an innovative nation: inspired by Papatuanku and friends,
we reproduce the matauranga we see.
Innovation links – 10:
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 27.1.13~
entertainers: nerve. charisma. able to work. discipline. must be the right thing at the right time.
–show biz chutzpah.
life coaching: i have become all things to all people so that by all possible means I might save some.
–spirtual kaitiakitanga ethos.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 24.1.13~
nz needs to up our biosecurity budget probably 100 times more than it stands at.
if we do our own distribution of ag-sci products, the increase will more than pay for itself. (more…)
It takes a lot of heavy lifting to move from big-picture ideas to grounded practice, says the Living Future‘s website team. You have to be out there seeing what goes on every day, to ensure sustainable partnerships incentivizing emerging best practices. Sometimes you do need to explore structural biases in our current financial systems that make unsustainable practice seem like smart business decisions.
The economic flows need to be sustainable and distributed to the citizens of the land to maintain security at home and a true sense of justice being seen in effect.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 22.1.13~
Leaders come and go. Landscape remains.
Therefore whenua, moana, wai
[Photo: NZ Tourism].
~We must make wise decisions. Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 21.1.13~
Nicki Wakefield (pictured centre) does cool stuff studying the moana (our ocean) and awa (our rivers). Working for EMR since 2008 Nicki holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Waikato. She has served as a trustee of the Mountains to Sea Conservation Trust since 2009. Blessed with a wealth of homegrown Kiwi genes, Nicki also happens to be of Ngapuhi, Ngai Tahu and Te Arawa Iwi (three Maori tribes of NZ).
~Posted by Horiwooodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 13.1.13~
Mana Moana – mo ake tonu tatou katoa.
[Photo: wiki online].
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 11.1.13~
USA’s KURT CAMPBELL TALKS KAITIAKITANGA RELATIONSHIPS (GUARDIANSHIP) & TRADE WITH NEW ZEALAND & HOW CHINA, JAPAN & ASIAN NATIONS REGARD NEW ZEALAND AS A GOOD COUNTRY TO TRADE WITH
Political journalist Audrey Young zooms in to where the USA sees New Zealand in relationship to trading concurrently with China as the USA itself is heavily involved in doing economically too. Young’s new report is a very different tune to what much of NZ’s media tone has been reporting (in-the-main) up until this point. To support Audrey’s sponsor read direct here.
Or read a paraphrased version that has cultural sensibilities nuances added to it as a 360 on what the US is proposing:
Although the USA doesn’t have much choice on the matter of who New Zealand chooses to trade with per se, Assistant Secretary of State Kurt Campbell, says The U.S both “approves of” and is “counting on” New Zealand’s building relationship with China.
New Zealand’s location being so far away from both nations, means that the realities of freight from NZ of NZ goods can be logistically met (or shared by China and the US) if both China and the USA build strong trade ties with NZ.
In today’s world too, there are many Chinese-Americans and on a business front China-US business co-ventures are common in today’s world, so what Campbell says reflects that reality. There are lots of American millionaires who have set up shop in China now.
“We do not want countries to feel that they need to choose,” Young reports Kurt saying. More members of the Communist Party central committee members had visited New Zealand in the past decade than almost any other country, Campbell says. “It’s very substantial and important.” (more…)
NEW ZEALAND IS UPGRADING PILOT TRAINING FOR AIRFORCE PURPOSES & KAITIKIATANGA PROTECTION OF NEW ZEALAND’S NATURAL RESOURCES
New Zealand is to upgrade pilot training for military aircraft piloting purposes.
Bascially if you have the paddock that is going to supply a large bulk of the world’s food supplies in future years, plus have stewardship roles for the Arctic reserves, the South Pacific Island Peoples empowerment too and also the lucrative EEZ Oceanic territories to look out for… of course that needs to happen a lot faster than what it is.
NZ needs to have our own surveillance team that protects our own part of the world. Be confident. Just do it.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 7.12.12~
Kaipara harbour has the largest harbour coastline in the southern hemisphere and is said to be New Zealand’s biggest snapper nursery.
Streams and rivers feed into the Kaipara thus protections are being put in place to protect the resource from farming groups. New legislation in Northland involves 37 codes of recommends for protection of the resource.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 5.12.2012~
So much to get done.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 3.12.12~
A supermodel Rachel Hunter momento:
Rachel Hunter and “a precious Kiwi bird.”
