I must be in a nostalgic Kiwi mood today:
Here’s Dame Whina Cooper, creator of one of the original formats of the reality TV star template for Maori-Kiwis as a highly unlikely action hero. In this photo Dame Whina is walking with her mokopuna (grandchild) on a dusty metal road. She wrote a nation’s narrative with her feet, realigning New Zealand’s future direction to remain within New Zealand’s founding document between Maori and Queen Victoria and The Crown in this 1975 photograph. (more…)
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NORTHLAND YACHTING NEWS: RUSSELL COUTTS, LARRY ELLISON & ORACLE CREW LOOK FORWARD TO SAILING AT MARSDEN
[American billionaire Larry Ellison and Russell Coutts on BMW Oracle Racing's America's Cup yacht--Northern Advocate].
New Zealand is rolling out the red carpet for the rock stars of yacht racing.
After scouring the world, America’s Cup holder Oracle Racing Team has opted to base itself in Northland to prepare for its next defence of the coveted trophy, known as the Auld Mug.
(The trophy, although definitely golden, is apparently, not related to Myanmar’s Nobel Peace prize winner - attending Westminister events this week, or, themes of classic Scottish celtic anthems either).
American billionaire Larry Ellison is bringing his team – including yachting superstars Russell Coutts and James Spithill – to Marsden Cove marina for a spot of sailing.
The four times divorced, Ellison is known for developing IT software for the CIA and creating data banks. A relational model of data for large shared data banks is what Larry schooled himself in to make the big bucks.
As you do, he also collects fighter jets, racing cars, islands, super yachts as a hobby and generally still advancing business, regardless of what bankers are engineering in the world. He’s his own economy and a peer of Warren Buffet of Omaha and Bill Gates of Microsoft to boot.
Oracle ground crew will start arriving in October, with racers coming in early January and expected to stay near the waters of the refinery, till the end of May 2013.
San Francisco-based Oracle approached Hopper Development, who has a minor stake in managing the mariner, to book 50 accommodation facilities for the team.
“These guys are the rock stars of ocean racing,” a local exclaimed.
Whangarei mayor Morris Cutforth welcomed the prospect of the VIP visitors’ arrival, which is expected to boost the local economy by millions.
“I expect come summertime, half of Northland will be out looking for the best vantage points to watch the Oracle team on the water,” Cutforth said. “We expect this will inject a lot of new life into the area. It is very exciting.”
When Ellison visits town, he will be one of two billionaires in Northland, with Russia’s Alexander Abramov building in Helena Bay at this time. Billionaires are quite rare, almost endangered species in their own people way. In safe waters, away from conflict, it’s nice to see we can turn on a boat show for the world in Te Tai Tokerau, Northland. NZ has Emmys winning yachting film crew citizens, (we don’t just sail) so the footage will be worldclass and swell.
Alright, complimentary pineapple lumps all round for our yankee, ocean boating guests then when Kiwi lad Russell Coutts brings them into port.
[Source: RB. Photo Ron Bergen].
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 24.6.12~
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LIQUID ENERGY ASSETS, DAIRY ASSETS, REAL ESTATE EXPORT SALES ECONOMIES – FONTERRA FARMERS, MINING & NEW ZEALAND
In Mining, Sustainable Prosperity, Stimulating Business Growth & Wanting Farmland Capital News:
This morning on New Zealand TV, we had some very good interviews:
Blondes in green: Hollywood action star and local girl, Lucy Lawless has turned green-thinking eco-warrior. She was speaking from Rio’s Earth summit. Amy Adams, a new MP, versed in a bunch of boys cliches also appeared to give a view on balancing a green looking country with sploshes of liquid cash from mining monies. She also got shalted a tax-payer funded trip to Rio, to give the interview some credibility. Both girls can be seen as two sides of a coin on fossil fuels economies effects. Both gave good comments. Both wore green.
What did they share? Both concentrated on New Zealand’s potential to export energy. Amy is arguing more for New Zealand to realise there will be a risk to the environment, yet to free up fossil fuels mining exports to the world, helps us “make a bunch of bob.” Lawless spoke more about green energy techonologies in New Zealand, being exported more around the world (for example geothermal, solar, Lanzatech typed companies knowledge etc). To export the knowledge, would save the planet’s longevity longterm, so Lawless’ views are timelessly good, with her argument to grandstand on. Lucy also raised the issue, that there’s a feeling in Rio that politicians are in BigOil’s pockets on fossil fuels mining, hence their coms perhaps need to be tracked and transparent – for their own health’s sake and that of their families. As fossil fuel addicted nations depend on wrangling oil supplies, to turn a light or computer on, oil is a tempting, highly seductive and dangerous world. Lawless is fearless on the issue. She seemed honest. Perhaps, why people speaking on energy should always be balanced out with people like Lawless. I appreciated both views! :)
Stephen Joyce: Super Ministry – A lot is riding on Stephen Joyce’s political eyes (vision) and talent to build an economy. His new ministry merges departments that are listed as future drivers of the economy (towards job creation in valuable areas). His number 1 forte is that his ministry is structured like a hub of business knowledge. Cross-pollination is what many claim Joyce brings (more…)
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