Te Wiki O Te Reo Māori - Māori Language Week 2017
It is Māori language week in Aotearoa (New Zealand) from the 11th – 17th September 2017.
With this in mind we thought we would introduce you to some of the common Māori words you would hear around our booking office and out at sea when visiting Whale Watch Kaikōura.
Whale Watch Kaikoura Weekly Update - 7th June 2017
It is wonderful to see the Kaikōura Ranges covered in snow, certainly makes the temperature a little chilly at times though. We had semi-resident sperm whales, Tutu, Tiaki and Manu feeding in the canyon over the last week along with visits from migrating humpback whales along with a pod of around 300 southern right whale dolphins (Lissodelphis) – the last time they were sighted off the coast was around 6 years ago, amazing sight!
Whale Watch Kaikoura Weekly Update - 22 May 2017
We had it all over the weekend – sunshine, wild wind, sleet, warmth, cold and beautiful new snow on the Kaikoura ranges. Despite the conditions over the weekend in the days leading up we had some great tours with sightings of semi-resident sperm whales Manu and Tiaki and hen time allowed we also saw dusky dolphins, Hector’s dolphins, NZ fur seals and marine birds.
Whale Watch Kaikoura Weekly Update - 8th May 2017
We have had some fantastic trips over the last week. Semi-resident sperm whales Tiaki, Manu and MatiMati being the stars of the show along with guest appearances from a minke whale, humpback whale and blue whale as they passed through Kaikoura. Dusky dolphins, Hector’s dolphins, NZ fur seals and many different marine bird species were also sighted on our tours.
Whale Watch Weekly Update - 13th March 2017
Sightings over the last week have been amazing. Last Thursday we were greeted by 3 blue whales on one of our tours which is incredible, also sighted was a humpback whale during the week along with our regular sightings of sperm whales, dolphins, seals and marine birds.
Te Wiki O Te Reo Māori - Māori Language Week 2016
It is Māori language week in Aotearoa (New Zealand) from the 4th – 10th July 2016.
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The Giant Sperm Whale Part 1
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