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 …

Te Papa Tongarewa, Museum of New Zealand

Photo: Peter Harper Wellington – The Museum of New Zealand, Te Papa Tongarewa, features exhibits on national history and culture. Take a look at Mahuki, the museum’s innovation accelerator. Key Links tepapa.govt.nz Embedded Tweets Te Papa is looking beautiful this sunny morning – day two of #ndfnz begins! pic.twitter.com/3nhDECiffE — Catalyst Koha (@catalystkoha) November 20, 2018 …

New Zealand Links

New Zealand Flag Links related to New Zealand (Aotearoa) presented in somewhat random fashion: Twitter @nzherald @radionz @mediawatchnz @NDFNZ @internetnz @DigitalMaori @ManWithDesk @timeunlimited @scoopnz @nztri @flyairnz @PureNewZealand @PoutamaTrust @nzmuseums @RuralTourismNZ @NZMTC @accesstourismnz @Te_Ara @Te_Papa @WhMus @West_Coast_NZ @PureNewZealand @RNZ_TeAhiKaa @CarolynD_NZ @brendankellol @glaciercountry2 Politics @jacindaardern "Economic growth accompanied by worsening social outcomes is not success, it is …

Fiordland National Park

Photo: Bernard Spragg, On Doubtful Sound The largest of New Zealand’s 14 national parks is Fiordland with an area of 12,607 square kilometers (4,868 sq miles). The park is administered by the Department of Conservation. Google Maps goo.gl/maps/YkF2GMQ56aHjtzXd6 Milford Track The Milford Track is one of the most famous Great Walks in New Zealand. Places …

Haka

Lingo Cards Haka = Traditional ancestral war cry, dance, or challenge from the Māori people of New Zealand (Aotearoa) Recommended Listening The evolution of Haka, Countdown to Te Matatini – RadioNZ Headlines They’re not all called ‘haka’ — the differences between Pacific war dances Embedded Tweets We have haka words 4 you to learn in …

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 Maps goo.gl/maps/EuJ6nMDqR8S6yBSi9 The weather can be a little wild too with storms coming off the Tasman Sea and …

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 Maps goo.gl/maps/DhBpYiS6pnsk2jUs6 Spotlight Ihumātao Indigenous Connections Tamaki Makaurau, …

Waitangi Day

Photo New Zealand (Aotearoa) marks the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi on February 6, 1840. The day was first officially commemorated in 1934 and it has been a public holiday since 1974. 2020 The Prime Minister entered the water where the infamous Ngātokimatawhaorua lays, and hopped off at the Waitangi Pier. pic.twitter.com/9jFeNS89LY — RNZ …

Waitangi, New Zealand

Photo: Tai Ha, Waitangi Waitangi is a small town and historical landmark where Māori Chiefs and the British Crown signed the Treaty of Waitangi (Te Tiriti o Waitangi) , the founding document of New Zealand (Aotearoa). The name means ‘weeping waters’ in the Māori language. Every year on February 6, New Zealand marks the signing …

Ihumātao

New Zealand (Aotearoa) – On July 26, 2019, Prime Minister Ardern announced that no further building would take place at Ihumātao while the Government and other parties negotiate a peaceful solution to the land dispute at Ihumātao. 2020 BREAKING: The Kiingitanga flag at Ihumātao has come down – indicating a resolution has been met https://t.co/VTKAw7v6F3 …