a changing world, our matauranga dna, as light in te reo, fused with imaginative possibilities of creativity, as boundless as mauri's remarkable, living blueprint itself.
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i orea te tuatara ka patu ki waho.
[be a helpful thinker]
or: i am one of 7 billion answers in the world.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 31.1.13~
Whakatauki: Ko te mea tuatahi, ko te Aroha. Ko te mea tuarua, ko te Wairua me te Whakapono. Ko te mea tuatoru, ko te Ora o nga Atua, te Mahi o nga Tupuna, te Kokiri o nga Tangata katoa. Kei te mahi pai. Kei te mahi awhinatia. Kei te mahi manaaki ki a whanau, ki a whanau, ki a whanau hoki. Tihei mauri ora.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 17.1.13~
He kupu: Ko au, ko koe. Ko koe, ko au
rite tonu, te mōhiti o Ra o Te Ao Marama.
He pikitia: Temuera Morrison. Photog: Doug Sherring.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 11.1.13~
FREEDOM IS A CULTURE OF EMPOWERMENT, COURAGE, GENEROSITY OF SPIRIT – TE PIRINGA MAORI CULTURAL CLUB’S SONG ANTHEMS DEPICT IT NICELY
True freedom is when you have gratitude of expression in being empowered and seeking to empower others. Here’s a song that sings of that in New Zealand. Te Piringa with a song of thanksgiving in letting the weak say I am strong. I love it.
A very beautiful song with deep Kiwi meaning.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 10.1.13~
Nā Māhutonga i tohutohu mai ō koutou tūpuna, me te nui hoki o tō rātou tu māiatanga, kia whakawhiti ora mai rātou i Te Moana-nui-a-Kiwa, ki tēnei whenua.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 7.1.13~
"Hokianga te tipuna ki Te Ao Marama..."
Pani Hauraki‘s lyrics, Pawarenga, Hokianga anthems.
Photo: Peter de graaf for Northern Advocate community news. When I grew up, in high school Pani Hauraki was a legendary Maori school teacher of Broadwood Area School. Her song writing, is legendary to her local community who remember her gift of pretty, life giving song.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 3.1.12~
Great kauri tree. E tu ana inaianei. He pai rawe, mo ake tonu, hoki.
[Photo: My own].
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 2.1.13~
Maori TV provides a special and rare view of a side to authentic New Zealand life.
Take a voyage to get an insight into New Zealand’s wealth of cultural life at the pic.
Featured image: The Kermadecs
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 22.12.12~
The website says: Over a thousand years in the making. 10,000 nautical miles across the world’s most expanisve ocean. Guided by the habits of the stars, currents, sun and moon. Two traditional double hulled sailing canoes. 24 voyagers following in the wake of their ancestors. One legacy… closing the Polynesian Triangle. Te Ara ki te Pito o te Whenua | Voyage to Rapanui.”
What I think:
Real stars of 2012 in New Zealand, were the Maori sailing crew who sailed all the way to Rapanui (Easter Island) only using the ocean and earth’s elements of navigation to make the adventurous journey. Remarkable, reminding all in New Zealand of our earliest explorers, discovers and adventurous settlers. Without the backing of major sponsors they rocked an amazing show of a historic landing. On ya!
There news can be read at Wakatapu’s official website.
All of these media outlets covered the crew’s adventurous ocean journey:
Australia Network News – 6 December 2012-http://www.abc.net.au – 6 December 2012, 5:30pm -Traditional canoes complete NZ to Easter Island expedition. “Everybody’s feeling very elated – it’s been a long time at sea and obviously it’s had its challenges,” the crew told Radio Australia. Listen to audio. (more…)
TE KOHANGA REO LANGUAGE NESTS NEED PROTECTION & PIPPA WETZELL HAS TORNADO WEST AUCKLAND NEWS – 6th DECEMBER 2012
Rising temperatures that are leading to a potential threat of deadly tornadoes increases in NZ could be upon us more frequently in Aotearoa New Zealand. Coastal areas are believed to be most at risk. Here’s Pippa Wetzell with the 4.30 news. A 38km breadth was what the tornado was said to reach in length, between sky and earth.
The Maori Language Education Strategy News: Te Karere News reports: It’s been two months since the Waitangi Tribunal released their report on the Kōhanga Reo, and the Kōhanga Reo Trust is calling for the Government to make their decision. They’ve already spoken with the Minister and the Crown, and when they appeared before Parliament’s Select Committee yesterday, there was a sense of urgency.
It’s a no brainer to support the Maori Language, a taonga (treasure) of NZ. What is being done?
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~For the news, Kia Ora. Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 6.12.12~
Apparently, Maori police recruits need tautoko to graduate at school.
Kia kaha significant community leaders.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 1.12.12~
Peata Melbourne descends from a homegrown ancestral Maori tribal dynasty, where the Maori language is still the first spoken language of Tuhoe New Zealand citizens. The tribe has many wonderful mythological stories drawn from their tribal heritage. When you spend time with them, they are a beautiful people living life in the ancient poetic language of NZ. They’re pretty special. Peata Mebourne’s people (like all Maori New Zealand citizens) discovered New Zealand with Moriori Polynesian people. They discovered water and abundant resources that now make the world’s best dairy products drawn from the benefits of NZ’s water supplies, arable lands and lotsa sunshine fused with good farming accumen.
