Carbon Footprint of Auckland Tourism

Report Cover Reading: The Carbon Footprint of Auckland tourism by Susanne Becken, Griffith University (@SusanneBecken) and James Higham, University of Otago (@jimmyjazz_22), published by Auckland Unlimited (@Auckland_NZ) Key Linksknowledgeauckland.org.nz/publications/the-carbon-footprint-of-auckland-tourismPDF Download Executive Summary Auckland is committed to ambitious actions to reduce emissions and prepare for the impacts of climate change. At the same time, the city …

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 …

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. HeadlinesNew Zealand to spend millions weaning holiday towns off international tourismTourism minister Stuart Nash outlines vision for future of the …

Rotorua

Photo: Denisbin, Old Tudor Style Rotorua Bath House (Rotorua Museum) Spotlight on Rotorua, a town which lies on the edge of a volcanic lake which is 12 km long and 10 km wide. The town tried to emulate the European spa towns of old so the original Rotorua Bath House is Tudoresque in style. It …

Celebrating Matariki (2021)

Poster: Matariki Matariki is a distinctly New Zealand (Aotearoa) celebration. Hashtag: #Matariki Matariki is the Māori name for the stars also known as the Pleiades star cluster in the constellation Taurus. Celebrations begin on the day of the first new moon following the rising of the star cluster. In 2021 the Matariki star cluster will …

Mātauranga

AUT: Mātauranga Māori literally means Māori knowledge and is closely aligned to the period of pre-European contact as it encompasses traditional concepts of knowledge and knowing that Māori ancestors brought with them to Aotearoa/New Zealand. HeadlinesWhat we can learn from Te Ao Māori – @RodOramNZ Planeta

Matariki

Poster Matariki is a distinctly New Zealand (Aotearoa) celebration. Matariki is the Māori name for the stars also known as the Pleiades star cluster in the constellation Taurus. Celebrations begin on the day of the first new moon following the rising of the star cluster. In 2021 the Matariki star cluster will rise in the …

Nature and well-being: renaturing the places we live

Poster Wellington, New Zealand/Te Whanga-nui-a-Tara, Aotearoa: Nature and well-being: renaturing the places we live Friday, 930am-4pm NZ time. Hashtag: #NWSymposium21 Session 1youtu.be/iufBwzYFyQ4 58:50 Catherine Knight: Pandemic and lock down experience proved to be the best case study demonstrating the importance of what I call neighborhood nature Sessions 2 and 3youtu.be/58s_vW_4IKw This ambitious symposium explored “how …

Tauranga

Photo: iTravelNZ Tauranga is located on the the Bay of Plenty region on the North Island of New Zealand (Aotearoa). A bridge connects Tauranga to Mount Maunganui, a beach town with hot saltwater pools and an extinct namesake volcano with winding walking paths. Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/xY2vEDvHT3SzjqRs5 Hairy Maclary Statues Photos Planeta

Wellington = Te Whanga-nui-a-Tara

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