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 …

New Zealand = Aotearoa

Photo: Heaphy Track, Karamea 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 …

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 …

New Zealand Tourism

Photo: Ferns Editor’s note: This is a compilation of tourism development news in the press and from government websites in New Zealand (Aotearoa). This is a working draft. Google Docs Collaboration in NZ Travel and Tourism. 2019 Pristine, popular… imperilled? Headlines The tourism tidal wave – A new kind of tourism The Great Tourism Squeeze: …

Wild New Zealand

Hashtags Wildlife, biodiversity, and parks in New Zealand (Aotearoa) Features Department of Conservation New Zealand Kākāpō Great Walks in New Zealand Livestreaming Now: Royal Cam from Taiaroa Head/Pukekura Conservation Week in New Zealand 2017 Ministry for the Environment Motto: Aotearoa – he whenua mana kura mō te tangata Making New Zealand Aotearoa the most liveable …

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 @glaciercountry2 Politics @jacindaardern WildNZ @docgovtnz @AlisonBallance @Spokesbird @envirohistoryNZ @NzSkink @Forest_and_Bird @Pohutukawa6 @OSNZBirdsNZ @NatForsdick Inactive @nztourismblog …