Te Matatini 2017

Photo: Te Matatini Society Incorporated, Poster 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 …

Ecotourism NZ 2007

This month is the 10 year anniversary of the Ecotourism NZ 2007 Conference held in Greymouth, New Zealand August 1-3, 2007. The event was hosted by the Tai Poutini Polytechnic. Planeta.com’s Ron Mader was a keynote speaker. This month (August 2017) we’d like to redirect the old links and update this page. I would love to hear …

#GovHackNZ

Image: Kaleidescoped GovHack New Zealand’s GovHack is united in a single purpose – coming together in a weekend-long hackathon and working with government data to innovate and create July 28-30, 2017. Hashtag: #govhacknz GovHack’s vision is a more participatory and effective democracy and public service. The event gathers New Zealand’s best and brightest working with government data to …

Te Matatini

Bingo: 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 …

Matariki

Matariki is a distinctly New Zealand tradition. Matariki is the Māori name for the stars also known as the Pleiades star cluster in the constellation Taurus. Celebrations begin on the day of the first new moon following the rising of the star cluster. In 2017 the Matariki star cluster rose in New Zealand skies on …

Food and the Internet #FoodandtheNet

May 11, 12pm-1:30pm Food and the Internet (PricewaterhouseCoopers Tower, Level 16, 113-119 The Terrace, Wellington, New Zealand) Registration Hashtag: #FoodandtheNet From @InternetNZ / Internetnz: The Internet has changed the way we access food – think online supermarket shopping, food bloggers (when was the last time you used a cook book?), nutrition info at your fingertips and what …

#TRENZ2017

May is the month when New Zealand and South Africa hold major tourism conferences. We wish our friends and colleagues well and we will be paying attention to the official hashtags #trenz2017 and  #indaba2017 New Zealand Auckland, May 9-12 Key Links: http://www.trenz.co.nz Media Releases https://www.facebook.com/TRENZ.nz Hashtag: #trenz2017 Wiki: Trenz TRENZ 2017 takes place in Auckland at The Cloud and Shed …

#WorldParksWeek

#WorldParksWeek takes place April 29 – May 7. New Zealand-based World Urban Parks requests photos of city parks around the globe. Some of our favorites: Cape Town Oaxaca Las Vegas London Mexico City Quito Key links World Urban Parks champions urban park outcomes for city liveability, place-making, conservation and access, and provides strong membership services by connecting, leveraging and …

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 …

Wellington

In the Māori language Wellington is known as Te Whanga-nui-a-Tara (Wikipedia). Another Māori name for Wellington is Pōneke.   May 11, 12pm-1:30pm Food and the Internet (Wellington) Registration Planeta Food and the Internet #FoodandtheNet Wiki http://planeta.wikispaces.com/wellington