I AM DETERMINED – FOMA’S 25th ANNIVERSARY, TAUPO – TAKING $10b MAORI ASSETS TO THE NEXT LEVEL OF GROWTH
FOMA has been working to expand the Māori economy for 25 years. It’s members have a $10b asset base. Here’s a quote from the Chair: “It is essential the Maori business network actively participates in the fundamental development of New Zealand’s economy. Maori economic development and its contribution to the growth of this country must continue to be realised and I am determined to facilitate this growth through the provision of a robust networking capability within our membership.” –Tangata Whenua news.
Their anniversary was celebrated at Rauhoto Marae in Taupo today.
Young Hinerangi Goodman was there to showcase the hope Maori entrepreneurs have as corporate entities in the collective of community thinkers.
Some facts: Forestry and fishing are two industries that Maori could develop quite well into more innovative ways. Maori could also diversify capital from these too – into new arenas of business expansion.
Watch Traci Houpapa in the clip who makes it all sound so exciting. So beautiful with a refreshing spirit too. Inspiring stuff.
Press Release of The Hui follows: (more…)
The Aston Martin Vanquish is priced from $430,000 and arrives in NZ early next year. NZH photo.
How groovy. A 5.3 litre, V12 engine last scene on the silver screen in Skyfall 007′s as cinematic wheels.
Of course I’m writing this when the average wage is NZ$46k (US$38k). That explains the “high school” feeling.
… Kinda makes the car even more groovy though. :) (more…)
Obama Romney Hempstead, NYC debate continued:
Candy Crowley (Moderator): Mr. President, the next question is going to be for you here.
And Mr. Romney — Governor Romney, there’ll be plenty of chances to go on, but I want to — we have all these folks.
Romney: That — that Detroit — that Detroit answer — that Detroit answer and the rest of the answer — way off the mark.
Crowley: I, OK. We’ll, you certainly will have lots of time here coming up. I, because I want to move you on to something that sort of connected to cars here, and go over — and we want to get a question from Philip Tricolla.
Crowley: Your energy secretary, Steven Chu, has now been on record three times stating it’s not policy of his department to help lower gas prices. Do you agree with Secretary Chu that this is not the job of the Energy Department?
Obama: The most important thing we can do is to make sure we control our own energy.
So here’s what I’ve done since I’ve been president. We have increased oil production to the highest levels in 16 years. Natural gas production is the highest it’s been in decades. We have seen increases in coal production and coal employment.
But what I’ve also said is we can’t just produce traditional sources of energy; we’ve also got to look to the future. That’s why we doubled fuel efficiency standards on cars. That means that in the middle of the next decade, any car you buy, you’re going to end up going twice as far on a gallon of gas. That’s why we’ve doubled clean energy production like wind and solar and biofuels. And all these things have contributed to us lowering our oil imports to the lowest levels in 16 years.
Now, I want to build on that. And that means, yes, we still continue to open up new areas for drilling. We continue to make a — it a priority for us to go after natural gas. We’ve got potentially 600,000 jobs and a hundred years’ worth of energy right beneath our feet with natural gas. And we can do it in an environmentally sound way. But we’ve also got to continue to figure out how we have efficient energy, because ultimately that’s how we’re going to reduce demand, and that’s what’s going to keep gas prices lower. (more…)
SECOND PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE – BARACK OBAMA, MITT ROMNEY – HOFSTRA NEW YORK 17th OCTOBER 2012 – PART TAHI
[Photo: Saul Loeb. Getty Images].
How did the second debate go then? Over the next two hours, I will edit this following debate’s text down, to be more readable. Portions of the text is from McClatchy agency.
Peace. (Oh I’m watching TVOne 6pm news too right now : TVNZ)
Debate Venue: Hofstra University, Hempstea, New York – October 16th, 2012. Speakers: Former Gov. Mitt Romney, R-Mass. President Barack Obama. Moderator Candy Crowley.
