Haka

Buzzwords Haka = Traditional ancestral war cry, dance, or challenge from the Māori people of New Zealand (Aotearoa) Recommended Listening Embedded Tweets We have haka words 4 you to learn in the lead up to the event. Special mention to He Pataka Kupu and Te Aka Māori online dictionaries for some of definitions.https://t.co/jS0ap77L07https://t.co/HhbtPfakbJ#hepatakakupu #kiakahatereo #tematatinikiteao …

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 …

Fiordland National Park

Photo: Bernard Spragg, On Doubtful Sound The largest of New Zealand’s 14 national parks is Fiordland with an area of 12,607 square kilometers (4,868 sq miles). The park is administered by the Department of Conservation. Milford Track The Milford Track is one of the most famous Great Walks in New Zealand. Places to go – …

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 …

Bay of Plenty

The Bay of Plenty lies east of the Kaimai-Mamaku Ranges and south of the Coromandel Peninsula. This region includes the full sweep of the coastline from Lottin Point in the east, to Waihi Beach in the west. Inland the region is bound by the watersheds of the catchments flowing into the Bay. There are 18 …

New Zealand Links

New Zealand Flag Links related to New Zealand (Aotearoa) presented in somewhat random fashion: Tiny Ruins tinyruins.com Facebook Tiny Ruins – Wikipedia Jacinda Ardern Jacinda Ardern – Wikipedia New Zealand National Library https://natlib.govt.nz https://www.facebook.com/NationalLibraryNZ https://twitter.com/nlnz Shit Towns https://www.facebook.com/shittownsofnewzealand Features Great Walks in New Zealand Headlines A Tourist Family’s Bad Behavior Has New Zealand Rethinking Its …

Wellington

Photo: Stuart Baird In the Māori language Wellington is known as Te Whanga-nui-a-Tara (Wikipedia). Another Māori name for Wellington is Pōneke. Located in the center of New Zealand at the southern end of the North Island, Wellington is New Zealand’s ‘Can Do’ capital and the country’s second largest city. Wellington’s downtown is only two kilometers …

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 …