72 episodes

New podcast created by metalheads for metalheads – join us for practical conversations that get to the nuts and bolts of the metals industry here in New Zealand. Connect with leaders & experts from across the globe who talk overcoming key industry challenges, and influencers who cast their eyes to the future. Perfect if you’re time poor but want to keep your finger on the pulse. Prepare to be challenged, informed & inspired!

Stirring The Pot HERA

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New podcast created by metalheads for metalheads – join us for practical conversations that get to the nuts and bolts of the metals industry here in New Zealand. Connect with leaders & experts from across the globe who talk overcoming key industry challenges, and influencers who cast their eyes to the future. Perfect if you’re time poor but want to keep your finger on the pulse. Prepare to be challenged, informed & inspired!

    Extractables from steel bi-products

    Extractables from steel bi-products

    On this episode of Stirring the Pot, we’re talking with Paihau-Robinson Research Institute Junior Engineer, Megan Girdwood.

    Megan is a Graduate Chemical and Process engineer with a minor in Energy Technologies, and recently submitted her Masters thesis also in Chemical Engineering.  

    Her current project is developing a closed-loop, green process to extract vanadium from a co-product of the NZ steel making process. Join us as we delve into this research, what the value proposition for bi-products of steel are, and how this all relates to the circular economy.

     

    Connect with Megan

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/megan-girdwood/

     

    Connect with Paihau-Robinson Research Institute

    Website: https://robinson.ac.nz/home/ or: https://www.wgtn.ac.nz/robinson

     

    Find out more about HERA's materials passport project:

    Website: https://www.hera.org.nz/sustainability/material-passport/

    • 11 min
    A missed body of knowledge - the case for Mātauranga Māori in business

    A missed body of knowledge - the case for Mātauranga Māori in business

    In this episode of Stirring the Pot, we're talking with our General Manager Comms 4.0, Kim Nugent and CEO, Troy Coyle.

    Their discussion focuses on the work HERA has recently been undertaking to create a program centred around Mātauranga Māori to assist members and industry to be genuine cultural partners.

    An early challenge has been around helping key stakeholders to understand why this project is something the heavy engineering industry should care about, and why it would be in the remit of HERA to do.

    This podcast creates a meaningful dialogue on the exciting opportunities this project present to industry, and also why from a research association it is very much in HERA's scope to drive.

     

    Connect with Kim

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nugentkim/

    Website: https://www.hera.org.nz/team-member/kim-nugent/

     

    Connect with Troy

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/troy-coyle-she-her/

    Website: https://www.hera.org.nz/team-member/troy-coyle/

     

    Find out more about HERA's mātauranga Māori mahi

    Website: https://www.hera.org.nz/matauranga-maori/

    Podcasts:

    Wairangi Jones: Cultural cringe and colonisation in the workplace: https://www.podbean.com/ew/pb-fm5ys-1203647

    Dr Joe Te Rito: Move your mentality from the 1940's: https://www.podbean.com/ew/pb-e7jvn-11a07c7

    Hanga Aro Rau: Cultural transformation for industry: https://www.podbean.com/ew/pb-t3rdt-1127aad

    Mahonri Owen: Challenging the status quo, Part 1: https://www.podbean.com/ew/pb-7ctmj-10cbbc0

    Paora Tapihana: Challenging the status quo, Part 2: https://www.podbean.com/ew/pb-qtcfb-10dc6c5

    Motu Bridge Pou team: A history remembered: https://www.podbean.com/ew/pb-zcjec-10b8376

    Renata Hakiwai & Troy Coyle: Te Tiriti at play in governance: https://www.podbean.com/ew/pb-rqdwv-107e668

    Phil Hokianga & Graham Burke: Te Tiriti at play in governance: https://www.podbean.com/ew/pb-txi35-1093598

    John Cole: The intersection between Mātauranga Māori & Construction 4.0: https://www.podbean.com/ew/pb-x5x95-ff5116

    Lelan Ruwhiu & Sarah Lewis: An indigenous approach to STEM engagement: https://www.podbean.com/ew/pb-p7bjm-d242bf

    Byron Konia: Addressing the skills gap through diversity: https://www.podbean.com/ew/pb-efyky-ae4322

     

     

     

     

     

     

    • 43 min
    Industry 4.0 - SIRI-ously a no-brainer...

    Industry 4.0 - SIRI-ously a no-brainer...

    In this episode of Stirring the Pot, we're talking with our Automation and Welding 4.0 Engineer, Holger Heinzel.

    Holger's role is to focus on the development of tools and methodologies to help manufacturing organisations with their transition to Industry 4.0.

    A key aspect of this is his ability to now carry out SIRI assessments, which is a global scheme to formally evaluate manufacturing facilities and processes to kick start their Industry 4.0 transformation by giving them a bigger picture on where they are, and where they can go next.

