NZ NEWS. LIES. COVER UPS. GREED. TRUST ABUSE. ECONOMIC BULLYING, LAND BUY UPS. RACIST INEQUALITY PERSECUTION, TEENS & YOUNG ADULTS DISCRIMINATION & HEALTHY CONFESSIONS AHEAD – 18th JANUARY 2012
News: It was very much a politics driven show. Click on pic to see.
For my own reference – What is remembered of news and news culture, follows…?
Lance Armstrong confesses to drug useage to Oprah yet he still shows hardness of heart (eg: athlete competiveness combined with cheating has not caught up with his brain in real time). He does have an empire amassed to save, yet the contrition is not apparent yet. Meaning, Lance is still suffering from pumped-up, high profile fame addiction… perhaps.
Performance enhanced ‘med science’ was the reason for his 7 tour de france wins. I don’t respect that easily with “winning” athletes. A faker is a faker, Period. No judgement intended though. Fame addiction and stealing other people’s best endeavors was what Lance’s backers achieved with Lance. NZ’s PM John Key‘s publicst no.2 talks on phone (as an independant journalist, apparently… :) while a pic of plane is shown. Apparently Antarctica is on the cards. An Italian restaurant gets AMAZING press in Otautahi (Christchurch)… how did that happen?! On them. Tauranga grieves lost citizens in Kenya. Where I live, we have the same story… metaphorically speaking. Yet, literally too.
Economist and soccer club owner, Gareth Morgan enlightens how $1b+ in loans were issued in NZ in a week. That means people have been encouraged to buy up houses in bundles. A monopoly now exists of ‘cluster-homes’ owners. NZ’s govt. were the architects of it. It is greed and fear mentality – yet wise investment too. :) (more…)
Waking up, I decided that I was going to go for a swim today. It’s Maori custom to take your long green stone taonga for a dip at this time of year. Or at least, that’s what Cliff Curtis would tell you, if at a beach. “Let’s you know you’re lucky to be alive and is good exercise.” I observed the strained sails of the ships at bay. Wind was high.
Thinking of my friend from the Amazon, who once told me, “you can’t swim easily where I’m from, a school of piranhas might get to you.” At the time I said, “What kind of piranas?” My friend replied, “You know, the ones with the red necks that aren’t really all that red.” The friend addded, “If you dive in to a river, it’s really difficult to move much. The fear of the red necked piranas is just there. It’s hard to enjoy a dip, so you tend not to just get in. The water environment is hostile.”
NZ NEEDS TO CREATE JOBS FOR YOUTH, NOT UNDERVALUE YOUTH – OR YOUTH SHOULD START THEIR OWN BUSINESSES – NOTHING TO LOSE
There is an emphasise on framing youth as prisoners on the news. The real issue in New Zealand is creating jobs for youth and career trajectories. Not creating jobs to jail youth. If youth can get into thinking entrepreneurially younger… NZ will win all round.
We need a perspective shift in NZ. You don’t lift an 18 year old’s vote from them as an adult and then do nothing for them after you take the vote. Insane stuff. (more…)
Journalist Sarah Oakes‘ (pictured above) list of women in Australia making giant waves and pioneering a new frontier beyond gender equality is a fantastic list. Five names feature below:
Five of Australia’s Top Twenty Leaders of 2012 & What they stood against:
1. SEXISM – The Julia Gillard Show: Aussie’s first female Prime Minister kept mim on sexism directed at her and entrenched in Australian politics since her election. When she blew though on the topic, the world, that stopped and listened. Australia media claim, “it’s not an understatement to call her misogyny speech a watershed moment for women in Australia.” Having watched that show outside of Australia, I have to agree. She made press on this website twice on the topic.
2. THE WRITER AGAINST MYSOGENY - The Anne Summers Show: Anne Summer’s past and present research and writing on misogyny are best summed up in the report: Her Rights at Work: The Political Persecution of Australia’s First Female Prime Minister. A presence on social media gives a consistent, intellectual, reasoned and powerful voice is seen as essential to increasing Australia’s economic and social potential.
3. THE EDUCATOR VIA SOCIAL MEDIA – Jane Caro – ”Humour takes the power away from the powerful,” is the axiom of a figure who created the hashtag against mysogney titled: #destroyingthejoint. Caro’s unflinching support of women’s rights and public education in Australia, her moderation in the face of moral panic and, not least of all, for saying ”vagina” loudly and repeatedly on Q&A sets her apart above all Australia.
4. THE SEX DISCRIMINATION COMMISSIONER - Elizabeth Broderick - She won the battle for paid maternity leave in Australia, introduced a target for women on boards and at executive levels in ASX companies. She headed up a review into sexism in military culture. Her 650-page-report revealed that one in four women in the ADF had experienced sexual harassment in the past five years. The report calls for a dedicated unit to deal with sexual misconduct.
5. THE HARD HITTING JOURNALIST FOR CARBON & MINING – Leigh Sales - The journalist who took a stand on mining tax and carbon tax.
