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Jewels From NZ

Jewels From NZ

By Julz Burgisser
Kia Ora! Welcome to New Zealand. Seen as the home of fantasy, rugby and sheep, I'm keen to tell you more about who we are. Jewels from NZ is a weekly podcast talking NZ news, history, culture and myths.

Along the way you'll hear about all about me and my crazy life. So who am I? I'm Julz: singer🎶, RPG podcaster⚔, whiskey drinker🥃, comedian😂 and HUGE fan of Aotearoa New Zealand 🥝. Kiwi's are known for our easy-going, can-do attitude. So I'm learning as I go but 'She'll be right. Sweet As!'

Thanks for listening 💖 Aroha nui!
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Glitter 13 - RPG Updates & Life News
Kia Ora! Welcome to a Glitter Episode. Today I have a lot to say about how much opportunity attacks in D&D5e SUCK, a bunch of news for you about exciting upcoming D&D events, catch ups with my games and some life news that's so good it made me cry. Thanks to my Gems listening out there: Scott, James, Jason, Barry, Lieran, KP, Ezequiel and Joey. Find me under @JulzfromNZ on Instagram, Facebook and @julzburgisser on Twitter as well! Aroha nui. Ka kite anō. Xx
42:15
May 17, 2021
12 Glitter - RPG Updates & Call Ins
Kia Ora! Welcome to a Glitter Episode where I'm talking about Ghosts of Saltmarsh, playing the Rat Hack of Pathfinder with Joey and my recent events! Thanks to my Gems listening out there: Scott, Glenn, James, Jason, Barry, Lieran, KP, Ezequiel and Joey. Extra thanks to my call ins: Jason, Joey, TJ and Lieran. Find me under @JulzfromNZ on Instagram, Facebook and @julzburgisser on Twitter as well! Aroha nui. Ka kite anō. Xx
42:13
April 18, 2021
34 America's Cup is Aotearoa's
Kia Ora! Today's episode is all about the America's Cup, where it started and who has it now. Hint... it's New Zealand. Thanks to my Gems listening out there: Shell, Scott, Glenn, James, Jason, Lieran, KP and Ezequiel. Find me under @JulzfromNZ on Instagram, Facebook and @julzburgisser on Twitter as well! Aroha nui. Ka kite anō. Xx This weeks NZ music is Loyal by Dave Dobbyn. Playlist link: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/4b8x3hKWpxokYpGfNFp75H?si=BSoxeVZaToOlL3TwAFrbXA
42:08
April 5, 2021
11 Glitter - RPG Updates
Kia Ora! Welcome to a Glitter Episode where I update you on my crazy crazy RPG life. From game play to being famous! There's a lot going on right now. Thanks to my Gems listening out there: Shell, Scott, Glenn, James, Jason, Lieran, KP and Ezequiel. Patreon Link: https://www.patreon.com/jewelsfromnz Find me under @JulzfromNZ on Instagram, Facebook and @julzburgisser on Twitter as well! Aroha nui. Ka kite anō. Xx
25:22
February 20, 2021
33 Rainbows End
Kia Ora! Over Christmas it was time for theme park adventures, and here in Aotearoa New Zealand that means Rainbows End. So I want to bring my good times to you. Lets go play! Thanks to my Gems listening out there: Shell, Scott, Glenn, James, Jason, Lieran, KP and Ezequiel.  Find me under @julzburgisser on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook as well! Aroha nui. Ka kite anō. Xx Patreon Link: https://www.patreon.com/jewelsfromnz
29:18
January 20, 2021
32 - Pōhutakawa Tree
Kia Ora! Meri Kirihimete or Merry Christmas. I want to share Aotearoa New Zealand's Christmas Tree with you all. The mighty and beautiful Pōhutakawa. Thanks to my Gems listening out there: Shell, Scott, Glenn, James, Jason, Lieran, KP and Ezequiel. Extra thanks to my call in from Find me under @julzburgisser on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook as well! Aroha nui. Ka kite anō. Xx This weeks NZ music is Pōhutakawa Tree by Love to Sing Playlist link: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/4b8x3hKWpxokYpGfNFp75H?si=BSoxeVZaToOlL3TwAFrbXA Patreon Link: https://www.patreon.com/jewelsfromnz
22:22
December 23, 2020
31 - Let's Visit Queenstown
Kia Ora! We need to talk about Queenstown, a place of great beauty with no one to gaze upon it right now. Let's all visit together in the only way I know how to do. I hope you enjoy! Thanks to my Gems listening out there: Shell, Scott, Glenn, James, Jason, Lieran, KP and Ezequiel. Find me under @julzburgisser on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook as well! Aroha nui. Ka kite anō. Xx Patreon Links: https://www.patreon.com/jewelsfromnz NZ Playlist link: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/4b8x3hKWpxokYpGfNFp75H?si=BSoxeVZaToOlL3TwAFrbXA
25:03
December 12, 2020
10 Glitter - RPG Updates
Kia Ora! Welcome to a Glitter Episode. Julz has been up to a lot of RPG lately and she has a whole episode of stories and games to catch you up on.  Thanks to my Gems listening out there: Barry, Shell, Scott, Glenn, James, Jason, and Lieran. Extra thanks to my call ins: Jason of Nerds RPG Variety Cast and Joey of Hindsightless Find me under @julzburgisser on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook as well! Aroha nui. Ka kite anō. Xx
43:38
November 17, 2020
30 Scary Stories - The Wellington Edition
Kia Ora! Spooky Season had me listening to scary stories, so I collected some local ones to share with you! I'm taking you on a tour and all of these haunted sites are in my hometown, the Capital City Wellington. Thanks to my Gems listening out there: Shell, Scott, Glenn, James, Jason, Lieran, Barry and KP. Find me under @julzburgisser on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook as well! Aroha nui. Ka kite anō. Xx Check out some great NZ music right here too. Playlist link: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/4b8x3hKWpxokYpGfNFp75H?si=BSoxeVZaToOlL3TwAFrbXA
24:51
November 7, 2020
09 Glitter - Apologies & Compliments
Disaster strikes but I'm kept going with the support of an amazing community. Here's to no more PC problems.
