“By the way…. Black girls ROCK, and I couldn’t be more proud to be one tonight!!!!”
–humble tweet + pic of the day. solange.
photo: mr julez.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 5.2.13~
From the rubble, angel children
are God’s messangers,
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 20.1.13~
Some mothers do have ‘em… I for one am glad they did.
What’s on our minds in New Zealand is feeding the future leaders. Ensuring their futures don’t get encroached upon without the future leaders of existing NZ citizens having say, knowledge with truthful information as to how they see the direction of their own NZ heading.
Seriously though: Aren’t this lot the happiest birthday peoples ever?! Too much fun.
A whanau photo: used with permission.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 16.1.13~
It’s a very sad time for a New Zealand family. Patricia McGrath known as Wowo‘s tangi (a funeral) at Titoki, reminds us of why violence* in homes and domestic violence hurts communities, families and lives. Domestic violence always has tragic effects. Many lives have been healed and have recovered from it in a journey of recovery. For Wowo, sadly New Zealand lost a daughter, mother future grandma as a result of domestic violence.
Say no to domestic violence is the family’s message as NZ speaks. (more…)
Most interesting New Zealand “young adults” themed person (if going by search requests) is “Jaime Ridge blonde.”
Let’s go with the JaiRiTweet of the reality TV star, Kiwi teen, showing her community conscious side.
So cute. (Not that blonde on twitter this week).
I like this photo as it has to be about children more in New Zealand and their young families moving forward.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 8.1.13~
Isla Adriaansz made her debut in the Rotorua Daily Post newspaper, New Zealand. Isla is snapped with her folks Rotorua couple Danielle Caudwell and partner Kris Adriaansz. Isla is adorable.
Other baby names that are popular for Rotorua’s next wave of Kiwi citizens are:
In a New Zealand city, two brothers have fun staying cool in summer weather.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 31.12.12~
The neighbors are packing the van to blat to the beach.
Big family fun. The kids are so excited. (more…)
Ko maru kai atu ko maru kai mai ka ngohengohe.
–a proverb on teamwork in New Zealand.
The community of Ngati Whatua o Kaipara and Helensville have a picnic by the seaside.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 26.12.12~
Germany sees itself in soccer’s big picture in future years. The NY Times has a story on it.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 26.12.12~
And tamariki (children) of the Helensville and Kaipara community have fun together.
A rare view of peaceful, fun, New Zealand life. :)
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 25.12.12~
Elijah “The Samoan” is on clean up mahi duties in Alafua, Samoa post Cyclone Evan.
20 schools in the North of Samoa have been destroyed. Five people are reported dead, two have been reported missing, nine fisherfolk are also unaccounted for. 5500 people remain in temporary shelters. Heavy damage has occurred to water supplies, electricty infrastructure, public infrastructure. Thousands of displaced people need to be fed and debris cleared. 28 x 1000 litre water tanks are being installed around Upolu Island. Extra generators are also being organized to help in the crises. The end of next week should see power improvements.
In Fiji, 11,700 people are in evacuation centres, FijiVillage.com reports.
Elijah joins this team who are also helping in Samoa: The New Zealand Red Cross. Oxfam.The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA). Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand. ShelterBox. Auckland Indian radio station Radio Tarana 1385am. All links to help can be linked to at the wing it. To help Fiji, click on Elijah’s pic too.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 21.12.12~
Can say that we’re truly doing enough to give all the children of this country the chance they deserve to live out their lives in happiness and with purpose? I’ve been reflecting on this the last few days. If we’re honest without ourselves, the answer is no. And we will have to change.” (more…)
If you look at the world today, you’d have to say that “being a gentleman” in New Zealand is not necessarily what you look like… or how well you tie a tie alone, it is how you ensure all children are given an equal and fair environment to achieve dreams.
–Thought for today on true manners that are relevant.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 14.12.12~
It was the year of milk and where millioniaire NZ-er’s and corporates, aided by politicians conspired and milked the system big time.
The consolation prize for the year? 350,000 school children will now get milk in schools in New Zealand.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 13.12.12~
Creating as a fun discipline is when you see in a series of ideas that… “their spirit shines through”. Each idea is imbued with a certain degree of spirit. A concept is a seed of greatness. This spirit causes good ideas to shine.
The principle of ideas shining through is also seen in the faces of newborns and children as they learn new ideas daily. Why good teachers are special people to us all.
For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.
–Nelsen Mandela wisdom: @BrainyQuote
Photo: Baby Barack, Time Magazine two U.S elections ago. Gosh, how time flies…
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 9.12.12~
TE KOHANGA REO LANGUAGE NESTS NEED PROTECTION & PIPPA WETZELL HAS TORNADO WEST AUCKLAND NEWS – 6th DECEMBER 2012
Rising temperatures that are leading to a potential threat of deadly tornadoes increases in NZ could be upon us more frequently in Aotearoa New Zealand. Coastal areas are believed to be most at risk. Here’s Pippa Wetzell with the 4.30 news. A 38km breadth was what the tornado was said to reach in length, between sky and earth.
The Maori Language Education Strategy News: Te Karere News reports: It’s been two months since the Waitangi Tribunal released their report on the Kōhanga Reo, and the Kōhanga Reo Trust is calling for the Government to make their decision. They’ve already spoken with the Minister and the Crown, and when they appeared before Parliament’s Select Committee yesterday, there was a sense of urgency.
It’s a no brainer to support the Maori Language, a taonga (treasure) of NZ. What is being done?
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~For the news, Kia Ora. Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 6.12.12~
Josh Kronfeld, Bronwyn Illingworth are adding to their ai’inga (family) in New Zealand. Young Cassisus folks say “we can get through anything,” with baby no.2 on the way in his German, Pakeha, Samoan a’iga.
[Photo: NZ Women's Weekly archives].
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 4.12.12~
We have always known in NZ that teachers are pretty dedicated and good at what they do. Travel reminds you of the fact. If anything physics, chemistry, math, science should be uplayed in NZ so teachers can apply their dedication to these topics more to keep NZ aligned with a strong future as producers of new innovative products from NZ.
In a new survey from education firm Pearson, NZ has one of the top education systems in the world. Out of 40 countries, New Zealand came eighth in The Learning Curve global education report. The ten top nations are listed as being: 1 Finland 2 South Korea 3 Hong Kong 4 Japan 5 Singapore 6 United Kingdom 7 Netherlands 8 New Zealand 9 Switzerland 10 Canada.
Reading, writing and maths teaching figures were looked at using existing data from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. The ”education superpowers” nations were identified as being Finland and South Korea who value developing high-quality teachers. (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…)