Hobbit-politics-radio jock humor: Boys lie. True facts.
[Photo caption: An absolut blue team tee shirt, in black, for Hefner Star Wars bunny humor & black chandelier snooty high culture pop art references of California].
Photos: My Own. The Hollywood Years 2006-20011.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 6.11.12~
Not everyone in New Zealand has had it sweet on arrival. Some of our best peoples endured hardship on arrival in New Zealand. As immigrants they rose above the ranks to be stellar New Zealanders.
America with a population of 310 million people (US Census data 2010), is a nation founded on immigrants largely. It is a melting pot.
When people succeed their stories in the USA is one of great strength in a land of huge opportunity too. With that thought in mind, I was thinking of Eli Broad today. His star template as an American provides a lesson (or several) in attainment.
He was an immigrant: Eli was born in the Bronx, raised in Detroit. His folks Lithuanian immigrants. He learned from their lives, That at the end of the day, that’s how it is. Life getting better is about an individual choice. He chose to improve his family’s lot.
Property was how he started: At 20, Eli was able to buy his first patch of land.
He started his own building business: By 1957, Eli was already married to Edythe. He co-founded Kaufman & Broad in 1957. Eli took a loan of $25k from his wife’s folks and became one of USA’s biggest home builders in the affordable housing market. His passion for business was an ability to grow a good team. (more…)
Photo: This piece in Hong Kong is the latest in JR’s Inside Out project, a series of photographs embedded in urban landscapes around the world. (jr-art.net/Galerie Perrotin, Hong Kong).
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 10.10.12~
3D CHAORI ACTION MOVIE CINEMA – GETTING A $1 BILLION A YEAR EARNING, MAORI & CHINESE ACTION FUSION INDUSTRY MOVING
He was a Maori Prince, a Viking of The Sun. She, a Chinese Princess from the Ming Dynasty. In a new horizon, in a mythical land on a new frontier, they were cast in an epic war to fight for their love.
What the world needs to see is 3D mythological cinema of this nature in New Zealand.
3D Chaori Cinema (Asian-friendly Maori action movie cinema) is a $1 billion a year generating industry waiting to happen in NZ. In my mind’s eye I see it growing in New Zealand. It supports the already well established 3D cinema of NZ. It just makes movies a lot quicker for the growing Asian movie market of the world.
It needs a development fund to get started. Russell Crowe the first person in the world of Maori descent to win an Oscar and Hollywood’s Lucy Liu are giving a similar concept a go in the film, Man with Iron Fists. We need to move more into 3D with Chaori cinema texts in and from New Zealand. Cliff Curtis, a Maori actor has also been a success starring in Asian nations in an Asian action star mythological film.
We have enough trial models on display in aspects of this genre to really go for it and develop it further. Chaori cinema is another strand of cinema to be developed in New Zealand to sit alongside what Sir Peter Jackson, John Barnett and newcomers like James Cameron have already achieved from New Zealand.
It is a brand new cinema strand though, that can only make the overall package more attractive when perceiving New Zealand as a stand out filmmaking nation location. It makes sense to develop Chaori cinema and Maori cinema that is Asian-markets friendly, more.
It’s an authentic visual expression of New Zealand for the wider world’s markets.
[Photos: Spin Off and Business Insider online].
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific 8.10.12~
SHANE COTTON ARTWORK & FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS WORLD NEWS NEW ZEALAND & NZ LOCAL RUGBY & SPORTS NEWS – 5th & 6th OCTOBER 2012
Photo caption: Boom loose forward Ardie Savea was all over the park for Wellington and made some fine runs in his 40 minutes on the field. Photo - Getty Images. Rugby’s final score: Wellington 49, Otago 22. Although team sports achieving its purpose, is just that, a team effort, here’s a list of the point scorers: Otago 22 (Tom Franklin, TJ Ioane, Shota Horie tries; Hayden Parker 2 cons, pen) Wellington 49 (Matt Proctor 3, Ardie Savea, Jeremy Thrush, Frae Wilson, Jason Woodward tries; Woodward 7 cons). HT: 10-35. News: Otago Daily Times.
Friday Nights Lights News & Sports News with the One News Team can be viewed by clicking on this stunning artwork by Shane Cotton. The piece is titled Deuces and is painted in acrylic on map.
Saturday (tonight’s) news & Sports News can also be viewd by linking to artwork Diamonds and Pearls 2011, acrylic on map, alsp a Shane Cotton artwork.
Friday Night Lights: Last nights news from New Zealand and tonights can be viewed at the three pic links above. A busy few days.
