IT trends of 2013 as per Deloitte’s Technology, Media and Telecommunications (TMT) Predictions 2013, reveals these estimates:
1 billion smart phones will move in sales.
The rest… well… read at the link above.
what will make all IT boom? Phoning, emailing creating media that is China focused. Then all the trend estimate volumes, just go up.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 16.1.13~
Los Angeles & Korean BBQ fetishes – Gangnam Style hits LA
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 20.10.12~
One of the names for the most populated Island of New Zealand is Te Ika A Maui (or the fish of Maui, a mythological superhero of NZ cultural lore).
This is the name for The North Island, the largest economic earning region of New Zealand. It is distinctive because it has two fins on the east and west coast of its form. In other words, Kiwis have always defined our identity to fish, fisheries harvesting and conservation (a history of ‘rahui’ lore) and our relationship with the living organisms of the ocean.
New Zealand has twenty times the ocean territory or our arable land mass. So fish and all things oceanic are who we are here.
Todays news is: Govt to ban foreign-flagged fishing vessels in 4 years time.
High protein foods are only about to increase in the years ahead in the world. It’s nice to see Aotearoa New Zealand taking a more active kaitiakitanga role on this industry and the environment within New Zealand’s borders and territories.
Reflagging of fishing vessels is what lies ahead. “”The Government’s decision sends a clear message that New Zealand is serious about the fair treatment of fishing crews, the safety of vessels and its international reputation for ethical and sustainable fishing practices,” is the message. Observers will need to be placed on all fishing vessels, thus creating employment (hopefully for New Zealand citizens).
“Earlier this year a joint ministerial inquiry into foreign charter fishing boats reported that Korean flagged vessels were damaging New Zealand’s international reputation.”
Also of interest: Oyang fishing vessel charged for illegal dumping in Te Waipounamu (The Waters of Greenstone known as The South Island).
~Posted by Horiwoodblog.Com, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 22.5.12~
Once upon a time in the USA, Elvis was compulsorarily conscripted into the USA army. It looks like Korea is ripping a page out of the USA’s marketing book: This via Time Magazine on Twitter:
“Carol you have a great future in interpreting and diplomacy.”
Kia Ora Carol, from Hollywood California. By the sounds of things, nice job!
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 11.9.10~
Te Karere, a Maori News show in New Zealand, are doing some of the best news in the entertainment biz lately. Here’s that story, everyone is talking about. This version in Te Reo Rangatira (The Language of Chiefs) of New Zealand.
The day Hilllary Clinton touched down in New Zealand, the story aired with a headline: The Most Powerful Women in the World Arrives in New Zealand. This prompted a politician to give a funny aside like the theatricality of a good Shakespeare play, (read that here).
My favorite part of this footage, is where Hillary presses noses in greeting (it’s called the hongi) symbolizing the breath of life in your nose, mingling with the breath of life in your fellow sisters and brothers.
Equality of life is shared in the warm gesture of manaaki (or hospitality) when “hongi moments” happen, celebrating the meeting of our diverse and shared human presence–is what the intimate gesture symbolizes.
Maori are big on face-to-face talking, greetings, shared communication and presence. This cultural trait, all Kiwis seem to share. If you’re serious, you’ll turn up, is the view – Mrs Clinton did not disappoint. What a woman.
Her “hongi” moment, is exactly like James Cameron‘s Avatar film (photo below), which is where uber-talented James perhaps got the idea from. It’s so surreal to be Maori in Hollywood and watching Hilary (US Secretary of State) go Avatar-Maori with a good hongi session in Middle Earth, Wellington New Zealand. She’s one of US now. That’s also what the hongi means.
Watching it go down in this news clip, I forgot what country I was in. It took 36 hours for the ‘surreal feeling’ to calm down and to readjust back to American life. Lol! *jokes*
[By the way: To see how thorough, personable and informative Prime Minister Key is at updating his people, with transparent communication from his Beehive Parliamentary office, watch this video clip of one of the Kiwi King's regular updates. Good leadership, aye!].
Now, let’s get back to Hillary in the top clip, she’s looking good.
