurship" is now available]

You may know about Dan Khan (@leancto) from Lighting Lab and Creative HQ. Originally from England, Dan hit the ground running as soon as he …

aurynn shaw - Engineers disease

September 6th, 2016


“Culture is what do not what we do say”

This is the continuation of the amazing chat we had with aurynn shaw (@aurynn / – part 2 of a …

aurynn shaw - The culture of tech

August 30th, 2016


We chat with aurynn shaw (@aurynn /, part 2 of a chat we had months ago – The Default Human - as the team talk about devops in …

System Error / Mauricio Freitas - [Insert product here]

August 16th, 2016


Time for another session with Mauricio Freitas (@freitasm, owner of Geekzone) as we dive into a few topics of the day.

OS//OS Conference
Paper vs Digital notes e.g. OneNote 
Product …

NZRise ITx – Blockchain, IT industry & Ghost Boards

August 9th, 2016


We were invited by the NZRise team to attend at the ITx conference where we caught up with many people in the industry.

In this segment we talk to Vikram Kumar (@vikram_nz) about his talk on Blockchain and with Sunit …

NZRise ITx – with the NZRise team

August 2nd, 2016


We were invited by the NZRise team to attend at the ITx conference where we caught up with many people in the industry.

In this session we catch up with Victoria Mclennan (@optimalhq) and Ian Apperley (@ianapperley) from …

NZRise ITx – Live Lightning Talks

August 2nd, 2016


The lightning talks focused on disruption in the technology sector and its potential. Each person had 5 minutes to talk, with 1 minute for Q&A.

NZRise ITx Special – The Mayoral Candidates

July 26th, 2016


We were invited by the NZRise team to attend at the ITx conference where we caught up with many people in the industry (which will follow in Ep …

NZRise ITx Special – Live Mayoral Debate

July 26th, 2016


We were invited by the NZRise team to attend at the ITx conference where we caught up with many people in the industry (which will follow in Ep …

System Error / Mauricio Freitas - Don’t mess-up my Twitter stream!

June 27th, 2016


It's been a long time coming as w catch up with our friend Mauricio Freitas (@freitasm) from Geekzone for another System Error session. 

Topics of the day:

Why movie sequels are crap?
DVD’s vs streaming services?
Whats …

Dave Moskovitz - Brute force your way to success

June 14th, 2016


Dave Moskovitz (@davemosk) is well known in the start up scene and has been an enabler in the community for many years. We discuss many things …

Graham Mann + Mike During - Poolside ordering

June 7th, 2016


We talk to Graham Mann (@greevis) from Welman Technologies and Mike During from GuestFolder. Welman are one of the original “startups” from the late …

Sinead Boucher - Evolution of media

May 31st, 2016


Mike talks to Sinead Boucher (@sineadboucher) from Fairfax as she explains the role journalism plays in the wider media landscape (including print …

Francesca Jago - Mobile movie making

April 19th, 2016


Francesca Jago (@fjjournalist) from Get Ahead Media runs video production courses for businesses and professionals on how to create broadcast-quality videos using smartphones, and promote them using social media.

We talk …

Melanie Langlotz & Amie Wolken - Sharks in the Park

April 4th, 2016


We speak with Mel Langlotz and Amie Wolken from Geo AR Games (@GeoArGames), creating 'augmented reality games' for kids!

We chat about the journey …

Jessica Venning-Bryan - Knowledge is Power

March 29th, 2016


Jessica Venning-Bryan (@jvenningbryan) has spent almost 15 years advising organisations on how to engage people with their products and services. From beer to wind farms, elections to employment. We discuss working for …

Nick Williamson - Place as a Service

March 22nd, 2016


Nick Williamson (@mashmatix), for the last 20 years, has forged his career working at the intersection of Planning, Surveying, Law, and Spatial Science. Much of that time has been spent in and around local government, …

Rollo Wenlock - Working in concert together

March 14th, 2016


Rollo Wenlock (@RolloWenlock) CEO and founder of Wipster dives into the freelance world of film making, failing fast and onto developing a creative …

Dean Gowans + Regan Ryan - Power to the people

March 7th, 2016


Dean Gowans and Regan Ryan, co-founders of Embrium and both from the energy sector, have created systems used throughout the power industry as we talk about legacy tech/approaches that you know, one day, you need to let …