Photo caption: Piers Francis of Waikato makes a break during the round 13 ITM Cup rugby match between Counties Manukau and Waikato at ECOLight Stadium. Photo - Getty Images. Final Score: Counties Manukau 28. Waikato 32. –News: Herald on Sunday. Point scorers: Counties Manukau 28 (S. Stowers, T. Nanai-Williams, B. Aki 2 tries; Nanai-Williams con, pen; R. Laulala pen), Waikato 32 (J. Webber, S. Tokula 2. A. Wise tries; T. Renata 3 cons, 2 pens). Halftime: 8-10.
Photo: James Oliver runs with ball in hand. Photo: Getty. Hawkes Bay were too strong for Manawatu. Final score: Manawatu 20 (Shaun Curry, David Te Moana tries; Nathan George 2 pens, 2 cons) Hawkes Bay 7 (Andrew Horrell try; Horrell con). HT: 3-7.
Friday Night Lights Maori News & Maori Sports News of New Zealand can be viewed courtesy of the Te Karere Team of journalists by linking on artwork picture. Shane Cotton’s work is titled The Difficult Crossing, acrylic.
The New Zealand national newspaper has more rugby football coverage @ www.nzherald.co.nz. Happy reading. TVNZ.co.nz also has video news bulletins, updated 24-7 as does www.TV3.c0.nz. (To the teams of cool journalists in NZ and their interview subjects – Thank you for the news).
Cotton’s artwork is on display at The Hamish MacKay Art Gallery. Check out their website for a virtual tour of Kiwi art. (Very cool).
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 6.10.12~
She was once a Russian Queen with three-million-plus items of historic artefacts – only a fraction of which were on display at any one time. The items include over 100,000 items of Greek and Roman heritage, one of the world’s finest collections of Western European art spanning the Middle Ages to the 20th century – think Leonardo, Michaelangelo, Titian, Renoir, Cezanne, Monet, Gaugin, Van Gogh, Matisse, Rodin…
There is art from India, Byzantium, the Middle and Far East, Islamic art, (more…)
Te Karere News showcased Whirimako Black‘s smoky, velvet Tuhoe, dolcid jazz-note tones today. Black is a part of Green Fire Islands showcase line up. The ensemble collective can be seen in an event that is a prerequisite, curtain-raiser to the London Olympics 2012.
The incomparable Whirimako’s cultural depth of husky Maori jazz is known by some in the world from the One Giant Leap music project.
“So… beautiful” is their other-worldy, healing sound on the spiritual senses.
Bringing Irish and Kiwi artists together, Green Fire Islands re-presents some of the best fusions of culture, New Zealand can be very proud of, that will be on display in the theatrics of live music theater.
The show’s producer and chief collaborator, Bronwen Christianos noted on Te Karere [paraphrased]: “Both cultures (Irish and Maori) have both known intense oppression from other cultures.”
The stellar show’s website notes: “The first production of Green Fire Islands was in March 2008 in New Zealand. The cutting edge concept of bringing the two cultures of Ireland and New Zealand/Maori together, which had been previously untested, was an outstanding success. Every performance of Green Fire Islands received sustained standing ovations. All of the performers from both sides of the stage (Irish and NZ/Maori) are considered top performers within their respective countries. (more…)
Installation: Massive bulls are attracting attention in the central Christchurch city on Madras and Tuam streets for Michael Parekowhai‘s On First Looking Into Chapman’s Homer. The exhibition will run at the Ng Gallery until July 29. Photograph: John Kirk-Anderson.
Poetry: On First Looking Into Chapman's Homer by John Keats Much have I travell'd in the realms of gold, And many goodly states and kingdoms seen; Round many western islands have I been Which bards in fealty to Apollo hold. Oft of one wide expanse had I been told That deep-brow'd Homer ruled as his demesne; Yet did I never breathe its pure serene Till I heard Chapman speak out loud and bold: Then felt I like some watcher of the skies When a new planet swims into his ken; Or like stout Cortez when with eagle eyes He star'd at the Pacific—and all his men Look'd at each other with a wild surmise— Silent, upon a peak in Darien.
More at the Piano.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 27.6.12~
Capt. Matt Gauldie, military artist.
Matt’s unusual upbringing as a Kiwi growing up with a global view, led him to create art as the pieces that remained the same in his life’s journey. His childhood and careeer ranges from Windy Wellington, to Hawaiian tropical heat to Extreme cold arctic temperatures.
The NZ Army’s website says: “[The Lower Hutt artist's] childhood was spent growing up in a creative environment as both parents working as artists. His mother Gail, a full time artist working in Wellington and his father Bob, a Scientist.
Upon completing his schooling in Hawaii he returned to New Zealand in 1995 where after time at Elam School of Art and Design, in Auckland, he began working as a full time artist.”
Working on a commissioned piece in Ngati Tumatauenga (the New Zealand army), Gauldie’s art defines the tradition of the environment, art and our military history of soldiers and military families service, towards adventurous conservation and preservation in the world.