Crowley: Good evening. I’m Candy Crowley from CNN’s “State of the Union.”
Crowley: The Gallup organization chose 82 uncommitted voters from the New York area. Their questions will drive the night. The questions are known to me and my team only. Neither the commission, nor the candidates have seen them. I hope to get to as many questions as possible.
Avatar Solar Array – James Cameron’s latest project:
MNN.Com reports: Back in May 2011, after relocating his production company to the MBS Media Campus, director James Cameron constructed a massive solar array to power the next to Avatar sequels.
“These are things the studios need to be thinking about,” Cameron told the Washington Post. “When I do my next film, we’re going to go much farther than we did in terms of running a green set.
Last night’s news indicated that New Zealand’s economy needs to get more solid.
Corin Dann, Bill English & Clayton Cosgrove state Y.
Solid Energy is the company example cited .
In Education, politician Hekia Parata has a teacher who is a child sex abuser case, on her radar.
In Science and Development: Steven Joyce sees the need for increased R&D investment strategies. NZ has the resources the world will crucially need for survival in the future as the planet heats up due to war, pollution and global warming’s effects. (more…)
Australia’s Resource Boom Is Losing Steam–Wall Street Journal.
Several projects have been cancelled by Australians themselves.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 21.8.12~
Not surprised, “Sea ice in the Arctic is melting faster than previously reported. Satellite data studying the thickness of Earth’s polar caps is said to reveal.
Europe projects its scientific desires onto the arctic frozen water stocks, with preliminary results from the European Space Agency CryoSat-2 probe indicating that 900cu km of summer sea ice has disappeared from the Arctic ocean over the past year.
The rate of vanishing ice is 50% higher than previous reported. Global warming, greenhouse gas emissions increase is killing the arctic. In a few years the Arctic ocean could be free of ice in summer, triggering a rush to exploit its fisheries, oil, minerals and sea routes.
Regions north of Canada and Greenland have dropped in ice thickness levels of the arctic’s summer ice cap 50%.
In what sounds like a fantasy for all of the nations who want more fossil fuels supplies, scientists report:
“Very soon we may experience the iconic moment when, one day in the summer, we look at satellite images and see no sea ice coverage in the Arctic, just open water.”
Reality: Without the cap’s white brilliance to reflect sunlight back into space, the region will heat up even more than it is doing so at present.
As a result, ocean temperatures will rise and methane deposits on the ocean floor could melt, evaporate and bubble into the atmosphere. Scientists have recently reported evidence that methane plumes are now appearing in many areas.
More at NZH. Photo AP.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 14.8.12~
Taming the Sun to make sustainable energy: DAY 5: MILLION STILL WITHOUT POWER…
A website that can help all homes across the USA save America’s sustainability as a nation is this one:
If every home in the USA had a solar roof – think of how much more sustainable and happier the USA and the world will be.
[Photo: from the book, The Sun, TT Design website].
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 5.7.12~
PORTUGESE GEESE FLIGHTS NEWS: RASANTE DE CACAS DA AERONAUTICA ESTOUR VIDROS DO SUPREMO TRIBUNAL FEDERAL
Goodness gracious Brasil. In aviation news:
Rasante de caças da Aeronáutica estoura vidros do Supremo Tribunal Federal:“At a recent flag celebration in Brazil, fighter jets were flown at extremely low altitudes to the aw of cheering fans. The power of the supersonic jets were so intense, they shattered the windows of the Supreme Court building. The video is featured on Telegraph, GeekoSystem, and YouTubeTrends.
Melissa Stokes also reported on New Zealand TV News today that the Brazillian military said “Oops” and “we’ll just drill some more oil for the USA to pay for the replacement new windows at the court.” [Paraphrased reporting].
Shattering news: Viral Video.
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~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 4.7.12~
Politician Tariana Turia has asked Maori to think about water.
