Invercargill

Photo: iTravelNZ, Troopers Memorial Wikipedia: Invercargill (Māori: Waihōpai) is the southernmost and westernmost city in New Zealand, and one of the southernmost cities in the world. It is the commercial centre of the Southland region. The city lies in the heart of the wide expanse of the Southland Plains on the Oreti or New River …

Māori Links

Māori Flag Updating our New Zealand coverage before Te Wiki o te Reo Māori (Māori Language Week) Links related to the Māori people and culture presented in somewhat random fashion: Events February 6 Treaty of Waitangi March 22-26 Te Matatini Kapa Haka – Facebook June 25 Matariki September Te Wiki o te Reo Māori (Māori …

Greymouth

Photo: Ron Mader, Greymouth New Zealand – Located at the mouth of the Grey River, Greymouth (Māori: Māwhera) is the largest town on the West Coast of the South Island. For the slow adventures, Greymouth is a hub for unusual, rural adventures. Options include stargazing, fly-fishing, biking and hiking. To the north are the famous …

Paparoa National Park

Photo: Pancake Rocks Established in 1987, Paparoa National Park is perhaps most famous for the Pancake Rocks and blowholes of Dolomite Point, near the little settlement of Punakaiki. The park includes luxuriant coastal forest, limestone cliffs and canyons, caves, and underground streams. Key Links https://www.doc.govt.nz/parks-and-recreation/places-to-go/west-coast/places/paparoa-national-park https://www.doc.govt.nz/parks-and-recreation/places-to-go/west-coast/places/paparoa-national-park/things-to-do/tracks/paparoa-track/ Great Walks New Zealand’s Department of Conservation has announced …

Great Walks in New Zealand

Photo: Flying Kiwi Tours, Routeburn Track New Zealand’s nine (soon to be ten!) Great Walks are premier tracks that pass through diverse and spectacular scenery. From native forests, lakes and rivers to rugged mountain peaks, deep gorges and vast valleys…there’s a Great Walk for everyone! – DOC International visitors – check new prices for Milford, …

New Zealand Links

New Zealand Flag Links related to New Zealand presented in somewhat random fashion: Jacinda Ardern https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jacinda_Ardern New Zealand National Library https://natlib.govt.nz https://www.facebook.com/NationalLibraryNZ https://twitter.com/nlnz Features Great Walks in New Zealand Headlines http://nzherald.co.nz/bay-of-plenty-times/news/article.cfm?c_id=1503343&objectid=11808227 http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/summer-days/audio/201829489/tourism-troubles-on-the-west-coast John’s gone: The end of NZ’s Mr Feelgood http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/nz-earthquake/86838272/watch-how-the-78-quake-rippled-through-new-zealand http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/ninetonoon/audio/201788671/old-ghost-road-trail http://www.nbr.co.nz/opinion/you-told-nz-energy-80-renewable-couldnt-be-further-truth http://www.ripitup.co.nz/culture/new-zealand-a-users-guide http://ngaitahu.iwi.nz/our_stories/compelling-evidence http://www.teara.govt.nz/en/tapa-whenua-naming-places http://www.transitionsabroad.com/listings/living/articles/a-year-living-and-working-in-new-zealand.shtml http://www.stuff.co.nz/life-style/wellbeing/8191158/The-call-of-the-wild http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10904305 2017 General Election http://www.radionz.co.nz/specials/election2017 http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/political/338451/ardern-v-english-leaders-clash-gets-heated https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Zealand_general_election,_2017 …

Ecotourism NZ 2007

Conference Program Reflections on the the Ecotourism NZ 2007 Conference held in Greymouth, New Zealand August 1-3, 2007. The event was hosted by the Tai Poutini Polytechnic. Planeta.com’s Ron Mader was a keynote speaker. Ron: I would love to hear from people I met at the conference and from fans of tourism and ecotourism in New Zealand. …

NetHui

New Zealand – Since 2010 NetHui brings everybody and anybody that wants to talk about the Internet together. It is not a conference and speakers won’t talk at you all day. NetHui is a community event – made for the community, by the community. Hashtag: #nethui NetHui is New Zealand’s multi-stakeholder event on Internet governance and policy …