Solomon Islands, ‘Taka dive cruises’ has a weekend trip to the Florida Islands.. need only 8 to make it happen Reply

Hello fellow divers …

We have an opening on board Taka this weekend and thought we would throw a quick weekend trip to the Florida Islands together if we can get enough participants. We only need 8 to make it happen!

Pick up: Friday November 17th, 6pm at Kokonut Café

Return: Sunday November 19th, 8pm at Kokonut Café

Cost per Person: $4000SBD Upper Deck, $3500 Lower Deck

(Sorry – I messed up the conversion on the first email)

Includes accommodation, meals, all diving, reef fees.

Excludes gear rental, nitrox, courses, bar tab

Gear Rental: full kit $600SBD

Nitrox: $400SBD

Itinerary:

Friday night – dinner, boat orientation, steam to Tulagi

Saturday – 5 dives

Sunday – 3 dives, return to Honiara

To book:

Email us back to let us know you want to join

Fill out the attached booking form (and rental form if you need gear)

We will confirm numbers by Wednesday night

We will collect payment on board on Friday.

Shaz Kozak

Solomon Islands Dive Expeditions

+1 877 300 9487 (North America)

+1 206 925 3953 (International)

www.solomonsdiving.com

Cell: 604 315 5932

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Let’s talk about ‘awa’, ‘wai’.. yes, WATER.. life giving, replenishing, it’s abundance, how important it is to all life that lives in it, on it, beside it.. #WaterIsLife, #HeOraTeWai, #Marcus Matawhero Lloyd.. #StrongHeartHikoi.. Marcus is on a 10,000 steps hikoi (walk) around East Coast/ Central of North Isl New Zealand to bring attention for saving ‘WATER’, the pollution in our creeks-rivers- streams- oceans of New Zealand are being polluted, and around the world.. what was once pristine is being threatened.. if you wish to add your own favourite original story & photo, of your ‘water scene/ place’, just follow #WaterIsLife Reply

#WaterIsLife, #HeOraTeWai, Marcus Matawhero Lloyd.. #StrongHeartHikoi

  
This is dedicated to an important subject, #Water, ‘awa’, ‘wai’, our lives depend on it..!
one that Marcus is creating alot of noise & attention for, and rightly-so.. he is on a 10,000 steps hikoi (walk) around East Coast, North Island New Zealand’s to bring attention to an important ‘resource’ for our planet and every single living thing on it.. ?


“Life giving WATER”.. with out this resource, we all are in alot of trouble..

The ‘WATER we drink is being polluted, help protect ‘WATER’ .. follow Marcus by clicking on the highlighted name is the start of this post, see what else is happening & how you can help..  this affects you too, it affects all of us..


   
Most of my immediate family/ grandparents/ cousins/ uncles & aunties – that can relate to my ‘korero’ (story).. since I was a lil girl, (a 2 year old- dad & mum tell me) I have ’embrased the waters around Mahia like a ‘fish’, I could swim at 2 years of age (2yo) confident & keen ‘young protege scuba diver’ from 7yo, and I still dive today, now a keen GoPro underwater photographer & editor for a Tropical Pacific nations Website..The Pineapple Post, Solomon Islands I have been fortunate to snorkel & dive off some of the most stunning Solomon Island tropical iconic dives sites, best in the world, and photograph/ video these.. but, what I did notice, was pollution, plastic bags & other domestic waste floating in these waters.. sad to say these are now destroying the once pristine oceans around these tropical islands that make up the 900+ islands..

    
Aotearoa: ..when I was old enough to remember’ 4yo-13 year old, We’d drive back here with my family, dad Arthur and my mum Joy, my 4 siblings back in mid-1960’s-1980’s life there is relaxed, slow & abundant.. with plenty of kai moana gathered by my dad (local diver), plenty of hungi’s, gathering for events at the marae, lamb’s tails cooking & that distinct smell of ‘burning wool, up the air’, I remember eating ‘paua, kina, crayfish, snapper..
It was always a very long productive day on the boat scuba diving/ spear fishing..

  I love the ocean, connect to it, respected it’s constant change & dangers, and, I’ve always been a passionate advocate for ‘Water’, loved this journey.. 

My childhood journey as a protege scuba diver with my dad, AAotearoa:.. my dad & my uncle/s would always do a “karakia” to bless our activities for this day.. -we always returned tired, but with a blessed abundant catch.. ready to share our catch with the Opoutama whanau..

I have been raised by the water’s here, protected by the ‘wairua’, guided by the ‘tipuna’.. 

Today, I am proud to say, Water Is My Life, and let’s protect what resources we have left..
I endeavour, to return home to Aotearoa from Oz, where I have lived for many years..returning to learn the ‘traditional Māori ways of wairua, te reo Māori, Rongomaiwahine te iwi, Waipiata te awa’ and return to help keep our traditional lands sacred & protected.. 

