Karangatia rā Karangatia rā! Powhiritia rā! Ngā iwi o te motu! Ngā mano tini Haere mai! He hui aroha Mō koutou e ngā iwi Ngau nei te aroha Me te mamae. Nau rā e Api Nau rā e koro Wero ki taku uma Titirawa i te manawa Oho ana te mauri Aue rā Tāonga tuku iho Na ngā tupuna Ngau nei te aroha Me te mamae.
Call to them, Call to them! Welcome the tribes of the land All you multitudes Welcome! A gathering of love for all of you people. Within us gnaws the feeling and the pain. ‘Twas you Apirana Ngata ’twas you elder one who, within my breast, laid the challenge which pierced my heart. My soul is stricken, alas! Treasures handed down from the ancestors – Within us gnaws the feeling and the pain.
She had legs and she knew how to use them for “the throw away society.”–BBC News.
In following her own gifts of deep compassion, Lady Diana loaned Mother Teresa her own star pair.
“Some people, some very few people are, in the truest sense, citizens of the world”… those with compassion always will be. Their footprints are our compass of kindness. (more…)
Sir Peter Jackson is no stranger to Oscars filmmaking stage. He’s won a swag of Oscars now for his blend of quirky humor in homegrown ingenuity and sheer brilliance in movie making vision.
This year Sir Peter is the 40th most voted star of 2012.
The filmmaking veteran is currently rocking a movie trilogy from New Zealand’s Capital, Wellington City. The Unexpected Journey has a movie premiere in a just a few days.
Check out Sir Pete at his Hobbit Blog website. He makes us proud to say “Hobbits are Us” too.
Humble, he is always news. A Kiwi-Hollywood legend backed by an amazing team of creative people & lots of government marketing and legal support, congratulations 2012/ 13. :) Go Sir Pete.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 23.11.12~
November 23, 2012 | Categories: 50 Top Stars 2012, Directors, Film, Film Crews, Film Franchises, Film Locations, Filmmakers, hobbits, Icons, Middle Earth, New Zealand, New Zealand Citizens, Pakehas, Sir Peter Jackson, Sir Richard Taylor, Wairarapa, Wellington, World News | 1 Comment »
“That sort of welcome still humbles me and I guess what makes it even more special is that we are in Fiji and when you are talking sevens, you can’t go past Fiji,” Lomu said.
“There are no doubts at all that Fiji is the home of sevens. When you look at who has won the World Cup sevens and also win-loss ratios, there are not many teams that come near Fiji. They lose so many players each year because they go off-shore to make a living, but they just seem to replace them without any problem.
–the living legend Jonah Lomu responds to overwhelming adulation from Fiji’s people in being welcomed to Sigatoki, Fiji as the tournament ambassador of the Coral Coast Sevens Tournament.
Rugby Sevens History a la Jonah Lomu:
“It is like a factory here turning out sevens players.”
Lomu’s plaque is the third to be laid on the Sevens Walk of Fame in Sigatoka, beside Waisale Serevi and David Campese, who was the tournament ambassador last year.
“For me, it is quite humbling to be put up with those two greats. In my first year playing sevens in Hong Kong in 1994, I went to meet Serevi in his room and couldn’t believe it.
“The previous year I was sitting in my school dormitory lounge watching him play sevens, so to get to rub shoulders with him now and call him my friend is a dream come true in a lot of ways.
“With me and Campo, we had a battle over who owns the No11, so it is a great honour and privilege to be recognised and honoured in this way.”
–To read more of Peter White‘s report in how the Rugby Sevens is close to Lomu’s heart in presenting opportunity to the world’s rugby talent pool, read on.
Photo: Jonah Lomu unveils the special commemorative plaque in his honour in Sigatoka, Fiji, with help from sons Dyreille, left, and Braydley. Photo – Peter White. Top Photo: Jonah, a Tim Hale photograph. Home of 7s–Fiji’s News.
“the isles shall look to me, and on mine arm shall they trust.”