21:22
October 13, 2020
29 Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori
Kia Ora! Welcome back, just in time for Māori Language Week 2020. I sit down to chat with some amazing local teachers pouako from Cannons Creek Primary School about how they live and breathe Māori Language in their classrooms and their lives. It was a honor. Kia ora to Bridget, Huria, Rachel, and Marina for your time and your stories.  Thanks to my Gems listening out there: Lucas, Shell, Scott, Glenn, James, Jason and Barry. Extra thanks to my call in from Find me under @julzburgisser on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook as well! Aroha nui. Ka kite anō. Xx Playlist link to Aotearoa music: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/4b8x3hKWpxokYpGfNFp75H?si=BSoxeVZaToOlL3TwAFrbXA
55:42
September 19, 2020
31 RPG A DAY - Experience
This has been a truly amazing experience. Thank you. I hope you've enjoyed the journey. Its a Jewels from NZ Takeover as August brings the exciting month long creative exploration of RPG. Julz is introducing her character Kyra Fellglade and telling her story through a Solo 5e Game of roleplay and rollplay. Listen along to see what happens. Find me under @julzburgisser on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. Aroha nui. Xx
14:53
August 31, 2020
30 RPG A DAY - Portal
Today we travel by Portal. Its a Jewels from NZ Takeover as August brings the exciting month long creative exploration of RPG. Julz is introducing her character Kyra Fellglade and telling her story through a Solo 5e Game of roleplay and rollplay. Listen along to see what happens. Find me under @julzburgisser on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. Aroha nui. Xx
14:19
August 31, 2020
29 RPG A DAY - Ride
Today takes us on a ride. Its a Jewels from NZ Takeover as August brings the exciting month long creative exploration of RPG. Julz is introducing her character Kyra Fellglade and telling her story through a Solo 5e Game of roleplay and rollplay. Listen along to see what happens. Find me under @julzburgisser on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. Aroha nui. Xx
18:06
August 30, 2020
28 RPG A DAY - Close
Today things are getting close. Its a Jewels from NZ Takeover as August brings the exciting month long creative exploration of RPG. Julz is introducing her character Kyra Fellglade and telling her story through a Solo 5e Game of roleplay and rollplay. Listen along to see what happens. Find me under @julzburgisser on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. Aroha nui. Xx
18:43
August 29, 2020
27 RPG A DAY - Favor
Today both Kyra and Julz have a Favor to ask. Its a Jewels from NZ Takeover as August brings the exciting month long creative exploration of RPG. Julz is introducing her character Kyra Fellglade and telling her story through a Solo 5e Game of roleplay and rollplay. Listen along to see what happens. Find me under @julzburgisser on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. Aroha nui. Xx
14:52
August 28, 2020
26 RPG A DAY - Strange
Today is Strange. Its a Jewels from NZ Takeover as August brings the exciting month long creative exploration of RPG. Julz is introducing her character Kyra Fellglade and telling her story through a Solo 5e Game of roleplay and rollplay. Listen along to see what happens. Find me under @julzburgisser on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. Aroha nui. Xx
13:50
August 27, 2020
25 RPG A DAY - Lever
Today pulls a Lever. Its a Jewels from NZ Takeover as August brings the exciting month long creative exploration of RPG. Julz is introducing her character Kyra Fellglade and telling her story through a Solo 5e Game of roleplay and rollplay. Listen along to see what happens. Find me under @julzburgisser on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. Aroha nui. Xx
11:60
August 26, 2020
24 RPG A DAY - Humour
Today brings Humour. Its a Jewels from NZ Takeover as August brings the exciting month long creative exploration of RPG. Julz is introducing her character Kyra Fellglade and telling her story through a Solo 5e Game of roleplay and rollplay. Listen along to see what happens. Find me under @julzburgisser on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. Aroha nui. Xx
13:10
August 25, 2020
23 RPG A DAY - Edge
Today is on the Edge. Its a Jewels from NZ Takeover as August brings the exciting month long creative exploration of RPG. Julz is introducing her character Kyra Fellglade and telling her story through a Solo 5e Game of roleplay and rollplay. Listen along to see what happens. Find me under @julzburgisser on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. Aroha nui. Xx
06:59
August 24, 2020
22 RPG A DAY - Rare
Today is Rare. Its a Jewels from NZ Takeover as August brings the exciting month long creative exploration of RPG. Julz is introducing her character Kyra Fellglade and telling her story through a Solo 5e Game of roleplay and rollplay. Listen along to see what happens. Find me under @julzburgisser on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. Aroha nui. Xx
08:08
August 23, 2020
21 RPG A DAY - Push
Today is a Push. Its a Jewels from NZ Takeover as August brings the exciting month long creative exploration of RPG. Julz is introducing her character Kyra Fellglade and telling her story through a Solo 5e Game of roleplay and rollplay. Listen along to see what happens. Find me under @julzburgisser on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. Aroha nui. Xx
10:45
August 22, 2020
20 RPG A DAY - Investigate
Today we Investigate. Its a Jewels from NZ Takeover as August brings the exciting month long creative exploration of RPG. Julz is introducing her character Kyra Fellglade and telling her story through a Solo 5e Game of roleplay and rollplay. Listen along to see what happens. Find me under @julzburgisser on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. Aroha nui. Xx
10:50
August 21, 2020
19 RPG A DAY - Tower
Today we take on Tower. Its a Jewels from NZ Takeover as August brings the exciting month long creative exploration of RPG. Julz is introducing her character Kyra Fellglade and telling her story through a Solo 5e Game of roleplay and rollplay. Listen along to see what happens. Find me under @julzburgisser on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. Aroha nui. Xx
11:15
August 20, 2020
18 RPG A DAY - Meet
Today has Meet. Its a Jewels from NZ Takeover as August brings the exciting month long creative exploration of RPG. Julz is introducing her character Kyra Fellglade and telling her story through a Solo 5e Game of roleplay and rollplay. Listen along to see what happens. Find me under @julzburgisser on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. Aroha nui. Xx
15:08
August 19, 2020
17 RPG A DAY - Comfort
Today brings Comfort. Its a Jewels from NZ Takeover as August brings the exciting month long creative exploration of RPG. Julz is introducing her character Kyra Fellglade and telling her story through a Solo 5e Game of roleplay and rollplay. Listen along to see what happens. Find me under @julzburgisser on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. Aroha nui. Xx
08:44
August 18, 2020
16 RPG A DAY - Dramatic
Today is very Dramatic. Its a Jewels from NZ Takeover as August brings the exciting month long creative exploration of RPG. Julz is introducing her character Kyra Fellglade and telling her story through a Solo 5e Game of roleplay and rollplay. Listen along to see what happens. Find me under @julzburgisser on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. Aroha nui. Xx