     

    Connect with Holger

    Website: https://www.hera.org.nz/team-member/holger-heinzel/

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/holger-heinzel/

     

    Connect with our welding team

    Website: https://www.hera.org.nz/fabrication40/

    Email: holger.heinzel@hera.org.nz

     

    Find out about our Industry 4.0 works:

    Industry 4.0: https://www.hera.org.nz/industry40/

    Fab4.0Lab: https://www.hera.org.nz/venue-hire-hera-house/fab40lab/

    HERA report shows adoption of construction 4.0 worth $8 billion: https://www.hera.org.nz/construction40-benefits/

     

    Connect with Greg for innovation initiatives and MetalMind:

    Website: https://www.hera.org.nz/team-member/greg-buckley/

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/greg-buckley-nz/

     

     

    • 15 min
    A lifetime in welding

    A lifetime in welding

    In this episode of Stirring the Pot, our General Manager Welding Centre, Michail Karpenko chats with our Senior Welding Engineer, Alan McClintock.

    Alan is a well respected person in our industry and has made many significant contributions over his career.

    His expertise in consulting for welding processes, weldability and quality management - including codes and standards for structural, transport, marine and pressure applications have no doubt informed many projects, businesses, and people.

    In celebration of his mahi (work), please join us as Alan recalls his career pathway, experiences he has had in welding both in Aotearoa and around the world, as well as how he came to work at HERA.

     

    Connect with our welding team

    Website: https://www.hera.org.nz/fabrication40/

     

    Find out about our upcoming welding courses

    Welding supervisor course (online):

    https://www.hera.org.nz/event/welding-supervisor-online/

     

    Inspection for welders – structural steel welding to AS/NZS 1554:

    https://www.hera.org.nz/event/inspection-for-welders-structural-steel-welding-on-demand/

     

    Increased profits through the introduction of theory of constraints for welding and fabrication:

    https://www.hera.org.nz/event/theory-of-constraints-for-welding-and-fabrication/

     

    • 42 min
    BRANZ - independent and impartial?

    BRANZ - independent and impartial?

    In this episode of Stirring the Pot, we’re talking with BRANZ General Manager of Research, Chris Litten.

    Tasked with challenging Aotearoa New Zealand to create a building system that delivers better outcomes for all, Chris and his team oversee a range of research projects in environment and zero-carbon, fire, healthy homes, materials, and structural and seismic engineering to make that a reality.

    Together we delve into the mahi that BRANZ does, how their research focuses are chosen, opportunities the steel industry has to collaborate with them, and what is on the horizon.

     

    Connect with Chris

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/chrislitten/

     

    Connect with BRANZ

    Contact: https://www.branz.co.nz/contact/

    Website: https://www.branz.co.nz/

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/branz/?originalSubdomain=nz

    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-g1IeStXPRopbXwZF8QNOQ

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/branzlive?lang=en

     

    Find out more about HERA's own research and development works:

    https://www.hera.org.nz/research-development/

     

     

     

    • 19 min
    Cracking the steel standard

    Cracking the steel standard

    In this episode of Stirring the Pot, we’re talking with New Zealand Steel Quality Assurance Manager, Sahar Hosseini.

    As a qualified Quality Management System ( ISO 9001) developer, lead auditor and risk management expert with engagement in Health & Safety Management Systems, she brings ten years of international experience to the Steel industry as a materials engineer and technical leader.

    Chatting with our Structural Engineer Reza Kordani, we touch on a range of topics from a non-technical perspective. Exploring the in's and out's of steel production in Aotearoa New Zealand, diversity in the workplace, the testing and examining procedures that ensure the quality of the products are up to standard, opportunities for graduates and the challenges of writing steel standards.

     

    Connect with Sahar 
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sahar-hosseini-msc-mengnz-6b9640198/

     

    Connect with New Zealand Steel
    Website: https://www.nzsteel.co.nz/

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/new-zealand-steel/

    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/NewZealandSteel

     

    Some great facts from our conversation...
    New Steel runs 24/7 and series of quality assurance tests (including mechanical and chemical tests) are undertaken every few minutes! If Sahar isn't happy with one of the tests, they have to stop the whole production line till she is!
    They have some fantastic graduate programs. Several younger engineers and graduates join them each year. 
    It took Sahar and the standard committee almost 2.5 years to complete a standard of less than 50 pages!

     
    Keen to tap into our technical advice on a regular?
    We'll be hosting an exclusive forum for members on MetalMind - every Tuesday morning.

    Join our Structural Engineer Reza Kordani to pitch your structural questions in this live Q&A session!

    If you are a user of MetalMind already, keep an eye out for the notification when Reza goes live. If you aren't yet, get in touch wth our team at metalmind@hera.org.nz to get yourself registered!

     
     

     

    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
17 Ratings

17 Ratings

noise1too ,

Loving it

I am not in the metals industry but I am loving it anyway.

Deno556798 ,

Inspiring

Love the content - really topical and interesting

Kaiza123 ,

Great podcast!

Really enjoyed listening to this, very interesting!

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