turn to superfoods beverages and lotsa miso soup. Similar to Superman, I come right in seconds. Can’t go wrong with it.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 19.11.12~
KIWI SUPERFOODS DEVELOPMENT SCIENCE & GROSSING GROSS GROCERIES EXPORTS INTO AUSTRALIA SUPERMARKETS AISLES – FGC’s CHAT TO NZ EXPORTERS
According to the FGC, Australia seeks to triple food and beverage exports to some $65 billion by the year 2025. This is anticipating the world’s agricultural and manufacturing trends moving more the South Pacific’s way in supply chain needs heading towards 2025.
Australia sees New Zealand as being a part of that. It gives NZ a chance to export into Australia. Yet Australians want to back their own Aussie-made products first. So, there’s only leighway for NZ food producers to come up with products that are different to what Australians are already supplying their own people.
Specifically: “Supermarket chain Coles, one of the major two players across the Tasman, won’t stock kiwi products if they’re indistinguishable from Australian-sourced suppliers.”
What I think: This puts all of the ingenuity onto Kiwis to do the thinking of the new. It’s not as if Australia invented pasta or pizza, is it? Yet in Coles supermarket stores, if an Australian company makes it, it is suddenly Australian now? What a cheek! That’s too funny.
The question is then: If a Kiwi thinks of a new product, won’t an Australian company then make it, in time? So where is the line drawn here of FGC’s strategy.
Also, Australia is saying because NZ pays such low wages (in an age of high unemployment too – almost record highs in NZ history), is that they want to exploit NZ labour to provide their food needs. It’s very “Fee Fi Fo Fum…” in tone from Aussie. Just saying.
[Photos - Trade 51 & Life Foods NZ] (more…)
mood: imagine. see. be. do.
part iii – creative blue print planning - imagining our families first million dollar, generating p.a ideas.
As previously envisaged, a product line going to China would be ideal. What would it need to make it stand out? Or be supported more to make a good dent in the world’s no.1 economy by the year 2016 in the nation that has 1/6th of the world’s population too?
what we need to do and get done:
1. We need to create a culture around the product line.
2. A loyalty club will be created and rewarded of the product line.
3. We will create an App. (more…)
Nephew no.3 has graduated out of his high school blazer. Woot!
He’s off to a New Zealand University next year.
Like his momma, (who was an A+ college student at 18… a geek freak :), he won a prize to go.
His dad does post graduate business papers as a student and entrepreneurial pioneer too. We are so proud of him.
Creative and sporty, full credit goes to his team of teachers, his peers and high school.
Kia Tupato. Kia Kaha. Karawhiua. Life’s journey a fun trail of discovery. Have fun learning adventurously. :)
~Post #: 20,8882: Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 9.11.12~
I AM DETERMINED – FOMA’S 25th ANNIVERSARY, TAUPO – TAKING $10b MAORI ASSETS TO THE NEXT LEVEL OF GROWTH
FOMA has been working to expand the Māori economy for 25 years. It’s members have a $10b asset base. Here’s a quote from the Chair: “It is essential the Maori business network actively participates in the fundamental development of New Zealand’s economy. Maori economic development and its contribution to the growth of this country must continue to be realised and I am determined to facilitate this growth through the provision of a robust networking capability within our membership.” –Tangata Whenua news.
Their anniversary was celebrated at Rauhoto Marae in Taupo today.
Young Hinerangi Goodman was there to showcase the hope Maori entrepreneurs have as corporate entities in the collective of community thinkers.
Some facts: Forestry and fishing are two industries that Maori could develop quite well into more innovative ways. Maori could also diversify capital from these too – into new arenas of business expansion.
Watch Traci Houpapa in the clip who makes it all sound so exciting. So beautiful with a refreshing spirit too. Inspiring stuff.
Press Release of The Hui follows: (more…)
Creative Blue Print Planning – Our Families 1st Million Generating p.a Business Idea – Part II.
When I last wrote on this idea, it grew out of a brainstorming session with niece 2 at our family table over lunch at the folks’ place. On the first chat (that then became the first planning session notes) we made a fair start.
What else must we do to evolve our product line to it’s $20 million capacity earning potential in 10 years time?
1. We need to brainstorm all of our product ideas in more detail. Cross reference with market research too.
2. Collate the best concepts (ideas) into groupings, like a product line.
3. Decide on the leader (the key signifer, or the diamond centre piece of the line).
4. The remaining products, what will be their roll out after the first product (or product grouping) is launched. (more…)
Business Motivaton: You are a fruitful tree by a river, whose branches are productive and run over the wall….
