New Zealand’s National Digital Forum

Hashtags Wellington, New Zealand – The National Digital Forum – 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. The 2019 National Digital Forum will be held at Te Papa. November 18, Pre-conference workshops, November 19-20, Main …

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 …

Te Wiki o te Reo Māori (Māori Language Week)

Poster New Zealand (Aotearoa) – Dates for the 2019 Māori Language Week are September 9-15. 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 awareness for Māori language revitalization, learning, and …

Māori Links

Māori Flag Updating our coverage before Te Wiki o te Reo Māori (Māori Language Week) Links related to the Māori people and culture presented in somewhat random fashion: Twitter @DigitalMaori @kupumaorinz @reomaori @maoritv @RNZ_TeAhiKaa @TeManuKorihi @maorismartapps @timeunlimited @LabourMaoriNZ Rangitāne teara.govt.nz/en/rangitane Rangitāne – Wikipedia Headlines https://boingboing.net/2018/10/15/coca-cola-trying-to-mix-maori.html The Best of Te Ahi Kaa 2017 – Ngā kōrero …

Earthquakes in New Zealand

Screenshot, MyRadar Hashtags of note: #eqnz tracking earthquakes in New Zealand August 2019 We have revised our Monday morning shake to M5.2 102km deep, 20 km south-west of Motueka. We’ve had just over 2000 felt reports #eqnz #goodmorning pic.twitter.com/aTb9zEs0T9 — GeoNet (@geonet) August 11, 2019 There is a significant swarm ongoing near Taupo in New …

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. 2019 Te Matatini 2019 Māori Language Week / Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori 2019 Questions Are there celebrations / …

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 …

Auckland = Tamaki Makaurau

Photo: Tatters, Ginko Tree Auckland is awesome. Located on the North Island of New Zealand (Aotearoa), Auckland (Tamaki Makaurau) is home to about 1.6 million. The country’s largest city has one third of the country’s entire population. The city is affectionately known as the City of Sails. Indigenous Connections Tamaki Makaurau, the original Māori name for …

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 …