Māori Vocabulary

Map New Zealand (Aotearoa) – For those learning the Māori language: Features VocabularyAotearoa – New Zealand or the Land of the Long White CloudAhuriri = Airportāpōpō = TomorrowAroha = Love, compassionHangi = Cooking underground with hot stonesHaere mai = WelcomeHaere ra = GoodbyeHaere pai atu, hoki pai mai = Travel safelyHamarara = UmbrellaHākari = FeastHarakeke …

NetHui

Logo One of our all-time fave global gatherings, New Zealand (Aotearoa) – NetHui – nethui.org.nz returns for a virtual conference October 13-14. Don’t be a bystander. Participants can join from anywhere in Aotearoa and overseas. There’s a healthy code of conduct (kaupapa), now more important than ever. Hashtag: #nethui Key Linksnethui.org.nz2020.nethui.nzGet [email protected] Archives 2019 Archive …

New Zealand Slang

New Zealand Map Our guide to slang in New Zealand (Aotearoa) Favoritesawesome = greatbach = (pronounced ‘batch’) holiday homebeauty = doozybob each way = supporting both opposing sidesbox of birds = standard response to the inquiry “How are you?”bro = friendcheers – thank youchoice bro – nice onecotton wool – cotton ball (example)cracker = very …

Greymouth, New Zealand

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

Māori Language Week = Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori 2020

Poster New Zealand (Aotearoa) – Announcing the dates for 2020’s Māori Language Week (September 14-20 or 14-20 Mahuru). Hashtags: #TeWikioteReoMāori, #MāoriLanguageWeek 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 on …

New Zealand’s West Coast

Photo: Haast New Zealand (Aotearoa) – The West Coast is the wild west in many ways, it has a population of around 34,000 along a long coastal strip on the western side of the Southern Alps. Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/EuJ6nMDqR8S6yBSi9 The weather can be a little wild too with storms coming off the Tasman Sea and dumping …

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)? Victoria University of Wellingtonwgtn.ac.nzRecorded [email protected] Weather – Wellington – MET Time – Local time in Wellington Tourism [email protected]_nzFacebook Headlineshttp://www.nzherald.co.nz/wellington-region/news/article.cfm?l_id=153&objectid=11680881celia-wade-brown-pulls-out-of-wellington-mayoral-racesome-communities-are-destroyed-by-tragedy-and-disaster-others-spring-back-heres-what-makes-the-difference25 Reasons Why All Aucklanders Should Just Move …

Great Walks in New Zealand

Photo: Flying Kiwi Tours, Routeburn Track New Zealand’s nine (soon to be ten!) Great Walks are premier tracks that pass through diverse and spectacular scenery. From native forests, lakes and rivers to rugged mountain peaks, deep gorges and vast valleys…there’s a Great Walk for everyone! – DOC International visitors – check new prices for Milford, …

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. 2019 HeadlinesThe tourism tidal wave – A new kind of tourism The Great Tourism Squeeze: Squeeze on the Government to …