Matariki

Poster Matariki is a distinctly New Zealand (Aotearoa) 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 2019 the Matariki star cluster will rise in New …

Māori Language Week / Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori 2019

Poster New Zealand (Aotearoa) – Dates for the 2019 Māori Language Week are September 9-15. Māori Language Week, Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori, is a popular, government-sponsored initiative promoting the use of Māori language. The week is part of the broader Māori language revival and raises public awareness for Māori language revitalization, learning, and …

Tautoko

Buzzwords Tautoko = To support, advocate Recommended Listening Learning te reo Māori with Stacey Morrison – RadioNZ @formerlydaniels @jmulliganrnz Embedded Tweets This is the main thing that we need to promote to our non-Māori whānau: You don't even have to be learning te reo Māori to be a te reo champion! Just tautoko, encourage others …

Wild New Zealand Links

New Zealand Flag Links relate to Wild New Zealand presented in somewhat random fashion: Twitter @Spokesbird @envirohistoryNZ @LCR_NZ @AlisonBallance @RNZScience @EDS_NewZealand @Forest_and_Bird @NZGreens @valentinadinica @wildsidenz @DOCWestCoast @NZGreatWalks @outdoorsnz_nz @Forest_and_Bird @nzbirdsonline @newzealandbirds @upcountrynz @NZConJobs @sciblogsnz @OSNZBirdsNZ @FMC_NZ @DOCTSAmbassador @rebecca_jarvis @kimi_collins Hashtag #wildnz Trees Kereru are the only remaining species able to disperse the large seeds of …

Anzac

Buzzwords Anzac Day is April 25 and honors members of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) who fought and died on this day in 1915 at Gallipoli during World War I. Recommended Listening 2013 Anzac Day Dawn Service Anzac Day – ABC Anzac myth Bad characters in the AIF Albany’s bid for Anzac …

Māori Language

Graphic Planeta.com spotlights the annual Māori Language Week. We are updating this page with key links, headlines and links to social web channels including Facebook and Twitter. Vocabulary is featured here. Key Links Māori Language Commission Te Taura Whiri I te Reo Māori Facebook Te Wiki o te Reo Māori Planeta.com Māori Language Week / …

Māori Vocabulary

Map For those learning the Māori language: Features Haka Iwi Kahu huruhuru Kanohi ki te kanohi Kaitiakitanga Marae Matariki Pōwhiri Tangata whenua Vocabulary Aotearoa – New Zealand or the Land of the Long White Cloud Ahuriri = Airport āpōpō = Tomorrow Aroha = Love, compassion Hangi = Cooking underground with hot stones Haere mai = …

Mount Taranaki

Photo: Denisbin, Taranaki Mount Taranaki (2,518 meters / 8,261 feet) is an active but quiescent stratovolcano in the Taranaki region on the west coast of New Zealand’s North Island. It is also known as Mount Egmont. Taranaki is the North Island’s second highest peak or as Kiwis say, a challenging day tramp. Nearby towns are …

Māori 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 Links

New Zealand Flag Links related to New Zealand (Aotearoa) presented in somewhat random fashion: Twitter @scoopnz @ourspacenz @nztri @nzherald @flyairnz @PureNewZealand @TNZNews @nztourismblog @flyairnz @centralparknz @StatsNZ @PoutamaTrust @nzmuseums @mediawatchnz @RuralTourismNZ @johnkeypm @NZMTC @tuisong1 @NDFNZ @NetHuiNZ @DigitalMaori @radionz @tuisong1 @accesstourismnz @timeunlimited @Te_Ara @ACTIVboardNZ @CC_Aotearoa @NDFNZ @Te_Papa @WhMus @West_Coast_NZ @PureNewZealand @RNZ_TeAhiKaa @MediawatchNZ @CarolynD_NZ @AlisonBallance @Spokesbird @ManWithDesk @brendankellol …