England’s Kate Middleton is the 9th most voted star for 2012. She is the highest ranked person with English royal connections voted this year. How did she achieve it? Partial nudity and leaked topless pics via tabloids on a beach vacation helped Kate achieve her fame, in conjunction with the announcement she was pregant at year’s end. (more…)
GOOGLE’S POLITICAL SPIN MACHINE TIES HOLD UP, CORPORATE ENTITIES LATCHING ON & WHAT INDIA & CHINA SEE OF HORIWOOD WEBSITE VIA BAIDU.COM
Fame happens when Google works with politicians & the world’s bankers: Here’s a news story about rewards of that system for one online company. I like them as if it wasn’t for Google, I’d have to learn Chinese (eg: Cantonese + Mandarin] and Hindi to use Baidu.Com instead, like a lot of the world who search online do daily.
Back to Google: Here’s an I.T story: ‘It’s called capitalism’: Google on tax: Google avoids having to pay billions in tax and the internet giant’s chairman is “proud” of it.
Back to What India & China see of Horiwood website:
According to Baidu, my online ‘creative persona’ via Horiwood website across the 21.000+ blog posts created in this site’s web content, the website is closely linked to these corporate entitities and names: (more…)
He is the lovable larrikin of the British Royals (well… one of them)… Prince Harry Windsor is the 33rd most voted star of 2012.
The post you most liked of the Prince this year was this one.
[Photo: GQ archives].
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 23.11.12~
I am watching Prince Charles speak Maori on TV.
The future King and Camilla are in Ngai Tahu country, Otautahi (Christchurch). He doesn’t do too badly at the Maori language.
Mark Solomon says it was 2002 when the Ngai Tahu tribe hosted Regina and Prince Philip. Prince William the tribe hosted not too long ago. “An honor to have the family in NZ.” A lovely story. Sir Tipene O’Reagan looks healthy in footage that isn’t filmed (all avante-garde impromptu), in shaky-cam for once. Excellent. He does a good job in koroua mode too.
Scotty Morrison and the Te Karere Team have the kanikani me te korero.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 16.11.12~
She’s adorable. Renee Stewart is a rising model with good Kiwi connections.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 5.11.12~
“Do you want a bacon sandwich?… Yeah… He likes to do the same things that I like to do, and he’s got the same sense of humour. He’s really fun. And really grumpy as well. Men are grumpy, aren’t they?”
–Kate Moss 38, is a riot in Vanity Fair December 2012, explaining her internet rocker hubby James Finch‘s appeal. So funny! James is 43.
[Documentary footage - vintage fashionista baby Moss giving good face, Unzipped, 1995]. UK Telegraph has more of Kate and James’ intimate details].
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 3.11.12~
Hollywood’s industry tabloid, People Magazine reports: “Prince Charles learns the hongi, the traditional greeting (expressed through the rubbing or touching of noses) from the Maori community of New Zealand, on Wednesday during a reception at London’s St. James Palace.”
Photo credit: Bauer-Griffin
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 26.10.12~
True facts: 172 years ago his great grandma signed a Treaty to recognise Maori as equal partners of the early British settlers from England (and all settlers from elsewhere in the world) to New Zealand.
The original document would form a constitution, that still needs a lot of work to recognize the clarity of what the spirit of the original document signifies. (That’s an entire library of copious books of flat lying excuses to go over… so let’s just not in this post).
Today, he is drinking a beer at Saint James Palace.
As far back as I have TV memories, Prince Charles and his family have always been in them. They gave us happy memories as people, born into a gold fish bowl. A weird existence that we all voyeured on mercilessly without ever saying thanks. (more…)
Halle Berry loaned her star power as part of a leading line up of USA r n’ b singers, who filmed “We Will Always Love You: A Grammy Salute to Whitney Houston” at Nokia Theatre for CBS. The show will is to be broadcast in November 2012. LA Times has music news.
Halle is always such a stunner.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 13.10.12~
KING TUHEITIA PAKI, THE MAORI KING COMMEMORATES HIS GRANDFATHER, KING KOROKI’S CORONATION, WITH A RIVER WAAKA JOURNEY
King Tuheitia the Maori King, commemorated the anniversary of his grandfather’s coronation and put the spotlight back on Maori water rights with a journey down Waikato River this morning.
