Showing posts with label Maori. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Maori. Show all posts

Tuesday, 7 June 2016

New Zealand 2016: Journey with Maoris down the Whanganui River, The River Mail Run to Pipiriki, The Convent of Holy Jerusalem and A Brush with Parliament in Capital City Wellington!

Kia Ora!



Greetings from Wellington! New Zealands windy cool capital city. Now nearly 8 months living in New Zealand, I have finished my travels of Aotearoa's North Island and am now on the gateway of the Cook Strait, the most southern point of the Island.

But lets tell you of what I've seen and done in my last few weeks on the North Island - first here's a video from Ranana on the Whanganui River....




Sunday, 15 May 2016

New Zealand 2016: Headin' South - Lake Aniwhenua, The Maori Wall Carvings of Lake Taupo and the Tongariro Alpine Crossing....


Kia Ora!

Greetings again from Aotearoa with my latest blog post. Last time I left you I had returned to Rotorua after spending a period of time staying on the East Cape where in my opinion I found the 'real, raw New Zealand' living in the Maori community of Tokomaru Bay.

But here's a good evening message from the heart of the North Island of New Zealand..at the great Lake Taupo. 





Thursday, 5 May 2016

New Zealand 2016: Last Sun Rise of Napier, Earth Plaster House of Gisborne, East Bro to the Ends of The Earth, Toko Bay Maori Community and Return to Rotorua....

Kia Ora!

Good morning! and thanks for tuning into my latest blog from my travels across New Zealand. Last time I wrote of my escapades would have been in Napier where I was picking apples to continue my travels further up the East Cape 'cuzzy' (how the Maori's affectionately address you), but here's a little video from my latest adventures.....one of which....was living on a BUS...




But hey, more about that in a tick....

Saturday, 27 February 2016

New Zealand 2016: In The Footsteps of The Maori of Rotorua and Encountering the Kiwi.....

Kia Ora!

Greetings from steamy Rotorua! and I don't mean steamy because its a sweltering summer down here in the Bay of Plenty but steamy because this part of the North Island is on top of volcanic geo-thermal activity fields so that means smelly, steaming geo thermal pools as per my video diary.....as I disappear into the smoke...



Its been an extremely busy 10 days here in Rotorua as I've been visiting several Maori villages to discover and learn more about the fascinating culture of the native New Zealanders, so I've summed it up here with a lot of cool stuff for you with lots of photos, videos and info from my explorations.......enjoy




Monday, 22 February 2016

New Zealand 2016: Strayin' The North - Surfin' Raglan, Swingin' Waitamo Caves and Night in the Mourea Marae....

Kia Ora!

Greetings from New Zealand....mini blog coming this time as I've done some pretty cool things in a short number of days which needs to be shouted about!

Summer is nearly over here in Aotearoa, so I hit the road again leaving the Bay of Islands behind and hitchhiked south back to Auckland City to begin my travels further down to the rest of the North Island......


Wednesday, 17 February 2016

New Zealand 2016: Waka Canoeing with the Ngapuhi, The Treaty of Waitangi and Help Xchangin' for Maori Family

Kia Ora!

Greetings from Waitangi 'The Birth of A Nation' which is New Zealand, the video will give you some clue, sorry for the abrupt cutting off...ran out of memory arggh!.




Yeah so more on that later....leaves it as a bit of a cliffhanger but first my experience going on a Waka Voyage with the local Ngapuhi Maori Tribe down the Waitangi River....

Wednesday, 6 January 2016

New Zealand 2016: Happy New Year 2016 and Farewell Auckland!, Adios Athos!, Volcano Lava Cave Exploring, a Maori Christmas and Overnight Waka Voyage with the Flu!

Kia-Ora!


Happy New Year 2016!



Well...this is what I would have seen if I could have got out of bed but unfortunately I was suffering from a bad flu I caught whilst sailing out at sea on an overnight Waka trip earlier that week...more on that later....


Sunday, 22 November 2015

New Zealand 2015: Meetin' Black Magic, Volcano Exploring, Lordes Devonport and Sailing with Maori's...

Kia-Ora!

Been rainy days of late here in Auckland, so I got busy sharing my latest travel news from down under from cool little New Zealand.....but first let's say Kia-Ora from the summit of Rangitoto Volcano which Maori natives used as a lookout for any unwanted trespassers onto their island just off the coast line of Auckland.

But more on that later....this blog is pretty much a sailing special so hold tight.....


Thursday, 22 October 2015

New Zealand 2015: Kia-Ora Auckland, Introducing Maori, Saving Whales with Project Jonah and Sea Cleaning Waiheke Island...


Kia - Ora! 


That's 'Hello!' in Maoritanga (Maori Culture), the indigenous race and language of Aotearoa 'The Land of the Long White Cloud' or as the white man 'Pakeha' calls it 'New Zealand'....

I will try and keep a blog of my explorations as much as I can, however long I'm here for...so here goes with some early days of my first two weeks of travel in this land far, far away....


Auckland City!