1. Created a new product line conceptually today with niece 2.
2. Discussed the target market.
3. It’s a health idea.
4. The target market is 95% foreign markets sales.
5. Funding for the idea is now needed. (more…)
US billionaire Julian Robertson said in a live cross interview on TV yesterday that what excites him the most about New Zealand is tourism and agriculture.
Both areas are quite exciting to see evolving from New Zealand.
For others aquaculture in New Zealand is the draw.
Aquaculture New Zealand Gary Hooper notes, ”The $400 million aquaculture industry – which is aiming to hit an annual revenue of $1 billion by 2025 – will gather in Nelson this week for its annual conference.
Hooper said he was all for marine reserves and conservation. “But we’re still a country that needs to grow its economy and aquaculture has this tremendous potential to contribute to that,” he said. Aquiculture’s “had some economic rigour applied to it.”
Hooper said reaching the realistic $1 billion mark required securing additional water space, increased productivity and exporting more value-added products. (more…)
For the price of 120 Auckland houses (that are semi-decent) in today’s current market, The Crown has inked a deal with a Maori tribe Ngai Takoto. The deal recognizes 172 years of thieving from Maori. It is a symbolic apology.
Let’s take a look at the story.
APNZ writers write: The Crown has signed a deed of settlement worth more than $20 million for all outstanding historical Treaty claims with Ngai Takato at Te Ahu Centre in Kaitaia.
Ngai Takoto were left virtually landless by the historical actions of the Crown, Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations Minister Christopher Finlayson said.
“Finally, the people of Ngai Takoto can look forward to a brighter future – 27 years since the Muriwhenua claims were lodged in the area.”
The settlement would provide Ngai Takoto with a strong foundation for economic and social development and would help to transform the social circumstances of their people, Mr Finlayson said.
Ngai Takoto would receive commercial redress of $21.04 million, and the return of culturally significant sites such as on Wharemaru East Beach. (nice one).
The collective redress that would be shared with other Te Hiku iwi included a co-governance arrangement with Northland Regional Council and the Far North District Council over Te Oneroa-a-Tohe Ninety Mile Beach to protect and manage the beach. (okay, so responsibility on Maori, shared).
Te Hiku iwi would be involved in decisions for the protection and development of public conservation lands remaining in Crown ownership through the Korowai for Enhanced Conservation.
Also included was an Accord that set out how the Crown and iwi would work together to transform the social development and wellbeing of Te Hiku whanau, hapu, iwi and wider community. (entrepreneurial strategies should be the main purpose of the agreement, one hopes).
The deed of settlement will be given effect through legislation. (more…)
Willie Jackson (son of Dame June) was on TV today observing trends with the Maori Party in politics. He says the current shape of the Maori party needs to change to stay alive in the next NZ election (2 years away). Well no sh*t Sherlock geez!
Featured Maori in images: Sir Peter Buck a man born in 1877 who set a standard of Maori leadership and achievement, Rangi Kuini Topeora Wikitoria - a Maori leader who as an equal with Queen Victoria bearing the same name too, signed an agreement recognizing equality 172 years ago. It is NZ’s founding document’s main statement as a signifying symbol of what NZ is to be about. Rangi’s equality status was complete 172 years ago. For Rangi’s people it still is. That has never changed in spirit, in spite of the many layers added onto NZ’s cultural value lens (A plethora have been piled on us in the past – yet Maori remain the same in authentic essence). Sir Ralph Norris, mischievous creative entrepreneurial part Maori-Kiwi leader who is funny.
What I think:
1. The Maori population is young. Does the ruling Maori party reflect that in its representation? The chances are, if you don’t have the representatives hearing the actual real needs of where the constituents need to be going ahead, then all of the wrong topics may be talked of every day. Are the “write” words in the daily political diet of words being thrown about? If not, then it’s a waste of time. No matter how much “blah blah” of politics happens, it just got off on the wrong foot each day, unless the right words are in the mix each day. Productive ”all-power-to-ya” words for Maori are needed more. (more…)
As alchemistic light you come, turning our scars into stars. Hopes arcrays aplenty streaming from above, welling up the deeps, all in a touch of amazing grace.
–New Zealand’s creative story.
