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 – …

Department of Conservation New Zealand

Logo Elsewhere on the Web Department of Conservation New Zealand – doc.govt.nz – is the government agency charged with conserving New Zealand’s natural and historic heritage. Work is organized around five outcomes: the diversity of our natural heritage is maintained and restored our history is protected and brought to life more people participate in recreation …

Kākāpō

Photo: Shellie Evans The kākāpō is the word’s largest parrot, flightless and with a tricky breeding cycle. Recently their number actually went down to a mere 51 birds on Earth, but now scientists have successfully found ways to breed them. Recommended Listening One of our favorite new podcasts of 2018: Kākāpō Files, breaking bird news …

Māori

Photo The Māori are the Indigenous Polynesian people of New Zealand / Aotearoa. They arrived from Polynesian islands before 1300 AD. They are the first known inhabitants before the Europeans arrived in the early 1800s. September 10-16 are the dates for the 2018 Māori Language Week / Te Wiki o te Reo Māori. The theme …

Te Matatini

Buzzwords 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. 2019 dates: February 20-24. The event attracts about …

Wellington Links

Wellington Flag Links related to Wellington, New Zealand presented in somewhat random fashion: Embedded Tweets I took some photos in Wellington City Archives to go with its brand new Wikipedia article. https://t.co/uxHC658ZUB https://t.co/xwdd1DdM7F pic.twitter.com/Pux98VWJQ6 — Mike Dickison (@adzebill) December 12, 2018 Wikipedia Wellington Planeta.com Wellington New Zealand = Aotearoa Cities

Tourism and the Sustainable Development Goals Conference #Tourism4SDGs19

The Institute of Development Studies at Massey University hosts the Tourism and the Sustainable Development Goals Conference January 24-25, 2019 at the Albany campus, Auckland, New Zealand. Hashtag: #Tourism4SDGs19 Key Links tourism-sdg.nz tourism-sdg.nz/2018/07/02/tourism4sdgs tourism-sdg.nz/call-for-papers @Tourism4SDGs Questions What are examples of tourism delivering on its potential to be more inclusive, equitable and sustainable? How can tourism …

#WildNZ

Hashtags Wildlife, biodiversity and parks in New Zealand Features Kākāpō Great Walks in New Zealand Favorite Streams: New Zealand’s Royal Cam Conservation Week in New Zealand 2017 Headlines New Zealand’s New Way: Lou Sanson In a national park, an avalanche of opposition – Newsroom Embedded Tweets Visitor numbers from some of our most popular conservation …

Tangata whenua

Language Learning the Māori Language: Tangata whenua = people of the land Questions for Kiwis How/when do you use ‘tangata whenua’ in conversation? Questions for others What are similar terms in your language? Elsewhere on the Web http://news.tangatawhenua.com Artwork / Cue Yourself Wikipedia Tangata whenua Planeta.com Māori Māori Language Māori Vocabulary People 2019 – International …