King Tuheitia travelled in a waka taua from Ngaruawahia to Waahi marae at Huntly. The fifth Maori king, King Koroki, was crowned on October 8, 1933.
[Photo: a 1953 shing ding at Turangawaewae Marae with King Koroki and guests - Te Ara photo archives].
The annual Waahi marae poukai is traditionally held on this date and King Tuheitia opened the event with the river journey – an act that also aimed to show the tribe’s cultural and spiritual connection to the Waikato River in the wake of controversy surrounding the rights and interests of Maori to freshwater and the Government’s proposal to sell state-owned assets.
Tribal leaders from throughout Tainui, as well as Maori leaders playing a key role in progressing freshwater rights at the national level accompanied King Tuheitia.
Today’s discussion at Waahi marae is expected to include the freshwater rights issue, following the recent national hui held at Turangawaewae marae.
News source: Fairfax News. Photos – Peter Drury and Te Ara.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 8.10.12~
There is nothing more powerful than ideas whose time has come, filmed on landscapes that are resources rich. ImagiNATIVE writers are the world's first architects of a future new world and new frontier.
–The way of global film sales marketing patterns observed over a few years now.
The pen is mightier than the sword.
–Winston Churchill as a writer, storyteller, peace maker and boozy warrior leader.
Developing a sustainable film industry in New Zealand really comes down to investing in New Zealand writers more and fostering relationships with the world’s best screenwriters too. It is vital that New Zealand encourages writers, as writers become the billionaires after all the effort has gone into producing successful film franchises. We need some Maori billionaires in New Zealand. Maybe some could write their way into the history books invisaging a cinematic light to project the new way.
We must write films from New Zealand, as if we don’t other people’s written ideas of the South Pacific, will be written about our territory. So, it makes sense to always be writing our own version of the world and attaching our definitions and meanings of landscape of the South Pacific to our own words and ideas in our films. We can write futuristic films, yet the messages in them attached to our landscapes have a resonance all over the world for the good.
We have the locations and enough filmmaking capability now in New Zealand. We just need better scripts, film franchise ideas created in New Zealand and a belief in fast tracking screen-writers to a global level of writing ability. Film crews travel (actors included) to where whoever has the best ideas - to collaborate on – film projects of significance.
New Zealand is soon to become that place even more so, then we have been already on some major film projects.
So what kinds of writers could happen in New Zealand? As a precursor to Mitt Romney‘s rise in politics as a star figure for the US, novelist Stephenie Meyer was a Mormon housewife of Arizona, who mimicked the UK’s JK Rowlings star template as a novelist.
Meyer’s story as a humble writer is one of a stand out success for relativiely new billionaires. Meyer’s novel ideas, even created a brand new studio to make her novels into films. It was then aquired by Lionsgate to import a strong youth audience following into Lionsgate’s entertainment brand.
The young actors cast in Meyer’s films now lead California’s box office (Kristen Stewart being one). JK of course, mimicked Brit authors like C.S Lewis and JRR Tolkien to find her own voice as a single parent writer. Magic was JK’s theme of children learning at school. Meyer’s was a voice of fantasy, romance, angst – youth under threat. Meyer’s creative literary bent, was a huge hit.
What this tells us: Perhaps we need to invest in single parents and-or Kiwi housewives more. (more…)
At a movie screening of the film, a Dior strapless minidress, paired with some tailored black pants was a new look getting buzz on fashion blogs and websites.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 28.9.12~
South Pacific foreign correspondent, Barabara Dreaver of New Zealand … serves up Will and Kate‘s Tuvalu dance moves. Fun.
Video News Link: TVNZ. Photo: Arthur Edwards -Getty – Australia News.Com.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 20.9.12~
Senna Kowhai‘s Maori side of the young British Royals whanau (family) tree, is branching out.
Senna’s father is Gary Lewis of Gisborne, East Coast New Zealand. His wife, the lovely Lady Davina have named their young son who was born on May 25th 2012, Tane Mahuta. It is a solid Maori name drawn from ancient Maori mythological culture and legend of Aotearoa New Zealand.