I can’t help but think of smart action partnerships, being the result of US-Kiwi political ties. Green thinking strategies are ahead. I see plenty of fun shared between two showcasing nations – both who love to entertain. A win-win combo.
Update: Fran O’Sullivan of the New Zeland Herald notes how Prime Minister, Mr Key, genuinely slipped up by introducing Mrs Clinton as “President Clinton,” by way of a genuine gaffe. It’s a compliment to Mr Obama that Hillary is so Presidential in her role as US Secretary of State.
Here’s an image of a Maori koru (symbolizing courage in change when facing challenges). The koru spiral (a metaphor of a fern frond’s growing spear tip – new life) is depicted on President Ronald Reagan‘s Hollywood Star, Hollywood Walk of Fame–to reciprocate the spirit of American-Kiwi and Maori-Hawaii relationships, cross-over art and culture, remaining strong between our entertaining nations of diverse and vibrant peoples in world politics.
Again, what a fine Ambassador for her President, Mr Obama and her First Lady, the lovely Michelle Obama, Hillary Clinton is and was down in NZ. She rocked the gig.
Bring it on — in the 2010′s from New Zealand and America.
[Presenter: Scotty Morrison, Reporter Roihana Nuri, Executive Producer: "The Most Powerful Woman In The Maori World" Tini Molyneux, for Bronagh Key and Te Karere, TVNZ News. National Standards Education Standards can be sourced here.]
To visit New Zealand yourself and experience the culture – Go Here.
[Images of Wellywood/ Wellington, photographer - David Wall]
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 11.4.10~
“She has a young Reese Witherspoon look and fresh-faced appeal about her as a potential child-actor of the future in Hollywood”–Horiwood on Hinetaapora Short.
A Diverse View of Hollywood worthy new talent potential:
Should Hinetaaporo Short, 10, be cast as the next Milky Bar Kid!
One of this kid’s X-factors in the entertainment game already, is that Hinetaapora speaks Te Reo Rangatira – The Language of Chiefs - otherwise known as the Maori language of New Zealand) each day, at her Kura Kaupapa school in Roto-Vegas/ Rotorua, Hiobbit country.
Te Reo Rangatira is one of the two official languages that Middle Earth, New Zealand protects and speaks within its shores.
Should Hinetaapora be the Milky Bar Kid for chocolate makers Nestle? Heck yes! What a bilingual, intelligent and talented cutie pai. Adorable. The Milky Bar Kid is a New Zealand child’s ‘super hero’ figure of inspiring Adventure and fun adventuring activities with friends and community–the great Kiwi Way. Just like Hobbits represent such cultural heroes too. A Maori girl super hero? Heck yes! It’s time. What a splendid idea at updating Kiwi pop culture in the 2010′s.
Will Hinetaapora go on to appear in Hobbit in 3D films in Wellywood too and Hollywood? I hope so! She’s a doll.
Go honey! Mauri ‘Ola from Hollywood. Let’s hope Hinetaapora can sign on to the same Hollywood agent as Oscar nominee, Keisha Castle Hughes. My Hollywood agent recommend though for Hinetaapora’s Hollywood acting hopes, is agent: Steve Dontanville. –the agent behind Reese Witherspoon’s acting career in Reese’s initial early years until two years before Reese won her Oscar.
Imagine Hinetaapora Short in a 3D action adventure film? Could she be another Reese Witherspoon, with the potential to win an Oscar too? Only time will tell. But, go kotiro tutu! I love her chutzpah. This kid has spirit. She’s off to a good start at ten years-of-age.
UPDATE: Hinetaapora Short is on the Nestle casting team’s Top Ten Short List at this minute. Go honey! You have Hollywood’s big tick approval. The gorgeous Hinetaapora short is a descendant of the Te Whanau a Hinetaaporo subtribe (Haapu) of Ngati Porou. She also descends from the Te Arawa iwi of Aotearoa/ New Zealand. The same tribe as famed and globally-loved entertainer, the late Sir Howard Morrison. The son of a Maori All Black rugby football star, Temuera Morrison , Sir Howard’s song My Old Man’s An All Black - combated and addressed apartheid in South Africa back in the day. He’s still a legend in hearts and minds today. Good Kiwi Ambassadors and proven entertainment stock are the performance artists of this tribe. They do the right things with their fame for noble humanitarian causes.