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 16.11.12~
November 16, 2012 | Categories: Asia Pacific, Asia-Pacific, Australia, Braydley Lomu, Cross-Cultural Narratives, David Campese, Dyreille Lomu, Entertainment Celebrity News, Entertainment Distribution, Entertainment News, Families, Family Entertainment, Family Vs Fame, Fiji, humility, Icons, Jonah Lomu, New Zealand, New Zealand Rugby Sevens Football, Polynesian, Rugby, Rugby Sevens, South Pacific, Sports, Sports Culture, Sports Horiwood, Star System - The Art of Aotearoa New Zealand Celebrity, Star System - The Art of Global Celebrity, Star System - The Art of South Pacific Celebrity, Tonga, Waisale Serevi, Wallabies | Leave A Comment »
L-R: Liam Hemsworth, boxing great Muhammad Ali & Miley Cyrus. Getty Images.
Pop culture we’re reading online right now is:
3. Farah Quinn
6. Miley Cyrus
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 7.11.12~
November 6, 2012 | Categories: Australia, Boxing, Entertainment Celebrity News, Entertainment Distribution, Entertainment News, Hollywood Entertainment News, Icons, Liam Hemsworth, Miley Cyrus, Muhammad Ali, Sports, Sports Culture, Sports Horiwood, Sports Psychology, Star System - The Art of American Celebrity, USA, Young Hollywood | 3 Comments »
Always have a dream.
Here’s all amazing vintage American TV.
The footage is almost 50 years old.
From NZ I ask the question: Are we going up or down?
I am going Up! New Zealand is going to be 200% less racist, more equitable and is going to go Up with me. :)
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 25.10.12~
October 25, 2012 | Categories: Civil Rights, Equality, Human Rights, Icons, Leadership, Martin Luther King Jr., New Zealand, New Zealand Citizens, Star System - The Art of American Celebrity, Star System - The Art of Global Celebrity, USA | 1 Comment »
Born roughly 135 years ago in 1877, Te Rangi Hiroa (Sir Peter Buck) was a Maori writer. He would spend a life liviing in New Zealand, Hawaii and time spent in New York City too. The remarkable essence of Te Rangi Hiroa was encouragement. His letters to key leaders wrote encouraging words from across the other side of the world. He mentored his peers with his spirit of encouragement.
He also wrote thirty books. Not bad for a Maori-Kiwi lad. It is normal for Maori to be published, excel, to amazing things, to lead in New Zealand and the world. I love his story. A Kiwi icon. He wrestled racist oppression off his people with achievement. He achieved through being a mediator. An incredibly patient man to have had the fortitude and ability to be a bridge. Like I said: he started that role a hundred years or more ago. His legacy did not go away. It didn’t vanish. It’s perhaps a national shame on our own conscience as a peple in New Zealand of own ignorance in not acknowledging a benchmark he set for New Zealand to understand what he gifted us. His legacy is one of seeing Maori more in intelligent ways of equal recognition in leadership. He gave me courage to travel as a New Zealander.
A man far more noble than myself, who is well worthy of being honored and having his legacy recognized again and again and again as an outstanding founding father of both New Zealand and the South Pacific too. (more…)
October 25, 2012 | Categories: Asia Pacific, Asia-Pacific, Authors, Books, Critical Thinking, Encouragement, Founding Father's South Pacific, Founding Fathers - Aotearoa New Zealand, Icons, Kiwi Heroes, Maori, New Zealand, Sir Peter Buck, Star System - The Art of Aotearoa New Zealand Celebrity, Star System - The Art of South Pacific Celebrity, Te Rangi Hiroa, USA, Wrestling, Writers | 1 Comment »
Sir Wilson Whineray has died at aged 77. He was a proud rugby player. A captain of the New Zealand All Blacks, Sir Wilson was the first All Black to made a Knight. A practiced statesman of New Zealand in the sporting and business world, he is one of three All Black captains to die this year – Jock Hobbs and Sir Fred Allen (pictured left. Sir Wilson, right) died too.
His family’s statement said: “Our father led a rich life, filled to the brim with family, sport, business and the community. While he leaves a very big gap in our lives, we are blessed with many wonderful memories of him.
“We will always remember his energy and passion for everything he did, and we remember one of his favourite comments was that he didn’t regret a single day in his life.”
Sir Wilson played 77 matches for the All Blacks, including 32 tests, of which he was captain for 30. A Perfect Gentleman is how he was.
New Zealand Rugby Union chairman Mike Eagle said it was a sad day for the country.
“We have lost one of New Zealand’s great heroes and for the rugby community we have lost a much-loved patron and champion of rugby.
