My girlfriend Dale, from Wellington New Zealand became a ravishing redhead this week.
She’s pictured here with Sir Wira Gardener, whose a bit of a guru on mapping trends on Maori leadership in our recent times.
One of my favorite, Maori leaders was Sir Apirana Ngata, who bonded one tribe to another to help out in recession like times. A Maori tribe would all move to another tribe’s rohe (tribal area) and develop the hosting tribe’s business potential, then when the host tribe’s biz and industry development was completed, that tribe would then reciprocate the favor in the guest tribe’s home territory.
With a concentrated effort in one particular area of biz development (with double the manpower and womanpower) things got done twice as fast. Together Everyone Achieves More. That’s the true success of Maori leadership in effect.
I hope Sir Wira Gardiner writes a book about Sir Apirana Ngata’s greatness as a leader and includes such inspiring stories in it as well as the modern leadership styles of Maori leadership too.
It would be weird though trying to give an honest perspective from your own opinion on…. well… your own peers. Um, good luck with that Sir Wira!!! But yes, this book needs to happen. Young Maori (hori) upstarts like me, need to be inspired by such a book written by Sir Wira Gardiner. We look to you to write it.
I hope Dale K is in that book. Dale is one of THE BEST Maori leaders I know of. She’s strategic, forward thinking, practical and in touch with where the future is heading. I like her leadership brain. It’s a cultural treasure of New Zealand. She’s also a real gem of a friend too. Lucky, lucky me.
The pic below is the view Dale has each morning from her kitchen window while having her morning coffee. Isn’t Dale so lucky! Wellington (Poneke) New Zealand is so pretty.
Love the hair color sweet Dale. You be rockin! Very cool!
Dale’s fab hair color was courtesy of Jean Jacques (of Jean Jacques Hair Design, Lambton Quay, Wellington NZ). Says Dale: “any girl knows that a hairdresser is her best friend and JJ and I have been together for about 15 years – so he knows me well! Funny thing is I always preferred red hair when I was younger and coloured my hair ‘auburn’ throughout my last year of high school.”
What a hot color! Suits Dale’s effervescent spirit and personality to a tee. Love this woman! She’s the future leadership of New Zealand.
Angelina Jolie stepped out last night in her hometown of LA. The actress accompanied her beau, Brad Pitt on the red carpet in support for the premiere of Brad’s ‘Inglourious Basterds’ film.
The premiere was held at the Grauman’s Chinese Theater in Los Angeles, where my friends from New Zealand: Dale, Darren and Kobey all were too the last two weeks.
It’s such a small world! Angie is looking great!
Horiwood’s Top 10 today in Hollywood as voted by you the people worldwide are:
horiwood’s last twitter pick was from dale who is back in NZ :( Here it is: “@horiwood Definitely home – nothin like singing the Lord’s Prayer in Maori this am at Te Ataakura’s christening & crying over the AB’s loss.”9:50 PM Aug 1st from web in reply to horiwood
Recently a girlfriend, Dale, came to LA from New Zealand to say hi after a 7 day vacation in Las Vegas.
The Wilshire is where Julia Roberts and Richard Gere filmed the hit movie, Pretty Woman, which kick started Roberts’ career into A-List super stardom.
I was blessed by Dale’s shining visit. She’s as sharp as Chelsea Handler of the Chelsea Lately show. So much so, that I wish Dale would stand for politics in New Zealand. She’s the Julia Roberts of New Zealand politics. A true star.
Having seen a lot of politicians serve the New Zealand people and watching the news each night from Washington too here in the US, I think Dale has one of the best political minds that New Zealand has to offer. Dale…. please do stand as a politician. The country needs you.
Anyway, here’s Dale on vacation, doing a booty hip bump with ‘Barack Obama,’ and paying tribute from New Zealand to Michael Jackson’s star on Hollywood Boulevard, for the contributions in music and entertainment that MJ gave to all New Zealanders, back in the day.
Maoris loved MJ’s music and still do. He did a lot for better race relations of all Maori in New Zealand on the airwaves and as a music artist. It was nice to see Dale at his star in Hollywood.
Now when can we get The Pounamu Walk of Fame conceptualised and developed in New Zealand featuring befitting and noble tributes to NZ greats like Peter Jackson, Sir Edmund Hilary, Colin Meade, Moana Maniapoto, Michael Jones, Richard Chandler, Sir Peter Buck (Te Rangi Hiroa), Sir Apiriana Ngata, Witi Ihimaera, Janet Frame and The Maori Queen for example?
Positioning The Pounamu Walk of Fame, either at Te Papa Museum along the Wellington waterfront in the nation’s capitol or along the Auckland Waterfront in the largest Polynesian City in the world, would be perfect, as a tribute to culture and those who’ve inspired and extended cultural life throughout history.
Already, I miss Dale in LA! Thanks for coming Dale. You refresh and uplift the spirit. What a total honey! xox