"take it easy..."
local NZ film production soundtrack music… a reminder of: the good life.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 28.12.12~
“That cannot be forgotten by anyone. It’s a life-changing event… all of us need to recognise that justice and peace may be seen by us in our lifetime… a chance to change the habits of history.”
–Tamati Kruger, a New Zealander of The Year candidate, known to be a patient, resolute and forgiving man in tracksuit pants, speaking on behalf of Ngai Tuhoe’s negotiations with The Crown. (more…)
There are sixty outstanding Treaty claims regarding the Indigenous Peoples of Aotearoa New Zealand. “They will be settled by 2014 in a just and durable way. Seven will be settled by Christmas,” said Minister of Treaty Negotiations Mr Christopher Finlayson.
“Even a snail’s progress would be better than what the Labour Party did between 1999 and 2008, where their record is, frankly, shameful,” said Finlayson. His style is a “best endeavour” mode in order to attain an”inspirational” goal.
It is acknowledged in New Zealad that is gross inequity and injustice in the settlements system either way in the manner quantum values are decided upon (or just plain not), yet there is also opportunity.
The injustice as Maori see it, is that only 1% of actual compensation,” is offered to Maori people in the process said Mr Willie Jackson, son of Dame June and father of Kimiora Jackson. The process is a symbolic gesture of an apology, towards healing.
By being patient and believing “in the fullness of time,” principles of what Maori can achieve Chris has been patient and wise in an effort of ”best endeavour” to achieve an “inspirational” goal. He is the tireless diplomat in making headway in the Treaty settlement process. (more…)
Peata Melbourne descends from a homegrown ancestral Maori tribal dynasty, where the Maori language is still the first spoken language of Tuhoe New Zealand citizens. The tribe has many wonderful mythological stories drawn from their tribal heritage. When you spend time with them, they are a beautiful people living life in the ancient poetic language of NZ. They’re pretty special. Peata Mebourne’s people (like all Maori New Zealand citizens) discovered New Zealand with Moriori Polynesian people. They discovered water and abundant resources that now make the world’s best dairy products drawn from the benefits of NZ’s water supplies, arable lands and lotsa sunshine fused with good farming accumen.
The Tuhoe journalist princess stepped out onto the red carpet in the nation’s capital city (Wellington) to catch up with all the Kiwi folks and international friends dressed up in costumes and reinacting an old author’s book words for the silver screen. NZ was very excited that Sir Richard Taylor and Sir Peter Jackson‘s The Unexpected Journey movie is complete and also premiere ready. (more…)
Fun Music TV is Maori Karaoke TV for Creative Language Learning. Press play to sing-a-long.
As the world becomes more modernized, more of te reo (the Maori Language) is being spoken with Australia’s 128,000 Maori population. (more…)
Around The World – News as per audience markets.
World News: in progress….
Bonus – China: Rich Chinese want to buy happiness — by emigrating. Wealthy Chinese look to the U.S., Australia and Canada in search of less stress, cleaner air, better schools and a more stable political climate.–LA Times. Two million to be moved in one of largest relocations in Chinese history. Second stealth jet puts China on path to top regional power: expert.
USA: Always About gas: Gas Shortages May Not, End for Another Week, Fear Turns to Frustration, Anger, Fistfights, Guns Drawn, ‘You’re not getting gas tonight’, Lines grow, Siphoning From Cars, ‘I’m pretty pissed’, Troopers deployed to gas stations, Stars throw extravagant Halloween parties, Commuter Delays Rage, NYC Official: Red Cross ‘Absolute Disgrace’, Looters Dress Like Con Edison,
Staten Islanders Plead for Help: ‘We Need Food’, Bloomberg for Obama.
Australia: Business: Shares flat despite overseas leads, Dollar provides more ammunition for rate cut, Win for Visy in tax dispute, NIB faces towering task in New Zealand, Joyce looks back at Qantas’s ‘pivotal year’, Australian banks escape extra capital woes, ASX chief cans push for 6pm closing, Myer inks card deal as battle for shoppers heats up2, ‘Devil we know’ – The Economist backs Obama, When risk-free is a risk to your wealth.
New Zealand news bulletins looked at New York, Antarctica Ross Seas management, Christchurch rescue inquests & NZ’s Music Awards. Click on pic to view.