09:07
August 17, 2020
15 RPG A DAY - Frame
Today is a Frame. Its a Jewels from NZ Takeover as August brings the exciting month long creative exploration of RPG. Julz is introducing her character Kyra Fellglade and telling her story through a Solo 5e Game of roleplay and rollplay. Listen along to see what happens. Find me under @julzburgisser on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. Aroha nui. Xx
12:03
August 15, 2020
RPG A DAY - HALFWAY THANKS
I wanted to give some thanks at the halfway point. Its a Jewels from NZ Takeover as August brings the exciting month long creative exploration of RPG. Julz is introducing her character Kyra Fellglade and telling her story through a Solo 5e Game of roleplay and rollplay. Listen along to see what happens. Find me under @julzburgisser on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. Aroha nui. Xx
13:52
August 15, 2020
14 RPG A DAY - Banner
Today shows a Banner. Its a Jewels from NZ Takeover as August brings the exciting month long creative exploration of RPG. Julz is introducing her character Kyra Fellglade and telling her story through a Solo 5e Game of roleplay and rollplay. Listen along to see what happens. Find me under @julzburgisser on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. Aroha nui. Xx
13:36
August 15, 2020
13 RPG A DAY - Rest
Today brings a well needed rest. Its a Jewels from NZ Takeover as August brings the exciting month long creative exploration of RPG. Julz is introducing her character Kyra Fellglade and telling her story through a Solo 5e Game of roleplay and rollplay. Listen along to see what happens. Find me under @julzburgisser on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. Aroha nui. Xx
04:41
August 13, 2020
12 RPG A DAY - Message
Today brings message. Its a Jewels from NZ Takeover as August brings the exciting month long creative exploration of RPG. Julz is introducing her character Kyra Fellglade and telling her story through a Solo 5e Game of roleplay and rollplay. Listen along to see what happens. Find me under @julzburgisser on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. Aroha nui. Xx
12:18
August 12, 2020
11 RPG A DAY - Stack
Today is a Stack. Its a Jewels from NZ Takeover as August brings the exciting month long creative exploration of RPG. Julz is introducing her character Kyra Fellglade and telling her story through a Solo 5e Game of roleplay and rollplay. Listen along to see what happens. Find me under @julzburgisser on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. Aroha nui. Xx
14:49
August 12, 2020
10 RPG A DAY - Want
Today is about Want. Its a Jewels from NZ Takeover as August brings the exciting month long creative exploration of RPG. Julz is introducing her character Kyra Fellglade and telling her story through a Solo 5e Game of roleplay and rollplay. Listen along to see what happens. Find me under @julzburgisser on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. Aroha nui. Xx
08:47
August 11, 2020
09 RPG A DAY - Light
Today brings Light. Its a Jewels from NZ Takeover as August brings the exciting month long creative exploration of RPG. Julz is introducing her character Kyra Fellglade and telling her story through a Solo 5e Game of roleplay and rollplay. Listen along to see what happens. Find me under @julzburgisser on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. Aroha nui. Xx
12:05
August 10, 2020
08 RPG A DAY - Shade
Today throws Shade. Its a Jewels from NZ Takeover as August brings the exciting month long creative exploration of RPG. Julz is introducing her character Kyra Fellglade and telling her story through a Solo 5e Game of roleplay and rollplay. Listen along to see what happens. Find me under @julzburgisser on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. Aroha nui. Xx
07:33
August 9, 2020
07 RPG A DAY - Couple
Today is for Couple. Its a Jewels from NZ Takeover as August brings the exciting month long creative exploration of RPG. Julz is introducing her character Kyra Fellglade and telling her story through a Solo 5e Game of roleplay and rollplay. Listen along to see what happens. Find me under @julzburgisser on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. Aroha nui. Xx
12:46
August 9, 2020
06 RPG A DAY - Forest
Today a Forest grows. Its a Jewels from NZ Takeover as August brings the exciting month long creative exploration of RPG. Julz is introducing her character Kyra Fellglade and telling her story through a Solo 5e Game of roleplay and rollplay. Listen along to see what happens. Find me under @julzburgisser on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. Aroha nui. Xx
10:07
August 6, 2020
05 RPG A DAY - Tribute
Today requires Tribute. Its a Jewels from NZ Takeover as August brings the exciting month long creative exploration of RPG. Julz is introducing her character Kyra Fellglade and telling her story through a Solo 5e Game of roleplay and rollplay. Listen along to see what happens. Find me under @julzburgisser on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. Aroha nui. Xx
11:58
August 5, 2020
04 RPG A DAY - Vision
Today brings Vision. Its a Jewels from NZ Takeover as August brings the exciting month long creative exploration of RPG. Julz is introducing her character Kyra Fellglade and telling her story through a Solo 5e Game of roleplay and rollplay. Listen along to see what happens. Find me under @julzburgisser on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. Aroha nui. Xx
10:09
August 4, 2020
03 RPG A DAY - Thread
Today's prompt is Thread. Its a Jewels from NZ Takeover as August brings the exciting month long creative exploration of RPG. Julz is introducing her character Kyra Fellglade and telling her story through a Solo 5e Game of roleplay and rollplay. Listen along to see what happens. Find me under @julzburgisser on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. Aroha nui. Xx
09:30
August 3, 2020
02 RPG A DAY - Change
Today is about Change. Its a Jewels from NZ Takeover as August brings the exciting month long creative exploration of RPG. Julz is introducing her character Kyra Fellglade and telling her story through a Solo 5e Game of roleplay and rollplay. Listen along to see what happens. Find me under @julzburgisser on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. Aroha nui. Xx
05:44
August 2, 2020
01 RPG A DAY - Beginning
Its a Jewels from NZ TAKEOVER as August brings the exciting month long creative exploration of RPG. Julz is introducing her character Kyra Fellglade and telling her story through roleplay and roll play. Listen along to see what happens! Find me under @julzburgisser on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook as well! Aroha nui. Ka kite anō. Xx
07:07
August 1, 2020
08 Glitter - Gaming & Explosions
Kia Ora! Welcome to a Glitter Episode where I tell you a story about a Horrifying PC explosion and some amazing gaming and introduce the Pollys Angels. SPOILERS FOR ANGELS - YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED. Thanks to my Gems listening out there: Lucas, Shell, Scott, Glenn, James, Jason and Barry.  Extra thanks to my call ins: Joey Richter from Podcast Hindsightless. Find me under @julzburgisser on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook as well! Aroha nui. Ka kite anō. Xx
01:08:10
July 29, 2020
28 Happy Matariki
