I AM DETERMINED – FOMA’S 25th ANNIVERSARY, TAUPO – TAKING $10b MAORI ASSETS TO THE NEXT LEVEL OF GROWTH
FOMA has been working to expand the Māori economy for 25 years. It’s members have a $10b asset base. Here’s a quote from the Chair: “It is essential the Maori business network actively participates in the fundamental development of New Zealand’s economy. Maori economic development and its contribution to the growth of this country must continue to be realised and I am determined to facilitate this growth through the provision of a robust networking capability within our membership.” –Tangata Whenua news.
Their anniversary was celebrated at Rauhoto Marae in Taupo today.
Young Hinerangi Goodman was there to showcase the hope Maori entrepreneurs have as corporate entities in the collective of community thinkers.
Some facts: Forestry and fishing are two industries that Maori could develop quite well into more innovative ways. Maori could also diversify capital from these too – into new arenas of business expansion.
Watch Traci Houpapa in the clip who makes it all sound so exciting. So beautiful with a refreshing spirit too. Inspiring stuff.
Press Release of The Hui follows: (more…)
KEEP GOING – WINSTON CHURCHILL, SUSHI-SAMBA, MIYAGI-TECH, IWI-KIWI SMART PHONE TRIBAL, BASEBALL CAPS
Hats: Kinda liking this cap 2day. Sums up a vibe where New Zealand’s kids are at. In NZ we’re told China’s slow down could hit Aussie hard.
This in turn could hit NZ hard too. Well, I reckon that green tech electric cars are kinda a key for Kiwis to hunt out a way to be sorta more norris rich in our McKenzie country, creative funny shandy andy amish Northland Auckland ways. We could make the engine components with Japan staff as new corporate whanau, USA too, if we felt like that, right here in NZ. Eat sushi 4eva in cool vineyard like pubs after work each week with heaps of avocado (apparently! more so than the fish).
Maybe we should set up a high-tech electronic plant that does that? Somehwere nice, by the sea maybe. You could take your surfboard to work, or canoe. Then after really geeking out at the day job, creating electronic green powered technology all day, working alongside robots we made too, you could just leave work and hit the waves or take a dip. (more…)
Kiwibank chairman and former Hong Kong based investment banker Rob Morrison reckons every business should have a China strategy.
The principle of: ”Whatever China produces will go down in price and whatever it consumes will go up in price,” is a factor of business. “China is a key variable in pricing of almost anything,” he said yesterday at a symposium in Wellington hosted by Victoria University and the NZ China Council to mark the 40th anniversary of diplomatic relations with China.
The real drivers of growth in China are increased urbanisation of China’s 1.3 billion. The shifts in China’s population to cities was at 20% in the ’80′s. It is now at 47 %. It will rise to 51.5 % by 2015 and 80 % by 2050. Thus consumption, pollution, water usage are factors to think about.
“If you’re going to do business in China, think of those market conditions. These factors apply to the global economy as China will be the single biggest economy in terms of growth globally. Kiwis should spend more time strategising about that future,” Morrison said as reported by Audrey Young.
Alright: From New Zealand: “Chiwi Coffee Cafes” on every major city blocks. Pizzerias in every hood. Sushi bars with 100% NZ supplied tuna in every city. Baby Pod Stores: for new parents premium early childcare needs in every city. English schools with high teacher ratios to students. Grains and maize product ranges from NZ. Superfoods development exports too. NZ wine exports. Smartphone banking software products. Limestone. Steel. Forestry products. Water products exports. Cosmetics. City planning in NZ must be considered (Chinese comedians can stay). So much to think of here. Water is the big one though. That will get ugly by 2050!
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific, 7.9.12~
[Music - Stan Walker's music video is a beauty as it shows acres of land, as a concept raising the idea of where agricultural crops could be growing - for our baby panda nations populations of the world].
New Zealand Citizens World News From Aotearoa New Zealand: In New Zealand, we are most concerned about USA’s drought problems, driving up food prices worldwide.
This means that people who live in concrete jungle cities, with no access to a backyard to grow a garden, are very disadvantaged by this news. Held ransom, by the US drought on this issue when shopping.
As too, are the famine stricken nations of the world, we need to be more mindful of.