Election News looks at the youth vote of the USA in the Maori language–Te Karere News
USA news links selections: Matt Drudge.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 2.11.12~
Maori News: Crown’s betrayal of Tūhoe highlighted in Urewera report: The third and final report related to the Urewera district inquiry has been released. The Waitangi Tribunal says it shows a long, unfolding betrayal of the Treaty relationship between the Crown and Tūhoe.
Tuhoe and The Crown working at it and being in a “happy space” is good progress.
I’ve been to the tribal festival. It is amazing. Everyone is so happy at the festival. No one speaks English. Everyone smiles and laughs lots on that day. The performing arts and artworks are inspirational. You could be in Brazil, yet it is Tuhoe land. A beautiful people.
[Shane Taurima & Christopher Finlayson feature].
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 23.10.12~
To grow New Zealand’s filmmaking in groundbreaking news ways: “Ancient Maori legends combined with a big 3D budget vision have the potential to be relevant in the world.”
“Think, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon being a Maori legend told well,” is what Tini Molyneux told me about 12 years ago.” Today, I have to say, all of those years ago, Molyneux’s vision was right.
Food for thought for Iwi, China, Asia-Pacific to mull over concerning cool new films adding to NZ’s already cool movie genre of new films being made and produced.
In the films, I’d probably cast actors who didn’t know how to read or write well, yet their action skills were a forte. They’d shine in these groundbreaking films as whole people earning good incomes. eg: Some of Hollywood’s brightest stars story.
Seeing people who’d struggled with literacy “not intimidated” and acting in movies for tiger markets, with more golf time on their hands outside of their careers to play golf at St Andrews in Scotland in movie down time, would kinda rock too.
Summation: Chaori film production companies are a fantastic idea to grow NZ’s economy. Win-win-win. A billion dollar industry each year, just waiting to be developed in New Zealand. I like the idea as it the idea is about sustainable creation in new industry-building ideas from NZ.
What do you see in your Kiwi dream?
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 22.9.12~
IWI TV – THE BEEHIVE – WAITAHA, NGATI WHATUA KI KAIPARA, NGATI MANUHIRI & NGATI WHATUA KI ORAKEI – TOW NEWS
Because everyone who has a meal ticket in New Zealand or a lifestyle, whether they acknowledge it or not, in some way shared their ticket to be Kiwi, with Maori. Therefore, a story like this one remembers how we all came to be in New Zealand in living lives beyond injustice, racism and illegal greed.
Four iwi move closer to settling their claims: Today Waitaha and Ngati Whatua ki Kaipara took their first step with the first reading of their settlement bills, while Ngati Manuhiri and Ngati Whatua ki Orakei move on to the second stage of their settlement process.
Featured are Tariana Turia, Christopher Finlayson, Tau Henare, Haahi Walker and more.
New Zealand’s Mother of Ngai Tuhoe and Maori broadcasting, Tini Molyneux has the important story. Sir Hugh Kawharu , Margaret and Merata‘s late dad, is also remembered in the story.
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I wonder if the same people get tired of saying sorry on the topic. :)
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 21.9.12~
UNIQUE VALUES SPRING, THIS GREAT LEAP FORWARD . . . NGAI TUHOE’S GOOD GOVERNANCE MODELS HUGE SIGNING DAY
Beyond extermination, unique values spring, flowing across scorched earth pasts, to create good governance models. On a hugely significant settlement day, a great leap forward. --A river runs through us.
–Ngai Tuhoe Settlement signing day, 9-11 2012. New Zealand.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 11.9.12~
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~
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…)
On top of the world is Kiwi athlete Nathan Smith and friends at the Paralympic Games, London 2012. Photo: Zimbio.
Audiences are reading today from:
World News by audience views are:
the vibe: oil, fisheries, food and safe water flows planning are determining all global games of politics (thus news) right now in the world. If the truth is told, islands and Island Peoples with fish marine haven reserves and oil ocean supplies are the biggest celebrities right now. Combined with agricultural rich nations, adequate safe water supply countries and ensuring air quality for future generations breathing needs are the pressing topics for planners of the world’s children’s bright futures. True security is ensuring these things. The rest is all ‘greed-fear’ grandstanding and pretense.
On that note, here’ some news links:
Fiji is not the enemy. Only coveteous people would think that of the South Pacific. Fiji’s foreign debt needs to be shared by friends of Fiji. The USA has sold over $1 trillion US foreign debt bonds to China, and China is heavily investing into the USA. U.S can’t say China is the enemy via Fiji accepting Chinese money, as the U.S does this themselves.
