Celebrating Matariki (2018)

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. Matariki is the Māori name for the stars also known as the Pleiades star …

Manawatu

The Manawatu District is a local government district in the Manawatu-Wanganui Region in the North Island of New Zealand. Key Links http://www.manawatunz.co.nz http://www.mdc.govt.nz http://www.mdc.govt.nz/Your_Council/History Embedded Tweets New Zealand's biggest Internet conference, #NetHui, is heading to Manawatu on 5 October! This is our first stop in a three-location Roadtrip so keep an eye on our page …

Trenz 2018

Around 300 international travel sellers come to New Zealand for the event and meet with New Zealand operators for one-on-one appointments over three days. TRENZ is an excellent way to get to know the offshore travel trade, educate them about your product and build business relationships, as well as to network with hundreds of other …

Kahu huruhuru

Lingo Cards It’s fun to learn the Māori language. Kahu huruhuru = Feather cloak Huruhuru = Feather Kahu = Cloak Newsworthy In the news because Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern wore the kahu to Buckingham Palace for a dinner hosted by the Queen of England to celebrate the Commonwealth. Elsewhere on the Web Māori treasure kahu …

World Indigenous Tourism Summit 2018

Waitangi, New Zealand hosted the 2018 World Indigenous Tourism Summit, a forum for Indigenous peoples to discuss tourism, to share collective Indigenous wisdom, knowledge and traditions handed down through generations. Hashtags: #wits18, #kiaorawits This summit introduced a prestigious line up of speakers to provide unique insights into how they have integrated traditional knowledge into compelling …

NetHui Copyright (2018)

New Zealand – NetHui Copyright took place March 12 at Te Papa, Wellington and features Cory Doctorow (@doctorow). The Google form Get Involved allows participants to propose sessions, meetups and/or side events, share speaker and panelist ideas, and volunteer. The keynote address takes place at 11am, followed by the launch of ‘Copyright in the Digital …

Whānau Ora

Buzzwords Wikipedia: Whānau Ora (“family health”) is a major contemporary indigenous health initiative in New Zealand driven by Māori cultural values. Its core goal is to empower communities and extended families (whānau) to support families within the community context rather than individuals within an institutional context. Government Whānau Ora puts whānau and families in control …

Dunedin

Photo New Zealand (Aotearoa) – Dunedin is the second-largest city on the South Island and the principal city of the Otago region. Its name comes from Dùn Èideann, the Scottish Gaelic name for Edinburgh, the capital of Scotland. Key Links dunedinnz.com dunedin.govt.nz Photos Wikipedia Dunedin Planeta.com Otago New Zealand = Aotearoa Favorite Streams: New Zealand’s …

New Zealand’s National Digital Forum #NDFNZ 2017

Wellington, New Zealand – The National Digital Forum – http://www.ndf.org.nz – hosted its annual conference November 21-22, 2017. The forum 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. Hashtags:  #NDFNZ , #NDF2017 Program http://www.ndf.org.nz/programme https://ndf2017.sched.com Videos Pia Andrews (nee Waugh) Harkanwal Singh YouTube …