Anzac

Lingo Cards Anzac Day is April 25 and honors members of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) who fought and died on this day in 1915 at Gallipoli during World War I. Recommended Listening2013 Anzac Day Dawn ServiceAnzac Day – ABCAnzac mythBad characters in the AIF Albany’s bid for Anzac tourists – As …

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 Mapsgoo.gl/maps/DhBpYiS6pnsk2jUs6 Spotlighthttps://www.planeta.com/ihumatao Indigenous ConnectionsTamaki Makaurau, the original Māori …

Christchurch

Photo: Ron Mader, Penguins The largest city on the South Island and the second largest city in New Zealand (Aotearoa), Christchurch has a population of about 367,000. It is located in Canterbury. Tautahi means “the place of Tautahi” and was adopted as the general Māori name for Christchurch City in the 1930s. The name is derived from the Ngāi …

Manaakitanga

Buzzwords Manaakitanga = respect for hosts and kindness to guests Along with kaitiakitanga, manaakitanga is a cornerstone in the tourism strategy of New Zealand (Aotearoa). The Māori Language Commission chose Manaakitanga as the theme for the 2011 Māori Language Week. More about this on my 2011 blog Questions How would you translate ‘manaakitanga’ in other …

Haka

Lingo Cards Haka = Traditional ancestral war cry, dance, or challenge from the Māori people of New Zealand (Aotearoa) HeadlinesBeyond the All Blacks — the power and meaning of haka in New Zealand todayThey’re not all called ‘haka’ — the differences between Pacific war dances Recommended ListeningThe evolution of Haka, Countdown to Te Matatini – …

Māori Links

Māori Flag Updating our coverage before Te Wiki o te Reo Māori (Māori Language Week) Links related to the Māori people and culture presented in somewhat random fashion: [email protected]@[email protected]@[email protected][email protected]@[email protected]@LabourMaoriNZ Rangitāneteara.govt.nz/en/rangitaneRangitāne – Wikipedia Headlineshttps://boingboing.net/2018/10/15/coca-cola-trying-to-mix-maori.htmlThe Best of Te Ahi Kaa 2017 – Ngā kōrero o te tauhttp://e-tangata.co.nz/news/lisa-matisoosmith-from-africa-to-aotearoa Ngai Tahuhttps://ngaitahu.iwi.nzhttps://www.youtube.com/user/NgaiTahuTVhttps://www.facebook.com/TeRunangaoNgaiTahuhttps://youtu.be/[email protected] EventsFebruary 6 Waitangi DayFebruary Te Matatini Kapa Haka …

Waikato River

Photo: Wendy Schotsmans, River Spotlight on Te Awa Waikato (Waikato River) Wikipedia: The Waikato River is the longest river in New Zealand, running for 425 kilometres (264 mi) through the North Island. It rises in the eastern slopes of Mount Ruapehu, joining the Tongariro River system and flowing through Lake Taupo, New Zealand’s largest lake. …

Wild New Zealand Links

New Zealand Flag Links relate to Wild New Zealand (Aotearoa) presented in somewhat random fashion: National Policy Statement for Indigenous BiodiversityDraft National Policy Statement for Indigenous BiodiversityHe kura koiora i hokia: a discussion document on a proposed National Policy Statement for Indigenous BiodiversityWildlife rules for private land queried by owners and businesses [email protected]@[email protected][email protected]@[email protected][email protected][email protected]@[email protected]@[email protected]@[email protected][email protected]@[email protected]@[email protected]@[email protected][email protected]@[email protected]_collins Hashtag#wildnz HeadlinesWildlife …

New Zealand Links

New Zealand Flag Links related to New Zealand (Aotearoa) presented in somewhat random fashion: 2020 ElectionsNew Zealand Elections2020_New_Zealand_general_electionHow NZ’s new Parliament looks – full party, electorate vote dataJacinda Ardern delays election over coronavirus fearsElection 2020: Jacinda Ardern and Judith Collins – last day of campaign; Ardern says she’ll quit if she loseshttps://twitter.com/ElectoralCommNZ [email protected]@[email protected]@[email protected]@[email protected]@[email protected]@[email protected]@[email protected]@[email protected]@[email protected]@[email protected][email protected]@[email protected]@[email protected][email protected]@[email protected] [email protected]@[email protected]@[email protected]@[email protected]@[email protected] [email protected]@[email protected]@[email protected]