Sandy Mamoli & David Mole - "Select yourself"

March 1st, 2016


This week we talk to Sandy Mamoli and David Mole from Nomad 8. We talk Agile, working with Trade Me and their new book "Creating great teams", a book …

Troy Hammond - the "zero f_cks given" guy

February 22nd, 2016


This week we talk to Troy Hammond from Talent Army. He's a not your typical recruiter. He tells us why he decided to hang up the suit for a pair of jandals and start his own recruitment business specialising in …

Aaaaaaand, we're back

February 16th, 2016


This is a quick note to let you know that we are back in action and can't wait to start the year. We have new music, artwork and a bunch of cool …

The year that was 2015

December 21st, 2015


Wow what an amazing year, we met many great people with awesome stories to tell, this week we go through some golden moments from the past year. Have …

Emma Woods - Towards the people

December 9th, 2015


Emma Woods (@codingcockatoo) is our final guest for 2015 and what a fantastic end to our season it is. Emma takes us through how she went from burlesque dancer to one of the designers helping Provoke at their Wellington …

#WellyTech 2015 - Xmas party panel

December 6th, 2015


What an amazing gathering of Tech, media, and Start up people! We had a vision of having a party where many people could connect and have fun. So we …

Amelia Laundy - The student becomes the teacher

November 30th, 2015


This week we speak to Amelia Laundy (@amelialaundy) web dev in the API team at Trade Me. We talk about her journey coming to NZ and working and learning in the tech space in NZ. She spend time at the Dev Academy as a …

Brenda Wallace - Purple circuit boards

November 23rd, 2015


This week we speak to Brenda "I'm a Rails dev, but don't tell my friends" Wallace (@BR3NDA) who, having got her first computer at one, has grown up with computers all her life (just like a millennial). We talk about …

Kendall Flutey - Learning Banqer

November 17th, 2015


Kendall Flutey (@kendallflutey) from Banqer, an online banking system for the classroom where kids learn about many aspects of financial literacy. Kendall came from an accounting background, saw a need and jumped into …

aurynn shaw - The Default Human

November 10th, 2015


aurynn shaw (@contraurnnian) from Eiara is one of those people we have long time admired from afar for her honesty, strength and passions. We talk photography, moving countries, working for Weta Digital, writing code …

Rod Drury - The end of the beginning

November 3rd, 2015


This week we talk to Rod Drury (@roddrury) starting with paddle boards and how Rod started in the industry with Microsoft Access and Visual Basic apps before 'why Aftermail' and then, of course, Xero.

We cover youth …

System Error / Mauricio Freitas - Last Hurrah 2015

October 27th, 2015


This is our last 2015 System Error show with Mauricio Freitas (@freitasm) and we dive into prostitution  (as a service), idiot drivers, and Tile.

We were also joined by Nate Dunn (@nate) and Dan Randow (@danrandow) as …

aimee whitcroft - Unf*ck your business

October 20th, 2015


Episode 71, This week we catch up with "Frantic Enabler" Aimee Whitcroft. Ring master of the famous nerd night in Wellington and general UnF*cker of businesses. We talk about how she came to be in Tech in NZ and the fun …

Nadia McGregor - The Revolution Kid

October 13th, 2015


This week we talk to Nadia McGregor founder and director of School of Design Thinking. It is a fascinating discussion covering Nadia’s current work …

System Error / Mauricio Freitas – Tractor as a service

October 6th, 2015


It's time for another instalment of System Error with Mauricio Freitas (@freitasm) from Geekzone. We dive into Tractor software copyright issues, stumbling into a real life Tinder event. We have a little food rant (and …

Ben Duflou - Counting digital beans

September 29th, 2015


This week we talk to Ben Duflou from All Accounted For. His accounting firm has moved into an advisory role in the new age of cloud accounting. They …

Kate Henderson - student virtual reality

September 22nd, 2015


We talk to Kate Henderson (@mistyepd), Victoria University student that many have encountered via Summer of Tech, hackthons, Google uni events and at Android dev meet-ups. We cover, Google IO, Google card board and …

Grant Robinson & Darryl Gray - An atomic conversation

September 15th, 2015


This week we talk to Grant Robinson (@grantrobinson) and Darryl Gray (@darrylgray) from Atomic. We talk about the early days of Xero (employee 5 and 6), some time at BNZ and their first "start up" experiences creating …