“We extend our condolences to Lady Elisabeth and to their family as they remember a much-loved husband, a father and a grandfather,” Eagle said.
Whineray was 21 when he made his All Blacks test debut in May 1957 against Australia in Sydney.
He was quickly elevated to the All Blacks captaincy for the 1958 Series against Australia. He was just 23 and, for a long time, he was the youngest All Blacks captain.
Whineray played 77 times for the All Blacks, including 32 tests, and he captained the side 67 times – a massive number of appearances considering the All Blacks played only two or three test matches a year.
His colossal career included being named New Zealand sportsman of the year in 1965.
The following year he won a Harkness Scholarship to Harvard University where he studied for an MBA in 1967 and 1968.
He received his knighthood in 1994 when he was made a Knight Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit for his services to sport and business.
In the early 1990s he was appointed the Colonel-Commandant of the New Zealand SAS Regiment – a position he held for five years, and one of which he was very proud.
[Music tribute for a Pakeha kauri tree of New Zealand, Pixie Williams vintage Kiwi classic, Blue Smoke].
Prime Minister John Key paid tribute to Whineray.
“Sir Wilson was a great All Black and may have been the greatest captain we ever had,” Mr Key said.
“His business acumen was hugely respected as well. He made his mark at APN, the NZ Wool Marketing Corporation, National Bank and Auckland International Airport, although most of us remember his time at the helm of Carter Holt Harvey.
“It is fitting that the only biography of Sir Wilson was titled ‘A Perfect Gentleman’. He was the rare breed of man whose modesty and humility gave no hint of the greatness he had achieved.
“I knew Sir Wilson and respected him immensely. This is a loss all of New Zealand will feel.”
–What a beautiful tribute from the PM. Very sad news. Waka Nathan and Sir Brian Lochore also have spoken of the loss of the famous captain and leader.
Sports author Bob Howitt said: “He is one of those special people. After you had a conversation with him, you came away glowing.
Sir Colin Mead said, “It doesn’t matter if he spoke to a dustman or The Queen, he made them all feel good.”
Bob also noted, “He was a natural leader. Leadership came naturally to him. He enjoyed it. His record as captain was great.”
“Because of his natural leadership qualities, his follow me qualities, as an ambassador really, I don’t think no one has ever come up to him. He felt like he has lived a fulfilled life. Jumping from a parachute, undertaking a glider flight and painting a good picture is what he hadn’t done that he wanted to do.”
(Photo link: John Selkirk – Fairfax Media, with regards to Mark Kelly and the Whineray family. Sources – Stuff. Otago Daily Times. APNZ. “A true, true captian and leader who had a huge influence on people across the board of New Zealand throughout his life story.” No reira e te rangatira o te kemu-kaha a whutupaora. Haere ki o tipuna, haere ki te huinga o te kahurangi, haere ra, haere ra, haera ra”).
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 22.10.12~
October 22, 2012 | Categories: Asia Pacific, Asia-Pacific, Bankers, Bob Howitt, Colin Meads, Harvard, Hats, humility, Icons, John Key, Kiwi Heroes, Lady Elisabeth Whineray, Leadership, Mike Eagle, Military, Military Families, New Zealand, New Zealand All Blacks, New Zealand Wool, Pakehas, Philanthropy, Pixie Williams, Rugby, Sir Brian Lochore, Sir Fred Allen, Sir Wilson Whineray, South Pacific, Sports, Sports Culture, Sports Horiwood, Waka Nathan | 6 Comments »
It’s a neck-and-neck fight for the top spot on the website today. Coming in with two votes more than his nearest peers and ’rivals’ (all tied in second place) is NZ’s All Blacks rugby football captain, with a brand new book written with a gifted Kiwi playwright.–Photo: Book press, TVNZ’s Close Up Team‘s Mark Sainsbury.
The Horiwood Top Ten today are:
2. Tie B: Mark Wahlburg & Dwayne Johnson
6. Amy Rhodes
Rachel Hunter‘s website reveals her last three tweets. The model mother of Spokaine Chief’s hockey star, Liam Stewart had this to share. They are: “I have just had my eyes checked. Driving glasses. Oh dear.” And: RT @rachelhunterx chickens, cattle and pigs live in such hard conditions. Especially those whose demise is predetermined.” Finally Hunter is also promoting breast cancer awareness too.
