Sunday, January 31, 2010

Re: [pima.nius] Re: New Zealander to blame for ferry sinking

2:01 PM |

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go on, tell us who the original gefe was !

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On 1 February 2010 10:52, Aaron Taouma <aaron.taouma1@gmail.com> wrote:
Just to clarify this. I did not post the last post where that word was used.

Somebody who I will not name had access to my email.

This is just to clarify that. Back to the issues at hand...



On Sun, Jan 31, 2010 at 5:58 PM, PiTV <will@waiatatrust.co.nz> wrote:
Now,now guys so foul language afterall we are suppose to be
responsible journalists right.
But in acknowledging your fustration Aaron, now we see neo-
colonialists at work...
No wonder some of our island leaders are questioning the influential
power of NZ and Australia.
If its not through the Aid strings attached policy , its when you have
dumb guys like Jonesse
bambuzzingling local bureaucrats with their conning speeches and
getting sucked in....

As a democratic royalists said to me recently... at least the late HM
King Tupou IV lost only money when conned by the royal jester,
this democratic Prime Minister and his puppets got conned and LIVES
were LOST...



On Jan 30, 1:19 pm, Aaron Taouma <aaron.taou...@gmail.com> wrote:
> gefe
>
> On Sat, Jan 30, 2010 at 10:52 AM, avaiki - jason brown <
>
> avaiki.n...@gmail.com> wrote:
> > . . .
>
> > yeah, behind every dumb coconut there's an even dumber kiwi
>
> > sad is the *word*
>
> > jas
> > . . .
>
> > 2010/1/30 Aaron Taouma <aaron.taou...@gmail.com>
>
> > How sad.
>
> >> On Sat, Jan 30, 2010 at 8:45 AM, pima news <pima.n...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> >>> New Zealander to blame for ferry sinking NZPA
> >>>  Last updated 08:28 29/01/2010
>
> >>> The New Zealander who bought the ill-fated Tongan ferry Princess Ashika
> >>> today admitted he was partially to blame for its sinking.
>
> >>> The Shipping Corporation of Polynesia's former chief executive John
> >>> Jonesse today gave more evidence in Nuku'alofa at the Royal Commission of
> >>> Inquiry into the sinking which cost 74 lives last August.
>
> >>> Pesi Fonua, a journalist covering the inquiry for Matangi Tonga Online,
> >>> told Radio New Zealand this evening that Mr Jonesse said he was partially
> >>> responsible for the sinking.
>
> >>> Earlier this week, Shipping Corporation of Polynesia (SCP) chairwoman
> >>> 'Alisi Taumoepeau told the inquiry that SCP's recommendation that the
> >>> government buy Princess Ashika was based on information provided by Mr
> >>> Jonesse, which she said she now knew was inaccurate.
>
> >>> The inquiry has been told that Mr Jonesse told the SCP board that the
> >>> ferry was seaworthy.
>
> >>> The 37-year-old ferry was bought from Fiji, as a stop-gap measure while
> >>> the Tongan government waited for a new ferry to be built in Japan.
>
> >>> A report presented to the inquiry showed the ferry was designed to
> >>> operate only on smooth waters with a sailing time of not more than three
> >>> hours.
>
> >>> The commission received an extract from the original "stability book" for
> >>> the vessel -- a document specifically outlining the suitability of the
> >>> vessel to the area of navigation, sailing duration and tonnage.
>
> >>> Mr Jonesse in evidence to the inquiry in November claimed that he did not
> >>> see the report while in Fiji but he was told there was one and when he asked
> >>> for it he was told by the former owners that it was on board the vessel.
>
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Re: [pima.nius] Re: New Zealander to blame for ferry sinking

1:52 PM |

Just to clarify this. I did not post the last post where that word was used.

Somebody who I will not name had access to my email.

This is just to clarify that. Back to the issues at hand...


On Sun, Jan 31, 2010 at 5:58 PM, PiTV <will@waiatatrust.co.nz> wrote:
Now,now guys so foul language afterall we are suppose to be
responsible journalists right.
But in acknowledging your fustration Aaron, now we see neo-
colonialists at work...
No wonder some of our island leaders are questioning the influential
power of NZ and Australia.
If its not through the Aid strings attached policy , its when you have
dumb guys like Jonesse
bambuzzingling local bureaucrats with their conning speeches and
getting sucked in....

As a democratic royalists said to me recently... at least the late HM
King Tupou IV lost only money when conned by the royal jester,
this democratic Prime Minister and his puppets got conned and LIVES
were LOST...



