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2017

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  • WWI - A world turned inside out

    Friday, 10 November 2017

    Several major artworks were commissioned for our new war memorial gallery Pou Kanohi New Zealand at War. Learn about the local artists who developed these artworks and the meaning behind them.

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  • Nation changers

    Friday, 27 October 2017

    Several years ago, students from a local school gathered on the side of a small country road and watched as kuia and kaumatua wept as they remembered their whanau who had lost their lives during the New Zealand wars 150 years earlier. So they created a student-led petition that they took to Parliament in order for these battles to be remembered.

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  • The Great Outdoors Photography Competition Winner

    Monday, 23 October 2017

    Inspired by our current exhibition Wildlife Photographer of the Year we ran our own photography competition celebrating the beauty of Aotearoa. We talked to our winner Ronnie Li about his stunning landscape, how he selected it and his photographic style.

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  • 106 reasons to vote kāki

    Friday, 20 October 2017

    Our biggest birdy battle is now underway - Bird of the Year - and the winner of New Zealand's most popular bird will be decided soon. This year, our Natural Sciences Project Curator, Josie Galbraith is backing black.

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  • The life and times of a sketch biologist

    Wednesday, 18 October 2017

    Auckland Museum is currently hosting sketch biologist & digital storytelling fellow, Abby McBride who will be traveling around the country writing and illustrating stories about New Zealanders’ extraordinary efforts to save “the seabird capital of the world."

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  • New Pou Kanohi gallery helping people connect with First World War stories

    Tuesday, 17 October 2017

    A century on, the events of the First World War can feel abstract and unconnected to our lives today, but Auckland Museum’s new gallery Pou Kanohi New Zealand at War is making the events of the war feel both relevant and relatable.

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  • Cunning as a fox?

    Tuesday, 17 October 2017

    New Zealand successfully dodged the introduction of the red fox after a pair were brought onto our shores in 1864 though we are still feeling the impact of several ill conceived introductions, writes Land Vertebrates Curator Matt Rayner.

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  • Scientific success in the Southwest Pacific

    Thursday, 28 September 2017

    The Southwest Pacific marine expedition has come to an end but the different teams who took part have all returned with valuable scientific insights and vital additions for their marine reference collections.

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  • Creatures up close with Denise Baynham

    Monday, 25 September 2017

    In celebration of our current Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition, we talked to photographer Denise Baynham from our Collection Imaging team about capturing animal close ups and more.

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  • Expedition ending on a high in the Kermadecs

    BY TOM TRNSKI
    Friday, 15 September 2017

    The team has just finished the final leg of the Southwest Pacific Expedition around the Kermadec islands which has offered up one more new find.

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