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~
hot ticket items for NZ’s political agenda in 2013 is: NZ’s recognition of equality for Iwi and our water economies just flows.
All the rest… well… it all hinges off justice on that fact… pretty much.
NZ’s strength economically, given our distance from the world… is in liquid economies flows.
If gauging our current government’s last few years at wealth creation in NZ… it’s all been about directing water flows certain ways into certain peoples banks. The future flow of oil, gas, electricity converted from water etc… is a similar story.
The NZ government also likes to sell straws to foreign investors to make money off the liquid economies of NZ’s natural resources, in the form of future shares into energy companies. Iwi still need to be recognised in the economic and legal structuring of the flows so that the economic models the government promotes are real, just, in line with a spirit of NZ’s law. All news swings around that issue in NZ for 2013 and beyond. (more…)
“After all the excitement, I can truly understand Arthur Allan Thomas‘ comment when he said something like no NZ judge has ever helped him.”–Joe Karam‘s client, David Bain breaks his silence.
What we learned from A.A.T was the gift… that “it is healthy to question authority or a system of authority.” Especially if you believe, you haven’t been given a fair deal. The point of justice is about working justice through. Trusting those in authority to ensure it is worked through.
What will NZ decide? (more…)
HELEN WINKELMANN EXPLAINS THE ART OF REASONABLE OPENNESS IN DECISION MAKING – SET IN A MEDIA CIRCUS SOCIETY
A “volatile media environment… A relentless criticism undermines public confidence in the judiciary…”
–NZ judge Helen Winkelmann explains the increasingly complex world of a judge.
What she alludes to is how judges need to do a 360 on an issue, a lot quicker than they’re used to. Also positioning a case is important. Position it. Listen. (more…)
True fact: The bain of New Zealand is stubborn racism.
Maori gave New Zealand all of it’s agricultural prowess. Can we see a media show that depicts that truth fact in 2012?
Although I personally, believe the man in the news at Christmas (David Bain) is innocent, why is the case being played out in a 13 year old court case, when Maori inequality is the real story of NZ in 2o12?
It’s like a smokescreen to wider and more important issues NZ should be concerned with.
And the story also involves Judith Collins name and a Canadian judge with no Maori presence in that news story at all either?
Not at all happy about that at year’s end 2012!
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 13.12.12~
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…)
We shall press towards the mark of higher ground as the labourer is always worthy of their hire. We will not muzzle our citizens’ voices as in their combined efforts we are made strong when we listen to our majorities voices and our children.
There are always wheels within wheels of a dream we will turn. Creativity helps us to create and activate new wheels that are productive, useful, just and resourceful. Equality is a crown of thorns to be proud of, made up of the twisted slain dragons of greed’s selfish machinations. Where a cross of kindness intersects between sky and earth, greed is always crucified and justice shines as our gold with the law of freedom reigning over oppression, greed and fear. Where the spirit of freedom is and is upheld, true liberty abounds.
We delight in equality, justice, truth and a just weight that is noble and not too heavy worn on the hearts and smiles of all of our people.
–what New Zealand has to attain to, navigating through greedy designs on our country in Aotearoa, a land of plenty and abundance. New Zealand citizens must self-determine our own just liberty, known in New Zealand as our Tino Rangatiratanga. A beautiful concept to advance, when upheld.
[Photos: Clever Eve, gold wheel cross pendant piece: Amazon. Top image: Ferris Wheel - AFP pic].
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 9.12.12~
“If people are going to invest in our economy and in our markets [they] have to have confidence in the markets and the justice system.”
–SFO acting chief executive Simon McArley comments on white collar crime in New Zealand… the next frontier of justice’s sweep in NZ.
Add to that the inherent racism of economic flows rigging, needs to also be addressed in order for investors to feel safe investing in NZ’s markets.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 30.11.12~
Artwork: Democracy by Los Angeles artist Guillermo Bert.
The Horiwood Top Ten are:
3. Sarah Shahi
Justice by Guillermo Bert. Photos: My own. April 2010.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 22.11.12~
KATE WILKINSON SHOWS AN APPROPRIATE GESTURE OF RESPECT FOR HEALING FAMILIES OF GREYMOUTH’S PIKE RIVER
Kate Wilkinson shows a gesture of appropriate respect for Bernie Monk and the Pike River Families of Greymouth:
Good on Kate.
NBR writes: “Labour Minister Kate Wilkinson has resigned her portfolio in the wake of the Pike River report released this afternoon – which called the disaster that claimed the lives of 29 men “preventable.”
