Māori Language Week / Te Wiki o te Reo Māori 2017

September 11-17 are the dates for the Māori Language Week / Te Wiki o te Reo Māori 2017 The theme is ‘kia ora te reo Māori.’ Look for details online Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori​ http://www.tetaurawhiri.govt.nz https://www.facebook.com/tetaurawhiri Māori Language Week, te wiki o te reo Māori, is a government-sponsored initiative intended to encourage …

Te Matatini

Held every two years Te Matatini Kapa Haka Festival celebrates the cultural dance of the Māori people of New Zealand. Over four days audiences experience the best kapa haka in the world, taste Māori food (kai) and local delicacies and shop for Māori arts and crafts. A record 47 teams are set to take the …

Māori Innovation on the Social Web #NetHui

2016’s NetHui Roadtrip continues. Saturday: destination Auckland, South Auckland, New Zealand. Māori are key innovators of digital technology. This session will discuss entrepreneurship, improving access, opportunities for iwi and hapū and how Māoritanga can influence and be influenced by the Internet. Starting Time: 11:30am, level 2, room 202 Facilitators: Warren Williams – Digitaltaniwha.com Amber Craig – …

#NetHui Roadtrip: If this grabs your attention, please stand

If this grabs your attention, please stand. New Zealand shows the world how to stage an engaging event. My current choice of a benchmark event with livestreaming video is New Zealand’s NetHui which since 2010 has made the most of face-to-face networking and online interaction. And in 2016, the annual event simply hit the road. October …

New Zealand on the Social Web

What are your inspired, go-to New Zealand resources? Whether you’re a Kiwi or a friend of New Zealand, share with us your recommendations that make the most of the social web. This presentation features snapshots from websites and social web channels and apps. We welcome your interaction — comments, questions, suggestions, shares, clips, favorites, likes …

Celebrating #IndigenousPeoplesDay Everyday

Why not celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day in lieu of Columbus Day? USA Today reports that more cities are recognizing Native Americans on Columbus Day.  The roots of rethinking the holiday go back several decades. Rethinking Columbus, the seminal educational report, was published in 1991. So on this second Monday in October, Happy #IndigenousPeoplesDay. There are other holidays …

Encouraging Engagement

One of the greatest challenges for those working in conservation and tourism, economic development and job creation is how to develop engagement with the public — critical if we wish to encourage sustainable practices. Engagement (aka ‘meaningful interaction’) needs to be central to our work, not an add-on. We need an engagement strategy as much as any …