Kia Ora! Today I want to remember what we've lost and celebrate what we have achieved to wipe the old year out and start afresh. Let's do it together with Matariki or the Māori New Year. Learn about Te Iwa o Matariki the stars of Matariki and there's even a quiz! Don't miss this star filled episode.  Thanks to my Gems listening out there: Lucas, Shell, Scott, Glenn, James, Jason and Barry.  Find me under @julzburgisser on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook as well! Aroha nui. Ka kite anō. Xx This weeks NZ music is Stars by Shapeshifter. Playlist link: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/4b8x3hKWpxokYpGfNFp75H?si=BSoxeVZaToOlL3TwAFrbXA
30:11
July 15, 2020
07 Glitter - Games & Sanity
Kia Ora! Welcome to a Glitter Episode. I'm talking about games I've been playing, games I'm still fussing over and some cool gaming news! It's all RPG over here and you're so welcome to listen in. Thanks to my Gems listening out there: James, Shell, Scott, Glenn, Lucas and Jason. Extra thanks to my call ins: Barry from Shadow of a GM, Jason from Nerds RPG Variety Cast, Goblins Henchman from Goblins Henchman, Glenn, Josh from JB Publishing, and Spencer from Keep off the Borderlands. Find me under @julzburgisser on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook as well! Aroha nui. Ka kite anō. Xx
36:56
July 2, 2020
27 A Syrupy Story
Kia Ora! Golden Syrup is the sticky sweetness that is being celebrated in this episode. So come along for a sugary ride. Along with a little bit of news from me about one way that Aotearoa is supporting the Black Lives Matter movement and a small part of we’re doing over here. Thanks to my Gems listening out there: James, Scott, Glenn, Lucas, Shell, Jason and Barry. Extra thanks to my call in from Brooke from the Restricted Section podcast. Find me under @julzburgisser on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook as well! Aroha nui. Ka kite anō. Xx Playlist link: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/4b8x3hKWpxokYpGfNFp75H?si=BSoxeVZaToOlL3TwAFrbXA
22:39
June 22, 2020
06 Glitter - Making Marina, Part Two
Kia Ora! Today I'm sharing the second half of a conversation I had with Joe Richter from TTRPG Podcast Hindsightless about making my 20th Level Pathfinder 2e Character Marina Darling. I made her to play in a mini series run by Joe himself. I hope you enjoy this chat and insight into character creation. I certainly am enjoying the character and the game. You'll hear more about that soon too!  To hear the first half of this conversation, visit Joe's podcast Hindsightless and look for "Making Marina, Part One". Thanks to my Gems listening out there: James, Shell, Scott, Glenn, Lucas and Jason.  Find me under @julzburgisser on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook as well! Aroha nui. Ka kite anō. Xx
25:53
June 7, 2020
26 World Famous in New Zealand
Aroha nui. Kia Ora! Today we're talking about the drink that's World Famous in New Zealand since ages ago... that's right, Lemon & Paeroa or L&P to it's mates. I also give you some media highlights of what's going on over here this week, including some juicy political changes.  Thanks to my Gems listening out there: James, Scott, Glenn, Lucas and Jason. Extra thanks to my call ins: blah of blah. Find me under @julzburgisser on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook as well! Ka kite anō. Xx This weeks NZ music is Counting the Beat by The Swingers Playlist link: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/4b8x3hKWpxokYpGfNFp75H?si=BSoxeVZaToOlL3TwAFrbXA   And here's the L&P Advert Links I promised.  Classic: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qZcUbtNIwI0 School Pool: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9crEwkyoHBw Stubbies: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GSFCvG6curE Nothing Much: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oVYsHLQin_g
26:52
May 27, 2020
05 Glitter - HELP!? Building RPG *Spoilers*
Kia Ora! Welcome to a Glitter Episode!  Today I'm asking for your help. MASSIVE SPOILER WARNINGS on this episode. Joey, I'm looking at you. I'm writing a one shot, I've got a base story and ideas but I'm stuck. Also I've written a mechanic for madness that I want to use and I'd love your input as to what you think of how it would work. Maybe you'll spot the issues I've missed or provide some food for thought to make it better. Any interest is appreciated. Thanks to my Gems listening out there: James, Shell, Glenn, Lucas and Jason.  Find me under @julzburgisser on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook as well! Drop me a message can't wait to hear from you. Aroha nui. Ka kite anō. Xx
38:25
May 20, 2020
25 Big Things
Kia Ora! I’m going to tell you about one of my favorite silliness that is on display for you as you travel the country, showing our kiwi humor and pride in a way that you often don’t even have to get out of the car to see, though you always should. Big Things. Monuments of celebration and pride that mark our towns. Towering statues of what we’re known for. And I’m not actually talking about towering buildings, no i’m referring to some serious but mostly silly artwork from some enormous dreamers. They feature in most travel guides of our country too so even if you don’t believe me, after you’ve stopped listening get off and google them for yourself! Thanks to my Gems listening out there: James, Scott, Glenn, Lucas and Jason. Find me under @julzburgisser on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook as well! Aroha nui. Ka kite anō. Kia kaha. Stay safe. Xx
39:53
May 13, 2020
04 Glitter - Back and Rambling
Kia Ora! Welcome to a Glitter Episode So I come back to podcasting sheepishly as I feel incredibly guilty about not having the mental strength to do it while on lock down. I tell you what I have been up to while I've been away and what brings me back. Thanks to my Gems listening out there: James, Scott, Glenn, Lucas and Jason. Extra thanks to my call ins: Joey, Jason, Spencer and Evil Jeff Find me under @julzburgisser on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook as well! Aroha nui. Ka kite anō. Xx
23:47
May 6, 2020
24 - Size Matters!
Kia Ora! Today we're talking Aotearoa New Zealand Geography because everyone thinks we're a little country where the weather is always the same. I'm here to correct your facts because Size Matters and we're bigger than you think! Then I'm going to tell a little bit about some news highlights here in NZ.  Thanks to my Gems listening out there: James, Scott, Glenn, Lucas and Jason. You're my shiny in a dark unsparkling time. Find me under @julzburgisser on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook as well to see the craziness that Julz is up to with #dressolationdiaries Aroha nui. Ka kite anō. Kia kaha. Xx
22:26
April 15, 2020
03 Glitter - Bubbly Messages
When the world goes to ... what else is there to do but run a bath and answer voice messages? In the Anchorites community I mix with the challenge was laid to podcast in the bath and with not much else to do I decided to step up to the plate.  Thanks to my call ins: Colin from Spikepit RPG Podcast, Jason from Nerd's RPG Variety Cast, John from The Red Dice Diaries, Andy from Expedition to the Grizzly Peaks, Barry from Shadow of the GM, Josh from JB Publishing, and Michael from Dungeon Master's Handbook; I couldn't have made this without you. Go check out their shows! Extra thanks to my Gems listening out there: James, Scott, Glenn, Lucas and Jason. You make all my bubbles fizz and pop.  Find me under @julzburgisser on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook as well! Aroha nui. Ka kite anō. Kia kaha. Xx
23:40
March 24, 2020
23- Do The Hokey Pokey!