System Error / Mauricio Freitas - Mobile Phone Update Angst

September 8th, 2015


This week we chat to Mauricio Freitas (@fretasm) for another "System Error" segment where we talk about switching from Windows phone to Android and …

Alastair Thompson - Evolution, digital and Kim Dotcom

August 31st, 2015


This week we have an exclusive chat with Alastair Thompson (@althecat), co-founder of Scoop. We cover a variety of topics including the press …

Devon Moodley – Motion Graphics Artist

August 25th, 2015


This week we chat to Devon Moodley (@DevonMoodley), Motion Graphics Artist. We talk about how he went from studying film to motion graphics and eventually making videos at Xero. Raj and Devon geek out on design and film …

Brendan Ritchie – Being a different Kiwi ISP

August 18th, 2015


This week we chat to Brendan Ritchie (@bcarmody), CEO at DTS one of NZ's many ISPs ... but this one is a little different. Enjoy.


We share the stories from people …

Courtney Foon - Shopin

August 10th, 2015


This week we chat to Courtney Foon (@mshumanist) Entrepreneur and UX designer. She has been part of the R9 Accelerator with the ShopPin team. Enjoy.


We share the …

Julian Apatu - Proudly Ngati Porou at R9

August 3rd, 2015


This week we chat to Julian Apatu (@japatu) designer about town as well as a proudly being of Ngati Porou. We also talk about the R9 Accelerator …

System Error / Mauricio Freitas + Nick Williamson - Travel, People vs Machines

July 29th, 2015


This week we chat to Mauricio Freitas (@fretasm) for another "System Error" segment where we talk airports and travel, whisky, people vs machines and …

Matt Cobham – Site sorted

July 14th, 2015


This week we catch up with Matt Cobham (@CobhamMatt) from SiteSorted where we talk startups, tech, the R9 Accelerator programme and a whole lot more.

John Gonzales - travel, gaming, Clippy, and programming

July 8th, 2015


This week we catch up with John Gonzales (@johnnyicon) from Hashbang where we talk travel, gaming, startups, tech, Clippy, programming, even MS Paint …

System Error / Maurico Freitas – [fill in the blanks]

July 1st, 2015


This week we catch up with Mauricio Freitas (@freitasm) for another instalment of System Error. This time, over pizza and whisky, we talk about Jurassic World, bus timetables, phone plans, Mike’s absence.

Michelle Burke - Dive into Data

June 24th, 2015


This week we catch up with Michelle Burke (@smrtgirl). We talk about data visualisation and that ugly term "Big Data"


We share the stories from people that work in …

Lucy Luo - Talks Law

June 16th, 2015


This week we catch up with Lucy Luo (@lucysjl), who came via a fellow podcast, The Moxie Sessions. She works as a lawyer with tech companies during their "Start Up" phase through to IPO.

Jenene Crossnan -

June 9th, 2015


This week we talk about making our Podcast sustainable (we recorded our video!) And we catch up with Jenene Crossnan (@Jenene) from


We share the stories …

Nick Clark & Richard Corney - Take flight

June 3rd, 2015


This week we talk about making our podcast sustainable and we catch up with Nick Clark (@nickroydclark) and Richard Corney (@richardcorney) from Flight Coffee.


We …

Ben Kepes - In the cloud

May 26th, 2015


This week we talk to Ben Kepes (@benkepes), all round entrepreneur and authority on the "cloud"


We share the stories from people that work in New Zealand tech, …

Cameron Mehlhopt - Tech and being in the movies

May 20th, 2015


This week we have a brief catch up with Anna from PledgeMe about the latest pledges and we get to know Cameron Mehlhopt (@CameronMehlhopt) from StarNow and learn about being a tech firm in the talent space, work in film …

Mike Riversdale - On the mic

May 13th, 2015


We take a moment to get to know the man behind the mic as Mike Riversdale (@MiramarMike) explains how he does what he does – explaining stuff.


We share the stories …

Dan Randow - Collaboration Wrangler

May 6th, 2015


We talk to Dan Randow (@DanRandow) – Collaboration Wrangler where we discuss building trust and making strategy.

