Canterbury Business - The Lowdown podcast - Bob Parker


The first episode of the new podcast series "Canterbury Business - The Lowdown" has just been released. 

The series represents people in Christchurch working in the business, hospitality and tourism sectors living through the nationwide lockdown during the COVID-19 pandemic. Tandem's owner Dave Dunlay chats to key figures in the Christchurch community to see how they're coping during isolation.

The production of this series runs true to the current isolation situation, with the team joining in from their homes around Canterbury. Brett Robertson is the sound technician recording from his home in St Martins, producer Tania Green is running things from her home in Hornby and host Dave is the frontman in his Lyttelton shed (ahem...we mean 'studio'). The wonderful people joining us each episode will be based in the comfort and safety of their own homes for a much needed chat. 

For a small city in the bottom corner of the world, we’ve had a lot of disaster to deal with. How can we learn from this and apply these lessons to the COVID-19 crisis? Sir Bob Parker, former Mayor of Christchurch, joins us for the first episode to share some strategies.


The podcast has been created with the help of our partners The Canterbury Employers Chamber of Commerce and Christchurch NZ.

Stay tuned for more episodes coming every week, with current Mayor Lianne Dalziel, Student Volunteer Army found Sam Johnson, Chamber of Commerce CEO Leeann Watson and more.

You can listen to all the episode on iTunes and Spotify.