Māori Language Week / Te Wiki o te Reo Māori 2018

Poster New Zealand – Māori Language Week, te wiki o te reo Māori, is a government-sponsored initiative promoting the use of Māori language, one of the three official national languages of the country (Māori, English and New Zealand Sign Language). The week is part of the broader Māori language revival and raises public awareness for Māori …

World Indigenous Tourism Summit 2018

Waitangi, New Zealand hosts the 2018 World Indigenous Tourism Summit, a forum for Indigenous peoples to discuss tourism, to share collective Indigenous wisdom, knowledge and traditions handed down through generations. Hashtags: #wits18, #kiaorawits This Summit will introduce a prestigious line up of speakers to provide unique insights into how they have integrated traditional knowledge into …

Waitangi

Photo: Tai Ha, Waitangi Waitangi is a small town and historical landmark where Māori Chiefs and the British Crown signed the Treaty of Waitangi (Te Tiriti o Waitangi) , the founding document of New Zealand (Aotearoa). The name means weeping waters in the Māori language. Every year on February 6, New Zealand marks the signing …

Maori Proverbs #whakataukī

Buzzwords To understand a culture is to appreciate its wisdom transmitted via its proverbs. We are translating some of our favorite Māori Proverbs (Whakataukī) into English and Spanish. Suggestions and corrections are welcome! Elsewhere on the Web Proverbs – Māori Language Net Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori – Facebook – @reomaori Proverbs – …

New Zealand’s National Digital Forum #NDFNZ 2018

Poster Wellington, New Zealand – The National Digital Forum – http://www.ndf.org.nz – hosts its annual conference November 19-21, 2018. The forum 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. To get a sense of the event, please …

Matariki

Poster Matariki is a distinctly New Zealand celebration. 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 2018 the Matariki star cluster will rise in New Zealand …

NetHui Copyright

New Zealand – NetHui’s next program – NetHui Copyright – takes place March 12 at Te Papa, Wellington and features Cory Doctorow (@doctorow). The Google form Get Involved allows participants to propose sessions, meetups and/or side events, share speaker and panelist ideas, and volunteer. The keynote address takes place at 11am, followed by the launch …

New Zealand = Aotearoa

Photo: Sheep Entrance 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 famous for …

New Zealand’s National Digital Forum #NDFNZ

Wellington, New Zealand – The National Digital Forum – http://www.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. Key Links http://www.ndf.org.nz http://www.ndf.org.nz/livestream http://www.ndf.org.nz/ndf-this-year http://www.ndf.org.nz/waiata https://www.youtube.com/user/NDFNZ Tweets by NDFNZ Twitter @NDFNZ Planeta.com Wellington New Zealand Internet New Zealand’s …