New Zealand’s National Digital Forum

Hashtags Wellington, New Zealand – The National Digital Forum – ndf.org.nz is a network working together to enhance digital interaction with culture and heritage. In addition to the conference, arranges local events, and supports professional development opportunities. The 2019 National Digital Forum will be held at Te Papa. November 18, Pre-conference workshops, November 19-20, Main …

Moeraki

Photo: Boulders Moeraki Boulders Manatu Taonga: In Māori tradition the remarkable spherical boulders on Moeraki beach are eel pots — or baskets of kūmara (sweet potato) washed ashore from the Ārai-te-uru voyaging canoe. To scientists the boulders are concretions, formed around 60 million years ago from sediment and calcite. Te Ara: The Ārai-te-uru canoe, one …

New Zealand = Aotearoa

Photo: Heaphy Track, Karamea New Zealand, also known as Aotearoa (its Māori name meaning “the land of the long white cloud”) or the “green Island on the other side of the earth”, boasts jaw-dropping landscapes, fabulous festivals and superb food and wines. More than one-third of the country is designated protected parkland and marine reserves. New Zealand is world …

Manatū Taonga

Logo The New Zealand Ministry for Culture and Heritage Manatū Taonga works to enrich the lives of all New Zealanders by promoting a confident and connected culture. Among the helpful outputs – the ministry hosts the websites  Te Ara — The Encyclopedia of New Zealand and NZHistory among others. Key Links mch.govt.nz what we do …

Nethui 2019

Poster New Zealand (Aotearoa) – 2019’s Nethui – nethui.org.nz – takes place in Wellington October 3-4. Focal points this year: safety, well-being, and inclusion. Hashtag: #nethui Tagline: New Zealand’s favourite Internet gathering. Planeta.com is updating this page with links to videos, resources mentioned at the event, and our popular collection of buzzwords, some wonky, some …

New Zealand Tourism

Photo Editor’s note: This is a compilation of tourism development news in the press and from government websites in New Zealand (Aotearoa). This is a working draft. Google Docs Collaboration in NZ Travel and Tourism. Headlines The tourism tidal wave – A new kind of tourism The Great Tourism Squeeze: Squeeze on the Government to …

Zealandia

Poster Zealandia is an almost entirely submerged mass of continental crust that sank after breaking away from Australia 60–85 million years ago, having separated from Antarctica between 85 and 130 million years ago. Recommended Listening Prehistoric New Zealand – In part one of The Aotearoa History Show, Zealandia is formed, volcanoes and ice ages make …

Wild New Zealand

Hashtags Wildlife, biodiversity, and parks in New Zealand (Aotearoa) Features Department of Conservation New Zealand Kākāpō Great Walks in New Zealand Favorite Streams: New Zealand’s Royal Cam Conservation Week in New Zealand 2017 Headlines New Zealand’s biodiversity is in crisis and so are we https://gizmodo.com/undead-tree-stump-is-being-kept-alive-by-neighboring-tr-1836693364/amp New Zealand’s New Way: Lou Sanson In a national park, …

New Zealand Links

New Zealand Flag Links related to New Zealand (Aotearoa) presented in somewhat random fashion: New Zealand Wars In their haka pōwhiri, the warriors paid homage to all their tūpuna who died in the New Zealand Wars around Aotearoa. https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/national/401941/te-putake-o-te-riri-fierce-welcome-for-ardern-and-maori-ministers Wikipedia: The New Zealand Wars were a series of armed conflicts that took place in New …