REBRANDING NEW ZEALAND TOP QUALITY EXPORTS CULTURE WITH MAORI CULTURE & NATURE’S SYMMETRY DESIGN STANDARD – NEWS 15.8.12
New Zealand is rebranding, eyeing a stronger exports culture from the grass roots of business up. This is the vibe of Aotearoa New Zealand today. Maori culture is seen as vital to this new move as the beautiful symmetry nature designed is set to star in the elegant silver fern idea being incorporated across NZ’s star brands.
6pm: The flawless and naturally beautifully, Kim Vinnell reports from the airport where NZ’s Olympians have just jetted in from London: Mahe. Robin Owen. Sarah Walker. Simon van Velthooven all send their well wishes to NZ.
6.02pm: Peter Williams: Welcoming home a medal winning sailor is what one reporter was doing today. “Bling around their necks. And the camera flashes” was the look. A little bit of Hollywood in Auckland’s sporty tarmac city. “Just awesome aye?” Peter Burling featured says in trademark deadpan, expressionless humility. His mother, a sweetheart looks on waiting patiently for the circus to finish for the morning. Her name is Heather Burling.
6.04pm: Valerie Adams. Wendy Petrie has a story of “give Val her medal, asap.” The star double-Olympian of track and field says, ”In Switzerland or NZ is all good.” (added – Once more: we should just mint her a special medal here in NZ, while she waits. It would be the gentlemanly thing to do from New Zealand).
6.05pm: TVNZ goes undercover to pay workers almost half of the minimum wage. Amy Kelly, is in Auckland doing some seriously good investigative journalism. “They are treated like second-class laborers.” Asian business owners are featured. It is a common thing in the Asian business community of NZ to underpay staff. “It’s called a black economy,” May Moncur of Migrant Employee Advice says. SkyKiwi is a website for Chinese Kiwi living in NZ. Not a good employment story in many of the jobs offered. “Some really disturbing comments from employers. How are they getting away with it?” Amy’s blog is good. It helps tackle the problem. [Criminal!]
6.08pm: Burger King: Lalit Sood are seeking remedies and penalties from Tara’s Restaurant Group (BK’s owners) for recompense. (Added: Terrible!]
6.10pm: Sharon Ferguson. A domestic violence dispute that ended in arrest and a homicide. Constable Win van de Velde. They handcuffed the boyfriend. He died though. Laura Marsden, her boyfriend and two small children were at home in the fight. One child diagnosed with cancer. Stressful. Now it’s a homicide investigation. Three inquires are underway.
6.11pm: Sarah Batley is at the meeting in Wanganui about Wilson, a sex offender being released to the Wanganui community. “Stewart Island, White Island, Outback of Australia,” is where locals see fit, where Wilson should live.
Peter and Sarah bring the news via a live studio cross: PW: What fears? SB: Andrew McKenzie’s Wilson’s lawyer. “A lot of wasted resources, protecting Wilson in an area he doesn’t want to be. SB: Wanganui District Council seeking legal advice to see if they can stop Wilson, coming here.
6.13pm: Cigarettes, Australia news. Oz puts ban on ciggie branding. Olive packaging (plain) is now the deal. It’s a world first. Nicola Roxon-Australian Attorney-General. Tanya Pliberesk: believes it’s fantastic. “Governments can take on big tobacco and win.” Although there’s no evidence, it could lead to a black market. Steve Marshall. Wendy crosses live to Daniel Faitaua: Part of NZ agenda to make NZ smokefree by 2025. Tariana Turia: Should we decide to go ahead with plain packaging, even if they take us to court, they won’t win. Faitaua: Big Tobacco, say they will legally challenge gov if legislation goes ahead. (Added: It could be a good idea. Simply because: the area of ground on earth growing tobacco, is perhaps best put to use growing grains etc, at this time in the world’s history of escalating global warming).
[Christchurch - Blueprint Plans]
6.16pm: Jim Hickey brings yet another busy day of weather in New Zealand: Showers. Rain. Rivers. Flooding. Dunedin. Several days. Newborn stock to be moved to safety. Farmers have had warnings to act.
6.20pm: Murray Grant – CTV widower. Dr A.Reay accepts responsibility. Murray Grant, hopes “lessons have been learned.”
6.21pm: Overloading wasn’t too blame. Joy Reid on the skydivers plane tragedy. John Kerr who owned the plane doesn’t believe the weight imbalance was the cause. He believes control failure is the issue. His firm individually weighed each passenger. The Fletcher aircraft had flown 78 times without incident. Aviation experts say the C of G had shifted. Kerr says the Civil Aviation authority, hadn’t communicated this.
