track: adagio for strings.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 28.1.13~
The Netherlands, a tax haven for I.T billionaires (Dell inc. et al) is hosting the MTV European Music Awards for 2013.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 28.1.13~
Adelaide’s The Advertiser looked at who the most wannabe Australians are as per their grading results in the citizenship test. Sweden, The Netherlands, Finland, France and Switzerland all wanted to be Australians the most, achieving on average 97% in their tests.
Kiwis who last year were voted by all Australians as being their most preferred immigrants in the world as “Kiwis just get it,” and the most compatable to the Aussies according to the Aussies in a survey of 2012, apparently aren’t all that kosher in swotting for Aussie-set tests. NZers on average only scored 72.6% in the test. (more…)
Once upon a time, a Dutchman named Adriaan Went added mineral water + stavia (sugar free sweetener). He titled it Ch’i. The brand has been in biz for donkeys years now. Today, Ch’i is sold in the Netherlands, Australia and Pacific Islands, and the company is currently having a go at the British market.
Why not try the US market? Talk to Whole Foods. Their competition, the niche franchise stores Trader Joes has NZ bevvies already on their shelves. Dutch people can be so amazing in New Zealand. They make the most of the resource. No permit problems either.
If you live outside of New Zealand you will know water is an art like good wine is: Michael Macha explains:
“Fine Waters introduces readers to the epicurean delights of water, sharing the ins and outs of the characteristics that provide various waters with their unique flavors, (more…)
Hua Shan, a mountain range in China was the most searched item on Wikipedia’s global website in 2012 by people of The Netherlands.
He is a top businessman who is a water equaity capital trader. In other words, he successfully turns water (a water-based product) into banking capital for investment. He moves water’s benefits well.
He melded 10,500 NZ dairy farmers to think one way. Out of NZ. The exporting of NZ’s capital earned from water, turned white, to then become cash or gold. The gold can be invested or transferred in other parts of the world. His name is Sir Henry van der Heyden. He introduced a Dutchman, Theo Spierings as the new CEO of NZ dairy giant Fonterra. Theo writes and thinks clearly.
“Hey, it’s politics,” Sir Henry says of what he achieves in business acting as a face of change in NZ.
Like dairy. He now wants to meld the agricultural sector of the meat industry to be like a Fonterra. Same same is what NZX types think should happen with beef, another way of turning water into gold that is transferrable offshore for investment. “It is a job for a young man,” says Henry of the agricultural wrangle, to progress change. (more…)
“Sometimes the most important thing in a whole day is the rest we take between two deep breaths.”
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 23.12.12~
Who grows the most potatoes in the world? You might be as surprised as I was to learn the answer. Here’s that view:
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The Rolling Stones, Alicia Keys, Chris Martin, Billy Joel, Eric Clapton, Kanye West and Bon Jovi combined talents to turn on a 12.12.12 show for New York City. So much fun. View clip to see.
In NZ news: The law is the lead story that has Wellington divided on a case. Greymouth families of Pike River finally get an apology from waiting since 2010 from NZ’s PM to re-enter a mine to look for their families bodies. NZ signs a marine surveillance partnership with South Korea. Madiba, father of South Africa and anti-apartheid law, gets a shout out. (more…)
Dutchman Johan Huiber has built a boat.
~Posted byy Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 12.12.12~
“The decision is still pending really but I think it is only fair to the television channel, to New Zealand On Air and to the team who produce Q&A that they have a host the frequency of whose appearance is at least consistent… The other thing is, I’ve done enough broadcasting. I’m happy… I think people know, the game is up… I hadn’t been as watchful as I ought to have been on the cancer, and the ticker suddenly emerged as a looming and serious problem… we are a bit of a stroke family… I had a good run after the prostate cancer settled down (after 2000) … Now I’ve had another bad run, a hell of a bad run. But again, I think we are through it… This one said: ‘Slow down, boy, and reconcile yourself to the fact that you have probably done your biggest work.. Busy is relative. And now if I can plant some red beet and some iceberg lettuce this afternoon, then I would have considered myself to have had a busy day, and I’m happy… I’ve done a lot of work and I’m proud of that because my father, he believed in hard work… A sense of humour should never be a vehicle for belittlement… [it's been] not a boring life and maybe a charmed one considering scrapes… I’m so grateful to have had them… I kept my word… I would like to be remembered as a decent bloke.”
–Paul Holmes explains why he is quitting broadcasting for the millionth time in today’s newspaper in a Fifty Shades of Wisdom way. (more…)
We have always known in NZ that teachers are pretty dedicated and good at what they do. Travel reminds you of the fact. If anything physics, chemistry, math, science should be uplayed in NZ so teachers can apply their dedication to these topics more to keep NZ aligned with a strong future as producers of new innovative products from NZ.
