Moxie Podcast 7 (on the diaspora) out now

This is the podcast from the seventh Moxie session, held 5 August 2013 in Auckland, New Zealand.

The topic is:

New Zealand has the second largest population per capita living overseas of any developed country (only Ireland has more). How well do we take advantage of the diaspora, do we send them to the right places, can it really link New Zealand to overseas markets, and do we take best advantage of what our people learn overseas when they decide to come home?


  • Brian Sweeney on brand New Zealand and its role in the world
  • Sam Mickell on networks and the increasing internationalism of New Zealand
  • Tracey Lee on how to help people who come home

Interview by Glenn Williams.

Listen or subscribe to the series via iTunes or through the magic of RSS from

Listen now on Mixcloud.


Good news for schools connectivity

Network for Learning announced last week that they were building a network to help New Zealand schools get more out of the internet. Good news, particularly since we are building fibre to so many New Zealand schools, that the government is keen to make sure they can use it as intended.

You can read the press release or find out more about the network here. You can also have a look at some recent online discussion amongst folks involved in the education sector.