Anzac

Buzzwords Anzac Day is April 25 and honors members of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) who fought and died on this day in 1915 at Gallipoli during World War I. Recommended Listening 2013 Anzac Day Dawn Service Anzac Day – ABC Anzac myth Bad characters in the AIF Albany’s bid for Anzac …

Mount Taranaki

Photo: Denisbin, Taranaki Mount Taranaki (2,518 meters / 8,261 feet) is an active but quiescent stratovolcano in the Taranaki region on the west coast of New Zealand’s North Island. It is also known as Mount Egmont. Taranaki is the North Island’s second highest peak or as Kiwis say, a challenging day tramp. Nearby towns are …

Te Matatini 2019

Poster Held every two years the Te Matatini Kapa Haka Festival – tematatini.co.nz – celebrates the cultural dance of the Māori people of Aotearoa (New Zealand). It has an open door policy, where all people are welcome to come and experience timeless traditions. Audiences experience the best kapa haka in the world, taste Māori food …

Māori Television

Logo Elsewhere on the Web Māori Television – maoritelevision.com – is New Zealand’s Indigenous broadcaster, providing a wide range of local and international programs for audiences across the country and online. Key Links maoritelevision.com Facebook @maoritv Live Livestreaming On-demand – Popular About Programs Te Kāea, 5pm on Te Reo, 5:30 on Māori TV @TeKaeaOfficial Native …

Haka

Buzzwords Haka = Traditional ancestral war cry, dance, or challenge from the Māori people of New Zealand (Aotearoa) Recommended Listening The evolution of Haka, Countdown to Te Matatini – RadioNZ Headlines They’re not all called ‘haka’ — the differences between Pacific war dances Embedded Tweets We have haka words 4 you to learn in the …

Manaakitanga

Buzzwords Manaakitanga = respect for hosts and kindness to guests Along with kaitiakitanga, manaakitanga is a cornerstone in the tourism strategy of New Zealand (Aotearoa). The Māori Language Commission chose Manaakitanga as the theme for the 2011 Māori Language Week. More about this on my 2011 blog Translating How would you translate ‘manaakitanga’ in other …

Waitangi Day

Photo New Zealand (Aotearoa) marks the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840. The day was first officially commemorated in 1934 and it has been a public holiday since 1974. Livestreaming Waitangi is a small town and historical landmark where Māori Chiefs and the British Crown signed the Treaty of Waitangi (Te Tiriti o …

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 – …