AmeriNZ 365 – So, anyway…

amerinz_podcast_1400x1400-2016There are reasons I’ve been away, and I talk about that today. FIrst though, I announce a delay in talking about the results of the first full year of solar power at my house. There’s a reason for that: I forgot something.

I changed the “theme” used on the AmeriNZ Podcast site to one that’s simpler and less cluttered. Hopefully it’ll also fix some of the problems I’ve had in recent months.

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AmeriNZ 362 – Changes aplenty

amerinz_podcast_1400x1400-2016New Zealand has just made some changes to our Covid-19 rules, and more are on the way. That’s my main topic today, together with my view on why it’s a good idea, as well as the reasons it’s necessary. I also have a brief update about my previous episode. Back on Monday! (NZ time, of course…)

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Links for this episode
Changes again (again) – My blog post on the changes
Changes to the traffic light system – Unite Against Covid-19 (NZ government site)
Reopening the New Zealand border – Immigration New Zealand (NZ government site)

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AmeriNZ 355 – Sun cents

amerinz_podcast_1400x1400-2016Not for the first time, I decided to re-record because I didn’t like what I’d done. This time, that allowed me to add more stuff to talk about..

After the Covid and NZ news, I update where things are at with my solar energy system. After that, I talk about my recent guest spot on ArcherRadio. That leads me to talk about some changes I’m going to make in what I do on this podcast.

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Links for this episode
“COVID-19: Vaccine data” – This is the official data from the NZ Ministry of Health, updated weekly.
“Estimated population of NZ” – This is the source of the population estimate I use to work out the percentage of New Zealanders who have been vaccinated. It is from States NZ, a NZ Government entity, and the estimate is updated every three months.
“Covid-19: Man who flew from Perth during lockdown now in managed isolation”Stuff
“Brisbane Airport green zone breach traveller tests positive for Covid-19”RNZ
“Covid-19: Air NZ reports bubble breach as Rarotonga traveller connects direct to Perth”Stuff
“India travel ban lifts as New Zealanders stuck there
plead for help to get them home”
RNZ
“Sun cents” – My blog post about the PV solar energy system that I talked about.

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A new guest spot

I forgot to share this at the time it was released, but I was a guest on a podcast, the first time in nearly two years. It’s episode 8 of the recently re-booted “This week in Gay” podcast, and is called “LGBT life in New Zealand with Arthur”, though as is often the case, the conversation was quite wide ranging, with lots about New Zealand in general, too.

I’ve known the host, George, for many years now, and we’re both part of the Pride48 group of LGBT and LGBT-friendly podcasters, so it was like chatting with an old friend. I said that the podcast is a reboot, and as it happens, the premiere of the original version of the podcast back in June, 2011, though the recording is no longer available (I may have a copy somewhere).

In any event, I had a good time, and I’d like to thank George for having me on.

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AmeriNZ 349 – A Return

amerinz_podcast_1400x1400-2016This is a return for me, though what that means, exactly is up in the air right now. This episode is mainly about telling the story of the tragic reason why I haven’t felt like podcasting, something that make me uncertain what the future holds. This is also the first time I’ve read something long-ish that I’ve written (my episodes are normally unscripted).

I guess I’m back now. Let’s see what happens next.

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Links for this episode
“This story has ended” – The blog post I read in this episode.

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AmeriNZ 345 – 12 Years Later

Today is the 12th Podoversary of the AmeriNZ Podcast, which is significant, even if the specific number isn’t, because both the podcast and I are still here. I talk about that today, but first I have some updates to last week’s episode first. This episode isn’t really a celebratory episode as such, but at the end I have an audio montage I created for this episode. Wendy made me do it.

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Links for this episode
“PM Jacinda Ardern says New Zealand will ban all military-style semi-automatic weapons and all assault rifles”Radio New Zealand
”We Are One” – My blog post on the two minutes silence
”A podcast is up” – The original shownotes for the first episode


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AmeriNZ 339 – Winter ills

amerinz_podcast_1400x1400-2016This is a short episode, mostly to tell you about something special I did today. I’ll be sharing something on this podcast feed in a couple days. I also have some health updates, including that I had two winter colds. There are also a couple updates to what I talked about last time.

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Links for this episode
I was a guest on ArcherRadio!


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AmeriNZ 338 – Still more changes

amerinz_podcast_1400x1400-2016Despite a few obstacles, I’m back. Again. Again. Well, it was one month sooner this time, so, small victories, right?! I start out talking about a new baby, then changes to this podcast and all things AmeriNZ, and to me, too. Lots of things are changing! I have details.

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Links for this episode
All blog posts about Leo
My Instagram
The NZ Prime Minister had a baby
The Prime Minister’s baby made world headlines
All my posts on my Health Journey
July’s Welcome – The blog post I refer to, the one where I talk about my epiphany


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AmeriNZ 327 – Flipside

amerinz_podcast_1400x1400-2016Last time I talked about some storms down south. We had some bad ones last weekend. The bad weather has made it difficult to get my projects around the house finished. There are a couple items in the New Zealand news that are related to the USA—not political, exactly, but politics-related. Mainly, it’s about immigration and very wealthy Americans coming to New Zealand.

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Links for this episode
“Wild storm: One critically injured, thousands still without power in Auckland”New Zealand Herald
“Unexpected disruption” – My blog post on the disruptions I talked about
“Prime Minister backs billionaire Peter Thiel’s New Zealand citizenship”New Zealand Herald
“Peter Thiel”Wikipedia
“American doomsdayers: why they’re coming to New Zealand”New Zealand Herald

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AmeriNZ 321 – Seasons

AmeriNZ_Podcast_EP321_1400x1400-EDITThis episode was recorded on Tuesday, but I couldn’t post it until today due to major problems with this site. The problems were kind of complicated, though ultimately simple to fix, but it took me two days to figure it out. And I think I have.

This is now the tenth season of the AmeriNZ Podcast, but that’s not the only reason this episode is called “Seasons”. Today’s main topic is about why that is, and what turns out to have been the main reason I struggled so much to record new episodes.

But first, last time I said I’d blog about the final results of the second NZ Flag Referendum, and a link to that is in the shownotes for this episode. There really wasn’t any change from the results of the preliminary results.

We’re also in the midst of our local elections. My friend Richard Hills is a candidate for re-election to our Local Board, and is also running for Auckland Council.

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Links for this episode
“The final word” – My blog post on the final results of the second flag referendum.
“Endorsing around” – My blog post on my support for Richard Hills.
“We all make plans” – My blog post on my recent adventure.

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