On Jan 30, 1:19 pm, Aaron Taouma <aaron.taou...@gmail.com> wrote:
> gefe
>
> On Sat, Jan 30, 2010 at 10:52 AM, avaiki - jason brown <
>
> avaiki.n...@gmail.com> wrote:
> > . . .
>
> > yeah, behind every dumb coconut there's an even dumber kiwi
>
> > sad is the *word*
>
> > jas
> > . . .
>
> > 2010/1/30 Aaron Taouma <aaron.taou...@gmail.com>
>
> > How sad.
>
> >> On Sat, Jan 30, 2010 at 8:45 AM, pima news <pima.n...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> >>> New Zealander to blame for ferry sinking NZPA
> >>>  Last updated 08:28 29/01/2010
>
> >>> The New Zealander who bought the ill-fated Tongan ferry Princess Ashika
> >>> today admitted he was partially to blame for its sinking.
>
> >>> The Shipping Corporation of Polynesia's former chief executive John
> >>> Jonesse today gave more evidence in Nuku'alofa at the Royal Commission of
> >>> Inquiry into the sinking which cost 74 lives last August.
>
> >>> Pesi Fonua, a journalist covering the inquiry for Matangi Tonga Online,
> >>> told Radio New Zealand this evening that Mr Jonesse said he was partially
> >>> responsible for the sinking.
>
> >>> Earlier this week, Shipping Corporation of Polynesia (SCP) chairwoman
> >>> 'Alisi Taumoepeau told the inquiry that SCP's recommendation that the
> >>> government buy Princess Ashika was based on information provided by Mr
> >>> Jonesse, which she said she now knew was inaccurate.
>
> >>> The inquiry has been told that Mr Jonesse told the SCP board that the
> >>> ferry was seaworthy.
>
> >>> The 37-year-old ferry was bought from Fiji, as a stop-gap measure while
> >>> the Tongan government waited for a new ferry to be built in Japan.
>
> >>> A report presented to the inquiry showed the ferry was designed to
> >>> operate only on smooth waters with a sailing time of not more than three
> >>> hours.
>
> >>> The commission received an extract from the original "stability book" for
> >>> the vessel -- a document specifically outlining the suitability of the
> >>> vessel to the area of navigation, sailing duration and tonnage.
>
> >>> Mr Jonesse in evidence to the inquiry in November claimed that he did not
> >>> see the report while in Fiji but he was told there was one and when he asked
> >>> for it he was told by the former owners that it was on board the vessel.
>
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[pima.nius] [Press Release] Dropping the "Grow First, Clean Up Later" Development Saying for Green Growth

11:05 AM |


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                              Press Release

 Dropping the "Grow First, Clean Up Later" Development Saying for Green
                                 Growth

[Suva,  Fiji – 29 January, 2010] – In light of the current economic crisis,
aligning development approaches to environmental sustainability is the best
solution to rebuild more resilient, socially inclusive economies.

"Green  Growth  is  a  policy  focus  for  the Asia and Pacific region that
emphasizes   environmentally   sustainable   economic  progress  to  foster
low-carbon,  socially  inclusive  development"  explains Mr. Iosefa Maiava,
Head  of  the  UN  Economic  and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific
(UNESCAP) Pacific Operations Centre, in Suva, Fiji.

In  the Asia and Pacific region, the concept of Environmentally Sustainable
Economic  Growth  or  Green  Growth  was  developed  at the 5th Ministerial
Conference  on  Environment  and  Development  (MCED  2005)  held in Seoul,
Republic of Korea.

While  promoting  Green  Growth  amongst  62 countries of the East Asia and
Pacific  region,  UNESCAP's  initiative to "green the UN" also supports the
reconciliation  between  the  achievement  of  two  significant  Millennium
Development   Goals   (MDGs),   namely  poverty  alleviation  (MDG  1)  and
environmental sustainability (MDG7).

The Asia and Pacific region represents 40 per cent of the earth's land area
and  is  inhabited  by 61 per cent of the world's population. The region is
facing  environmental  degradation,  climate  change and decreasing natural
resources  as  well  as  dealing  with  the recent fuel, food and financial
crisis. It is imperative that the region adjusts its development strategies
towards a more responsible and long-term perspective.

Mr.  Maiava  said  that  "given  the  region's  limited ecological carrying
capacity  and  the  enormous  need  for  further  economic growth to reduce
poverty  and meet the basic needs of its vast and expanding population, the
region has to find ways and means to reduce the environmental impact of its
economic growth."

