Haka

Lingo Cards Haka = Traditional ancestral war cry, dance, or challenge from the Māori people of New Zealand (Aotearoa) Recommended Listening The evolution of Haka, Countdown to Te Matatini – RadioNZ Headlines They’re not all called ‘haka’ — the differences between Pacific war dances Embedded Tweets We have haka words 4 you to learn in …

Te Wiki o te Reo Māori (Māori Language Week)

Poster New Zealand (Aotearoa) – Dates for the 2020 Māori Language Week are September 14-20. Te wiki o te reo Māori (Māori Language Week) is a popular, government-sponsored initiative promoting the use of Māori language. The week is part of the broader Māori language revival and raises public awareness for Māori language revitalization, learning, and …

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 Maps goo.gl/maps/DhBpYiS6pnsk2jUs6 Spotlight Ihumātao Indigenous Connections Tamaki Makaurau, …

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. 2020 The Prime Minister entered the water where the infamous Ngātokimatawhaorua lays, and hopped off at the Waitangi Pier. pic.twitter.com/9jFeNS89LY — RNZ …

Rorts

Buzzwords Rorts = a fraudulent or dishonest act or practice Embedded Tweets Embattled federal minister Bridget McKenzie has resigned. But her stated reasoning is perhaps not what you expect: for failing to declare a gun club membership, not for her controversial #SportsRorts [email protected] has the latest in #auspol: https://t.co/UClkIpmryq — The Conversation (@ConversationEDU) February 3, …

Otago

Photo: Mariano Montel, Roads New Zealand (Aotearoa) – Otago is located in the southeast of the South Island. The Māori name is ‘Otakou’ which means ‘red earth.’ Current Time Time and Date Event Announcer Google Maps goo.gl/maps/GZzx3rCjFsnLFD3N9 YouTube Otago Daily Times Planeta.com New Zealand = Aotearoa Dunedin Livestreaming Now: Royal Cam from Taiaroa Head/Pukekura Māori …

Christchurch

Photo: Ron Mader, Penguins The largest city on the South Island and the second largest city in New Zealand (Aotearoa), Christchurch has a population of about 367,000. It is located in Canterbury. Tautahi means “the place of Tautahi” and was adopted as the general Māori name for Christchurch City in the 1930s. The name is derived from the Ngāi …

Māori Language

Graphic New Zealand (Aotearoa) – Planeta.com spotlights the annual Māori Language Week. We are updating this page with key links, headlines and links to social web channels including Facebook and Twitter. Vocabulary is featured here. Key Links Māori Language Commission Te Taura Whiri I te Reo Māori Facebook Te Wiki o te Reo Māori Planeta.com …

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 …

Pristine, popular… imperilled?

Report Cover New Zealand (Aotearoa) – New report from the the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment: Pristine,popular…imperilled? The environmental consequences of projected tourism growth (2019) This report addresses the environmental and cultural impacts of tourism and what ongoing business-as-usual growth could mean for the environment and the vulnerability of the tourism sector. The report finds …