Maori world views within the scientific community are important and celebrated the people and ideas delivering an edge in the world of science. Maori have always been scientists and continue to be scientists. Our brand of science maybe a little different from Western science but, nonetheless, it allowed us to work in the world, to be in the world, to live in the world, to survive in the world for generations.
–Dr Ocean Mercier fronts the edu-tainment TV series Matauranga.
Source: MTS press kit.
Ka pai te wahine na.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 21.1.13~
I missed the Woodrow W. Clark symposium at Beverly Hills before leaving the US for New Zealand. Gov. Gray Davis and Woodrow’s thoughts impressed me enough to take a photo just prior to jumping on a jet. I took the snap as I wanted to research Woodrow & Gov. Gray’s thoughts when I could. Now could quite possibly be that time. Renewable energy and sustainability in the 3IR realm of infrastructure advances is the vibe of what they do.
His thoughts are more relevant today perhaps than ever.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 21.1.13~
“The law of the suppression of radical potential” is an idea first described by Brian Winston in his book, Technologies of Seeing: Photography, Cinematography and Television. According to the law, when a communications technology is realised, its growth is suppressed through the constraining influence of already prevailing institutions and other mechanisms.
Winston shows how the law can be used as a model for describing the life cycle of many communications technologies. His approach is in particular directed against technological determinism and instead proposes that the emergence of new media and new technologies is mediated and controlled by society. (more…)
“Spend time with your kuia (grandma). She is tika tutuuru, frank. A good person.”
Sir Hugh Kawharu, 1998.
Photo: Lady Freda Kawharu and Sir Hugh Kawharu. Sir Hugh was awarded his knighthood in 1989, the Eldson Best Medal by the Polynesian Society in 1992. He was Fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand, honorary Fellow of Exeter College, and Patron of the Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford University. He was a member of the Order of New Zealand, the highest New Zealand honour in 2002. He received the Auckland City’s Distinguished Citizen Award in 2005. He was my grandma’s friend.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 16.1.13~
Apparently online peeps in the UK have taken to creating their favorite App idea.
One that I found funny was Alex with his App idea to censor information you might already have learned enough times. What he’s suggesting is that people who think original thoughts should be heard more. We need to train people on media platforms to create original content, especially in the way they (we) express ideas. Alex wants to block content that annoys him with his App idea.
For Alex that is: [The App] would end buzz-filled headlines that read something like ‘complex and interrelated socioeconomic factors,’ ‘the squeezed-middle” or ‘worry of the rising fiscal cliff’ and ‘crowd-sourcing a more nuanced approach to helicopter parenting’. Instead we would just read ‘the worry of therising’ – this filtered phrase, would encourage people to stand up, look outside, inspire their imaginations… and burn fat.”
Gosh. Alex is full on. In a good way. (more…)
important in the world are academics (and scientists) helping to shed light on climate change. It’s been a year of crazy weather, the last 12 months.
who’s involved? The Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) will provide an update of knowledge on the scientific, technical and socio-economic aspects of climate change. It will be composed of three working group reports and a Synthesis Report (SYR). The outline and content can be found in the AR5 reference document and SYR Scoping document.
WG1: The Physical Science Basis 23-26 September 2013. WG2: Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability 25-29 March 2014. WG3: Mitigation of Climate Change 7-11 and 13 April 2014. Next stage: AR5 Synthesis Report (SYR) 27-31 October 2014. (more…)
WHAT IS FREEDOM? GERMAN, CANADIAN, US THINKERS OF THE FRASER INSTITUTE’S STUDY – TOWARDS A WORLDWIDE INDEX OF HUMAN FREEDOM
German, Canadian and American researchers quite fancy New Zealand as a beautiful whenua (land) reports marketwire website, especially in offering an idea of new starts. That being an idea of freedom. Yahoo Finance also ran the story.