The vibe is Scottish Kiwi today.
Richie McCaw was on the Good Morning TV show this morning with Petra Bagust, Peter Williams and Rawdon Christie promoting the book. Demonstrating the art of Southern mainland humility combined with lethal rugby smarts prose, his interview follows.
On the late rugby icon Jock Hobbs father of rugby’s young Michael Hobbs, McCaw said: “He was hugely special man to me. I am so pleased he got to see the fruits and see the all blacks win. The man and the fight he had, he’s amazing. I was a bit choked up.”
That’s gotta be one of the saddest things that happened at the time. A reminder to always look after your health and to love life, while competing in the school of hard knocks.
On rugby in general at the World Cup winning stage 2011: “You have to ask yourself, can i go out and do my job? Can i go out and do what i need to do? I am lucky to have a go. Learn own lessons rather than what you can’t control. It’s the men who are beside you, that you gotta trust [when pained and] your body is on the line.”
Masterful, honest nice writing.
Also reporting live from One Tree Hill this morning in live cross segments, from an iconic landmark of Auckland City was New Zealand’s Got Talent MC Tamati Coffey with life lessons on respecting one’s parents more and remembering your mom’s birthdays too. Photo: Education MOE & Ian Rushton.
[Thanks for the epic Kiwi stories of teamwork families in action. Rachel and Richie in new books - wow!].
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 10.10.12~
October 10, 2012 | Categories: A Different View, A List, Air Space, artist, Athletes, Attitude Determines Altitude, Auckland City, Authors, Aviation, Books, Cross-Cultural Narratives, Entertainment Celebrity News, Entertainment Distribution, Entertainment News, Gliding, Greg McGee, Hats, Hockey, Hollywood Entertainment News, Horiwood Top 10, Icons, Jock Hobbs, Journalists, Kiwi Heroes, Kiwi Sayings, Kiwi Sex Symbols, Kiwi Sexy Symbols - The Girls, Kiwi Sexy Symbols - The Guys, Liam Stewart, Michael Hobbs, New Zealand, New Zealand's Got Talent, News, News Formats, Otago, Oxygen, Peter Williams, Petra Bagust, Playwrights, Rachel Hunter, Rawdon Christie, Renee Stewart, Richie McCaw, Rod Stewart, Rugby, Rugby World Cup, Scotland, Spokane Chiefs, Sports, Sports Agents, Sports Culture, Sports Fitness Models - The Girls, Sports Fitness Models - The Guys, Sports Horiwood, Sports Psychology, Sports Researchers, Sports Talent Management, Star System - The Art of Aotearoa New Zealand Celebrity, Star System - The Art of British Celebrity, Star System - The Art of Global Celebrity, Star System - The Art of South Pacific Celebrity, Sunglasses, Talent Management, Tamati Coffey, Tee Shirts, Writers | 1 Comment »
On grattitude: Studies show that gratitude not only can be deliberately cultivated but can increase levels of well-being and happiness among those who do cultivate it. In addition, grateful thinking—and especially expression of it to others—is associated with increased levels of energy, optimism, and empathy. (more…)
October 10, 2012 | Categories: Conservation, contentment, Empathy, Found Mothers - Aotearoa New Zealand, Gratitude, Happiness, humility, Icons, Kiwi Sayings, Lady Patricia, Love, New Zealand, Ocean Governance, Oceans, Optimism, Philosophy, Smart, Smart People, Wisdom | Leave A Comment »
[Te Hauturu-o-Toi the most intact native ecosystem in New Zealand. A view from Laly County, Ngati Whatua. Photo: Mark].
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 9.10.12~
October 8, 2012 | Categories: Conservation, Haiku, Icons, Islands, iwi, Life Coaches, Life Expectancy, Light, Like A Prayer, Literary, Ngati Whatua, Poetry, Poets, Pop Cultural Commentary, Prophets, Sanctuary, Star System - The Art of Aotearoa New Zealand Celebrity, Star System - The Art of Global Celebrity, Star System - The Art of South Pacific Celebrity, Te Hauturu-o-Toi, Tuatara | 1 Comment »
SOUTH AFRICANS ARE IN AWE OF RICHIE McCAW AT CENTURY TEST LEVEL & MY NEW FAVORITE No.7 ALL BLACK IS NOW SAM CANE
It is a bitter sweet moment for New Zealanders today looking at Richie McCaw achieve a rugby football test history milestone, becoming the first player to ever reach 100 international test match wins, on the field - in the rugby sports code. Beyond amazing!