To accomplish the goals designed by the concept of Green Growth, UNESCAP is
supporting  governments  to  establish  policy measures based on six "green
development paths", namely sustainable consumption and production, greening
businesses  and  markets,  sustainable infrastructure, green tax and budget
reform, eco-efficiency indicators and investment in natural capital.

UNESCAP is also helping Pacific countries develop Green Growth's conceptual
and analytical framework and provides capacity building.

"The  past axiom of "grow first, clean up later", can not apply in a region
that  has  such  a  limited  natural  resource  base  and a rapidly growing
population  directly  dependent  on  natural  resources."  says Mr. Maiava,
adding  that "Green Growth is the foremost strategy to ensure environmental
and  economic  sustainability  of  the  countries  in  the Asia and Pacific
region."



                                 [Ends]

Background Information:
The  Pacific  conference  on "The Human Face of the Global Economic Crisis"
will be held in Port Vila, Vanuatu from February 10-12, 2010. More than 200
people   including   government  ministers,  parliamentarians,  development
partners,   UN  agencies,  youth  and  women's  groups  and  civil  society
organizations are expected to attend.
The  conference is organized by the Government of Vanuatu with support from
the   United   Nations,  Asian  Development  Bank,  Pacific  Islands  Forum
Secretariat, Secretariat of the Pacific Community and the University of the
South Pacific.
The report "Protecting Pacific Island children and women during economic
and food crises: Working Edition one for Advocacy, Debate and Guidance" can
be accessed from
http://vanuatu2010.un.org.fj/resources/uploads/attachments/documents/Protecting_children_Exec_Summary.pdf


 For more information, please contact:
Jean  Sese, Director General, Ministry of Foreign Affairs on (678) 27045 or
jsese@vanuatu.gov.vu or
Donna    Hoerder,   Communications   Specialist   on   (679)   3300439   or
dhoerder@unicef.org ;



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[pima.nius] 'Militant' film on occupation wins special Tahiti festival jury prize

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Title – 6638 HAWAI'I: 'Militant' film on occupation wins special Tahiti festival jury prize
Date – 1 February 2010
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'MILITANT' FILM ON OCCUPATION OF HAWAI'I WINS SPECIAL FESTIVAL JURY PRIZE
http://pacific.scoop.co.nz/2010/01/militant-film-on-occupation-of-hawaii-wins-special-festival-jury-prize/

By Ana Currie in Pape'ete

PAPE'ETE, Tahiti (Pacific Scoop/Pacific Media Watch): Hawai'ian filmmaker Anne Keala Kelly's newly released documentary Noho Hewa: The Wrongful Occupation of Hawai'i was awarded a special jury prize at this week's Festival International Du Film Documentaire Oceanien (FIFO) in Tahiti.

The packed Grand Theatre at Papeete's Maison de la Culture exploded into loud cheers, hoots and applause when the special jury prize for Noho Hewa was announced at the closing event of the Festival International Du Film Documentaire Oceanien (FIFO) in Tahiti.

Jurors were moved by its raw and passionate portrayal of the struggles of today's native Hawai'ians.

Noho Hewa had attracted considerable attention among the professional and community viewers for its edgy and explicit expression of the ongoing effects of colonialism in Hawai'i.

For many Tahitian and other visiting Pacific island viewers, Kelly's film enabled them to understand, for the first time, the realities faced by the Hawai'ian people in their own homeland, and the kanaka Maoli (native Hawai'ian) resistance to the desecration and obliteration of their culture by the US military, real estate development, and tourism pressures.

In the Hawai'ian language, hewa means "wrong" and noho means "to occupy."

From the military exercises and bombings at Makua and Pohakuloa and the desecration of burial sites at Hokulia and Wal-mart, to Maoli homelessness – in stark contrast to the widespread construction of upscale gated communities – and the resistance to the Akaka bill, Kelly's film weaves a context of understanding of how the US overthrow and continuing occupation of the sovereign kingdom of Hawai'i affect every aspect of native Hawaiian life.

Systematic obliteration
The film makes a case that through the force of US laws, economy, militarism, and real estate speculation, the Hawai'ian people are facing systematic, intentional obliteration.

The film features interviews with Hawaiian activists and academics, whose comments serve to further clarify the significance and direness of the ongoing erosion of Hawaiian culture.

That's a message that resonates deeply with the people of the islands of the Pacific, most of whom continue to struggle with many of the same issues.

Noho Hewa was more than six years in production, and in 2008 won the Hawai'i International Film Festival's Award For Best Documentary.

Kelly is a Hawaiian journalist and filmmaker who has reported on politics, culture, the environment and indigenous peoples.

