Wild Aotearoa 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 …

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

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 …

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 …

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 BackgroundThe land near Auckland Airport has been occupied by members of the Save Our Unique Landscape (SOUL) …