New Zealand’s National Digital Forum #NDFNZ 2017

Wellington, New Zealand – The National Digital Forum – http://www.ndf.org.nz – hosted its annual conference November 21-22, 2017. 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. Hashtags:  #NDFNZ , #NDF2017 Program http://www.ndf.org.nz/programme https://ndf2017.sched.com Videos Pia Andrews (nee Waugh) Harkanwal Singh YouTube …

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 …

Trust and Freedom on the Internet: Nethui 2017

Photo: Moeraki Boulders NetHui is New Zealand’s multi-stakeholder event on Internet governance and policy issues.. Hashtag: #nethui The theme for NetHui 2017 was Trust and Freedom on the Internet. The 2017 event took place November 9-10 in Auckland at the Aotea Centre. Key Links https://2017.nethui.nz https://2017.nethui.nz/code-of-conduct https://2017.nethui.nz/venue https://www.facebook.com/NetHuiNZ https://twitter.com/NetHuiNZ https://livestream.com/i-filmservices November 8 On the day before …

Conservation Week in New Zealand 2017

New Zealand hosts its annual Conservation Week October 14-22 which encourages locals to “love your backyard.” Activities include planting natives, trapping pests, weeding and clean-ups. Do it yourself or join up with local community groups. Hashtag: #lovemybackyard Conservation Week events are organised across Aotearoa. These events provide opportunities to join in, get active and show love …

New Zealand Elections 2017

New Zealand Flag New Zealand hosts its national elections today, September 23, 2017, to determine the membership of the 52nd New Zealand Parliament. Hashtags: #vote17  #nzpol #nzelection New Zealand uses the Mixed Member Proportional (MMP) voting system, which gives voters two votes: one for a political party and one for their local electorate MP. Voters will elect at …

Māori Language Week / Te Wiki o te Reo Māori 2017

Poster: Language Week September 11-17, 2017 are the dates for the Māori Language Week / Te Wiki o te Reo Māori Hashtags: #kiaoratereo #tereo #twotrm17 #mlw17 The theme is ‘kia ora te reo Māori.’ Look for details online Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori​ http://www.tetaurawhiri.govt.nz https://www.facebook.com/tetaurawhiri Māori Language Week, te wiki o te reo Māori, …

Democracy and the Internet #electionnz

New Zealand’s general election – hashtag #electionnz —  is scheduled on Saturday, September 23 to determine the membership of the 52nd New Zealand Parliament. Tuesday, August 22, 6-7pm Auckland time, Internet New Zealand hosts Democracy and the Internet, a free event about the impact the Internet has on elections. The event will also be livestreamed with the …

Te Matatini 2017

Photo: Te Matatini Society Incorporated, Poster 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 …

#GovHackNZ

Image: Kaleidescoped GovHack New Zealand’s GovHack is united in a single purpose – coming together in a weekend-long hackathon and working with government data to innovate and create July 28-30, 2017. Hashtag: #govhacknz GovHack’s vision is a more participatory and effective democracy and public service. The event gathers New Zealand’s best and brightest working with government data to …