The SumUp

The SumUp

In depth conversations and understandings from New Zeland

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Covering a wide range of subjects, from politics, social issues and even art! The SumUp is a long format podcast where we give people all the time they need to discus topics close to their heart.

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#9 - Maria Armoudian - The Armenian Genocide

  11 May 2021

With the recent Anzac commemorations in NZ, and the historic recognition of the Armenian Genocide by US President Biden in mind – I had the privilege to talk with Doctor Maria Armoudian about the genocide, the history of the Armenian people and the recent 2020 conflict in the area known to Armenians as Artsakh.

#8 - Paul Gilberd: The New Zealand Housing Crisis Part 2

  17 Apr 2021

This is part two of of my recent chats with Paul Gilberd - Talking about the housing crisis in New Zealand. Listen to episode #7 first If you haven't already.

#7 - Paul Gilberd: The New Zealand Housing Crisis: Part 1

  8 Feb 2021

There’s no question that New Zealand has a housing crisis. In this episode we talk with Paul Gilberd, who works closely with providers and investors interested in doing things better in the realm of community financing and housing. Paul is a social justice advocate, and works hands-on, enabling thriving, inclusive communities throughout New Zealand.

#6 - Sam Burrows: Scientific and Religious Dogmas

  27 Jan 2021

In this episode we discuss religious and scientific dogmas. Our guys is Sam Burrows, who is currently a lecturer at Laidlaw College in Auckland where he teaches a mixture of theology and education papers. He is currently completing his masters in theology with a special interest in the way people understand meaning for themselves.

#4 - Beth Houlbrook: NZ 2020 - ACT

  13 Oct 2020

In this episode Beth Houlbrooke from the ACT Party kindly takes some time to talk about some of the issues and policies around the 2020 NZ election - Including the education and the economy.

#3 - Zephyr Brown - Green Party - NZ 2020

  12 Oct 2020

In this episode Zephyr Brown from the NZ Green Party kindly takes some time to talk about some of the issues and policies around the 2020 NZ election and referendums - Including the environment and the economy.

#2 - Marja Lubeck - Labour - NZ 2020

  9 Oct 2020

In this episode Marja Lubeck from the NZ Labour Party kindly takes some time to talk about some of the issues and policies around the 2020 NZ election and referendums - Including the Cannabis Referendum.

#1 - NZ Election Introduction

  8 Oct 2020

Introduction to the 4 interviews based around the 2020 NZ Election.