crest of whakapapa tūturu.
E i toto, vis fortibus armas.
Ne oublie, mauri ora.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 9.2.13~
Although the spirit of Waitangi Day lies in honoring Maori inclusion as equal business partners with The Crown each day, Waitangi Day celebrations are “to give us a full sense of nationhood” du jour in agreement for all that New Zealanders as a team are trying to achieve.
To stay in agreement with the principles of Waitangi’s foundational spirit (to see others different to ourselves as equals) is the benchmark of respect in New Zealand that our founding fathers and mothers hoped for, when they as intelligent and adventurous people inked a deal to uphold justice – in the concept of communities evolving and being strong trading partners working together for the good of Aotearoa, NZ.
Prime Minister John Key said, he believed Waitangi Day was a valuable opportunity for discussion and stood by his commitment.
“How will history judge [us]? History will judge [us as New Zealanders] well because [we] come back year after year.”
He also urged the iwi [Ngapuhi] involved in the Te Hiku collective to sort out their differences and move toward a settlement, saying it would inject as much as $200 million into an area that greatly needed it.
Ngapuhi has over 20% of the Maori population. Ironically, the tribe is one of the last to settle with The Crown. So, a timely speech from the PM to Ngapuhi.
most photos: Michael Cunningham.
photos: nzh & northern advocate.
Top photo: In a rare display, Te Arawa Iwi’s flag flew too on Waitangi Day.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 6.2.13~
My mom arrives. Her Ngapuhi-Ngati Whaatua eyes are youthful. Glowing with playfulness. They dance like the waves of Tonga, Fiji and Samoa in calm tide time.
Her arms are laden with Christmas dinner. A feast. A kiss, a hug, a warm embrace. An exchange of pleasantries. Then the young, yet old lady dances off down the stairs again. In her role as “super kuia,” she’s mega busy. Having fun, she’s in her element. Mom is so cute today.
Mom’s card says: … el… (more…)
SUMMER OF RESOLVE: BRIAN RUDMAN REFLECTS ON JOE HAWKE’S FIESTY SPIRIT & NGATI WHATUA IWI’S TAKAPUNA FORT RESERVE VICTORY
Brian Rudman gets hori on it remembering what has somewhat been an arduous, legal holocaust for Iwi:
To read in full direct, jet here. Or:
It was what is known in our trade as the “silly season,” straight after Christmas 1976, when news is scarce, and I was on the phone to Ngati Whatua firebrand Joe Hawke hoping for a story. He didn’t disappoint. Joe was promising to begin the new year with a tent city occupation of Bastion Point.
The 507-day occupation that followed, coming after the 1975 land march from Te Hapua to Wellington the year before – Joe Hawke leading it across the harbour bridge into Auckland – awakened Pakeha Aucklanders like myself to the deep hurt nursed by local Maori.
Yesterday in Parliament, the long struggle for justice, reignited by Joe Hawke and his fellow squatters in the 1970s, finally came to an end with an apology from the Crown, and ritual compensation by way of cash and land. I’ve quibbled over the choice of land being used in the compensation package – for example the 3.2ha block of Fort Takapuna “reserve” that had been promised to the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park. But no one reading the history could deny that Ngati Whatua were royally shafted by the servants of Queen Victoria sent out to protect their interests.
The Ngati Whatua “had gained rights,” according to the circumspect language of the “agreed historical account”, in what is now the Super City boundaries by 1740, by right of conquest and occupation.
Yesterday’s agreement doesn’t erase old wrongs, or fully compensate for them. But it does acknowledge them, which is more than I thought possible in the silly season of 1976.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 16.11.12~
Nephew no.3 has graduated out of his high school blazer. Woot!
He’s off to a New Zealand University next year.
Like his momma, (who was an A+ college student at 18… a geek freak :), he won a prize to go.
His dad does post graduate business papers as a student and entrepreneurial pioneer too. We are so proud of him.