Last year, the Cato Institute listed New Zealand as having “high economic freedom” ranking third in the world after Hong Kong and Singapore in the yearly Economic Freedom of The World report. An interesting finding as the average wage in New Zealand is US$36k. Yet New Zealand is perceived as having high financial freedom by Cato.
This year, the Germans and Canadians of The Fraser Institute list why they feel New Zealand has high freedom levels. The Insitute claims to have, “the most complete index of human freedom” and is Canada’s leading public policy think-tank. It worked with Germany’s Liberales Institut to collate its thoughts. A summary of main points follows:
The authors of the book say the intention was to measure the degree to which people were free to enjoy classic civil liberties-freedom of speech, religion, individual economic choice, and association and assembly-in each country surveyed.
The nations in their study they like as being perceived as free are: New Zealand, Netherlands, Hong Kong, Australia, Canada, Ireland, US, Denmark, Japan, Estonia. The UK was listed at 18 and France at 33. (more…)
On Hobson street as students we sung melodies to the stars, trekking as twinkling lucky comets suspended bright as jewels of the night.
High above geogentric racial wars, we acknowledge the witness of those great bearers of light. Galaxies of pearl systems, strung in sky over the cliffs as gentle reminders we are immortal mortals of Te Whetu Marama.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 4.1.13~
Entertainment, fashion, world news, sports and two favorite travel havens always interest audiences online.
Quick audience check by content sections: Over 9000+ different sections of themed content make up this website’s archives. So, of that combined efforts (as a lot of different journalists and photographers and stars’ content is in this site too)… what is being most read today?
The ten most read sections are:
|1. Entertainment Celebrity News||2,555|
|2. Entertainment News||2,496|
|3. Entertainment Distribution||2,491|
|4. Hollywood Entertainment News||2,415|
|5. World News||2,251|
|6. New Zealand||2,210|
10. Top Ten
Iconic fashion moments: Audrey Hepburn wears Herbert Givenchy in a vintage Hollywood fashion movie.
University students in New Zealand sport custom designed Huffer tees as they study and exercise their creative and highly innovative Kiwi brains.
Thanks for reading, sharing, being. Most of all thanks for contributing to world views each day.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 29.12.12~
My thought: how do we set what they think… to pictures? that all can understand.
Their work indicates that what we need is earth romance thinking… whereby we listen to what the earth is telling us. Quite often we do not, when we make our plans and designs for the world (economy etc too). (more…)
STORM URU PLANS TO ADD AN MBA TO HIS BUSINESS NETWORKING MIX IN TRADING, CHINA IS A FORTE MARKET HE’S STUDYING
At 27 Storm holds conjoint science and commerce bachelor degrees, majoring in chemistry and finance, plus a masters in management where he researched New Zealand’s free trade agreement with China to see if it was helping Kiwi companies set up operations there.
Storm now works for Bank of New Zealand, on the Wellington trading floor division of the Australia banking chain. He tells Andrew Aderson, it is” giving me an insight into the economy, how Reserve Bank decisions affect what we do, and the wider global picture.” (more…)
Russian media question why poverty is returning to England and Europe. It’s quite an interesting read.
Here’s an excerpt: Head of the Department on International Financial Issues at the Centre for European Economic Research, Professor Michael Schroeder reckons that the European crisis affects export-oriented producers more than others.
As a result, market conditions weaken, unemployment rises, and living standards lower. Schroeder claims these market conditions will stay that way until at least 2016, maybe even 2017. Michael gives numerous examples of the fall of the level of European citizens to back up his stud.
The British Guardian newspaper discovered in demoractic journalistic reporting that 83% of teachers in the UK see hungry students daily. 50% of teachers say poverty has risen markedly in the last two years. Reduced benefits, unemployment and recession have hit British families hard. They say it is difficult to teach students in these conditions. (more…)
Popular online right now in the USA is this post: Suppression of Potential.