In a new survey from education firm Pearson, NZ has one of the top education systems in the world. Out of 40 countries, New Zealand came eighth in The Learning Curve global education report. The ten top nations are listed as being: 1 Finland 2 South Korea 3 Hong Kong 4 Japan 5 Singapore 6 United Kingdom 7 Netherlands 8 New Zealand 9 Switzerland 10 Canada.
Reading, writing and maths teaching figures were looked at using existing data from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. The ”education superpowers” nations were identified as being Finland and South Korea who value developing high-quality teachers. (more…)
“They took everything.”
–Kiwi humor is reflected on a New Zealand’s newspaper’s website today, the morning after Fonterra’s float with a “gold heist” ‘story’ of ‘pirates’ in the ‘Dutch Caribbean’ terrains. Apparently, pirates jumped aboard a boat carrying gold and took everything. Shocking! (more…)
ALTHOUGH THE WORLD’S BIGGEST PIRATES WERE BANKS & FAILED FINANCING COMPANIES FLEECING OLD PEOPLE IN 2008-12…
Although the world biggest pirates were banks in the years 2008-12 and our headlines were full of government bail outs of failed finance companies (fleecing old peoples life savings) and Britain’s banks were seen to be into major white collar crimes, here’s a story.
UNITED NATIONS — U.N. Security Council will discuss on Monday piracy’s unsurprising rise in the world. In particular how it will affect world peace and security will be talked of.
Somalia, West Africa’s Gulf of Guinea and Southeast Asia are said to be areas to look out for in this area.
Indian Ambassador Hardeep Singh Puri, says 7% of all maritime workers are Indian nationals. Piracy is something they have experienced while working on water.
Music track: Mashallah Mashallah from Ek Tha Tiger, featuring Katrina Kaif and Salman Khan.
Around the World We’re Zooming in from:
If busy just read this: ‘Temperature around globe increasing faster than we thought’
Or: Early Oscars Buzz: Lincoln Screening At White House – How cool.
China is Fascinating to The West: China unveils new leaders as fresh era dawns.
About blogging: The last few hours I’ve been dealing with hacking, blog shut outs and pathetic internet connection dramz too. The blog provider I am with was awesome in helping me sort out isssues on this. (Thanks). I use a US based provider. The internet though was another issue – verging on the inteference side of things!
I got to thinking though… maybe I should have a rest from being a Kiwi-Hollywood News – Sports – World News -Maori web guy… for a while.
In thinking about it, I feel there is definitely a new collection of poetry too I’m wearing around my shoulders as a cloak of unwritten words, that I could ink and write into a book, instead of blogging. Maybe I should take it easier mentally and just call myself a writer. Drink more New Zealand wines and really take my time thinking more about what to write.
There was also two novels to write too, that came instantly to mind.
I also thought, if push came to shove: The World News section is kinda important. A TV News hour format (how most of us perhaps get news who are not on Twitter 24-7) is exciting TV. Yet we also miss out on a lot of news, as you can’t do it all in an hour.
That’s why a World News Section can be useful to provide wider views of the world. So, if I lost Horiwoodblog (over 21,000 blog posts shared so far), I’d still do a World News blog occasionally. So, if that ever happened then: AroundTheWorldNewsViews@Wordpress.Com is that website to read news on.
News as per audience nations reading our website the strongest in this moment:
WORLD NEWS: A few links:
USA: Better Stonger Wiser – A returning Prez, On Petraeus: ‘I have no evidence at this point’ of breached classified information, Sexing up the Pentagon Wives Show: Real Housewives of Pentagon, US Humor – Shashank Bengali, David S. Cloud, Joseph Tanfani zoom us in on: Jill Kelley: Ties to power, a lavish life, Stocks continue to slide on Wall Street, Obama – Media’s Favorite Star, Salacious scandals USA, Or: The frump factor and Holly Petraeus, Congress toys: Dems ‘still have the gavel’, US Latinos need some more work, Commentary: Thomas Friedman on Obama in this moment, Ron Paul moves on, Toronto Construction watch, Is the internet really an alternative to the perception of: ‘a government media complex’, Movie News: So who was Washington -NBC Drama in development, Sports: How Kobe Bryant learned it all from Phil. How University Communities backed Obama.
Upon the preternatural calm of a summers day lake, two swimmers center their body clocks back to nature’s rhythms on Lake Winnipeg. A Gerald Vincent photo via National Geographic Photo Contest.
