Auckland = Tāmaki Makaurau

Photo: Denisbin, View from Maungawhau / Mount Eden 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. Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/DhBpYiS6pnsk2jUs6 Spotlighthttps://www.planeta.com/ihumatao Indigenous …

Tourism in Aotearoa New Zealand

Photo: Ron Mader, Ferns (some rights reserved) What would locals and visitors like to know about Tourism in Aotearoa New Zealand? Planeta.com curates this guide to 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. Google …

Collaboration in Aotearoa New Zealand Travel and Tourism

Posters Join us on an ongoing virtual tour of travel and tourism in Aotearoa New Zealand. Related to this feature is a Google Doc: Collaboration in New Zealand Travel and Tourism —https://docs.google.com/document/d/1YiYNLbBqoMksx3aftECKi4rMdupAmMFe8QL3TaS9lNA/edit — that anyone can edit. Obviously, we’d like people who can be knowledgeable and helpful to participate. Questions What are the most imaginative, creative …

Wild New Zealand

Hashtags Planeta.com is updating our guide to Wild New Zealand (Aotearoa) – the country’s biodiversity, wildlife, parks and protected areas and the opportunities for ecotourism, conscious, local, Indigenous, and responsible travel. Relevant additions and suggestions are welcome. Hashtag: #WildNZ Questions Which government institutions and non-governmental groups are working toward environmental conservation? Ministry for the EnvironmentMotto: …

Kākāpō

Photo: Shellie Evans (Some rights reserved) New Zealand (Aotearoa) – The kākāpō is the word’s largest parrot, flightless and with a tricky breeding cycle. Recently their number actually went down to a mere 51 birds on Earth, but now scientists have successfully found ways to breed them. Recommended ListeningOne of our favorite new podcasts of …

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 …

Wild 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://www.radionz.co.nz/news/national/335869/little-environmental-payoff-for-tourism-concessionshttps://twitter.com/valentinadinica/status/892710005450735616http://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 …

Christchurch = Ōtautahi

Photo: NASA/Landsat, Coastal Color Located on the South Island of New Zealand (Aotearoa), Christchurch (Ōtautahi) has a population of about 381,000. It is located in Canterbury. Christchurch takes its Māori name, Ōtautahi, from the pā of Tautahi, once situated on the banks of the Avon (Okaro) River. The name is derived from the Ngāi Tahu chief …

Christchurch Links

Christchurch Flag What would locals like others know about Christchurch (Ōtautahi)? Presenting relevant links in a somewhat fashion: HeadlinesA New Zealand city is taking its official wizard off the payroll after over 2 decades City Councilhttps://ccc.govt.nzhttps://ccc.govt.nz/news-and-events/newsline Elsewhereteara.govt.nz/en/canterbury-places/page-8 Embedded Tweets WikipediaChristchurch Planeta.com

New Zealand Links

New Zealand Flag What would locals like others know about New Zealand (Aotearoa)? Presenting relevant links in a somewhat random fashion: [email protected]@[email protected]@[email protected]@[email protected]@[email protected]@[email protected]@[email protected]@[email protected]@[email protected]@[email protected][email protected]@[email protected]@[email protected]@[email protected]@[email protected] [email protected]@[email protected]@[email protected]@[email protected]@[email protected] Kiwi Onion DipFinding Rosemary: The inventor of Kiwi onion dip – @HaydenDonnellWikipedia [email protected]@[email protected]@[email protected] Google DocsCollaboration in NZ Travel and Tourism HeadlinesPhoto Essay: Dawn Raids apology at Auckland Town Hall – RadioNZNew Zealand’s …