Trans-Tasman Tales

Trans-Tasman Tales

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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.


Lowest to Highest: Big Bike Film Night
Nov 11 • 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 cyclin…
Women in Leadership: Embedding Girl Power!
Oct 22 • 48 min
In this episode we have a LIVE panel event featuring three fantastic leaders from across the tech industry talking about encouraging girls and women in to STEM careers, finding their own paths and supporting those who come up behind them.
Taking Science to the Streets - In Conversation with Street Science
Oct 9 • 19 min
We sit down with Street Science communicators Steve Liddell and Sharon Samuel to talk about engaging kids in science and changing how this important subject is taught.
Judy & Punch - In Conversation with Australian Director Mirrah Foulkes
Sep 23 • 12 min
We sit down with Australian Director Mirrah Foulkes to talk about her film Judy & Punch, which appeared at the New Zealand International Film Festival.
In Conversation with Moogahlin Performing Arts - ‘The Weekend’
Sep 2 • 23 min
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 pla…
Meet the team: In Conversation with Australian High Commissioner Patricia Forsythe AM & Deputy High Commissioner Andrew Cumpston
Jul 30 • 19 min
During his last day as Deputy High Commissioner, Andrew Cumpston sits down with recently arrived Australian High Commissioner Patricia Forsythe AM to discuss first impressions, cricket and Andrew’s time in New Zealand.
Building a Bridge of Clay - In Conversation with author Markus Zusak
Jul 9 • 28 min
Best known for The Book Thief, author Markus Zusak talks about the challenges of writing and those thirteen years working on his latest book, Bridge of Clay.
Tech Girls Are Superheroes - In Conversation with Dr Jenine Beekhuyzen
Jun 25 • 36 min
Tech Girls Movement Founder Dr Jenine Beekhuyzen joins us to talk about women in tech, encouraging young girls to think about tech and talking solutions, not problems.
Going for Gold: Ian Thorpe AM’s speech at the 2019 Trans-Tasman Dinner
Jun 12 • 30 min
Australia’s greatest Olympian, Ian Thorpe AM, talks about his journey to the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games at the Australian High Commission in New Zealand.
Exchanging Art - In Conversation with the inaugural Canberra Wellington Indigenous Artist Exchange artists
May 14 • 19 min
We talk with artists Dean Cross and Ana Iti about the Wellington Canberra Indigenous Artist Exchange.
Anzac Day 2019 - In Conversation with the Australian Youth Speaker in New Zealand
Apr 23 • 8 min
Captain Christine Clarke CSC, RAN talks to the Australian Youth Speaker, Stella O’Donnell about what Anzac Day means to her before she speaks at the National Commemoration Service at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park in Wellington.
Women in Leadership Speaker Series: Without Prejudice - Part Two
Feb 27 • 32 min
Dame Sian Elias, Hon Catherine Holmes and Damy Slyvia Cartwright discuss their experience as female lawyers, how far the legal profession has come and advice for young lawyers.
Women in Leadership Speaker Series: Without Prejudice
Feb 14 • 28 min
Dame Sian Elias, Hon Catherine Holmes and Damy Slyvia Cartwright discuss their experience as female lawyers, how far the legal profession has come and advice for young lawyers.
Learning Innovation: In Conversation with Dr Tim Kastelle
Jan 15 • 24 min
Tim Kastelle talks about innovation management, how to foster innovation, how to better capitalise on innovation and whether it can be taught.
Pacific Voices: In Conversation with Women in News & Sport
Dec 12, 2018 • 28 min
We talk with four Pacific female sports broadcasters from Fiji and Vanuatu about their experiences and the DFAT-funded, ABC-delivered Women in News & Sport initiative.
No Country Woman: In Conversation with Zoya Patel
Nov 26, 2018 • 20 min
The Australian High Commission sits down with Zoya Patel author of No Country Woman, a collection of memoir essays on race, identity and the diaspora.
Transforming Lives: In Conversation with Orange Sky
Nov 11, 2018 • 21 min
The Australian High Commission sits down with Orange Sky, a charity providing mobile washing, drying and shower facilities alongside conversation and connection.
Leading Foreign Policy: In Conversation with Frances Adamson, Secretary of Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Oct 23, 2018 • 24 min
Secretary for the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Frances Adamson sits down with Australian High Commissioner Ewen McDonald to talk about our place in our changing world.