You put the ingredients in, you take the microphone out*, you take Julz needing sugar and you shake it all about. You do the Hokey Pokey and you talk it all out. And that's what it's all about!!!  That's right! We took the microphone for a trip to the kitchen as Julz tries her hand at being a cooking show host and teaching you all about what Hokey Pokey is and it's history here in NZ, including making some live for you. So listen up and learn how to make your own comfort food today! Thanks to my Gems listening out there: James, Scott, Glenn, Lucas and Jason. I would be a lot more sad without you. Find me under @julzburgisser on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook as well! Aroha nui. Ka kite anō. Xx This weeks NZ music is Sweet Lovers by Holidaymakers (Anchorites that clip is by original artist Bill Withers and it's not as good. Search the Holidaymakers version it's so much better!). 
20:39
March 22, 2020
02 Glitter - Dark and Sad
Kia Ora! Welcome to a Glitter Episode where Julz gets personal. This one is an apology for going away and an explaination, as well as a plea for help. Thanks to my Gems listening out there: James, Scott, Glenn, Lucas and Jason.  Find me under @julzburgisser on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook as well!  Aroha nui. Ka kite anō. Xx Stay Safe out there. 
07:06
March 18, 2020
01 Glitter - Love & Death
Kia Ora! Welcome to a Glitter Episode! Here I ramble about topics that interest me, answer call ins and tell you all about my crazy life. These may mention life in Aotearoa New Zealand, but are a little more Julz focused. Today I'm rambling about TTRPG, theme songs and Valentines. Glitter and love are in the air! All that glitters is gold right? So let's hope these are too. So let's do this. Thanks to my Gems listening out there: James, Scott, Glenn, Lucas and Jason.  Extra thanks to my call ins: Jason, John, Josh, Joey, Goblin and extra huge kisses to TJ for his wonderful call in.  Find me under @julzburgisser on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook as well!  Aroha nui. Ka kite anō. Xx
26:10
February 24, 2020
22 - Mountains of Sir Ed
Kia Ora! Sir Edmund Hillary is perhaps the Best Known New Zealander for his many adventuring achievements, but do you really know the man? I'm pulling back the curtain a little and revealing that he's not just a face on a bank note, he's not just the man who conquered Mt Everest. He's so much more!  Thanks to my Gems listening out there: James, Scott, Glenn, Lucas and Jason. All my glittery rainbow sparkles are because of you.  Find me under @julzburgisser on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook as well! Aroha nui. Ka kite anō. Xx  This weeks NZ music is Brother by Mountain Boy.  Playlist link: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/4b8x3hKWpxokYpGfNFp75H?si=BSoxeVZaToOlL3TwAFrbXA
19:28
February 23, 2020
Be My Valentine
Kia Ora lovelies! Welcome to the first “Insert name here” episode of Jewels from NZ where I talk (hear rant or debate or ramble) about random topics that have caught my fancy, chat to my call ins and generally have a fun time. I’ve got something on my mind, it’s Valentines Day here today and I’m going to share my love with people I love, so that’s you listeners. You’re tū meke, we should hang. Haha. Also I have some call ins to talk about. So lets get right into it! Thanks to my Gems listening out there: James, Scott, Glenn and Lucas. Extra thanks to my call ins: Spencer, Barry and Jason Find me under @julzburgisser on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook as well! Aroha nui. Ka kite anō. Xx This weeks NZ music is You Oughta Be In Love - Dave Dobbyn  Check out the Jewels from NZ music playlist on Spotify 
18:28
February 14, 2020
21 - The Haka
Kia Ora! This weeks episode is powerful and threatening. A native war cry that strikes fear into enemies hearts to this day. That’s right. We’re talking about The Haka. Thanks for the topic suggestion Glenn! Hope you like it. Don't forget to post your #pukana Haka selfie pics. Men give me all of the whetero (tongue poking) and ladies let me see that pukana (wide eyes).  And if you have any brilliant suggestions as to what to call my other chat/debate/rant/call in shows, let me know. I'm crowdsourcing ideas, haha.  Thanks to my Gems listening out there: James, Scott, Glenn and Lucas. Find me under @julzburgisser on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook as well! Aroha nui. Ka kite anō. Xx This weeks NZ music is The Haka. Of course! Article links: https://thespinoff.co.nz/atea/25-09-2019/a-rugby-world-cup-lesson-disrespect-the-haka-at-your-own-peril/
24:35
February 12, 2020
20 Waitangi Day
Kia Ora! Waitangi Day. It’s a National Holiday, a commemoration of the Treaty which formed Aotearoa New Zealand into what it is today, for better or worse and a day of extreme controversy and a lot of talking. So it’s really only fair that this podcast fits that and is a long one. I hope you enjoy listening to what might be the most important episode I ever do. There’s a lot to cover and explain. But it’s important so it’s worth it.  Thanks to my Sparkly Gems listening out there: James, Scott, Glenn and Lucas. You rock my world. and thanks to my call ins: Joe, Colin, Josh and Andy Find me under @julzburgisser on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook as well! Aroha nui. Ka kite anō. Xx Article Links https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/76604655/steven-joyce-hit-by-sex-toy-thrown-by-protester-at-waitangi https://nzhistory.govt.nz/politics/treaty/waitangi-day
29:11
February 4, 2020
19 January TTRPG Wins!
Kia Ora! This is an episode where I apologise for being absent lately and explain where I've been and what I've going on, as well as letting you in on what's coming up for me and Jewels from NZ. Spoiler: it's a lot of my TTRPG life talk. Also apologies for never being home lately and having to record this on my phone in my car on a lunch break. Haha. I do say life is crazy! Thanks to my Gems listening out there: James, Scott, Glenn and Lucas. Find me under @julzburgisser on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook as well! Aroha nui. Ka kite anō. Xx
15:30
January 30, 2020
18 Pavlova Party!
It’s fluffy, sweet and has a tempestuous history ... no I’m not talking about myself. Haha. Although it is my birthday so I think that deserves cake don’t you? Thanks to my Gems listening out there and extra thanks to my call in from Evil Jeff of 'Minions and Musings'. BIG CONGRATULATIONS to our Giveaway Winner: Scott from Shocking Gasp! I'm so excited you won. Number 9 was your lucky number! Find me under @julzburgisser on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook as well! Aroha nui. Ka kite anō. Xx This weeks NZ music is 2019 NZ Singles Chart Topper Soaked by Benee.
