Auckland Climate Festival 2021

Logo Tweets and videos from the 2021 Auckland (Tāmaki Makaurau) Climate Festival MentionedTe Tāruke-ā-Tāwhiri: Auckland’s Climate Planecomatters.org.nz – street-art-bike-challenge – @ecomattersnzJust Transitions – The idea of just transitions has greater purchase in public debate than ever before. But it is yet to be properly embedded into the thought and practice of government, business and civil society. …

Waitangi

Photo: Tai Ha, Waitangi (Some rights reserved) 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, the country …

Aotearoa New Zealand Links

New Zealand Flag What would locals like others know about New Zealand (Aotearoa)? Presenting relevant links in a somewhat random fashion: Google DocsCollaboration in NZ Travel and Tourism HeadlinesSaving the night sky: New Zealand’s craziest experiment yet? – BBCPhoto Essay: Dawn Raids apology at Auckland Town Hall – RadioNZNew Zealand’s ‘brain gain’ boostThe Māori tribe …

Waitangi Day

Artwork New Zealand (Aotearoa) marks the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi on February 6, 1840. The day was first officially commemorated in 1934 and it has been a public holiday since 1974. 2021 In his opening address, Ngāti Hine leader Pita Tipene encouraged people to think about the country’s long history since the Treaty …

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.nzconservation [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 …

Dunedin

Photo: Ron Mader, University of Otago (Some rights reserved) New Zealand (Aotearoa) – Dunedin is the second-largest city on the South Island and the principal city of the Otago region. Its name comes from Dùn Èideann, the Scottish Gaelic name for Edinburgh, the capital of Scotland. Key Linksdunedinnz.comdunedin.govt.nz Photos Embedded Tweets WikipediaDunedin Planeta.com

Bay of Plenty

Photo: Kahu Miller, Rugby Lineout (Some rights reserved) New Zealand (Aotearoa) – The Bay of Plenty lies east of the Kaimai-Mamaku Ranges and south of the Coromandel Peninsula. This region includes the full sweep of the coastline from Lottin Point in the east, to Waihi Beach in the west. Inland the region is bound by …

Pōhutukawa

Photo: Russelstreet, Narrow Neck Beach (Some rights reserved) Wikipedia: Metrosideros excelsa – aka pōhutukawa, New Zealand Christmas tree – is a coastal evergreen tree in the myrtle family, Myrtaceae, that produces a brilliant display of red (or occasionally orange, yellow or white) flowers HeadlinesNew Zealand’s Iconic Pōhutukawa Tree May Have Roots in Australia – Smithsonian40 …