December 09, 2009

Best Fish Guide 2009-2010

Best Fish Guide 2009-2010

Well sustainable fishing is a challenge these days it would seem.

Please do use this best fish guide to make a good choice for our oceans.

This assessment combines the latest government and published information on  the biology, status and management of fish stocks, habitat damage and ecological damage caused by fishing methods to seabirds, marine mammals, corals, sponges, turtles and other marine life.

For Fish Choices _Ecological Rankings ==> Best Fish Guide 2009-2010 from here click on the word 'rating' to get to see whether you need to avoid a type of  fish (there are many you must avoid!) or if there are concerns about sustainability. Important reading for consumers as well as fishers.

New Zealand fisheries are not as healthy as some claim. If you choose ecologically sustainable seafood you will help improve New Zealand's fishing practices and return our oceans to an abundance and health.

Help Protect our Natural Resources. See also ==> Forest & Bird: Giving Nature a Voice


Best Fish Guide 2009-2010


October 12, 2009

Concentration. book recommended, view in google books

The Power of Concentration

I have recently been recommended this book written in 1918 called The Power of Concentration. Instead of buying an ebook, I have searched google books for this text (the author is Theron Dumont) and there are 46 of the 188 pages of this book here as a tester. Enough to get the motivation...

I think this is a good idea to use google books for this purpose, because it is free. This is basically an old style (1918!) self help book. Seriously a get off your chair old time classic.

Of course not to worry about gender. I mean don't feel excluded but think of the circumstances surrounding this writer. Think she if you read he, and woman when you read man if you are not a man. The ‘he’ in this narrative should stand for ‘he’ and ‘she’:
Man/Woman in a broad inclusive 21st century sense. 1918 and such clear ideas post war! Theron Dumont also good for a wikipedia search, he wrote under 3 pseudonyms, his real name being William but his chosen name so French. He also wrote under an Asian name. Fascinating. :-)

Now I just did that wikipedia search on Theron Dumont.

Gosh sounds very different, certainly prolific, a great writer? well..could be dodgy, sounds a bit racy, has limitations, don't believe in crystals..not a hindu... yet Thermon Dumont's work about CONCENTRATION has impact, interesting insights and practical value.

Copy and paste to address bar to view. The first 9 pages of the table of contents are in smaller print.

By following a link on the early wikipedia link above I also realise now that Project Gutenberg has a full copy of this text.

from here either download ( I prefer in uniform plain text...) or simply read online see link at top of page.

Reminds me a little of Paul Cezanne (1839-1906) Card Players Paintings. The Card Players

The Power of Concentration

October 06, 2009

Latest Statistics New Zealand Seminar

Download in Google documents this great presentation.

You will need to sign in to google docs with your google/gmail password then you can view whole presentation some 50 plus pages about using the Statistic New Zealand tools table builder and infoshare (Census and Key Statistics data). Specialised for Hastings.

Web stats Hastings



September 16, 2009

What's in Season

What's in Season




Crown pumpkins
Jerusalem artichokes
Globe artichokes
Kohl rabi





September 12, 2009

Blossom Festival

Blossom Festival Programme.

Blossom Parade Route Saturday September 12th 2009. Start Time 1.30pm.

1) Map 2) Associated events until September 20th.

September 01, 2009

Update: As of 6 September my blog is now marked free of the Malware by google. I'm so pleased. The changes I made, plus summitting for the review and it appears the problem is solved. Great work everybody :-).

o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o

I've noticed that google have marked my blog as having malware on a google search. I'm not sure which widgets I need to remove, but am working on this problem.
I am working to see what I need to remove to keep my blog free of malware.

I'm using this resource

So far I have removed the and also removed my nav bar as I found an i-frame in it. (Searched iframes have width="0" Height="0" in HTML souce code).

Good news is my site "did not appear to function as an intermediary for the infection of any sites" and "No this site has not hosted malicias software over the past 90 days".
How did this happen? "In some cases, third parties can add malicious (or suspicious) code to legitimate sites which would cause us to show the warning message". Now to inform blogger, clean up any remaining probs, get advise to keep things secure and to apply for a review from the google team.

My apologies.


