crest of whakapapa tūturu.
E i toto, vis fortibus armas.
Ne oublie, mauri ora.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 9.2.13~
art: when mr muru met mr tuwhare. artwork of nz’s no.1 city.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 8.2.13~
Forgetting his manners, Craig admits he’s right into his phone. The latest news on craig’s city can be viewed at a news bulletin link. both resilient + naughty is craig’s city her serves in community.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 5.2.13~
They are the only city in NZ to have a $30b rebuild budget continously hounded and pitched for investment funds allocation to their citizens and residents whims and needs. The effects of the city’s misfortunes two years ago, had devastating consequences for regional development of all New Zealanders, as it turned out.
Yes, the Southern City of Christchurch’s rebuild project, had unceasing press over 2012 and using graphic models video, a $30b rebuild was the city’s one main story in 2012.
So, what have they come up with in 2013? Some plastic, a few wires, in a robot design. The three scientists (pictured) claim, the building industry will benefit as a result of the new.
[let's hope that works for them then in the city's clever use of math and creative electronics crafts].
In other geek news: a new mathmatical formula was developed to predict cricket match final scores recently in Auckland City. (more…)
—that extremely talented writer guy who lives in Wendyl Nissen‘s NZ and NZ home, explains how quickly NZ is evolving and changing to be a more dynamic nation. :)
It’s an exciting world. Photo: A National Geographic photo winner 2013. The 2000 year-old traditions of Guangdong Province’s poetic boating culture on display. (more…)
canada: rail needed.
gillies kaka plays rugby sevens football. credit: h.b news.
mr ben lamb is a rugby sevens star who’d like to try swimming as a sport. credit: irb sevens.
egypt: women’s equality rights.
sam dickson of w. melton. credit: www.irbs.
mr rocky kahn plays rugby football. credit: auckland rugby.
I plan on going to the movies more in 2013.
It will be surreal to see what the talented Hollywood kids are up to 2013… a big ask to be unbiased… while viewing the silver screen…
this side of heaven… in New Zealand at the flicks.
Oh well… I’ll try. :)
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~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 30.1.13~
GRITTY EDGE & TOTZ CHILL SUSTAINABLE CITIES – PENNY HULSE TALKS CITY ARCHITECTURAL PLANNING – BALANCING BUILDING WITH COMMUNITY’S CULTURE
diversity is on show in New Zealand in the way property development should find the balance in preserving cultural heritage says Penny Hulse. ”To develop in a sustainable way in keeping with its alternative values and gritty edge… [New Zealand communities can appreciate] fine-grained details and [governments sometimes] certainly don’t understand the passion which communities have for overseeing and being involved in the way their communities develop… a greater focus and protection of heritage [can be helpful]…
In new areas of development there is more scope to create a “new” modern cityplan structure. Government’s can’t always use law to re-engineer entire cities of existing citizens under a property guise. (more…)
buzz words: rail link. everyday citizens. political process engagement. picnic for the planet. desire more than business as usual, above lazy thinking. modern political thought into action. be in for the future. listen for: the anticipated actions. help. interests people want. be on-the-ground. grassroots. [be in touch with real] networks of people taking action. retain assets if nz can. support local council. fear [only freezes an economy] and [it's the love of] money [that can leave people hollow in an over-printed currency world. Recognise it, yet don't worship money].
–Metiria Turei‘s words for NZ’s green party.
thoughts: We live in times where scare tactics bind up the economy, or people’s mindsets. NZ can’t afford to have that happen in 2013. Start ups require encouragement and an encouraging environment. (more…)
“The government will intervene to free up land for housing unless local governments, especially Auckland, plan to do so themselves, Prime Minister John Key said today in his state of the nation speech in Auckland.
“We want to work co-operatively with local councils and I believe our goals in the end are the same,” said Key. “In particular we are keenly awaiting the Auckland Council’s spatial plan, and I’m expecting it to include multiple options for both greenfields and brownfields residential property developments. (more…)
Louis Chen invested in a property development venture to have a home in Auckland city. He got done over. 124 townhouses were promised in a new development. Chen put down good money for the Albany Heights home. The project is said to be a year behind. Resource consent and timing is said to be the issue. Chen, his wife and kid are kinda nada muchos happy about it.
Not cool. What can be done so that Chen and people like him and their time, the money, their life in NZ is not being stolen, frustrated or misled?
For example, if one of my iwi (Maori tribes) decided to go into property development, how could we learn not to treat people like Mr Chen and his family in this way?
[Photo: Doug Sherring].
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 20.1.13~
“Your belief system, your commitment to medicine and your cultural motivation,” are factors that make good New Zealand doctors today.
–Hinemoa Elder is the no.1 most requested New Zealand person on the website today. That’s amazing! Hinemoa was a well known TV talent who went to Med School later in life than most younger students she studied with. She graduated.
Today, New Zealand still needs more Maori and Pasifika Med Students enrolling at most universities in NZ.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 17.1.13~
A toga party and a surfeit of savvy make for a ticklish problem.
–Bill Ralston writes up the selfishness of our indvidual consumer society in a land of plenty.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 14.1.13~
New Zealand’s news bulletin @6pm Saturday, featured sports news that was tennis and cricket led. The rest of the news was about beaut weather and all about push backs. In one story, the Anglican Church still will not allow woman Bishops. Why? Who knows.
The UK has taken to running stories in 2013 of how illegal America’s wealthy have been over the years. ‘Moral integrity’ seems to be lacking in the news tale of corruption. A swiss bank is closing down as a result of laundering (hiding) US millionaire’s wealth. US law has fined the bank, causing it to close. In local news, the South Island of New Zealand pushes back against the North’s population’s dominance.
Insurance is not just and right for some Christchurch City property owners we learn. While Aucklanders in the North want to socialize people to build up and live in apartments, the South want NZ to keep believing in and funding the South’s $30b plus rebuild of Christchurch City’s construction plans. (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~
Agnieszka Radwanska is in New Zealand for a spot of summer tennis. Photo: NZH.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 1.1.13~
… watch the bombers in the future… yet a NZ mayor wants to rock a new infrastructure idea to create a cosmopolitan city vibe?
In particular a new rail loop in Tamaki Makaurau.
Step it up.
Hip hop crews.
Get ya dance on. :)
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 19.12.12~
Ah! She’s so good. Bic Runga on guitar.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 17.12.12~
Cherry Season in New Zealand:
Writes Wendyl Nissen: “My preference for Christmas cherries would always be a box of fresh ones from Central Otago, but I’m not sure how they would go in baking. So if you need to resort to a glace cherry for your Christmas cake, white Christmas or cocktail go for the Homebrand because they have more cherry per packet, less sugar and no artificial flavours or colours.
I totally forgot central Otago has fresh cherries until Wendyl shared that. Pays to read the newspaper. Always so good in New Zealand.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 15.12.12~
She is the Kiwi mother of four who resembles Charlize Theron in facial structure looks. She was married to a farmer bloke called Ewan once. Her bro Scott was a farmer once too. She was in New Zealand news lots when Ridley Scott was heavily promoting his film in Hollywood that starred Charlize in it. A NZ film company helped work on that film. Looking at NZ news and US news during those months was like seeing double. Now a single parent of four she is moving from the country to NZ’s big smoke city to start a career in radio.
To find out who she is or what she has to offer as a new entertainment talent of NZ, listen to NZ Radio, read NZ magazines and watch NZ TV online when you can. 2013 is going to be a big year for this young lady. She is set to be the Kiwi rural farmer’s wife’s NZ star.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 12.12.12~