Although the spirit of Waitangi Day lies in honoring Maori inclusion as equal business partners with The Crown each day, Waitangi Day celebrations are “to give us a full sense of nationhood” du jour in agreement for all that New Zealanders as a team are trying to achieve.
To stay in agreement with the principles of Waitangi’s foundational spirit (to see others different to ourselves as equals) is the benchmark of respect in New Zealand that our founding fathers and mothers hoped for, when they as intelligent and adventurous people inked a deal to uphold justice – in the concept of communities evolving and being strong trading partners working together for the good of Aotearoa, NZ.
Prime Minister John Key said, he believed Waitangi Day was a valuable opportunity for discussion and stood by his commitment.
“How will history judge [us]? History will judge [us as New Zealanders] well because [we] come back year after year.”
He also urged the iwi [Ngapuhi] involved in the Te Hiku collective to sort out their differences and move toward a settlement, saying it would inject as much as $200 million into an area that greatly needed it.
Ngapuhi has over 20% of the Maori population. Ironically, the tribe is one of the last to settle with The Crown. So, a timely speech from the PM to Ngapuhi.
most photos: Michael Cunningham.
photos: nzh & northern advocate.
Top photo: In a rare display, Te Arawa Iwi’s flag flew too on Waitangi Day.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 6.2.13~
Say no to violence. A city marches in New Zealand.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 21.1.13~
as i am.
At Little Takou Bay a totara tree stands. Ocean breeze and honey bees swirl through its branches, leaves and twigs. A living sculpture, our indigeneity, set high on a hill above Kauri Cliffs. (more…)
It’s a very sad time for a New Zealand family. Patricia McGrath known as Wowo‘s tangi (a funeral) at Titoki, reminds us of why violence* in homes and domestic violence hurts communities, families and lives. Domestic violence always has tragic effects. Many lives have been healed and have recovered from it in a journey of recovery. For Wowo, sadly New Zealand lost a daughter, mother future grandma as a result of domestic violence.
Say no to domestic violence is the family’s message as NZ speaks. (more…)
Oceans of cameras.
Photo: Peter de Graaf.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 10.1.13~
In Hokianga, Ngapuhi tonu nui Iwi whanau (family) celebrate community in Raumati season. Pawarenga United Marae Sports Day, on the edge of Whangape Harbour in North Hokianga is a way Northern New Zealand Maori families bring in a New Year.
A rare view of New Zealand community. Photos: Peter de graaf.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 3.1.12~
My mom arrives. Her Ngapuhi-Ngati Whaatua eyes are youthful. Glowing with playfulness. They dance like the waves of Tonga, Fiji and Samoa in calm tide time.
Her arms are laden with Christmas dinner. A feast. A kiss, a hug, a warm embrace. An exchange of pleasantries. Then the young, yet old lady dances off down the stairs again. In her role as “super kuia,” she’s mega busy. Having fun, she’s in her element. Mom is so cute today.
Mom’s card says: … el… (more…)
The extremely resourceful and resilient, New Zealand province is being advised to prep for Cyclone Evan’s blustering weather at year’s end 2012.
In other words, stock up. Shop earlier than planned. To visit Northland or find out why so many people love to visit, click on pic at top, to experience the provence at the top of New Zealand in Asia-Pacific.
Northland is always a favorite haven for New Year’s eve. Fishin is pretty hot in Northland each year. Americans love it.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 21.12.12~
Jerome Haretuku will be playing for NZ in the World baseball champs.
Sweet. One of Jerome’s tupuna (ancestors) a boxer athlete is pictured below.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 9.12.12~
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~
As sure as the sun rises above to heat the earth, Love resides beside tenacity.
The word tenacity means: The quality or state of being tenacious; as, tenacity, or retentiveness, of memory; tenacity, or persistency, of purpose. Not easily pulled apart. The quality or fact of being very determined; determination. The quality or fact of continuing to exist. Consisting of cohesiveness; the effect of attraction; – as distinguished from brittleness, fragility, mobility. The greatest longitudinal stress a substance can bear without tearing asunder. Good viscosity.