The Tuhoe journalist princess stepped out onto the red carpet in the nation’s capital city (Wellington) to catch up with all the Kiwi folks and international friends dressed up in costumes and reinacting an old author’s book words for the silver screen. NZ was very excited that Sir Richard Taylor and Sir Peter Jackson‘s The Unexpected Journey movie is complete and also premiere ready. (more…)
NZ’s POLITICAL LEADERS GET ROASTED ON TV FOR THEIR 2012 PERFORMANCE – IT WAS 100% WHITE MALE POLITICS IN 2012
After watching the Q+A Show on New Zealand TV this morning (NZ’s political week-in-review show), and seeing New Zealand’s leader, the PM, squirm like a worm, when asked why there are now 13,000 less jobs than when the last time he appeared on the show at his Party’s annual conference, where he promised no more jobs would be lost in NZ more would be created and he ended up with a minus 13,000 jobs lie on his plate, I got to thinking.
I thought… can I change the channel? Nah. It’s been a tough year. If you’ve followed politics, you are so sick and tired of all the porkies told this year. That was an example of one of them. People who tell so many porkies perhaps need their meds taken off them or some of their perks. It’s a sure sign they do.
The reality is, people sort of need to create their own jobs. Listening to our PM, hasn’t change that for many people over the course of a year, sad to say. I hope he has a more honest year in 2013 and a good break with his family (namely his children, in either their Hawaii home or London apartment, or wherever else they have homes in the world).
Seriously though, for leaders to get out of New Zealand is so healthy for them, as the PM discovered with a less than nice response when returning from a PR and trade trip abroad back to his Parnell home. People like you when an economy is good. When it isn’t, duck, is the general rule. Stay out of the spotlight until results rise again in favor of majorities is politics 101. (more…)
A saga of rugby twists with big names of sport like Adam, Andrew and Daniel (all biblical, Mid-Eastern Kiwi names incidentally :) being mentioned in a week of the sports code’s A-list headlines, lead to that decision being made.
NZ’s All Blacks coaches are really working it up creating new A-list rugby talent while on Tour in Europe. Good job sharing spirit being effectively seen in action by coaches and team.
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~
Rugby European Tour Sports News:
The Maori All Blacks have beaten Canada 32-19 on their European Tour two tries to one. Twenty of MABs points were scored through the air above the grassy pitch from eight successful kicks.
Results: Maori All Blacks 32 (Andre Taylor, Charlie Ngatai tries; Willie Ripia 6 pens, 2 con) Canada 19 (Ray Barkwell try; James Pritchard 4 pens, Connor Braid con) HT: 19-9.
Temuera Morrison and Stan Walker appear in Te Arepa Kahi‘s movie Mount Zion.
Here’s a behind the scenes clip of the making of Mt Zion in New Zealand. What a fun cast and crew.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 22.11.12~
News: To intervene in the alarming inequality rates that have developed in the last five years in New Zealand, a 30-year plan to boost the Māori economy aims to create better paying jobs and higher living standards for Māori.
New Zealand women have the lowest pay equality levels that have reverted ten years. Māori women in particular can do with being strengthened more to help all women economically in New Zealand. This plan can help.
The government has launched He Kai Kei Aku Ringa, a strategy drawn up by an independent group made up of business and iwi leaders. Jamie Tuuta, the Māori Trustee joined us to discuss the strategy.
[In the centuries ancient Maori Language, Jamie speaks of raising economic attainment levels in New Zealand. Most importantly how that can happen].
News source: Te Karere News.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 21.11.12~
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~
Some Maori News:
Wednesday 13th November 2012:
Paniora explores Spanish-Māori, East Coast ancestry: A new Māori play called Paniora written by Briar Grace-Smith explores the relationship between Spanish and Māori on the East Coast in a fictitious place called ‘Taiawa’. The cast is a full of well-known Māori actors.
I have an ancestor who came from Spain over two hundred years ago to New Zealand. He married into my nanny’s Maori tribe. His name was Paniora. Any writing Briar Grace does is always quality.
90-day work trial failing young Māori: The number of Māori unemployed stands at 44,000. The 90-day employee trial period for new employees is failing to reduce that figure. The law is aimed at encouraging employers to take on more staff – or sack workers after three months if things don’t work out. MP Tariana Turia says it’s not working, particularly for young Māori.
Maori are not second class citizens according to the founding document of NZ - so what is the issue here? Has New Zealand become too racist against Maori again? Let’s sort this out. (more…)
New Zealand diversity (culturally) is colorful on Te Karere (one version of New Zealand’s Maori news bulletin).
Watch ginga cops busting out the Maori haka. Find out the difficulties they had to conquer to get through police college.
Very cool. So much cultural color in a team of new graduates.
The new recruits had to overcome numeracy and literary glitches to even get to bust this haka and graduate. Congratulations to those that made it through. :)
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 10.11.12~
Nephew no.3 has graduated out of his high school blazer. Woot!
He’s off to a New Zealand University next year.
Like his momma, (who was an A+ college student at 18… a geek freak :), he won a prize to go.
His dad does post graduate business papers as a student and entrepreneurial pioneer too. We are so proud of him.
Creative and sporty, full credit goes to his team of teachers, his peers and high school.
Kia Tupato. Kia Kaha. Karawhiua. Life’s journey a fun trail of discovery. Have fun learning adventurously. :)
~Post #: 20,8882: Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 9.11.12~
So, some joyous Maori bros arrived in England for a few games of rugby football and to compliment the All Blacks team already in Europe. Here’s Scotty & Te Karere Team’s news footage.
What Hika Elliott said: “To come here to heathrow and be welcomed by a haka, you know it just seems like we’re back at home. It was awesome to see that and hopefully we can build up some support around here and get some followers, it would be awesome.”
What Jamie Joseph said: “In terms of the rugby preparation we’ve done a couple of days in Auckland, but not nearly enough for a competition or an opposition like Leicester (more…)