South Africa news writes: South Africans are in awe of Richie McCaw.
As a rugby fan, I have to say: Thank you for the wonderful rugby memories. A true Kiwi icon and hero.
Acknowleding that about Richie McCaw of Otago, I have now decided that he’s more than done enough to be a rugby hero.
I’m growing up in this moment as a rugby watcher and have decided to be a more humane Kiwi as an avid rugby fan (one of over 20 million plus people) of the ABs. McCaw has enough, in my fan book at serving the sport into the high adrenalin world of sports entertainment, serving his hometown and country in the AB’s famous black jersey.
I have also decided as of this moment, my new All Blacks no.7 I now want to see playing on the field in our black jersey, is young Sam Cane.
October 7, 2012 | Categories: A Different View, A List, camaraderie, Entertainment Celebrity News, Entertainment Distribution, Entertainment News, Hollywood Entertainment News, Human Rights, Icons, Kiwi Heroes, New Zealand, New Zealand All Blacks, New Zealand Citizens, New Zealand's Got Talent, News, Richie McCaw, Rugby, Rugby World Cup, Sam Cane, Sports, Sports Agents, Sports Culture, Sports Horiwood, Sports Psychology, Sports Talent Management, Star System - The Art of Aotearoa New Zealand Celebrity, Star System - The Art of Global Celebrity, World History, World News | Leave A Comment »
One kind of knowing and feeling To another way of being, On a strength, other than our own.
–JC Sturm‘s insights from the hearth of a discerning longsuffering, Kiwi-gentle soul’s poems.
Photo: James K. Baxter & JC: New Zealand Film & TV archives.
For a different view: Photo Essay’s I’m viewing right now are: Southern South New Zealand at Sunrise. Fabio Bianchi & friends work of photos of the South Island & Christchurch City. Wow!
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 6.10.12~
October 6, 2012 | Categories: Christchurch, Cross-Cultural Narratives, Discernment, Icons, James K Baxter, JC Sturm, Kool Kiwis, Literary, Maori, New Zealand, Poetry, Poets, Spirit, Women | 1 Comment »
And hasten to the secret shore where the land’s curve lies. There let the waves lave pleasuring the body’s senses, and the sun’s feet shall twinkle and flex to the sea-egg’s needling and the paua’s stout kiss shall drain a rock’s heart to the sandbar’s booming.
–Hone Tuwhare poetry. Photo: Daniel Peckham.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aoteaeroa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 1.10.12~
October 1, 2012 | Categories: Art, artist, Asia Pacific, Asia-Pacific, Beaches, Coromandel, Film Locations, Heritage Arts & Culture, Hone Tuwhare, Icons, Literary, Maori, New Zealand, Poetry, Poets, South Pacific, South Pacific Romance, Star System - The Art of Aotearoa New Zealand Celebrity, Star System - The Art of South Pacific Celebrity | 1 Comment »
Jonah Lomu added his star appeal Mix to Apple iPhone5′s New Zealand launch in Auckland City.
How cool is this photo? Jonah with his dj phones on his suede, is very cool.
–Photo via Stuff.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 28.9.12~
September 28, 2012 | Categories: Apple, Asia-Pacific, Asish Bagai, Bob Marley, Humanitarian Angels on Horiwood.Com, humility, Icons, Jonah Lomu, Kiwi Heroes, Kool Kiwis, Lauren Hill, Lauryn Hill, Marketing and Branding, Mobile Telephony, New Zealand, New Zealand All Blacks, Rugby, South Pacific, Sports, Sports Culture, Sports Horiwood, Sports Psychology, Sports Talent Management, Tonga | 2 Comments »
An interesting search trend today is: “Jonah Lomu Haircut.”
What does that mean?
45 searches were sent my way under that phrasing via search engines online.
YouTube’s take on that term is: A Living Legend. Watch above. :)
Will we be seeing a return of the Jonah Lomu rugby hair do, the NZ icon made famous many years ago?