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 25.11.12~
In our kaitiakatanga of place derived on Aotearoa whenua, the wai of Ranginui is so distinctive cloaking Papatuanuku that a "distinctive natural isotope signature moko" falling on her pastureland occurs. The origin of Paptuanuku's milk is thus so specific to Aotearoa, as defined by Ranginui's provision that rainfall samples from across the motu become part of a data map, reflecting rainfall chemistry, and linking farm products back to Aotearoa kainga tutuuru. All of Papatuanuku's produce can be traced back to Ranginui's rain here.
–Emad Ehtesham‘s wow work.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 13.11.12~
Press Release – APNZ: Tuesday, 30 October, 2012 – 10:32
News that New Zealand and the United States have come to consensus over fishing in the Ross Sea should ensure plans to establish the world’s largest marine reserve get the green light, Labour’s Associate Foreign Affairs spokesperson Maryan Street says.
“Arriving at an accord over the territory in this pristine environment to be protected from exploitation is a much more mature and cooperative result than having no agreement and therefore no protection.
Regenerating a rare breed of Kiwi bird, is how we do Kaitiakitanga (stewarship) in New Zealand. A neat story of the Kiwi, a rare species of wild life has occurred in New Zealand.
Motutapu Island is home to an initiative that recognizes easing the survival of a bird that is a symbol of Aotearoa, New Zealand’s people. Predators take most of the young chicks of a highly endangered species of wild life. Saving the Kiwi is a must. An impressive feat.
Check out: Kiwis for Kiwis.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 24.10.12~
NATIONAL HUI ON WATER RIGHTS – THE MAORI KING TUHEITIA HOSTS A-LISTED ARRAY OF MAORI LEADERS OF ASIA-PACIFIC
Turangawaewae played host to the hui for Maori on water rights in New Zealand. Mark Solomon said he would have prefered that there had been no politicians present. Tukuroirangi Morgan said it’s about coming together as water unites us. And the Maori King, Tuheitia Paki is looking very vintage old school, King-like in a Chicago way with that potai (a hat).
Simon Dallow, Wendy Petrie and Jessica Mutch serve up the first report.
And now for the SERIOUS water unites us korereo (conversation) from Scotty Morrison, Tini Molyneux and talented Te Karere team.
(coming soon when English-Maori version is uploaded online).
In the meantime, here’s a clip:
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 13.9.12~
Press Release: Tribal Affairs & Ngai Tuhoe: “Tuhoe has reached an agreement with the Crown for a $170 million settlement of historic grievances.
That puts it up there among the largest settlements to date, with Tainui’s and Ngai Tahu’s settlements both worth $170 million, but in the mid-1990s.
The agreement will see the Urewera National Park given its own legal identity and managed by a governance board with equal numbers of Tuhoe and the Crown.
Decision will be by consensus, meaning that both parties will have a veto right. Public access would be guaranteed on the same access as now.
Both parties have registered their interest in getting the park recognised by UNESCO as having unique values.
Treaty Negotiations Minister Chris Finlayson made the announcement at Parliament this afternoon with iwi leaders Tamati Kruger and Kirsty Luke.
Mr Finlayson said it was ”a huge significant settlement” and some of the breaches against Tuhoe were the most severe.
“Huge areas of the iwi’s land were wrongly confiscated and more purchased unjustly.
“Military campaigns against Tuhoe prisoners and civilians were described even at the time as ‘extermination’ and the Crown employed a scorched earth policy in Tuhoe settlements in the Te Urewera.”
Mr Finlayson said one aspect of the settlement described as ”mana motuhake redress” would address improved relationships between the Crown and Tuhoe and the delivery of social services.
The parties will spend the next 12 weeks drafting a deed of settlement with the aim of it being signed in December and passed in legislation next year.
Previous negotiations caused a political furore in 2010 when Prime Minister John Key took the return of the national park off the negotiating table, promoting Maori Party co-leader Tariana Turia to question Mr Key’s honour.
Mr Kruger said it was a good offer and something he thought would be acceptable to Tuhoe.
“One of the things it attempts to do is solve the disconnection over the last 100 or so years between Tuhoe and Te Urewera and this is a lot more real than symbolism.”
