Livestreaming Now: Royal Cam from Taiaroa Head/Pukekura

Photo: Bernard Spragg, Royal Albatross New Zealand (Aotearoa) – Royal Cam streams live from the northern royal albatross colony at Taiaroa Head near Dunedin, Otago. This the fifth season the Department of Conversation has a webcam beside an albatross nest in the colony on Otago Peninsula. Royalcam features highlights and a forum for questions. Department of …

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 2020 the Matariki star cluster will rise in New …

Kanohi ki te kanohi

Māori language Kanohi ki te kanohi = Face-to-face communication University of Waikato: Kanohi ki te Kanohi literally means face to face, but a more accurate English title for this session would be Knowledge Connections. This is an opportunity to encounter Māori protocols and culture directly and to develop a better understanding of important issues for …

Waiata

Buzzwords Waiata = Māori song sung at important events and gatherings in New Zealand (Aotearoa) Examples http://www.ndf.org.nz/waiata Embedded Tweets New Zealand music artists have collaborated to create a unique waiata to help people affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Tūtahi – ‘Stay’ | https://t.co/PUNIq7AyXz @TeAo_Official Article| https://t.co/IjKda5jlZj pic.twitter.com/vS7wTp15GG — Māori Television (@maoritv) April 14, 2020 Planeta.com …

Māori Vocabulary

Map New Zealand (Aotearoa) – For those learning the Māori language: Featureshttps://www.planeta.com/hakahttps://www.planeta.com/iwihttps://www.planeta.com/kahu-huruhuruhttps://www.planeta.com/kanohi-ki-te-kanohihttps://www.planeta.com/kaitiakitangahttps://www.planeta.com/kia-orahttps://www.planeta.com/maraehttps://www.planeta.com/matarikihttps://www.planeta.com/papatuanukuhttps://www.planeta.com/powhirihttps://www.planeta.com/tangata-whenuahttps://www.planeta.com/tautoko 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 …

Papatūānuku

Lingo Cards Papatūānuku = Māori mother earth figure New video from Auckland: Papatūānuku (our earth mother) is breathing Elsewhere on the Web teara.govt.nz: In the Māori world view, land gives birth to all things, including humankind, and provides the physical and spiritual basis for life. Papatūānuku, the land, is a powerful mother earth figure who …

Predator Free

Adjectives New Zealand (Aotearoa)  – The government has launched its strategy aimed at making the country predator free by 2050. Announcements One step closer to Predator Free 2050 beehive.govt.nz/release/new-zealand-be-predator-free-2050 Headlines Government outlines plan to make New Zealand predator free by 2050 A conservation summit on Predator Free NZ 2050 Predator Free NZ – ambitious and …

Fiordland National Park

Photo: Bernard Spragg, On Doubtful Sound The largest of New Zealand’s 14 national parks is Fiordland with an area of 12,607 square kilometers (4,868 sq miles). The park is administered by the Department of Conservation. Google Maps goo.gl/maps/YkF2GMQ56aHjtzXd6 Milford Track The Milford Track is one of the most famous Great Walks in New Zealand. Places …

Rāhui

Rāhui = to put in place a temporary ritual prohibition, closed season, ban, reserve Elsewhere on the Web Māori Dictionary teara.govt.nz Embedded Tweets my cousin pointed out the govt has put a rāhui on the country and I'm suddenly less stressed about it. #temporaryrestriction — librarykris (@librarykris) March 19, 2020 Wikipedia Rāhui Planeta Māori Māori …

Auckland Links

Auckland Coat of Arms Links related to Auckland (Tamaki Makaurau) presented in somewhat random fashion: Headlines Zip line Eden Park’s newest addition and a thrilling ride Aucklanders, what do you want from your city? Auckland is a biodiversity paradise Volcanic cones regain Māori names 36 Hours in Auckland, New Zealand Auckland starts shaping aerotropolis Twitter …