Hinetaapora’s Te Arawa tribe are watched by globe-trotting visitors to New Zealand, every day of the week in Rotorua City when they perform live daily as consummate and gifted entertainers. They star in musical theater showcases daily and have been practicing mau rakau (traditional Maori martial arts) for over a thousand years in New Zealand on Mokoia Island. As warriors in performance, they are New Zealand’s indigenous action stars. Very similar to Japanese samurai or Old-World warriors of the Chinese Empire dynasty too. Sir Howard, their much loved late Entertainer king, is pictured wearing his cowboy hat above.
Courage to imagine, see and be true to… yourself.
Message to H.S: Mihi atu ki a koe Hinetaapora… are you practicing your American accent and learning Chinese each morning for Hong Kong filmmaking, 3D action movie/ co-productions in future years, before school? Hope so! Ka rawe! Tino pai kē! Kid, you’re too much! :)
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 10.27.10~
JOHN KEY SUBSTANTIATES WELLYWOOD AS HOBBITSVILLE 3D COUNTRY AND A SUPPORTIVE TWIN CITY OF HOLLYWOOD’S 3D CINEMA MASTERY AND GREEN FILM LOCATIONS
Quote of the Year: “It was commercial reality. We did the business.”–John Key on bending Hobbit Law, to Warner Brothers recognition, of Sir Peter Jackson and Sir Richard Taylor‘s skills and preference to film The Hobbit 3D film in New Zealand.
New Zealand’s number one man, John Key shines in Hollywood today, with the announcement that New Zealand will restructure law, and contribute monetarily to help facilitate Sir Peter Jackson directed, The Hobbit films 3D filming and production in Middle Earth. This sends a clear message to Bollywood, Hollywood, Europe and Asia, that New Zealand is 3D film production fit for the 2010′s and beyond. Middle Earth is also the home of James Cameron‘s Avatar‘s 3D effects, filming and creation.
Via New York Times, Mr Key says: “I’m delighted we have achieved this result. Making the two movies here will not only safeguard work for thousands of New Zealanders, but will also allow us to follow the success of the Lord of the Rings trilogy in once again promoting New Zealand on the world stage,” Mr. Key said. Video of speech can he found here.
“The industrial issues that have arisen in the past several weeks have highlighted a significant set of concerns for the way in which the international film industry operates here in New Zealand. We will be moving to ensure that New Zealand law in this area is settled to give film producers like Warner Brothers the confidence they need to produce their movies in New Zealand.
To structure the right deal to keep The Hobbit in New Zealand, new legislation is being introduced Thursday to clarify the difference between an employee and a contractor. The change in law would affect only the film industry.
Aotearoa/ New Zealand’s Prime Minister, Mr. Key said that the green paradise nation would offset $10 million of Warner’s marketing costs as the government agreed to a joint venture with the studio.
Mr Key also threw in an additional tax rebate for big budget films made in the country, making production companies now eligible for up to $7.5 million extra per picture–based on box office sales. New Zealand currently offers a 15 % rebate on money spent on major movies being produced within this paradise nation’s shores.
The UK Guardian reports that, had not Warner Bros and the New Zealand government come to an agreement, “Economists had said the loss of the production could cost the country’s film industry as much as $1.5bn and damage it in the long term.” Mr Keys also said via The Guardian, “”Making the movies here will not only safeguard work for thousands of New Zealanders.”" A much welcomed break for New Zealand’s economy struggling with one of the highest E.E.C debts, currently. The news was much welcomed.
Although it is not know if any Maori and Polynesian actors have been cast in the film in key roles to date, the Guardian reports: “The Office star Martin Freeman set to portray the title character, Bilbo Baggins – a homely Hobbit who in Tolkien’s tale is bamboozled into joining a thrilling adventure by a wizard named Gandalf. Richard Armitage, of BBC TV series Spooks, will play the role of Thorin Oakenshield, the leader of the dwarves.”
