Māori Language

Graphic New Zealand (Aotearoa) – Planeta.com is updating this page with key links, headlines and links to social web channels including Facebook and Twitter. Vocabulary is featured here. We also spotlight the annual Māori Language Week. Key LinksMāori Language CommissionTe Taura Whiri I te Reo Māori FacebookTe Wiki o te Reo Māori HeadlinesNZ’s unique te …

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 …

Kaikōura

Photo: Bernard Spragg, tilted folded vertical limestone rocks on coast South Island, New Zealand/Te Waipounamu, Aotearoa – Kaikōura is a coastal town known for its abundant wildlife and its sperm whale population. The Kaikoura Peninsula Walkway winds from the town center to lookout points at Point Kean. Close by, the rock platforms are home to …

Te Waipounamu = South Island

Poster RNZ: Land Information Minister Maurice Williamson has approved the original Maori names for the North and South Islands … The original names are Te Ika-a-Māui, meaning the fish of Māui,, for the North Island, and Te Waipounamu, the waters of greenstone, for the South Island. Elsewhere on the WebNames of NZ’s two main islands …

Te Ika-a-Māui / North Island

Poster RNZ: Land Information Minister Maurice Williamson has approved the original Maori names for the North and South Islands … The original names are Te Ika-a-Māui, meaning the fish of Māui, for the North Island, and Te Waipounamu, the waters of greenstone, for the South Island. Elsewhere on the WebNames of NZ’s two main islands …

Queenstown, New Zealand

Photo Queenstown, New Zealand #47 on the list of southernmost settlements around the world Google Maps HeadlinesQueenstown tourism wars: Operator calls on travellers to support those who ‘missed out on the big Govt cheque’A Tourist Town Seeks a Reset in a World Without Foreign TravelQueenstown: a tourist town with no tourists fights despair among stranded …

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 …

New Zealand Links

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Māori Proverbs = Whakataukī

Lingo Cards To better understand a different culture, it helps to savor the wisdom transmitted via proverbs. For this year’s Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori, we are creating artwork with translations of our insightful Māori proverbs (Whakataukī) into English and Spanish. Notes, corrections, and suggestions are welcome. Elsewhere on the WebProverbs – Māori Language …