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 Time Time and Date Event Announcer Google Maps goo.gl/maps/GZzx3rCjFsnLFD3N9 YouTube Otago Daily Times Planeta.com New Zealand = Aotearoa Dunedin Livestreaming Now: Royal Cam from Taiaroa Head/Pukekura Māori …

Christchurch

Photo: Ron Mader, Penguins The largest city on the South Island and the second largest city in New Zealand (Aotearoa), Christchurch has a population of about 367,000. It is located in Canterbury. Tautahi means “the place of Tautahi” and was adopted as the general Māori name for Christchurch City in the 1930s. The name is derived from the Ngāi …

Māori Language

Graphic New Zealand (Aotearoa) – Planeta.com spotlights the annual Māori Language Week. We are updating this page with key links, headlines and links to social web channels including Facebook and Twitter. Vocabulary is featured here. Key Links Māori Language Commission Te Taura Whiri I te Reo Māori Facebook Te Wiki o te Reo Māori Planeta.com …

Māori

Photo The Māori are the Indigenous Polynesian people of New Zealand / Aotearoa. They 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 Year of Indigenous Languages? What are the …

Pristine, popular… imperilled?

Report Cover New Zealand (Aotearoa) – New report from the the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment: Pristine,popular…imperilled? The environmental consequences of projected tourism growth (2019) This report addresses the environmental and cultural impacts of tourism and what ongoing business-as-usual growth could mean for the environment and the vulnerability of the tourism sector. The report finds …

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 Docs Collaboration in NZ Travel and Tourism. 2019 Pristine, popular… imperilled? Headlines The tourism tidal wave – A new kind of tourism The Great Tourism Squeeze: …

New Zealand’s National Digital Forum

Hashtags Wellington, New Zealand – The National Digital Forum – ndf.org.nz is a network working together to enhance digital interaction with culture and heritage. In addition to the conference, arranges local events, and supports professional development opportunities. The 2019 National Digital Forum will be held at Te Papa. November 18, Pre-conference workshops, November 19-20, Main …

Moeraki

Photo: Boulders Moeraki Boulders Manatu Taonga: In Māori tradition the remarkable spherical boulders on Moeraki beach are eel pots — or baskets of kūmara (sweet potato) washed ashore from the Ārai-te-uru voyaging canoe. To scientists the boulders are concretions, formed around 60 million years ago from sediment and calcite. Te Ara: The Ārai-te-uru canoe, one …

Manatū Taonga

Logo The New Zealand Ministry for Culture and Heritage Manatū Taonga works to enrich the lives of all New Zealanders by promoting a confident and connected culture. Among the helpful outputs – the ministry hosts the websites  Te Ara — The Encyclopedia of New Zealand and NZHistory among others. Key Links mch.govt.nz what we do …

Nethui 2019

Poster New Zealand (Aotearoa) – 2019’s Nethui – nethui.org.nz – takes place in Wellington October 3-4. Focal points this year: safety, well-being, and inclusion. Hashtag: #nethui Tagline: New Zealand’s favourite Internet gathering. Planeta.com is updating this page with links to videos, resources mentioned at the event, and our popular collection of buzzwords, some wonky, some …