[Photo: Sunrise over Ocean's Beach, New Zealand - N&C website]
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 27.10.12~
–Barack Obama, Hampstead debate, October 2012.
Without a vision that's clear, a people perish.
–King Solomon, ancient King.
Unless a nation called to a purpose, plan clearly fifty to a hundred years ahead, the people get overrun and perish.
–thoughts combined, especially for Iwi strengthening in New Zealand. A critical issue of concern for me. (more…)
He’s overseen his Maori tribe’s assets grow from $160 million to $800 million. His tribe Ngai Tahu are well on the way to becoming the first recognized Iwi billionaire corporate entity.
Mark Solomon had a chat to Shane Taurima on the Q+A program. Their words follow, courtesy of TVNZ. To support the website, read their words, at the click.
Shane Taurima: Tena koe, Mark Solomon. Thank you for joining us.
Mark Solomon- Ngai Tahu Chairman: Tena koe, e hoa.
Shane: Do you support the government’s plan to sell state assets.
Mark: I don’t think I’ve ever said that in any forum whatsoever that I support it.
Shane: Do you support it?
Mark: No, what I’ve consistently said in the public forum is until all the information is put on the table so we could do a full due diligence, until then, it’s nothing but a concept. (more…)
It is hearting to witness King Tuheitia, The Maori King, and his family join in marching on Wellington, New Zealand’s capital in a protest hikoi. The protest is designed to show that more should be done to support Maori language education pods in the world.
Of course, that starts at home, in New Zealand. (more…)
–John The Apostle of Love.
I am a dark indigenous ark built of human frailties and sheer guts, lucky enough to live alive in the light of grace. - - - To be light, in time and space across a miracle world on wings in electrical future skies.
Image: Ramza‘s tree, Ohio Street, Westwood California. The Unbearable Lightness of Being Human Series – shades of dark, always craving the light in a world where IT, e-commerce, media, communication, new knowledge is electricty-generated and is transferred by light. So fascinating, the connection between the two.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 18.10.12~
Billionaire and millionaire’s favorite new make up products have arrived. New science that is fun.
A personalized blue print of your dna (in particularly your body’s cells) can now be made into stem cells and restored, to patch up the body and stave off the ageing process. The stem cell research breakthroughs are the elixor cure to repair general wear and tear.
CNN News: Sir John B. Gurdon 70 of the UK and Shinya Yamanaka 50 of Osaka Japan, have scooped The 2012 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine. The award was given on Monday for work that revolutionized the understanding of how cells and organisms develop.
The groundbreaking research is set to increase longevity in the human body. The scientists discovery that “mature, specialised cells can be reprogrammed to become immature cells capable of developing into all tissues of the body,” is winner said the the Nobel Assembly, which consists of 50 professors at the Karolinska Institute.
The reprogrammed cells are new stem cells. They can then be placed into other areas of the body and the cells “are able to develop into all types of cells in the body,” the professors collective said in a statement. (more…)
KING TUHEITIA PAKI, THE MAORI KING COMMEMORATES HIS GRANDFATHER, KING KOROKI’S CORONATION, WITH A RIVER WAAKA JOURNEY
King Tuheitia the Maori King, commemorated the anniversary of his grandfather’s coronation and put the spotlight back on Maori water rights with a journey down Waikato River this morning.
King Tuheitia travelled in a waka taua from Ngaruawahia to Waahi marae at Huntly. The fifth Maori king, King Koroki, was crowned on October 8, 1933.
[Photo: a 1953 shing ding at Turangawaewae Marae with King Koroki and guests - Te Ara photo archives].
The annual Waahi marae poukai is traditionally held on this date and King Tuheitia opened the event with the river journey – an act that also aimed to show the tribe’s cultural and spiritual connection to the Waikato River in the wake of controversy surrounding the rights and interests of Maori to freshwater and the Government’s proposal to sell state-owned assets.
Tribal leaders from throughout Tainui, as well as Maori leaders playing a key role in progressing freshwater rights at the national level accompanied King Tuheitia.
Today’s discussion at Waahi marae is expected to include the freshwater rights issue, following the recent national hui held at Turangawaewae marae.
News source: Fairfax News. Photos – Peter Drury and Te Ara.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 8.10.12~
3D CHAORI ACTION MOVIE CINEMA – GETTING A $1 BILLION A YEAR EARNING, MAORI & CHINESE ACTION FUSION INDUSTRY MOVING
He was a Maori Prince, a Viking of The Sun. She, a Chinese Princess from the Ming Dynasty. In a new horizon, in a mythical land on a new frontier, they were cast in an epic war to fight for their love.