In a statement, Prime Minister John Key says Ms Wilkinson’s decision to resign is a personal decision in response to the magnitude of the tragedy.
“It is the honourable thing to do.
“I considered it proper for me to accept her resignation from the Labour portfolio,” Mr Key says.
injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.
–Martin Luther King.
e rere haere nga kapua i te rangi i tona wa hoki te kapua whakapipi, i tona wa e rere haere nga kapua ki te rangi. clouds fly across the heavens and in time return as one and in time fly across the heavens again to return as one.
–Ngati Tuwharetoa whakatauki a FOMA – Te Kapua Whakapipi. Image: Tongariro Maunga, FOMA.
We must be watchful and vigilant that air quality remains King of the Earth’s lungs.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 3.11.12~
… NZ MP Tariana Turia… well… she allegedly wept over a river.
The river she wept over was New Zealand Maori peoples longstanding patience and resiliance in light of unfair dealings by agents of The Crown.
More at justice’s new flow of good energy.
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Turia recalled and remembered some of “the darkest times” in New Zealand history as four Treaty of Waitangi claims were settled.
Ms Turia wiped away her tears as she spoke to the final reading of the bill to sign-off a settlement to Gisborne-based iwi Ngai Tamanuhiri.
While high profile Maori leaders like Sir Eddie Drurie and also their own people, are battling to export their water products to the world from specific water sources (and fix their leaky taps situation), Charlotte Harrison and Sam Harrison are prepping for an Olympics show down.
The stunning Northland family of top athletes are Olympics fit for the New Zealand’s Black Sticks hockey team.
Sign us all up for the Harrison fan club of the Ngapuhi Iwi Maori tribe of NZ. And go Te Taitokerau and Kiwi athletes in London 2012 representing Aotearoa New Zealand with their fun team.
Harrison smart water on the hockey field? That would work in the USA.
The Harrisons are from Te Tai Tokerau Northland, their waka is Ngatokimatawhaorua. Their home is the birthplace of a nation, the place where New Zealand’s founding document was signed. Good ambassadors are these girls of that. Good luck! :)
News reel, Te Karere News team. Photo: The Black Sticks Women’s Hockey Team 2012, Photosport.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 10.7.12~
It’s good to see his Maori skin color on the screen in a high quality drama series. Why the American actors aren’t practicing their NZ twang on this show though, instead – is beyond me?! :)
When I lived in the USA for five years, only one person wanted me to attempt an American accent by force. She was a young 87 at the time and a Beverly Hills icon as a fierce entrepreneur, merchant artist. Anyway, I used to fight with her as it was the New Zealand accent in real life that Americans always wanted to hear more of. So for me, it is strange to see Cliff still speaking in an American accent in US TV shows and films these days as a leading lad of New Zealand.
I like Ashley and Cliff’s show Missing. It’s about protecting families of people who are just.
Incidentally Cliff is like our Morgan Freeman (The Dark Knight Rises fame) kind of character actor of the future. Like a fine New Zealand wine, Cliff and Judd both get better with time.
[Photo: TV After Dark].
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 9.7.12
Here we go – how science is helping the justice system: DNA Evidence Frees Man Jailed for 32 Years.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoablog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 8.7.12~
A father realises he was formed from the dust, therefore his spirit will preserve the earth, its inhabitants and its people, with each gift of breath he was allocated a measure of.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia, Asia-Pacific. 19.6.12~
Lindy Chamberlain-Creighton’s remarkable spirit of endurance was reflected in an interview where she spoke of ‘Guts and God’s help got me through.’ She was once wrongly accused in court and imprisoned for being her own child’s murderer and waited 32 years for justice.
Her third child, baby Azaria Chantel Lauren Chamberlain‘s name was of Hebrew origin – and means “helped by God.”
In the interview Chamberlain-Creighton says, “It doesn’t matter what is before you, you can get through it, one step at a time.”
The Herald Sun reported Lindy speaking on Macquarie radio, saying: “I was convicted by political agendas.”
Northern Territory coroner Elizabeth Morris yesterday ruled that a dingo stole the nine-week-old baby girl from the family’s tent at what was then known as Ayers Rock – just as Lindy Chamberlain-Creighton said from the beginning. She was supported by the family’s tenacious solicitor Stuart Tipple, who has stood by them for every one of those 32 years.
In her smile, is the faith of a parent who never gave up, on display. What a smile!
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 13.6.12~