Yet where tenacity fails, Love will never fail. Love just keeps giving Love a go. As light, Love must go on to be Love. It is tenacity complete.
~Photo: Sunrise@Dad&Mom’s Place. NZ. Photo: My own. Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 23.10.12~
Poetry we’re reading online is: iMaori Poetry 101 – The Written in Hollywood poetry collection.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 17.9.12~
DELIVERING THE RURAL MAIL – KEEPING UP WITH RACHEL HUNTER & WILMA SCHIAMANSKI’S HIGH TECH AWARD WINNING DAIRY FARMING WAYS
It’s a long standing Kiwi tradition to deliver the mail.
The simple pleasure of checking the farm letter box is the most exciting event in rural communities. I remember it being that way growing up in my teens on a farm.
To this day, TV that I love watching is Rural Delivery. It’s a TV series featuring stories about New Zealand people who are the unsung heroes of our City populous mindsets. In Rural Delivery I tune in to the faces of people just like us, whose earth romance daily, shows a connectedness to landscape and place that I appreciate, admire and respect. Well mannered people living sun up to sun down as a rule.
On this week’s show: Find out how pine trees in Nelson are being used to create high-tech, architecturally designed buildings that can better withstand earthquakes.
What I learned from last week’s show: The Young Farmers Club have grown their club numbers by 20% during the 2005-12 farming calendar. That’s awesome. Mentoring programs have been established, with new field trips in key areas of agricultural growth teaching skills younger to equip youth showing interest in farming earlier.
What I was thinking: How can the Young Farmers Club help young Maori learn about farming? How can the YFC integrate with Iwi programs to impart knowledge, grow the club in a culturally aware way of New Zealand, showing a good lead for NZ’s bright future in this manner? How can Iwi Development work with the YFC’s Club for win-win partnerships in the upcoming years through cool cross-pollination of ideas, resources co-management and dreaming big as one?
When my mind walks down that country road of thinking, I could spend an entire day, exploring the new frontier of the Aotearoa prairies on that one. However, I don’t want to get too excited about the bright possibilities too much. Iwi and Farmers must do this as one themselves. In future years, delivering the rural mail is just going to get more exciting. More scientific, yet allowing nature to be king too, the story of Aotearoa New Zealand’s stunning cast as observers of all that the land produces for us all. There’s a pretty high standard of rural post delivery traditions to uphold in NZ.
A story that reminds me of my late grandad: Schimanski Dairy Award Winners: Otorohanga farmers Don and Wilma Schimanski are the winners of the Dairy Business of the Year Supreme Award for 2012. The national competition looks at all aspects of a dairy farm owner’s business, in particular farm profitability. Entrants in the Dairy Business of the Year Supreme Award for 2012 were scored out of 70 for their financial performance, 15 for environmental care and 15 for human resources. The competition is organised by Intelact director Chris Pyke. The judges were independent – Professor Keith Woodford of Lincoln University and Emeritus Professor Colin Holmes of Massey University.
Don and Wilma Schimanski have been dairying together for 23 years, and built up their business by putting three farms together. They now milk 748 cows on 184ha. Previously Don was a bulldozing contractor. Their philosophy is to fully feed the cows, keeping them healthy and well. They pay particular attention to grazing at the three leaf stage. Good management means keeping a finger on the pulse all the time, Don says. “You can’t really stop criticizing yourself. My philosophy is to look after my managers and workers. I have been lucky there. The focus of our team is on pasture harvest, and utilizing as much pasture as possible.” The figures show the Schimanskis have higher than average pasture harvested at 13.7tDM/ha compared to the Waikato average of 12.2tDM/ha.”–More@TheGumbootDiaries.
