Wellington, New Zealand

Photo: Stuart Baird New Zealand (Aotearoa) – In the Māori language Wellington is known as Te Whanga-nui-a-Tara (Wikipedia). Located in the geographic center of the country at the southern end of the the country, Wellington is the capital and the country’s second largest city. Wellington’s downtown is only two kilometers in length and it’s easy …

Red Peak

Buzzwords Debates about the flag of New Zealand New Zealand Flagengaging-with-government: the-nz-flaghttp://www.theguardian.com/world/live/2015/dec/11/new-zealand-flag-referendum-first-results-livehttp://www.elections.org.nz/flaghttp://www.elections.org.nz/news-media/last-chance-enrol-vote-first-flag-referendumhttp://www.designassembly.org.nz/articles/the-fit-of-peak-and-the-need-to-votehttps://twitter.com/aucklandmuseum/status/665651809604775936http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/the-flag-debate/73991557/Opinion-Red-Peak-has-the-same-qualities-that-define-us-as-New-Zealandershttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Zealand_flag_referendums,_2015%E2%80%9316http://yorrike.com/post/128302897649/hypno-flag-is-the-best-optionhttp://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/saturday/audio/201775057/playing-favourites-with-aaron-dustin#RedPeak at the intersection of social media and good flag design (Minute 25:00 http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/sat/sat-20151017-1005-playing_favourites_with_aaron_dustin-048.mp3) @various @SaturdayRNZ @romanmarshttp://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11508844https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/facebook-likes-and-petitions-fail-to-get-red-peak-back-into-flag-contention-q09352http://www.3news.co.nz/nznews/key-rules-out-adding-red-peak-to-referendum-2015090708#axzz3kzaKdZNshttp://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/71792805/red-peak-flag-not-an-option-john-key-sayshttp://www.stuff.co.nz/national/71204570/reddit-ranks-new-zealands-flag-optionshttp://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11506245https://www.facebook.com/redpeakflaghttp://www.nzherald.co.nz/opinion/news/article.cfm?c_id=466&objectid=11507494http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/national/283459/flag-the-rest,-the-red-peak-is-best,-says-campaignerhttp://www.radiolive.co.nz/DUNCAN-GARNER-The-unpopular-truth-about-Red-Peak/tabid/615/articleID/97289/Default.aspxhttp://www.3news.co.nz/tvshows/story/poll-should-the-red-peak-flag-be-included-as-an-option-in-the-flag-referendum-2015090714Red Peak – Radio NZSocial media provides platform for flag design change – Radio NZhttp://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/thepanel/audio/201770332/nz-flaghttps://www.change.org/p/prime-minister-john-key-red-peaks-for-new-zealand-flaghttp://redpeak.nzhttp://aotearoaflag.tumblr.com – @varioushttps://www.dropbox.com/sh/w2hhyj34tva45vf/AABbt5YJtrKBerF-lcbe9-SZa?dl=0http://rowansimpson.com/2015/09/02/dear-johnhttps://plus.google.com/+nzherald/posts/gpQrzK1CDwZhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wz29_bFxBZAhttp://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-34171294https://dimpost.wordpress.com/2015/09/08/and-anotherhttp://www.nbr.co.nz/opinion/flag-consideration-panel-fails-miserablyhttp://idealog.co.nz/design/2015/09/seeing-red-peakhttp://cartoonsbyjim.com/?sid=171http://rickdavidson.com/2015/09/red-peak-a-nation-all-grown-uphttps://medium.com/@farahiqbal/fern-fern-fern-fern-peak-12e9ceca0796Why I support the Red Peak Flaghttp://www.nzherald.co.nz/opinion/news/article.cfm?c_id=466&objectid=11511397http://www.economist.com/news/asia/21664232-changing-national-symbols-proves-irksome-hang-up-fernhttp://www.nzherald.co.nz/opinion/news/article.cfm?c_id=466&objectid=11511397http://rowansimpson.com/2015/09/13/i-heart-the-silver-fern/http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11514088http://www.kevinhelas.com/the-art-of-not-peaking-too-soonhttp://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11517682http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/political/285010/red-peak-looking-likely-to-risehttp://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11517757http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/sep/23/new-zealands-flag-referendum-fifth-option-to-be-added-after-public-pressurehttp://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-34333018https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_Peak_flag New Zealand flag debate Planeta.com

Kākāpō

Photo: Shellie Evans The kākāpō is the word’s largest parrot, flightless and with a tricky breeding cycle. Recently their number actually went down to a mere 51 birds on Earth, but now scientists have successfully found ways to breed them. Recommended ListeningOne of our favorite new podcasts of 2018: Kākāpō Files, breaking bird news from …

Waitangi, New Zealand

Photo: Tai Ha, Waitangi Waitangi is a small town and historical landmark where Māori Chiefs and the British Crown signed the Treaty of Waitangi (Te Tiriti o Waitangi) , the founding document of New Zealand (Aotearoa). The name means ‘weeping waters’ in the Māori language. Every year on February 6, New Zealand marks the signing …

Conservation Week in New Zealand 2020

He tironhanga hou ki te taiao = See nature through new eyes. Kind of sad to learn about Conservation Week in New Zealand just as it is ending. Curating the highlights here: Key Links https://www.doc.govt.nz/news/events/conservation-week/support-conservation-week/ Questions • Are there livestreaming videos? • What would locals like visitors to know? • What are the dates of …

Department of Conservation New Zealand

Logo Department of Conservation New Zealand – doc.govt.nz – is the government agency charged with conserving New Zealand’s natural and historic heritage. Key Linksdoc.govt.nz2020conservation [email protected] HeadlinesProtect and promote: Can DOC really do both? – Belinda McCammon/RadioNZ @BelMcCammon @insightrnz @radionz ConcessionsPlea to fix DOC concessions system Background Work is organized around five outcomes: the diversity of …

Ihumātao

New Zealand (Aotearoa) – On July 26, 2019, Prime Minister Ardern announced that no further building would take place at Ihumātao while the Government and other parties negotiate a peaceful solution to the land dispute at Ihumātao. 2020 BackgroundThe land near Auckland Airport has been occupied by members of the Save Our Unique Landscape (SOUL) …

Kaitiakitanga

Buzzwords Kaitiakitanga (Ky – tee – ah – kee – tongue – ah ) is a Māori word which means the ‘guardianship of the environment that supports us’ aka stewardship Along with manaakitanga (hospitality), kaitiakitanga is a cornerstone in the tourism strategy of New Zealand (Aotearoa). Elsewhere on the WebKaitiakitanga – guardianship and conservation – …