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 – …

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 New Zealand (Aotearoa) – Links related to Wellington (Te Whanga-nui-a-Tara) presented in somewhat random fashion: Questions What would locals like visitors to know about Wellington (Te Whanga-nui-a-Tara)? Weather – Wellington – MET Time – Local time in Wellington Tourism Portals http://www.wellingtonnz.com http://www.wellingtonnz.com/sights-activities/must-dos @wellington_nz Facebook Headlines http://www.nzherald.co.nz/wellington-region/news/article.cfm?l_id=153&objectid=11680881 celia-wade-brown-pulls-out-of-wellington-mayoral-race some-communities-are-destroyed-by-tragedy-and-disaster-others-spring-back-heres-what-makes-the-difference 25 Reasons Why All Aucklanders …

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 …

Nethui 2018

Poster New Zealand (Aotearoa) – 2018’s Nethui – nethui.org.nz – takes place at three different sites in October – Palmerston, Greymouth and Invergargill. We love a good roadtrip and think the world of Nethui. Planeta.com is curating a Twitter moment and updating this page with links to videos, resources mentioned at the event, and our …

Paparoa National Park

Photo: Pancake Rocks Established in 1987, Paparoa National Park is perhaps most famous for the Pancake Rocks and blowholes of Dolomite Point, near the little settlement of Punakaiki. The park includes luxuriant coastal forest, limestone cliffs and canyons, caves, and underground streams. Key Links https://www.doc.govt.nz/parks-and-recreation/places-to-go/west-coast/places/paparoa-national-park https://www.doc.govt.nz/parks-and-recreation/places-to-go/west-coast/places/paparoa-national-park/things-to-do/tracks/paparoa-track/ Great Walks New Zealand’s Department of Conservation has announced …