17:50
January 8, 2020
BONUS: Christmas Special
Christmas Desserts, Music and Family Traditions. It’s like walking down memory lane with my sister Bridget in this episode, filled with bonus cute factor as my niece Isabella and nephew Austin join in the chat. They want to talk about Santa and my niece has to reveal a naughty or nice issue she’s currently having. It’s a little longer but there are a few surprises in the episode as to why and a big one at the end. Meri Kirihimete from my whanau to yours.  Big thanks to my Gems and all other sparkly listeners out there. This weeks NZ music is a festive parody original "Single Baby..." by Julz herself. So enjoy!  Find me under @julzburgisser on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook as well!  Aroha nui. Ka kite anō. Xx
31:45
December 25, 2019
16: Christmas With Tito
It’s time to meet the second guest of Jewels from NZ, so welcome to Comedian and Father of Many; Tito Caldwell! We talk Beach Cricket and BBQ’s while we sit in my portable recording studio, otherwise known as my car. It’s all meat and good times. Meri kirihimete or Merry Christmas!  This weeks NZ music is Summer Wonderland by Ronan Keating made by Air New Zealand for us Kiwi's and our Summer! Find and support Tito Caldwell here: Tito’s Comedy Page https://www.facebook.com/TitosComedyPage/ DIY Comedy https://www.facebook.com/DIYComedyNZ/ Twitter: @tweetsbyteets87 Don't forget my Christmas Present of a review or chatting to me on social media! If you want to buy merch you can visit here: https://www.redbubble.com/people/jewelsfromnz/works/43334790-jewels-from-nz-logo?p=sticker&ref=available_products Or become a Gem by supporting on Patreon Here: https://www.patreon.com/jewelsfromnz Big thanks again to my Gems Scott Heckler, James Blyseth and Glenn Robinson, extra thanks to Josh, Jason and Jeff (all the J’s today!) for your call in’s and Kia Ora to all of you listening out there. Find me under @julzburgisser on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook as well! Aroha nui. Ka kite anō. Xx
23:26
December 21, 2019
15: Christmas With Conan
Christmas is coming and what better way to spend the time, than with friends. So... meet the first guest of Jewels from NZ: Conan McKegg! We talk a lot about seasonal family stress, how New Zealand closes for Christmas and how important a thick gravy is.  Thanks to my Gems listening out there and extra thanks to Josh Beckelhimer from JB Publishing for your call in. This weeks NZ music is Home Again by Shihad, with the worst naming story and history but the best NZ rock albums Find and support Conan McKegg here: Two Naked Gay Guys - www.2ngg.com  Don't forget my Christmas Present of a review or chatting to me on social media! Find me under @julzburgisser on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook as well! Aroha nui. Ka kite anō. Xx
24:39
December 18, 2019
14: Geologically Dynamic
Kia Ora! The Pacific Ocean Ring of Fire, sitting atop the Pacific tectonic plates is responsible for 90% of the world’s earthquakes and 75% of the world’s active and dormant volcanoes. It's also responsible for what happened here in NZ recently. In recognition of this tragedy, I talk a little bit about the many volcano's that make up our landscape and how dangerous they are. I didn't really feel like adding in all my usual upbeat chatter would be right in this episode, so I kept it brief. If you have questions, hit me up as usual. Find me under @julzburgisser on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook as well!  Aroha nui. Ka kite anō. Xx
14:03
December 16, 2019
13: Wicked Waka Wrangling
They say that the first explorer to reach Aoteaora NZ was Kupe. He drowned his cousin, stole his wife and his boat and set out to discover Aotearoa. I'm not sure there's many ways of fact checking this exactly but it's a pretty sweet story! Settle in because I've got another massive tale to tell. This one is about how the Māori made it to Aotearoa New Zealand and it's got many waka in it.  Then I'm going to tell you about how I got strong and told someone where to go, while the weather gets crazier here every day.  Thanks to my Gems for their call ins: Spencer talking Pirates and Penguins and Joey being the damn sweetest man on the planet.  Find me under @julzburgisser on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook as well! Aroha nui. Ka kite anō. Xx This weeks NZ music is Rain by Dragon
26:39
December 4, 2019
12: Sweet as a Kūmara!
Kia ora! You say sweet as... well sweet as what? Sweet as a sweet potato of course! It's time to dig into the facts of our tuberous dinner staple and so I've served you up some delicious facts.   I've got a little bit of news about me and my life, along with a sincere apology for being absent last week. I promise I have a good excuse and will make up for it. Aroha mai.   Hit me up with any questions you have about NZ (or me) and I'll do my best to give it to you "raw and wriggling" as that's apparently how we do it here in NZ. Haha. Aroha nui. Ka kite anō. Xx  Find me on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook as well all under @julzburgisser  Thanks to this weeks Jewels Gems for your call ins: Colin, and Lucas - the whole reason I'm here and my constant support.  This weeks NZ music is Bathe in the River by The Mt Raskil Preservation Society feat. Hollie Smith.  Also go check out the movie 'No. 2' 2006 New Zealand film written and directed by Toa Fraser. It's a feel good family drama that's inspiring.
22:14
November 27, 2019
11: Māori Mythology - It's Storytime!
Kia ora. Hello and Welcome. E noho! Sit! I have a kōrero or story for you today. The Māori kōrero of Creation. There is aroha or love, whanua or family, Nga Atua or Gods and much kakari or fighting, just like all the very best stories.  I have another love story to tell you that happened this week, with much less fighting in it, haha and then you'll hear from some Anchor friends of mine to close it all off.  Hit me up with any questions you have about NZ (or me) and I'll do my best to give it to you "raw and wriggling" as that's apparently how we do it here in NZ. Haha. Aroha nui. Ka kite anō. Xx Find me on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook as well! All on @julzburgisser Thanks to this weeks Jewels Gems for your call ins: Colin from Spikepit RPG Podcast, Spencer from Keep off the Borderlands, and Lieren from Updates from the Middle of Nowhere- the whole reason I'm here and my constant support. This weeks NZ music is something a little different. Alien Weaponry is a NZ thrash metal band and this song Kai Tangata translates to Eat people. it's refering to The Māori God Tumatauenga, the God of war. Cannabalism was a part of Māori warfare and this song about the history of that time in all it's grisly truth. The clip is epic and you should go watch it.  As always to hear more NZ music go visit Jewels from NZ playlist on Spotify and give it a follow. I take recommendations as well!
