“the direction set out by the government [and business community does] not reflect the intrinsic character of new zealand or the [true] new zealand or the underlying values of [the people]. [our too 'oft] hands-off economic conservatism benefits [our] wealthy backers and runs counter to our country’s proud history of economic egalitarianism and fairness… [our] cold hearted social policies run roughshod over our decades-old social contract, of supporting people when they need help and our loving commitment to be our brothers’ and sisters’ keepers.”
–metiria turei paints a portrait of the essence and fabric of the wairua of nz’s people, who do not lose sight that the “screws and mesh” of an interwoven people are more than building acquisition and property development deals alone, (more…)
THE RISE OF THE ENTREPRENUERIAL SOCIAL JUSTICE ENTREPRENEUR – TE URUROA FLAVELL IN YEARS OF A BALANCE OF RESPONSIBILITY
“misplaced faith” in politics, is common consensus of the people…
in the banking driven years of the “global financial crises” designed era, that only eventuated in greed rising for the 1% and a tier down, yet not majorities in the age where inequality soared to out-of-control levels… misplaced faith in political decisions is not wrong to acknowledge.
the greed was simply not justified, not just. neither wise it wise leadership for society’s good or safety either. (more…)
The no.1 sports star request today via search engines is Richard Kahui. Let’s go with RK’s anti-violence tee shirt photo.
We live in times where economic abuse of young families has increased as inequality was encouraged and went unchecked. The tee shirt is a statement on that overarching structuring of economists and the wealthy in most countries, including NZ. Economic abuse is psychological violence against a people, men, women and children. In order for women to be safe and healthy, men must be safe too. (more…)
January 21, 2013 | Categories: Economic Bullying, Economic Engineering, Economic Teen Bullying, Inequality, New Zealand, New Zealand Citizens, Pop Art, Pop Cultural Commentary, Richard Kahui, Social Engineering, Social Justice, Tee Shirts | 1 Comment »
As the media agency is owned by a Qatar billionaire, that is very funny.
The report claims that “the world’s richest 1% have seen their income increase by 60% in the last two decades. The latest world financial crisis only served to hasten their wealth, rather than hinder inequality.” The process of inequality soared. (more…)
News: Pope Benedict XVI on Monday celebrated New Year’s Eve vespers in St. Peter’s Basilica, calling on believers to take time out from their daily lives to reflect and voicing solidarity with the poor.
“We have to know how to stop and think. This way our soul can find healing for the inevitable wounds of everyday life,” he said in his homily. (more…)
SPORTS SYMBOLS – PRODUCING CHAMPION IMAGES 2012 & ENTREPRENEURS FUNDING SOCIAL JUSTICE CHAMPIONS ARE NEW HEROES IN 2013
we ran all night through the long rain, to supply what the people needed now and in the future.
–the brain of the entrepreneurial social justice champion thinker at work.
In sports circles: a halcyon 12 months… highlights of victory… a win in Australia… breakthrough triumphs in an Australian club competition… glittering and long-sought prizes… from strength to strength… new talent emerged as a phenomenon… most successful… enjoyable… world cup-winning teams… ultimate triumph… absolutely no let-up in standard or intensity… comfortably won… went undefeated… sharp reminders of the dangers of complacency, fatigue and occasional frailty… excellence… spoke volumes… to meet the high level of expectation that will accompany… unveiled a new star… achieved and celebrated manner was astounding… at the highest level… confirmed… all the sweeter… orchestrated test success… no discernible reason… ability and integrity… those running the game.
–the above is the language of sports journalists verbage, that fuels Kiwis’ psyches. (more…)
Today I am thinking of two texts of poetic writing.
Psalm 147 is one. It reads:
It is pleasant to sing.
The Lord builds up Jerusalem: he gathers together the outcasts.
He heals the broken hearted, and binds up their wounds.
He knows the number of the stars; he calls them all by their names.
Great is our Lord, and of great power: his understanding is infinite.
The Lord lifts up the meek: he casteth the wicked down to the ground.
Sing. Give thanks. (more…)
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Although China’s Wen Jiabao has described China’s booming economic prospects as being “unstable, unbalanced, unco-ordinated, and unsustainable,” China managed to achieve an annual average growth rate of 10.7 per cent, which has continued to lift hundreds of millions of people from poverty – one of the greatest economic feats of history.