Creative and sporty, full credit goes to his team of teachers, his peers and high school.
Kia Tupato. Kia Kaha. Karawhiua. Life’s journey a fun trail of discovery. Have fun learning adventurously. :)
~Post #: 20,8882: Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 9.11.12~
Ric Kayne and Suzanne Kayne, United States financiers of Santa Monica, have struck a deal with Northland’s Te Uri o Hau to plan an international golf course which they say will be world class. The area involves 616ha forest estate shouldering Te Arai beach, between Pakiri and Mangawhai, a joint statement from the parties said. Te Uri o Hau sold 230ha of the forest estate in the deal. The sale allows Te Uri o Hau to develop other projects. Local wildlife and the beauty of nature may be affected.
Architect Tom Doak will design the new course.
Ric said something important for Iwi Maori when he said he sees the partnership as “complimenting not competing.” A community spirit effort.
Scotty Morrison and the Te Karere news team feature Ric and Deborah Harding a spokesperson for the Te Uri o Hau in the news clip in Te Reo Rangatira (New Zealand’s inidgenous Language of Chiefs).
~Laly County. Irena Smith has the story. Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 17.10.12~
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.”
Sunday Stories: Dad (& Mum’s) Day:
Yesterday I spent time with my Maori mom. She asked, “do you think I’m strong?”
I was like, “Lady, you are so strong. You are a noble Maori wahine toa woman. You always have been. You have inspired me all through life to remain strong. You do inspire me. And you will probably always inspire me.” Her smile was worth the share. Normally, mom and I mistake each other for jujitsu opponents keeping each other sharp, so seeing her smile made my day.
This morning I phoned dad. “Kia ora dad. You do realize that I’m lucky to be alive don’t you?” His laugh confirming that he got the joke. “Happy father’s day dad. I love you. Thank you for being my dad.” (more…)
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.
Although black gold, is normally associated to black milk sales worldwide, this story is about compost gold.
I have a Maori tribe with some trees, apparently.
Maybe for that reason, I really liked the story of LivingEarth entrepreneurs, who make gold from oxygen, bugs, water, waste from trees.
So, if my “huge pearl-marquee peoples” are reading, this one’s also for you! Work it!!!
Like Living Earth, make some money in the new city planning blue-prints and the gardens, yet to be designed! :)
In a slightly left-of-field field trip in Northland once that wasn’t sports related at all, I actually visited some really cool Exclusive Bretheren blokes, who are early twenties and doing the exact same thing in Northland. They’re doing okay out of the compost project they’ve got going on.
It’s not glam, yet they’re self employed mini-moguls on the rise. Gotta respect that.
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TVNZ: Thank you for cool stories. Reporting Mark Sainsbury and Close Up Team.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific 10.8.12~
Press Release: Hapu feels overlooked in Treaty Settlements
A group representing Ngapuhi and northern hapu are upset the Crown appears to be leaving them out when carving up the Auckland isthmus for Treaty settlements.
It has applied to the Waitangi Tribunal for an urgent inquiry into how the Crown is dealing with resources in the settlement process for Mahurangi and Tamaki Makaurau.
The claimants say Ngapuhi and others with strong historic ties to the area are being disregarded by a Crown “distortion of the tribal landscape”. (more…)
A Crafar farms hongi: Chinese Crafar farm buyers, Shanghai Pengxi hongi up with Maori to discuss Maori land interests in the Crafar Farm deal.
The myth of separation: White Flight has occurred in ‘value labels’ of decile schools: In 2000, 60,000 Pakeha kids (groovy white, homegrown Kiwis) were sent to low-decile schools. This year, that number is halved. Is it time to stop separatist labeling of schools based on the perception of ’value’ rhetoric ranking.
Thirteen tribes will be given the option to buy any property the Crown decides to sell in the Auckland region. The deal will last for 172 years.
