Paparoa National Park

Photo: Pancake Rocks Established in 1987, Paparoa National Park is perhaps most famous for the Pancake Rocks and blowholes of Dolomite Point, near the little settlement of Punakaiki. The park includes luxuriant coastal forest, limestone cliffs and canyons, caves, and underground streams. Key Linkshttps://www.doc.govt.nz/parks-and-recreation/places-to-go/west-coast/places/paparoa-national-park https://www.doc.govt.nz/parks-and-recreation/places-to-go/west-coast/places/paparoa-national-park/things-to-do/tracks/paparoa-track/ Great WalksNew Zealand’s Department of Conservation has announced the Paparoa …

Greymouth = Māwhera

Photo: Ron Mader, Greymouth New Zealand (Aotearoa) – Located at the mouth of the Grey River, Greymouth (Māori: Māwhera) is the largest town on the West Coast of the South Island. Google Maps For the slow adventures, Greymouth is a hub for unusual, rural adventures. Options include stargazing, fly-fishing, biking and hiking. To the north …

Māori

Photo: Tai Ha, Waitangi The Māori are the Indigenous Polynesian people of New Zealand / Aotearoa 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? …

Wellington Links

Wellington Flag New Zealand (Aotearoa) – What would locals like visitors to 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 …

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: HeadlinesWildlife 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 the end?Department-of-Conservation-funding-why-don-t-the-numbers-match-upEditorial: DOC cuts threaten …

Tangata whenua

Language Learning the Māori Language: Tangata whenua = people of the land Questions for Kiwis How/when do you use ‘tangata whenua’ in conversation? Questions for others What are similar terms in your language? Elsewhere on the Webhttp://news.tangatawhenua.com Artwork / Cue Yourself WikipediaTangata whenua Planeta.com

Māori Language

Graphic New Zealand (Aotearoa) – Planeta.com is updating this page with key links, headlines and links to social web channels including Facebook and Twitter. Vocabulary is featured here. We also spotlight the annual Māori Language Week. Key LinksMāori Language CommissionTe Taura Whiri I te Reo Māori FacebookTe Wiki o te Reo Māori HeadlinesNZ’s unique te …

New Zealand Links

New Zealand Flag What would locals like visitors to 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 …

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 Mapsgoo.gl/maps/DhBpYiS6pnsk2jUs6 Spotlighthttps://www.planeta.com/ihumatao Indigenous ConnectionsTamaki Makaurau, the original Māori …