23:58
November 13, 2019
10: Things That Go Boom
Kia ora! The 5th of November isn't just the date that this episode is being released, it's also the date of Guy Fawkes, a weird not really NZ celebration of the person that for some reason we still participate in as a country. So i'll be telling you all about that in this episode, along with updating you on the World Cup Results (in case you've been under a rock) and filling you in on my recent musical exploits.  Hit me up with any questions you have about NZ (or me) and I'll do my best to give it to you "raw and wriggling" as that's apparently how we do it here in NZ. Haha. Aroha nui. Ka kite anō. Xx Find me on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook as well!  Thanks to this weeks Jewels Gems for your call ins: Colin, Spencer, Jeff and of course, Joey - the whole reason I'm here and my constant support. This weeks NZ music is from a friend of mine, that I sing with sometimes Andy Gartrell and the song is called Broken. Listen to Diceratops for the live show here: https://open.spotify.com/episode/7M4YbheZxX2O0HOFavxDSz?si=dQCLgppUSsiioSs8DLMp1g and listen to my homebrew oneshot adventure here: https://open.spotify.com/episode/4BY2mNl4t79Z87sOvSqbEB?si=MKGCt4uMTreL_S2Jh3gbDA Thanks to: The people who have put up with grumpy annoyed me during stupid selfish gunpowder explosions and for freesound.org for my sweet new tunes. Sparkles - https://freesound.org/s/399294/ Creaking Door - https://freesound.org/s/70101/ Melody Loop - https://freesound.org/s/415511/ News Report - https://freesound.org/s/376306/
18:32
November 5, 2019
09: Bird of the Year 2019
Kia ora! This week in NZ is the kick off of the most important popularity contest we have in the whole country: Bird of the Year. Everyone gets into it, we're all hit with Bird Fever as we root for our favorite to win. I break down how it works and who is getting my vote this year.  In recognition of the spooky season we find ourselves in, I list my Top 10 must see Halloween Night movies. My list is made up of films I've watched for years and mean something to me around this time of year, so I'm sure you're find it an unusual list. Please feel free to share yours back!  For news, it's a bit more body based and fairly personal this week but so exciting for people like me! And speaking of me I have a whole lot of RPG news to tell you that has happened this week or will be happening soon.  I drop some info about who is my favorite band and my tattoo as well! Hit me up with any questions you have about NZ (or me) and I'll do my best to give it to you "raw and wriggling" as that's apparently how we do it here in NZ. Haha. Aroha nui. Ka kite anō. Xx  Find me on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook as well!  At julzburgisser for all. https://www.instagram.com/julzburgisser/  https://www.facebook.com/julzburgisser/  https://twitter.com/julzburgisser  Thanks to this weeks Jewels Gems for your call ins: Spencer - the whole reason I'm here and my constant support.  This weeks NZ music is a nod towards some more famous NZ Birds. Anchor Me by The Mutton Birds.
36:07
October 28, 2019
08: Money for Nothing, Birds for Free
Kia Ora, welcome to Jewels from NZ! Today I talking about Money, Money, MONEY! The NZD, Kiwi Dollar or Tāra o Aotearoa. I go over a quick history and mostly talk about what we decided to decorate our money with. It tells you a lot about who we are and gives you a sweet overview of some of the countries history, scenery, famous people, flora and fauna. Hit me up with any questions you have about NZ (or me) and I'll do my best to give it to you "raw and wriggling" as that's how we do it here in NZ. No edits and loose AF. I'm here for the good times so hopefully you find it's good too. Aroha nui. Ka kite anō. Xx Find me on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook as well!  https://www.instagram.com/julzburgisser/ https://www.facebook.com/julzburgisser/ https://twitter.com/julzburgisser Thanks to this weeks Jewels Gem Colin for your call in. This weeks NZ music is Bag of Money by Fly My Pretties. Enjoy! Sorry about this one, it's 3am, I had a few drinks and tried to tackle too much information. If you make it through, thanks! Haha. 
33:35
October 22, 2019
07 Rugby: Ruck and Roll
Kia ora! This week we need to talk about how our All Blacks are in the Quarter Finals of the Rugby World Cup and I have faith that this year we'll be taking the cup home to Aotearoa New Zealand again. Where it belongs.  I also cover what all of that means, for those of you with no prior rugby knowledge. You'll be faking it in no time at all! Hit me up with any questions you have about NZ (or me) and I'll do my best to give it to you "raw and wriggling" as that's how we do it here in NZ. No edits and loose AF. I'm here for the good times so hopefully you find it's good too. Aroha nui. Ka kite anō. Xx Here's a sweet article about John Campbell investigating Professional rugby set against the Rugby World Cup https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/sport/rugby/john-campbell-investigates-odds-stacked-against-pacific-minnows-like-manu-samoa-rugby-world-cup Find me @julzburgisser on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook as well!  Thanks to this weeks Jewels Gems for your call ins:  Spencer, Lieren of course, Joey - the whole reason I'm here and my constant support. Credits to: Rugby World Cup 2019 for good entertainment if a little dodgy politics, the All Blacks for kicking butt globally and for freesound.org for my sweet new tunes.
32:10
October 15, 2019
06 Adventure Awaits!
Kia ora! We're plummeting at speed into the adrenalin pumping sports that make New Zealand so famous for being a top Adenture Tourism destination. I'm telling you all about a Kiwi climbed some international heights to bring people to our slice of paradise who all are pushing the limits and living without fear.  I'm also telling you a story of the time I attempted to beat my own fear of heights by challenging myself to do the extreme and how it all turned out.  Hit me up with any questions you have about NZ (or me) and I'll do my best to give it to you "raw and wriggling" as that's how we do it here in NZ. No edits and loose AF. I'm here for the good times so hopefully you find it's good too. Aroha nui. Ka kite anō. Xx Find me on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook as well! All at @julzburgisser Thanks to this weeks Jewels Gems for your call ins: Colin, Spencer, and last but never least Joey - the whole reason I'm here telling crazy stories and my constant laughs and support. If you'd like to check out more about AJ Hackett and their incredible offer of NZ activities to help you "Live more. Fear less." visit www.bungy.co.nz This weeks song is Falling in Love Again - by Anika Moa  Credits to: AJ Hackett and their awesome history of Bungee and for freesound.org for my sweet new tunes. Sparkles - https://freesound.org/s/399294/ Creaking Door - https://freesound.org/s/70101/ Melody Loop - https://freesound.org/s/415511/ News Report - https://freesound.org/s/376306/