Important too: Is Bruce Wills, National President, Federated Farmers interview on water and its relationship to farming in NZ. “It is our number one issue by far, water,” shares Bruce.
Thank you for the news.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 16.9.12~
On Helena Bay Hill, the charming road meanders to harmonized ocean views. Salt air wind-psalms move, tickling aromas of home.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 11.8.12~
Within the Eye of Peace we find A mine called Love.
–Haiku in good faith. Photo: Dad & Mom’s place.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia-Pacific. 30.7.12~
Like still water’s life giving depths, Top Maori Sir Jerry Mateparae, looks spiffing in his hori chic, bow tie at a hui about: laughter, heaps of sweat, show pony sports-voyeurism, the art of best sports commentating and - max socializing, magic golden-moments memories. Petra Bagust has the live interview cross Aotearoa New Zealand-London.
Barbara Kendall gives a lesson in what it means to be a flag bearer for one’s home tribe.
The glistening ’superlative natural phenomena’ waters of Piopiotahi, Fiordland Te Waipounamu. Photo: Ian Skipworth.
Young Nick Willis carries the flag for the New Zealand Olympics team. He is the middle-distance runner athlete, known for “quiet modesty, humour and generosity” of spirit who tweeted these words on twitter from Monaco recently:
Whatever is noble, right pure. Think on these things.-Phil 4:8.
The vibe of New Zealand and our team of athletes, coaches and supporters in London is:
We symbolize the Mana Mauri and wick of ”Amazing honour” as a torch of liberty, excellence, innovation, sustainable living and noble human rights furtherance in Aoteroa New Zealand – as a provider of bright hope for the children of the world’s best future horizons of Peace’s rule and reign.
NZ’s PM John Key who is pictured below attending the Kapa Haka Maori Performing Arts High School competition at Kensington Stadium, Whangarei City, Te Tai Tokerau Northland, tweeted:
“Congratulations to @nickwillis who has just been named our flag bearer for the Olympics opening ceremony – what an honour.”
School girl, Tayla Young added youthful Kiwi smiles and the best wishes of a nation’s joy in London too.-Source: Yahoo.Com.
The Horiwood Top Ten today are:
1. Parched posies humor – new reality TV stars USA.
2. Kapa Haka Nationals High School Competition – Whangarei City.
3. Brooke Fraser & Scott Ligertwood music news
4. Carly Rae Jepsen – sex tape rumor: not me.
5. Australia’s Luke Hemsworth‘s Hollywood leap
6. Steven Moyer and The Memphis Three movie
7. Rugby football’s Daniel Carter
8. Los Angeles Kings hockey beach cup winners
9. Aishwarya Rai Bachan news
10. Maori Hollywood actor Cliff Curtis
Audience Zooms Today Selecting Our World News Views.
We’re reading from:
Voted no. 1 on Horiwood: Kiwi-USA humor -Water Posers USA – reality TV stars
Best TV drama-comedy in the world: Ab Fab takes on the Olympics.
Gossip: Condi Rice breaks her silence. New survey show 25% of moviegoers are nervous this weekend. Romney: ”Looking forward to bust of Winston Churchill being in Oval Office” humor. US Justice Department suffers from nepotism and ethical lapses syndrome. Online community shifts: NY Times posts loss. Obama‘s latest woes: Poll – less than 50% of voters don’t think Obama is Christian. Crass comedians humor: Roseanne Barr apologizes for her latest overrated rant. Govt. Motors has a stocks slide. Democracy watch: Bloomberg & breaking NRA’s grip on politics. Fireworks: CNBC’s humor: Bartiromo vs. Barney Frank on Banks.
Global Environment: How ‘Storms’ relationship to Ozone layer is study worthy.
