Monthly Archives: December 2019

Who cares? What’s the point? podcast now on Anchor

What’s so great about Anchor?

Well, I think it will help to distribute the 5 seasons of the podcast to different, wider audiences, but it also gives listeners to opportunity to leave me a voice message with their thoughts about the podcast.

Cool, huh? If you want to give it a try, head on over to my podcast page over at Anchor . Leave me a message – tell me what you think

Why do people criticise emergency services and their decisions following a disaster?

Why have we seen such criticisms of the emergency response and the decision to delay recovery rather than take immediate action after the Whakaari / White Island volcanic eruption? Why do some people they they can make better decisions that the Police and other authorities? To understand this better, we need to think about how and why we might feel the need to make decisions for other people.

How to support after the Whakaari / White Island volcanic eruption

In this short article, I want to go over some of the principles of what helps in supporting people through emergency events and disaster, and what we need to bear in mind when dealing with the special case of first responders, and those in the emergency and welfare services who are tasked to serve and protect in times of crisis and distress.

Vietnam Travel 2019 – Unbelievable Hanoi traffic!

Day 2 in Vietnam, and I’m in traffic. It’s only 7am but already the roads are buzzing. The trick is not to cross it directly. Instead, go with the flow of the traffic and adjust your course with the stream, edging closer to your destination, and paying attention when the traffic parts to let you through.

Traveling in Vietnam 2019 – Welcome to Hanoi

Join me on my first day in Hanoi, where I compare the traffic to India, try to find bia hoi corner (a Czech style beer brewed fresh every day and yes, it’s still here) and wander around the streets of the Old Quarter, the French Quarter and around Hoan Kiem Lake. Hanoi beer is delicious, light and refreshing and well worth seeking out.

My Photographs from The Company NZ 2019 Hip Hip Xposure: Artefact

Here’s a selection I took last night (7 December 2019) at The Company’s Xposure 2019 event at The Opera House in Wellington New Zealand, using my Fujifilm XT-1 with 100-400mm XF Zoom lens, supported by a monopod. Check out the photos by clicking to see the gallery in detail.

Epidemic Sound for YouTubers Review

So what’s so great about Epidemic Sound? People are starting to ask me about my music and where I get it from and how I choose it. Watch me take you through the main features of Epidemic Sound, show you a little bit of footage where I’ve used music from their library, and what you need to know to start using it too for any project that you’re running.

Top 5 Action Cameras of 2019: Which Camera Should You Buy for the Holidays?

Even if your main camera is something else, an action camera is a handy little beast for capturing great angles, in the moment vlogging, and for putting in places where you wouldn’t dare put your other equipment. So, which action camera should you buy? In this video, I’m going to run through my top 5 action camera 2019.

Insta360 One X Color Plus Flying around New Zealand – Insta360 Go too!

Explore New Plymouth in New Zealand with me as I fly on a beautiful day over the North Island to give a keynote address at a conference, and then join me as I fly back again over the sea and windmills over the lower North Island.

Insta360 One X and Go in Christchurch: Black Billed Gulls!

Join me as we take a look at the very rare Black Billed Gull – you can only find them in New Zealand, and for some reason, they have taken up residence with a nesting colony in the heart of the city.