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 21.9.12~
VALERIE ADAMS GETS HER GOLD MEDAL AT THE CLOUD, AUCKLAND CITY, SUSANA TALAGI GUTTENBEIL IS STILL TALENTED & A YOUNG MAYA ANGELOU POET RISES IN NEW ZEALAND
Gotta admit, I kinda shed a few tears of pride when Val Adams got her London gold medal at The Cloud in Auckland City New Zealand.
I shed a few more when Kevin “Blackie” Black said that Val was now ‘right up there with Sir Peter Snell‘ in the legacy of NZ’s athletes on the Close Up TV show too.
Most of all, Val’s grattitude to her coach, sponsors, management and her humility, awareness of community support, and huge strength – all blended with down home charm, is just so winning when Val Adams rocks a sports show.
Click on her pic to watch Tangata Pasifika‘s coverage.
Also in this week’s episode of T.P is the most amazing new poet too. “Totally enamored,” is how I felt listening to new poetic verse being written and breathed fresh within New Zealand shores. Wow! We have a dream that is living, active, breathing as life. So kool. NZ has a local young Maya Angelou poet in the hood. I think that poet should write Val’s Champion poem. :)
Val Adams Photo: Greg Bowker – NZH.
Photo: Val’s coach, Jean-Pierre Egger. Coach Mag photo.
News story: Susana Talagi Guttenbeil – a journalist of Samoan, Nuiian and European lineage is in Catherine Graham‘s star Tangata Pasifika TV current events show talent line up. Winner, still. :)
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 21.9.12~
September 21, 2012 | Categories: Asia Pacific, Asia-Pacific, Athletes, Beauty Queens, Catherine Graham, Coaching, Community, Dance, Dancing With The Stars, Education, Hats, humility, Icons, Jean-Pierre Egger, Journalists, Kevin Black, Kiwi Heroes, Kool Kiwis, Maya Angelou, New Zealand, Niue, Piano, Rugby League Football, Samoa, Sir Peter Snell, Smile Club, South Pacific, South Pacific Television Hollywood, Sports, Sports Horiwood, Sports Psychology, Sports Talent Management, Star System - The Art of Aotearoa New Zealand Celebrity, Star System - The Art of South Pacific Celebrity, Susana Talagi Guttenbeil, Switzerland, Teamwork, Valerie Adams, Women, World News | Leave A Comment »
Universal Declaration of Human Rights:
Preamble: Whereas recognition of the inherent dignity and of the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world,
Whereas disregard and contempt for human rights have resulted in barbarous acts which have outraged the conscience of mankind, and the advent of a world in which human beings shall enjoy freedom of speech and belief and freedom from fear and want has been proclaimed as the highest aspiration of the common people,
Whereas it is essential, if man is not to be compelled to have recourse, as a last resort, to rebellion against tyranny and oppression, that human rights should be protected by the rule of law,
Whereas it is essential to promote the development of friendly relations between nations,
Whereas the peoples of the United Nations have in the Charter reaffirmed their faith in fundamental human rights, in the dignity and worth of the human person and in the equal rights of men and women and have determined to promote social progress and better standards of life in larger freedom,
Whereas Member States have pledged themselves to achieve, in co-operation with the United Nations, the promotion of universal respect for and observance of human rights and fundamental freedoms,
Whereas a common understanding of these rights and freedoms is of the greatest importance for the full realization of this pledge,
Now, Therefore THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY proclaims THIS UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS as a common standard of achievement for all peoples and all nations, to the end that every individual and every organ of society, keeping this Declaration constantly in mind, shall strive by teaching and education to promote respect for these rights and freedoms and by progressive measures, national and international, to secure their universal and effective recognition and observance, both among the peoples of Member States themselves and among the peoples of territories under their jurisdiction.
Article 1: All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.
Article 2: Everyone is entitled to all the rights and freedoms set forth in this Declaration, without distinction of any kind, such as race, colour, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status. Furthermore, no distinction shall be made on the basis of the political, jurisdictional or international status of the country or territory to which a person belongs, whether it be independent, trust, non-self-governing or under any other limitation of sovereignty. (more…)
September 9, 2012 | Categories: Art, artist, Asia Pacific, Asia-Pacific, Censorship, Culture, Eleanor Roosevelt, Freedom, Freedom of Expression, Freedom of Speech, Governance, Human Resources Management, Human Rights, Icons, Judges, Lawyers, Liberty, New Zealand, New Zealand Citizens, Politics, Security Industries, South Pacific, Trade, Trade & Commerce, Trade Agreements, United Nations, World News | 6 Comments »
She is the face that launched millions of Kiwi dreams.