6.23pm: A fireworks display in Spain injured 28.
[Believe it or not: the above news rheel is dream weather for the Mid-West farmers of the USA - Southland SI, NZ].
6.23pm: Russia’s feminist punk band, protesting against Vlad Putin‘s policies with backing from Sting and Madonna could be jailed up to three years. 5 months in prison is what the kids have served. “The government, can arrest people, but can’t arrest the whole idea.” Putin’s officials labelled Madonna a whore. (She’ll write a song about it next, I’m sure).
Daniel Stafford reporting. Human rights groups getting funding from overseas ogranizations have to register as foreign agents. 2 years imprisonment if not registered. That’s nuts.
6.25pm: Jim Hickey on weather– Southern Rain – Jack Hebden produces a thunder cell photograph. Tres impressive. Raining in New Plymouth. 14 in Taupo. Light winds in Auckland City. Showers across Taupo today. Kirikiriroa is a bit showery. Wellington down to 8 overnight. ChCh down to 1 overnight. Dunedin minus 10. Woah!
Does NZ need a better sales pitch than 100% pure? Yes. Totally. [Added: With Vlad on the scene, it t just might be too Vlad now. Unless we are upping our Russian vodka exports, or selling melting Ross ice back to the Eskimos too in Serbia as well?!]
6.32pm: Market observes: NZX50 up 22. Telecom up.09.
NZ’s marketing tagline.
Corin Dann reports: How does the govt. up the economy’s export earning? Steven Joyce: “Why should I even be working with you?” Is what we need to answer for overseas investors. So we’re upping NZ’s brand. The silver fern and Maori culture are the ticket. (Added: Authentic. Always vibrant. And even Hawaii tries to copy it to make a buck to grow their exports there in the US).
Wedgelock Equipment, spokesperson speaks. “It will help.” Bill English: We can’t influence the dollar much. The tool kit is limited. So growing each companies exports is the way to go.”
Corin: This government can be measured on exports. David Cunliffe: questions PR spend-related moves. Joyce: wisely rejects this. (Added: Any branding upgrades are usually maxed in an age of social media society as people bump the brands on. Thus, telecommunications companies and media platforms all get a boost with quality rebranding. The government wins big from the social media buzz produced. So: you need a media roll out while you’re about it: eg – variations on the brand for different industries, to keep the buzz going is a reccie for the graphic designer to factor in, perhaps).
6.35pm: Simon Bradwell brings a story of how a child was cyber bullied that lead to suicide. John Burrows, a professor says get with the program. (Added: If you look at cyber bullying of shareholders in Brazilian oil companies, you will witness the worst cyber-bullying online in the world. Nasty. Judith Collins, “You can always look for something that’s perfect. And frankly we’ve got kids dying, so we need to do something immediately.” Well spoken. Best quote of the night.
6.36pm: The labour department has charged doc with a kid’s drowning, for failing to ensure safety.
6.37pm: Rena wreckage clean up – footage shown. (Added: The boat incident happened, post rugby world cup, in a lead up to the last election).
6.41pm: Andrew Saville: A rapturous return. What’s next? Kimberley Downes: a welcomed break. A sleep in my own bed. Andrew Saville: “unwind. Have a 21st. settle down,” says Nathan Cohen. Hamish Bond: I don’t want to see a rowing boat for a while. Mahe Drysdale: “If I decided to continue it’s because I want to, not because I need to.” KD: What’s the hurry? (Too right!).
6.44pm: The Belarusian athlete saga. (Added: I can’t even write about it). Athletes aren’t taking responsibility for doping and competing. Not cool for sports.
6,45pm: Iain Ansell – high performance coach in ChCh. Swimming pool needed. The blueprint for ChCh reveals this. Lee Germon Canterbury Cricket Chief, will the new grounds be ready by 2015? Avon River Geoff Barry, Sport Canterbury. The hydrology post quake has changed of the Avon River, so redesign now needed says MP Gerry Brownlee. Exciting, expensive, and twenty years from fruition.
6.47pm: Rugby News: Concussion testing kit. Dr Deb Robinson now has the right gear to make the correct decision. It’s done on the run in the field. It’s difficult to see the subtle signs. The new kit will help. Victor Vito: “They’re just looking after us.” The All Blacks drug testing (2003-7). World Cup players got tested 14 times. Kieran R‘s concussion example is described. Andrew Saville: “They’re using their head to stay ahead in rugby’s game.”
