Kākāpō

Photo: Shellie Evans The kākāpō is the word’s largest parrot, flightless and with a tricky breeding cycle. Recently their number actually went down to a mere 51 birds on Earth, but now scientists have successfully found ways to breed them. Recommended Listening One of our favorite new podcasts of 2018: Kākāpō Files, breaking bird news …

Māori Language Week / Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori 2019

Poster New Zealand (Aotearoa) – Dates for 2019 Māori Language Week are September 9-15 (9-15 Mahuru). This is one of Planeta.com’s favorite celebrations in the world, one that stands out as a model of inclusive and clever communication that brings people together. We see this as a way of expanding our knowledge and appreciation of …

Wild New Zealand

Hashtags Wildlife, biodiversity and parks in New Zealand Features Kākāpō Great Walks in New Zealand Favorite Streams: New Zealand’s Royal Cam Conservation Week in New Zealand 2017 Headlines New Zealand’s New Way: Lou Sanson In a national park, an avalanche of opposition – Newsroom Twitter @docgovtnz @AlisonBallance @Spokesbird @envirohistoryNZ @NzSkink @Forest_and_Bird @Pohutukawa6 @OSNZBirdsNZ @NatForsdick Embedded …

Māori Vocabulary

Map For those learning the Māori language: Features Haka Iwi Kahu huruhuru Kanohi ki te kanohi Kaitiakitanga Marae Matariki Pōwhiri Tangata whenua Tautoko 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 …

New Zealand Links

New Zealand Flag Links related to New Zealand (Aotearoa) presented in somewhat random fashion: Twitter @nzherald @radionz @mediawatchnz @NDFNZ @internetnz @DigitalMaori @ManWithDesk @timeunlimited @scoopnz @nztri @flyairnz @PureNewZealand @PoutamaTrust @nzmuseums @RuralTourismNZ @NZMTC @accesstourismnz @Te_Ara @Te_Papa @WhMus @West_Coast_NZ @PureNewZealand @RNZ_TeAhiKaa @CarolynD_NZ @brendankellol WildNZ @docgovtnz @AlisonBallance @Spokesbird @envirohistoryNZ @NzSkink @Forest_and_Bird @Pohutukawa6 @OSNZBirdsNZ @NatForsdick Inactive @nztourismblog @ourspacenz @tuisong1 @DOCWestCoast …

Celebrating Matariki (2019)

Poster: Matariki New Zealand – 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. On June 22 the Matariki star cluster will rise in New Zealand skies, beginning …

Department of Conservation New Zealand

Logo Elsewhere on the Web Department of Conservation New Zealand – doc.govt.nz – is the government agency charged with conserving New Zealand’s natural and historic heritage. Work is organized around five outcomes: the diversity of our natural heritage is maintained and restored our history is protected and brought to life more people participate in recreation …

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 …

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 …

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 …