At the same time, the entrenchment of vested interests, ranging from the military to state-owned enterprises (SOEs), and the deepening of a severe inequality between China’s urban rich and its rural poor has increased in China too.
The social implications of China’s inequality are obvious.
Sun Liping, a professor from the elite Tsinghua University, estimates that mass public demonstrations rose from 40,000 in 2002 to 180,000 in 2010. Most of these incidents are over land seizures, abuse of the hukou registration system – where internal migration is kept in legal check - labour rights, environmental degradation and high property prices.
The economic implications are summed up in the Chinese phrase “the state advances while the private sector retreats” encapsulates the past decade. Obviously in managing 1/6th of the world’s total population, China has it’s challenges ahead.
China’s economy has dipped to 7.4 per cent growth per year now. Leading Chinese thinkers hope that change will involve less reliance on fixed-asset investment to generate growth and a greater focus on social welfare, market liberalisation and domestic consumption.
~Photo: UK. Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 20.11.12~
These words are rating well tonight:
A man gets home from seven years away abroad. The wealthy have seized resources future direction. Drunk on greed. They have re-engineered flow. The clock is wound back thirty years. My people sit in a scar of a poverty divide. It is a ghetto created by fear and greed. Dead of soul. The rich have gone cold. They buy the sincerity of the lovely people to sell the new product - The Poverty Industry. Their remedy for their new prison? Social workers with statistics and data to mask the wealthy's guilt and crimes. The social workers conduct a funeral after the heist. - - - Because spirit must live to have a healthy culture, I will change this trickery of a gross deception. To close the divide of dark apartheid, to assuage future wars and turn away a tsunami of cultural high anxiety, it must be, my common sense act of abridged love.
Snapshot of New Zealand – An inequality observation 14.10.12~
Why is that I wonder?
~Posted by Horiwoodblog. 19.10.12~
“Grow up. Feed the kids. Put food in their tummies,” said Anika Moa on Te Karere news.
Good stuff. That’s the one.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 17.10.12~
October 17, 2012 | Categories: Anika Moa, Children, Community, Economic Blue Prints Planning Per Region, Economic Bullying, Employment, Hunger, Inequality, Kool Kiwis, Leadership, Maori, Mauri, Politics, Social Justice, Teenagers, Women | Leave A Comment »
Wearing a black T-shirt with the slogan “state houses are state assets”, social justice activist and Kiwi politician, Hone Harawira pleaded not guilty in court this morning for supporter his wife in a protest at Glen Innis.
“[This is] part of an ongoing battle, an ongoing struggle at Glen Innes,” activist John Minto said supporting Hone and four co-accused protestors, Chant West, Kirsty Fong, Ella Grace and Omar Hamed, at the Auckland High Court this morning.
Had Hone been living in America, across the USA a million people would be wearing the same tee by tomorrow. Good to see one of New Zealand’s most trusted men doing the right thing.
One of the most honest men in the world, it is always a privilege to feature news of Hone on this website. Mauri ‘Ola.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 17.10.12~
Steven Spielberg‘s new movie of a social justice reformer is appearing hot on Hollywood’s radar.
Early screenings of the Dreamworks mogul’s new film are getting early Oscars buzz. Nice one.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 9.10.12~
These days, families trying to raise their kids aren’t being supersized, although they should be. It’s more the other way round. We’ve shrunk the kids during the ‘GFC’ years. Oops.
But hey! I still like this photo, for the rich kids of the world working it right now.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 15.9.12~
September 14, 2012 | Categories: Architectural Design, Children, Denim, Directors, Directors Guild Awards, Economists, GFC, Greed, Guest Commentary, Hats, Hollywood History, Humor, Inequality, Movie News, Parenting, Photography, Pic of The Day, Randal Kleiser, Shoes, Social Engineering, Social Justice | Leave A Comment »
Jacqui Te Kani a Maori leader died. Te Kani’s contribution to Māori spanned many sectors and impacted many lives.
Tariana Turia leader of the Maori Party political team in the nation’s capital, Wellington New Zealand painted a powerful portrait on behalf of MP’s that knew Jacqui, (such as longstanding MP, Parekura Horomia of Gisborne City) who admired the friendship, the fierce and the change Te Kani instigated as a fearless and bold advocate who achieved giant leaps forward for Maori and all Kiwi women, men and children’s lives to be enriched with Kiwi culture in an honest way acknowledging where culture first started from in New Zealand, with a strong personal sense and tone for matters of social justice.
