“Our cup overfloweth with joie de vivre to share with others”–motto for 2011 onwards.
This Christmas Eve is the month where a Maori Hollywood entertainment celebrity blog made history and hit the 2.8 million threshold thanks to you all worldwide. That’s never happened before in Hollywood’s entertainment history. Hawaii takes the top spot as both the 44thPresident of America and New Zealand’s Prime Minister vacation at the tropical jewel isles location of the USA.
Here in California this artwork at the Wiedeman gallery photographed in Hollywood this eve, reminds me of the umbrella I’ve been living under while living here in Hollywood California to date. Very French with a Hollywood twist. And Jakey Davis shines with two of his biggest fans, sister Taylor Jane and his mom, teen mom’s champion life coach - The Maori Rose of Sharon across the world in New Zealand. It’s all about children and their world we help and support them create. As you can see, I’m on Jakey’s program as he’s already busting out his Peace sign moves for photos, so fine like already, on a Kiwi beach. Too cute.
Hollywood entertainment and celebrity news on Christmas here in the Hollywood hood as voted by you the people worlwide. Here’s how we’re looking in our top ten today. Merry New Zealand Christmas and Happy Hollywood Christmas Eve. Thanks people.
Almost made it – The Bonus Posts:
Happy Kiwi Christmas and Merry American Christmas Eve.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 12.24.10~
Who: Louis Henry Davis III.
Tribal Affiliations: Ngapuhi, Ngati Whaatua.
Claim to Fame: Brother of Jakey Davis. He is also a fine rugby football player and a super basketball representative too with a good academic record.
Hallmarks at this early stage: From a compassionate community-minded family. Learning how to be a team player. Pride in Kaupapa Maori traditions and knowledge both IQ and EQ. Grandson of current community leaders. And this young guy is a friend of teen parent moms too. Not bad so far!
Hollywood Comment: And who is using more hair product than both Taylor Lautner and Justin Bieber put together, with mo tumeke staunch-pouting going on than tuakana Cliff Curtis in a 3D action movie role or brotha Taika Cohen in that Boy movie… in his high school leadership photos, then aye? Mr Maori Kiwi-Staunch. Congratulations Louis III.
Kia kaha. Be wise. Be yourself. Lead. :)
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 12.24.10~
Christmas is about possessing a spirit of compassion–to give away richly. Got spirit?
It’s Christmas time in the City of Angels, California USA. I’m so excited I’m here for that. It’s a Christmas miracle that I am (long story!).
The moment I most associate with a Christmas feeling in the Entertainment Capitol of the World this year is perhaps Ben Lummis singing They Can’t Take That Away live in 2006. Lummis has vocal quality few American male stars that have been manufactured in the last five years show. He’s the real deal singing star. He’s more like Usher in terms of true vocal quality as a live performer than someone like T-Pain for example.
Ben’s winning performance of when he got discovered is a Hollywood-worthy moment to me as it reflects how trends created in California can and do cross cultures, effortlessly across the world too, (more…)
It’s our nature
to know heights
of vantage points,
the amber lit tussock
flat of valley too,
the pristine cool
hidden depth awes of
wet velvet lake lands.
no other Way
than our destiny
Photograph: Lake Taupo & Mts Ngauruhoe & Tongariro, Tongariro National Park, Central Plateau, North Island by David Wall.
To see in person, adventure here.
~For Barnaby Coxon. Happy Birthday Esquire. T*. Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 12.17.10~
When it comes down to sporting gladiators, you always look at a rugby football field to discover the true essence of sportspersonship; that being” skill, athleticism, fitness, tenacity, courage, creative play, stamina, making it count on the score board and in the case of rugby football–that no.1 trait TEAMWORK. Together Everyone Achieves More.
Here’s a bit of exciting news with all of those features on display with the news that Kieran Read, 25, has been listed as New Zealand’s top rugby football player this year.
