MOA CRAFT BEER A GROWING KIWI EXPORT INDUSTRY, RUGBY NEW ZEALAND NEWS & WORLD NEWS TRENDS RIGHT NOW – 11.10.12
Entrepreneurs working with hops and grains, adding water, then packaging the product and with marketing exporting their creations, are set to list on the New Zealand stock exchange, NZX. See what Blenheim brewery’s, Moa beer is up to. On ya!
In Rugby News:
Canterbury rugby is alive and kicking it. Matt Markham writes: “Canterbury are on track to finish on top of the premiership table of the national provincial rugby championship after taking apart Hawke’s Bay 44-3 at McLean Park, Napier.
The red and black machine walked away with a maximum five points which puts them first-equal on the points table with Wellington, with just one round remaining before the playoffs.” Good stuff. Photo: Too Swift: Canterbury’s Adam Whitelock steps through the tackle of Hawke’s Bay Peter Borlase. Photosport.
And Cabooluture news notes: Bradley Thorn has signed on for another year. Former Brisbane Broncos premiership player Brad Thorn is set to play the final season of his illustrious career in the 2013 Super Rugby Championship with the Highlanders.
Thorn who will be 38 in February, is believed to have met Highlanders coach Jamie Joseph in Japan last month where they reached agreement on one final campaign.–Read up @Tough. A David Trend photo. In Highlanders signing Jason Emery and front-rower Liam Coltman have also signed with coach Joseph’s side.
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Around The World – Nations reading right now, show the UK moving up a place or three to sit in no.2 position, perhaps reflecting tougher economic restrictions in the UK economy mid GFC rebuilding efforts. Bali is sort of tense at the moment.
In order nations reading are:
Image of Kiwi comic actor Jemaine Clement also features.
Thanks for reading and most of all contributing your content. I appreciate your creativity. :)
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 11.10.12~
Who is funny? Jemaine Clement TV.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 4.10.12~
Five people we’re reading:
3. Steve Hansen
4. Miley Cyrus
Comedy Video Montage: Jemaine Clement fan made edit compile of funny sketches.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 20.9.12~
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 23.6.12~
With a sold out tour, New Zealand’s favorite comedy duo, Oscar winner Bret McKenzie and Jemaine Clement are in demand. The Flight of The Conchords’ tour has an extended run. Video footage of the lads latest interview with Mark Sainsbury, coming soon.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 20.6.12~
Comedian and Oscar Winner, Bret McKenzie makes it onto the honors list this year in New Zealand in the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Celebrations. Brett’s buddy (equally as talented), Jemaine Clement didn’t. Oh well. There’s next year for young Jemaine to catch up to his Kiwi twin. :)
This year in New Zealand where our economy recorded zero growth (through the books) and the UK’s economy is officially in recession again, while the USA’s unemployment statistics are alarming, and the Eurozone is in crises too - the New Zealand government announced Aotearoa’s honors list June 2012.
At a quick glance, the list may look a bit lite on people who created a thousand jobs (or more) for others, on farmers who paid the bills from their land and labours, on social justice champions too (not on this list) and of course (the usual of) high profile Maori men doing good in communities and the world, while raising children and showing respect to and caring for aged parents as well. Never mind.
We have next year to get that one right with Jemaine and bros being bumped up onto the list just for being funny, talented, authentic-Kiwi awesome. :)
There are so many cool Kiwis and exceptionally talented people on this list. Dedication, focus and passion seems to sum up their collective Kiwi traits this year.
This year’s list on a day where everyone’s staying toasty and warm with friends and family, is:
THE NEW ZEALAND ORDER OF MERIT
Dames Companion Mabel June Hinekahukura Mariu, CNZM, QSM, JP, Auckland, for services to Maori and the community Pieter Ane Stewart, Darfield, for services to fashion and the community. Beverley Anne Wakem, CBE, Porirua, for services to the state.
Dr The Honourable Michael John Cullen, Whakatane, for services to the state. Dr Roderick Sheldon Deane, Wellington, for services to business and the community. John James Patrick Kirwan, ONZM, MBE, Italy, for services to mental health and rugby. Maarten Laurens Wevers, CNZM, Wellington, for services to the state.
Neville Alexander Crichton, Auckland, for services to yachting and business. The Honourable Justice John Warwick Gendall, Wellington, for services to the state and sport. Stephen William Hansen, Christchurch, for services to rugby. Michael James Houstoun, Feilding, for services as a pianist. Jane Christine Huria, Christchurch, for services to corporate governance. Owen Marshall Jones, ONZM, Timaru, for services to literature. Anne Norman, Auckland, for services to business. David Norman, Auckland, for services to business. His Excellency Mr Paul Thomas O’Sullivan, Wellington, for services to Australia-New Zealand relations. Christopher William Saines, Auckland, for services to the arts. John Shewan, Wellington, for services to business. Professor Peter Donald Graham Skegg, Dunedin, for services to medical law. Wayne Ross Smith, Cambridge, for services to rugby. John Lewis Spencer, Wellington, for services to business. Professor Christine Winterbourn, Christchurch, for services to science.