FORMER NEW ZEALAND’S NEXT TOP MODEL, DANIELLE HAYES, IS SHOCKED THAT KAWERAU’S DIVERSE SCHOOLS ARE BEING MISTAKEN FOR A TIGHT SCRUM SITUATION!
We the people of Aotearoa are “the bridge over troubled water” in such global times.
On a side note: Beyonce Knowles (pictured below) won a swag of BET Awards in music (one even for music video directing). This post is not about Beyonce. It’s about another angel, who arose to be a guardian of her people in a more visible way. Pictured above.
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Here we go:
People in politics, should perhaps not get their schooling models, mixed up with their rugby.
For example, primary schools, intermediate schools and high schools – should not be squished to make one rugby scrum.
A news report: Judicial review challenges decision to close school: A judicial review is underway in the High Court in Rotorua challenging the decision by the Ministry of Education to close Kawerau Intermediate School. Former NZ Top Model, Danielle Hayes, who is also a former pupil of the intermediate, was there to lend her support.
Anyway, the very disturbing footage can be seen on Te Karere News. [Click on Danielle's photo to view].
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The Geothermal potential of Kawerau should be a shared development venture, with the young people’s people at these schools. At best, it is our young people’s potential we serve into a better way. Or not.
Round up is a farming tool – and should not be a tactic of governance as a norm. (more…)
STORMS, HEAT WAVES, POWER OUTAGES – USA ELECTRICITY IN CITY PLANNING NEEDS TO CHANGE QUICKER TO GREENER LIVING DESIGN
America needs to get a lot quicker in developing energy (electricity) that isn’t so fossil fuels dependant. A lot of USA’s electricity is also generated from nuclear energy.
As global warming changes weather patterns (due to increased industrial pollution and war’s scars accumulate on the earth’s landscapes) substantially, this is critical for American citizens peace of mind, health, well being and survival as a people.
Watching New Zealand foeign correspondent, Jack Tame reporting from Detroit on the news here, about the record heat wave in parts of the USA combined with power outages, really hit the message home. His coverage looks like so: Triple-digit heat wave continues in Eastern US, and Fierce thunderstorms knock out power in US.
The one lady saying: “What people don’t understand is that when you get to over 55 years of age, air conditioning is so important to your health.”
Good point. There’s no air conditioning without electricity and sadly, there’s no electricity in much of the USA without fossil fuels being burned to create electiricity for air conditioners in rising hot summer conditions. Perhaps someone can create an app from the USA, that allows people the opportunity to switch their power from a fossil fuels generated power company to a green energy one, instead? The USA is so good at apps science creation.
Watch the clip above, as a reminder we need to think greener quicker, for the USA.
Our hearts go out to the lives lost within the USA this week. Peace!
[Here's a website that can help].
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 2.7.12~
ASIA-PACIFIC OVERTAKES NORTH AMERICA AS THE REGION FOR GROWING THE MOST MILLIONAIRES WITH INVESTABLE MILLIONS TO INVEST
CNN News reports the changing face of Asia-Pacific’s millionaire populations.
Focus, dedication and working at a business can help grow economies quicker if people opt to be less distracted.
For the first time in the World’s history, Asia-Pacific is home to the highest number of millionaires in the world. The news was announced in the form of an annual global wealth report by Capgemini and Royal Bank of Canada Wealth Management.
Asia-Pacific has over-taken North America in 2011 on the growing millionaire citizens front. Asia Pacific now has 3.37 million high-net-worth individuals (HNWI). A millionaire in the report is defined as anyone who has a lazy US$ 1 million available for investment. This excludes personal assets such as primary homes, collectibles, and consumer durables. (more…)
SAYING NO TO BATTERY CAGED CHICKENS & CHICKEN COLONIES IN SOUTH ISLAND & CHINA’S CHICKEN ENERGY PLAN
Farming is a science. It is capable of producing amazing products. Yet when ethics is missing regarding animal welfare, the sciences derived from farming, are just plain greedy.
While the BBC is going gaga over Beijing, China’s resourceful innovation at turning chicken poo into energy, little has been given to the welfare of the chickens.