Arohanui e Para Siempre

Taloa Cinema and DVD.. Honiara, Red Carpet, Movie Night.. Wednesday 6 September, 2017.. Drama film, action, length: 2 hrs, 21 mins Reply

Red Carpet, Movie Night:Wednesday 6TH September, 2017

 “The Lost City of Z”
(Drama film, action, 2 hrs, 21 mins)

Comments:
James Gray makes intelligent, good-looking, grown-up movies that are admirable but somehow rather reserved; this real-life adventure tale is a more sprawling work, but the result is similar. (Anderson, Common Sense Media)
Solid and stately, a ’70s-feeling jungle adventure film that’s more of a thought-provoker than an excitement-inducer. But there’s nothing wrong with that. (Dan Jolin, Empire)

Rotten Tomatoes 88%
Cinema: Taloa Cinema & DVD
(Rove sea front, Rove, diagonally opposite Rove Police Station)

Time: 6:15 for 6:30pm

Tickets: $30:00 SBD (approx. $5:20 AUD)

Food available ($10-$15): Wraps and Sausage sizzle

Snacks available ($5-$10): Ice-cream chocolate bombs, popcorn, ice-pops, soft drink, water 

Plot: At the dawn of the 20th century, British explorer Percy Fawcett journeys into the Amazon, where he discovers evidence of a previously unknown, advanced civilization that may have once inhabited the region. Despite being ridiculed by the scientific establishment, which views indigenous populations as savages, the determined Fawcett, supported by his devoted wife, son, and aide-de-camp, returns to his beloved jungle in an attempt to prove his case.

Initial release: March, 2017 
Director: James Gray

Screenplay: Adapted from: The Lost City of Z: A tale of deadly obsession in the Amazon

Cast: Robert Pattinson (Henry Costin), Charlie Hunnam (Col. Percival Fawcett), Sienna Miller (Nina Fawcett), Tom Holland (Jack Fawcett), Angus Macfadyen (James Murray)

Language: English

 

Dr Marguerite Cullity (Dip Teach., B.Ed., M.Ed., PhD., Melb)

Adult Literacy Project Coordinator: Mothers Union

Anglican Church of Melanesia; Honiara, Solomon Islands

+677 7207008

margcullity53@gmail.com.

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Solomon Islands: Guadalcanal Weaving Festival.. if you’re keen to check out a fascinating cultural festival, the Guadalcanal Weaving Festival will be held at Lela Beach 1-7 August. The festival is the first of its kind and is the result of a massive effort including representation of all21 Wards of the Guadalcanal Province. Weaving demonstrations, workshops, pan pipers, traditional dancers, gifting ceremonies.. more information attached Reply

Guadalcanal Weaving FestivalIf you’re keen to check out a fascinating cultural festival, the Guadalcanal Weaving Festival will be held at Lela Beach 1-7 August. The festival is the first of its kind and is the result of a massive effort including representation of all

21 Wards of the Guadalcanal Province. 

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Honiara Gold Class Movie Night.. (please NOTE: viewing changed to WEDNESDAYS).. Movie viewing: “Bridge of Spies”, When: Wednesday 31st May 2017, Where: Cinema: Taloa Cinema & DVD, Time: 6:15 for 6:30pm, Tickets: $35:00, $5:00 of which goes to a charity, new seating, new night..  Reply


Honiara Gold Class Movie Night
Wednesday 31st May, 2017

(fortnightly here after)

Bridge of Spies
(Historical drama/Legal thriller, 2h 22m)

Comment: “Spielberg brings humour to the spy thriller genre, while Mark Rylance and Tom Hanks add odd-couple chemistry” (The Guardian)
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Cinema: Taloa Cinema & DVD

(Rove sea front, Rove, diagonally opposite Rove Police Station)

Time: 6:15 for 6:30pm

Tickets: $35:00, $5:00 of which goes to a charity

Please note exciting new seating arrangements – scaffolding in place! 

BYO wine and beer

Food available ($15): Wraps (vegetable and chilli tuna) and Sausage sizzle

Snacks available ($5-$10): Ice-cream chocolate bombs, popcorn, ice-pops, soft drink, water

Plot: During the Cold War, the Soviet Union captures U.S. pilot Francis Gary Powers after shooting down his U-2 spy plane. Sentenced to 10 years in prison, Powers’ only hope is New York lawyer James Donovan (Tom Hanks), recruited by a CIA operative to negotiate his release. Donovan boards a plane to Berlin, hoping to win the young man’s freedom through a prisoner exchange. If all goes well, the Russians would get Rudolf Abel (Mark Rylance), the convicted spy who Donovan defended in court.
Initial release: 2015
Director: Stephen Spielberg

Producer: Stephen Spielberg

Script: Matt Charman, Ethan Coen, Joel Coen

Cast: Tom Hanks, Mark Rylance

Language: English (set in Germany and United States)

Awards: Academy Award, BAFTA, National Society for Film Critics’ Award, New York Film Critics’ Circle Award for Best Actor in Supporting role (Mark Rylance);

David di Donatello, Best Foreign Film (Stephen Spielberg)

Satellite Award, Best Art Direction (Adam Stockhausen)