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 …

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, …

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 …

New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern 09.2018

Twitter Profile Snapshots of the September 2018 USA trip of New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern: Key Links https://www.labour.org.nz/jacindaardern https://twitter.com/jacindaardern Embedded Tweets Jacinda Ardern used her debut speech to the UN to directly challenge the view of the world outlined by Donald Trump https://t.co/v0WqRTygLa pic.twitter.com/iaUAxao7Iu — The Sydney Morning Herald (@smh) September 28, 2018 New …

Māori Language Week / Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori 2018

Poster New Zealand (Aotearoa) – Māori Language Week, Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori, 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 public usage. Hashtags: #TeWikioteReoMāori, #MāoriLanguageWeek Look for details online Te Taura …

Kaitiakitanga

Buzzwords Kaitiakitanga (Ky – tee – ah – kee – tongue – ah ) is a Māori word which means the ‘guardianship of the environment that supports us’ aka stewardship Along with manaakitanga (hospitality), kaitiakitanga is a cornerstone in the 2015 New Zealand tourism strategy. Elsewhere on the Web Kaitiakitanga – guardianship and conservation – …