New Zealand = Aotearoa

Photo: Heaphy Track, Karamea 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 …

Tolkien Tourism

Photo: Rachel Lovinger, View from inside the Hobbit hole Wikipedia: Tolkien tourism is a phenomenon of fans of The Lord of the Rings fictional universe travelling (set-jetting) to sites of film- and book-related significance. It is especially notable in New Zealand, site of the movie trilogy by Peter Jackson, where it is credited as having …

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. Background The land near Auckland Airport has been occupied by members of the Save Our Unique Landscape (SOUL) …

Wild New Zealand

Hashtags Wildlife, biodiversity and parks in New Zealand (Aotearoa) Features Department of Conservation New Zealand Kākāpō Great Walks in New Zealand Favorite Streams: New Zealand’s Royal Cam Conservation Week in New Zealand 2017 Headlines New Zealand’s biodiversity is in crisis and so are we https://gizmodo.com/undead-tree-stump-is-being-kept-alive-by-neighboring-tr-1836693364/amp New Zealand’s New Way: Lou Sanson In a national park, …

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 …

Māori Language

Graphic New Zealand (Aotearoa) – Planeta.com spotlights the annual Māori Language Week. We are updating this page with key links, headlines and links to social web channels including Facebook and Twitter. Vocabulary is featured here. Key Links Māori Language Commission Te Taura Whiri I te Reo Māori Facebook Te Wiki o te Reo Māori Planeta.com …

Earthquakes in New Zealand

Screenshot, MyRadar Hashtags of note: #eqnz tracking earthquakes in New Zealand August 2019 We have revised our Monday morning shake to M5.2 102km deep, 20 km south-west of Motueka. We’ve had just over 2000 felt reports #eqnz #goodmorning pic.twitter.com/aTb9zEs0T9 — GeoNet (@geonet) August 11, 2019 There is a significant swarm ongoing near Taupo in New …

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. 2019 Te Matatini 2019 Māori Language Week / Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori 2019 Questions Are there celebrations / …