Watch Turia’s commentary above in Tini Molyneux of the Ngai Tuhoe Maori tribe’s interview.
Most may not know it, The Maori News that I share on this website via the Te Kareere news team was never aired when TV first went to the nation many years ago on our grandparents black and white TV sets. Te Karere first started as Koha. It was given 5 minutes of fame and was heavily censored. Gradually, it was allowed on TV Monday to Friday, all in really obscure afternoon time slots. Maori also had to fight to have the language heard in prime time TV hours. (more…)
September 12, 2012 | Categories: Advocacy, Community, Jacqui Te Kani, Journalists, Leadership, Maori, New Zealand, News, News Formats, Parekura Horomia, Social Justice, Tariana Turia, Tini Molyneux, Women | 1 Comment »
He surfed the wave of renewed, brills momentum. Barack Obama‘s DNC speech 2012. View it right here.
What he said:
“Michelle, I love you. The other night, I think the entire country saw just how lucky I am. Malia and Sasha, you make me so proud but don’t get any ideas, you’re still going to class tomorrow. And Joe Biden, thank you for being the best Vice President I could ever hope for.
Madam Chairwoman, delegates, I accept your nomination for President of the United States.
The first time I addressed this convention in 2004, I was a younger man; a Senate candidate from Illinois who spoke about hope – not blind optimism or wishful thinking, but hope in the face of difficulty; hope in the face of uncertainty; that dogged faith in the future which has pushed this nation forward, even when the odds are great; even when the road is long.
Eight years later, that hope has been tested – by the cost of war; by one of the worst economic crises in history; and by political gridlock that’s left us wondering whether it’s still possible to tackle the challenges of our time.
I know that campaigns can seem small, and even silly. Trivial things become big distractions. Serious issues become sound bites. And the truth gets buried under an avalanche of money and advertising. If you’re sick of hearing me approve this message, believe me – so am I.
But when all is said and done – when you pick up that ballot to vote – you will face the clearest choice of any time in a generation. Over the next few years, big decisions will be made in Washington, on jobs and the economy; taxes and deficits; energy and education; war and peace – decisions that will have a huge impact on our lives and our children’s lives for decades to come. (more…)
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”We live in a world where equality is pretty important,” especially when it comes to matters of fair partnership, like more equal wealth distribution and equal access to growth and economic development opportunity as the Treaty of Waitangi symbolizes, in New Zealand for example as a founding document agreement.
Equality as a concept is also very important to ensure that women earn the same pay for doing the same jobs as men. If not more!
How do we make people more happy in New Zealand by being less greedy, more inclusive and more equal? is what media are focusing on today.
If we can get these two areas right, equality occurs as a norm and then across the board we stand a higher chance of achieving equality across other important issues in ensuring justice in basic human rights. I love the word equality, it cuts right across class, it grows a culture and an ecomomy and it rocks!
[Image: Eucalyptus Robusta leaf. Plant a tree, just add water and nature and sunlight pretty much does the rest. Music: Creedance Clearwater Revival's Born on the Bayou classic rock hit].
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 3.9.12~
September 3, 2012 | Categories: Creedance Clearwater Revival, Cultural Capital Economic Access Tests - New Zealand Inequality Tests, Cultural Cringe - How We Got Over It, Culture, Equality, Fair Partnership, Families, Family Chats, Gardening, gender inequality, Greed, Human Rights, Inequality, New Zealand, Retro Hotness, Rock, Rock N Roll, Social Justice, Treaty of Waitangi, Women | Leave A Comment »
A wise King let’s the benefits of water flows flow to the children of a Kingdom’s needs.
Where the majority of children are, water’s benefits need to flow more directly into their strong futures.
Only a despot doesn’t ensure that happens. So, it’s encouraging to know this is about to change in New Zealand, ending the greedy years pitted against children from flourishing without restriction of true development and fear of lack.
–Thought for today after watching what went down on today’s Q&A Show. (more…)
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Young Jack Tame‘s latest foreign correspondent column has hit the newspapers in New Zealand from the USA.
