it’s that time where “people moving games” of builders via construction company deals is happening in nz heavily, for the ‘crafty south.’
construction owners investments are heavily being favored… into the southern parts of nz. (on ya!). make hay while ya can. may as well.
elsewhere, nz’s job market is still suffering in re-engineering games too. a lot of the stagnation of new jobs creation is sluggish and is appearing very racially motivated, if you do the math and look at the data of why nz society is purposely… not creating jobs for regions outside of the south.
put simply, ‘brown’ folks must create their own jobs and companies is the message if you read between the lines.
our white bretheren are kinda fat contented with the way things are. (are they ever not? and good on them!). rural regions too, outside of main city centres, also must try to create new business is the message, as not everyone can live on the electric wall (eg: the ‘market’). to do so, causes lots of angst, as can be seen at times in the usa with an over-reliance on the wall perhaps.
in sports, politicians are blowing up their sports stars in australia (not literally), with sports scandals news too. the concept of “fair dinkim” effort could be a myth in aussie sport as strongly as the people had invisaged. at the end of the day, sports stars are human. vulnerable once on fame’s treadmill of being exploited in a competitive game, that is often relentless with trying to knock stars off the perch. it is a management issue to clean up the game and protect players more, in a field where athletes carry a nation’s expectations (often unfairly at extreme pressure, especially at times, when economies struggle). Sports stars are vulnerable to moguls and sharks, including ever-present bigpharma’s ‘dealers’ pumping them up. a sports star who is a realist, reads the game humbly knowing they were selected in the first place, for a reason. often that reason may not have been fair (the odds of selection is often like winning a lottery), therefore the game by nature, is often not fair unless integrity is maintained in sporting management culture. Athletes are vulnerable to abuse and manipuation. Their road is not easy. It is a fact of sport.
“It would be good to see [NZ's ability to enter into the spirit of Waitangi Day more on a daily basis of expression in NZ business and cultural life], but I’m not sure that we can or should try to force it. We are not by nature a nation of flag-wavers…. [although] there was no other day on which the weight of history was felt quite so heavily… It is marked across an emotional spectrum that ranges from great passion among some of those gathered here, to indifference from those Kiwis whose sole interest in the day is encompassed by the weather forecast… Turning around the current waste of human potential [due to encouraging decades long smug racist attitudes in New Zealand, that often go unchallenged and are encouraged in NZ, including in Welligton, the nation's capital] would do more for Maori and for New Zealand than probably any other single change… It is one of the reasons why we have a positive and forward-looking relationship between iwi and Crown. I have no doubt that we New Zealanders are better off because of it.”
–pride towards Maori and New Zealand is currently not reflected in the economic data per citizen concerning Maori that Mr Key’s government hs lead. Under his lead, Maori have been marginalised quite significantly and the tone has often been unwelcoming to Maori that has been heard from his office over the course of the past few years. (more…)
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~
–Waiheke Island residents’ view of what NZ needs to do on hierarchical monopolies games. tear up the grass, grow more veges, wherever you see grass (within respecting property rules, of course), was the view.
too funny. practical though. exports would go up if nz does.
[photo: google online images archives].
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 4.2.13~
David Shearer and his peers and colleagues were perhaps singing a rock tune today, as “inspiration” always found in uplifting music tunes.
Click on pick for a listen. NZ needs to strengthen all citizens as leaders in my view. It’s wise to do so in these “trying times.”
[photo: Bret Phibbs].
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 4.2.13~
“Kurt Campbell has been the day-to-day manager of US relations with New Zealand and with our Pacific neighbours. He has brought huge energy and skill to this role, and has played an indispensable role in the many positive developments in the NZ/US relationship on Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton‘s watch.
–NZ’s Murray McCully gives HRC a shout out as Clinton becomes a private citizen again after the longest time where her leadership term in the tense GFC years felt like… well… two terms. An amazing American woman.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 2.2.13~
in local politics it’s either a mallard-carter combo or yesterday’s peters-turia-sharples trio.