Global Warming & greed and inequality -is the enemy of us all.
South Pacific is now recruiting more noble trading partners and friends: Although US & Britain & China are much worse with illegal ocean trafficking culture, NZ news reports: Concern Pacific being used as illegal activity highway.
USA: Tropical storm updates: Storm Watch: Isaac (a tropical storm) lashes New Orleans, Storm water levels, Call for Evacuations, What to do, Cam watch radar satellite + cams, NY Times on Louisiana, News rheel video: New Orleans passes post-Katrina hurricane test.Wall junkies mood: Stocks flat, US oil falls as Isaac damage limited. Fuel mood: Gasoline To Hit Labor Day Record Price, Media-CIA scandals & privacy breaches: Correspondence and collusion between the New York Times and the CIA, Always trading: U.S. trade official Ron Kirk in Southeast Asia. Health News California: 101-year-old driver injuries 8 children outside school, Tech news: Yahoo chief fired for storm gaffe. California rail news affordability report. Baltimore hopes to repopulate: Baltimore invites immigrants – no questions asked. US Open tennis: Robson stuns Clijsters at US Open, Clint Eastwood, Agriculture: Some Farmers ‘Will Make More Money’ in Drought. Education Big Apple: NYC Softens Public School ‘Discipline Code’, Earthquake alert: Aftershocks keep Yorba Linda shaking, 2nd-Quarter Growth Is Revised Up, Diet: California admit Calorie limits might keep you healthier, but don’t extend life (wow!), Chicago Education: Chicago Teachers Union Gives 10-Day Strike Notice, Coach watch Miami: Joe Philbun, Chicago kids and Abductions, Cali: Granting 450,000 young illegal immigrants drivers licenses garners support. Nutrition Tours are a growing trend. Romney‘s ‘Dry Land’ Comment causes offense. Wisconsin sluggers news: Paul Ryan accepts Republican nomination & Ryan Speech to Focus on the Economy, With Shots at Obama, Legal: A Reprieve for New York Fed in Libor Case, Creative economists writing: Edward Allen does his best. Colorado news: Colorado e-book buyers to get back $1.5M from Hachette Book Group. US economy, lack of jobs creation costing US still & Sluggish US growth expected to continue (+graphic). Romney‘s make-or-break chance to lead US, Kitchen Entrepreneurs California bill would allow home cooks to sell goods, Alec Ross shares his social media tips, Music balladeer icons of the working class, news: Video premiere: Bob Dylan.
Guest commentary: Friedman‘s: Egypt’s Morsi in Iran.
New Zealand: June Mariu is made a Dame. Maori delegats impress at the Pacific Leaders forum (watch clips below). Although NZ’ child poverty level is not only racist, discrimatory, illegal and of more pressing priority, Gay adoption bill drawn, NZ’s PM on gay marriage bill changes & parliamentary majority has voted + more PM, A need to look up more & outward: NZ incest rate disturbing, Not pretty: Afghanistan explosion: Kiwi loses both legs, Colin Craig‘s views on gay marriage, What NZ Catholic Schools think. Fair partnerships and the First Time Home Owners scheme, West Coast’s hills are alive with the sounds of conservation, due to coal prices dip. Huntly folllows suit, 120 jobs lost. Dame Malvina Major+ buds pat on the back. Kiwiana staples: Quiz scruples & Bohemian Kiwi fashion chic’s Trelise Cooper. NZ airlines tahi & rua news. Sports: Athletics: Adams sends records tumbling. Too honest: Rugby: Thomson considering overseas move, Landscape & Photographs: The Sounds of Visuals. Tabloid-Hollywood: Teacher quits over alleged affair with student, The local fashion scene for the young – retail. Conclusion of NZ news: More sustainable jobs creation is where NZ is majorly at in our current climate of gross inequality and NZ’s racial and human rights history too. Watch NZ News Bulletins in Full: TV3 & TVOne (my fav).
United Kingdom: Paralympians opening ceremony, London is the UK’s big story. The symbol the UK likes the most is not a crown per se, it’s an umbrella,Comfortable fashion on bad hair days: Regina dons a hoodie, Like the French: ‘Emergency’ Tax on the Rich Roils Britain’s spoiled brats. The next generation Harry ‘has palace support’, Air traffic HQ: David Cameron pressured to rethink Heathrow, Two British writers: Sir Andrew Motion poetry reads, a poem and Chris Cleave‘ book. Justine Greening ‘acted unlawfully’, Strauss exits cricket.The men who documented Vietnam.
