via twitter I read writings of rebecca kamm :
rk writes via her link: the world is hot. we’re busy hoovering up natural resources. rk blames usa uber-consumerism in tone. however let’s perserveere: the UN estimates a 9.6b pop by 2050. a fear report link follows. better agricultural practices technology can help. solutions towards smarter energy can too. recognizing equality in brainpower of all people can help. there are more ladies in nz than men, so it makes sense equality is smart on all levels. not so in india, china though. more guys than girls by 60+ millions. (more…)
It takes a lot of heavy lifting to move from big-picture ideas to grounded practice, says the Living Future‘s website team. You have to be out there seeing what goes on every day, to ensure sustainable partnerships incentivizing emerging best practices. Sometimes you do need to explore structural biases in our current financial systems that make unsustainable practice seem like smart business decisions.
The economic flows need to be sustainable and distributed to the citizens of the land to maintain security at home and a true sense of justice being seen in effect.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 22.1.13~
I missed the Woodrow W. Clark symposium at Beverly Hills before leaving the US for New Zealand. Gov. Gray Davis and Woodrow’s thoughts impressed me enough to take a photo just prior to jumping on a jet. I took the snap as I wanted to research Woodrow & Gov. Gray’s thoughts when I could. Now could quite possibly be that time. Renewable energy and sustainability in the 3IR realm of infrastructure advances is the vibe of what they do.
His thoughts are more relevant today perhaps than ever.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 21.1.13~
Does New Zealand need to be more sustainable? Either way, it’s like the land is being sold out from under the feet. Stories like that make people just want to ignore what the government is doing. Is that right? Wrong? To be expected? These are the greedy years of the 1% big time. Maybe we should focus sustainability’s plight more so in their court? They’re chomping it the most, not the 99%.
[Neville Peat contributed to this post].
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 17.1.13~
–trendy words NZ business models used to be known for. Sometimes, still are. :)
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 17.1.13~
As Corvette turns 60 The USA has climate change on its mind. Finally, we are in this century. Good to see.
The copious burning of fossil fuels is set to hit the American consciousness hard. Observed weather extremes are on the rise, and the possible connection between at least some of these events and human-induced climate change is also more strongly supported by the science.
USA shoul expect increased impacts on everything from crops to fresh water supplies, and better and broader national plans for adaptation are needed, a new assessment has noted. The report was whizzed up by 240 geeks in the field.
Photo: A worker mines rare earth minerals in Jiang Xi Provence China where 95% of the earth’s rare earth minerals supply is believed to be situated. Rare earth is pivotal to future energy demands supply and sustainability of the world’s future.–Photo: Dust to High Tech]
Which of the following statements is true? The United States now has a 100-year supply of natural gas, thanks to the miracle of “McShale” gas. By 2017 it will once again be the world’s biggest oil producer. By 2035 it will be entirely “energy-independent”, and free in particular from its reliance on Middle Eastern oil.
For example, we are assured that the United States, no longer dependent on Arab oil, will break its habit of intervening militarily in the Middle East… [the expected result though will be] runaway global warming. (more…)
An economist in an insurance company writes his views on why NZ’s economic outlook is going to be da bom in 2013:
NZ has an abundance of wai (water). Being so far away from the world, also is an advantage. We have the internet now too, if we want to open the shop window via E-Commerce on NZ’s NZX, or via the Aussie banks, or via the OIO selling resource too.
what tower investments believes: Ongoing low interest rates globally, and the desire of Governments to print money and spend their way to growth, creates a favourable environment for sharemarkets globally. For bond markets it’s a harder call.
We think we are at the beginning of a long period of prosperity for New Zealand, unparalleled since the 1950s and 60s. NZ’s terms of trade is at a record high, the dollar set high, meaning more people have more confidence in NZ’s economy who are wealthy with money waiting to invest in the world.
similar to Australia with the minerals mining boom rising economic tide economists have designs for NZ’s resources to achieve the same of NZ.
some things to watch could be:
Pamper trends – the art of the vanities: A year in beauty retail trends.
Additional ideas: Young people working with scientists could really develop health and beauty products from the ocean. Rare earth minerals and marine life’s secrets hold the next keys to a growing industry that can be both entrepreneurial and sustainable for Pacific peoples economic planning. (more…)
Tourism was down. Property and fishing are up and away for the Ngai Tahu tribe’s $900m, 2012 bumper year. In a rare move, the tribe opens its books.
