Auckland = Tamaki Makaurau

Photo: Tatters, Ginko Tree Auckland is awesome. Located on the North Island of New Zealand (Aotearoa), Auckland (Tamaki Makaurau) is home to about 1.6 million. The country’s largest city has one third of the country’s entire population. The city is affectionately known as the City of Sails. Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/DhBpYiS6pnsk2jUs6 Spotlighthttps://www.planeta.com/ihumatao Indigenous ConnectionsTamaki Makaurau, the original Māori …

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 …

Māori

Photo The Māori are the Indigenous Polynesian people of New Zealand / Aotearoa. They 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 Year of Indigenous Languages? What are the …

Earthquakes in New Zealand

Screenshot, MyRadar Hashtags of note: #eqnz tracking earthquakes in New Zealand March 2021https://www.geonet.org.nz/earthquake/2021p169083 NEMA (The National Emergency Management Agency) August 2019 Kaikoura Earthquake (2016)https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2016_Kaikoura_earthquakehttps://www.greatjourneysofnz.co.nz/blog/kaikoura-earthquake-derails-the-main-north-line 2011http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/news/christchurch-earthquake-2011/4911084/Earthquake-fatigue Key Linkshttp://beta.geonet.org.nzhttp://www.geonet.org.nz – @geonetrecenthttp://canterburyearthquake.org.nzhttp://www.christchurchquakemap.co.nz Planeta.com

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 …

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 …

Auckland (Tamaki Makaurau) Links

Auckland Coat of Arms Links related to Auckland (Tamaki Makaurau) presented in somewhat random fashion: HeadlinesHow Auckland museum is unpacking centuries of colonial legacy and indigenising itselfZip line Eden Park’s newest addition and a thrilling rideAucklanders, what do you want from your city?Auckland is a biodiversity paradiseVolcanic cones regain Māori names36 Hours in Auckland, New …

Waitangi Day

Photo 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 …

Kahu huruhuru

Lingo Cards It’s fun to learn the Māori language. Kahu huruhuru = Feather cloak Huruhuru = Feather Kahu = Cloak NewsworthyIn the news because Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern wore the kahu to Buckingham Palace for a dinner hosted by the Queen of England to celebrate the Commonwealth. Elsewhere on the WebMāori treasure kahu huruhuru (feather …

Rorts

Buzzwords Rorts = a fraudulent or dishonest act or practice Videos Laura Tingle breaks down the ‘sports rort’ report – 7.30 Bridget McKenzie resigns Can a Scott Morrison fend off the sports rorts affair? Prime Minister addresses ‘sport rort’ scandal Embedded Tweets Planeta