6.49pm: No silver bullet for cricket performance upping their game. Adam Milne, fast paced bowler welcomes the new standard.
[Photo: Sam Baker, Manawatu]
Jacques Kallis, SA cricketer, “aggressive cricket.” England needs to win the match to square the test series.
6.50pm: A flare fired during a match and a brawl. Lyall Gorman, wants to see better security at games.
Rugby: Eden Park fans have already bought up tickets. Strong rugby sales in NZ’s largest city. A good sign for rugby.
6.55pm: In what looks like a dream American weather forecast for the USA, at the moment: The big Southern wet has gone. S.E and N.E of South Island, still could be messy, not ominous like the past few weeks. Masterton, patchy falls expected. Kaitaia has got a few showers tomorrow. Wellington, cool tomorrow. Tauranga, rainy. Sunday, scattered falls moving east. Guy Hickey, in the mountain slopes closing shot is not really skiing like nurse Jackie on weather-shift duty, as Jim jokes he is.
Another good weather report on a busy forecast day.
Photo: MP Judith Collins delivered the quote of the day this evening. Photo. OTD.
[Excuse typos - With special thanks to TVNZ's awesome team's good and consistent efforts]
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 15.8.12~
So, international singer, Hinewehi Mohi of Oceania sweetness hits up the Kapa Haka Super 12. Twelve teams, twelve performers per team and twelve minutes on the stage. Sounds like a Hobbit film set just set to high energy, kapa haka action. Watch above.
- – -
We also need to renovate river banks, build affordable housing and vineyards for first time home owners, and make sure that Auckland City development allows first time home buying Kiwis to even get a look in. Maybe “Kapa Kainga” could help bring the spirit of haka more into the sphere of building, architectural design and city planning development for Maori and all Kiwis who are struggling to own first homes, in the future. There’s also all of the Kiwis in Aussie, buying homes back in NZ too. Heaps of first homes in the North are bought that way in Maori communities with Aussie family buying in NZ for family here.
Obviously, North of Auckland and South of Auckland could do with some new cities developments if NZ’s population is to branch out as home-owners more.
Congratulations to the teams this year competing in the kapa haka.
Sporty girl Bernadine Oliver Kirby serves up the story. News producer, Anzac Pikia reporting. Go Whangarei! Chur!
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia, Asia-Pacific. 14.7.12~
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…)
THE MUSIC OF NEW ZEALAND NEW YEAR – HINEWEHI MOHI FOR OCEANIA’S DUAL ABUNDANCE TO CONSERVE & PROVIDE
Ahhhh… she’s so good! :)
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 21.6.12~
“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 todays newspaper is the story: “A perfect present greeted young Hineraukatauri Mohi at her 16th birthday party yesterday. Hayley Westernra dropped in to sing with the teenager, who is fellow singger Hinewehi Mohi‘s (of Oceania) daugther at the Raukatauri Music Therapy Centre. The Centre in Grey Lynn, offers music therapy to more than 100 physically and mentally disadvantaged chidren. Hinewehi and her husband George Bradfield set up the centre to help disadvantaged children such as Hineraukatauri, who has cerebal palsy.
To learn more about the center named after the Sweet 16 Birthday girl, click on the pic above.
[Hari huri tau kotiro reka].
~Posted by Horiwoodblog.Com, Aoteraoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 27.5.12~
Ka whakahii tatou mo ake tonu.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 23.1.12~
Hinewehi Mohi‘s beautiful Maori vocals begins this Greenpeace version of the song Anchor Me. Hinewehi and nine people who you’re peeping right now are:
3. Taylor Swift
5. Coco Chanel
8. Amy Rhodes
9. Cliff Curtis
10. Alyssa Monk
Yeah! I’ll anchor you!
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 16.1.12~
[Wehi Energy music by Hinewehi Mohi with her waiata, Kotahitanga]
A few quick things about the NZ Herald’s applause of The Greens of New Zealand’s policy on energy:
“If the Greens’ policy’s goal of creating 100,000 “green” jobs is overly optimistic, it still suggests something more substantial than the Government’s 2009 Jobs Summit was able to offer.
The centrepiece of the Greens’ plan is the creation of up to 81,000 jobs through the building of a new $6 to $8 billion export industry in renewable energy technology.
Greens co-leader Russel Norman suggested this could be achieved by securing just 1 per cent of the global market for renewable “solutions”.
The catalyst for this industry would be incentives for state-owned energy companies to work with private-sector partners. The SOEs, said Dr Norman, were big enough to be players in the global market and should remain under complete state ownership, rather than being partly privatised, as planned by National.
