This website is in two even parts. The Hollywood Years & The New Zealand years. To find out more about how and why the site started, read here.
Hot right now is: the art of screenwriters: sort it.
A-Z: take a tour.
In 2012, a list of people and topics that interested us the most as voted by audience were: 50 stars.
screenwriting thoughts: ”i really wanted to capture as much of California & New Zealand as I could. not just in the architecture and landscape, but the spirit… the people.”
~Photo: Google’s graphic. 14th Feb2013, as a reminder that your heart is a wonderland of goodness only you have as a special gift. Yea! Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 9.2.13~
--"cheeky little whities."
~Posted by Horiwood by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 9.2.13~
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…)
He will play his last game for Queens Park Rangers against Manchester City on January 29. (more…)
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.
Feeling great, in our great history of shared relationship, there’s no telling of the welling of a great future in store.
True freedom is when we honor treaties and win a war at home first. That makes us honorable abroad having a foundation of true integrity at home.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 16.1.13~
“why don’t we all get guinea pigs. I’m going to call mine Whisky n’ Dry.”
She was funny. (more…)
Otautahi/Christchurch City is on strict fire safety watch as is Australia right now.
Hot dry weather.–Star Canterbury
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 10.1.13~
EARTHQUAKES CAUSES, FREQUENCIES, ACCURATE TRACKING SYSTEMS FOR CITY PLANNERS & INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTMENTS GUIDANCE
Citizens of New Zealand want to know more of how earthquakes are caused, where and why. You can never be too prepared. The NZH has a tale on that with that vein of thought. Built up cities lose the most, when earthquakes hit a region as infrastructure investment is intensified in cities. (more…)
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…)
What‘s up in Christchurch City? Well, Isobel Devereux is rocking a retail show in Christchurch City. Shopping is what the South are doing in 2013 for the holidays. Photo: Stuff.Co.NZ. Westfield mall is experiencing one million visitations per month. Right on.
Also check out headlines in The Press, Christchurch’s news daily i tenei ra (Maori for on this day).
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 4.1.13~
New Zealand’s business year milestones: The way it was 2012
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 26.12.12~
“Levi and India-Rose will never know their Dad [Jaime Gilbert], but they will always know that he was somebody special.”
–Christchurch remembers a son. (more…)
CHRISTCHURCH BILLS NEW ZEALAND AT CHRISTMAS 2012 – MORE INVESTMENT NEEDED FOR SOUTHERN SANTA, THAN ORIGINALLY EYED
Let’s face it, the Christchurch rebuild is like a bank, a vat, that can just keep churning out money right across New Zealand for a rebuild project and the key stakeholders in that project. That’s what New Zealand learned this Christmas.
“The Canterbury Earthquakes recovery and rebuilds costs are turning out to be endless, in a year where New Zealand lost 60,000 citizens permanently who exited the country for a lifestyle change elsewhere. Some of these people were from Christchurch and Canterbury. The city has suffered a lot of loss.
New figures say, the costs for Christchurch have been bumped up over the $13 billion mark. Today’s Half Year Economic and Fiscal Update (Hyefu) announced the news.
The AMI Insurance bail out was much higher than expected. This the tax payer has to pay. Christchurch residents claimed more in insurance than was anticipated, in their time of grief. The bill is now far higher than ever anticipated.
Treasury Secretary Gabriel Makhlouf said official estimates have been bumped up from $20 billion originally to $25 billion, but total capital costs “maybe around $30 billion”. Again, it’s a completely moveable feast. A bunch of figures being thrown around, changing quarter by quarter over the last 20 months in New Zealand. There has been no accountability at all from NZ’s MP’s as to when they get their estimates wrong. That part of observing the news has been a joke. (more…)
Ah! She’s so good. Bic Runga on guitar.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 17.12.12~
Featured rugby artist creating play in New Zealand’s most loved game of sport, Mr Shane Christie. Click on his pic to discover Crusaders Rugby‘s new look line up. Shane Christie is a “Maori Sports Star” playing for the South in 2013 in the forward pack.
Shane had a stellar year of rugby in 2012 playing well for Tasman and making the Maori All Blacks selection too on the European Tour. Shane has some pretty big shoes to fill in 2013 for the South.
Can’t ever mess about… Karawhiua… Go man go.
Photo: Getty Images via Zimbio.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 8.12.12~