His reality I find interesting as it was one I was aware of living in the USA for a few years, writing too.
This week Jack tries to comprehend the diversity of USA’s 50 States over vast land mass terrain, made up of 309 million people (Census 2010 results).
In particular Jack looks at Keynesian economies architecture and engineering, the effect of military’s links as a driver with the US economy towards resources acquisiton in conquest, and how the USA sexes up war efforts in talk shows, even in light of unstainable war casualties, escalating veterans of war costs (human and economic) and how war drives media narratives growth, profit and entertainment too.
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Here’s what Tame has to write: “Superman looked at the camera, rugged and symmetrically handsome, if a little wobblier-jowled than when his TV show was on air.
“This is not a joke,” he said earnestly. “I know there’s a chance I could die.”
You couldn’t help but sigh at the patronising ridiculousness of it all. In the first night of primetime entertainment after its oft-maligned Olympics coverage, US television network NBC reaped widespread criticism of its new show, Stars Earn Stripes. (more…)
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OUR OUTRIGGER CANOES OF SCIENCE, EDUCATION, INNOVATION FOR POLYNESIAN & PASIFIKA YOUTH POPULATIONS OF THE WORLD – NEW ZEALAND SPIRIT RISING & INVESTING IN PI YOUTH
Because science, innovation, education are New Zealand peoples spirit - of our strong outrigger canoe culture of navigatable adventurous and creative discoveries into new horizons of destiny and change too:
In investing R&D capital into our future innovative inventors of sustainability and peace news:
In my mind I see, children all throughout the South Pacific, even up to the Marshall Islands into even the island of Guam, maybe Vietnam too. They each have a laptop and tablet each. On the internet they are taught curriculum subjects from New Zealand.
Their learning is accelerated and a generation of Polynesian (and Asian?) children arise, supported by their New Zealand friends nearby and afar, to allow the potential of Polynesia’s youth to be all they will be, for the gifts in their lives the world will need to be stronger, smarter, more creative – in the years to come. If we all do this for them that’s so going to happen.
This is the burden that sits very strongly on me today. I really want to see our groovy and unique white, Pakeha New Zealanders do it, just to teach the world what cool New Zealand citizens look like as architects of the world – and to push back the powers of greed, on our Island dwelling Polynesian friends.
Although we admire the braun of Polynesian peoples natural dna (Jonah Lomu storms to mind) - it is their Peaceful spirit (most days), their respect for their elderly, their creativity so rich yet largely untapped, their spiritual gifts, the notable and noble warmth of heart, a trusting innocence in the good of the wider world and their unique thoughts that dwell within their minds; that we will need to see more of in the world, twenty years out from this point. We need to invest more in it.
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Best tech reporting: Joanna Hunkin has done some really good investigative reporting on the advent of smart phone banking, or virtual wallet, mobile telephony spend.
1. It certainly frees up society. In good ways and bad. The ‘bad’ might need regulating.
2. Cash is zinging around at a rapid rate.
3. Banks are gaining more power of individuals with this system. Is that good or bad?
4. When apartments have a smart phone app that opens doors – instead of a key – what happens when the power goes out?
5. I am a fan of smart phone banking – yet moving from virtual currency transactions is always risky as money is less real. It does give a feeling of speeding up an economy. That in itself is a big part of smart phone banking’s novelty factor. It does make people more fragmented in focus. Always looking down at the phone, noticing less of the blue skies in beaut NZ. Good or bad? Phone addiction increases. Good or bad? Or who care? Just flow with it?!
July 31, 2012 | Categories: Apps, Australia, Banking System Flows, Bernadine Oliver-Kerby, Digital Divide, Entrepreneurs, Joanna Hunkin, New Zealand, News, Smart Phone Banking, Smartphone Spend, Social Justice, Social Networking, Transparency in a Digital Age | Leave A Comment »
His wit a proletarian thunderbolt.
A slow day at the Kiwi blogger’s office as the Olympics Opening Ceremony in London got off to a hiss and a roar. Red, white and blue skies over Eden.
For some reason unknown, my mind meanders across Constantinople, Ottoman Empire’s New York son, Elia Kazan.