For fifteen more outstanding Australian leaders check ‘em at SMH. Photo: Getty Images.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 11.12.12
NRL rugby league’s rules banning the shoulder charge in rugby league was played out on TV between Patria Hulme and Wally Lewis. Lewis is all for it. Patria says players health is more important. (more…)
MOVING FROM DENIAL INTO THE LIGHT – REQUIRES HONEST COURAGE, ESPECIALLY WHEN IT COMES TO ENDING “TEEN BULLYING STRUCTURED” GREEDY-MEAN ECONOMIES
New Zealand’s last census was cancelled. A flaw in a gross oversight of democracy and unaccountability.
How are youth and young adults doing then?
Statistics New Zealand says:
“85,000 people aged 15 to 24 who are not in any education, training or employment- up 25 per cent under since NZ’s current government took power.”
–NZ Herald has a word on NZ’s denial of economic teen bullying and a need to get more real. We need to stop lying. Especially to our youth, who will lead us tomorrow. We cannot teach them to lie. (more…)
YOUNG NEW ZEALAND MILLIONAIRES CLUB – HOME GROWN SELF-MADE MILLIONAIRES RISING UP WITH CAUSITIVE & AUTHENTIC TEAMWORK SPIRIT OF CHANGE
One thing I am adjusting to in New Zealand is how few young millionaires there are. Like new ones, that have risen above the ranks of society in the last ten years. I wonder why that is.
As a solution to perhaps a situation where perhaps we haven’t valued young adults potential enough in New Zealand, here’s a recipe that could help create the missing layers of the New Zealand economies (plural), economic robustness. We need to bolster that. The link can be read right here.
Photo: Daniel Carter‘s sporting career shows a self-made milllionaire in the sports world. With his team the AB’s signing with AIG as a sponsor, rugby may yield a new crop of millionaires in the future too. The signing could be exciting news for sporting families.
Outside of sports though, we need to see young adults in New Zealand really rise up and own a strong economic future as New Zealand citizens. The entrepreneur spirit is what built New Zealand. Highly adventurous innovation of new discovery and across new horizons. (more…)
Humanitarians of us all: Harry Glazer‘s life and work is always going to be important.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 19.10.12~
The unspoken costs of post traumatic stress disorder on military families, are often brushed under the carpet by the powers-that-be.
Australia is running a story today on how PTSD is being combatted by military spouses. They are full on OTT.
1. a situation in which people have the same rights, advantages etc
DELIVERING THE RURAL MAIL – KEEPING UP WITH RACHEL HUNTER & WILMA SCHIAMANSKI’S HIGH TECH AWARD WINNING DAIRY FARMING WAYS
It’s a long standing Kiwi tradition to deliver the mail.
The simple pleasure of checking the farm letter box is the most exciting event in rural communities. I remember it being that way growing up in my teens on a farm.
To this day, TV that I love watching is Rural Delivery. It’s a TV series featuring stories about New Zealand people who are the unsung heroes of our City populous mindsets. In Rural Delivery I tune in to the faces of people just like us, whose earth romance daily, shows a connectedness to landscape and place that I appreciate, admire and respect. Well mannered people living sun up to sun down as a rule.
On this week’s show: Find out how pine trees in Nelson are being used to create high-tech, architecturally designed buildings that can better withstand earthquakes.
What I learned from last week’s show: The Young Farmers Club have grown their club numbers by 20% during the 2005-12 farming calendar. That’s awesome. Mentoring programs have been established, with new field trips in key areas of agricultural growth teaching skills younger to equip youth showing interest in farming earlier.
What I was thinking: How can the Young Farmers Club help young Maori learn about farming? How can the YFC integrate with Iwi programs to impart knowledge, grow the club in a culturally aware way of New Zealand, showing a good lead for NZ’s bright future in this manner? How can Iwi Development work with the YFC’s Club for win-win partnerships in the upcoming years through cool cross-pollination of ideas, resources co-management and dreaming big as one?
When my mind walks down that country road of thinking, I could spend an entire day, exploring the new frontier of the Aotearoa prairies on that one. However, I don’t want to get too excited about the bright possibilities too much. Iwi and Farmers must do this as one themselves. In future years, delivering the rural mail is just going to get more exciting. More scientific, yet allowing nature to be king too, the story of Aotearoa New Zealand’s stunning cast as observers of all that the land produces for us all. There’s a pretty high standard of rural post delivery traditions to uphold in NZ.
A story that reminds me of my late grandad: Schimanski Dairy Award Winners: Otorohanga farmers Don and Wilma Schimanski are the winners of the Dairy Business of the Year Supreme Award for 2012. The national competition looks at all aspects of a dairy farm owner’s business, in particular farm profitability. Entrants in the Dairy Business of the Year Supreme Award for 2012 were scored out of 70 for their financial performance, 15 for environmental care and 15 for human resources. The competition is organised by Intelact director Chris Pyke. The judges were independent – Professor Keith Woodford of Lincoln University and Emeritus Professor Colin Holmes of Massey University.
