trending topics: rihanna clubbing. cebrities in bikinis. relaxing techniques. fisheries. healing the land.
… the vibe: active young adults, having fun, calm, eating healthy, in a land of peace.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 12.1.13~
turning crime stories into industrial productive business-science stories instead: in communities where jobs don’t happen much, there are stories of drug labs springing up where millionaires have bought valuable real estate. In the shadow of the millionaire’s presence often and sadly looms drugs production. This can lead to illegal activity in resources wealthy, yet financially poor towns - where local council members may not have created enough business for the locals, or the local business community either.
Financial pressures of rising inequality as NZ has witnessed at alarming levels in 2012, can lead families and communities to fight more, than normal. These types of community pressures on family, should be expected in times of inequality.
what we learn from these stories: a) people creating drugs, need to do it legally. b) their creativity shows they should perhaps study science. c) coupled with the right business guidance and angel investors, the same energy they spend on creating a buck illegally, can be turned around to create a buck legally. (more…)
Kiwi bioscience companies secured millions in international investment and grabbed the global spotlight this year. Is granting taxpayer dollars to science and technology companies that end up doing most of their business overseas, or being acquired by an overseas company, wise?
The most globally awarded bioscience company in NZ is LanzaTech. Sean Simpson is one of a few scientists at work in the company. The clean energy and renewable chemicals technology company, [majoring in ethanol production at steel mills that churn through iron sands in their daily output] is considered in the top echelon. The company employs 85 pax.
Other companies Paul lists as being scalable are:
•Living Cell Technologies (Auckland) joint-venture with Japan’s Otsuka Pharmaceutical Factory to co-develop for the neurology industry. A deal is inked at $34 million, tentatively. (more…)
I’d go with the manuka tee tree oil myself. Although Germany tries to claim manuka as its own now kinda, it’s rare.
[Photo: A bee flies across nga putitputi a manuka o Aotearoa. A centuries old NZ tradition year after year - Dad's garden. Photo: my own].
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 22.11.12~
KATE WILKINSON SHOWS AN APPROPRIATE GESTURE OF RESPECT FOR HEALING FAMILIES OF GREYMOUTH’S PIKE RIVER
Kate Wilkinson shows a gesture of appropriate respect for Bernie Monk and the Pike River Families of Greymouth:
Good on Kate.
NBR writes: “Labour Minister Kate Wilkinson has resigned her portfolio in the wake of the Pike River report released this afternoon – which called the disaster that claimed the lives of 29 men “preventable.”
In a statement, Prime Minister John Key says Ms Wilkinson’s decision to resign is a personal decision in response to the magnitude of the tragedy.
“It is the honourable thing to do.
“I considered it proper for me to accept her resignation from the Labour portfolio,” Mr Key says.
Tariana Turia walks into a ‘valley’ of teen suicide’s wake. Her wairua (spirit) and words speak life into a young community struck by a speight of tragedies. Healing words. Life infusing politics.
Shades of old Dame Whina.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 20.10.12~
Love is a sunset at home where if you have a broken spirit wing, the horizon will heal you. God's unconditional gift to all each morning at the ocean's edge of new dawns. Always keep up with the sun's smile. Wisdom reflected as a sun dial. Always breaking news since antiquity.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aoteearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 11.10.12~
UNIQUE VALUES SPRING, THIS GREAT LEAP FORWARD . . . NGAI TUHOE’S GOOD GOVERNANCE MODELS HUGE SIGNING DAY
Beyond extermination, unique values spring, flowing across scorched earth pasts, to create good governance models. On a hugely significant settlement day, a great leap forward. --A river runs through us.
–Ngai Tuhoe Settlement signing day, 9-11 2012. New Zealand.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 11.9.12~
A whakaputaina mai ana ratou e ia, me te hiriwa, me te koura, kahore hoki he mea tuoi i roto i ana iwi.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 1.7.12~
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…)
“Don’t let them hollow you”–Stars of Mataariki song lyrics.
Diva Hinewehi Mohi, who created World history performing the Maori language at the Rugby World Cup one year in London, is having a stellar Matariki, Maori New Year celebration. Much better than last year’s.
I know this, because the video clip says so. Along with being a bit baby Kiri Te Kanawa, Hinewehi is a breast cancer survivor, loving mother a model wife, music therapy philanthropist educator too; and my favorite: a natural born comedian who is generous of spirit, when she tells her self depracating jokes, constantly. Hinewehi is phat like that. Take chances, be brave, love more is what Hinewehi teaches us as one of the finest ambassadors New Zealand has ever known.
Click on her picture (above) to celebrate Maori New Years with her and all of us horis around the world. Especially for the 20% of us who now live abroad. Mauri Ora!
Matariki is all about Aotearoa New Zealand warming the house in the shared starlight of manaakitanga (warmth of spirit from the heart). Love the potai and words of cheer! (more…)
In Builders vs the Doctors (with $ signs & BigPharma implants in their suedes) working only for the rich’s interests news:
I love the ad on television, that says “New Zealand has some of the worst houses in the world. They cause asthma. We’re going to change it.”
[Image - griid.org].
In perhaps the wisest move a City has made from New Zealand all year, Christchurch City has declared itself a “fracking free zone.”
“Fracking or hydraulic fracturing is a mining system that involves injecting chemicals into rocks so they break, releasing oil and natural gas.
The stance is because of concerns about the impact of fracking on the local environment, including contamination of the city’s underground water supply and fracking’s link to earthquakes.”
Congratulations Otautahi Christchurch. :)
News Source APNZ via NZH.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 15.4.12~
EDUCATING A NEW GENERATION – GRANT HAWKE ON WHY DEVONPORT SHOULD CELEBRATE ITS FOUNDING FATHERS GENEROSITY MORE
Grant Hawke writes an open letter as to why Devonport should celebrate its Maori heritage more as a village with the return of a piece of land being given back to the descendants of Devonport’s founding fathers and mothers’ people. It caused a bit of a ruckus. So, Grant writes:
It is with deep sadness that I write this piece as I reflect on the difficulties some in the community of Devonport have with my people of Ngati Whatua Orakei joining them. We had hoped that once our Treaty settlement was concluded we could join the community in celebrating this milestone of tolerance and understanding between peoples.
Grant Hawke, Joe Hawke and Maatua (Elders) – Ngati Whatua Deed of Settlement Day signing, Orakei Beach – Tamaki Makaurau – Auckland City
Q. What’s a good prayer for New Zealand?
A. At this point in history, in this moment of time – maybe this one. “And it goes like this…”
Heoi ki te whakaiti taku iwi i a ratou, kua karangatia nei hoki toku ingoa ki a ratou, ki te inoi, a ka rapu i toku mata, ka tahuri mai i o ratou ara he; ka whakarongo mai ahau i te rangi, ka muru i to ratou hara, ka whakaora i te mate o to rato u whenua.–II Chronicles 7 v 14.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 31.3.12~