Keala's reports air regularly on the Pacifica Network's Free Speech Radio News and her print journalism has appeared in The Nation, Indian Country Today, Honolulu Weekly, Hawai'i Island Journal and other publications.

Her news footage has been featured on The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer and Democracy Now! and in September 2008 Keala co-produced The Other Hawai'i for Al Jazeera. She has an MFA in directing from University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA).

Climate change
The Grand Prize winning film at FIFO was Te Henua E Noho, a moving film about the effects of climate change on a small island community.

Te Henua E Noho was directed by New Zealander Briar March and produced by On The Level Productions.

The winner of the Prix Selection du Public – the popular choice of screening audiences – was Terre Natale: Retour a Rurutu, directed by Jean-Michele Corillon and produced by Kwanza and Bleu Lagon Production and Canal Overseas.

A visually stunning and emotionally rich presentation, this documentary tells the story of two young adults, a brother and sister, who were born on the island of Rurutu in the Austral archipelago of French Polynesia and adopted as very small children by a French couple.

After growing up in France, they return to Rurutu to re-connect with their culture and rediscover their roots.

Three special jury awards were given; along with Noho Hewa, the Austalian film Bastardy and the New Zealand documentary, The Topp Twins: Untouchable Girls, were also given special tribute by the jury for their unique and compelling character.

FIFO is one of the Pacific's major film events, a gathering of filmmakers, TV producers, and multimedia journalists from throughout the region to meet, network, and develop projects together.

'Pacific lovers'
The 2010 festival screenings attracted more than 20,000 viewers in four screening venues at the cultural centre.

Festival officials describe the event as a "meeting place for lovers of the Pacific, our vast region, which boasts such a varied and thriving cultural heritage, synonymous with dreaming, mystery and exploration . . . an enriching, sometimes astonishing, often surprising experience ranging over characters, identities, history and current affairs."

Hawai'i was represented at the festival by Kelly's film, as well as by Olohega, a documentary produced by a partnership of Pasifika Foundation Hawai'i (PFH) and Television New Zealand's Tagata Pasifika.

Olohega was selected by the festival committee as one of the 25 films screened for general festival audiences in addition to the 17 films that were entered in the jury competition.

Both Noho Hewa and Olohega were also among the seven films chosen for special question-and-answer sessions, an indication of the intense interest generated by these Hawai'i-based films.

Olohega chronicles the poignant and heartbreaking story of Tokelau's fourth island, Olohega, which was claimed by an American whaling captain, Eli Jennings, in 1856.

In 1925, Jennings' descendants used their American connections to successfully annex Olohega, known then as "Swains Island," to the United States, and continue to maintain their ownership of the island today.

Forcibly evicted
The film tells the stories of the Tokelauan people of Olohega who were forcibly evicted from their island home in the 1950s.

In their own words, the elders who now live in a tight-knit community on Oahu in Hawai'i, describe their shock, sadness and shame at their eviction, as well as their longing to return to their beautiful and fertile island.

Only a handful of people now live on Olohega, an island that once, as communal farming land, supported many Tokelauan communities with its bounty of crops.

After announcing the special jury award for Noho Hewa, jury member Elise Huffer explained that every member of the jury had been deeply affected by Kelly's film.

"This film is militant and uncompromising," she said, adding that the jury was unanimous in choosing to award a special prize for this film that told such an important story in such a powerful way.

"I'm shocked and deeply honored," said Kelly in a post-award interview.

"And for me the most important thing is that the message of the film was so strongly embraced by the jury, and by the audiences here. This is a story that needs to be told, and to be able to share it with other people of the Pacific is very meaningful to me."

* Ana Currie is executive director of the Pasifika Foundation Hawai'i (PFH).

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[pima.nius] Sunday Times editorial on tough new sex industry laws

11:00 AM |




Title – 6637 FIJI: Sunday Times editorial on tough new sex industry laws
Date – 31 January 2010
Byline – None
Origin – Pacific Media Watch
Source – The Sunday Times (Fiji) 31/1/10
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www.fijitimes.com/articleindex.aspx?date=2010/01/31

SUVA (Sunday Times editorial/Pacific Media Watch): Tough new laws against prostitution are welcome in [Fiji,] a country in which the sex trade has become more sophisticated over the years.

Just over 20 years ago, prostitution was confined to a number of seedy brothels in the main urban centres.

There was also a brisk trade on the wharves where prostitutes routinely went aboard the ships to provide sex for pay. It was from this activity that sex workers of the time earned the derisive Fijian term "kaba waqa", literally boat climber - a term which has endured for several decades and is considered the indigenous word for prostitute.

