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 326 – Summertime

amerinz_podcast_1400x1400-2016We finally got some summer weather! We had pleasant holidays, but this time of year is very quiet and that’s both good and bad (probably mostly good). My birthday is tomorrow! That will keep me from paying any attention to the hoopla in Washington, DC.

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Links for this episode

The pretty stamps I mentioned.

The pretty stamps I mentioned.

“Weather bomb: More heavy rains forecast for weekend”New Zealand Herald
“I’m willing to share” – My blog post offering to share my birthday as a distraction
“A day of no significance” – My blog post on my not paying attention to the hoopla in D.C.
2PP121 – 10 January 2017 – 2Political Podcast has returned!!

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AmeriNZ 322 – Progress

amerinz_podcast_150x150The first and last episode for September is about progress, starting with New Zealand.

New Zealand’s new Governor General was sworn in. I yawned—and cringed.

We’re still in the midst of our local elections. Turnout has been very low. And, then there are multiple health-related updates.

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Links for this episode
“Hollywood big guns among crowd at swearing in of new Governor-General Dame Patsy Reddy” – Stuff
“Hollywood big guns among crowd at swearing in of new Governor-General Dame Patsy Reddy”NZ Herald
Auckland Council releases daily vote counts (PDF)
All my blog posts tagged “Bella”

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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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AmeriNZ 316 – Vampires

amerinz_podcast_150x150Today I talk about things I’ve been up to since my birthday, including the conclusion to an earlier story. It kind of clears the deck for some New Zealand topics next time.

First up today, I reached an important decision and made a change. Recently, I visited the dentist, doctor, and vampires, all of which relates to the first topic, in a roundabout way.

We also had two Monday Public Holidays in a row. I tell you why that was new for New Zealand, and a little bit about public holidays in New Zealand.

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Link for this episode
”Needed to go” – my blog post about visiting the vampires.


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AmeriNZ 314 – New Year

amerinz_podcast_150x150The country’s pretty quiet this time of year, so there’s no real news to talk about. So, instead I focus on updates to what I’ve been up to since my last episode. The old year ended ickily, the new one began quietly.

I’ve also been making more YouTube videos—three so far this year! At the end of this episode, I play the audio from my latest video as a kind of experiment: I was thinking that in the future I could release the audio of these videos as special podcast episodes (I’ll talk more about that in the months to come). Let me know if you have strong feelings about this idea. I notice that the music track is a lot louder than it is in the video. Weird.

Also, if there’s anything about New Zealand (or me…) you’d like to know more about, let me know in the comments. It doesn’t matter if it’s an audio or video thing—I have multiple platforms now.

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The background music in the YouTube audio is “Sheep May Safely Graze – BWV 208” by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com), Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0

Links for this episode
• My blog post about my latest YouTube video, including the narration and the relevant links to the sources.
• The AmeriNZ YouTube Channel

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