New Zealand’s National Digital Forum #NDFNZ 2018

Screenshot Wellington, New Zealand – This week the National Digital Forum – http://www.ndf.org.nz – hosts its annual conference November 19-21, 2018. 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. Livestreaming https://live1.r2.co.nz/20181120 Key Links http://www.ndf.org.nz http://www.ndf.org.nz/programme …

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 …

Wellington

Photo: Stuart Baird In the Māori language Wellington is known as Te Whanga-nui-a-Tara (Wikipedia). Another Māori name for Wellington is Pōneke. Located in the center of New Zealand at the southern end of the North Island, Wellington is New Zealand’s ‘Can Do’ capital and the country’s second largest city. Wellington’s downtown is only two kilometers …

Nethui 2018

Poster New Zealand – This year’s Nethui – http://www.nethui.org.nz – takes place at three different sites in October – Palmerston, Greymouth and Invergargill. We love a good roadtrip and think the world of Nethui. Planeta.com is curating a Twitter moment and updating this page with links to videos, resources mentioned at the event, and our …

New Zealand = Aotearoa

Photo: Sheep Entrance 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 famous for …

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 …

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 …