It follows the line of thought that something’s are just too good, to be known about. The current powers-that-be suppress new ideas, so as to maintain a monopoly on business flows, with their old ideas. (more…)
Nephew no.3 has graduated out of his high school blazer. Woot!
He’s off to a New Zealand University next year.
Like his momma, (who was an A+ college student at 18… a geek freak :), he won a prize to go.
His dad does post graduate business papers as a student and entrepreneurial pioneer too. We are so proud of him.
Creative and sporty, full credit goes to his team of teachers, his peers and high school.
Kia Tupato. Kia Kaha. Karawhiua. Life’s journey a fun trail of discovery. Have fun learning adventurously. :)
~Post #: 20,8882: Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 9.11.12~
A group of thinkers set to music.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 9.11.12~
At the centre and working together to prevent brain drain.
& an exodus from New Zealand too. :)
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 7.10.12~
Because A+ Smart peoples R.us.2! i<3TheMaoriNews:
Te Karere News is a unique view of Kiwi news presented each day.
Click on link to be informed more of a Maori perspective in the South Pacific.
One of my Maori tribes featured in today’s news bulletin.
The news had an education focus to it as well. So for variety, watch the documentary trailer Maori Boy Genius by Pietra Bretkelly, if you haven’t seen it already. With Nga Ruuira as star, the documentary has won international awards in film festivals and has been viewed in China too.
A+ young people are totz awesomeness to see in action. Gotta Spotlight our bright people 2 da max! If we don’t, few else will. So Imma gonna celebr8 NZ Maori and Kiwi achievement more.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 1.10.12~
The first time ever I saw your face, I thought the sun rose in your eyes, And the moon and stars were the gifts you gave, To the dark and the empty skies, my love To the dark and the empty skies I felt your heart so close to mine, And I knew our joy would fill the earth, And last ti[ll] the end of time my love, It would last ti[ll] the end of time my love.
Mahogany-souled artist, song lyrics: Roberta Flack. Performance: Wiggy, St Helens, UK.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 1.9.12~
Not a cloud in the sky, in the dinghy, tide high, on a great day. Cotton wool in my ears to protect from the spray, what more could you want of a lagoon or a bay? Eye settle on confident sea of a great day.
Photograph: Still from Perfectly Frank (1998), an award-winning film by Bruce Sheridan about New Zealand writer Frank Sargeson.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 16.8.12~
True fact: Creative Maori-Kiwi kid, young Jakey Davis attends Catholic school.
He is so smart, when I’m in Jakey’s presence, my brain hurts tracking the zings that go through his thought processes at lightning Te Uira speed.
Can’t help admire his clever. Academically Jakey is definitely in the fast track. The self-described “one of the two best” in his Saturday mornings rugby team, Jake loves going to school every day. If he could go to school on the weekends too, Jakey so would. Such a Maori nerd!
New Zealand’s got smart talent rising up in Kiwi neighborhoods.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 28.7.12~
OLYMPICS SECURITY TIGHTENS AIR SPACE – GARTH BRAY INTERVIEWS LORD SEBASTIAN COE ON LONDON OLYMPICS 2012
Kiwi journalist Garth Bray explains how Britain is ensuring a safe Olympic Games 2012. Mo’ military is the plan. In addition air space above London’s CBD has been closed. “Lethal force” will ensue any plane that fudge these rules.
Bray also interviewed Lord Sebastian Coe whose “ecstatic” the Games are occurring in London. Coe’s picks for best sports watches this Olympics are track and field, equestrian and boxing.
As a kid my Maori mom would wake us up to watch Seb Coe run in the Olympics. His four Olympic medals, that included the 1500 metres gold medal at the Olympic Games in 1980 and 1984 were the moments that made sports exciting for young people in New Zealand. He also set eight outdoor and three indoor world records in middle distance track events. This included a world record relay race. Steve Ovett and Steve Cram his middle distance racing rivals ensured audiences returned to the TV every time Coe raced.
Mr Peter Williams has the Olympics story.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 15.7.12~