Sports photo: The kids of rugby: Three rugby football players: Adam Thomson (L) Richard Kahui and Sitiveni Sivivatu (R) at Harrow school sports centre in 2008, photo: United Kingdom. Photographer: Ross Land, Getty Images.
Australia: Water & Australia: Australia’s lower rainfall unusual: study,Calls for Federal Law to curtail racial abuse should be required in Aussie. Economy: Warning: after boom it’ll be Dutch and go, Breaking: Rescuers save six, fears for scores more as latest asylum tragedy, Managing global food crises: Australia, Nauru sign detention deal, Breaking 2: Tragedy unfolds: illegal asylum seeekers dead in rough seas, Cricket: Resolute Australia trounce Pakistan in series opener, Airlines news: Qantas upgrades, Mining soldiers news: Fears three Diggers slain in Afghanistan, Looking after Aussie’s national smile - Gillard tackles gender inequality. Rugby News: Robbie Deans has no intention of resigning, Melburne Australian citizens: Angry workers ‘ready to rumble’, Party-smart news:Canberra are Aussie’s smartest party city. Gina Rinehart as the voice of Australian entitlement loses relevancy cred. Off the wall news: Market cops a season’s beatings. Health spend: Brisbane hospital delay costing $100k a day. Cricket: Strauss walks away from cricket. Sun Capitol’s next economic moves: Victoria’s Secret: coconut oil. Humor: Clive Palmer orders tyrannosaurus rex.
Canada: Arctic sea ice levels hit record low, Rattler news alerts: Earthquake shakes Victoria area, Like the USA, Canada to Press China on Sale. Is Nathan Cullen being censored on evironmental concerns advocacy with the Enbridge’s Northern Gateway pipeline proposal? He says he is. As Canada’s obesity rates rise to 65%, the move is on to bring it back to the middle: Bachelor Canada: First five contestants, Banking buy ups: Scotiabank purchases ING Bank of Canada for #3.13B cash, Surprise, surprise: Ontario is Canada’s worst province, Good news in the employment sector: Canadians more optimistic about job security, poll finds – Canada still has careers. Ducky economy perceptions – what is the BigPharma over-consumption rates of Canadians, link here? Federal environmental assessments cuts worry scientists.
Italy: So, Angela Merkel now speaks for Italy apparently.–still, so German.
Brazil: Indigenous Peoples Watch: ‘Deadly attack’ on Amazon tribe, Sports: Julio Cesar agrees to move to QPR – BBC, Brazil will not be bullied: Brazil judges uphold Chevron, Transocean operating ban – oil, Growing a Portugese speaking eonomy, language teachers sought – Now hiring: Brazil wants Ten times more foreign professionals, As Brazil’s economy contracts due to not mining so much oil, Brazil actively looks to buy foreign assets: Itaú Asset says Brazilians eyeing more foreign assets – Silobreaker. Wine of the week 2009 Bodegas A. Fernández Tinto Pesquera.
Germany: Germany and Italy voice optimism, Cleaning up dark human rights history: Germany explodes huge WWII bomb in Munich (PHOTOS, VIDEO), Geale in Germany, Offshore windparks and Germany’s Green energy plans: cabinet passes draft law, Energy prices push up German inflation in August. Taxes and the economy: Germany’s governing Christian Democrats call for gay couple tax equality, Green
energy to hit Germans’ bills: Vattenfall.
Sophie Pascoe is competing in London. Photo: Stuff.Co.NZ. Go kid! :)
India: Fossil fuels extraction: 53 coal blocks face axe for delay, Bollywood gossip: Shah Rukh and Shirish will never be best friends: Farah Khan, Indian-American’s anti-Obama film is a bit rich, BJP MLA among 32 guilty in Naroda Patiya massacre, ‘Chinese city official escapes to US with millions of dollars’ , NDTV Mid-Term poll 2012: Should Indians be friends with Pakistan?, And: What Indian American is at a Republican convention.
Ann Romney makes a splash at Tampa Florida’s GOP Convention. Kia ora.
