AmeriNZ 353 – Working the plan

amerinz_podcast_1400x1400-2016This episode includes the debut of a new mini-segment, something I’m beginning because of a conversation I had on the AmeriNZ Facebook Page.

I begin today by talking about New Zealand’s vaccination programme, how that compares with Australia, and also about related topics. Then I move on to talk about stuff I’m doing to my house, projects to help prepare the place for my retirement. The latest project also fulfils one of Nigel’s dreams, which makes me happy, too.

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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.
“New Zealand’s vaccine rollout might be slow, but it’s looking a lot better than Australia’s”Stuff
“Two new cases, both in managed isolation” – This story from Stuff also talks about the MIQ guard who tested positive.
“MIQ contractor First Security disputes Government ‘misinformation’ over Covid-19 testing failure of border worker”Stuff
“What the numbers say about the India travel ban”Stuff
“Home work” – My blog post about the ventilation system I added to my house.
“Powering my future” – My blog post about my latest project for the house.

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AmeriNZ 312 – Flag it

amerinz_podcast_150x150This episode follows up on a few things from the previous two episodes, starting with talking about New Zealand’s flag referenda. I explain how we got to this point, and what happens now. Voting in the first referendum ends on Friday. A few other stories in the NZ news round out this episode. I hope to do a few more episodes over the next couple of weeks, as I’ll definitely be busy over the holidays.

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Link for this episode
All of my blog posts on the NZ flag referenda
‘Rapist’ comments don’t dent National – pollNZ Herald


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AmeriNZ 310 – Winterish

amerinz_podcast_150x150After a little bit of weather talk, I begin the first topic, a recap of my periodontal procedures. More recently, I had a gout attack in my hand. Sigh. Then, I talk about a couple things in the New Zealand news and one from Australia, too.

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Links for this episode
“Tooth tales” – My post on the first procedure
“Root of my problem” – the second procedure
“Dictating the future” – My blog post where I talk about the gout attack
“A crime in the neighbourhood” – My blog post last year on the murder
“Blessie Gotingco trial: Guilty of rape and murder”Stuff
The NZ flag – your chance to decide – NZ Government page on the referendum
“[Australian] Labor [Party] to introduce bill legalising gay marriage”The New Daily


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AmeriNZ 273 – Gearing up

And now I’m easing back into podcasting, so I start with a couple items from the NZ news. Then, it’s on to the new ongoing topic. From there, a voicemail message allows me to expand on topics I talked about in the first part.

I’ll soon revisit the topic of moving to New Zealand, something I talked about years ago. Curious about any aspect of moving to New Zealand? Let me know!

Links for this episode
A new tactic – My blog post on the BSA complaint
The Tory Trifecta – My blog post on National Party supporters’ reactions to the industrial dispute at the Ports of Auckland
Random Realities [Kindle Edition] – by Melanie Fletcher
Blood of Prey (Salem Hills Chronicles) [Kindle Edition] – by R.J. Dennis
Tom the Ramble Redhead’s fundraising page for the “Hustle up the Hancock” fundraiser
Random Realities [Kindle Edition] – by Melanie Fletcher
Blood of Prey (Salem Hills Chronicles) [Kindle Edition] – by R.J. Dennis

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AmeriNZ Podcast Special – Christchurch One Month Later

It’s been exactly four weeks since the Christchurch earthquake. In this Special, I mark that as a transition to the next phase—recovery and rebuilding. I talk a bit about last Friday’s Nation Commemoration Service, the situation in Christchurch now, and where I think Christchurch is headed. Despite it all, I see plenty of reason for hope. I also share a couple phone messages of support I received.

I hope to have another, regular podcast later this week, if I can find a way to upload a file.

Links for this episode
The official Global Fundraising Appeal for Christchurch
New Zealand Red Cross donation page

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AmeriNZ 246 – Home truths

I start today with a couple items from the news in this part of the world: A major cyclone about to hit Queensland and also the NZ prime minister has just announced the date of the 2011 NZ elections. But the main topic, about NZ houses, was inspired by a phone message. Comments, and my responses, are extensive (which I always like).

Link for this episode
Key confirms election dateNZ Herald
HRV – the ventilation system I mentioned

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AmeriNZ 228 – Busy in New Zealand

amerinz_podcast_150x150I begin today with a story about produce. Well, it’s an international dispute, really. Then it’s on to the story of the fall from grace of New Zealand’s first openly-gay Member of Parliament. A jet even gets a mention today. Phone messages and comments round out this episode.

Join me on Pride48.com for a LIVE AmeriNZ Podcast on Thursday at 7:30pm Eastern (in the Americas, 11:30am Friday in New Zealand).

Be sure to listen to Nigel LIVE on The Third Colony Saturday, 9-11pm Eastern (in the Americas, 1pm Sunday in New Zealand) on qnation.fm. Go to their website for how to listen, or to join the chatroom.

Links for this episode
NZ wins 90-year Australia apple war
5-hour Europe flight step closer
Hello Nessa
Today’s closing music is “Blood Pressurize” by Glen Phillips, from the Free Glen Phillips Sampler

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AmeriNZ 223 – Live on Pride 48

Ep223-Art300This episode was recorded live on Pride 48, the 48-hour podcasting marathon, on Saturday, June 26, 2010. Joining me were Nigel, Daniel Brewer and Scotty, the Little Aussie Battler. This is episode is different from my others, and not just because it’s live or 90 minutes long.

I’ll post a regular episode soon.

Links for this episode
Little Aussie Battler – Scotty’s podcast
WOWcohol – Daniel Brewer’s podcast
QNation.fm – Nigel will alternate weeks with Daniel to host a music show, “The Third Colony” Saturdays at 9pm EDT (Sundays at 1pm in New Zealand).

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AmeriNZ 217 – We’re different here

amerinz_podcast_150x150I start out telling you about petrol prices in New Zealand. New data suggests it’s not so bad. The main topic today is how New Zealand and Australia are very different from the US when it comes to religion in politics. The case of an Australian politician’s fall starts the discussion, and I add my own comments, also relating it all to New Zealand. Speaking of comments, listener comments let me discuss some other topics. Back later this week.

I’ll be hosting a special Pride 48 info show live in Pride48.com Tuesdays at 8pm EDT right up until the event.

Links for this episode
Schedule of recorded episodes on Pride 48
NZ petrol 4th-cheapest in OECD, says Govt
Archerr Epsiode 1067 – A brief mention on this is what triggered today’s topic
AmeriNZ 201 – Religion, podcasts and more
AmeriNZ 91 – Monique Rhodes
2011 Census products: consultation and planning – About the NZ Census planning
A question of taste – my blog post on the taste of American food products

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AmeriNZ 194 – At home

amerinz_podcast_150x150Today I have a couple unusual stories: A New Zealand radio host came out on a live nationwide broadcast. That lets me talk a bit about gay people on television in NZ. Ramble Redhead has a question about poo. Comments let me make what I hope are my final comments on the Australian KFC commercial. My voice is a bit croaky today—sorry.

I hope to resume the live podcasts soon. Check back here or on the podcast Twitter feed, http://twitter.com/AmeriNZPodcast.

Link for this episode
Mike Puru’s coming out episode.
NZ radio host comes out on air. From my blog; includes video.
Puketutu Island Rehabilitation Proposal from WaterCare Services.
Puketutu Island from The Kelliher Charitable Trust.

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