NZ cricket: The White Ferns batted a 151-run win over South Africa in their opening Group B match of the women’s World Cup in India.
Too much! photo: tv3
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 2.2.13~
if not now then when, and if not me then who? create solutions. build an entrepreneurial atmosphere. express life. ensure all in team feel like citizens of good regional development.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 29.1.13~
I find it interesting how opposites attract, yet we were complementary in every way: she was the melody, I was the words and together we were the song. The values they lived by – humility, love, hardwork, loyalty, pride in the things that make Maori, Maori. Kapa Haka (Maori performing arts and community spirit of team) is something about entertainment yet more than that, kapa haka is about family. It’s a way to teach good family values to the next generation as well as teaching them Maoritanga (the values embedded in the linguistic properties of the Maori language), popped open in the cultural atmosphere, every time the language is spoken, expressed and uncontained.
–Brad Haami reflects on Kapa Haka’s enthusiasts in a tradition that is centuries strong in New Zealand.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 26.1.13~
Films where the stars are the 16,000 species of marine life in New Zealand’s ocean are the ticket of a new frontier of NZ made IMAX films.
Cinema of the future… why not?!
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 21.1.13~
Heidi Klum is full of beans as the maestros paint up the canvas for her Golden Globes appearance. More tweet pics@theroof.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 15.1.13~
“I approach my shows like an athlete. [When songwriting] The concepts can come from anywhere. Even the silliest little thing that you
hear on the radio, it comes from something deeper. My motivation is always to express something or to heal from something or to laugh and rejoice about something.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 12.1.13~
Most interesting New Zealand “young adults” themed person (if going by search requests) is “Jaime Ridge blonde.”
Let’s go with the JaiRiTweet of the reality TV star, Kiwi teen, showing her community conscious side.
So cute. (Not that blonde on twitter this week).
I like this photo as it has to be about children more in New Zealand and their young families moving forward.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 8.1.13~
In American cities: Food banks collaborate to get more nutritious food to people.
Vodka in a cosmopolitan can only take the people so far. They still must eat healthy. A brills story on teamwork at link.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 4.1.13~
Ko maru kai atu ko maru kai mai ka ngohengohe.
–a proverb on teamwork in New Zealand.
The community of Ngati Whatua o Kaipara and Helensville have a picnic by the seaside.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 26.12.12~
Tracking @5,288,716 audience peak. On February 7th 2008, this website began in Hollywood, California, USA. For two years it was created in the US and in 2013 it will be two years even that the website has been published online in Aotearoa New Zealand.
Together we’ve attained the 5,288,716 viewing audience peak. It is a team effort of everyone who colllaborates, of people with content in the site and of you… the reading audience’s Wowsa! (more…)
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…)
This Wednesday, December 19th at 8 p.m. KCET will air a special broadcast of Chapman University’s 49th Annual Holiday Concert, produced by Panther Productions. Since its inception, the concert has grown into a collaborative project for Conservatory of Music students. Under the direction of faculty conductors, all of the conservatory’s major groups perform in the show, including the University Choir and University Singers, University Women’s Choir and the Chapman Chamber Orchestra. Don’t miss a second chance to see this very special holiday event! Read on »
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 16.12.12~
Rugby News: The Awards keep flowing for New Zealand’s All Blacks rugby football team. The Kelvin R. Tremain Memorial Player of the Year trophy was given to Richie McCaw. Steve Hansen won coach of the year. The All Blacks team won team of the year.
Liam Messam scooped the Tom French Memorial Maori Player of the Year. Conrad Smith won Super Rugby Player of the Year. Finally, Robbie Fruean also won the ITM Cup Player of the Year.
Congratulations. Full list follows:
Kelvin Tremain Memorial Player of the Year: Richie McCaw
Team of the Year: All Blacks
NZRU Coach of the Year: Steve Hansen (All Blacks)
NZRU Women’s Player of the Year: Rawinia Everitt (more…)
She’s fifteen and a beautiful gem… A teen songstress on guitar… check out exactly who this talented artist is.
Original song to boot.
Very Kiwi swift.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 3.12.12~
Rugby News @116: Sport-Magazine reports:
Twickenham 2012 Words that may come as some consolation to [NZ All Blacks] Richie McCaw‘s opposite number at Twickenham tomorrow. Chris Robshaw has faced intense criticism for some of his decisions as the England captain this autumn, but the All Blacks skipper knows how hard it can be to always get it right.
“When you’re out there you’ve got to go with what you’re seeing and what you’re feeling,“ says McCaw. “Often I look back and see things I’d do differently, but my philosophy is that it’s fine to make the odd mistake. That happens in life, but it’s about being able to learn from them, to know if you find yourself in that situation again you’ll make the right decision.
[Wearing a grey hoodie, Steve Hansen hoons around in a white golf cart while coaching today at Twickenham].
Interview continues: “The other point is that you have a bunch of guys around you who have their own opinions. It’s about being able to use them to come to the right answer. Sometimes a captain just has to make a call, though, and I believe that if you have 15 men committed to carrying out whatever you decide, then they can turn that into the right decision anyway. If you stand around looking uncertain and indecisive, then people are going to wonder what you’re thinking.“ (more…)
On robust innovation returning in business more:“We’ve got to look at ways and means of being more competitive. We operate in a market.”
The only thing people want to hear: “This is a strong result.”
On maintaining focus that moves forward: “We remain on track to deliver which equals or exceeds our peers.” (more…)
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…)
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.
Photo: Contemplating the ocean from a fortress pinnacle in New Zealand, Laurie Towner ponders: ‘To surf, or not to surf.’–Photo: Surf Music.
We have hit the 5.2 million summit on this website.
Happy Thanksgiving ya’ll. Let’s rock it some more then. :)
A special thank you to those whose talents feature in this website in a combined team effort.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aoteroa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 23.11.12~
A New Zealand University released a new report titled: Franchising New Zealand 2012 survey.
What the study found is that franchising Kiwi ideas are worth $20b to the New Zealand economy p.a. The study found that 22,400 franchisee businesses operating in the country are employing 101,800. Even more remarkable is that 90% are homegrown franchise brands.
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…)
Ten Posts we’re reading right now:
Tonight I texted “PRESTIGE” to (NZ) 8981. Or more specifically, the New Zealand’s Got Talent TV Show audience voting line. Here’s the dance crew in action. Urban meets rural NZ. High energy, creative teamwork clever.
Whose that tall handsome guy rocking a straw hat? Joy’s amazing! Cool funky Kiwi show down on the farm. Love the teamwork spirit. :)
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 4.11.12~
“It helps to play for a team that are a bunch of good guys.”
–Maori bros playing baseball with a good coaching team watching.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 3.11.12~