300 million chickens are farmed producing half a billion eggs a year in this video clip. The innovation of the science is good, yet the animal welfare is not.
In New Zealand, three brave girls got arrested today. Their message to Mainland Poultry’s new colony was ”say no to battery caged chickens and chicken colonies.” They protested on behalf of Coalition to End Factory Farming.
Deidre Sims who chained herself to a steel tripod in protest said, protesters were “prepared to risk our lives if it helps to prohibit the use of all cruel cage systems in New Zealand”.
Word! Watch both clips above.
Humane farming, animal welfare farming methods desired… for guilt free eggs all the way!
[For MB & Co].
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 25.6.12~
Mojavie is exploring solar power as the largest sun-powered plants takes shape. Observers debate the risk to birds, planes and drivers–More here.
A turtle swims in waters at Great Barrier Reef, Australia. Photo-Bob’s World City.
Why do you blog?
Continuity is one reason. Blogging is one of the few things that’s stayed the same for me in the last three years.
Around the world, who is reading as a continous audience of global friends?
We’re reading from: United States, New Zealand, Australia, Canada, Mexico, United Kingdom, Brazil, Colombia, Philippines, Sri Lanka, and The Netherlands.
What’s happening today?
Sri Lanka: The economy of Sri Lanka holds rates of Sustainable Growth as Rupee fans prices.
Britain: Prince William said some nice words for his grandma. Fires a pistol.
Brazil: India & Brazil set trade target of $15b by 2015. On the cross with mining extraction: one axis aims for commitment to Sustainable Development Goals, while on axis two: oink, oink: Brazil’s Cemig electricity company bets on shale gas to triple fuel sales by 2016.
Meanwhile, earthquakes are increasing in the world as the earth continues to react.
In celebrity news: Australia looks to create the world’s largest marine reserve: The largest network of marine parks are on Aussie’s agenda ahead of the Rio+20 summit. The reserves will cover 3.1 million sq km of ocean, including the Coral Sea.
Restrictions will be placed on fishing and oil and gas exploration in the protected zone covering more than a third of Australia’s waters.
Environment Minister Tony Burke, who made the announcement, will attend the earth summit in Brazil next week with Prime Minister Julia Gillard. “It’s time for the world to turn a corner on protection of our oceans,” Mr Burke said. “And Australia today is leading that next step.”
The plan will see the numbers of marine reserves off the Australian coast increased from 27 to 60. More at the swish.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 14.6.12~
Like Tonga's ocean tides you arrive, lelei, fakalelei, lata --cherished sunray words of my heart as outrigger islands famili of Aotearoa's shakey Kingdom isles.
–If Tonga was an industry of a new frontier, what would Tongan people want to see built in Tonga? What would New Zealand citizens of Tongan persuasion (and friends) invest back into Tonga to ensure sustainability of Tonga’s people in the years ahead?–Thought for today.
Solar powered energy could be used to produce what? in and from Tonga? Fruit could become what? for export from Tonga? Schools of foreign students could do what studies, based in Tonga? These kinds of questions the Tongan community must become more active in thinking about, as both New Zealand or Tongan citizens of the world.
[Maori tribes can adopt Tongans these days. As can white New Zealand tribes too. Yet more importantly, how can Tonga be encouraged to adopt sunstainable island growth in the future, while not being exploited as a sovereign and noble people we respect and love?].
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 14.6.12~
Deferral of permits for Taranaki blocks a good sign: Te Karere News reported: “The Ministry of Economic Development has listened to Taranaki iwi and two areas in their region have been deferred for oil exploration permits. This comes as Parliament is about to debate law changes to manage deep sea oil drilling. The iwi are taking this as a victory, saying it is the first time a deferral has been granted in the region.”
Miracles do happen in this current environment both at home and on a global stage. Fish n’ oil have a good precedent… in the local cook shop, I reckon.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 13.6.12~