The New Zealand Herald reports: ‘Barnstorming No 8 Kieran Read picked up the Kel Tremain Memorial Trophy for player of the year at the New Zealand Rugby Awards. The 25-year-old was outstanding for the All Blacks as they went through the June internationals and Tri-Nations unbeaten, before playing a prominent role in the Grand Slam. The only blight on his season was the knee ligament damage that forced him from the field early in the year’s final test against Wales. Read has been earmarked as a future All Black captain and last night he edged the incumbent skipper and 50-test lock Brad Thorn for the big prize.’
The Black Ferns, (Kiwis womens rugby football team) scored big for the Team of the Year trophy.
MSN news adds: ‘The New Zealand Rugby Union described Read as “a rock at the back of the scrum” for the All Blacks and his Super 14 team, the Canberbury Crusaders. Reid received the award at a function in Auckland on Thursday night, when Auckland Blues halfback Alby Mathewson was named Super 14 player of the year.’
Congrats to all winners. Especially Kieran Read who plays in the no.8 position. His name is that of a sixth century saint and it means “black” and is of Irish and Gaelic origin. How apt to be in the running as a future captain of the All Blacks team of NZ then. Destiny shines.
[Below pic: Alby Mathewson feeds the ball out in the position of scrum-half via Getty Images]
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 12.16.10~
New Zealand’s Prime Minister appeared on The Edge radio station to warble a Christmas ditty before he jets out with family for the holiday season. Topics of conversation were: What to get Will & Kate for their wedding present next year, a niece’s wedding in London and enjoying mohitos and corn-fed beef in Hawaii where The Keys plans to vacation this year.
Go here to see the flattest rendition of this song in any Kiwi pub’s history, but hey, 200% effort for leaping in and being a sport. What a hoot. Happy Holidays New Zealand. :)
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 12.15.10~
“My cultural pride I will show, that you may know, who I am.”–song lyrics, Aaria.
Beautiful voices from The Shaky Isles today.
Mauri ‘Ola Tatou! Life to US!!!
[Footage: Singer Stan Walker & Whanau/Family from Aotearoa New Zealand and Australia]
Lyrics: He kakano ahau i ruia mai i rangi atea (I am a seed scattered from Rangiatea)
For educational purposes –here’s some waiata light (songlight) from Hollywood today–in Te Reo Rangatira, the Maori language.
Gorgeous poetic lyrics.
So uplifting – an ornament of grace for the spirit in a diverse world.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 12.6.10~
“I think I look quite good actually,” John Key the well humored Prime Minister of New Zealand reportedly remarked, after modeling an original silk boxing robe signed by American legend of sports and civil rights, Muhammad Ali, purchased by Honey New Zealand for $9,500–provided a photo could be taken of John wearing it.
The son of George Key, Mr Key was raising money for burns sufferers at a Mad Butcher and Suburban Newspapers Community Trust dinner on Friday to raise funds for the National Burn Centre.
Trust chairman Sir Peter Leitch, was delighted with the $219,000 raised. “This is going to allow the centre to get some equipment that is going to make a huge difference to burns sufferers,” he said. Fairfax Media’s Operation Heal text donations was also on the go and other fundraising efforts, and donations from Sunday Star-Times readers helped too.
Sir Peter and Lady Leitch had kicked off the campaign with a $10,000 donation, which was matched by the Hugh Green Foundation and later by the Sir William and Lady Lois Manchester Trust. Nice. Mike Morton, The Mad Butcher’s current owner was present, along with Kerre Woodham who played funny girl MC. Two morning teas with the PM sold at $20k a piece and a pink salmon neck tie he wore to the event for a laugh went for $7k. That’s a fair bit of celebrity heat being generated right there in New Zealand. Good to see.
In Hollywood here’s a manuka honeybee Ali pop cultural tribute to America-New Zealand relations as well as George Burns Hollywood star, Walk of Fame–in the spirit of the PM’s sense of humor and Kiwis generosity of spirit towards others.