They were so cute yesterday…
let’s go with grey power TV trio link… on the reo speakers’ station2. Really rare tikanga TV. See it.
Alright… that was Poneke all done. (more…)
“New Zealanders don’t want standup comedy – they want somebody to stand up for them.”
um. we want both.
lots of laughter is normal.
it is a peoples’ strength in battle (the invisible economic war, designed to strip the best assests from a people entire, for a very few).
the thing is, nz needs stand-up comedy that most of nz laughs at. (more…)
“plan[s] that offer
s more of the same blame and excuses [are] a boring plan by a bored man.”
–Metiria Turei, Green co-leader urges male politicians [in particular] to lift the game in 2013, moving beyond entitled complacency (on repeat) into creative strategies that evolve the next levels of the new zealand economy for all, (more…)
–Winston Peters, NZ First leader.
source: Audrey Young.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 30.1.13~
GRITTY EDGE & TOTZ CHILL SUSTAINABLE CITIES – PENNY HULSE TALKS CITY ARCHITECTURAL PLANNING – BALANCING BUILDING WITH COMMUNITY’S CULTURE
diversity is on show in New Zealand in the way property development should find the balance in preserving cultural heritage says Penny Hulse. ”To develop in a sustainable way in keeping with its alternative values and gritty edge… [New Zealand communities can appreciate] fine-grained details and [governments sometimes] certainly don’t understand the passion which communities have for overseeing and being involved in the way their communities develop… a greater focus and protection of heritage [can be helpful]…
In new areas of development there is more scope to create a “new” modern cityplan structure. Government’s can’t always use law to re-engineer entire cities of existing citizens under a property guise. (more…)
buzz words: rail link. everyday citizens. political process engagement. picnic for the planet. desire more than business as usual, above lazy thinking. modern political thought into action. be in for the future. listen for: the anticipated actions. help. interests people want. be on-the-ground. grassroots. [be in touch with real] networks of people taking action. retain assets if nz can. support local council. fear [only freezes an economy] and [it's the love of] money [that can leave people hollow in an over-printed currency world. Recognise it, yet don't worship money].
–Metiria Turei‘s words for NZ’s green party.
thoughts: We live in times where scare tactics bind up the economy, or people’s mindsets. NZ can’t afford to have that happen in 2013. Start ups require encouragement and an encouraging environment. (more…)
“he says that he wants to be hands-on. he opposes every hands-on move we make to encourage investment and growth. [we all] also need to apologise for our wasteful policies.”
–Bill English comments on all of our combined failings in new zealand in a retort to the ‘opposition,’ in acting too late to create a real and tangibile nz for youth. (more…)
buzz words – nz – part ii: policies. white paper on child poverty required. children to move seamlessly in the normal school to job, to further education path of a democratic nation. interventionist policies needed to see through the smoke and mirrors. market-based approaches fail. top priority is jobs. local councils on local projects is the only way to be real in employment creation that is real. people should not be raided from home towns to secure work. manufacturing sector to be bolstered. high-tech industry to grow. (more…)
“I know you’ll always give it to me straight, as only a friend can, telling me not only what I want to hear, but more importantly, what I need to hear to make the best possible decisions on behalf of the [people]… Gets it done. And that’s the kind of focus, but also the kind of heart, that [we] want.”
~President Obama on Denis McDonough‘s of Stillwater’s selection as new Chief of Staff, the position originally held by Rahm Emanuel. What all leaders need are honest people around them. Being afraid to tell the truth, doesn’t help leaders at all. What we need to hear, always comes at great cost. It shouldn’t though, it should be normal.
Source: smart. steady. AP. Photo: Jewel Samahd. 2008.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 26.1.12~
Gov. Jerry Brown says California has averted fiscal collapse. He calls for investing in water and rail programs, but warns: ‘Fiscal discipline is not the enemy of our good intentions but the basis for realizing them.
Brown outlined a vision for the state Thursday in remarks that were equal parts history lesson, lecture and rhetorical flourish. It includes major investment in water and rail systems, more robust trade and an education structure free of regulations that crush creativity. (more…)