Old quiet house You are like any other home You need people Who live in you To laugh To cry To be born To die To make you feel like one.
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bonus: audio poetry can be listened to @play.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 7.2.13. pics: google images online archives~
shifting water + water cyphoning – the world’s water-based economy’s flows tracking:
If there’s one thing I noticed about the world in the last seven years has been that when it comes down to it, water currencies make the world go round. Especially, when it comes to peace on earth.
I lived in Los Angeles. It is a city consisting of 20m people (in LA and surrounding cities) where you had to purchase every drop of water to survive.
In NZ, our no.1 business story is probably farming + agriculture’s flows and how water from New Zealand is gathered together from all over the green NZ paddock to create milk powder.
The profits of the waters’ fruit in dairy, is highly sought after in Asian nations now. What do Asian nation’s want? A piece of NZ’s water supply, effectively, now turned to a protein format. So NZ’s water is still the currency being shifted (or cyphoned) from NZ’s landscape for people living afar off. (more…)
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 3.2.13~
voa news reports: Searchers said the Canadian Otto plane en route to Antarctica, that had three Canadians on board in support of the Italian Antarctic Program at the Italian base, crashed close to the summit of Mount Elizabeth in the northern end of Queen Alexandria Range, close to the Ross Sea.
news.com.au reported: It appeared that the plane “was not survivable.” Experienced pilot Bob Heath of Inuvik, of Calgary-based Kenn Borek Air, and Mike Denton have been identified as two of three Canadians lost.
cbc canada reported: Rescuers pinpointed the plane to be halfway between the South Pole and McMurdo Station. Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development had requested the flight to the Italian base project.
Tracey Brickles of NZ said: “It has been [a] difficult operation in challenging conditions but we remained hopeful of a positive result. Our thoughts are now with the families of the crewmen.” Dense cloud, snow and winds up to 170km/h had hampered efforts.
TV3 also noted: New Zealand’s Rescue Co-ordination Centre co-ordinated the search between the different planes from various nations helping in the search and rescue response effort.
The news agencies are reporting, conditions are currently not ideal to progress the search due to high winds.
Photo caption: The missing plane had been flying from the South Pole to an Italian base in Antarctica’s Terra Nova Bay. Rescuers pinpointed the plane to be halfway between the South Pole and McMurdo Station. A view of the Insel Range in Antarctica. Photo credit: The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, AP.
Popular too is a link to: Moves to further protect Antarctica.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 22.1.13~
“It is expression [that] we are part of the culture of New Zealand… Scott Base has a place in the hearts and minds of New Zealanders, even if they haven’t visited here. To have this representation here is a lovely touch.”
56 years after New Zealand settled into Ross Island, Ngai Tahu’s Mark Solomon and NZ’s John Key speak in Artactica unveiling Ngai Tahu Maori artwork sculpture made of West Coast totara. The sculpture of cultural significance was placed next to the New Zealand flagpole that Sir Edmund Hillary put up in 1957 to mark the opening of Scott base on Ross Island.
–reporting Isaac Davison. Photo: Alan Gibson. NZH.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 20.1.13~
“It’s an environment unlike anything else, a place of great beauty and history.”
Science projects in the area are amazing.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 19.1.13~
Awakening to the news, the story goes:
“[New Zealand's] Prime Minister John Key was taken to hospital last night after fainting in front of a full restaurant in Christchurch.
He was taken to Christchurch Hospital, where he was seen by three specialists, who have decided he is fit to travel to Antarctica this morning.
It’s all on between Argentina and England: Argentina slams UK over Antarctica imperialism…
Sounds like China and Japan’s news combo about territories when asking ‘who’s really from where’… a tad.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 22.12.12~
Dan Rasmussen photographed penguins in the wind during “Herbie.”
I am reading of a group of scientists expedition to the Antarctica. It’s quite interesting. More at National Geographic Magazine online.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 22.11.12~
CHINA, RUSSIA, UKRAINE, JAPAN & SOUTH KOREA’S LOVE OF FISH – SEES SOUTHERN OCEAN ANTARCTICA MARINE RESERVE PLANS ON HOLD
China, Russia and Ukraine’s need for fish saw these three nations object to fishing restrictions in the Ross Sea and Artarctica.
TVNZ reported: Talks to create the world’s biggest marine reserve in the Southern Ocean have been put on hold until next year after a high-powered meeting in Australia failed to make progress.
Representatives from 25 countries have been meeting in Hobart for the last 11 days, trying to create a plan to protect whales and penguins in Antarctica’s Ross Sea.
It is believed that South Korea, China, Japan and Russia blocked the advancement of the proposal for the protection plan at a meeting last night.
The Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR) has now agreed to hold a special session in Germany in July 2013 to try to break the deadlock.
The sticking point was over regulating commercial fishing in the proposed reserve and creating a no-take zone. (more…)
The Ross Sea NZ & USA compromise in governance, is totally floating our boats today. Read it.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 1.11.12~
Maori language lessons have officially started in the Antarctica and The Ross Sea.
Watch clip above to see it in action. Take one of these with you. The Hika Lite App.
Learn the Maori language while in Antartica and being on Ross seas too - in conjunction with learning an Asian language also. :)
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 30.10.12~
Press Release – APNZ: Tuesday, 30 October, 2012 – 10:32
News that New Zealand and the United States have come to consensus over fishing in the Ross Sea should ensure plans to establish the world’s largest marine reserve get the green light, Labour’s Associate Foreign Affairs spokesperson Maryan Street says.
“Arriving at an accord over the territory in this pristine environment to be protected from exploitation is a much more mature and cooperative result than having no agreement and therefore no protection.