Philip Brendan Aldridge, Christchurch, for services to theatre. Emeritus Professor Peter Leonard Bergquist, Auckland, for services to science. Leon Martyn Theodore Blanchet, Leeston, for services to athletics. Robyn Denise Broughton, MNZM, Invercargill, for services to netball. Geoffrey John Chapple, Auckland, for services to tramping, tourism and literature. Assistant Commissioner David Mark Cliff, Rangiora, for services to the New Zealand Police and the community. Shane William Cotton, Palmerston North, for services to the visual arts. Michael Thomas Eagle, Christchurch, for services to rugby. Fiona Farrell, Akaroa, for services to literature. Gregory William Gent, Ruawai, for services to the dairy industry and corporate governance. Thomas James Gerrard, JP, Auckland, for services to education. Dr Ronald George Gibson, Morrinsville, for services to veterinary science. David Timothy Gibson, Wellington, for services to the film and television industry. Richard Alan Guy, Waipu, for services to rugby. Brian Martin Hight, Auckland, for services to agricultural publishing. Nigel Raymond Latta, Auckland, for services as a psychologist. Graham Leonard Malaghan, Auckland, for services to medical research and philanthropy. Bret Peter Tarrant McKenzie, Wellington, for services to music and film. Peter Joseph McLeavey, Wellington, for services to the arts. Margaret Medlyn, Wellington, for services to opera. (more…)
The Flight of The Conchords (aka Jemaine Clement and Bret McKenzie) are doing some fun press. With an upcoming New Zealand tour planned (they’re taking Oscar on the road), New Zealand’s funny comedy duo will “put a stop to ticket scalping.”
Love it! Ticket dates and venues can be found here. Used to performing to 17,000 at venues like The Hollywood Bowl, in New Zealand the lads are giving their most avid fans the chance to sleep out and buy 300 tickets early, before tickets go online. Their unusual distribution model features in an article in today’s Time Out magazine, Cueing to make a comeback.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 15.3.12~
Hollywoood Industry & Celebrity Wrap Up News is looking as follows today – Let’s work.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 3.3.12~
Jemaine Clement‘s wardrobe choices in Men In Black IV.
[Photo via WireImage]
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 5.12.11~
This is sick Oscars News: If Life’s A Happy Song, then songwriter, actor, comic, muzo Bret McKenzie is one of 39 people being considered for an Oscar this year.
To find out who McKenzie’s competition is for Best Original Score go here.
Bret is also making a cameo appearance in Sir Peter Jackson‘s upcoming movie The Hobbit. McKenzie’s Flight of the Concords co-star Jemaine Clement is starring in the upcoming Men In Black 4 movie. (No, that’s not a rugby football film).
[Photos via IMDB & Trial X. Music by Janet Jackson, All Night Don't Stop].
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 22.12.11~
Geeky scientists excelling in physics and with a vision of driving economic innovation with science, sports stars, funny comedians who can cross over with Hollywood appeal, army protectors, Maori leaders are some of the profressions of the top 100 most trusted people, that the Reader’s Digest audience poll reveals.
Here’s a list of those folk.
1. Sir Ray Avery, scientist, inventor, New Zealander of the Year 2010
2. Sir Peter Gluckman, chief science advisor to the prime minister
3. Sir Paul Callaghan, physicist, New Zealander of the Year 2011
4. Justice Helen Winkelmann, chief High Court judge
5. Roger Hall, film, TV and theatre actor, playwright
6. Bret McKenzie, comedian, actor, musician
7. Denise L’Estrange-Corbet, fashion designer
8. Jemaine Clement, comedian, actor, musician
9. Simon Gault, celebrity chef, MasterChef judge
10. Tony Kokshoorn, Grey District Mayor
11. Lt Gen Jerry Mataparae, Governor-General designate
12. Jay-Jay Feeney, morning radio host for The Edge FM
13. Nigel Latta, psychologist, host of The Politically Incorrect Parenting Show
14. Cpl Willie Apiata, Victoria Cross recipient for bravery in Afghanistan
15. Ryan Nelsen, All Whites captain
16. Kim Hill, journalist, presenter for Radio NZ National
17. Gareth Morgan, businessman, philanthropist, Morgan Foundation trustee
18. Jim Mora, radio broadcaster
19. Matt McCarten, union head, columnist
20. Kevin Milne, former TV presenter of Fair Go
21. Sir Brian Lochore, former All Black player and coach
22. Garth McVicar, Sensible Sentencing Trust spokesman
23. Margaret Mahy, award-winning children’s author
24. Peter Williams, sportswriter, TV presenter
25. Annabel Langbein, celebrity chef, TV presenter
26. Sir Anand Satyanand, 19th Governor-General
27. Dame Malvina Major, opera singer
28. Leighton Smith, talkback host on NewstalkZB radio
29. Te Radar, comedian, filmmaker, TV host of Radar’s Patch
30. Brad Thorn, All Black
31. Michael Jones, former All Black
