Matariki

Poster Matariki is a distinctly New Zealand (Aotearoa) celebration. Matariki is the Māori name for the stars also known as the Pleiades star cluster in the constellation Taurus. Celebrations begin on the day of the first new moon following the rising of the star cluster. In 2021 the Matariki star cluster will rise in New …

New Zealand Tourism

Photo: Ferns Editor’s note: This is a compilation of tourism development news in the press and from government websites in New Zealand (Aotearoa). This is a working draft. Google DocsCollaboration in NZ Travel and Tourism. HeadlinesTourism minister Stuart Nash outlines vision for future of the industry – RNZThe tourism tidal wave – A new kind …

Otago

Photo: Mariano Montel, Roads New Zealand (Aotearoa) – Otago is located in the southeast of the South Island. The Māori name is ‘Otakou’ which means ‘red earth.’ Current TimeTime and DateEvent Announcer Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/GZzx3rCjFsnLFD3N9 YouTubeOtago Daily Times Planeta.com

Te Wiki o te Reo Māori (Māori Language Week)

Poster New Zealand (Aotearoa) – Te wiki o te reo Māori (Māori Language Week) is a popular, government-sponsored initiative promoting the use of Māori language. The week is part of the broader Māori language revival and raises public awareness for Māori language revitalization, learning, and public usage. Māori Language Week is celebrated annually in September …

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. …

Greymouth = Māwhera

Photo: Ron Mader, Greymouth New Zealand (Aotearoa) – Located at the mouth of the Grey River, Greymouth (Māori: Māwhera) is the largest town on the West Coast of the South Island. Questions What would locals like visitors to know about Greymouth? Google Maps For the slow adventures, Greymouth is a hub for unusual, rural adventures. …

Radio New Zealand

Spotlight on Radio New Zealand – rnz.co.nz – Aotearoa’s national radio broadcaster as well as the international broadcaster to the South Pacific. You can find a fine array of podcasts including Kākāpō Files, Mediawatch, and Te Ahi Kaa (which focuses on Māori culture). Check out the latest and most popular podcasts. Key Linksrnz.co.nz – [email protected]@mediawatchnz …

100% Pure in New Zealand (Aotearoa)?

New Zealand (Aotearoa) – Spotlight on the country’s 100% Pure Campaign Tourism New Zealand: Tourism New Zealand’s tourism marketing campaign is 100% Pure New Zealand. … 100% Pure New Zealand tells the story of how this country’s unique combination of landscapes, people and activities cannot be found anywhere else in the world – it is …

Mount Taranaki

Photo: Denisbin, Taranaki Mount Taranaki (2,518 meters / 8,261 feet) is an active but quiescent stratovolcano in the Taranaki region on the west coast of New Zealand’s North Island. It is also known as Mount Egmont. Taranaki is the North Island’s second highest peak or as Kiwis say, a challenging day tramp. Nearby towns are …

Livestreaming Now: Royal Cam from Taiaroa Head/Pukekura

Photo: Bernard Spragg, 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 …