PDF download (compatible with IPADs) with 26 pages, 1.8 MB and 62 illustrations, last update June 2012.
Short introduction to the amazing and unique animals of New Zealand, with a link to an accompanying online photo gallery.
It is incredible what interesting animals evolved in New Zealand – due to 80 million years of untouched and uninfluenced evolution! It’s right up there with Galapagos and Australia.
This e-book tries to inspire the reader to keep eyes open for more than Kiwi and penguins. Plan your wildlife viewing opportunities even before you travel to New Zealand.
Get ready for the trip of a lifetime and impress those Kiwis with your knowledge! With Maori names.
Table of Contents:
- Why New Zealand animals are unique
- Marine animals
- Wildlife encounters in New Zealand
- More information: websites and books
Plenty of animals to fall in love with!
Moa – Haast Eagle – Huia – Giant Penguin – Flightless wrens – Kiwi – Kakapo – Kea – Kaka – Kokako – New Zealand Falcon – New Zealand Kingfisher – Dotterel – Wrybill – White Heron – Blue Duck – Penguins – Tui – Bellbird – Pukeko – Takahe – Fantail – Bar-tailed Godwit – New Zealand Pigeon – New Zealand Oystercatchers – Australasian Gannet – Morepork – Rifleman – Albatross – Weka – Royal Spoonbill – Cormorant – Black Swan – Saddleback – Magpie – New Zealand Fairy Tern – Black Robin – Buller’s Shearwater – Grey Warbler – Californian Quail – Mynah – Weta – Stick Insect – Praying Mantis – Giraffe Weevil – Puriri Moth – New Zealand Black Cockroach – Huhu – Sandfly – Cicada – Passionvine Hopper – Katipo Spider – Giant Centipede – Wasps – Velvet Worm – Glowworms – Hector and Maui’s Dolphin – Long-finned Eel – Colossal Squid – Sperm Whale – Orca – Crayfish – New Zealand Fur Seal – Freshwater Crayfish – Sea Urchins – Short-tail Stingray – Tuatara – Kauri Snail – Hamilton’s and Maud Island Frog – New Zealand Bat – Geckos – Leaf-vein Slug – Possum – Sheep.
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Price in New Zealand Dollar, credit card processing by PayPal. You can also order the e-book by email.
Te Reo – an introduction into Maori language.
58 pages, PDF, 3.1 MB, last update January 2012.
Ideal e-book for overseas travellers and newcomers who would like to understand or even speak some sentences in Te Reo Maori and learn more about the underlying Maori culture.
Introduction / History and related languages / Levels of difficulty / The Maori alphabet / Pronounciation / What makes learning Te Reo easier / What makes learning Te Reo difficult / Basic grammar / How to form simple sentences / Articles / Present tense / Past tense / Future tense / Passive / Possessive pronouns / Adjective reinforcements / Commands / Negation / Wordlists / Words you probably already know! / Words which are often used / Numbers / Weekdays / Months / Seasons / Times / Greetings / Colours / The human body / Religion and culture / School / Family / Food / Countries / Cities / New Zealand places / Names / Modern Maori words / Auxiliary words and particles / Other frequently occurring words / Texting in Te Reo / Maori English slang / Example sentences / Questions and answers / Other example sentences / Visiting a marae / Powhiri (welcome ceremony) / Greetings in the marae / Introducing oneself in the marae / Whai korero / Waiata / Proverbs / Maori prayers / More resources / Learning resources: internet / Learning resources: books / Maori online dictionaries / Other interesting resources about Te Reo / The author