“The most amazing feeling,”–Toni Street and Matt France celebrate the arrival of a brand new Kiwi citizen babe, Juliette Ellen France, of New Zealand. (more…)
Kiwi kid, Zack Murray makes his golden debut as a part of the vast community of Kiwi athletes all doing good in the world.
Also featured with Zack are NZ gold medallists Eric Murray, Hamish Bond and Nathan Cohen. Sports broadcaster, Toni Street was on deck to witness locals turn up to the airport to welcome our Olympians home.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 15.8.12~
Tonight’s news is quite a hefty beast. Simon Dallow, Peter Williams, birthday girl Wendy Petrie, Karen Olsen and Andrew Saville saddle up, to give the news.
We go live from a London medals win intro (NZ’s first medals on the board – Woot!) to the story of Ewhan McDonald – the man who was acquitted of the murder of his brother-in-law Scott Guy. Judge Simon France – set a court date set in September to review McDonald’s dark side in a farming tale that shook a nation.
6:03pm: We segue to the reason why NZ is watching the news tonight. 28 years after winning his first initial gold of the 3 gold of 5 medals at the Olympics, Mark Todd was on the podium again. Canoeist Ian Ferguson leads the way with 4 golds out of 5 as Todd earned his bronze. Paul Hobbs interviews the equestrain, saying: ”Never dreamed,” ”absolutely delighted.” ”If I had the right horse I’d be tempted in Rio (2016),” Mark says.
“I came back into the sport. You hope you can come back into the sport. It’s brilliant to get back on the Olympic rostrum again. I’ve had a fair bit of ribbing about it but age doesn’t come into it.”
Andrew Nicholson, one of Todd’s old mates, also stood on Britain’s podium with a bronze medal win. ”No one’s like Mark Todd,” said Mark Paget. Cut away from London, to daughter Lauren Todd, studying for her law exams in New Zealand. ”We text. I was nervous, I’d made myself dinner and couldn’t eat it.”
From equestrian endurance to teen phenomenons of swimming.
6.09pm: Ye Shewin‘s quick race times have raised fears of sports doping. Aussie swimmer Ian Thorpe, has his cheesey metro mug spliced into the story, ”When I was a 16 year old, you can make those fast times,” he says. (more…)
Old school, King Kapisi Samoana hip hop music from New Zealand.
Go cool rappers of South Pacific/ Asia Pac on da airwaves all around Te Ao! :) Tu much.
Rap Lessons line up Tutorials: Rawdon Christie, Toni Street, King Kapisi and weatherman/ youth entertainer, Sam Wallace. TVNZ journalists.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 21.7.12~
“As a sports star brought from afar, she has kissed New Zealand ’til the sun went down.”
She is the sports star whose just always been there delivering in her place. I left NZ to live in the USA for five years. So much had changed at the hokinga mai (returning), yet there was this star, unchanging in her performance and ability to excel on a netball court.
Quite a trip.
Through heartache, pressure and in competitive environments she makes her team smile in demonstrating the art of Kiwi teamwork in sport.
Her mum passed away of cancer in South Africa, recently – yet she stilled played for her team and has a final match to go.
Here’s what she gifted a nation with her words of courage:
“You don’t know how strong you are until you get into a certain situation. My team is my comfort zone. It was short term goals that got me through. Getting through those games without falling apart was a relief.”
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She is a gift to Aotearoa New Zealand from South Africa. Her spirit is so beautiful in this moment. The true stuff real groovy stars are made of!
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Thank you South Africa for Irene van Dyk. & Happy 94th Birthday, Nelson Mandela and family. May Peace reign. :)
[Irene appears in my great grandma's hometown of Te Awamutu with legendary sports coach Noeline Taurua and team pal, Laura Langman. Reporting by Kimberly Downes. Good Luck! … Extra netball news: Toni Street interview.
Pics: TVNZ, Google Images, New Idea.
~Posted by Horiwodoblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 20.7.12~
High peformance athletes put their bodies on the line in top level sport. The numerous hours in training, the adulation of fans, the responsibilty to work for good causes are things the best athletes in the world know how to shoulder.
In my experience what do athletes really want? Beneath the physical form of who they are, the message that athletes want people to see is, can you see my spirit? The real me.
On that note, two outstanding athletes showed New Zeland that on the netball court in the last week. Irene Van Dyk got news her mum has passeed away of cancer. The top shooter still delivered for her team after hearing the news.
And, Temepara George‘s exit from New Zealand’s netball court, was also a stand out moment in the news footage from Te Karere News above. Their spirit on display in difficult moments makes these girls remarkable amabassadors for NZ culture for life.
What amazing athletes New Zealand can be ultra-proud of.
[Photo: Musae Studios].
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific, 18.7.12~
FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS WORLD NEWS 13th JUNE 2012 – SIMON DALLOW, HILARY BARRY, WENDY PETRIE & MIKE McROBERTS – TOP GUNS NEW ZEALAND
However when I do really focus on you the audience – it’s a joy to share world views of us all. That’s what a blog should be about too.