“These settlements don’t necessarily represent an answer but rather a means by which each every iwi moves on and creates their own wealth and their own sense of security.”
He said the offer was considered to be ”a great leap forward which will allow Tuhoe to find mana motuhake and to find and secure that connection between themselves and Te Urewera.”
Mr Kruger said the plan was a 40-year programme with five-yearly reviews.
Ngai Tuhoe numbered about 35,000 and was the six largest iwi he believed. About 20 per cent of Tuhoe lived in the tribe’s rohe.
The chief negotiators for the Crown was former diplomat John Wood and he was assisted by former Prime Minister Jim Bolger, Mr Finlayson said.
Words Audrey Young. A hat doffingly significant day of Iwi testament in Tuhoe and The Crown’s ongoing relationship ahead.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 11.9.12~
Always a good gift to give people just arriving in New Zealand is this: a baby kauri tree.
A gift that symbolizes: Conserve. Replenish. Love the native life of the South Pacific’s unique and timeless diversity of nature in New Zealand.
Baby kauri are the original New Zealand citizens of Aotearoa New Zealand. Thus we learn how to be, when we observe their growth life cycle and health in the South Pacific. They are nature’s teacher to us all.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 10.9.12~
Press Release – Tribal Affairs – The Crown & Ngati Whatua Iwi:
“The Crown today signed a deed to collectively settle the historical claims of iwi and hapū over shared interests in the Auckland area, including maunga (volcanic cones) and motu (islands), Minister for Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations Christopher Finlayson announced.
The deed was signed at the Auckland War Memorial Museum. In attendance were Mr Finlayson and Māori Affairs Minister Dr Pita Sharples representing the Crown, representatives of the iwi and hapū groups that have been negotiating as the Tāmaki Collective, a number of local Members of Parliament, and also Auckland City Mayor Len Brown.
“Today we have reached a critical step towards settling all historical Treaty grievances in the Auckland region,” Mr Finlayson said. “This deed of settlement resolves some of the most complex overlapping claims and shared interests in the country, and the relationships built here lay the foundations for a better future for iwi and hapū, the Crown, and the city of Auckland.”
The Collective Deed vests the ownership of 14 maunga (volcanic cones) in the Tāmaki Collective. The maunga will be co-governed by a body made up of representatives of Auckland Council, the Tāmaki Collective and a Crown representative.
“For generations the maunga have been intrinsically important to the iwi and hapū of Tāmaki Collective and the people of Auckland,” Mr Finlayson said. “This integrated management approach will bring benefit to everyone and ensure that our iconic symbols will remain long after we have gone.”
Fish Oil Toothfish Ross Sea Marine Protected Area News: “Foreign Minister Murray McCully this afternoon announced New Zealand will submit a proposal for a Marine Protected Area (MPA) in the Ross Sea.”–More of the Pros & Cons of conservation gains won or lost in draft talks in protecting the world’s least impacted marine ecosystem at NZ Herald.
Mr McCully said details of the New Zealand proposal, which was developed following consultation with environmental groups and the fishing industry as well as scientists and other CCAMLR members, would be released next week.”
Okay, have Iwi been consulted too on Ross Seas management and how are Iwis thoughts on conservation etc included into the proposal so that future (if any) partners in protecting the Ross seas interests, have been given the right perspectives from the real Kiwi players before consultation can begin between third parties on the issue? (more…)
World History was made in the South Pacific as the world’s largest marine park was launched in Rarotonga, The Cook Islands.
Foreign Correspondent Ngahuia Wade of the Ngai Tuhoe Iwi (Maori tribe of New Zealand) brings the story as Scotty Morrison presents.
Currently in the South Pacific $400-$500 million of fish are poached illegally by fisherfolk from around the world invading fisheries stock in South Pacific waters. Combined with increased kaitiakitanga (governance) of South Pacific people’s oceanic territories, the marine park is a good step in ensuring sustainbility of marine life for future generations. Tumeke primo.
Watch the beauty of global leadership trends being furthered from the Cook Island’s PM. Sky news also reported:
“The marine park covers about 1.1 million square kilometres of the South Pacific. Fishing is banned for commercial export in these waters.
It is roughly half the exclusive economic zone claimed by the Cooks. (more…)
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~