Spain: Sports: Real Madrid win Spanish Super Cup, Sports Trades News: Javi Martinez signs for Bayern in record deal, ‘Bad bank’ framework agreed on, Espana headlines: tahi: La Audiencia investiga si Interior reveló secretos sobre Cordón, rua: España dice que no discrepa con Bruselas sobre el “banco malo”, toru: Leves caídas en el Ibex por la cautela de operadores ante el BCE. News: Spanish Super Cup as it happened. Photos: Spanish Gazpacho.
Netherlands: Dutch F16s jets. Geert Wilders is accused by an Israeli rabbi of being anti-semitic, Kees van der Staaij is a big yawn. Politics: Dutch Liberals lead in polls ahead of September 12 vote. Austerity anger is trending. Economic flows: Finns, Dutch cast first doubt on euro zone deal.
Argentina: Turns out Argentina is in oil wrangler’s sights: Exxon, Apache to Discuss Argentina Shale Partnerships, YPF Says. Video games: Angry Birds: Argentina to shoot seagulls to save whales. More on fuel wars: Argentina, Indonesia Threatened With EU Biodiesel Tariffs. Argentina, a geographical look.
Foreign correspondent, Ngahuia Wade of Ngai Tuhoe Maori Tribe is reporting from Rarotonga.
Maldives: tensions reported.
Myanmar: US paves way for Myanmar president visit.
Taiwan: Contested islands games
Israeli News: Airline, miners, Israel generous.
Hong Kong: Ernst & Young regulator secrecy scandals
China: Becoming more like the USA – Drones & Mainland China, China to deploy drones to conduct maritime surveillance. Still building: Chinese plan $250m high-rise.
Russia: Pumped up by wealthy oily friends: Vladimir Putin‘s lavish Russian lifestyle.
[For all the journalists, news camera crews, photographers, writers who contributed links to this post, thank you for your combined efforts of bringing the world the news].
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 30.8.12~
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~
In brainy Maoris News: Prof. Margaret Mutu of the Ngāti Kahu iwi (Maori tribe) said some stuff recently. Watch.
Te Karere News reported: “Ngāti Kahu has asked the Waitangi Tribunal to invoke rarely-used powers and order the Crown to buy back private land under claim and return it to the tribe. But Treaty Minister Chris Finlayson says the Crown will oppose the move.”
I think these debates are important when New Zealand reaches the point where tsunami impacts of immigration due to climate change’s effects on the lush land of Aotearoa NZ, become more evident.
Unless The Crown were to consider Maori leaders’ views like Prof. Mutu’s on such matters, then NZ would run the risk of burying Maori even further under new layers of pressure, that The Crown may not be giving due consideration to, or planning as robustly against as it should be.
IRELAND-MAORI KIWI CULTURE: BRONWEN CHRISTIANOS & WHIRIMAKO BLACK – SHOWCASE GREEN FIRE ISLANDS MUSIC AT LONDON OLYMPICS
The top cultural post today on the website (it’s early days) involves Ireland and Maori fusion culture: BRONWEN CHRISTIANOS & WHIRIMAKO BLACK – SHOWCASE GREEN FIRE ISLANDS MUSIC AT LONDON OLYMPICS.
Read about a special film project celebrating that unique blend, New Zealand is also well known for – in linking culture of meaning to Maori and Kiwi culture’s significance in the world.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 30.7.12~
Sexier than a Maori pixie-tinkerbell character, is Peata Melbourne reading the news in Te Reo Rangatira (the language of Chiefs). Surreal, yet real and reading the news in New Zealand.
Peata is from one of the longstanding entertaining families of Maoridom in New Zealand. Her family is cloaked in poetic humility of spirit.
On her news radar? The kapa haka Maori performing arts cultural theater competition for high school students in Whangarei City, Te Taitokerau Northland. Young people versant in the oldest artform of performing theater of NZ have congregated in Northland for this special event. Plenty of lively culture on display.
Ngai Tuhoe’s young journalist, Rapaera Tawhai, has the story in Ngapuhi Iwi kainga-land.
Love it! Haka up. :)
[Incidentally, Peata has the same wide eyed-spacing as super-models like Kate Moss. A freak of nature at birth, did she miss her calling? She has a Maori-made-for-fashion face. Sexy Tuhoe mama from the diverse Urewera peoples cultural hearth land. From a Hollywood silver screen casting perspective, Peata is all bright eyes, similar to Winona Ryder back in the day. Good genes].