Here we go
New Zealand News – It’s all about the gift of water and Maori tribes role in its regenerating life’s flow. New campaign for Women’s Refuge (added). In sports news: Garth Bray: Goes Inside the Games. Te Karere News does too with Trevor Shailer and a leading artist Rangi Kipa – both on Kaitiaki spiritually aware duties – Maori Cultural Advisor Trevor Shailer says a Maori figure will be brought in to back the team feel at home. Magic confident ahead of biggest derby. Sensible Kiwi Celebrity News: Jacko Gill happy to miss Olympics after title defence
So, in news rheel video above, here’s four of our top guns in the Kiwi artform of New Zealand’s fine broadcasting traditions of our top broadcasters serving it up down the gunnel in the sexy Kiwi accent. In a rare treat for those outside of New Zealand’s paradise isles, here’s news from Simon Dallow, Hilary Barry, Wendy Petrie and Mike McRoberts.
This is the world that was, Friday Night from New Zealand.
United States: Blending: Mitt Romney fancies military pianist Condoleeza Rice as a frontrunner. Obama: my biggest mistake was ‘not telling a story.’ Steven Tyler leaves American Idol. A story with ‘oil’ & ‘gold’ will always get the USA’s attention. Here’s one:Turkey gave Iran 60 tons of gold in return for oil. In sports shake ups news: Debbie Dunn has a doping cheater tale fueling a culture of BigPharma excess culture from the USA. Anthony Davis joins basketball team for Olympics. Puerto Rico and The Bronx’s Jennifer Lopez says goodbye to Idol.
United Kingdom: The Hindu goes for: United Kingdom of surveillance. M16 chief Sir John Sawers does military pr that proves he’s worth his weekly intake of pita chips and hummus. On ‘ya. Plane meddles news of air show displays sports. Two British brothers of Olympics triathlons: Meet The Brownlee Bros. End in sight for Terry’s racism claims. Brit casualties in the alpine avalanche news. Lewis Hamilton and Nicole Scherzinger are on evidence of night life marketing duties pre-Olympics in London. Click below.
India: Media turn to Dara Singh for He-Man standards comparisons. In New York an Indian businessman admits to ‘illegal ivory sales.’ Guwahati deals with child molestation gang. Girija Vyas claims women have a right to party.
Italy: Moody’s makes Italy moodier.
Germany: Germany’s circumcision law is out there. Raises issues of Abrahamic ties between Muslim nations and Jews.
Japan: Record rainfall in Japan forces 50000 to flee, 19 dead.
Ecuador: Newsweek fancy Ecuador as a photovoltaic research center.
Saudi Arabia: Saudi Arabia’s princess independance program improves: First female athletes are Olympics bound.
Peru: Peru and Iraq renew diplomatic ties. Volleyball: Peru 3. Argentina 1 -Women’s Pan American Cup match. US returns stolen artefacts to Peru. Bank holds benchmark rate. Peru fights to preserve whale cemetary.
Swaziland: Infrastructure improves.
Saint Kitts and Nevis: Netball news: St. Vincent Defeats St. Kitts for OECS – ECCB Netball Championship.
Poland: Inflation accelerating.
Argentina: Venezuela is no longer highest inflation nation in Latin America – Argentina is.
Colombia: Juan Manuel Santos & co.
Bangladesh: Economic indicators - July 13.
Guadeloupe: Twitter feed
[In a tough rugby match between The Hurricanes of Wellington and The Chiefs of Hamilton: It was a result that did neither the Hurricanes nor the Chiefs any favours. Watch above the highlights footage of one of New Zealand's national football codes].
Venezuela: Opposition candidate to address Venezuela military, role of soldiers in presidential election.
Portugal: Soccer’s Sunil Chetri arrives in Portugal.
Finland: Finland may get bank shares as collateral, Urpilainen says.
Brunei: Qatar and Brunei’s women Olympians make history.
Puerto Rico: Solving socioeconomic crisis – a call to thought and action.
Nepal: Nepal Maoist chief’s son accused of Everest affair. Sex trafficking offender jailed for 170 years.
Spain: Economy challenged.
Jordan: Jordan Local Daily News
Costa Rica: Growing agriculture sharing knowledge.
Serbia: Coalition government talks occur. Price pressures forces rates rise.
[Jessica Mutch brings the latest story of where Maori water rights sits at The Waitangi Tribunal. Crown lawyers say asset sales should not be delayed because of questions over Maori water rights. Though it's unusual to sell a 3/4's full bottle of wine at market - before suring up the product is a priority of solid due diligence management of business, take a look at the marae where the court is sitting. Mutch highlights lawyer Paul Raddich for The Crown and Donna Hall and veteran activist and mother of a New Zealand politician, Titewhai Harwira. Priceless].
[Gene Rodenberry's star tribute (the Maori version), Hollywood Boulevard Grauman's Chinese Theater. Photo: Author's own].
Music pick: The mood: Janet Jackson‘s Rhythm Nation live concert – no prejudice, no racism, just dance with Peace always to the fore.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 13.7.12~
Funny TV today was Fifty Shades of Grey readings from four of our broadcasters of the Breakfast Show on TV in New Zealand.
You’d have to say, that in their own demure way, that when they read ‘mummy porn’ it’s their sincerity in those Kiwi accents that definitely defines the style of ”Kiwi sexy” when reading erotic literature.
[So much more fun, than Markets Watch].
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 12.7.12~
Toni Street gave fantastic sporting coverage today from Wimbledon Day 8. Serena Williams focus on court to deliver and Andy Murray‘s clever on court, were the subjects of Toni’s cool and passionate reporting today.
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 4.7.12~
Golfer Lydia Ko is ready for her close up at the US Open Golf Tournie. I totz see my wild side in her hip hop music choices.
Jenny May-Coffin and Toni Street bring the story.Watch the clip & Go champ!
~Posted by Horiwoodblog, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 26.6.12~