How refreshing… watch Mark Solomon and Hana O’Regan demonstrate the art of sustainable corporate governance modelling. :)
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 24.11.12~
enlightened policy provides:
frameworks that give (someone) greater knowledge and understanding about a subject or situation. At the same time the templates of thought give (someone) spiritual knowledge or insight into the best way to move forward. An array of the best known distilled thoughts on given topics that shed light on (an object) as the sun enlightens some clouds.
–Legatum Group’s wairua as a company that advises on policy as paraphrased from the Oxford English dictionary. (more…)
Photo: Te Wai Pounamu a Aotearoa. A NASA photograph.
Nga Thu Inc News: They are a Maori company who believes that for a company to do well, a focus on: corporate governance, social services provision and sustainability of the environment must be at the helm of growth.
Click on satellite map to watch news clip.
Featuring Mark Solomon and Ngai Tahu tribal members. Journalists Mark Sainsbury and the Close Up Team. Click on pic to view.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 21.11.12~
effectiveness means: adjective. adequate to accomplish a purpose; producing the intended or expected result: effective teaching methods; effective steps toward peace. actually in operation or in force; functioning. producing a deep or vivid impression; striking: an effective photograph. well prepared to do a job to a superior strategy that is well thought through.
synonyms: capability, clout, cogency, effect, efficacy, efficiency, force, forcefulness, performance, point, potency, power, punch, strength, success, use, validity, validness, verve, vigor, weight and “focused, sustained accuracy across A-Z of a given mission.” showing restraint in the right places and the efficient use of power in targeted and meaningful ways.” An ability to not be distracted from obtaining a prize sought.
pivotal thought: showing effectiveness in maintaining a high standard of air quality maintenance and sustainable clean energy planning.
~Photo: good.wp. Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 20.11.12~
To guide change in useful and resourceful ways may require wiser innovation with what already exists around you.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 16.11.12~
injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.
–Martin Luther King.
e rere haere nga kapua i te rangi i tona wa hoki te kapua whakapipi, i tona wa e rere haere nga kapua ki te rangi. clouds fly across the heavens and in time return as one and in time fly across the heavens again to return as one.
–Ngati Tuwharetoa whakatauki a FOMA – Te Kapua Whakapipi. Image: Tongariro Maunga, FOMA.
We must be watchful and vigilant that air quality remains King of the Earth’s lungs.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 3.11.12~
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…)
I was going to do a “From the Hat” trends section of key words.
The majority of search terms fed this website’s way: are rugby, classic vintage rugby sayings and words, old school NZ military terms and then a lot of negative words. So… as I don’t feel like side-stepping through the negativity to get the gold, we’ll flag that idea of a list this time around. Sorry. Also trending are topics of the ocean environment preservation vibe that needs to happen in asking the question:
is there such a thing as sustainable exports? if so, what can it look like?
–when answering the world’s whims and fancies upon New Zealand’s territories of resourceful providence.
New Zealand is going to ramp up exports. We’ve gotta go to do. Build the eonomy. Exports a main part of it.
Thank you for sharing New Zealand cultural knowledge online. You all have a lovely day.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa new Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 22.10.12~
For the record: when it comes to TPP or PPP trade negotiations talks between New Zealand and any other nation, or the concept of just Zealand governance, it has to be made known very clearly that:
Aotearoa (or New Zealand) is NOT a pineapple plantation.
Alright?! That concept is billionaire Larry Ellison buying his own Hawaiian Island a ways away from NZ.
To grow New Zealand’s filmmaking in groundbreaking news ways: “Ancient Maori legends combined with a big 3D budget vision have the potential to be relevant in the world.”
“Think, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon being a Maori legend told well,” is what Tini Molyneux told me about 12 years ago.” Today, I have to say, all of those years ago, Molyneux’s vision was right.
Food for thought for Iwi, China, Asia-Pacific to mull over concerning cool new films adding to NZ’s already cool movie genre of new films being made and produced.
In the films, I’d probably cast actors who didn’t know how to read or write well, yet their action skills were a forte. They’d shine in these groundbreaking films as whole people earning good incomes. eg: Some of Hollywood’s brightest stars story.
Seeing people who’d struggled with literacy “not intimidated” and acting in movies for tiger markets, with more golf time on their hands outside of their careers to play golf at St Andrews in Scotland in movie down time, would kinda rock too.
Summation: Chaori film production companies are a fantastic idea to grow NZ’s economy. Win-win-win. A billion dollar industry each year, just waiting to be developed in New Zealand. I like the idea as it the idea is about sustainable creation in new industry-building ideas from NZ.
What do you see in your Kiwi dream?
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 22.9.12~