New Zealand: Bosses give Olympics the OK. Olympics: Valerie Adams rises again. Big Mac Index: NZ dollar undervalued. Kiwibank keeps people happy. Building code compliance. Mr. Elvis Teddy vs Petrobas enabling.Insurance backs Gerry Brownlee‘s calls. Lousia Wall and New Zealand to vote on gay marriage. NZ’s equestrian team in humble drag as dark horse for a predominantly white horse toff’s sport. :) Sam Wallce goes to the Junior Olympics, kids throw their teddies as shot puts. Cricket needs mo’ bucks. SOE’s energy float has 200,000 signatures against. Former NY reporter Tim Wilson: YouTube video spoofs as Funny TV. Soccer: Oly Whites lose to Belarus. NZX Diaries.
United Kingdom: Cameron hits back at Mitt. Olympics: Get the party started. Education: Oxford reveiws Cable’s state schools target. Romney‘s comical UK Tour continues. Finance needs watching – not shut down. Young Hollywood humor: Rob Pattinson quits home he shared with K-Stew. London Olympics interactive poster a must surf map. Kate Middleton plays ping pong. William greets torch. Thousands hit streets to cheer torch. UK on gay marriage debate. Britain’s wasted graduates.
Art Earth Watch: Landsat Art for when people need extra space from people.
Australia: Jackson is named Aussie’s flag bearer. iPhone patent – information gathering and sharing devices - wars. Opposition observes: USA defence concerns & NDIS levy proposal critique. Property Developers Wrangles: Titanic billionaire Clive Palmer‘s time-share villas Coolum Resort is deemed ”unacceptable.” Olympics cred: James Magnussen. Victoria’s 530 jobs hit.
France: NASCAR France.
Italy Brazil: Celebration of Light inter-weaving.
India: Kashmir Valley.
Libya: How the UK operated US drones over Libya.
Syria: Latest news.
Jamaica: Can Usain Bolt keep the top spot – World’s fastest man.
Alright - In elite sports: “Always gotta go for the doctor!” :)
PM John Key attends Kapa Haka in Whangarei City – Photo: Northern Advocate.
Rangatahi perform the timeless and lively art of otherwordly Kapa Haka of New Zealand.
~Posted by Horiwoodboog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 27.7.12~
He’s in a movie with Temuera Morrison and Stan Walker. He wrote a song for John Hone Hikitia Te Rangi Waititi | 28th Maori Battalion, the last surviving member of a team of Maori warriors who paid the price of New Zealand citizenship’s freedom, many years ago.
His name is Troy Kingi. He’s proudly from Keri Keri.
Bro rocks. Take a listen.
[Astar has the story].
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 27.7.12~
Sexier than a Maori pixie-tinkerbell character, is Peata Melbourne reading the news in Te Reo Rangatira (the language of Chiefs). Surreal, yet real and reading the news in New Zealand.
Peata is from one of the longstanding entertaining families of Maoridom in New Zealand. Her family is cloaked in poetic humility of spirit.
On her news radar? The kapa haka Maori performing arts cultural theater competition for high school students in Whangarei City, Te Taitokerau Northland. Young people versant in the oldest artform of performing theater of NZ have congregated in Northland for this special event. Plenty of lively culture on display.
Ngai Tuhoe’s young journalist, Rapaera Tawhai, has the story in Ngapuhi Iwi kainga-land.
Love it! Haka up. :)
[Incidentally, Peata has the same wide eyed-spacing as super-models like Kate Moss. A freak of nature at birth, did she miss her calling? She has a Maori-made-for-fashion face. Sexy Tuhoe mama from the diverse Urewera peoples cultural hearth land. From a Hollywood silver screen casting perspective, Peata is all bright eyes, similar to Winona Ryder back in the day. Good genes].
Enough about Peata Melbourne’s fierce cuteness though and definitive art of Maori cool: Also on the Maori News radar today is the concept of Maori people being smoke-free shareholders in the NZX shark pool, buying into their own existing assets in New Zealand. Read that here. All good. :)
~Posted by Horiwodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 24.7.12~