Mountain biking mother heading to Olympics: Karen Hanlen (32) of Ngati Awa and Te Arawa will represent in the sport.
For more Maori news selection stories of the day, paki up at the ink.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 19.6.12~
CHIA SEEDS SUPERFOODS & GROW YOUR OWN DRUGS TV SHOWS – ENTREPRENEURS OF HEALTH & BEAUTY INDUSTRY BIZ IDEAS
[Totara berries fruiting - Courtesy of Wairere Boulders website]
On Kiwi TV today, I’m looking at a nutritionist talking the buzz topic in New Zealand as a Superfoods Growing Nation that’s on the rise heading towards a 9 million populated planet by the year 2050. Obviously growing the best food and creating life-sustaining products is in NZ’s bright future.
In particular, on TV I liked learning about how Chia seeds have more vitamins and minerals than blueberries. Being boron rich is the seeds forte, helping the bloodstream absorb calcim. Chia seeds are also rich in calcium and protein. Wow!
Yesterday, I also saw a BBC Show that teaches people how to Grow Your Own Drugs. The emphasis of the show is on making your own beauty remedies and save a bunch of bucks, while making better beauty products yourself. The link to that show is tres creamy.
It’s awesome to see entrepreneurs of the healthy and food industries stepping up offering good ideas to grow economies with a realistic people focus too.
To learn how to make your own lavendar bath bomb keep reading: (more…)
Taylor Jane turned 19 today.
Hari huri tau.Happy Birthday. :)
Whakatauki: You are a taonga, handed down, as a gift to us all.
Have fun!!! :)
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 12.6.12~
Haami Piripi was on TV today, with business reporter, Nadine Chalmers-Ross giving an update on the Iwi broadband project, where Iwi are helping develop new broadband cable pathways from Whangarei City to Auckland City in New Zealand.
It’s exciting to see Maori tribes get more innovative with IT capability, capacity and infrastructure. The venture is between Datalight, Maori tribes (Iwi) and Chinese backers, investment monies. Growing an economy is about good ideas finding other good ideas. The fusion when these ideas meet, is a brand new idea or a stronger idea. This then becomes a new platform for an economy to grow. Broadband and like minds fusing ‘idea particles’ are a key part of strong growth. Love this story.
[Copper cable as well as pipes could quite possibily be the future of economic growth in NZ].
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The press release of the historic launch notes: “Taitokerau Networks is owned by partners Te Runanga o Whaingaroa, Te Runanga o Ngati Whatua and Te Runanga o Te Rarawa, with Wellington telco Datalight Limited as the general partner.
It will go live with internet and national transit traffic over the upcoming week, prior to the official opening. Crews have laid more than 165 kms of cable and a significant number of access pits to enable connection for customers along the cable route.
Datalight managing director Roger MacDonald says the network will deliver 1 Gbps-plus speeds over 210 kilometres of network.
Haami Piripi, chair of Te Runanga o Te Rarawa, says: “The build marks a historical milestone for New Zealand with the creation of the first iwi-owned inter-city long-haul network in the country, and has provided a sound basis for the development (more…)
A question today is: How do you see New Zealand developing new export markets in the health industry?
I think a good start is looking at website: ThomasNet.Com in the USA. It lists ‘small’ businesses who’ve created ways to boost the health and beauty sector. Their ideas are very entrepreneurial and involve scientific thinking.
This topic is an important one in the world, as there are many (due to political decisions) who actually lack regular nutrition in their diets. So, this idea is along those lines in closing the divide of nutrition inequality developing in some countries in such times, as well as thinking entrepreneurial too. Ideas that grow the economy, while doing more good in the world than harm is kinda what the funky, healthy vibe is all about in New Zealand’s future.
