Auckland = Tamaki Makaurau

Photo: Denisbin, View from Maungawhau / Mount Eden 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 …

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 Linkshttps://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 WalksNew Zealand’s Department of Conservation has announced the Paparoa …

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. Google Maps For the slow adventures, Greymouth is a hub for unusual, rural adventures. Options include stargazing, fly-fishing, biking and hiking. To the north …

Māori Language Week = Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori 2021

Poster New Zealand (Aotearoa) – Announcing the dates for 2021’s Māori Language Week (September 13-19 or 13-19 Mahuru). Hashtags: #TeWikioteReoMāori, #MāoriLanguageWeek, #reomāori Māori Language Week = Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori is one of Planeta.com’s fave celebrations, one that stands out as a practical model of inclusive experiences and smart communication bringing people together …

Auckland (Tamaki Makaurau) Links

Auckland Coat of Arms What would locals like others know about Auckland (Tamaki Makaurau)? Presenting relevant links in a somewhat random fashion: HeadlinesHow Auckland museum is unpacking centuries of colonial legacy and indigenising itselfZip line Eden Park’s newest addition and a thrilling rideAucklanders, what do you want from your city?Auckland is a biodiversity paradiseVolcanic cones …

Auckland Bikes

Auckland, New Zealand Announcing the new Waterview Shared Path which connects communities from Waterview to Mt Roskill with a network of cycleways to destinations all over the city. The Waterview Shared Path also joins the popular Northwestern Cycleway which will take you directly into the city, along Te Ara I Whiti, the Lightpath, and down to Auckland’s waterfront. Or …

Māori

Photo: Tai Ha, Waitangi The Māori are the Indigenous Polynesian people of New Zealand / Aotearoa who arrived from Polynesian islands before 1300 AD. They are the first known inhabitants before the Europeans arrived in the early 1800s. Questions Are there celebrations / events / talks in connection with the International Decade of Indigenous Languages? …

Wellington Links

Wellington Flag New Zealand (Aotearoa) – What would locals like visitors to know about Wellington (Te Whanga-nui-a-Tara)? Presenting relevant links in a somewhat random fashion: HeadlinesThe nature reserve with a 500-year plan – BBCHere’s what makes the difference.25 Reasons Why All Aucklanders Should Just Move To Wellington – Buzzfeed Weather – Wellington – MET Time …

Wild New Zealand Links

Photo: Haast Window View What would locals like others know about Wild New Zealand (Aotearoa)? Presenting relevant links in a somewhat random fashion: HeadlinesWildlife rules for private land queried by owners and businessesThe 10 unofficial natural wonders of New Zealandhttp://www.latimes.com/science/sciencenow/la-sci-sn-giant-penguins-20171212-story.htmlhttps://www.stuff.co.nz/environment/95152815/tourism-concessions-failing-to-deliver-conservation-advantages-study-suggestshttp://www.radionz.co.nz/news/national/335869/little-environmental-payoff-for-tourism-concessionshttps://twitter.com/valentinadinica/status/892710005450735616http://stuff.co.nz/entertainment/books/90152484/environmental-history-of-manawatu-takes-prestigious-awardhttp://www.radionz.co.nz/news/national/323934/’they’ve-basically-stolen-public-land‘http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/summerreport/audio/201829189/whale-watch-kaikoura-opens-for-business-today-after-nov-quakehttp://www.stuff.co.nz/business/87220617/Tapping-the-tourists-to-keep-NZ-100-purehttp://www.stuff.co.nz/national/86702463/the-price-of-paradise-new-zealands-great-walks-are-losing-millions-of-dollarshttp://www.radionz.co.nz/news/national/318782/what-did-kaikoura’s-wildlife-go-throughEnvironment NZ’s weak point for UN goals – @sciblogsnzThe beginning of the end?Department-of-Conservation-funding-why-don-t-the-numbers-match-upEditorial: DOC cuts threaten …

Whānau Ora

Buzzwords Wikipedia: Whānau Ora (“family health”) is a major contemporary indigenous health initiative in New Zealand driven by Māori cultural values. Its core goal is to empower communities and extended families (whānau) to support families within the community context rather than individuals within an institutional context. GovernmentWhānau Ora puts whānau and families in control of …