Enough about Peata Melbourne’s fierce cuteness though and definitive art of Maori cool: Also on the Maori News radar today is the concept of Maori people being smoke-free shareholders in the NZX shark pool, buying into their own existing assets in New Zealand. Read that here. All good. :)
~Posted by Horiwodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 24.7.12~
Te Karere News showcased Whirimako Black‘s smoky, velvet Tuhoe, dolcid jazz-note tones today. Black is a part of Green Fire Islands showcase line up. The ensemble collective can be seen in an event that is a prerequisite, curtain-raiser to the London Olympics 2012.
The incomparable Whirimako’s cultural depth of husky Maori jazz is known by some in the world from the One Giant Leap music project.
“So… beautiful” is their other-worldy, healing sound on the spiritual senses.
Bringing Irish and Kiwi artists together, Green Fire Islands re-presents some of the best fusions of culture, New Zealand can be very proud of, that will be on display in the theatrics of live music theater.
The show’s producer and chief collaborator, Bronwen Christianos noted on Te Karere [paraphrased]: “Both cultures (Irish and Maori) have both known intense oppression from other cultures.”
The stellar show’s website notes: “The first production of Green Fire Islands was in March 2008 in New Zealand. The cutting edge concept of bringing the two cultures of Ireland and New Zealand/Maori together, which had been previously untested, was an outstanding success. Every performance of Green Fire Islands received sustained standing ovations. All of the performers from both sides of the stage (Irish and NZ/Maori) are considered top performers within their respective countries. (more…)
In Maori news – two things: An Iwi represented through haka (in oil) achieved a small sense of justice today. Te Karere News reported, “First time Treaty settlement transfers directly to iwi. For the first time property, cash and commercial rights will be transferred directly to iwi. The subtribes of Ngati Ranginui signed their Deed of Settlement today at Te Ranga, Tauranga, worth nearly $40 million. The next step for the iwi is the Tauranga Moana Iwi Collective Settlement. Watch clip above.
No.2: Signer and Bailey – The Urewera 4 couple. Watch Urs Signer’s interview in Te Reo Maori. Model immigrant, model citizen of NZ. In terms of his knowledge of Te Reo, Urs’ knowledge of Maori is way better than my own. iSpy a speaker!
The equivalent of this would be Lindsay Lohan jailed in Mexico, giving interviews in Espanol, while there. :)
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 22.6.12~
MATT McCARTEN TALKS TAME ITI’S ARREST AS A DIVERSION OF THE 1%’s GREED & INEQUALITY INCREASING 2012-14
“In 2010 the richest 150 New Zealanders grew their wealth by 20% while the average wage moved by less than 2%. We now have a society where the wealthiest 1% own more than three times the combined cash and assets of the poorest 50%.”–Matt McCarten paints the politics of New Zealand in this moment.
The annoying thing about the way the last election was conducted in New Zealand was that part of the ‘campaign’ was to arrest high profile Maori men at certain key points of national significance and moments that only ‘further inequality rhetoric’ for the wealthy. Printed documents with ‘a bunch of words and numbers.’ No, not twenty dollar notes! The bigger ones. Like a ‘nation’s budget sheet.’
Anyway, the Maori men targeted before ‘important key announcements are made’ – (in the racists’ minds) ‘lowered the perceived value of Maori people’ on our mediascape’s consciousness. The subliminal message, each time a Maori man is harrassed, is ‘what we do, doesn’t include them.’ It’s not right and equates to the rhetoric of apartheid against Maori men.
As a result of ‘state services’ being used to ‘meddle’ at key political moments – a record number of Maori people in New Zealand (indeed 1 million Kiwis too) didn’t even bother going to the polling booths for the last election. They’ve come to the conclusion, to even go would be a waste of time – as would their vote even be counted, in the system? If so, count for who?
Clearly, the desperation of our government to get re-elected with such racist tactics served the intrests of Kiwis 55+, while detracting many -55 voters from the polling booth. The arrests were shocking and did not teach new immigrants coming into New Zealand what equal partnership and human rights concerning Maori look like. Thus, we now have to spend billions of dollars in order to fix up these horrendous memories, concerning how people percieve Maori – in New Zealand’s strong future ahead.
I’ve been ignoring the Tame Iti story completely, because to even address it, not only makes me sad, but it is sort of like ‘giving the cancer more sugars.’ Ugh… Thank goodness ex-politician, unionists bud and columnist Matt McCarten has done that for all New Zealand citizens. (more…)