August 22, 2009

Census-advisory-newsletter Aug-09

August 10, 2009

***Roger Hall, successful NZ playwright and UNICEF Ambassador visits Hastings Library!***

Roger will give a talk entitled
"The Ones That Got Away--the plays and TV series that you never got to see."
Wednesday 23 September 7.00pm
Hastings Library
Tickets $5.00 – on sale from Monday 17 August, at Hastings Library. Numbers are limited so be in quick to catch this great opportunity. All proceeds will go to UNICEF.

I remember reading Mr Hall's book, Bums on Seats, an autobiography of his times, teaching, then later writing plays etc. It was a comedy. Looking forward to attending this.

July 26, 2009

Network security

Been checking out this website about network security.

Advise to check credit report history

Use a schredder

Ensure your wireless network is secure

Update your security updates on windows etc


note: this is not an nz based company but interesting free content and demonstrations for a home user.

June 16, 2009

Montana Book Awards

Vote for readers choice in the Montana book awards online below. You have a chance of winning $1000 worth of books. Very quick and easy to vote and enter.

March 09, 2009

Deleting facebook posts

Deleting facebook posts

To delete a post on facebook just go to the EXTREME RIGHT CORNER of the post which you need to delete. You'll find a small pencil icon and an option to Edit. You can choose to delete any wall post by using that particular Edit option.



Deleting facebook posts

# With the new facebook layout the options to edit are reduced. To delete just go to the extreme right corner of the post and you'll find a small boxed x ( an icon that says 'delete' that is visible when you mouse over it). This will delete your post. The option to minimise the post or reduce it to one line has disappeared.
The new facebook layout is apparently modified to take in aspects of twitter and myspace. Will take some practise using the new formats.

o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o

I have been reading this article about joining networks on facebook and what this does to your 'only friends' privacy settings. This is worth a read to understand how joining a network does affect your privacy. ==>


Also here is the link to Office of the Privacy Commissioner ==> for privacy related topics and ideas in New Zealand.


February 10, 2009

Art Deco

Art Deco

Upcoming Events in Napier for Art Deco Weekend! Well worth a look if you are in the locality.

Art Deco Weekend Events in Chronological Order ==>

Ready with my pleated frock, my fur handbag, my pearls and shoes, just need a hat to complete.

warm regards,


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Art Deco

January 23, 2009

Scholarly Commons

What is Scholarly Commons?

ScholarlyCommons@AUT provides a platform for the collection, organisation, access, annotation and preservation of the University's research outputs in digital formats.

What we're trying to do is collect together, in one place, the research produced by members of AUT University and make it accessible via the Internet to a world wide audience. This is an example of what is known as an " Institutional Repository".
From the Scholarly Commons website FAQs...

Link to Scholarly Commons; AUT, Auckland University of Technology repository for depositing an academic thesis.


Contains theses published since 2002.

Scholarly Commons

January 19, 2009

Just been exploring this web site. Very with it. Well worth a look. Great sample books, documents, resumes, articles etc. You can upload your own or download from the vast archive in word, adobe reader etc.
50 million plus readers.

"Scribd is the place where you publish, discover and discuss original writings and documents.... sharing ebooks, creative writing, research papers and even sheet music and recipes on"

I have summited a short paper to trial the upload. After a month it has had 11 reads!  I have not shared the information to my networks which would be easy to do.... I really recommend this software because of the clarity, ease of upload and the potential to share within facebook and twitter. Those who know me can search for the paper if they wish.

warm regards,


Another forum for writers is

January 17, 2009

Just Trialing this new application ==> Twitter

Now on Twitter

Need some Twitterati followers. Will be interested to learn from you too here. Just starting at this and may not update to often but interesting to try it and read whats is available from the public to read on Twitter.

Twitter founded in USA, less popular in UK but increased use means it is worth understanding the formats and using it as it suits you.

Being a local to New Zealand I try to promote NZ content on my blog where possible but also to try these globally popular applications,



January 13, 2009

Births, Deaths, Marriages, and Relationships Registration Amendment Act.

The Births, Deaths, Marriages, and Relationships Registration Amendment Act 2008 will come into force on 25 January 2009.
I came, I saw, I commented!

Veni, vidi, vici.

I came, I saw, I conquered.

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