Podcasts, videos, radio interviews, and tv appearances by New Zealand's Independent Research Organisations
Podcasts and audio
HERA: Digitisation: the future of steel fabrication
27 November 2019: In this episode of HERA's Stirring the Pot, HERA talks with Watkins Steel Managing Director, Des Watkins.
Des has gone through a truly transformative process in his steel fabrication business – developing a four-step end-to-end digital process utilising 3D scanning, digital twins, augmented reality and automation. This change has allowed him to achieve real world outcomes that have redefined his business.
Des will also be a keynote speaker at HERA's Future Forum 20/20 VISION conference next year. He’ll also be hosting an exclusive Industry 4.0 Innovation cluster workshop during this time.
HERA: Bridging innovation – 3D printing
13 November 2019: In this episode of HERA's Stirring the Pot, HERA talks with MX3D CEO Gijs Van der Velden – all the way from the Netherlands!
Gijs company has a clear mission to introduce the advantages of 3D metal printing to new, high impact industries. Designing intelligent, robust and easy to use robotic additive manufacturing technology to enable users to 3D print large objects in metal.
He’s also the creator of the first of its kind 3D printed steel footbridge in Amsterdam, and we’re excited to have him as key speaker at our Future Forum – 20/20 VISION next year.
HERA: Sustainable product development with EPDs
30 October 2019: In this episode of HERA's Stirring the Pot, HERA talks with NZ Steel Environment Manager Claire Jewell and Fletcher Steel Marketing and Innovation Manager and Former Technical Manager, Scott Morrison.
The podcast delves into their work in environmental product declarations (or EPDs for short), the process they’ve gone through to achieve them, and the benefits of doing so.
This is a great podcast to gain visibility into what the NZ metals industry is moving to do in order to meet the growing need to address sustainability, natural capital, and climate change.
HERA: An industry partnership with government to address skill & labour shortages
16 October 2019: In this episode of HERA's Stirring the Pot, HERA talks with Amanda Nicolle - Director of Industry Partnerships at the Ministry of Social Development.
She leads an MSD initiative to create strategic partnerships with industries and employers that have skill and labour shortages. Working with them to identify the skills required, and how their programs and services can be tailored to meet these specific needs. Their aim being to ensure our industry is able to hire employees with the right skills when they need them.
HERA: Making seismic steel fabrication more cost effective
2 October 2019: In this episode of HERA's Stirring the Pot, HERA talks with their own technical team at HERA - General Manager Welding Centre, Michail Karpenko, Finite Element Analyst Nandor Mago & PhD Scholarship Recipient and (since recording) now team member – Hafez Taheri.
They’re giving insight into the seismic research program they've been working on to specify weld details for critical seismic connections in New Zealand. A move, which will make steel fabrication more cost effective while ensuring adequate performance of the connection in service.
HERA: Avoid death by a thousand cuts and automate
18 September 2019: In this episode of HERA's Stirring the Pot, HERA talks with Professor Chris Cook, the Former Executive Dean of Engineering at the University of Wollongong in Sydney, Australia.
Chris was involved with the Facility for Intelligent Fabrication - which delivers expertise, technology, equipment, and training in automating steel fabrication to help manufacturing businesses adapt and compete. Their knowledge and resources draw on decades of research-based welding and automation expertise and training.
Ground-breaking MRINZ study to transform asthma treatment
24 August 2019: MRINZ Director Prof Richard Beasley shares fantastic news about a recent MRINZ asthma study with Carly Flynn on her Weekend Life Show on Magic Talk Radio.
“One of the fantastic things about doing clinical research in New Zealand is that we have such support from the Asthma Community . . . we had 890 New Zealanders who volunteered and took part in this study for a twelve-month period.”
Malaghan Institute: Comedian David Downs wants to bring life-saving cancer treatment to NZ
4 August 2019: NewsTalk ZB - Life was going swimmingly for comedian, actor, business man David Downs until one day he was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkins lymphoma. After 12 rounds of chemotherapy, Downs was told his cancer was terminal and given six months to live. He joined Andrew Dickens to discuss the treatment and his new book on his experience, A Mild Touch of the Cancer.
NZ at forefront of Earth observation tech
16 July 2019: What is Earth observation? And why is it important to New Zealand? Listen to Xerra Earth Observation Institute's Dr Moritz Lehmann, with Jesse Mulligan on RNZ Afternoons, talk about Earth observation (EO), and the value it brings to New Zealand and the world.
Lincoln Agritech's Dr Peter Carey on Rural Peport
23 May 2019: Dr Peter Carey from Lincoln Agritech was interviewed by Radio NZ on his research into using catch crops to mitigate nitrate leaching during winter forage grazing. Listen to his RNZ Rural Morning Report interview at 1.54’.
Best places to live in NZ: Livelihood vs liveability
20 November 2018: New research reveals what makes our towns and cities good places to live and do business - but we can't always have both. Kathryn Ryan talks to Building Better Homes, Towns and Cities Principal Investigator on the Supporting success in regional settlements team, Arthur Grimes, a Senior Fellow at Motu Research.