Good stuff. What a day for Hobbit lovers of Hobbitsville entertainment. And not a bad couple of days work either from Prime Minister Keys in his role of Minister of Tourism too. That deserves a beer or three in Hobbit fashion. Nice teamwork for the Prime Minister, Warner Bros, and our two Sirs who create Hobbits and a film industry working for and in tandem while reflecting back to Hollywood, from the other side of the world in New Zealand. Teamwork and mastery of a win-win relationship. Super heroes are being made in New Zealand in cinema texts and 3D cinema –for the world. Let’s go China and 3D action Chinese films in NZ.
This report gleaned from an original report penned byJohnathan Hutchinson, Michael Cieply and Colin Peacock. [Image above: Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao (R) meets with New Zealand's Prime Minister John Key at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing China's capitol, on July 7, 2010. Xinhua &Rao Aimin photo. New Zealand also grew diplomatic relations in Seoul Korea today, Michael Woodhouse Mp appears on day one in Seoul where he has toured Gyeonbok Palace. Does Korea have any 3 D films they may need made and told in Middle Earth too, one might ask? NZ is a busy Asian-Friendly and Hollywood friendly filmmaking nation. And on that note, let's go Bollywood in NZ locations, coming at ya in 3D cinema. Namaste! Haere Mai!]
. ~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 10.26.10~
Brian Austin Green and Megan Fox were spotted dining out at Gyu-Kaku Korean BBQ last night in the hood. The couple who recently married in Hawaii had been dating for years before they wed.
Nice to see these two crazy kids in our hood. Come and visit West Hollywood. Obviously, it’s close to Hollywood. Fun.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 10.5.10~
Korean pop is always good stuff. “Can’t nobody hold us down.” I like that. “Let’s Rock.”
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 9.
This just in via two emails from my sister in New Zealand, Sharon (The ‘Mother Teresa’ Rose of Maoridom):
“Kia ora scrumtious muffins, It’s very sad when someone beautiful leaves this world….you realise how precious and necessary they were to your life, the life of others, the fabulousness of the world…..every life has a testimony…we often don’t see this until after people have left us…watch, wait and see what Aunty Elvira’s legacy will be…what life and beauty did she leave behind.”
And…Maoris and Kiwis in Israel News: “Caught up with Mum last night. She is flying on Korean airlines to Israel at 9:10am. She was extremely excited. This trip to the holy land is most definitley one of her dreams that I remember as a child. I remember when Louis Henry Davis [her hubby] went to Israel and he talked to me about being in the garden of Gethsemene (where he picked me leaves from the olive tree and snuck them to NZ… my family are a little bit rebel!) and being on a boat on the sea of Galillee when the wind picked up, visiting the home of Simon the tanner, standing in the tomb where they think Jesus was laid, doing karakia [Maori prayers] at the wailing wall in Jerusalem and being baptised in the river Jordan….and the meaningfulness of those stories…..Mum is just gonna love it…remember to pray for her safety and well being.”
Okay then! This blog post is my ‘prayer.’ Love you mom. :)
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 7.16.2010. My sister Sharon is now reading the first three chapters of this novel.It is set in the Rose of Sharon Municipal Hospital in Tel-Aviv, Israel. Go sweetheart! xox~
I grew up with a Maori sister who can sing like an angel, hori-liciously screaming Whitney Houston high notes down her afro comb hair brush night and day in front of the mirror. I swear! My sista can sing.
So, these clips of Houston’s Nothing But Love Tour are escpecially being beamed out today from Hollywood down to New Zealand for Cherry Joy. Hey anointed sista singa!
Sing it up girl! :)
It’s so awesome to see Houston back in the center of her destiny and dream. Inspiring musical performance.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 2.8.2010~
Big Love award-winning actress, Chloe Sevigny is a big hit in Korea. Who would have known? Only Harper’s Bazaar, Korea did. Thanks for that! You just learn new things every day about the world being a celebrity blogger. Love it!
That tagline ’2010 Whitening Keywords’ does look kind of ‘scary’ though, coming from Korea. I kid! :)
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 1.30.2010~