New Zealand: Christchurch cathedral demolition halted. Report leaves water rights issue up to Govt and Maori, Sexing up NZ’s air base: While visitng NZ – Royal couple visit airbase, Rugby News: Rugby: Read to lead All Blacks in next test. Soccer: Soccer: All Whites end year with China draw. Cricket: Sports commentary and Ross Taylor. NZ farm prices dip -a buyers market. China interest in Fonterra fund ‘predictable’ – Feds. As USA goes through tough times: NZ Tops a Forbes Magazine business frontiers list.
Brazil: Telecom Italia & GVT
Spain: India zooms in on Anti-austerity strikes sweep southern Europe.
Russia – Russia loses contact with satellites, space station, Getting to know the Top Commie, Russian treason is really bad sauerkraut recipes.
MATT DRUDGE, USA – Middle East News:
Top Hamas commander killed in Israeli airstrike…, Palestine Say – Israel have opened the gates of hell, Target tied to Iran, MTehran starsts drills, Israel launches Operation Pillar of Cloud, Recommends That No Hamas Operatives ‘Show Their Faces Above Ground,
Egypt in thsi moment, 20 underground rocket sites in Gaza, Benghazi inquiry sparks Hill turf battle, Okay… time to pray more for the Mid-East then.
Conclusion: I still might chill on blogging and write a book or two. The poetry collection series appeals to me. Could be fun.
Happy linking, reading, sharing, contributing. :)
Lyrics That Are Important For All of US in This World: "We've got to find a way..."
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 15.11.12~
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Observations of a rugby test match – All Blacks & Scotland: It was a very spirited rugby test match at Murrayfield in Scotland. The All Blacks claimed victory conceeding three tries to the Scots, the most in a test match between the two sides at the 51-22 result.
Press Release: The All Blacks opened their Air New Zealand European tour with a dominant 51-22 win over Scotland at Murrayfield on Monday (NZT).
Julian Savea capitalised on his strong carries with a pair of five-pointers – his first a crucial score that kicked the All Blacks 10 points clear after being locked at 10-all.
–Catherine Milne-King‘s words New Zealand. 9th November 2012
Sunrise. Sunlight. Sunset.
Audience – Who read’s Horiwoodblog website?
According to the stats report via the USA, audiences are made up of people from the following nations:
North America: 87.4% – USA. 9.1% – Canada. 1.9% – Mexico. 0.2% – Puerto Rico. 0.2% – Jamaica
Europe: 28.6% – The United Kingdom, 11.6% – France, 6.2% – Germany, 5.5% – Italy, 4.2% – Netherlands
Oceania: 62.5% – New Zealand, 35.8% – Australia, 0.6% – Fiji, 0.3% – French Polynesia, 0.3% – New Caledonia
Asia: 20.3% – India, 12.2% – Phillipines, 9.3% – Indonesia, 9.0% – Malaysia, 5.1% – Pakistan
South America: 45.1% Brazil, 21.9% Argentina, 9.2% Chile, 8% – Colombia, 5.1% – Venezuela
Africa: 34.4% South Africa, 23.4% Egypt, 6.6% Algeria, 5.7% Morocco, 4.4% Nigeria
Theo Spierings a gifted and clear thinker who writes well in a visionary capacity is pictured raising a toast. Theo is Fonterra’s Dutch CEO.–APN photo.
Memo to Fonterra: Given the current climate – it’s a given that many Maori and Pacific Island Kiwis who are New Zealand citizens won’t be able to buy into Fonterra’s trading scheme at the time of the float. (more…)
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~
A new breed: A good test as to whether countries are democratic is looking at if their economies have created new millionaires.
In Asia-Pacific, the next generation is showing signs of economic prosperity & new strength. Look at link to see what nations are doing the best in creating new wealth leaders to ensure robust economic wealth distribution.
As economic wealth is as simple as tracking flows, here’s a story of that principle too.
In other Asia-Pacific news, P.R Venkat writes: Singapore -Shareholders of Fraser & Neave Ltd. (F99.SG) Friday agreed to sell their stake in a beer joint venture to Heineken N.V. (HINKY, HEIA.AE) for about $4.6 billion, ending a two-month saga in which the Dutch brewer’s bid to strengthen its foothold in the lucrative Asian beer market looked to be threatened by a reclusive Thai billionaire.
Sam Holden makes a splash, like a Wallace Cane Whitelock Inc Kiwi entertainment lawyer at The Office, onto the set of the Dutch version of The Voice.
Take a listen. The Dan Rad look-a-like’s cover version of Bon Jovi ‘s song Skinny Love… 100% priceless! Go man go!
1st scene: Melissa Stokes news TV.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand
Redheads make up 2% of the world’s population. They are an endangered species, although there are more in the world than Maori people.
Here’s the video link of footage everyone is watching.–The Netherlands.
Also check out TNT Magazine.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 4.9.12~