Auckland = Tāmaki Makaurau

Photo: Denisbin, View from Maungawhau / Mount Eden (Some rights reserved) Auckland is awesome. Located on the North Island of New Zealand (Aotearoa), Auckland (Tāmaki 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. Joining …

Tourism in Aotearoa New Zealand

Photo: Stewart Baird, Te Mata Sunset (Some rights reserved) Planeta.com curates this guide to Travel and Tourism in Aotearoa New Zealand including announcements, headlines, reports, and the like. The sector is notoriously ephemeral so please let us know if there are additions or edits to be made on this page. TrenzEach year, TRENZ helps to …

Wellington Links

Wellington Flag New Zealand (Aotearoa) – What would locals like others know about Wellington (Te Whanga-nui-a-Tara)? Presenting relevant links in a somewhat random fashion: HeadlinesThe nature reserve with a 500-year plan – BBCHere’s what makes the difference.25 Reasons Why All Aucklanders Should Just Move To Wellington – Buzzfeed Weather – Wellington – MET Time – …

Livestreaming: Royal Albatross Cam from Taiaroa Head/Pukekura

Screenshot Aotearoa New Zealand– Royal Albatross Cam – doc.govt.nz/royalcam – streams live from the northern royal albatross colony at Taiaroa Head near Dunedin, Otago. Hashtag: #RoyalCam The New Zealand Department of Conversation has maintained a webcam beside a Royal Albatross nest in the colony on Otago Peninsula since 2016, providing a 24-hour live stream of …

Matariki

Poster (Some rights reserved) Matariki is a distinctly Aotearoa New Zealand 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 2022 the Matariki star cluster will …

Otago

Photo: Mariano Montel, Roads (Some rights reserved) New Zealand (Aotearoa) – Otago is located in the southeast of the South Island. The Māori name is ‘Otakou’ which means ‘red earth.’ Current TimeTime and DateEvent Announcer Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/GZzx3rCjFsnLFD3N9 YouTubeOtago Daily Times Planeta.com

Aotearoa New Zealand

Photo: Ron Mader, Heaphy Track, Karamea (Some rights reserved) New Zealand, also known as Aotearoa (its Māori name meaning “the land of the long white cloud”) or the “green Island on the other side of the earth”, boasts jaw-dropping landscapes, fabulous festivals, and superb food and wines. More than one-third of the country is designated protected parkland and …

Māori

Indigenous Peoples The Māori are the Indigenous Polynesian people of Aotearoa New Zealand who 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 Decade of Indigenous Languages? What are the …

Wild Aotearoa New Zealand Links

Photo: Haast Window View What would locals like others know about Wild New Zealand (Aotearoa)? Presenting relevant links in a somewhat random fashion: HeadlinesNew Zealand’s 180-million-year-old forest – BBCWildlife rules for private land queried by owners and businessesThe 10 unofficial natural wonders of New Zealandhttp://www.latimes.com/science/sciencenow/la-sci-sn-giant-penguins-20171212-story.htmlhttps://www.stuff.co.nz/environment/95152815/tourism-concessions-failing-to-deliver-conservation-advantages-study-suggestshttp://stuff.co.nz/entertainment/books/90152484/environmental-history-of-manawatu-takes-prestigious-awardhttp://www.radionz.co.nz/news/national/323934/’they’ve-basically-stolen-public-land‘http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/summerreport/audio/201829189/whale-watch-kaikoura-opens-for-business-today-after-nov-quakehttp://www.stuff.co.nz/business/87220617/Tapping-the-tourists-to-keep-NZ-100-purehttp://www.stuff.co.nz/national/86702463/the-price-of-paradise-new-zealands-great-walks-are-losing-millions-of-dollarshttp://www.radionz.co.nz/news/national/318782/what-did-kaikoura’s-wildlife-go-throughEnvironment NZ’s weak point for UN goals – @sciblogsnzThe beginning of …