Kia Ora

Lingo Cards Kia Ora = Hello (greeting in New Zealand (Aotearoa)) Also translates as “cheers,” “good luck,” and “best wishes” Headlines Air New Zealand drops Kia Ora trademark bid Air New Zealand threatened with Māori boycott – News Channel 21 Kia Ora: Air New Zealand faces boycott over trademark bid – BBC The New Zealand …

Māori Links

Māori Flag Updating our coverage before Te Wiki o te Reo Māori (Māori Language Week) Links related to the Māori people and culture presented in somewhat random fashion: Twitter @DigitalMaori @kupumaorinz @reomaori @maoritv @RNZ_TeAhiKaa @TeManuKorihi @maorismartapps @timeunlimited @LabourMaoriNZ Rangitāne teara.govt.nz/en/rangitane Rangitāne – Wikipedia Headlines https://boingboing.net/2018/10/15/coca-cola-trying-to-mix-maori.html The Best of Te Ahi Kaa 2017 – Ngā kōrero …

Earthquakes in New Zealand

Screenshot, MyRadar Hashtags of note: #eqnz tracking earthquakes in New Zealand August 2019 We have revised our Monday morning shake to M5.2 102km deep, 20 km south-west of Motueka. We’ve had just over 2000 felt reports #eqnz #goodmorning pic.twitter.com/aTb9zEs0T9 — GeoNet (@geonet) August 11, 2019 There is a significant swarm ongoing near Taupo in New …

Celebrating Matariki (2019)

Poster: Matariki New Zealand (Aotearoa) – 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. On June 22 the Matariki star cluster will rise in New Zealand skies, …

Department of Conservation New Zealand

Logo Elsewhere on the Web Department of Conservation New Zealand – doc.govt.nz – is the government agency charged with conserving New Zealand’s natural and historic heritage. Work is organized around five outcomes: the diversity of our natural heritage is maintained and restored our history is protected and brought to life more people participate in recreation …

Tautoko

Buzzwords Tautoko = To support, advocate Recommended Listening Learning te reo Māori with Stacey Morrison – RadioNZ @formerlydaniels @jmulliganrnz @taroaroa Embedded Tweets This is the main thing that we need to promote to our non-Māori whānau: You don't even have to be learning te reo Māori to be a te reo champion! Just tautoko, encourage …

Anzac

Lingo Cards Anzac Day is April 25 and honors members of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) who fought and died on this day in 1915 at Gallipoli during World War I. Recommended Listening 2013 Anzac Day Dawn Service Anzac Day – ABC Anzac myth Bad characters in the AIF Albany’s bid for …

Mount Taranaki

Photo: Denisbin, Taranaki Mount Taranaki (2,518 meters / 8,261 feet) is an active but quiescent stratovolcano in the Taranaki region on the west coast of New Zealand’s North Island. It is also known as Mount Egmont. Taranaki is the North Island’s second highest peak or as Kiwis say, a challenging day tramp. Nearby towns are …

Te Matatini 2019

Poster Held every two years the Te Matatini Kapa Haka Festival – tematatini.co.nz – celebrates the cultural dance of the Māori people of Aotearoa (New Zealand). It has an open door policy, where all people are welcome to come and experience timeless traditions. Audiences experience the best kapa haka in the world, taste Māori food …