System Error / Mauricio Freitas - Tinder for Cats

May 5th, 2015


Another awesome session with Maurico Fretias (@freitasm) as we discuss many things that have "ticked" people off then the conversation leads up to a new app idea - Tinder for cats.

Jackson James Wood - Health and ORA

April 29th, 2015


Mike sits back and enjoy an interview as this was Raj flying solo again talking with Jackson James Wood (@_jjw_) and his media work with PledgeMe and …

Jackson James Wood - Health and ORA

April 29th, 2015


Mike sits back and enjoy an interview as this was Raj flying solo again talking with Jackson James Wood (@_jjw_) and his media work with PledgeMe and …

Jack Yan - Humour with the brand consultant

April 22nd, 2015


A wide ranging and, tbh, very funny interview as Jack takes us through the changes in media he's experienced and some of his thoughts on where it's going – and we didn't even touch on his love of Google!

Andrew Schofield - Virtual team taking on the world

April 15th, 2015


Anna Guenther provides her monthly update on PledgeMe Team tech and media related items to watch. We then lead into Raj who has a fascinating conversation with Andrew Schofield (@nzscoff) from Timely and how it is a …

Bianca Mueller - Smart like a fox with your IP

April 8th, 2015


Smart like a fox, and with substantial international work experience in Germany and Spain, Bianca Mueller (@LawDownUnder) has developed serious expertise in the IT & IP, and international law. In essence, this means …

System Error / Maurico Freitas – Netflix

April 7th, 2015


Another stella discussion / rant with Mauricio Freitas (@freitasm), this time it's about service (or lack of) and that gets us onto Netflix.

We share the stories from …

Amber Craig - A Bit Busy

April 1st, 2015


The journey to make the podcast sustainable continues but in the meantime the amazing Amber Craig (@amscraig) goes through (almost) all of her projects and makes Mike Riversdale and Raj Khushal feel like they're just …

Tim Kong - Shaking things up

March 25th, 2015


A change to our podcast format (slicker and quicker to the interviews) and more importantly a deep discussion with Tim Kong (@timoslimo) at N4L around all things tech and education orientated here in New Zealand (hint: …

Brenda Leeuwenberg & Sandy Mamoli - Getting Agile

March 17th, 2015


We start with a new monthly catchup with Anna CEO of PledgeMe who runs through a few tech/media items before a fascinating conversation with Sandy …

Jason Gleason - Tried nothing & all out of ideas

March 11th, 2015


Stepping out of the corporate life to run your own start-up always comes with a great deal of trepidation, but Jason Gleason (@runningpockets) and co-founders of Eight Wire prove that it can be done.

System Error / Mauricio Freitas - Stand & Deliver

March 10th, 2015


If anyone cares to listen to Mauricio Frietas (@freitasm) and this particular System Error rant then please let us know in the comments what it's …

Ian Apperley - F_ckoff money

March 4th, 2015


After a brief story from Mike about, "Fuck off money" we have a cracking conversation with the disruptor, challenger of ideas and Hack Miramar co-founder, Ian Apperley (@ianapperley).

Lillian Grace - BIG DATA

February 24th, 2015


We were extremely lucky to catchup with Lillian Grace, CEO of WikiNewZealand [now called Figure.NZ], just before their re-launch of the site ( and the release of a brand new back-end feeding up public …

Anna Guenther - Raise a glass to the Yeastie Boys

February 18th, 2015


After we dispel the myths of "there's a talent shortage in NZ", Mike has an insightful chat with Anna Guenther (@where_is_anna) who was still on a …

Vaughan Rowsell - The Lego of the Mind

February 10th, 2015


Fantastic catchup with Vaughan as he tells his story – and remember everyone, take every opportunity to tell your story!


We share the stories from people that work in …

Ruth McDavitt - Employee #1 At Summer of Tech

February 4th, 2015


The Summer of Tech (SoT) organisation gains employee #1 and it's first CEO in the guise of Ruth who talks to Raj and Mike about the what, why and who of SoT but also her dreams and desires for the future.

System Error / Mauricio Freitas - Sort out your Security Safety and Privacy, now!

February 3rd, 2015


Mauricio Freitas (@freitasm) has a wee 'discussion' about sorting out your security on-line. AND, if you're a techie, for heaven's sake please reach out to those around you that aren't and help them ... please!