After the 1987 coup, prostitutes could no longer access the wharves and the trade was taken ashore to a number of small hostels, boarding houses and motels.

Indeed the term motel is sometimes used mostly in street talk as a term for brothel or a place where a room can be let for an hour or two for the sole purpose of drinking and sex.

There are a number of motels and small hotels which make a brisk trade from the provision of these services.

Police officers in Suva know of at least six such places which operate day and night for the benefit of sex workers and their clients.

In some cases the operators of these businesses arrange for girls to be provided for customers at an additional cost. Another part of the sex trade is the provision of women for men who work aboard the fishing ships which regularly berth in Suva. There are specific contact persons ashore, known to the shipping company and crew, who provide services after the necessary telephone call is made.

In Nadi and Lautoka, there is a superior level of prostitution in which women provide companionship at an evening function or dinner before having sex with the customer at a hotel or home. This call-girl service is restricted and expensive but exists nonetheless.

Activists point out that without demand for these services, prostitution would not flourish. The sad reality is that prostitution exists because of a demand from men and, to a lesser extent, women.

Police must ensure that not only sex workers are targeted when the new laws come into effect. Every effort must also be made to arrest and charge the men who have the audacity to take advantage of the women who sell their bodies for money.

We must not forget the pimps and motel owners who are equally responsible for this trade.

They must all face justice.

* See "Penalty for prostitution" , Fiji Times, 30 January 2010: www.fijitimes.com/story.aspx?ref=archive&id=138711

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[pima.nius] Pauly Fuemana Dies

1:43 AM |

Pauly Fuemana died this morning. RIP. You achieved greatness!

http://www.stuff.co.nz/timaru-herald/news/national/3279406/Pauly-Fuemana-dies
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/entertainment/news/article.cfm?c_id=1501119&objectid=10623347

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Saturday, January 30, 2010

[pima.nius] Re: Dangerous ferry sailing in Tonga again

9:15 PM |

Bringa back the Kalia or Tongiaki's i say. These double hull or
catamaran traditonal wakas traversed our Pacific oceans with speeds
that
present day america cup teams are just now wanting to copy, but
Captain Cook in his journals quoted...

Stop brining in the western type ships with their rusting hulls and
money consuming engines and lets get back to basics. what do you say
PIMAers????

On Jan 28, 8:09 am, pima news <pima.n...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Dangerous ferry sailing in Tonga again By MICHAEL FIELD - Stuff.co.nz
>
> http://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/national/world/3262011/Dangerous...
>
>   Last updated 10:31 26/01/2010
>
> A Tongan ferry declared dangerously unsafe is at sea with dozens of people
> aboard despite authorities arresting it.
>
> Auckland marine surveyor Bill Maddick had declared the 25-year-old MV
> Pulupaki unseaworthy and unsafe.
>
> Authorities in Nuku'alofa had it arrested last weekend but it has sailed
> with passengers aboard and is heading north through the archipelago.
>
> News of is detention and subsequent sailing have been revealed at a Royal
> Commission of Inquiry investigating last year's sinking of the ferry
> Princess Ashika in which 74 people died.
>
> Pulupaki, which took part in the rescue, is Tonga's last ferry.
>
> Mr Maddick in Auckland said he could not discuss his warnings as he had a
> confidentiality agreement with the Tongan government.
>
> But the Secretary for Transport 'Eleni Mone told the inquiry yesterday that
> they had ordered Pulupaki detained until deficiencies were dealt with by the
> owner.
>
> She said she had only become aware it was unsafe last week.
>
> It was illegal for the ship, in an unsafe state, to leave port.
>
> To questioning, she said she was unaware that the vessel had sailed last
> weekend.
>
> She did not know where it was.
>
> The ship is owned Uata Shipping Line, which is owned by member of parliament
> 'Uliti Uata.
>
> Maddick had found serious deficiencies on Pulupaki and a lack of
> certificates needed for sailing.
>
> Among its problems was the fact that its stern ramp was not watertight.
>
> He said it was beyond repair.
>
> Mone denied she had been under political pressure to allow Pulupaki to said.
>
> "I did not bow to political pressure. I was advised by my technical staff
> that this is - and we worked with the deficiencies of the MV Pulupaki."

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[pima.nius] Re: Avatar - also known as indigenous issues 101

9:09 PM |

Well if this is the excitement from a movie that uses our Aotearoa
language as a guideline for the Narvi people's lingo
just check out what is being installed for the upcoming panther movie
which is ACTUALLY a TRUE story on a similar
struggle of the Narvi people... And its actors are BROWN, not
Blue !!!!!

