“It’s something that comes with the territory. It’s been cool, a great journey.”
–athlete Lisa Carrington, MNZM.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 31.12.12~
Photo: Kayaker Lisa Carrington arrives at the 2011 Halberg Awards.–PhotoSport.
At top level sport, golden girl Lisa Carrington knows you are only as good as one’s physicality allows you to be. Lisa is training over summer, to stay on top of her sport.
“This has been my hardest week back at training, so I’ve gradually been building back to get some really good fitness,” she told TVNZ.
Whizz her pic to see a Lisa Carrington show.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 19.12.12~
Last year the no.1 sports champion of Maori persuasion was a World Cup rugby champ. It was always going to be a challenge to top that. Yet, in a land known as the rugby paradise farming isles of the South Pacific, the sports world produced another Maori champion beauty in 2012… She’s way Maori!
K1 star Lisa Carrington wins Maori Sports Awards Maori Sports Person of The Year.
Lisa’s story of superb whanau (family) support in both NZ and Australia as well as her golden achievements at the London Olympic Games 2012, wowed New Zealand. She is a new breed of Kiwis’ sporting hero.
That willing smile for the camera makes her a total winner too. A result of many years of disciplined sacrifice and a clear focus for her sporting community and country got her to top athletic honors in 2012.
“Being the first Maori to take a gold medal at the Olympics is special,” she said at the Awards ceremony.
Receiving the honour she said it wasn’t easy to win a gold medal but it was achievable. ”I paddle a waka – the same as the way Maori came to New Zealand – so it is in my blood,” she told the audience.
She said the next Olympics were ahead at Rio and she was planning to be there. (more…)
New Zealand’s Olympians of 2012, collectively clock in as the 37th most voted stars of the year.
There were so many amazing sports stories of success that occurred with the athletes class of 2012 in London.
Click on this this tab to view. A new generation of heroes inspired New Zealand children in a fine display of sports prowess.
[Special thanks to TVNZ's amazing high-energy reporters efforts across the year and especially during London. It really felt like you were there].
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No.1 girl sports star today is: Lisa Carrington.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 24.9.12~
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GIRLS JUST WANNA HAVE FUN – LISA CARRINGTON & SARAH WALKER SHARE SPORTS PSYCHOLOGY EXPERIENCES IN THE NEW LOOK HERALD
"At the end of the day, it isn't a sacrifice, it's something I want to do."--Lisa Carrington on the tough gig with a paddle.
First up, I’m a fan of the New Zealand Herald’s new website layout and design. It’s totally like a blog now. Woot!
Next: Two of New Zealand’s glamour gals of the local athletes set, Lisa Carrington and Sarah Walker‘s latest round of press provides a good read. I don’t think I’ve laughed so hard over sports news in a while. Very cute.
Here’s a bit: Lisa Carrington news of the fashion shoot story: Carrington, who has a Maori dad and a Pakeha mum, arrives wearing a pounamu that her parents sent her to replace one that sank to the bottom of a Swiss lake. The expertly carved fishhook, blessed by her tribal elders, goes with her everywhere. (It’s nice that the Ngai Tahu tribe, could help Lisa’s tribal elders out there with that tribally blessed lucky bucky pounamu! :)
Carrington credits her father Pat for giving her “a push in the right direction” by starting her at Nippers (juniors) at the Ohope Surf Club.
“I wasn’t the most out-there kid,” she recalls. “I was quite reserved and shy. But once I got a feeling of confidence (more…)
The Horiwood Top Ten today are:
1. Alexander Pope poetic words, re-edit
2. Dwayne Johnson box office actor
3. Teen sailor Laura Dekker, Northland, New Zealand
4. World Champion athlete Lisa Carrington
5. Nicole Kidman + Mario Testino – Pussy Riot
6. Stephen Moyer + Sir Peter Jackson‘s Memphis Three film
7. Brain Science Academy IT education product + Madonna + Hal David + USA news
8. Taylor Kitsch + water + action star movie actors + leading trends mapping
9. Tim Tebow – American football star
10. Maori Men artistic strength + courage
No.11: Taking it to the hoop – Miley Cyrus teen street fashion strut
No.12: Redheads of The Netherlands festival.
No.13: Russell Crowe + Lisa Carrington movie star – kayak links
Important New Zealand News.
It’s been two years today when the first earthquake struck Otautahi, Christchurch City, Te Wai Pounamu, South Island New Zealand. The moment was devastating. Life changing for us all. 11,500 were injured. Many died. Homes and community destroyed. Now Christchurch is rebuilding slowly. Woot!
World News Links Appearing in New Zealand:
Prince Andrew 52, absails down The Shard:
Prince Harry‘s latest–People Magazine
Barack Obama is also popular.–USA Today
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 4.9.12~
Laura Dekker arrived into port last night. The sixteen year old teen of German and Dutch lineage plans to finish her schooling in NZ – the country of her birth – then sail at the Olympics wearing the silver fern.