Don and Wilma Schimanski have been dairying together for 23 years, and built up their business by putting three farms together. They now milk 748 cows on 184ha. Previously Don was a bulldozing contractor. Their philosophy is to fully feed the cows, keeping them healthy and well. They pay particular attention to grazing at the three leaf stage. Good management means keeping a finger on the pulse all the time, Don says. “You can’t really stop criticizing yourself. My philosophy is to look after my managers and workers. I have been lucky there. The focus of our team is on pasture harvest, and utilizing as much pasture as possible.” The figures show the Schimanskis have higher than average pasture harvested at 13.7tDM/ha compared to the Waikato average of 12.2tDM/ha.”–More@TheGumbootDiaries.
Important too: Is Bruce Wills, National President, Federated Farmers interview on water and its relationship to farming in NZ. “It is our number one issue by far, water,” shares Bruce.
Thank you for the news.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 16.9.12~
One of the things I miss about living in Los Angeles, was hot chocolate appointments with Sadie (child actor) and Sadie’s mom, Lawrin.
They were both entertainers in their own way. Sadie had an agent and a talent manager and went to acting tutorials too. She’d landed two recurring TVC’s. She was off to a good start. A nice kid too.
Looking at the youth stats in New Zealand lately, you can’t help think New Zealand could really do with the rise of Talent Agents or Acting coaches for youth. Nothing to lose, everything to gain.
We have our own 3D studio capability in NZ now, so perhaps if young people were developed more by youth coaches, than their potential to be storytellers for the screen and via different media platforms could be a good potential earner for Kiwi kids in the near future.
I wonder who’d be best suited to take on that project to raise youth achievement in the South Pacific? We really need to stop mismanaging our young people, through basically doing nada muchos for them! That’s just gotta stop!
A youth coach or talent manager doesn’t necessarily have to work with young people to discover their actor’s potential. They could be a science youth coach, or a writing tutor or a football tutor too. There’s an entire field of job creation just in those words, waiting to be created in New Zealand to boost youth’s potential as people we value as young leaders.
Maybe NZ’s just too laid back for all that. Who knows!
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 3.9.12~
Not Surprised: NZ inequality at highest level.
Oh… so that explains why my earning capability was NZ$26k across 17 months in this country. I see.
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New Zealand really does need a series of cultural capital access tests done in every business and main industry sector, with earning figures given across ethnicities. This will help gage apartheid levels that have developed, surrounding greed and economic bullying on this issue in NZ too. :)
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 23.8.12~
I was thinking today how in 17 months in New Zealand I have earned NZ$26k.
The lovelife, in the last 9 months has been totally non-existant too. It’s been fun being celibate for that period of time. Now I’m over it.
So, there’s a lot to change in the next 17 months to improve on a new reality.
I have had a blast in NZ, so far though. And obviously, I am an incredibly resourceful New Zealand citizen and human being.
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It is ironic to have earned the right to create a “celibacy” blog tag today. I figured that if 9 months is what it takes for a bun in the oven (full term pregnancy), than I sure did the hard yards in blokedom to create my “”celibacy tag,” right here in NZ. Woot! :)
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 23.8.12~
Today in New Zealand the vibe of the news was: training Asian immigrants business owners to be less exploitative of other Asian immigrants labour. TVNZ covered the story at a time where a poverty divide in New Zealand is kinda disgusting between property owners and non-property owners income parities ratios.
In that current climate, on top of that wider societal context, also comes a story of extremes for immigrant workers being further mistreated by immigrant bosses businesses. It’s really a story of slavery and human trafficking in New Zealand. It’s not NZ’s best light. However, we are working on our human rights record too, just like most countries in the West. Read Link: Illegal wages expose prompts Government action.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 16.8.12~
Auckland City is to ban prostitution in certain areas. A new Bill is to be passed that would ban street workers from some residential, school and sports areas. Residents in Manukau hope a new report will bolster their case on Hunters & Hookers corner.
The document is aimed at putting pressure on the Government to allow Auckland Council to outlaw sex workers from certain areas. Auckland’s Mayor Len Brown says, “it’s a simple straight forward document that tells a story.”
Parliament’s local government select committee is expected to report back on the Bill by the end of this month.
The Prostitutes Collective says outlawing popular streets will only encourage sex workers to stop carrying condoms to avoid getting caught.
“They’ll be expected to pay a fine which they can’t pay of up to $2000. They’ll go to court, then they have to come back on to the streets and work to pay the fines off. It’s just going to clog up our justice system,” said Prostitute Collective Auckland spokeswoman Annah Pickering.
Bernie Taylor wants his children protected from witnessing sex acts on his street. In addition, the real estate market isn’t ideal in such conditions.
The Prostitution Reform Act created some of the most liberal prostitution laws in the world and has continued to attract global attention since it was passed in 2003. Supporters of the bill say the Prostitution Reform Act simply needs to be better regulated.
Reporting TVNZ: Kim Vennell.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 17.7.12~