The Rule of Law: In Conversation with Professor Tim McCormack
Sep 21, 2018 • 22 min
In the latest episode of Trans-Tasman Tales the New Zealand Law Foundation’s 2018 Distinguished Visiting Fellow, Dr Tim McCormack, talks about why we should care about international law.
Code Like A Girl: In Conversation with Code Like A Girl co-founder Ally Watson
Aug 14, 2018 • 27 min
Welcome to Trans-Tasman Tales, the free podcast by the Australian High Commission in New Zealand.In the latest episode of Trans-Tasman Tales, Ashleigh Muir, Public Affairs Manager at the Australian High Commission in New Zealand, t…
Why we need STEM: In conversation with Dr Ken Silburn
Aug 1, 2018 • 13 min
Anna Brown, Second Secretary at the Australian High Commission sits down with Dr Ken Silburn to talk about the importance of engaging students in STEM, including young women, the highlights of his visit to New Zealand, and Ken’s unique approach to science…
NAIDOC Week: In Conversation with Dr Donna Odegaard AM, Susan Murphy & Sandra Creamer
Jul 15, 2018 • 36 min
As part of a NAIDOC Week delegation visit to New Zealand, Dr Donna Odegaard AM, Susan Murphy and Sandra Creamer reflect on their own achievements and challenges.
The real Tasmanian Devils: In conversation with David Schaap & Amy Saunders
Jun 20, 2018 • 12 min
Anna Brown, Second Secretary at the Australian High Commission and speaks with David Schaap from the Save the Tasmanian Devils Program and Carnivore Keeper at Wellington Zoo, Amy Saunders, about the iconic Tasmanian Devil and the challenges they face.
Austrade in New Zealand - In Conversation with Dr Stephanie Fahey, CEO of Austrade
Jun 6, 2018 • 13 min
Australian High Commissioner Ewen McDonald talks to Austrade’s CEO Dr Stephanie Fahey
In conversation with the Australian High Commissioner to New Zealand, Ewen McDonald
May 10, 2018 • 17 min
Ewen McDonald, Australian High Commissioner to New Zealand, talks with Deputy High Commissioner Andrew Cumpston about his first few months in New Zealand, his career, and his life’s passion: AFL.
Anzac Day 2018: In conversation with Liam Kennedy, Australian Youth Speaker
May 6, 2018 • 7 min
Liam Kennedy, the Australian Youth Speaker at the Anzac Day National Commemoration Ceremony in Wellington, joins us for today’s episode.
Aussie Rules in New Zealand: In conversation with Kevin Sheehan and Rob Malone
Apr 23, 2018 • 18 min
The Australian High Commission talks with Kevin Sheehan and Rob Malone and Aussie Rules Football and it’s in New Zealand.
The School of Government: In Conversation with Professor Ken Smith
Apr 11, 2018 • 9 min
Today, the Australian High Commission is joined by Professor Ken Smith, Dean of the Australia New Zealand School of Government (ANZSOG) to talk about why a better educated public sector and research-led government is important.
Playwrights vs Novelists - In Conversation with Joanna Murray-Smith
Mar 21, 2018 • 19 min
Today we’re joined by Australian playwright Joanna Murray-Smith, whose play Switzerland is currently being performed at Circa Theatre Wellington.
Women in Leadership Speaker Series: Glass Half Smashed?
Mar 7, 2018 • 81 min
On 4 October 2017, The Australian High Commission hosted its Women in Leadership Speaker Series, with Kate McKenzie, Joan Withers and Ann Sherry AO talking about women, leadership and whether that ceiling is still intact
Indigenous Business - In conversation Dr Donna Odegaard AM and Wayne Bergmann
Feb 14, 2018 • 14 min
Alison Duncan, Acting Deputy Australian High Commission, sits down with Dr Donna Odegaard AM and Wayne Bergmann during the Australian Indigenous delegation visit to New Zealand.
Women in Leadership Speaker Series: Diversity or Subversity
Jan 16, 2018 • 79 min
On 2 August 2017, The Australian High Commission hosted its Women in Leadership Speaker Series, with Mai Chen, Traci Houpapa and Louisa Wall MP talking about diversity in the workplace.
Pacific Diplomacy - In conversation with DFAT’s Daniel Sloper
Dec 20, 2017 • 23 min
Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s Daniel Sloper talks about diplomacy in the Pacific and the Trans-Tasman relationship
Sister Cities - In conversation with ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr
Nov 30, 2017 • 20 min
ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr talks to the Australian High Commission in New Zealand about the sister city relationship between Canberra and Wellington, and Canberra’s vote in the postal survey on marriage equality in Australia.