This story also featured in The Manawatu Standard. Manawatu means “stout hearted” or “to stand tall in heart” in the Maori language of New Zealand. It’s a little bit Mel Gibson Australian-American ‘naughty’ but via Scotland and Hollywood Oscar winning, like the movie Braveheart too. If you’re reading that in Hollywood and are upset that I just wrote Mel Gibson‘s name, grow up, there are no perfect people–just people learning to be better people. In this picture we have a Jewish-Kiwi King wearing an African-American muslim’s champion boxer robe of Ali–whose religious convictions prevented him from fighting at war and who doubled as a civil rights champion in the same manner Nelson Mandela has in the world today also. African-Americans aren’t offended New Zealand’s PM is wearing Ali’s robe and auctioning it off for burns victims. Um, except the one question–how exactly did Mr Key get Ali’s robe? Oops. That’s hysterical.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 12.5.10~
A celebrity is someone whose life is worthy of being celebrated–new culture’s kaupapa (or principle).
In the bonds of love we meet–New Zealand’s national anthem
Love is healing and recovering honestly and openly together, acknowledging life, loss, past present and future in community together. Grieving the ugly and celebrating the beauty of what each life gifts community is growing up in love too as a nation–watch this clip.
Greymouth Miners Remembrance Ceremony Footage is supplied by Te Karere Maori News reporting live from Mawhera, Te Wai Pounamu, Aoteroa New Zealand. This news footage denotes the magnitude felt by community across the board in this coast township.
I like the interview which shows variation in Maori dialectical variations of New Zealand’s indigenous peoples own unique diversity between Irena Smith and Kathleen of Mawhera. We call it Nga Mita o Te Reo (dialects). The interview shares the story of grief’s depths. My favorite part of the footage is the young people of Mawhera singing in Maori to lift the spirits of the grieving. Maori young people are so special. Such good kids, putting aside their own grief for friends and family to find the strength and grace to encourage others. They are descendants of people who have been doing this in Mawhera for many centuries.
As a Kiwi who lives in Hollywood I find all the words in English equally as important and moving as the words in Te Reo Rangatira (the language of Chiefs). Enjoy this very special view–a cultural treasure of New Zealand as new culture grows and develops alongside these Maori young people’s development that the nation of New Zealand speaks of in the copy below. Powerful stuff. Mawhera young people are Hollywood stars today on this blog, just because they are. Alright–we need to upgrade these kids with funding to get some swanky new cultural uniforms for performing on such global occasions I think and make them a little bit of a priority. A fine effort from these young leaders.
The following news coverage story is via English NTDTV: Memorial services were held in Greymouth, New Zealand, for the 29 miners who perished in an accident at the Pike River coal mine last month. A two-minute moment of silence was observed, and local school children sang songs of remembrance. (more…)
It is the second time Brad Pitt has seen Megamind. This time Mr Pitt is pictured with Angelina seeing the film again in Paris, France.
Wikileaks US leaked docs news dominates our top ten celebrity, entertainment news posts here in Hollywood. A shock, because this is not a political blog but an entertainment celebrity blog. I guess world leaders are celebrities right now then, if they’re rating above known celeb names. A good sign.
Here’s John Key‘s quote on the 1600 documents that relate to New Zealand, 1400 hundred of them stemming from Wellington: ”My understanding is it’s more likely to be the odd sort of comment which is colourful in nature, the sort of thing that you might say to your mate around the coffee table but not necessarily something you’d want written down and read by the person that you were reporting on—I see biodocuments (documents about people) or I see reports that come in from our embassies and high commissions around the world. They always have a degree of colour or [creative] licence about them. I take them with a grain of salt. Generally the positions we hold we make them public anyway.”
Good advice on how Wikileaks docs should be read. Just like most things written on this blog really. On that note, our top ten voted worldwide today are:
10. TIE B: Jay-Z’s tribute to lost Greymouth Miners
“No one is under any illusions about how we feel about the Fiji administration at the moment or what’s happening in Afghanistan so I’d be surprised if there’s anything there”–JK for NZ.
TVNZ reporting via NZPA on NZ’s Position about the US criticism in the Wikileaks Doc: ‘After revelations via Wikileaks that diplomats were told to spy on United Nations figures, the US is accountable, NZ’s leader says.