Baby Tane Mahuta is also brother to Ari Lewis, Gary’s son from a previous marriage and as mentioned Senna, now 2. Gary is from a Kiwi shearer family and he has a building company management background. Lady Davina… her family… is pretty famous. :)
The youngest Lewis is twenty-sixth in line to the British throne.
A cute story fusing local and British heritage.
New Zealand Woman’s Weekly specialize in Royal news in New Zealand. Read up at the tabloid’s website.
About the young Royal’s name in Maori mythology: As legend told, “Tāne is the son of Ranginui the sky father and Papatuanuku, the earth mother.
Tāne separates his parents from their marital embrace until his father the sky is high above mother earth. Tāne then sets about clothing his mother with vegetation. The birds and the trees of the forest are regarded as Tāne’s children.”
It’s a story that reminds us of how the living elements of the environment are one family connected between earth and sky in relationship.
Photo caption: Lady Davina, husband Gary Lewis and daughter Senna Kowhai with Autumn, Peter and Savannah Phillips. A Rex features photograph. (more…)
FRANCOIS HOLLANDE PRESENTS SIR PAUL McCARTNEY WITH LEGION D’HONNEUR AWARD FOR A LIFE OF ROCK MUSIC SONGWRITING
People who write sing-a-longs are kinda spesh. Here’s a story. I often wondered why Robbie Williams had never broken into the U.S music market. In concert, Robbie is the best example of a Brit rocker-entertainer whose fans sing-a-long to all of his songs. In fact, in concert it is not uncommon for Robbie to just start a song. His fans sing it, while Robbie acts as band conductor listening to his fans sing his music.
Easy money and well deserved. The craft of simple yet effective tunes people can sing to. One of Williams mentors, of course is Sir Paul McCartney of The Beatles.
On that note, Miriam Coleman of Rolling Stone Magazine reported: Sir Paul McCartney became an officer of France’s Legion of Honour on Saturday in a private ceremony at the Élysée Palace in Paris. French president Francois Hollande joked that he preferred the Beatles to the Rolling Stones.
“It is such an honor to be awarded this,” McCartney said of France’s appreciation for his contribution to music. Hollande also joked that he preferred McCartney over bandmate John Lennon. Liza Minnelli, Lenny Kravitz, Laurence Olivier and Miles Davis are a list of other non-French nationals to have received the award in yester-years.
A vintage classic ballad of The Beatles, written for all the children of the world. Here’s Hey Jude.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 10.9.12~
Model Star Light: Just like her mother, Rod Stewart and Rachel Hunter’s daughter Renee Stewart stands out from the crowd even in her casual outfit.
Renee, 18, is already making a name for herself in the modelling industry. Wearing next to no make-up, and with her light brown hair left loose around her face, Renee is clearly a natural beauty.
[Photo: Rex. Star Trek, The Maori version, Gene Rodenberry tribute art, Hollywood Walk of Fame - blogger's own].
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 29.8.12~
Who’s cool? Princess Eugenie and Princess Beatrice all decked out in their shades, watching the Eventing Cross Country Equestrian event on Day 3 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Greenwich Park on July 30, 2012 in London, England. Photo: Pascal Le Segretain – Getty Images Europe.–Zimbio.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 31.7.12~
OLYMPICS SECURITY TIGHTENS AIR SPACE – GARTH BRAY INTERVIEWS LORD SEBASTIAN COE ON LONDON OLYMPICS 2012
Kiwi journalist Garth Bray explains how Britain is ensuring a safe Olympic Games 2012. Mo’ military is the plan. In addition air space above London’s CBD has been closed. “Lethal force” will ensue any plane that fudge these rules.
Bray also interviewed Lord Sebastian Coe whose “ecstatic” the Games are occurring in London. Coe’s picks for best sports watches this Olympics are track and field, equestrian and boxing.
As a kid my Maori mom would wake us up to watch Seb Coe run in the Olympics. His four Olympic medals, that included the 1500 metres gold medal at the Olympic Games in 1980 and 1984 were the moments that made sports exciting for young people in New Zealand. He also set eight outdoor and three indoor world records in middle distance track events. This included a world record relay race. Steve Ovett and Steve Cram his middle distance racing rivals ensured audiences returned to the TV every time Coe raced.
Mr Peter Williams has the Olympics story.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 15.7.12~