And she’s still doing it today. We love her. If she was a Maori woman on crowd control, or if she was older, I swear she’d have been made a Dame by now. The girl really is the real deal Kiwi global star.
Rachel Hunter‘s latest press as a talent show judge, show’s how generous of spirit Hunter is as a performer and artist. Hunter is going to laugh, cry on the spot to cam and be wowed too, in a bid to inspire the new waves of Kiwi talent being affirmed, noticed, coached and appreciated.
What a woman! Rachel Hunter’s new reality TV show New Zealand’s Got Talent kicks off this evening on NZ TV.
Only One Rachel Hunter. We still love her grace, humilty, Kiwi charm, natural beauty, her inner beauty far greater than her external visage… and of course, her winning smile from a heart of hard earned, wise empathy! :)
Every time I see Rachel’s smile, I go straight to the store still and go get me ice cream asap. Why is that exactly? Lol! ;)
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 9.9.12~
September 9, 2012 | Categories: Asia Pacific, Asia-Pacific, California, Coaching, Comedians, Community, Compassion, Confectionary, Confidence, Discernment, Empathy, Encouragement, Entertainment Celebrity News, Entertainment Distribution, Entertainment News, Families, Family Vs Fame, humility, Humor, Ice Cream, Icons, Kool Kiwis, Life Coaches, Light, Los Angeles, Models, New Zealand, New Zealand Citizens, New Zealand's Got Talent, News, News Formats, Rachel Hunter, Reality TV Stars, Rock, Rock Royalty, Smile Club, South Pacific, South Pacific Television Hollywood, Star System - The Art of Aotearoa New Zealand Celebrity, Star System - The Art of Global Celebrity, Star System - The Art of South Pacific Celebrity, Star Trek, Star Wars, Starship, Supermodels, Superpowers discourse and direction, Wisdom, Women, World News | 1 Comment »
BILL CLINTON ENDORSES BARACK OBAMA’S PRESIDENTIAL ENDURANCE AS 44th PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
We are because our founding fathers and founding mothers read the times realistically, shared their wisdom and courage in times of hardship, ackowledged the snares and traps we had to navigate through the difficult years.
We are because such people acted as coaches who encouraged and cheered us on to be stronger people and to look up more again and just keep on going. We are strong because a cast of believers did not give up on offering optimism, that would move our dreams forward.
Bill Clinton is an American we have always liked in New Zealand for his pizazz (panache) as a President, who wasn’t always perfect, yet we liked him anyway. We associate fun years and magical humanitarian moments of greatness in the world when Bill was President of the USA. Generosity of spirit with vision, was the America he spoke of that people invested in across the board and believed in. Clinton is an incredible dream builder as an artist of the world’s architecture from the USA.
Hillary Clinton, one of 2 more stars in Mr Clinton’s talented family also exemplifies the best of what Bill’s life taught her initially over the years on the campaign trail and in office. She’s now flying solo in her role as U.S Secretary of State, an icon, all people of the world can be proud of as a strong leader.
So when Bill Clinton steps up after Michelle Obama‘s romantic endorsement of POTUS yesterday, this is what you call the endorsement of endorsements for Barack Obama‘s Presidential campaign for a renewed term in office as the 44th President of the United States.
US endorsements for a President don’t get better than the President’s wife backing the no.1 man and Bill Clinton following that up, in the video footage above.
The Best of American political endorsements in action.
Bill’s Headlines in the news for DNC Charlotte, North Carolina Convention are:
Hollywood: Couldn’t see past Bill’s celebrity presence. A big star, California respects.
Reuters: More measured, Clinton gives rousing defense.
The best summation of Obama’s 1st term in Office: Bill Clinton’s math lesson for the DNC: Why Obama adds up – Having been a witness in the USA during these years, Obama’s leadership was strong enough to endure the hard lessons of the ‘palsy’ frenemies setting him up to squeeze more out of the USA’s majorities, a hang over of the Bush years bad habits of greed. Obama endured this, before allowing his social conscience to be heard again within. So, I like the math lesson Clinton gives of the US recalling the harsh context Obama was handed where he had to prove his strength staying in reality.