Of the many powerful images that captured the world’s attention on Rugby World Cup night,
who can forget singer and Maori diva, Hinewehi Mohi looking like a contemporary Goldie painting. :)
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 11.9.11~
TE REO RANGATIRA RUGBY HISTORY, OCEANIA’S TRAILBLAZING HINEWEHI MOHI AND AUNTY NAIDA GLAVISH, ARE HEROES WHO HAVE HELPED REVIVE MAORI LANGUAGE, PRESENCE, VISIBILITY AS LEADERS
Trailblazers are US-Kiwi – Hollywood Today 2011
Did you know that Te Reo Rangatira is a language holding deeply embedded truth principles, like living words acting as guardians for people and earth preservation:
Weird good things happen in Hollywood. A day or so ago in Hollywood, I did a blog post about Virtual Oceania a website that features paradise on earth website uploads. I also hang out with Jane Lynch of that world loved musical TV series. What’s it called? Glee I think. Then what happens? Like a magic flute, the lead singer of the music group, Oceania (aka Hinewehi Mohi) who is a Maori singing diva extraordinaire of world renown –magically appears in the news along with my Aunty Naida Glavish. Ba-bling –history shines with melodic “Kia Ora” (Hello) smiles in leading edge world leadership cultural news. Go figure!
Both women put their hands up in world history to defend Te Reo Rangatira (The Language of Chiefs), an official language and cultural treasure of Aotearoa New Zealand – allowed to be spoken, articulated, visibly and proudly for all the world to hear and see the speakers of this beautiful and poetic language containing life-giving thoughts and culture for everyone who dares to think people first and green for the planet.
Auckland Mayor John Banks poses with Maori diva songstress Hinewehi Mohi.
Let’s go Auckland City for Christchurch City today.
Go here to see, act and make a difference.
Here’s Hinewehi‘s song of her great love for her daughter Hineraukatauri of Oceania for inspiration and motivation to act and love today, in the poetic indigenous Maori language of New Zealand. The song was penned by Hinewehi and sustainable environment advocate, Jaz Coleman (pictured below) of the Prague Symphony Orchestra residency fame, and, creator of two eco-villages in the South Pacific and Chile.
[Image courtesy of C.H campaign blog]
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 9.4.10~
Hawaiian food cooked beneath the ground is called an umu. In New Zealand it is called a hangi. Here’s the latest news about a hangi going down:
“Top New Zealand chef Peter Gordon was back in the Waikato yesterday preparing a gourmet hangi for hundreds of guests at the Matariki food and music festival. Held at Ngaruawahia’s Turangawaewae Marae, the event featured The Topp Twins and musicians Hollie Smith, Anika Moa, Don McGlashan and Hinewehi Mohi, along with dignitaries such as King Tuheitia. More than 600 guests were catered for with Peter Gordon’s gourmet hangi menu which included spicy marinated chicken, stuffed pork belly cooked in banana leaves, pork loin topped with a red curry coconut paste and stuffed rolled legs of lamb.”
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 6.29.2010~
Hinewehi Mohi is a Maori diva and recording artist that European nations love to remix for dance songs. She’s a Maori princess of New Zealand pop, from the Ngati Kahungungu tribe of Hawkes Bay.
Here’s a Jaz Coleman colllaboration (Jaz is a past resident conductor, for The Prague Symphony orchestra) of the beautiful Hinewehi’s song, Pukaea. The song features traditional Maori musical elements using the pukaea (a trumpet made from a large shell) that was used as Maori media 1500 years ago in New Zealand, to communicate important messages from hill to hill, of neighboring tribes… long before TV, cable and satellite were ever invented.
Sung in the Maori language of New Zealand, Hinewehi’s timeless lyrics refer to sending a call into the world to rise up and be fabulous. Exactly who Hinewehi is.
Amazon.Com says: “The voice of Hinewehi Mohi is otherworldly, perfectly suited to the haunting music artistry of Jaz Coleman and Hirini Melbourne. The final result is a seamless blend of voices, instruments, and modern sounds as well. In the end Oceania seems more organic than electronic.”
Sounding great tonight in Hollywood darling. The Hollywood Yoga-obsessed types will LOVE you here in Los Angeles, The Health & Fitness Capital of The World. Thanks for the interesting music you choose to make to keep the Maori language alive and well. I along with your many worldwide fans, love your courage to create songs in Maori and take them to the world. Rock on sister! :)
~Arohatinonui – Sammy xox, Horiwood, Hollywood California USA 11.13.09~