Dekker is neck-and-neck today for the no.1 Kiwi position on the website with Lisa Carrington, World Champion athlete. (more…)
She’s the humble golden girl with the European and Polynesian X factor and indomitable spirit of an overcomer on water. She doubles as a world champion too. As promised, here’s the link to Lisa Carrington‘s latest interview on the Sunday Show TV program. For oceans of Kiwi smiles, more@TheBigSplashAbove.
[Photos credit: Google Images Online Photos Archive collection: Lisa Carrington, Google Page 3, September 2012. Sportscasters and journalists Jenny May-Coffin and Mike McRoberts also feature in images].
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“A smile is enough for me,” says humble athlete Lisa Carrington on soaking up being the world’s best at what the Ohope beach sporty girl does.
Miriama Kamo ‘s Sunday Show has Lisa’s family story of being a once shy, ocean loving Kiwi kid, who is now a global leader in the spotlight. Her X factor is her European and Polynesian genes that give her the ability to dig deep and overcome all odds and obstacles, reckons Lisa’s dad Pat Carrington. Lisa is off to Portugal to party with sponsors, before focusing on training with Rio 2016 in the champion’s sights.
We love her! Can’t get enough of the strong and powerful, Lisa Carrington. Such a good all round Kiwi hero for the kids. :)
[Story link to footage coming soon].
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 2.9.12~
The Horiwood Top Ten – Part 2 for Friday 24th August 2012:
7. Prince Harry
Humanitarian quote: Harry Glazer remembers covert oppression
Music Pick: Brazil Hot 1oo: Vem Ni Mim, Dodge Ram. Artists: Israel Novaes ft Gusttavo Lima.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 24.8.12~
Audience zooms honing in from around the world, look like so today:
World news by the zooms are:
Global pick: Lessons can be learnt from Every Child Counts – Unicef.
Syria: About 2500 Syrians flee to Turkey over past 24 hours. August 22 report.
USA: Agriculture – Corn, soy prices hit new records, Weather: hurricane fears build, War jade: Americans tune out Afghan war as fighting rages on, Abortion, Lifestyle or bad economy?: Americans Having Fewer Babies Since 2008, Old news: 'Risk of double-dip recession' rises, Campaign: Ryan gives Romney lead in Wisconsin, Talk Show reshuffles: ABC - Kimmel now @11.35pm, Military & top rabbi consults. Wastage: Americans & their fridge, Frank Sinatra is a woman: Albright: Blame Bush 'Forever.' Romney & Mormonism/ Mason ties. Paul Ryans: Paul Ryan's rage for the machine.
Lake Wanaka’s Vitner Views–Dream New Zealand.
New Zealand: Auckland and lava flows – study, Devastating to isolated community: Sex abuse teacher ‘not a monster’ (& more), Kiwi soldiers begin journey home, Profits soar at Kiwibank, NZ dollar falls, as stocks across Asia decline. Kuzma skiing - World Cup, There she goes: Madeleine Sami’s Super City gets a second season, Rising talent: Cycling: NZ dominate UCI Junior Track qualifiers, Oil spill in river. Ngai Tuhoe news, Tech: Massey & Weta combine talents. Soccer: Boxall, NRL: Warriors go wide for new coach. NZ on Air TV programming announcements. And: Fletcher Building reviews NZ business. Market rolls: Kiwi down ahead of FOMC. Photos: Cherry Trees. Waikato: Economy tanks outside of dairy. Southlanders urged to party more.
Australia: Julia Gillard in the hot seat. Axe your bank: 10 signs it’s time to switch, Aussie water planning. Traffic: M2 motorists face cost ramp-up, NSW coastie tales, Titans offer Suns olive branch, Military gender bias: Women in ADF can’t flourish: Broderick, Sydney’s hippest hoods, Aussies newspapers woes.
Germany: Need coordination between ECB, Germany and Germany Doesn’t Help Europe by Undermining the Euro. Travel Germany.
Canada: Avril Lavigne engaged. Weather woes: In Canada, ‘non-ethnic’ is still the norm. Immigration Canada’s website. New Snowbird fleet on military’s agenda. Diana Krall debuts ‘Just Like a Butterfly’ on canada.com. Environment watch: The Narwhal.
Brazil: Electricity: Brazil to Weigh Celpa Requests as Judge Seeks Bid Resolution. BRIC status: Brazil With Lowest Performance 1st Half Of 2012 Among BRIC Countries, One more: Santos rejects Sao Paulo bid for Brazil star Ganso.
Italy: Aug 21 report.
Poland: Get to know Poland. And: RPT-Poland clears legal hurdle for IPO of utility ZE PAK.
Ecuador: Ecuador on Julian Assange
Japan: Ninja 007.
India: New Indian expressway cuts travel time to Taj Mahal. Indian lovebirds and NZ?
American Peter Thiel with NZ links has sold $1.2b stake in Facebook - a spying agency and social network service. Good for him! Photo: New Zealand Herald.
Ski in Aotearoa New Zealand.
Maori News: Scotty Morrison and his team – to read their takes on today’s news, jet to it here.
Featured story: Lisa Carrington casts her eyes towards Rio 2016. Watch in Te Reo Rangatira (NZ’s Language of Chiefs).