The Guardian: Bill Clinton gives thumping endorsement to Barack Obama.
Photo caption: President Bill Clinton hugs Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama following Clinton’s speech, on day two of the Democratic National Convention, September 5, 2012 in Charlotte, N.C. Photog: Joe Raedle, Getty Images.
So what did Mr Clinton say in full. Read on while watching video:
PRESIDENT BILL CLINTON: (more…)
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I must be in a nostalgic Kiwi mood today:
Here’s Dame Whina Cooper, creator of one of the original formats of the reality TV star template for Maori-Kiwis as a highly unlikely action hero. In this photo Dame Whina is walking with her mokopuna (grandchild) on a dusty metal road. She wrote a nation’s narrative with her feet, realigning New Zealand’s future direction to remain within New Zealand’s founding document between Maori and Queen Victoria and The Crown in this 1975 photograph. (more…)
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ICONIC MAORI-KIWI REGGAE, HERBS’ LONG AGO & SIR PETER BUCK’S VIKINGS OF THE SUN NEW ZEALAND TRIBUTE ART
New Zealand’s history is rich. Our cultural lore tells of vikings of the Sun who chartered a course to Aotearoa New Zealand over a thousand years ago. Te Rangihiroa, Sir Peter Buck, a Yale associate, wrote of Moriori and Maori adventurous discoveries in the South Pacific.
It is a history New Zealand and true friends of New Zealand are most proud of. Lest we forget. It was Long Ago. Hall of Famers, Maori reggae band Herbs wrote an iconic song about it for the New Zealand pop music charts once. Here’s that song as a tribute to our founding fathers and mothers gifts of navigation to the South Pacific and Asia-Pacific.
Their culture is the longest standing culture of New Zealand. In Herbs music, the opening sound (in the extended version of the song Long Ago) is our distinct sound in the South Pacific. A cultural treasure, very spesh.
Love it! A reminder of how wonderful New Zealand has been culturally for centuries of our ocean navigating peoples, New Zealand’s shared history of Kiwi citizens as one people.
[Photo: Moriori history - Matene Totara Te Retimana left, with famous Maori scholar and global ambassador, Te Rangi Hiroa - Sir Peter Buck. Photo's owner: Steven Retimana, Moriori and Ngati Whatua Maori].
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 5.9.12~
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Oh navigator, Am-Kiwi Maori father, New York, Hawaii, Ngati Mutunga, Yale scholar, Swedish Order of the North Starman, our peak of Maunga Loa. Your mind a swirling ocean of te aute, Colenso thoughts. Rare exotic-novel man abroad. Medicine man of culture back home. Those forbearing formidable, Polynesian Vikings of The Sunrise always whispering wisdom of life's tupuna flows in the veins.
–Ode to Te Rangi Hīroa, Sir Peter Buck, Kiwi hero.
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~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 1.9.12~
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NEIL ARMSTRONG TRIBUTES NZ: PETER HILLARY SON OF SIR EDMUND HILLARY REMEMBERS ICONIC ADVENTURER NEIL ARMSTRONG
Take two of the world’s most adventurous explorers: the late Neil Armstrong and Sir Edmund Hillary, what do you get ?
You get the best of New Zealand’s news last night. Peter Hillary (mountaineering great and Sir Edmund’s son) talks of meeting Neil Armstrong, described as a reluctant American hero, and of what an adventurer’s life means to the world. Watch that here.
Nicholas Jones in his interview with Peter quotes the younger Hillary as saying: “To be sitting in a tiny Arctic hut with ice and cold all around, and listen to the captain of the Apollo mission tell it like it was, was a thrill never to be forgotten.”
Click on the images above to see Jack Tame‘s report from the USA of Neil Armstrong, an icon of adventure whose achievements are still ranked as the best of all time. The words shared in both stories from New Zealanders of Neil Armstrong are heartening, igniting imagination and remembering to not be bound by perceived ‘limits’ and to always pierce the veil of limitations.
That was NZ news last night.
I don’t know why I shed a tear or two when I watched both stories. (I was left with the strong impression of a need to say: Thank you for creating pictures of attainment in reaching for a dream and for imparting an adventurous spirit).
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 27.8.12~
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