On Jan 30, 10:31 am, Aaron Taouma <aaron.taou...@gmail.com> wrote:
> All Right!!
>
> On Sat, Jan 30, 2010 at 8:47 AM, pima news <pima.n...@gmail.com> wrote:
> > Avatar - also known as indigenous issues 101 By KARLO MILA - The Dominion
> > Post
> >  Last updated 08:06 29/01/2010
>
> >http://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/opinion/3273257/Avatar-also-know...
>
> >  OPINION: This week James Cameron's movie Avatar has become the
> > highest-grossing movie of all time. The movie has allegedly killed a man in
> > Taiwan who died from "over-excitement". It has spawned depression en masse
> > among viewers, paralysed by the fact that they're stuck on the disconnected
> > and dying planet. Unfortunately, Pandora, Cameron's moon, is only in
> > theatres.
>
> > China has banned it from more than a thousand screens at the urging of
> > propaganda officials worried about its influence.
>
> > Cameron's moving metaphor has opened a number of Pandora's boxes, in
> > particular, highlighting the plight of displaced and indigenous people.
> > While Avatar is described as sci-fi or futuristic, it didn't feel to me like
> > anything lost in space. Rather, it told a story as old as our hills, not one
> > often sung from the treetops, but the one buried deeper beneath our green
> > pastures.
>
> > A friend of mine who works in development in the Pacific described Avatar
> > ultimately as outreach. It is indigenous issues 101 for mainstream in 3D
> > technicolour. This is what happens when different world views and ways of
> > knowing collide. Popcorn is optional.
>
> > Cameron has admitted that he modelled the indigenous alien-speak of Avatar
> > on te reo Maori. The Avatar linguist (who appears to have Klingon
> > aspirations) laid claim to the syntax and grammar but admitted that Cameron
> > chose the first 30 words.
>
> > The linguistic remix of syntax and sounds in Avatar has nothing on the
> > whirling pastiche of indigenous and native images, from the whooping,
> > war-crying Last of the Mohicans (blueskins not redskins) saddled up with
> > dragons between their legs, to the chiefly Lion Kings and purring feline
> > queens sourced straight back to the Circle of Life.
>
> > There's the Naomi Campbell- esque Pocahontas princess in her own shade of
> > indigo, complete with bare breasts, beads and strategic nipple-slips (some
> > poor sod on the internet counted 26 times).
>
> > There's the flash of the Braveheart blue-face, mini dreadlocks and war
> > plaits flying in the heat of battle.
>
> > Yes, it all feels very familiar, but in a lovely alien kind of way. Far
> > from being fantasy about fantasy, Avatar is the native blue movie par
> > excellence.
>
> > Throw in G.I. Joe, Top Gun, Star Wars, Ramboesque hand grenading and
> > knife-wielding Transformers. Add lush, seductive scenery so surreal you can
> > reach out and touch it - and you can see why you've got a blockbuster on
> > your hands. Yes, Avatar relies heavily on a rehash of familiar archetypes
> > and worn formulas. But one only has to watch a Sir Peter Jackson film to see
> > how Hollywood usually does ooga-booga.
> > Ad Feedback<http://www.stuff.co.nz/about-stuff/advertising-feedback/?pos=STORYBOD...>
>
> > It's the familiar fail of Russian ice-skaters in brown body tights, leaves
> > and loin cloths. It is ill- conceived mumbo-jumbo served up on ice. It is
> > zeroes all round on the placards. Cameron said: "I try to live with honour,
> > even if it costs me millions of dollars and takes a long time." Not a bad
> > approach to life if you can afford it. And if you can't, a little love and
> > respect go a long way.
>
> > * * *
>
> > After watching Avatar, we went to Te Papa and saw the long-term exhibition
> > Blood, Earth, Fire. Like Avatar, it invokes the extended metaphor of an
> > "alien" species. We played the interactive Survivor computer game: You are
> > an alien. You're going to live on a new planet. You can choose species to
> > take with you for food. You travel via rocket to a new planet (shaped
> > exactly like New Zealand). Notably, many species you may have selected, such
> > as the Choc Bar Vine, end up being rabid, noxious and disastrous to the
> > environment.
>
> > The exhibition documents the colonial "delight of burning" virgin forest
> > into pastures. The before and after maps of deforestation communicate
> > strong, cartographic messages of waning green.
>
> > I listened to the lament for lost species and pondered the Pandora
> > depression pandemic. As the te reo echoed over the frail bones of the long
> > extinct huia bird, I meditated on why, when writing Avatar, Cameron, "maybe
> > had some Maori in his ear".
>
> > It is a credit to us, that at the Museum of New Zealand we are not afraid
> > to open our own Pandora's boxes. The stories we tell about ourselves are
> > becoming less one- dimensional. Like Avatar, I think they are much more
> > compelling, reflective and honest than many of the ooga-booga narratives
> > that preceded them.
> >  Next Opinion story:
>
> > A whiff of agitation that won't go away<http://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/opinion/3276330/A-whiff-of-agita...>
> > Dominion Post Homepage <http://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post>
> >  Sponsored links
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[pima.nius] Re: The Independent -- An absolute monarch bent on giving up his power