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 22.8.12~
Lisa Carrington, is the darling of the NZ Olympian athletes set. Her latest couch interview is above.
Sexy Kiwi charm. And so sweet!
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 22.8.12~
Lisa Carrington‘s return home was met with a lot of fanfare today at New Zealand’s main airport, Auckland City. Toni Street noted is a beautiful report how Carrington has become the darling and poster girl of the London Olympics for New Zealand. In Street’s interview, Lisa says she “grew up wanting to be a Silver Fern (netball), however a canoe would be her sport. Her grandparents are classic. Watch that above.
World News by global audience zooms.
USA: Study: Nearly half of doctors managing burnout. Quit: Quit, US rape-gaffe politician told. Gulf: Augusta admits women members for first time. War drums: Obama Says Any Chemical Weapon Use in Syria ‘Red Line’. Soccer: Soros takes 8% stake in MANCHESTER UNITED. Apple is Wall Street’s no.1 earner in history. Romney popular in Chicago.
Lisa Carrington and Mark Todd return to NZ.–Photos NZH.
New Zealand: Govt wants business to double R&D spend. Families pay tribute to NZ soldiers. Rugby League News: NRL: Sad end for McClennan. NRL TV: NRL set to sign $1 billion broadcasting deal. Winston Peters and NZ Parliamentary School. Kaipara’s council woes. Rakon to sign US$56m Huawei contract. The power of spirit: Social media took ‘church’ role in quakes. Grab a hammer: Earthquake rebuilding drives construction recovery. Rugby: All Blacks: We expect the Wallabies to bring a lot more. A Kiwi is murdered in Thailand. NZOG bails on oil and gas exploration in Oamaru. Lisa Carrington-TV3. Energy and NZ Solid Energy revenue slump could delay sale by years.
Geek News: New role for drones: eco-warriors.
Featured talent: Judy Bailey on tour, Byron Bay – Judy Baily’s Australia–Photo: Lemon TV.
India: Cricket: India clinch low-scoring thriller.Tracking software sales NE India. Foreign ties: North-East rumours: India may seek US, Saudi Arabia’s help. Coal report & India’s PM.
Argentina: Energy: Argentina complains to WTO over Spanish biodiesel rules.
Belgium: Soccer: Everton sign Belgium’s Mirallas.
[A tanker drops water onto a forest fire near Lacanau, on the Atlantic coast in south-western France. Picture: Jean-Pierre Muller -AFP -Getty Images]. Forest fires have raged through France, Spain, Italy. UK Telegraph has more.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 21.8.12~
For an article on how Lisa Carrington remains cool, here’s a link. Photo: NZH.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 14.8.12~
The Horiwood Top Ten:
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TVNZ reports: “Gold medal winner Lisa Carrington‘s parents said they had the “best day of our lives” watching their daughter storm home in the K1 200m final the London Olympics.
The 23-year-old Bay of Plenty paddler outlasted the rest of the eight-strong field on Saturday to add the Olympic title to her world crown.
“She looked so strong, it was so exciting watching her coming down the course and getting stronger and stronger and I was screaming and yelling,” Lisa’s mother Glynis told Marae Investigates. “It was very, very exciting.”
Gold baby! :)
In the American accent.
Sacramento Bee–California’s coverage.
BBC- Lisa Carrington coverage here.
Image: Google Images August 12 2012.
Ringa Pakia! :)
~Posted by Horiwooodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 13.8.12~
Lisa Carrington shoulders the hopes of her home nation in the event in the K1 200 event.
At the time of writing, the no.1 ranked stars of all people being read are Lisa’s German competition from the K2 event yesterday, Tina Dietze & Franziska Weber.
Lisa has the added pressure of being the World’s No.1 Champion heading into the K1 200 race.
Irena Smith was in London today observing the team spirit of fellow NZ supports and Lisa’s own whanau support that Lisa has around her.
For the patience of elite sacrifice as a disciplined champion of the sport. Good luck & take care. :)
Most read topics today are:
2. New Zealand
3. World News
4. Sports Horiwood
5. Sports Psychology
6. Sports Talent Management
8. Entertainment Celebrity News
9. Olympic Games
[Photo - NZH]
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 10.8.12~
Sports Watch News: Kiwis in action on day 13 of the Olympics in London, Thursday night to Friday morning NZT.
7.30pm Men’s hockey play-off for ninth (Black Sticks v Argentina)
8.00pm Men’s decathlon 110m hurdles (Brent Newdick)
8.55pm Men’s decathlon discus (Newdick)
11.55pm Men’s decathlon pole vault (Newdick)
5.30an Men’s decathlon javelin (Newdick)
8.20am Men’s decathlon 1500m (Newdick)
9.35pm K2 500m final (Lisa Carrington, Erin Taylor)
11pm Women’s 470 – medal race (Jo Aleh, Olivia Powrie).
Cycling – BMX
1500 Quarter-finals – men (Marc Willers, Luke Pickard)
List: NZN-3. Good luck. Go hard!
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 9.8.12~