‘Among the documents released was a classified directive to US diplomats sent on behalf of US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in July 2009 which sought intelligence on the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and the ambassadors of the other permanent members of the UN Security Council – Britain, China, Russia and France.
The “new national human intelligence collection directive” was sent to US representatives at the UN missions in New York, Vienna and Rome, and 33 embassies and consulates. The UN has reacted saying it will take up concerns with the US and that its operations under the 1946 convention on the privileges and immunities of the United Nations included immunity from search or interference by member governments.
Key did not criticise the US when asked about the controversy this afternoon.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 11.30.10~
Namaste. Special thanks to all of you who read Horiwood.Com in Hollywood. May your holiday season be a good one and 2011 be prosperous and abundantly blessed for you all. Most of all, may your smiles increase and your spirits rise.
According to Quantcast, here’s what we all look like. Pretty diverse. I love you all. As a fellow global citizen, thanks for being my daily teachers who share yourselves on a New Zealand Maori Kiwi’s blog. You’ve taught me so much. As caring is sharing. Many thanks for your open hearts and your limitless abilities to share. Peace.
To love our enemies is where true love begins
Peace is like a harmonious river that always flows over the rocks and hate-hurled boulders of the human frailties and short-sighted misunderstandings of history’s wars–Horiwood 2010′s for World Peace
Two brothers of New Zealand ask one question in song. That question is very pertinent for all leaders of the civilized world today who claim to know what Peace is, when dishing out Peace Awards on a global stage.
How deep is your love?
Here’s Adeaze of New Zealand with that question with their performance as sung by brothers 9z and Viiz Tupa’i of Otara - South Auckland, in The Supercity of New Zealand.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 11.28.10. Lyrics follow after the jump:~
[Image caption - Fan Sam Bellingham was lucky enough to get a photo with Beyonce as she arrived at Auckland International Airport, New Zealand].
My Maori mum, Tui of Helensville is too cute. Right on midnight (Los Angeles Time) she called me to say that she had gone with her grandchildren to see Bono (she meant U2) perform in Auckland The Supercity.
She also said that Beyonce was spotted going for lunch the next day at The Soul Cafe in Auckland City. “She’s beautiful dear,” were mom’s words.
Maori moms are so much fun. Mine is in her 70′s and can still rock it out to a humanitarian’s rock concert with her grandkids. Namely, her blackest grandchild Bradley James. Love her!
On the phone we talked about what she feels the world needs today. For once I listened. She spoke of people needing a true sense of manaaki (or hospitality from one’s spirit) that this would warm and brighten the world and make it a better place.
She was deep as well as funny as Maori and all Kiwi moms usually are. I felt her manaakitanga over the phone of a woman who has birthed her children in New Zealand, in Tonga in Fiji and travelled to India, China, Israel, America, Australia, the Phillipines as the global people-loving citizen that mom is. From New Zealand, her home–mom’s love of her big-hearted nation in the world beamed bright across New Zealand’s South Pacific Waters to my Maori-Kiwi heart here in California.
Thanks for the fun phone call mom.
And – go Sam Bellingham in New Zealand! You rock. Los Angeles sees your star Kiwi smile too. xox
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 11.27.10~
This is what a Kiwi team of champions looks like.
Pride of Aotearoa/ New Zealand = a pride of acrobats and action stars 2010′s.
Hot dance News/ Family News: Who? Prestige dance group is a group of Kiwi-Polynesian lads.
Hollywood Claim to fame: Jordan Samuel, aka Jay-V is my nephew and namesake. He also dances in this group.
Global Claim to Fame: 1st Place performance at World Supremacy Battlegrounds 2010, South-Pacific.
Skill: Polynesian robotic discipline fused with endless creativity. A new generation arises.
Dance Group Origins: Auckland – The Supercity, North Island, New Zealand.
Creativity: They are self-taught, self-choreographed. The ensemble shines–a Polynesian-Kiwi art form in effect. Community in unison is star.
Vibe: Off the chain.
What should happen: They all should be cast in a 3D action film. So talented. They’ve got mad skills. Put these guys in super hero costumes then film them in 3D. Wow! They’d be amazing. Think Dwayne Johnson x 11.