9:00 PM |

Its a fact my friend!!!!

On Jan 28, 12:12 pm, Aaron Taouma <aaron.taou...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Thanks Will. Very interesting.
>
> On Thu, Jan 28, 2010 at 8:13 AM, pima news <pima.n...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> > From: will.ilola...@kiwitv.com.au <will.ilola...@kiwitv.com.au>
> > Date: 2010/1/27
> > Subject: The Independent -- An absolute monarch bent on giving up his power
> > To:
> > Cc: "will.ilola...@kiwitv.com.au" <will.ilola...@kiwitv.com.au>
>
> >   will.ilola...@kiwitv.com.au has sent you this article from The
> > Independent.
>
> >  Message from will.ilola...@kiwitv.com.au:
> >  PiTV nius updating you on Tonga's royalty
>
> >  [image: The Independent]
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> >  An absolute monarch bent on giving up his power
> > <http://license.icopyright.net/user/external.act?href=http%3A%2F%2Fwww...>
> >  It is not every day you meet an interviewee that you have to greet with a
> > bow. "When he walks into the room, you should refer to him as Your Majesty,"
> > advises David Dunkley, the King of Tonga's private secretary. "But don't
> > worry - you don't have to do a...
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[pima.nius] Re: New Zealander to blame for ferry sinking

8:58 PM |

Now,now guys so foul language afterall we are suppose to be
responsible journalists right.
But in acknowledging your fustration Aaron, now we see neo-
colonialists at work...
No wonder some of our island leaders are questioning the influential
power of NZ and Australia.
If its not through the Aid strings attached policy , its when you have
dumb guys like Jonesse
bambuzzingling local bureaucrats with their conning speeches and
getting sucked in....

As a democratic royalists said to me recently... at least the late HM
King Tupou IV lost only money when conned by the royal jester,
this democratic Prime Minister and his puppets got conned and LIVES
were LOST...

On Jan 30, 1:19 pm, Aaron Taouma <aaron.taou...@gmail.com> wrote:
> gefe
>
> On Sat, Jan 30, 2010 at 10:52 AM, avaiki - jason brown <
>
> avaiki.n...@gmail.com> wrote:
> > . . .
>
> > yeah, behind every dumb coconut there's an even dumber kiwi
>
> > sad is the *word*
>
> > jas
> > . . .
>
> > 2010/1/30 Aaron Taouma <aaron.taou...@gmail.com>
>
> > How sad.
>
> >> On Sat, Jan 30, 2010 at 8:45 AM, pima news <pima.n...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> >>> New Zealander to blame for ferry sinking NZPA
> >>>  Last updated 08:28 29/01/2010
>
> >>> The New Zealander who bought the ill-fated Tongan ferry Princess Ashika
> >>> today admitted he was partially to blame for its sinking.
>
> >>> The Shipping Corporation of Polynesia's former chief executive John
> >>> Jonesse today gave more evidence in Nuku'alofa at the Royal Commission of
> >>> Inquiry into the sinking which cost 74 lives last August.
>
> >>> Pesi Fonua, a journalist covering the inquiry for Matangi Tonga Online,
> >>> told Radio New Zealand this evening that Mr Jonesse said he was partially
> >>> responsible for the sinking.
>
> >>> Earlier this week, Shipping Corporation of Polynesia (SCP) chairwoman
> >>> 'Alisi Taumoepeau told the inquiry that SCP's recommendation that the
> >>> government buy Princess Ashika was based on information provided by Mr
> >>> Jonesse, which she said she now knew was inaccurate.
>
> >>> The inquiry has been told that Mr Jonesse told the SCP board that the
> >>> ferry was seaworthy.
>
> >>> The 37-year-old ferry was bought from Fiji, as a stop-gap measure while
> >>> the Tongan government waited for a new ferry to be built in Japan.
>
> >>> A report presented to the inquiry showed the ferry was designed to
> >>> operate only on smooth waters with a sailing time of not more than three
> >>> hours.
>
> >>> The commission received an extract from the original "stability book" for
> >>> the vessel -- a document specifically outlining the suitability of the
> >>> vessel to the area of navigation, sailing duration and tonnage.
>
> >>> Mr Jonesse in evidence to the inquiry in November claimed that he did not
> >>> see the report while in Fiji but he was told there was one and when he asked
> >>> for it he was told by the former owners that it was on board the vessel.
>
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Re: [pima.nius] New Zealander to blame for ferry sinking

