Waitangi

Photo: Tai Ha, Waitangi The Waitangi Treaty Grounds overlooks the Bay of Islands and are the are the birthplace (Te Pitowhenua) of New Zealand. Treaty of Waitangi In 1840 Maori chieftains entered into a compact with Britain, the Treaty of Waitangi, in which they ceded sovereignty to Queen Victoria while retaining territorial rights. This teaty …

Māori

The Māori are the Indigenous Polynesian people of New Zealand. They arrived from Polynesian islands before 1300 AD. They are the first known inhabitants of New Zealand before the Europeans arrived in the early 1800s. Breaking: September 11-17 are the confirmed dates for the next Māori Language Week / Te Wiki o te Reo Māori …

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 …

Auckland

Auckland is awesome. Located on New Zealand’s North Island, the city is home to about 1.3 million, making Auckland the largest city in New Zealand, with one third of the country’s entire population. The city is affectionately known as the City of Sails. INDIGENOUS Tamaki Makaurau, the original Maori name for Auckland, can be translated …

Enhancing Interaction: New Zealand’s National Digital Forum

New Zealand’s National Digital Forum kicks off today at 9am (local time) at Te Papa in Wellington. For remote participants, livestreaming video is available online http://ndf.org.nz/ndf-live-stream Hashtags: #NDF2016 #NDFNZ For full details of the programme, download the conference app, or download the full conference programme in PDF format to review all session abstracts and bios. Technology events in New …

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 – …