Sean (from) Golding's - Studio 1

January 27th, 2015


Cracking interview with Sean Golding (@Stoatphone) from Golding's Free Dive ( in Wellington explaining how, as a …

Melissa Clark-Reynolds - And We're Back

January 21st, 2015


Back into a new year. We chat with Melissa Clark-Reynolds is widely recognised as an inspirational role model and entrepreneur. Her story is …

The Year That Was 2014

December 17th, 2014


We wrap up the crazy year that we decided to start a podcast.


We share the stories from people that work in New Zealand tech, social media, startups. If you have a …

Nathan Li - Unpluging

December 17th, 2014


Nathan Li co-founded Educa, a Software as a Service (SaaS) business I started in 2011. They provide an online and mobile learning platform that …

2014 Xmas Drinks With Our Show Guests

November 26th, 2014


We get together with as many of our 2014 show alumni and get their thoughts on the past year and what they're exited about for 2015.


We share the stories from people …

Bill Moses + Brad Murray - The Collaboration Myth / Inside The Datacom Beast

November 19th, 2014


We find out from Bill Moses (@nzbill) and Brad Murray how the Datacom machine works including their in-house incubator. 

We share the stories from people that work in …

Rumi Shivaz - Insightful Insights

November 11th, 2014


We chat with Rumi Shivaz from Midas Infomedia Limited about data and analytics.


We share the stories from people that work in New Zealand tech, social media, …

TechEd 2014, Chris Auld & Jonny Lin – Hacking Everything

November 4th, 2014


Our final show from the 2014 Microsoft TechEd Conference in Auckland thanks to Hashtag Radio. 

This episode we catch up with Chris Auld and Jonny Lin …

DK - the innovators

October 29th, 2014


We talk to DK, 'Social Media man' and speaker as well as being one of the minds that bring us TEDx Wellington.


We share the stories from people that work in New …

TechEd 2014, Mark Woodrow + Luke Grange - Yammer Time

October 14th, 2014


We're still at the 2014 Microsoft TechEd Conference in Auckland thanks to Hashtag Radio. 

One of the most surprising and interesting TechEd conversations was with Mark Woodrow (@markwoodrow) and Luke Grange (@lukegrange) …

TechEd 2014 - Andy Wigley and Mobile at Microsoft

October 7th, 2014


We're at the 2014 Microsoft TechEd Conference in Auckland thanks to Hashtag Radio.

Covering your diversity issue as well as catching up with Andy Wigley (@andy_wigley) mobile software developer, speaker and author, …

TechEd 2014 - Shaking things up, Microsoft Azure & Imagine Cup winners

October 7th, 2014


We're at the 2014 Microsoft TechEd Conference in Auckland thanks to Hashtag Radio.

We talk to the 2014 Imagine Cup winners and we shake things up a little in term of our show format.

Michelle Dickinson - Inside The Looking Glass

September 30th, 2014


This week we talk to Michelle "Nanogirl" Dickinson (@medickinson) about breaking stuff and getting more kids and in particular girls into tech. She …

Jono Tucker – Back When I Was A Bogan

September 23rd, 2014


This week we catch up with Jono Tucker (@txtjono), a former Business Development manager at a tech firm but has now started his own photograph and film business, we find out how it all happened.

We share the stories from …

Election 2014 Special - ICT Policies from Labour, Greens and NZ First

September 10th, 2014


That's right we have one too. We speak to the ICT representatives from our policy parties. Well those that made the effort anyway.

Today we’re …

Raj Khushal - Field Strip an Uzi, Blindfolded

September 2nd, 2014


This week we find out more about one of the hosts of Access Granted, Raj Khushal (@NZRaj). We find out what he does and how get go to do what he's doing now, from startups to design to film.

Owen Evans - Full Interview

August 26th, 2014


FULL INTERVIEW: We talk to with Owen Evans (@buildmaster) co-founder of Hoist apps and the annual WWDC conference.


We share the stories from people that work in New …

Owen Evans - The Data Lake

August 26th, 2014


We talk to with Owen Evans (@buildmaster) co-founder of Hoist apps and the annual WWDC conference.


We share the stories from people that work in New Zealand tech, …

Bruce Aylward - full interview

August 18th, 2014


FULL INTERVIEW: This week we talk virtual teams, startup, cloud computing and doing it in Wellington with Bruce Aylward from Psoda.