What the world needs to see is 3D mythological cinema of this nature in New Zealand.
3D Chaori Cinema (Asian-friendly Maori action movie cinema) is a $1 billion a year generating industry waiting to happen in NZ. In my mind’s eye I see it growing in New Zealand. It supports the already well established 3D cinema of NZ. It just makes movies a lot quicker for the growing Asian movie market of the world.
It needs a development fund to get started. Russell Crowe the first person in the world of Maori descent to win an Oscar and Hollywood’s Lucy Liu are giving a similar concept a go in the film, Man with Iron Fists. We need to move more into 3D with Chaori cinema texts in and from New Zealand. Cliff Curtis, a Maori actor has also been a success starring in Asian nations in an Asian action star mythological film.
We have enough trial models on display in aspects of this genre to really go for it and develop it further. Chaori cinema is another strand of cinema to be developed in New Zealand to sit alongside what Sir Peter Jackson, John Barnett and newcomers like James Cameron have already achieved from New Zealand.
It is a brand new cinema strand though, that can only make the overall package more attractive when perceiving New Zealand as a stand out filmmaking nation location. It makes sense to develop Chaori cinema and Maori cinema that is Asian-markets friendly, more.
It’s an authentic visual expression of New Zealand for the wider world’s markets.
[Photos: Spin Off and Business Insider online].
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific 8.10.12~
Kiwi Iwi watch: Ngai Tahu’s Stacey Morrison‘s (L) Maori-Kiwi tribe grows.
Photo: Nita Prekazi.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 6.10.12~
There is nothing more powerful than ideas whose time has come, filmed on landscapes that are resources rich. ImagiNATIVE writers are the world's first architects of a future new world and new frontier.
–The way of global film sales marketing patterns observed over a few years now.
The pen is mightier than the sword.
–Winston Churchill as a writer, storyteller, peace maker and boozy warrior leader.
Developing a sustainable film industry in New Zealand really comes down to investing in New Zealand writers more and fostering relationships with the world’s best screenwriters too. It is vital that New Zealand encourages writers, as writers become the billionaires after all the effort has gone into producing successful film franchises. We need some Maori billionaires in New Zealand. Maybe some could write their way into the history books invisaging a cinematic light to project the new way.
We must write films from New Zealand, as if we don’t other people’s written ideas of the South Pacific, will be written about our territory. So, it makes sense to always be writing our own version of the world and attaching our definitions and meanings of landscape of the South Pacific to our own words and ideas in our films. We can write futuristic films, yet the messages in them attached to our landscapes have a resonance all over the world for the good.
We have the locations and enough filmmaking capability now in New Zealand. We just need better scripts, film franchise ideas created in New Zealand and a belief in fast tracking screen-writers to a global level of writing ability. Film crews travel (actors included) to where whoever has the best ideas - to collaborate on – film projects of significance.
New Zealand is soon to become that place even more so, then we have been already on some major film projects.
So what kinds of writers could happen in New Zealand? As a precursor to Mitt Romney‘s rise in politics as a star figure for the US, novelist Stephenie Meyer was a Mormon housewife of Arizona, who mimicked the UK’s JK Rowlings star template as a novelist.
Meyer’s story as a humble writer is one of a stand out success for relativiely new billionaires. Meyer’s novel ideas, even created a brand new studio to make her novels into films. It was then aquired by Lionsgate to import a strong youth audience following into Lionsgate’s entertainment brand.
The young actors cast in Meyer’s films now lead California’s box office (Kristen Stewart being one). JK of course, mimicked Brit authors like C.S Lewis and JRR Tolkien to find her own voice as a single parent writer. Magic was JK’s theme of children learning at school. Meyer’s was a voice of fantasy, romance, angst – youth under threat. Meyer’s creative literary bent, was a huge hit.
What this tells us: Perhaps we need to invest in single parents and-or Kiwi housewives more. (more…)
Here’s a cool story on the rise: Mark Solomon‘s iwi (Maori tribe) of Ngai Ngai Tahu post a record profit. We need more cool stories like Ngai Tahu’s happening in the world. Solomon’s people truly inspire good change.
Photo: Stacey Squires.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 28.9.12~