I’ll never see the world the same way again.–epiphany realisms.
Does it get lonely in the day All by yourself in this big old place Do you ever come out and play Scream out loud or walk the stage And maybe you are looking down tonight Maybe you can see Burning like an old spotlight Shining down on me (more…)
Salmon farming is a way to turn agricultural product into fish.
For it to work, you need a good water supply to grow crops. The crops, you turn into fish.
Waters Rich Antarctic News: New Zealand and the United States are in chats to to brainstorm the creation of an historic marine protection area in Antarctica’s Ross Sea.
The head of the US delegation at the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR) meeting in Hobart says both countries are aware they will need to compromise if an agreement is to be reached.
The meeting is hoping to establish the world’s largest marine protection area (MPA). Competing plans for the Ross Sea are in discussion. The New Zealand plan is for a larger area but the US proposal is favoured by environmental groups because it puts more restrictions on fishing.
New Zealand is anxious to protect its toothfish industry, while the US proposal would set up a no-fishing reference area for scientific research. (more…)
CONRAD SMITH, TRENDS TRACKING GOOGLE’S PAGE 1 RANKINGS & SOUTH PACIFIC MILITARY SCIENCE, SPORTING ANTARCTICA FAMILIES
I just love Google’s chutzpah sometimes. I have a lot of Maori content in the 20,000 blog posts I’ve posted. Yet in the top ten google rankings of Horiwoodblog, you’d never know it had as much Maori content as the blog contains.
The top posts right now are, NZ’s PM, US Airforce Antarctica, NZ Police, Gwen Stefani & buds, Modern Family & Emmys cast, a Tongan-Kiwi icon with an Apple iPhone5 phone and a power house, rising Samoan-Kiwi, rugby football star. (more…)
Working together is success–Henry Ford.
Photo: Photographer George Steinmetz captured this photo of a Canadian Glacier looming at the edge of Lake Fryxell in Antarctica. The glacier is in a region of the continent known as the McMurdo Dry Valleys. Part of the Life in Color: White Series: National Geographic.
10. Kiwi Cops
Photo: Vintage Rugby, George Nepia in action on history’s football field. Photo: NZH.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 3.10.12~
With employment being a real issue in the USA, Americans are looking to living abroad more, to work, plan ahead and earn a crust.
America is also always on the look out to deepen ties with other nations, for future fossil fuel supplies needs.
Without these the U.S dies as an economy. U.S people don’t like that.
Here’s a story about how one Southern New Zealand city is able to help the USA out as a base:
The summer season to Antarctica was marked by the first flight to Antarctica. The flight had take off from Christchurch this morning.
The cargo of the flight involved around 130 people. On board was 25,000 kilos of cargo bound for the icy wilderness as scientists prepare to make the most of the brighter weather over the next few months.
“Everybody is excited about the first mission because we wanted it to go on time and on schedule and luckily for us the weather is co-operating it’s a beautiful day down there,” said Lieutenant Colonel Brent Kennon of the US Air Force about the weather conditions that are beyond human control.
The locations challenges for flight, means that a good pilot is the ticket. “Most pilots are used to landing on a nice big paved runway surface with grass under the sides with lots of lights and markings,” Kennon said in New Zealand. “Well, we land on an ice runway that’s built right on the sea ice and the ice shelf and it’s white on white.” (more…)
White people in NZ, like to play James Bond wannabes sometimes. Also, visions of trekking across ice for months at a time, also float our boat in New Zealand. Here’s an exercise in processing that art. Forget grey, this is an entire other level. Let’s just call it, the art of fifty shades of white.
A Distilling current events exercise, from the pages of Arctic history - fusion.
Shaking off the snow from a spirit full of Shackleton’s whiskey-boots diaries; the mind, a lucky survivor of an incredible journey of endurance and naive stupidity in braving the unknown; a turn of history’s pages in reverse, is always good to earnestly while away the time.
The lens says, it was 1907. What started out as a bit of a stunt, on a tee-totalers whim to brave the unknown, would turn into a trek across the Antarctica from Anglo-Irish led braves.
What can be said of the brandy poured down Chinaman, the pony’s throat, who’d fallen through tongue lashings of intercepted ice, a bit harsh. The nosy hunger of the ice storms far away never ceasing to pelt a blizzard of force acted unlawfully to the principles of sunlight.
What can be said too of the 15 men on ice for 12 months solid, too prudent to tell the veil of stars their sophisticated scars of frostbites intrusion on their bones, their psyches, their hands and toes.
Still, the gramophone hand-cranked would help, and rewound time and again to enliven the party to midnight sing-a-longs, it would be all about living up the sting of cold from the way Jack Frost’s ministry performed. Usually in a manner too hard or too vague to understand at all. Yet the music intercepted the reality of cold, providing a break of the surreal through the otherwise mundane haze of endless white sleet.
The story continues to make me drop into a world so stark. Again I leave September 2012 walking through histories pages.
It is 1907, (more…)
Filmmaker with a famous name, Anthony Powell, lives in the Antarctic on Scott Base. He also films what he sees in an incredibly resourceful and innovative way. Miriama Kamo and Peter Cronshaw present Anthony’s story as a filmmaker living in a remarkable location of the world at the link pic above.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 24.9.12~
Both The Examiner and Collider report that Oscar winners Matt Damon and Ben Affleck will produce a new movie for Warner Bros Studios together. Race to The South Pole features content of the race between Englishman Robert Falcon Scott and Norwegian Roald Amundsen in the Southernmost point on the Earth.
Five people we’re reading right now are:
3. Wu Guanzhong
[Photos: Getty Images via The HR].
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 20.9.12~