We share the stories from people …

Bruce Aylward - Soda with a P

August 18th, 2014


This week we talk virtual teams, startup, cloud computing and doing it in Wellington with Bruce Aylward from Psoda.


We share the stories from people that work in New …

Owen Williams - full interview

August 13th, 2014


FULL INTERVIEW: We talk to blogger, tech journalist Owen Williams (@ow).
We also discuss some CMS advice from Richard Hulse.

Owen Williams - Stoned Mac OW

August 13th, 2014


We talk to Blogger, Tech journalist Owen Williams.

We also pass on some CMS advice from Richard Hulse, Digital Product Lead, Analyst at Radio NZ and …

Lou Draper - full interview

August 6th, 2014


So much in this show: ICT education, NZTech CEO views, what is the cloud, why aren't Kiwi companies on-line, events, events, events

And of course Lou Draper (@loudxx) great "how to get tech publicity" interview.

Lou Draper - "Wamble"

August 6th, 2014


So much in this show: ICT education, NZTech CEO views, what is the cloud, why aren't Kiwi companies on-line, events, events, events

And of course Lou Draper (@loudxx) great "how to get tech publicity" interview.

Natalie Ferguson - RoughRed, full interview

July 30th, 2014


FULL INTERVIEW: Our interview with Natalie Fergson (@natfergster) is full of gold – starting a company, think Wellington is a bit up itself or just …

Natalie Ferguson - RoughRed

July 30th, 2014


Our interview with Natalie is full of gold – starting a company, think Wellington is a bit up itself or just love a laugh then you must listen.

We …

Ben Northrop - full interview

July 22nd, 2014


FULL INTERVIEW: This week we talk about what going on with Telecom/Spark and catch up with Ben Northrop (@benNorthrop) from Run the Red – text …

Ben Northrop - Run the Red

July 22nd, 2014


This week we talk about what going on with Telecom/Spark and catch up with Ben Northrop from Run the Red – text marketing agency that was …

Grant Sherson - full interview

July 14th, 2014


FULL INTERVIEW: This week we have guest Phil McAwesome of Hashtag Radio interview Grant Sherson from Vision College about the course they provide …

Grant Sherson - Vision College school of ICT

July 14th, 2014


This week we have guest Phil McAwesome of Hashtag Radio interview Grant Sherson from Vision College about the course they provide there for tech …

Laura Reitel - StartUps, Innovation & the NZ way

July 9th, 2014


We speak to Laura Reitel Community Startup Manager at Creative HQ about the programs they run and the tech community in Wellington.

Laura Reitel from CreativeHQ, full interview

July 9th, 2014


We speak to Laura Reitel (@lrtl), Community Startup Manager at Creative HQ about the programs they run and the Wellington tech community.


We share the stories from …

John Curtis - Beany in Taupo

June 30th, 2014


John Curtis (@vrtual) from Beany and a few other businesses talks accounting software, working on the cloud and running businesses from Taupo.

We also talk about Google a little bit.

Steve Graham - full interview

June 25th, 2014


Steve Graham, ex Microsoft and Fronde talks about being the 'digital hippy', finding tech talent in strange places and his many new ventures.


We share the stories …

Steve Graham - In Peaks and Coughs

June 25th, 2014


Steve Graham, ex Microsoft and Fronde talks about being the 'digital hippy', finding tech talent in strange places and his many new ventures.


We share the stories …

Sam Rye - Lifehack HQ

June 18th, 2014


Sam Rye (@sam__rye) from Enspiral talks us through LifehackHQ and the changes they are making.

News from the many Kiwi +TEDx events, was the +CIO Conference just a junket and much much more ...

Victoria MacLennan - Our First Ever Interview

June 11th, 2014


Our very first interview with OptimalBI's Managing Director and co-founder Victoria MacLennan.


We share New Zealand tech, social media, startup people's stories. If …

Episode 2 - Tech news and events

June 2nd, 2014


Episode 2 - Tech news and events

We share the stories from people that work in New Zealand tech, social media, startups. If you have a story or know someone that does …

Episode 1 - And we're off

May 28th, 2014


And...We're off. We started this Podcast to tell the stories of the Tech, Startup community her win NZ.


We share the stories from people that work in New Zealand …

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