While on a NZ-US mission taking supplies to the Scott Base in the Antarctia, Matt was on board to update the moment for NZ at the base.
The finished result? Gauldie’s latest artwork is calming to the NZ psyche providing a new portrait of who we are as New Zealand citizens. Take a look. Heather du Plessis-Allan and Mark Sainsbury bring the story of a Kiwi artist.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 27.6.12~
New Zealand is home to Oscar winning costume designers on movie sets. Zany creative is how I’d describe filmmakers and the talented crew in Aotearoa, NZ of the arts fashion community of style.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 12th June 2012~
In 1840, Maori Chieftainess Rangi Kuini Wikitoria Topeora was one of several Maori women who signed a Treaty with Queen Victoria forming the founding document of our fathers and mothers in New Zealand.
The Auckland City Art Gallery has this portrait by artist Gottfried Lindauer currently on show.
She wore shark’s teeth in her ears as her earrings from the Ocean. They were the fashion of the day. Cute. :)
People of Ngati Toa and Ngati Raukawa Maori tribes in New Zealand descend from Rangi to this day. Always an achiever, as a young woman she was a famous composer of waiata, and many of her songs are still sung today. Waiata were like Television, radio and the internet in those days, they conveyed important messages of Kiwis to others.
Over a thousand years on since they were composed in New Zealand, today, waiata - still do. :)
Happy Matariki! :)
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 7.6.12~
The most requested person in New Zealand today is: Chris Saines CNZM. Saines has been the Auckland City Art Gallery’s Director since 1996.
It is said that he is a real star at what he does.
[Photo - Natalie Slade].
~Posted by Horiwoodblog.Com, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 5.6.12~
I was thinking… unless we think greener, our planet is being consumed too fast.
So, what if,
Entrepreneurial Iwi (Maori tribes of New Zealand in conjunction with Pakeha Kiwi tribes) set up pine energy hubs. The energy produced from pine tree wood pulp processing could then be fused into petroleum produced from New Zealand.
The resulting fusion of petroleum could be called Green Pine Gas. The new gas would be an expression of being more earth conscious in making a start towards renewable energy powered lifestyles.
Green Pine Gas (GPG) could be made up of the 20% pine gas fused into petroleum (oil based) fuel mix. GPG could be offered at gas pumps alongside normal fuel, to give people the option of saving the planet in their fuel consumption choices, if they wanted to.
If the idea was a hit at the pump, then we’d perhaps all be setting a trend to save the earth 1/5th more with cars’ fuel useage, than we currently are in the world. It’s a start to living a bit smarter on the roads of the world with our mobility habits that constitute our lifestyles we live currently.
What do you think of this idea? I know that some descendants of Ngati Whatua Maori tribe for example own a forest of pine trees.
[Photo - Woodhill Forest courtesy of Southern Edge website].
~Posted by Horiwood.Wordpress.Com, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 4.5.12~
Photo caption – At a tune of $5 million, the temporary cathedral will be made from cardboard tubes, timber beams and structural steel on a concrete pad (AFP, Anglican Church Of New Zealand).
I guess the concrete pad represents Jesus in all of this – ie – the firm foundation. Or, the A as in “Alpha & Omega” another name for Christ.
As a piece of conceptual art – It’s very elegant in modern, model form. Japanese architect Shigeru Ban designed the plans as a “symbol of hope” and the church plans to have it up by year’s end. The taniko pattern design reminds me of the Paatea Maori Club’s uniforms from Taranaki. Or a reflection of Ngai Tahu Iwi culture in the City.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 17.4.12~
[Photo: Paramount Pictures - Hollywood Reporter]
Full Winners of the Art Directors Guild Awards are:
WINNERS FOR EXCELLENCE IN PRODUCTION DESIGN FOR A FEATURE FILM IN 2011:
“Hugo” – Production Designer: Dante Ferretti
“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2″ – Production Designer: Stuart Craig
“The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” – Production Designer: Donald Graham Burt
WINNERS FOR EXCELLENCE IN PRODUCTION DESIGN IN TELEVISION FOR 2011:
One-Hour Single Camera Television Series
“Boardwalk Empire” Episode: 21 – Production Designer: Bill Groom
Television Movie or Mini-Series
“Mildred Pierce” – Production Designer: Mark Friedberg
Episode of a Half Hour Single-Camera Television Series
“Modern Family” Episode: Express Christmas – Production Designer: Richard Berg
Episode of a Multi-Camera, Variety, or Unscripted Series
“Saturday Night Live” Episode: Host Justin Timberlake, And Musical Guest – Lady Gaga – Production Designer: Keith Ian Raywood, Eugene Lee, Leo Yoshimura, N. Joseph De Tullio
Awards, Music, or Game Shows
“83rd Academy Awards” – Production Designer: Steve Bass
ENDS – Source – Celebrity Gossip.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 5.2.12~