Rating: Group effort, little budget, focus. High energy. They are self supporting artists. But the Result is 10/10. Awesome! Mighty men.
Demand: Performing in Melbourne Australia and Sydney Australia. Trans-Tasman dance group. Their current self-expression takes the form of dance experts. However, they are all stars in the making.
Very cool. Mauri ‘Ola Prestige. You’re rocking! You make me proud to be a Kiwi.
[Pic: Jordan Samuel Graham (left) hangs out hood-side with his mates. Image Jay-V's own]
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 11.22.10~
Astaria Tigerlily Te Aukura is a sweetheart from New Zealand whose been shortlisted as New Zealand’s next Milkybar Kid. She is 7 years-old.
If successful, the gorgeous Astaria will feature in a TV commercial for Nestle chocolate company’s new campaign that features a child cowgirl or cowboy, in the lead–showing kids having fun growing up in New Zealand.
The old TVC follows with a clip from Hollywood-Kiwi film director Geoff Murphy‘s film Utu (Young Guns II) that depicts the New Zealand landscape as a Western.
Fun times ahead for Kiwi kids in the future of this great film making nation. Good luck Astaria on your audition. The winner is announced November 19th 2010. What a beautiful smile Astaria Te Aukura has.
Astaria is of Auckland The Supercity. Her audition follows along with Astaria performing the Rarotonga hula of the Cook Islands in New Zealand with her friend Lauren Lietz at Mairangi Bay. Too cute.
Because New Zealand, where Astaria is growing up, is like living in a big Western (great outdoors in rural regions) fused with Cosmopolitan City living, here’s an image of Hollywood-Kiwi film director, Geoff Murphy‘s (Young Guns II) cinematography from the movie Utu. Murphy’s last film features the poetry of Edgar Allen Poe.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 11.16.10~
Today was the biggest growth day on the blog in two months.
Thanks for the mad love everyone. Together, we’re making history.
God bless you all. Thank you.
Let’s rock this, together!
What I have learned at this point blogging, is that Maori-Kiwis really can live away from whanau (family) iwi (tribe) in the US full time, for 4 and a half years now.
I’ve learned that I love America, more than most people claim they do.
This is a great nation, diverse and beautiful and I feel very privileged and blessed to have been a small part of it, during some very interesting years. As most of you who read the blog are American, “thank you,” have faith in yourself, as many of us (your friends who are non-American) do. We believe in you!
No matter what the day may serve up, may a growing bond never change between you and your allied nations of friends. When you’re down, it us who, within reason, hold your arms up in shared victory. That’s what real friends are for. Kiwis (New Zealanders) are such real people. We don’t quit good people. The victory is not always monetary. A change for you all perhaps in these not always smooth, political years and growing pains. Instead, the victory we share together is a shared world for future generations, beyond temporary moments of instant gratification known as ‘our lifetime.’
On that note, here’s a group of lads, all of whom are perhaps much more noble than me –yet not one has my profile, even though they all should– whose ancestors all raised them to think of their grandchildren’s grandchildren. Here’s some more Maori entertainment from the priceless lads of K2 Maori Company.
Blogging in H-Wood, most days I feel like one of these bros. Not much different to any one them. I believe that not enough Maori men are seen or visible at high profile levels of leadership in the world. Yet the world needs what Maori men know culturally, at this point in world history. Especially in America, hence a motivating reason of why I blog.
Incidentally, most Kiwi kids grew up singing this song. I was about ten? I think, when I first learned it with my siblings, next door neighbors and friends. I still know all the words off by heart. When I was in Hawaii I heard some Hawaiian bros singing this hori jingle too, so it’s a bit of a global hit, worth sharing. Americans… you’re quite surprising people, to know this song. Thank you all for being a part of our diverse view, that includes Maori presence (taste preferences and observations) daily too in Hollywood and America. Mauri ‘Ola - life to you!
