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that-hoopy-frood · 11 hours ago
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fun fact the vivid sunsets are from the Tonga volcanic eruption earlier this year tmyk
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madremnants · a day ago
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me thirsting over atearoa new zealand’s landscape in rings of power
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first-son-of-finwe · 3 hours ago
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Today’s edition of “no I didn’t edit this, it really does look like that”
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afragmentcastadrift · a month ago
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New Zealand considers changing its name to Aotearoa to confront its past : NPR
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violetsandshrikes · a month ago
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Save The Kiwi NZ has announced that on Saturday 13th August 2:46am, “Tor” has hatched - the first kiwi chick of the season!
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mysharona1987 · 2 months ago
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spectrologie · 5 months ago
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Marina Weishaupt
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etherea1ity · 10 months ago
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The Shire, New Zealand via
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odinsblog · 9 months ago
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Congratulations to Oriini Kaipara! This is long overdue, and hopefully she will not remain “the only one.”
👉🏿 https://www.telegraph.co.uk/world-news/2021/12/29/maori-newsreader-becomes-first-person-chin-tattoo-anchor-news/
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tikkety-tok · a year ago
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jumpintothewaves · 9 months ago
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Wake up, babe! New whale just dropped!!
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A pregnant female whale washed up on shore of New Zealand’s Te Waipounamu,  Aotearoa on the south island back in 2011. The local tribe who found her, known as the Ngāti Māhaki, named her Nihongore and had her bones sent to Te Papa Tongarewa Museum. It was believed to be the elusive True’s beak whale, but Ramari Steward, a Maori Tohunga Tohorā (whale expert), knew this whale was different. Ramari Stewart and Dr Emma Carroll from the University of Auckland worked together on solving the mystery of this whale.
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Upon closer examination, scientists realized that this was not a True’s beaked whale. Genetic analysis and the shape of the skull was different, and it is estimated that this new species broke off from the True’s beaked whale about half a million years ago. Not much is known yet about this whale, but beaked whales are deep diving mammals (probably why they weren’t spotted right away). To honor the scientist who worked on this project, the whale was named Ramari’s whale.
This discovery is significant to the Maori who have a very special connection to the Moana (sea) and to whales. Whales are considered sacred and the Maori were a seafaring people, so they naturally have acquired a decent amount of knowledge about whales. Unfortunately indigenous knowledge wasn’t taken into account in scientific studies, and was only just being considered in the scientific community. Hopefully this discover can lead to more collaboration with indigenous tribes.
Even though whales are important to the Maori, this is the first whale to have a Maori name. And the name Ramari itself means ‘rare event’, which feels appropriate. It’s an incredible honor for WoC in science, in particular indigenous women. 
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sleepy-bebby · 5 months ago
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Baby highland cow gets scritches.
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torenvliedcottages · 4 months ago
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Amanita Muscaria.
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thegoodlittlechickens · 2 months ago
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I went to Auckland museum finally got to see some moa skeletons! I literally couldn’t talk, I love them so much. I think my reflection in the glass says it all lol
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Also just look at this fucken cowboy!!!
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lionfloss · 5 months ago
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Fiordland National Park, New Zealand
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vangoghcore · 8 months ago
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Hobbiton by shaun_jeffers
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j-k-i-ng · 5 months ago
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“ISLANDS OF GOLD” by | William Patino
Archway Islands, Wharariki, South Island New Zealand
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