His self-expression and psychological realism. A gift of drawing out the best dramatic performances from the well of human experiences he saw in his actors. On the waterfront of a streetcar named desire he arrived east of Eden. ”I don’t move unless I have some empathy with the basic theme,” his emotinal palate bespoke him. He too carried with him the aura of a prophet, a magician, a witch doctor, a psychoanalyst, and a feared father of a Jewish home. He was the force that held cohesion and permanency of team. His wit a proletarian thunderbolt.
An angel against personal alienation with an outrage over social injustice.
July 28, 2012 | Categories: Actors, America, Art, artist, Authors, Budd Schulberg, California, chutzpah, Directors, Elia Kazan, Fathers of America, Gratitude, Greece, Hollywood Entertainment News, Hollywood History, Hollywood Today, Icons, Israel, Marlon Brando, Oscars, Pizazz, Pizzazz, Producers, Screenplays, Screenwriters, Social Justice, Star System - The Art of American Celebrity, Star System - The Art of Global Celebrity, Stars - Hollywood Walk of Fame, Stream of Consciousness Writing, Turkey, Writers, Writers Guild of America | Leave A Comment »
All right, it’s “Fair Go” time. Let’s take an issue and see who benefits and who doesn’t?
Today while watching Te Karere News, I discovered that one of New Zealand’s favorite addictions is to lock Maori men up. Apparently politicans love to do this. So too, do New Zealanders?!
Watch the news video clip.
How can we change this insecure tendancy – a hang over from colonialist culture’s dark side that masks a greed addiction for unjust resources acquistion, while ensuring a fair deal for the descendants of New Zealand’s founding mothers and founding fathers?
Who benefits? And is it worth it to continue the bad habit of over-incarcerating Maori men in New Zealand? It’s a mental health issue imbalance of New Zealand governance.
In this news story, we see how the Tainui tribe with the support of New Zealand judges are committed to make a difference for Maori tribes to rise up and self determine social development of Maori tribes needs more. Love the story. Kia kaha. :)
[Featured voices and faces: Scotty Morrison, Carolyn Henwood, Eugene Davis, Andrew Becroft].
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 19.7.12~
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Michael Strand reports a UN controversy in India when an award was given to a tobacco company. Shock waves ensued. “Former Prime Minister Helen Clark has been criticised for her role in granting a business award to India’s biggest tobacco company.
Clark, who is now head of the United Nations Development Agency, presented India’s largest cigarette maker, ITC (formerly Indian Tobacco Company) with the World Business Council for Sustainable Development’s (WBCSD) highest prize for improving the environment and removing poverty.” More at Stuff with Michael Field.
[Memo: Heaven forbid... I must not smoke so much!].
Photo: Author’s own, Eden Park hood, Rugby World Cup opening week, New Zealand shorty after returning home from five years in the United States.
Gotta love New Zealand’s embracing and encouraging spirit, aye?! It’s tumeke fun. :)
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 18.7.12~
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OWEN GLENN COMMITS SPLOSHES OF LIQUID CASH TO TACKLE FAMILY VIOLENCE, CHILD ABUSE & PAULA BENNETT NEWS
Because child abuse is really about a nation’s future generations of youth citizens rights, child abuse will always be about ‘economic molestation’ that occurs through budget preferencing and design. Here’s a korero kinda, about some issues that pertain to this fact in Aotearoa New Zealand.
TVNZ reports today: “Philanthropist Owen Glenn has committed $80 million to tackling family violence and child abuse in New Zealand. It should begin with a commission designed to address communities concerned.
Glenn, says he is back to raise attention to New Zealand’s family violence and child abuse statistics and his commitment to reverse them.
He says the cost of domestic violence and child abuse to the New Zealand economy is the equivalent of rebuilding earthquake-damaged Christchurch every four years. “It’s a national embarrassment.” Wow!
His Glenn Family Foundation will put $8 million into projects in the South Auckland suburb of Otara, such as supporting Otara Health to develop a Families Centre and to provide positive programmes and services for young people, parents and families.” (more…)
July 17, 2012 | Categories: Addiction, Auckland City, Bankers Rehabilitation Centers, Banking System Flows, Child Abuse, Child Protection Rights, Child Rehab Programs, Child Support, Domestic Violence, Homeland Security, Homelessness, Human Rights, Manukau, Otara, Palmerston North, Paula Bennett, Police - New Zealand, Social Justice, South Auckland, Women's Rights | Leave A Comment »