New Zealand needs to get stuck into agriculture more. We also need a new distribution supply firm (separate to the now German-owned Turners & Growers) to create new supply distribution chains from NZ. Grains, wheat, maybe even maize are what NZ should get more into. Alongwith growing some good stodgey potatoes and kumara (yummy sweet potatoes) to boot. We need to stockpile these crops. The produce should belong to NZ citizens, (our youth should own them), to mediate Peace in the world’s future and reduce wars and blood shed too. It is our children’s futures we all serve, if we are humble enough to actually view it with eyes wide open, looking out to a brighter world where there are dark clouds on our horizons we need to bring light to in our humble yet pivotal New Zealand future, destined to be world-changing people.
Anway, for the latest on the news: Melissa Stokes 12 o’clock news report gives some of our news views in NZ. We’re are a little bit Vincent Ward today with a tragic: vigil watch in New Plymouth. A bit rattled in Hawke’s Bay too. A plume bubbly at Tongariro as well. Busy.
Andrew Allison gives a rough NZX report too. (We’re pretending that NZ is still worried about the Eurozone, when really the bank is in our backyard to grow. We need to be less lazy, do some real work and feed the world). If every politician was allowed out of ‘school’ to spend two days a week in their own provinces, encouraging their home electorate folks to begin this work, NZ would be 100% wealthier in a years time. Kind of, be a cheerleader (or a top coach) of the real people in each province, is what our politicians redeeming qualities are, ahead.
I have a Generation Joseph section on this blog, (created as a blueprint for youth of NZ’s strong future), that addresses that situation from NZ for the world. I like Melissa and Andrew’s reports today. Also of interest is the story of schizophrenia and medical science. In the GFC years or world re-engineering, people wearing ties at banks developed schizophrenic economies. The economies looked like: One for them and another for everyone else. The rise of this disease with suits (that is still prevalent) was best summed up in the American pop anthem, Poker Face many chart hits ago now. So I love that story too. A fav.
And: you can’t go past the world’s “oldest” flash mob dancers either today. Age is nothing but a number, so I admire the humor of our Kiwi grey-power set actors rocking out in this clip too. In their own special way, these outrageous silver hori headed people are creating world history too. Ye-ah!
Live life each day to the fullest is their very groovy message at our 100th medal milestone for NZ. Always have fun is the Auckland City’s Lifemark Homes team‘s inspiring crazy message. “Give it death” they reckon!!! I love them! JH Peace!
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 10.8.12~
Ti Tonics celebrates entrepreneurialship with Kiwi food exports. Poutama Trust of Wellington, has big plans to launch an international Māori exports initiative. Ti Tonics is a Māori-made product from one of 18 companies that will come under the Trust’s new brand, Indigenous New Zealand. Now you too can experience what we have here in New Zealand all around the world. Way groovy! Like titanium strength superfoods brightening up the healthier lives and futures of the people of Te Ao (the world). I can see Japan really going for these. American footballers too, who do the haka before each game could dig Ti Tonics new range, as well. Hawaii and Texas, definitely!
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aoteraoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 31.7.12~
Bromhead does his Kramer Vs Kramer cartoon art commentary today down in New Zealand with his cartoon titled: A More Interesting Split.
The diversions of US In Kiwiland over a cuppa of Chanui Pure Ceylon tea.
[... Far more fun than Kiwi families contemplating whether to get out of the house and go get their own damn sovereign breadmakers at the local Ware-Whare store!]. A homemade Weta Wheat Bread recipe is due about now from those myriads of reality TV Master Chefs - to show Kiwis how to make their own German bread to go with their cuppa too. :)
Love the cartoon.
[This photo: The Sunbeam Bakehouse Breadmaker - Noel Leeming's souped-up breadmaker version, NZ].
What this means: After Maori get water rights sorted with blindie, shall we start growing wheat in the South for the USA and other countries that get parched in summer? That’s so Bill Clinton down in Queeenstown, after Monica-gate back in the naughty presidents golfing club yarn-around-the-greens days.
Wheat n’ Wheels. [I think NZ and Iwi-Kiwis can more than do a big ag project for "Africa"peeps on our own!].
As this is not a Turners & Growers German distributed idea (at this stage), it could quite possibly be a Ngai Tahu and other Iwis distributed model - if the dry goods produce are to be “China” bound, here’s that look for baby pandas and Aussie friends afar off – growing up on Canterbury plains good grains and our shared Iwi-Kiwi wai ora in the future.
[grains, hops, beer, wines - Project Generation Joseph Store House Economies for the longer view].
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 8.7.12~