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 …

Te Matatini

Bingo: Te Matatini Held every two years Te Matatini Kapa Haka Festival celebrates the cultural dance of the Māori people of New Zealand. Over four days audiences experience the best kapa haka in the world, taste Māori food (kai) and local delicacies and shop for Māori arts and crafts. A record 47 teams are set …

World Indigenous Tourism Summit 2018

Waitangi, New Zealand hosts 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 will introduce a prestigious line up of speakers to provide unique insights into how they have integrated traditional knowledge into …

Waitangi

Photo: Tai Ha, Waitangi Waitangi is a small town and historical landmark where Māori Chiefs and the British Crown signed the Treaty of Waitangi (Te Tiriti o Waitangi) , the founding document of New Zealand (Aotearoa). The name means weeping waters in the Māori language. Every year on February 6, New Zealand marks the signing …

New Zealand’s National Digital Forum #NDFNZ 2018

Poster Wellington, New Zealand – 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. To get a sense of the event, please …

Matariki

Poster Matariki is a distinctly New Zealand celebration. 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. In 2018 the Matariki star cluster will rise in New Zealand …

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 …

Favorite Streams: New Zealand’s Royal Cam

Photo: Royal Albatross New Zealand – Royal Cam streams live from the northern royal albatross colony at Taiaroa Head near Dunedin, Otago. This the third year New Zealand’s Department of Conversation has a web cam beside an albatross nest in the colony on Otago Peninsula. Royalcam features highlights and a forum for questions. Department of Conservation …

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 …