32. Rhys Darby, actor, comedian
33. Ruben Wiki, former rugby league player
34. Sir Peter Snell, three-time Olympic athletics gold medallist
35. Dame Susan Devoy, former squash player, charity worker
36. Scott Dixon, race car driver
37. Sir John Walker, Olympic athletics gold medallist
38. Dame Alison Holst, food writer, celebrity chef
39. Bob Parker, Christchurch Mayor
40. Colin Meads, former All Black, NZ Player of the Century
41. Sarah Ulmer, Olympic track cycling gold medallist
42. Louise Nicholas, rape victim advocate
43. Rob Fyfe, chief executive Air New Zealand
44. Graeme Hart, businessman
45. Peta Mathias, chef, author, broadcaster
46. Hayley Westenra, singer
songwriter, UNICEF ambassador
47. Jo Seager, celebrity chef
48. John Kirwan, former All Black, mental illness spokesperson
49. Mike McRoberts, journalist, presenter of 60 Minutes
50. Pete Bethune, conservationist, alternative fuel advocate
51. Irene van Dyk, former netball world champion
52. Greg Murphy, race car driver
53. Simon Barnett, TV and radio host
54. Valerie Adams (Vili), Olympic shot-put gold medallist
55. Richie McCaw, current All Black captain
56. Robyn Malcolm, award-winning film and TV actor
57. Sir Richard Hadlee, former cricketer, ICC Hall of Famer
58. Daniel Vettori, New Zealand cricket captain
59. Sir Peter Leitch, businessman, charity worker, “The Mad Butcher”
60. Tana Umaga, former All Black
61. Jim Hickey, TV weatherman
62. Joe Karam, former All Black, entrepreneur
63. Simon Dallow, journalist, presenter of One News
64. A.J. Hackett, tourism entrepreneur, bungy jumping pioneer
65. Sir Stephen Tindall, founder of The Warehouse retail stores
66. Dave Dobbyn, musician
67. Sam Neill, award-winning actor
68. Peter Whittall, Pike River Coal chief executive
69. Howard Broad, New Zealand Commissioner of Police
70. Alan Bollard, governor of the Reserve Bank of NZ
71. Dick Hubbard, former Auckland City Mayor, founder of Hubbard Foods
72. Marcus Lush, TV and radio host
73. The Topp Twins, entertainers, breast cancer activists
74. Sir Peter Jackson, director, screenwriter, three-time Oscar winner
75. Sir Bob Jones, businessman
76. Graham Henry, All Blacks coach
77. Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, opera singer
78. Mark Sainsbury, Close Up host
79. Russel Norman, Green Party co-leader
80. Len Brown, Auckland Mayor
81. Tim Shadbolt, Invercargill Mayor
82. Allan Hubbard, financier
83. Sir Michael Hill, jeweller, entrepreneur, philanthropist
84. Lockwood Smith, Speaker of the House of Reps
85. Helen Clark, former Prime Minister
86. Keisha Castle-Hughes, actor, Oscar nominee for Whale Rider
87. Rachel Hunter, model, actor
88. John Campbell, TV presenter, host of Campbell Live
89. Marc Ellis, former All Black and rugby league player, businessman
90. John Key, current Prime Minister
91. Paul Holmes, broadcaster
92. Paul Henry, journalist, radio and TV presenter
93. Jim Anderton, Progressive Party leader
94. Bill English, Deputy Prime Minister
95. Pita Sharples, Minister of Maori Affairs
96. Phil Goff, Labour Party leader
97. Tariana Turia, Maori Party co-leader
98. Hon. Winston Peters, New Zealand First leader
99. Rodney Hide, Minister of Local Government
100. Hone Harawira, activist, MP for Te Tai Tokerau
Here’s Flight of The Conchords with their Barry White-esque ‘song’ Business Time.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 22.6.11~
Present. Future. Past by Flight of The Conchords folk music humor on guitar.
I don’t if it’s the Kiwi sense of humor or the Maori sense of humor with these two lads, but they sure can make me laugh til I cry in Hollywood.
[Note - This is Live theater that may or may not contain explicit language]
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 3.27.11~
One for the children’s, children’s children in thinking about issues that affect the planet.
This one for Russian dolls worldwide… in reality. :)
When these lads sing they’re like a cross between Nesian Mystik and The Bee Gees. Issues is a Kiwi equivalent of John Lennon‘s Imagine song.
Nah! But almost. They’re rogue unicorns and cheeky monkeys. Love it.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 3.19.11~
Reports Zimbio today: ‘Frustrated with attention from fans and photographers, “Flight of the Conchords” star Jemaine Clement, splashes those surrounding him with water from a bottle he was carrying. Moments later an upset fan seeks revenge and douses Clement with hot chocolate, soaking the actor/musician’s coat.’
Jemaine looks like a cross between Sir Peter Jackson and beat poet Allen Ginsberg on his way to a guitar jam session in The Big Apple. Poor funny guy. Hope this Kiwi hairy hobbit is all good in the US of A.
In Los Angeles, Jemaine has a huge following of quirky humored appreciating people. He’s a big star here in the 50 and under set. I always feel like such a loser when I repeatedly get asked if Jemaine Clement is a Facebook friend, and have to say, um “nah.” :)
Kia ora bro!