New Ramp Podcast series connects creatives in extraordinary times
These creative industry leaders share their unique journeys and uplifting stories to help recharge the incubated creative energy from this extraordinary time, replacing this year’s annual festival.
Festival director Megan Lyon says: “Thanks to Wintec and our generous sponsors whose support has enabled us to continue our work around a kaupapa that is connecting, inspiring and motivating with emerging and established creatives at its core.”
“This is a great opportunity to present a new way of connecting, with important conversations, animating connections and stimulating ideas by expanding into an online space that’s accessible to all.”
First up in Ramp Connects, New Zealand storyteller, David Farrier chats with Cronin about his pathway to journalism, his belief in people, pushing through his shyness, and the importance of sticking with the story.
The podcasts can be followed on the Ramp Festival website, and accessed via Apple Podcast and Spotify apps. Listeners and learners can track upcoming releases via the Ramp Festival Instagram.
Listeners can expect a diverse line up of interviewees representing the varied creative disciplines found within Wintec School of Media Arts, from writer Faith Wilson, to local photographer Mark Hamilton, Singapore-based designers Arthur Chin and Yah-Leng Yu and illustrator Toby Morris. There are more to come.
“Wherever you take your morning coffee to wherever your day takes you - work, gym, studio, lounge, backyard or bedroom, you can connect and learn from cutting edge creative speakers,” adds Lyon.
The first Ramp Connects interview with David Farrier is out now. Listen here.
Image: New Zealand journalist David Farrier can be heard in conversation with Aimie Cronin in the new Ramp Connects podcast series.
Te Waka Economic Radar 7 August 2020
Charts in today’s Radar summarise statistics and data released over the last four weeks. While noting general stabilisation of trends, there remains uncertainty.
Social procurement to help level playing field for Waikato Māori, Pasifika businesses
Te Waka is leading an initiative aimed at establishing supplier diversity practices within Waikato organisations. Known as ‘social procurement,’ this will lead to more goods and services being bought from the region’s businesses owned by Māori and Pasifika people.
Kiwi innovation on show at Fieldays Online
The best of Kiwi ‘No.8 Wire’ ingenuity was recognised at the 2020 Fieldays Online Innovation Awards, which were announced digitally in late July. Proving New Zealand really is the land of milk and honey, the awards ranged from better beekeeping, to biodynamic fertiliser to colostrum management.
First Fieldays Online a virtual success
The Fieldays Online concept and digital platform was created in just under 108 days. As New Zealand went into the national lockdown the New Zealand National Fieldays Society (NZNFS) began building an online event following the cancellation of the physical Fieldays; effectively transforming the largest agricultural show in the Southern Hemisphere into a completely virtual experience.
Have a story to share?
The Waikato is full of people and businesses doing great things. Their stories help build our understanding of the strength of the Waikato and the benefits of living, studying, visiting or doing business here.