Māori Language Week = Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori 2020

Poster New Zealand (Aotearoa) – Announcing the dates for 2020’s Māori Language Week (September 14-20 or 14-20 Mahuru). Hashtags: #TeWikioteReoMāori, #MāoriLanguageWeek Māori Language Week = Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori is one of Planeta.com’s fave celebrations in the world, one that stands out as a practical model of inclusive experiences and smart communication bringing …

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. Google Maps goo.gl/maps/YkF2GMQ56aHjtzXd6 Milford Track The Milford Track is one of the most famous Great Walks in New Zealand. Places …

Livestreaming Now: Royal Cam from Taiaroa Head/Pukekura

Photo: Royal Albatross New Zealand (Aotearoa) – Royal Cam streams live from the northern royal albatross colony at Taiaroa Head near Dunedin, Otago. This the fifth season the Department of Conversation has a webcam beside an albatross nest in the colony on Otago Peninsula. Royalcam features highlights and a forum for questions. Department of Conservation staff …

Wild New Zealand

Hashtags Wildlife, biodiversity, and parks in New Zealand (Aotearoa) Features Department of Conservation New Zealand Great Walks in New Zealand Birds Kākāpō Kea Livestreaming Now: Royal Cam from Taiaroa Head/Pukekura Ministry for the Environment Motto: Aotearoa – he whenua mana kura mō te tangata Making New Zealand Aotearoa the most liveable place in the world …

Wild New Zealand Links

New Zealand Flag Links relate to Wild New Zealand (Aotearoa) presented in somewhat random fashion: Twitter @Spokesbird @envirohistoryNZ @LCR_NZ @AlisonBallance @RNZScience @EDS_NewZealand @Forest_and_Bird @NZGreens @valentinadinica @wildsidenz @DOCWestCoast @NZGreatWalks @outdoorsnz_nz @Forest_and_Bird @nzbirdsonline @newzealandbirds @upcountrynz @NZConJobs @sciblogsnz @OSNZBirdsNZ @FMC_NZ @DOCTSAmbassador @rebecca_jarvis @kimi_collins Hashtag #wildnz Trees Kereru are the only remaining species able to disperse the large seeds …

New Zealand’s West Coast

Photo: Haast New Zealand (Aotearoa) – The West Coast is the wild west in many ways, it has a population of around 34,000 along a long coastal strip on the western side of the Southern Alps. Google Maps goo.gl/maps/EuJ6nMDqR8S6yBSi9 The weather can be a little wild too with storms coming off the Tasman Sea and …

Auckland = Tamaki Makaurau

Photo: Tatters, Ginko Tree Auckland is awesome. Located on the North Island of New Zealand (Aotearoa), Auckland (Tamaki Makaurau) is home to about 1.6 million. The country’s largest city has one third of the country’s entire population. The city is affectionately known as the City of Sails. Google Maps goo.gl/maps/DhBpYiS6pnsk2jUs6 Spotlight Ihumātao Indigenous Connections Tamaki Makaurau, …

Waitangi Day

Photo New Zealand (Aotearoa) marks the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi on February 6, 1840. The day was first officially commemorated in 1934 and it has been a public holiday since 1974. 2020 The Prime Minister entered the water where the infamous Ngātokimatawhaorua lays, and hopped off at the Waitangi Pier. pic.twitter.com/9jFeNS89LY — RNZ …

Waitangi, New Zealand

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 …

Ihumātao

New Zealand (Aotearoa) – On July 26, 2019, Prime Minister Ardern announced that no further building would take place at Ihumātao while the Government and other parties negotiate a peaceful solution to the land dispute at Ihumātao. 2020 BREAKING: The Kiingitanga flag at Ihumātao has come down – indicating a resolution has been met https://t.co/VTKAw7v6F3 …