Wild New Zealand

Hashtags Wildlife, biodiversity, and parks in New Zealand (Aotearoa) Hashtag: #WildNZ Ministry for the EnvironmentMotto: Aotearoa – he whenua mana kura mō te tangataMaking New Zealand Aotearoa the most liveable place in the world HeadlinesNew Zealand’s biodiversity is in crisis and so are wehttps://gizmodo.com/undead-tree-stump-is-being-kept-alive-by-neighboring-tr-1836693364/ampNew Zealand’s New Way: Lou SansonIn a national park, an avalanche of …

New Zealand = Aotearoa

Photo: Heaphy Track, Karamea 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 marine reserves. New Zealand is world …

Wellington, New Zealand

Photo: Stuart Baird New Zealand (Aotearoa) – In the Māori language Wellington is known as Te Whanga-nui-a-Tara (Wikipedia). Located in the geographic center of the country at the southern end of the the country, Wellington is the capital and the country’s second largest city. Wellington’s downtown is only two kilometers in length and it’s easy …

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: Victoria University of Wellingtonwgtn.ac.nzRecorded [email protected] Weather – Wellington – MET Time – Local time in Wellington Tourism [email protected]_nzFacebook Headlineshttp://www.nzherald.co.nz/wellington-region/news/article.cfm?l_id=153&objectid=11680881celia-wade-brown-pulls-out-of-wellington-mayoral-racesome-communities-are-destroyed-by-tragedy-and-disaster-others-spring-back-heres-what-makes-the-difference25 Reasons Why All Aucklanders Should Just Move To Wellington – Buzzfeed …

New Zealand Tourism

Photo: Ferns Editor’s note: This is a compilation of tourism development news in the press and from government websites in New Zealand (Aotearoa). This is a working draft. Google DocsCollaboration in NZ Travel and Tourism. HeadlinesNew Zealand to spend millions weaning holiday towns off international tourismTourism minister Stuart Nash outlines vision for future of the …

New Zealand’s West Coast

Photo: Haast New Zealand (Aotearoa) – The West Coast is the wild west in many ways, it has a population of around 34,000 along a long coastal strip on the western side of the Southern Alps. Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/EuJ6nMDqR8S6yBSi9 The weather can be a little wild too with storms coming off the Tasman Sea and dumping …

Matariki

Poster Matariki is a distinctly New Zealand (Aotearoa) 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 2021 the Matariki star cluster will rise in New …

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 TimeTime and DateEvent Announcer Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/GZzx3rCjFsnLFD3N9 YouTubeOtago Daily Times Planeta.com

Red Peak

Buzzwords Debates about the flag of New Zealand New Zealand Flagengaging-with-government: the-nz-flaghttp://www.theguardian.com/world/live/2015/dec/11/new-zealand-flag-referendum-first-results-livehttp://www.elections.org.nz/flaghttp://www.elections.org.nz/news-media/last-chance-enrol-vote-first-flag-referendumhttp://www.designassembly.org.nz/articles/the-fit-of-peak-and-the-need-to-votehttps://twitter.com/aucklandmuseum/status/665651809604775936http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/the-flag-debate/73991557/Opinion-Red-Peak-has-the-same-qualities-that-define-us-as-New-Zealandershttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Zealand_flag_referendums,_2015%E2%80%9316http://yorrike.com/post/128302897649/hypno-flag-is-the-best-optionhttp://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/saturday/audio/201775057/playing-favourites-with-aaron-dustin#RedPeak at the intersection of social media and good flag design (Minute 25:00 http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/sat/sat-20151017-1005-playing_favourites_with_aaron_dustin-048.mp3) @various @SaturdayRNZ @romanmarshttp://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11508844https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/facebook-likes-and-petitions-fail-to-get-red-peak-back-into-flag-contention-q09352http://www.3news.co.nz/nznews/key-rules-out-adding-red-peak-to-referendum-2015090708#axzz3kzaKdZNshttp://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/71792805/red-peak-flag-not-an-option-john-key-sayshttp://www.stuff.co.nz/national/71204570/reddit-ranks-new-zealands-flag-optionshttp://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11506245https://www.facebook.com/redpeakflaghttp://www.nzherald.co.nz/opinion/news/article.cfm?c_id=466&objectid=11507494http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/national/283459/flag-the-rest,-the-red-peak-is-best,-says-campaignerhttp://www.radiolive.co.nz/DUNCAN-GARNER-The-unpopular-truth-about-Red-Peak/tabid/615/articleID/97289/Default.aspxhttp://www.3news.co.nz/tvshows/story/poll-should-the-red-peak-flag-be-included-as-an-option-in-the-flag-referendum-2015090714Red Peak – Radio NZSocial media provides platform for flag design change – Radio NZhttp://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/thepanel/audio/201770332/nz-flaghttps://www.change.org/p/prime-minister-john-key-red-peaks-for-new-zealand-flaghttp://redpeak.nzhttp://aotearoaflag.tumblr.com – @varioushttps://www.dropbox.com/sh/w2hhyj34tva45vf/AABbt5YJtrKBerF-lcbe9-SZa?dl=0http://rowansimpson.com/2015/09/02/dear-johnhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wz29_bFxBZAhttp://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-34171294https://dimpost.wordpress.com/2015/09/08/and-anotherhttp://www.nbr.co.nz/opinion/flag-consideration-panel-fails-miserablyhttp://idealog.co.nz/design/2015/09/seeing-red-peakhttp://cartoonsbyjim.com/?sid=171http://rickdavidson.com/2015/09/red-peak-a-nation-all-grown-uphttps://medium.com/@farahiqbal/fern-fern-fern-fern-peak-12e9ceca0796Why I support the Red Peak Flaghttp://www.nzherald.co.nz/opinion/news/article.cfm?c_id=466&objectid=11511397http://www.economist.com/news/asia/21664232-changing-national-symbols-proves-irksome-hang-up-fernhttp://www.nzherald.co.nz/opinion/news/article.cfm?c_id=466&objectid=11511397http://rowansimpson.com/2015/09/13/i-heart-the-silver-fern/http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11514088http://www.kevinhelas.com/the-art-of-not-peaking-too-soonhttp://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11517682http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/political/285010/red-peak-looking-likely-to-risehttp://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11517757http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/sep/23/new-zealands-flag-referendum-fifth-option-to-be-added-after-public-pressurehttp://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-34333018 New Zealand flag debate WikipediaRed …

Kākāpō

Photo: Shellie Evans 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 2018: Kākāpō Files, breaking bird news from …