Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Explosive Expression

Explosive Expression: Creative Resistance to the State Terror Raids of October 2007
Exhibition and Auction
Thistle Hall Gallery 13-18 October 2009

A week of events:

Tuesday, October 13, 6pm. Exhibition Opening with special guest Tame Iti. Media invited.

Wednesday evening, October 14, 7:30pm: A celebration of musical resistance featuring the works of Urs Signer, composer, clarinettist and Operation 8 defendant at the Adam Concert Rooms, Victoria University Wellington

Thursday evening, October 15, 7pm: Film Screening of 'Tuhoe: a history of resistance' and short films about the October 15th raids at the New Zealand Film Archive

Friday evening, October 16, 6pm: Meet the artists and hear about their creative resistance at Thistle Hall

Saturday (daytime), October 17, 12-4pm: Political screenprinting workshop for youth at the 128 Community House, 128 Abel Smith Street, sponsored by a Creative Communities grant. Admission is FREE - bring along your ideas for political screenprinted works.

Saturday (evening), October 17, 7pm: AUCTION NIGHT with food, drinks, and all of these amazing works for sale

Sunday (daytime), October 18, 1-5pm: Documenting our communities workshop with local filmmakers at Aro Valley Community Hall sponsored by a Creative Communities grant.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Fat Feminism

one size does not fit all. Was sent this info and clip from weird hui organiser. I had to share. oooo chunky chunky plumpy...mmmn mmn

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Forget Shorter Showers: Why personal change does not equal political change

"WOULD ANY SANE PERSON think dumpster diving would have stopped Hitler, or that composting would have ended slavery or brought about the eight-hour workday, or that chopping wood and carrying water would have gotten people out of Tsarist prisons, or that dancing naked around a fire would have helped put in place the Voting Rights Act of 1957 or the Civil Rights Act of 1964? Then why now, with all the world at stake, do so many people retreat into these entirely personal “solutions”?"

Check out the whole article at Orion magazine

Friday, September 18, 2009

Rhocking the city! or Whanganui gets its H back…

Well, the Geographic board has said that Whanganui should be spelt with the H, and we just need to wait for Minister of Land Information, Maurice Williamson to sign off the decision.

(He’s thinking on it – happy thinking Maurice.)

Comments about the H are pretty much what you would expect – racist crap, with lot of comments about Maori not having a written language of their own before the English came.

Ha! I’m sure Maori would be more than happy to give back the written language in return for their land.

I reckon Willie Jackson has got it right when he says,

The racists there, and around the country, want to stop Maori having their language correctly spelt. Why? They don’t really know, but I suspect they think Maori are getting too big for their boots and that if they give way to the H, then Maori will probably want the whole country next.

Look out Mr Laws, the tangata whenua are höhä!

Biscuit threat!

After reading this, sent to me by Sporty this morning,
Research by Mindlab International shows more than half of all Britons have been injured by biscuits. An estimated 25 million adults had been injured while eating during a tea or coffee break – at least 500 had landed themselves in hospital, the survey revealed. The most dangerous biscuit in Briton is the much feared 'custard cream'.
I thought I would share with you my two worst food injuries…

1) A nasty burnt tongue after accidently eating a still-flaming marshmallow in a drunken state (me, not the marshmallow).
2) A bad Toblerone stab to the roof of the mouth. What idiot would design confectionery with hard pointy bits?!

And Sporty’s?
Hyperventilating after eating a pizza doused in Tabasco sauce.

Other tales of food harm welcome :)

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Bebe, H2TB and i are going

if we can get tickets. anyone else able/keen?

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Maybe suckers for punishment

Just to let you know...

Chantelle is coming to stay for a short period of time with us from Monday... She's 15 and troubled. Apparently smart and sporty. No contact with the family necessary for us. However she may go missing for periods of time.

More soon...

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

backroom troubles

Screening as part of the Vanguard Films 30 year retrospective at the NZ Film Archive, is Andrea Bosshard and Shane Loader’s' 1997 film 'BACKROOM TROUBLES'. This moving, shocking and frequently ironic documentary was the first to explore the taboo territory of illegal abortion in New Zealand. Highly Commended at the 1997 NZ Peace Awards, it was, however, "too hot for TV". Twelve years later controversy remains and abortion is still a divisive issue.

So don't miss this one-off public screening of 'BACKROOM TROUBLES' at the New Zealand Film Archive (cnr Taranaki and Ghuznee St) Friday 11 Sept. 7:00pm

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

There is some hope...

It's been a big old emotionally draining day for me and tankgrl, but with the visit of a psychologist arranged by a certain incompetent family organisation there is just the faintest glimmer of hope on the horizon.

Said psychologist sees red flags... and the report should hold some sway at the next court session. Fingers crossed an awesome 12 year old avoids ending up in an unsafe situation.

Monday, September 7, 2009

agitation castratulation

I have so much to do right now i REALLY shouldn't be posting.
but check this shit

"Shii, The Controversial Wii Game and Controller For Her" advertisement.

Did a little research, nintendo doesn't actually sell/manufacture this product.
I still want to chop these guys dicks off

i'm trying to focus my anger, i am

Friday, September 4, 2009

Hari huritau!!!!!

Yay... it's here... Kotiro's birthday... whooop whooooooooop!

Hope you are having a fantidddlytastic day and looking forward to our cocktails and sillyness tonight... xxxx

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Take that Mr Laws II

Like all bullies Mr Laws can dish it out but he can't take it.
I can't express how horrified I was to read that he was now bullying children.
What kind of man abuses children for expressing an opinion? What ever happened to nurturing and encouraging our children to engage in the world around us? It is scary to think an elected official would stoop to this. shame on you Mr Laws! I say go the children and freedom of speech!!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

I've had a few false starts...

Where I wrote a few words and then punked out of posting a blog for various reasons. I've just had a fullon day at course which included an afternoon with Paul Swadel of the NZ Film Commision which was interesting and it seems like exciting times ahead for emmerging writers as doors that were previously only opened by Producers/Directors may soon be accessed by the wordy ones. Anyway... this seems to have slunk through rather quietly, perhaps it's just a BrOtaki thing but check this out:

NZ's first Online Film Festival!!!

Ziln has launched - it's NZ's first online TV channel (odd I know) and they are getting up to all sorts of interesting things, I'm loving the NZ Archives clips and the film fest is way cool!

It's a chance to check out some of NZ's feature films of days past - classics like Goodbye Pork Pie, Utu, Ngati and Mr Wrong (love Gaylene Preston!). Ok, so it may have tankgrl wanting to self harm but I'm hoping that some of you spend the last few rainy days of winter curled up with your laptop watching a good ole Kiwi classic!

Take that Mr Laws!

So here's my gang patch - and when I get round to making the rest we can head to Whanganui...

Do you think we could hire scooters and actually be a biker gang? Cunts on bikes yee-ah!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Reminder screening tonight

The 10 conditions of love 8:30 MTV

Maori TV will be the “first broadcaster in the world” to screen “the documentary China doesn’t want the world to see”

I had never heard of the Uyghur until Maori tvs’ defiance against the Chinese embassy to screen this indigenous doco. Kudos MTV!!

We need more media like MTV who are fully aware of the price we (indigenous/ colonised) pay for so called ethnic unity and social stability.

Here's the trailor and heres the type of media coverage put out in China

The rat is dead. Long live the Rat!

Em's baby Ameera Bubba Gelling died yesterday afternoon.

She's devastated.

Just goes to show, love takes many forms.