Anzac

Photo: Thom May, Anzac Cove (Some rights reserved) 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. HeadlinesWhen is the Anzac Day public holiday this year and will people be standing in …

Kia Ora

Lingo Cards (Some rights reserved) Kia Ora = Hello (greeting in New Zealand (Aotearoa))Also translates as “cheers,” “good luck,” and “best wishes” HeadlinesAir New Zealand drops Kia Ora trademark bidAir New Zealand threatened with Māori boycott – News Channel 21Kia Ora: Air New Zealand faces boycott over trademark bid – BBC The New Zealand Maori …

Otago

Photo: Mariano Montel, Roads (Some rights reserved) 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

Aotearoa New Zealand

Photo: Ron Mader, Heaphy Track, Karamea (Some rights reserved) New Zealand, also known as Aotearoa (its Māori name meaning “the land of the long white cloud”) or the “green Island on the other side of the earth”, boasts jaw-dropping landscapes, fabulous festivals, and superb food and wines. More than one-third of the country is designated protected parkland and …

Māori Links

Māori Flag What would Māori like others to know about their history, language, and living culture? Presenting relevant links in a somewhat random fashion: HeadlinesMāori are trying to save their language from Big Tech – WiredMāori lawmaker ejected from New Zealand parliament for refusing to wear a ‘colonial noose’ – CNNCoca-Cola, trying to mix Maori …

Māori

Indigenous Peoples The Māori are the Indigenous Polynesian people of Aotearoa New Zealand 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? What are the …

Wild Aotearoa 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: HeadlinesNew Zealand’s 180-million-year-old forest – BBCWildlife 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://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 …

Te Wiki o te Reo Māori (Māori Language Week)

Poster Aotearoa New Zealand – 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 …