–Waiheke Island residents’ view of what NZ needs to do on hierarchical monopolies games. tear up the grass, grow more veges, wherever you see grass (within respecting property rules, of course), was the view.
too funny. practical though. exports would go up if nz does.
[photo: google online images archives].
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 4.2.13~
It’s been a delayed and stubborn acknowledgment in part without just equitable cause from the nz government at times, yet “the Supreme Court has floated the prospect of restraining the government to selling no more than 25% of state-owned power companies while it sorts out Māori claims to water rights. Chief Justice Sian Elias made the comments on the first day of hearings on the New Zealand Māori Council’s challenge to the government’s partial assets sales policy. While comments in the course of a hearing can’t be claimed as evidence of the court’s eventual decision, such an outcome would be” an excellent step in the right direction of new zealand being sustainable in the long run as well as just in recognising iwi as business players who do benefit all of new zealand (more so than Maori already have) when recognised as such to do so regarding economic flows kaitiakitanga and the enivronment we all are linked to in new zealand. You know, you’ve got to share the paddock, the lakes and rivers too. It’s just how it goes.
–more at t.k news.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 1.2.13~
“it takes a life to save a life”
–the slogan of organ donors needed vs a rich ageing population’s demands and whims of “security.”
… can be scary, if unchecked. like all things… balance needs to be found.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 26.1.13~
setting the right conditions for actual new zealand citizens to thrive needs realistic governance and accountability issues curbing greedy irresponsible agenda setting and economic climate designs that only benefit too few.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 25.1.13~
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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…)
In 2012 NZ leadership was attacked and semi-dismantled.
We see key politicians (Maori’s most senior political spokespeople) announcing intended resignations.
A clear Maori political voice on an equal level of economic prosperity for all Maori has not been allowed to be voiced in the land. It is not right, just, balanced or fair. It is also not in line with New Zealand’s founding spirit.
We see leading Maori politicians, thrown to angry middle class white folk to attack all too often ’for entertainment.’ They are used as distractions for people to vent frustration on, the Maori politicians time and attention diverted from doing a good job for Maori people, and thus all NZ’s best interests of the present and future.
We see unjust and meagre Treaty settlement offers presented to Maori. The apologies associated are worth a lot to Maori, yet the disrespect towards Iwi is continuing in business flows throughout a lot of NZ and the way resources are being allocated, used for profit. (more…)
Buzz words in New Zealand right now as people look at returning to work in an economy that has been very lazy in creating new jobs the last two years are the words: economic violence domestic jobs abuse. (more…)
Introspection coaching in the epoch of Inequality Years: “The great debate taking place in Washington now has relatively little to do with financial issues. It is all about ideology. It is all about the soul of America.
In America today, we have the most unequal distribution of wealth and income of any major country on earth, and more inequality than at any time period since 1928. The top 1 percent owns 42 percent of the financial wealth of the nation, while, incredibly, the bottom 60 percent own only 2.3 percent. One family, the Walton family of Wal-Mart, owns more wealth than the bottom 40 percent of Americans. In terms of income distribution in 2010, the last study done on this issue, the top 1 percent earned 93 percent of all new income while the bottom 99 percent shared the remaining 7 percent.”
Will Wall Street help? Will Wall Street change? We are entering a pivotal moment in the modern history of our country. Do the elected officials in Washington stand with ordinary Americans — working families, children, the elderly, the poor — or will the extraordinary power of billionaire campaign contributors and Big Money prevail? The American people, by the millions, must send Congress the answer to that question.
–Senator Bernie Sanders.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 10.1.13~
inequality means: disparity. injustice. partiality. uneveness as of a surface.
Hot things to do in 2014…. is totally bust inequality open. (more…)
“First Nations across this country have been voicing concern and frustration with a broken system that does not address long-standing disparities between First Nations and the rest of Canada, and address priorities in ways that will provide for long-term solutions and sustainability,” said Shawn Atleo.
“Through the ‘Idle No More’ movement, we have seen a tremendous outpouring of energy, pride and determination by our peoples in recent weeks,” wrote Atleo. “This level of citizen and community engagement is absolutely essential to achieve the change we all want to see in every First Nation — the hard work of re-building our Nations, our governments and protecting our lands, waters and territories.” (more…)
It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of [iron, steel] gold and silver.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 26.12.12~
Scott Gilmore is an ordinaryguy who loves New Zealand. Scott gets it. This makes Scott extra-ordinary in an ordinary humane way. Watch Scott’s story.
The useful report given in a “pleased as punch” tone, is also penned at a time in NZ history that shows child poverty and youth unemployment levels are at an all time high in NZ history. In addition, the average NZ wage is $US36k p.a.
However, on “the wall,” if digital numbers going up in your bank account is the only thing you live for… it shows that more people should invest in NZ at this time. It also shows that foreign investors are.
A quote from Brian’s writing: “The numbers demonstrate that the New Zealand and Australian sharemarkets have delivered superior returns to Northern Hemisphere markets – in New Zealand dollar terms – since the end of 2000.”
NZ and Australian markets are seen as less risky to invest with, than certain uncertain overseas markets – is what Brian’s report reveals. (more…)
If you look at the world today, you’d have to say that “being a gentleman” in New Zealand is not necessarily what you look like… or how well you tie a tie alone, it is how you ensure all children are given an equal and fair environment to achieve dreams.
–Thought for today on true manners that are relevant.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 14.12.12~
Art: Rings & Guns portrait by Judith Collins, NZ politician.
“It is not something I put a dollar value on when it comes to justice. I think justice is far more important than the dollar value.”
–Judith Collins sums up a year of legal process in NZ. It was the year where the biggest injustice of all was the rise in racist economic engineering and inequality against women, Maori, Pasifika peoples and NZ’s youth being heavily discriminated against. (more…)
Most people 40 below in New Zealand are left asking heading into a 2013: Who is Jacinda Ardern again?
She is the politician who reminds New Zealand citizens that if you are 18 years of age you can vote. You can buy booze without judgement at 18 too. This is within your legal rights as a NZ citizen. She also reminds New Zealand citizens that you can legally own a gun at sixteen years of age. She reminds New Zealand citizens that at 18 you have all the rights that 55 year-old people think they do. See her. She’s democratic and she listens to people. What she exists to do.
In Auckland City… We love her. Teenagers voted for her the last election in NZ so their voices could be heard. She listens to the majority of New Zealand’s next wave of homegrown strength as all politicians are supposed to as well. Rock on JA.
[Photo via Stuff.Co.NZ].
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 6.12.12~