Video and tv
Ocean Bounty: Season 3 Ep 13
8 December 2019: On TV3, Graeme Sinclair follows the lifecycle of one of New Zealand’s most delicious delicacies, Te Matuku Oysters, from the Cawthron Aquaculture Park to the table. The Cawthron Institute support the oyster industry with a selective breeding programme which enables more resilient, beautiful oysters. A must see for the oyster lovers out there 🦪.
NBRTV: Economically Speaking
19 November 2019: Motu's Executive Director John McDermott looks at NZ's economy with the impact of falling interest rates on NBRTV's Economically Speaking.
What can the Reserve Bank do if the monetary policy loses its effect, as interest rates get near zero? In his latest NBR column, John looks at the options. This item requires an NBR subscription to view, but a snippet of the interview is available on Twitter - Click on John's photo to view.
NZ River Awards 2019 River Story Finalist: Tasman River, Canterbury
7 November 2019: The Tasman River recovery project is the first of the Cawthron Institute's top three River Story Award finalists in the 2019 New Zealand River Awards.
Canterbury’s Tasman River starts below the famous Tasman Glacier and flows into Lake Pukaki. It’s a short, braided river seen from a distance by hundreds of thousands of visitors who travel to and from Aoraki Mt Cook each year.
For the past 15 years the Department of Conservation (DOC), power companies Meridian and Genesis, local landowners and other volunteers have been working to protect and restore the Tasman River’s natural ecosystem.
TVNZ Breakfast: Revolutionary approach to fight cancer
11 October 2019: A TVNZ 1 Breakfast interview about Malaghan Institute's NZ-first CAR T-cell cancer immunotherapy trial. Full credit to Malaghan Institute's Clinical Director Dr Robert Weinkove for making the early morning appearance before getting back to the job at hand! And to John Campbell for his sensitive and informed interview. Definitely worth a watch...
Malaghan Institute: Promoting recovery in MS
18 September 2019: For MS Awareness Week the Malaghan Institute is looking at the different areas of MS research at the Malaghan Institute of Medical Research and the Faculty of Science, Victoria University of Wellington. PhD student Lisa talks about how Malaghan are investigating different ways to promote repair and recovery in the central nervous system.
Malaghan Institute: Epigenetics and Multiple Sclerosis
16 September 2019: For MS Awareness Week the Malaghan Institute is looking at the different areas of MS research at the Malaghan Institute of Medical Research and the Faculty of Science, Victoria University of Wellington. Master's student Alinor talking about her research looking at the genetic factors that drive MS development.
Transforming mussel aquaculture through hatchery technology and selective breeding
7 August 2019: The Cawthron Institute , along with industry partners Sanford and SPATnz, are finalists in the 2019 KiwiNet Research Commercialisation Awards PWC Commercial Impact Category, for their research into transforming mussel aquaculture through hatchery technology and selective breeding.
RAM3D Rapid Advanced Manufacturing
23 July 2019: A spinoff company from TiDA, RAM3D Rapid Advanced Manufacturing Ltd (RAM) has been involved in 3D printing since 2008. They continue to grow the commercial opportunities created by the growth of the metal 3D printing sector to become the leading 3D metal printing service provider in Australia and New Zealand.
Lincoln Agritech wins the 2018 ChristchurchNZ Champion Innovation award
22 July 2019: Lincoln Agritech Ltd was recognised for its cutting-edge innovations at the annual Canterbury Westpac Champion Business Awards on 19 September 2018.
Cawthron Open Ocean Aquaculture Symposium 2019
11 July 2019: Open ocean aquaculture is New Zealand’s newest and most challenging frontier. The Cawthron Institute is lifting the lid on how to meet this challenge through state-of-the-art environmentally sustainable technologies and world class science.
The Hugh Green Foundation: investing in technology at the Malaghan Institute
9 July 2019: Technology underpins all areas of research at the Malaghan Institute of Medical Research. Thanks to investment from the Hugh Green Foundation, they are able to stay at the cutting edge of biomedical research.
New Zealand-led research could change the way doctors treat asthma
20 May 2019: TVNZ's 1 News interviewed Professor Beasley about recent research at MRINZ, which showed a combination inhaler could more than halve the risk of severe asthma exacerbations.
Cawthron Institute: From the sea to the mass spectrometer
14 May 2019: Cawthron Analytical Scientist Sam Murray takes viewers on a virtual field trip to a Pacific Island to explain how scientific marine samples are collected and anaylsed.
SkyTEM airborne electromagnetic surveys a first for NZ
18 April 2019: In February 2019, the Critical Pathways Programme (CPP) team, including researchers from Lincoln Agritech and Aqualinc Research, introduced the world-leading SkyTEM system for airborne electromagnetic surveys to New Zealand. The survey mapped the subsurface environment to determine the availability and movement of groundwater.
CAR T-cell therapy clinical trials: A New Zealand first
27 November 2018: David Downs is giving back and paying it forward through his Down with Cancer fundraising campaign for the Malaghan Institute's CAR T-cell therapy programme. David has been working tirelessly and passionately sharing his story and raising awareness and support for Malaghan's work to bring CAR T-cell therapy to New Zealand for the first time.
New Zealand's Residential Water Use
31 October 2018: BRANZ Environmental Research Scientist Amber Garnett discusses the importance of freshwater in New Zealand.