Take a look at the website and… if you’re health inclinedwitha brain… you’ll be able to work it out, in a New Zealand context. Of interest too, is how much money these families make by just getting on with it and focussing on wealth creation with investors initial backing. When I first posted this website while living in California three years ago, I did so with the view that entrepreneurial Kiwis (particularly Iwi Maori Kiwis) who read Horiwoodblog, might find value in venturing into the health industry. In those days of 2009, I was selling corporate video concepts and packages to the health sector. ThomasNet.Com was of significance because back then, it used to list the companies annual takings. Thus you knew who to call and pitch to and sell to. Most vitamin companies annual income was US$20 million (minimum). Most of these companies were owned by one family. They were just entreprenerial family-minded biz people. As whanau, these people (in my view) were totally rocking! The website has since made the company earnings private to viewers – but wow! Just know that most of these companies are $20million earners a year (minimum).
Some are $200 million earning (plus) companies per annum. There’s money in making multi-vitamins that boost nutrition and the health industries.
One example of a bigger company is Maat Vitamins. They combine ingredients to make vitamins. They are listed as a ‘custom manufacturer.’
Their markets are: Latin America/Caribbean, Western Europe, Africa, Middle East, Asia, Australia, Europe, Canada and Mexico. Their website is: www.e-maat.com. Maat’s product focus in specializing in being a: Contract manufacturer of vitamins including Ester-C complex with bioflavonoids tablets, vitamin E 400 IU softgels, B-50 complex tablets, vitamin B-6 100 mg tablets, vitamin C 500 tablets, therapeutic vitamin & mineral formula tablets & vitamin B-12 1000 mg sublingual lozenges tablets. Vitamin E tablets help in red-blood cell formation, prevent oxidation of free radicals & treat circulatory problems, lung toxicity, menopause, burns & acne. Vitamin-B tablets balance nerves & endocrine system.
Click on ThomasNet.Com’s website (picture above) to see ideas or products and services you might find useful, to increase your entrepreneurial imagination.
Thanks ThomasNet.Com. Other categories of industry sectors include: Dietary, Food, Health, Herbal & Nutritional Supplements; Vitamins; Nutritional Supplement & Vitamin Contract Manufacturing; Nutraceuticals; Medicinal, Pharmaceutical & Nutraceutical Tablets; Fitness, Sport & Weight Loss Nutritionals; Nutritional Supplement Encapsulation Services; Powder; Tablets; Private Label, Contract Mfg., Contract Packaging, Toll Mfg. & Custom Pharmaceuticals; Amino Acids; Ginseng; Ginkgo Biloba; Echinacea; St. John’s Wort; Saw Palmetto; Herbal Formulas Contract Manufacturing & Packaging, Private Label; Consumer Product Contract Manufacturing; Capsules; Private Label Packaging; Pharmaceutical Packaging; Antioxidants; Bentonite; Botanicals; Gelatin Capsules.
Happy creating, New Zealand. Let’s make Te Ao a healthier, happier and more sustainable place to live in, that’s more humane and ethical. :)
[Nb: Vitamins are a supplement to enhanced health - and should not be viewed in humane societies as substitutes for a nutritious diet of naturallly good and healthy food intake of at least two nutritious meals a day].
~Posted by Horiwoodblog.Com, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 24.5.12~
When there’s not enough “real Iwi brown” in one’s wine pitcher at a Russian feast, what must you do, to get the blessing?–
Waiwera Organic Winery has been given approval by Auckland Council to be built slightly North of Auckland. Russian billionaire, Mikhail Khimich originally was given approval by New Zealand’s Overseas Investment Office to purchase the land off a Mr John St Clair Brown in 2010, although the law clearly stated the land was classed as “sensitive land” (meaning, it has Maori interests attached to it).
Furthermore, Mikhail got approval from O.I.O on the grounds that he planned to bottle water and export it from Waiwera. Mr Khimich has now changed his mind, and is still exporting water with other properties now attached to it. However, the O.I.O will not let New Zealand citizens see any background information about Mikhail, even though under The Official Information Act, it is quite within New Zealanders rights to request this information.