35:25
October 8, 2019
05 Marmite: Black Gold or Nasty Tar?
Kia Ora! Haere mai! Hello! Welcome! Marmite can absolutely divide a room, or even a nation. But it's a fascinating breakfast spread and I'm a massive fan. So I'm going to delve into the history of the salty, yeasty wonderful taste and I hope you enjoy it! Or get to if you haven't already! For News Nuggets this week I chat about a really exciting clinical trial happening in my hometown right now for something pretty close to my heart.  Then it's a very special Julz Time to Shine as I introduce my main man in my life, my cat Muesli. I also sing a comedy parody song I made thinking about what it's like to be a cat owner. Hope you have a laugh about it all but maybe rethink that cat present for me, ok? Hit me up with any questions you have about NZ (or me) and I'll do my best to give it to you "raw and wriggling". No self edits and loose AF, this is real Julz uncut. Sorry. Haha. Aroha nui. Ka kite anō. Xx Find me @julzburgisser on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook as well!  Thanks to Spencer as this weeks Jewels Gems for your call in. Your support mans a lot. Thanks also to my voters on Twitter, including you Scott. Hope I answered your question! Thanks also to Morgan Hunter-Bell who grabbed my live show video I used to give you all audio of the song. Go check me out on YouTube to see the full video clip! Credits to:  freesound.org for my sweet tunes. Sparkles - https://freesound.org/s/399294/ Creaking Door - https://freesound.org/s/70101/ Melody Loop - https://freesound.org/s/415511/ News Report - https://freesound.org/s/376306/
25:34
October 1, 2019
04 Kiwi Slang? Sweet As!
Kia ora! It's time to teach you to talk like a New Zealander, bro. Give it a go! She'll be right. Nek minnit you'll be skux as, au. Chur.  This week in the news NZ history is coming to schools better than ever and NZ Police are pulling you over but it's not to give out tickets. In my life I want to talk about a few things I've been doing and some I have coming up. Comedy, band and RPG, it's all going on right now. Hit me up with any questions you have about NZ (or me) and I'll do my best to give it to you "raw and wriggling" as that's how we do it here in NZ. No edits and loose AF. I'm here for the good times so hopefully you find it's good too. Aroha nui. Ka kite anō. Xx Find me on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook: @julzburgisser Links to Nek Minnit Original: www.youtube.com/watch?v=CTZyorJVeqI  Loading Docs Documentary: https://loadingdocs.net/meme-me/ Thanks to this weeks Jewels Gems for your call in: Larry Hamilton, you all listening are the whole reason I'm here and my constant support. Credits to: Stuff News for providing my news nuggets and for freesound.org for my sweet new tunes. Sparkles - https://freesound.org/s/399294/ Creaking Door - https://freesound.org/s/70101/ Melody Loop - https://freesound.org/s/415511/ News Report - https://freesound.org/s/376306/
34:22
September 24, 2019
03 Language: A Culture Map
Kia ora! In this episode I’m talking languages. Four of them. Three official and one teaser. I dive into the history of our three official languages English, New Zealand Sign Language and Māori and even try to break down the building blocks of Te Reo Māori and give you some tips on pronunciation in a very musical way.   I give you the most terrifying and crazy news from NZ that I found this week and tell you a bit about how my week went. Spoiler: Average.   Thanks to this weeks Julz Gems: Colin, Lieren, Joe and Jeff. I don't know what I'd do without your support.  Hit me up with any questions you have about NZ (or me) and I'll do my best to give it to you "raw and wriggling" as that's how we do it here in NZ. No edits and loose AF. I'm here for the good times so hopefully you find it's good too. Aroha nui. Ka kite anō. Xx  Find me on Instagram and Twitter and Facebook as well! Or go check out my website! As always, here's the links I used to help me put this together, so that you can read more if you want.   This one, and this one about the Maori Language decline and revival.  This one is Cray Cray Frank and this is about the Nestle Fear.  Credits to: freesound.org for my sweet new tunes. Sparkles - https://freesound.org/s/399294/ Creaking Door - https://freesound.org/s/70101/ Melody Loop - https://freesound.org/s/415511/ News Report - https://freesound.org/s/376306/
34:29
September 17, 2019
02 A Kiwi by any other name...
Kia Ora! Julz is back with a second official episode talking about: Why are New Zealander's called Kiwi's anyway?  It's also Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori or Māori Language Week, so I've given you a few words to take for a test drive as new NZ vocab.  And Hey Julz...? What's going on with your face?? I break down my weird hereditary blood condition which usually doesn't affect my life until... well you should listen to the episode.  Hit me up with any questions you have about NZ (or me) and I'll do my best to give it to you "raw and wriggling" as that's how we do it here in NZ. No edits and loose AF. I'm here for the good times so hopefully you find it's good too. Aroha nui. Ka kite anō. Xx Find me on Instagram and Twitter as well!!  Credits to:  This article which is an amazing sum up of why people don't always like being called Kiwi's. The internet for filling some gaps in my knowledge and for freesound.org for my sweet new tunes. Sparkles - https://freesound.org/s/399294/ Creaking Door - https://freesound.org/s/70101/ Melody Loop - https://freesound.org/s/415511/ News Report - https://freesound.org/s/376306/
17:41
September 10, 2019
01 In The Bonds of Love We Meet
Kia ora! In the first official episode of Jewels from NZ I’m going to talk NZ music... well, the New Zealand Anthem anyway. There's a little history of where it came from and how it came to be what it is and maybe there's a little singing for you as well. I also talk a little about the Levin escapees / Benny Hill situation and the weird time I had with parrots recently. Wanted to say a quick thank you to all the fathers out there, especially mine because it was Fathers Day here in NZ this weekend. Hit me up with any questions you have about NZ (or me) and I'll do my best to give it to you "raw and wriggling" as that's how we do it here in NZ. No edits and loose AF. I'm here for the good times so hopefully you find it's good too. Aroha nui. Ka kite anō. Xx Thanks to this weeks Jewels Gems for your call ins: Colin, Spencer, Jeff and of course, Joey - the whole reason I'm here and my constant support. Here's a link to that Spotify Playlist I was talking about! Find me on Instagram as well!  Credits to: The New Zealand Anthem and Wikipedia for filling some gaps in my knowledge and for freesound.org for my sweet new tunes.  Sparkles - https://freesound.org/s/399294/ Creaking Door - https://freesound.org/s/70101/ Melody Loop - https://freesound.org/s/415511/ News Report - https://freesound.org/s/376306/
31:50
September 3, 2019
Begin at the Beginning
Hi! It's nice to meet you because that's what this episode is about. We're going on a cute first date and getting to know one another. Well... mostly me, you're getting to know me. 😂  Also there's some info about what this podcast is about and who's fault it is. Near the end you've got your first juicy jewels of NZ awesomeness. So jump right in and say hi!  Let me know any questions you have about NZ (or me) and I'll do my best to give it to you "raw and wriggling" as that's how we do it here in NZ. No edits, all improv and loose AF. I'm here for the good times so hopefully you find it's good too Xx Find me on Instagram as well! https://www.instagram.com/julzburgisser/
14:19
August 26, 2019