4:19 PM |

gefe

On Sat, Jan 30, 2010 at 10:52 AM, avaiki - jason brown <avaiki.nius@gmail.com> wrote:
. . .

yeah, behind every dumb coconut there's an even dumber kiwi

sad is the word

jas
. . .


2010/1/30 Aaron Taouma <aaron.taouma1@gmail.com>

How sad.


On Sat, Jan 30, 2010 at 8:45 AM, pima news <pima.nius@gmail.com> wrote:

New Zealander to blame for ferry sinking

NZPA
Last updated 08:28 29/01/2010

The New Zealander who bought the ill-fated Tongan ferry Princess Ashika today admitted he was partially to blame for its sinking.

The Shipping Corporation of Polynesia's former chief executive John Jonesse today gave more evidence in Nuku'alofa at the Royal Commission of Inquiry into the sinking which cost 74 lives last August.

Pesi Fonua, a journalist covering the inquiry for Matangi Tonga Online, told Radio New Zealand this evening that Mr Jonesse said he was partially responsible for the sinking.

Earlier this week, Shipping Corporation of Polynesia (SCP) chairwoman 'Alisi Taumoepeau told the inquiry that SCP's recommendation that the government buy Princess Ashika was based on information provided by Mr Jonesse, which she said she now knew was inaccurate.

The inquiry has been told that Mr Jonesse told the SCP board that the ferry was seaworthy.

The 37-year-old ferry was bought from Fiji, as a stop-gap measure while the Tongan government waited for a new ferry to be built in Japan.

A report presented to the inquiry showed the ferry was designed to operate only on smooth waters with a sailing time of not more than three hours.

The commission received an extract from the original "stability book" for the vessel -- a document specifically outlining the suitability of the vessel to the area of navigation, sailing duration and tonnage.

Mr Jonesse in evidence to the inquiry in November claimed that he did not see the report while in Fiji but he was told there was one and when he asked for it he was told by the former owners that it was on board the vessel. 

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Re: [pima.nius] New Zealander to blame for ferry sinking

1:52 PM |

. . .

yeah, behind every dumb coconut there's an even dumber kiwi

sad is the word

jas
. . .


2010/1/30 Aaron Taouma <aaron.taouma1@gmail.com>
How sad.


On Sat, Jan 30, 2010 at 8:45 AM, pima news <pima.nius@gmail.com> wrote:

New Zealander to blame for ferry sinking

NZPA
Last updated 08:28 29/01/2010

The New Zealander who bought the ill-fated Tongan ferry Princess Ashika today admitted he was partially to blame for its sinking.

The Shipping Corporation of Polynesia's former chief executive John Jonesse today gave more evidence in Nuku'alofa at the Royal Commission of Inquiry into the sinking which cost 74 lives last August.

Pesi Fonua, a journalist covering the inquiry for Matangi Tonga Online, told Radio New Zealand this evening that Mr Jonesse said he was partially responsible for the sinking.

Earlier this week, Shipping Corporation of Polynesia (SCP) chairwoman 'Alisi Taumoepeau told the inquiry that SCP's recommendation that the government buy Princess Ashika was based on information provided by Mr Jonesse, which she said she now knew was inaccurate.

The inquiry has been told that Mr Jonesse told the SCP board that the ferry was seaworthy.

The 37-year-old ferry was bought from Fiji, as a stop-gap measure while the Tongan government waited for a new ferry to be built in Japan.

A report presented to the inquiry showed the ferry was designed to operate only on smooth waters with a sailing time of not more than three hours.

The commission received an extract from the original "stability book" for the vessel -- a document specifically outlining the suitability of the vessel to the area of navigation, sailing duration and tonnage.

Mr Jonesse in evidence to the inquiry in November claimed that he did not see the report while in Fiji but he was told there was one and when he asked for it he was told by the former owners that it was on board the vessel. 

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