Golden couple of the day: Jessica Simpson & Eric Johnson
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 11.14.10~
U2 IS PERFORMING IN NEW ZEALAND – THE VIEW OF THE HOLLYWOOD HILLS FROM LITTLE RUSSIA, WEST HOLLYWOOD – 11.13.10
Only Love wins.
Photographs of the Hollywood Hills, the local Russia Delhi in front of where I live in Little Russia that serves up the best caviar in West Hollywood, Angelina Jolie‘s latest billboard 30 yards from home and the open street view of fair Santa Monica Blvd today.
As I upload these pictures to share with you all, I’m reminded that super rockers U2 are performing live in New Zealand soon.
She really wants to go and see Bono, The Edge and the lads live. Gorgeous Maori – Kiwi mums, they’re always too much fun!Where fun is, that’s where they can be found. Fun people need to be recharged with fun too. Mom knows where it’s at! Go Mom! :)
Here’s U2 performing live at the Rose Bowl, Pasadena California in an epic performance. Hollywood is still raving about it today.
Amazing Grace & Where The Streets Have No Name. Up! Liberty looks, feels and sounds like this today. Loving it from these Irish rockers here in Hollywood today. Bring it on!
[Jimi Hendrix Hollywood star, Walk of Fame, complete with Adventurous Maori motif jewelry, Hollywood Blvd California--especially for all kids of Auckland The Supercity, New Zealand and California who want to express themselves on the guitar. Hendrix's music mastery is legendary status music. Avoid all the other stuff, just learn his music. Hot! LOUDER PEOPLE! Skilfully on ten guitars, even. Why not?! Now that's a fine plan!]
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 11.13.10~
“Think you used enough dynamite their buddy?”–Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid scripting
Meet young Benjamin Clark. He’s from Auckland the Supercity in New Zealand and he’s gunning for the title of the Milkybar Kid.
Nestle chocolate’s adventurous child cowboy hero, is a New Zealand legend for rounding up baddies who stop kids from having the whitest creamiest milk chocolate on the planet. A new nationwide search began a while back for this new TVC campaign in Middle Earth. Do you think Ben should be the next white chocolate cowboy of his generation?
Good luck young Benjamin Clark. Dream big – Anything is possible.
Here’s a vintage TV commercial below, I was raised on watching as a kid. Incidentally Auckland The Supercity is a fantastic place to visit with children and also to raise children in. It’s a lot of fun. Yachting cowboys is one thing Auckland is known for in raising good kids.
In Auckland children are given the opportunity to grow up in-the-main to be quite courteous, culturally savvy, intelligent (good schools, colleges and education) and always adventurous in the amazing outdoors of clean and green, New Zealand paradise. Everyday I miss it. New Zealand really is that good.
[Western movie scene- Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kid starring Paul Newman & Robert Redford - Being a cowboy is a risky business, when fighting for your creamy white chocolate. Explosive results sometimes happen on the cowboy trail quite by accident. Watch this clip: Dust, smoke, splinters and cash blowing in the wind - oops, an American Western! One of many in Hollywood's much loved filmic archives]
Good Luck Ben! Whether you win the MK hat or not, you’re a Milkybar Kid here in Hollywood today on this blog. Go get it all! The world is your swagger. Here’s looking at you kid. Represent for Auckland! :)
~Image: Irving Swifty Lazar‘s star. Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 11.13.10~
Like the colors of Benetton, colorful fun in fashion as a metaphor of universality for all people. Hot!
~Music, Kiwi folk pop gospel princess, Brooke Fraser with Flags from her new album Flags. Check Brooke out. She’s the daughter of a fine rugby football player, Bernie Fraser. Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 11.11.10. Images via CBS News, Special edition~
ANNIE CRUMMER SINGS AND MODEL LINDSAY ELLINGSON WORKS A PASIFIKA THEME ON THE RUNWAY – VICTORIA’S SECRET SHOW 2010
I am so excited. Brand new footage of the one and only Annie Crummer is available to share. Today though, Annie is Harwood-Hollywood-Hot in the City of Angels entertainment and celebrity news round up.
Meanwhile here in America, Victoria’s Secret is proud of all things South Pacific in their new line up of hot models and lingerie attire for the American woman.
