As poignant as a waiata flying across thin air, you fill my hollowed bones with our kawa atawhai words. When I see your face, your traces of grace, I am instantly home again, in hearty sense of place. The power of a vintage photograph, your eldress Kahu smile, all in it.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 8.10.12~
OCEAN PROTECTION AS OUR LUNGS OF AIR QUALITY – SYLVIA EARLE USA & MARK SOLOMON OF NGAI TAHU BREATHE SOME LIFE INTO SOUTH PACIFIC OCEAN GOVERNANCE
The most elegant television broadcasted in New Zealand today was Syliva Earle and Mark Solomon‘s interview in Rarotonga with foreign correspondent, Ngahuia Wade.
The Oceanscape framework plan to protect the Pacific Ocean is widely supported by all Pacific nations at the Pacific Island Forum in Rarotonga, an event that officially opens tomorrow. New Zealand has yet to consider supporting the plan.
Yesterday I featured a link to a story of the Kermadec Islands, and how the ocean has always been a living textbook of learning for our children and teenagers in New Zealand and also the South Pacific’s children. There is the longstanding tradition of Education being directly linked to nature’s resources, providence and preservation for future generations.
In Wade’s story, Sylvia’s kinship with the ocean is remarkable. It exudes from her countenance and ethos. She is connected in spirit to the earth and sea. Mark also shares of how his Iwi of Ngai Tahu (a Maori tribe of New Zealand) has designated an area of coast in the South Island of New Zealand, specifically to be set aside as a marine reserve haven.
In watching Earle, Solomon and Wade in Rarotonga, the peace oceanside that resides on their kanohi as they share, you can’t help think, life was always meant to be like that. Peaceful with appreciation of nature and the environment.
Love the story. Scotty Morrison presents the three in a blended interview on ocean governance given in American English and Te Reo Rangatira (the timeless language of Chiefs of New Zealand and the South Pacific). More of today’s Maori news can also be read at Te Karere.
[Thanks Ngahuia]. Sylvia is such a living treasure too. Adorable.
Why aren’t more Americans old school gracious, like Sylvia Earle?! Her perspectives of the Ocean as our friend, so precious. :)
My homework (and for everyone in the South Pacific too) is to read the framework.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 28.8.12~
Ti Tonics celebrates entrepreneurialship with Kiwi food exports. Poutama Trust of Wellington, has big plans to launch an international Māori exports initiative. Ti Tonics is a Māori-made product from one of 18 companies that will come under the Trust’s new brand, Indigenous New Zealand. Now you too can experience what we have here in New Zealand all around the world. Way groovy! Like titanium strength superfoods brightening up the healthier lives and futures of the people of Te Ao (the world). I can see Japan really going for these. American footballers too, who do the haka before each game could dig Ti Tonics new range, as well. Hawaii and Texas, definitely!
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aoteraoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 31.7.12~
The Prime Minister of New Zealand John Key says he owes it to the Waitangi Tribunal to consider its recommendation to hold off on the Government’s plan to partially sell state-owned assets until a claim over rights to water is resolved.
Broadcasting legend, Mr Peter Williams and Corin Dann serve the interview with the PM.
MP Hekia Parata also speaks for the PM’s government in Te Reo Rangatira (The Language of Chiefs) on the issue as well.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 31.7.12~