The office, (who is perhaps the most ‘guilty’ in the past five years of keeping New Zealand people in the dark as to who it selects to sell land to – often acting like an alien satellite ship divorced from all New Zealand citizens, including and especially Iwi) says that Mikhail and other Russian executives are of good character. This comes at a time, where most New Zealanders have very little faith in the O.I.O given shock land sales announcements, even over the last two years.
Khimich made his billions through oil and gas interests after the former USSR collapsed. My understanding of this era, was that “people bought lucrative earning state-owned assets for just a bob,” and the majority of Russian people missed out. Khimich was positioned at the right time to capitalize on this opportunity. Can New Zealand despise him for that? If you spoke to most Russian people (180 million) they would perhaps say that the way this wealth was made, was not just, moral or fair.
The O.I.O believe that Mikhail is “very generous” choosing to invest in New Zealand rather than elsewhere. Mikhail has two further applications pending with the O.I.O to increase his investments in New Zealand companies.
What are my thoughts a reader asked today?
Much of the impending wars (tussles) in Asia of ocean ‘real estate’ territories are simply about fish. Or more precisely, fish oil. It’s like a drug to the brain’s of those who eat more than their fair share of fish each day in the world. To not have it stored in advance, leads some nation’s to a bloody melt-down.
That’s perhaps why I liked columnist Wendyl Nissen‘s commentary today on Frozen Sushi. She writes: Frozen sushi’s nearly the same as freshly made. You can happily eat this healthy fish, rice and vegetable convenience food without having to worry about any of the preservatives.
Highlights for Wendyl are noted as being: Unusual to eat defrosted sushi, but tastes okay. Has a few more additives than fresh, but none with health concerns. Uses some natural colors.
That brings me to my next point, when will Taiwan stop catching too much tuna and freezing it in bulk freezers, for themselves and Hainamana friends. Or, do we all just go the full fish and start freezing and exporting frozen salmon (farmed is fine) too to help supply Haina’s inland markets of almost a billion rural or city dwellers get fed – to preserve the peace in Asia more? I’m seeing a sushi pack and a biodegradable pack of ice tea as the novel lunch deal. That would go down a treat in some nations abroad.
Maybe Ngati Whatua o Kaipara iwi, or, residents of Hobsonville and tribal members of Ngai Tahu Iwi in the South of New Zealand might want to help meet this high protein superfoods need ahead. As Japan thought of the idea (originally) perhaps we could give a small % to Japan’s earthquake tsunami recovery fund. We could also give Haina a complete miss and take on a humanitarian mission instead, supplying people in Africa with high protein food needs too. Or do a mix of both.
Thanks Wendyl for the commentary! :)
~Posted by Horiwoodblog.Com, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 19.5.12~
[Photo - Kaipara Harbour, looking North courtesy of K. Webb].
In Estuaries Island Paradise News: An estuary is an area of water on the coast, where fresh water and sea water mix. It often forms at the mouth of a river, with large mud flats where the tides wash in and out. It is a unique home for many creatures, and a few plants. Estuaries form a fascinating ecosystem that has evolved in the mud flats of New Zealand’s coasts. This fragile habitat is vulnerable to time and tide, and to erosion, pollution and other effects of human activity.
There are about 300 estuaries around New Zealand’s coastline, including the South Island fiords. The biggest is Kaipara Harbour. The estuaries formed about 6,500 years ago when the sea began to flood river valleys and bays.
The creatures of the estuary range from tiny organisms to eels and godwits. Burrowing mudworms are eaten by birds and fish. Crabs make tunnels or hide under rocks. Cockles help filter the water and are food for birds and humans. Many native fish, including flounder and kahawai, use the estuary. Flocks of wading birds such as herons feed on the mudflats, and thousands of godwits and other migrating birds arrive each spring. Swamp birds such as pūkeko and bitterns breed among the mangroves and rushes.
Source: Te Ara.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog.Com, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 17.5.12~