IMAGINATIVE SAM KIRBY, A READER AND MATHEMATICIAN OF CHRISTCHURCH WANTS TO BE THE MILKYBAR KID 2010′s
The future looks like Sam Kirby on Wood: Like those who dream with milky rich imagination (in 3D full cream of Cinematic mastery), New Zealand Kids are Milkybar Kids, still.
If you know anything about New Zealand, you will know that we have the creamiest, whitest chocolate in the world. If you knew this growing up in New Zealand, perhaps you too once wanted to be, The Milkybar Kid. On that note:
Meet Sam Kirby. He’s 7 years-old and has dreams of being a chocolate loving cowboy, who rounds up “baddies” and dishes out milky creamy white chocolate to all of his friends.
Sounds like a good concept for a political party to me. Go Sam!
On the Nestle Milkybar Kids website for TVC auditions, here’s what’s posted about Sam Kirby: “Sam enjoys reading and maths at school. He’s a fun and creative kid with a big imagination who loves dressing up and performing for his family.
Sam’s interests are: Space, dinosaurs, swimming, soccer, musical theater and the piano.
Sam’s audition can be seen here, along with the original trailer of The Lone Ranger. Why the Lone Ranger, was even called that is a mystery. He always had a faithful Native American Indian mate in Jay Silverfoot (who was really Canadian, but this is America!), a famous white horse named Silver and a whole cast of extras. Some with teeth others without.
But back to Sam. Vote Master Kirby here. For fun family travels, do visit Sam’s city known as The Garden City, that incidentally is one of the best City’s in the world to bring up children. The City also raises Rugby football world champions and fine singers and artists. Good soccer players is what Sam is furthering in Christchruch for diversity. Cool.
These kids are talented and tough. Christchurch is a City with a community strength of spirit second to none in the World, even when tested under pressure, their spirit as a City bonded tightly together is something that makes you observe with a sense of respect and pride. Even if the world was to crash and fall around them, Christchurch City people roll tight together and … They’re unbreakable. The world loves Christchurch City for their spirit and global purpose. They certainly inspire me from Hollywood always.
Go here to Christchurch City‘s website. Sam’s auditon is well worth a watch just to hear this future leader say: “The Milkybars on me.” Bring it on Sam! Go laddie. When I was 7, I was singing on the tail end of a group with my older siblings for crowds of up to 400 people a sitting. Kiwi kids entertain from a young age. It’s normal in Kiwiland to perform and turn out a show as Sam Kirby exemplifies today, from Hollywood on this blog- Entertainment Capitol of The World.
~A Hollywood tribute, Irving Swifty Lazar for Sam Kirby of Christchurch City. Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 11.11.10~
Dominique Burrows is from Invercargill, South Island New Zealand.
This youngster is 8 years-old and wants to be the next Nestle Milkybar Kid. New Zealand is undergoing a talent search to cast a new kid cowboy for a big TVC campaign. If Dominique is successful, the character he’ll play is all about fighting for the creamiest white chocolate known to New Zealand kids in the world.
Dominique’s talents are not just limited to acting. He’s a drummer, a gymnast, learns ballet for balance and his first acting gig saw Dominique cast in Oliver in Invercargill. Not bad for just 8 years-old.
His hero? Michael Jackson.
Dominique certainly has the talent to step into the cowboy boots of the Milkybar Kid. Let’s see what the nation decides come voting time.
The most important thing to know about Domique’s unique city, especially if you’re Japanese and reading this, is that you’ll love Invercargill’s Bluff Oysterfest. But if you’re Japanese and enjoy oysters, I know you’ve probably heard of this festival already.
Just like Nestle claim that their Milkybars are creamy white; bluff oysters are the creamiest, whitest oysters in the world. They’re dredged from the black sludge of the ocean–quite an experience to be on a fishing boat to watch and they’re delicious.
Go here to see Chef Jules thoughts on The Bluff Oyster.
And good luck Dominique Burrows for The Milkbar Kid title 2010.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 11.11.10~