Ihumātao

New Zealand (Aotearoa) – On July 26, 2019, Prime Minister Ardern announced that no further building would take place at Ihumātao while the Government and other parties negotiate a peaceful solution to the land dispute at Ihumātao. 2020 BREAKING: The Kiingitanga flag at Ihumātao has come down – indicating a resolution has been met https://t.co/VTKAw7v6F3 …

Te Wiki o te Reo Māori (Māori Language Week)

Poster New Zealand (Aotearoa) – Dates for the 2019 Māori Language Week were September 9-15. 2020 dates have yet to be announced. Te wiki o te reo Māori (Māori Language Week) 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 …

Otago

Photo: Mariano Montel, Roads New Zealand (Aotearoa) – Otago is located in the southeast of the South Island. The Māori name is ‘Otakou’ which means ‘red earth.’ Current Time Time and Date Event Announcer Google Maps goo.gl/maps/GZzx3rCjFsnLFD3N9 YouTube Otago Daily Times Planeta.com New Zealand = Aotearoa Dunedin Livestreaming Now: Royal Cam from Taiaroa Head/Pukekura Māori …

Māori Vocabulary

Map New Zealand (Aotearoa) – For those learning the Māori language: Features Haka Iwi Kahu huruhuru Kanohi ki te kanohi Kaitiakitanga Kia Ora 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 …

Māori Language

Graphic New Zealand (Aotearoa) – 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 …

Livestreaming Now: Royal Cam from Taiaroa Head/Pukekura

Photo: Royal Albatross New Zealand (Aotearoa) – Royal Cam streams live from the northern royal albatross colony at Taiaroa Head near Dunedin, Otago. This the fifth season the Department of Conversation has a webcam beside an albatross nest in the colony on Otago Peninsula. Royalcam features highlights and a forum for questions. Department of Conservation staff …

Māori

Photo The Māori are the Indigenous Polynesian people of New Zealand / Aotearoa. They arrived from Polynesian islands before 1300 AD. They are the first known inhabitants before the Europeans arrived in the early 1800s. Questions Are there celebrations / events / talks in connection with the International Year of Indigenous Languages? What are the …

Christchurch

Photo: Ron Mader, Penguins The largest city on the South Island and the second largest city in New Zealand (Aotearoa), Christchurch has a population of about 367,000. It is located in Canterbury. Tautahi means “the place of Tautahi” and was adopted as the general Māori name for Christchurch City in the 1930s. The name is derived from the Ngāi …

Pristine, popular… imperilled?

Report Cover New Zealand (Aotearoa) – New report from the the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment: Pristine,popular…imperilled? The environmental consequences of projected tourism growth (2019) This report addresses the environmental and cultural impacts of tourism and what ongoing business-as-usual growth could mean for the environment and the vulnerability of the tourism sector. The report finds …