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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Marker mayflies

    BY RUBY MOORE
    Monday, 11 September 2017

    A spectacular swarming mass of mayflies features in our Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition showing that Hungary's Danube river is returning to a picture of health. Unfortunately the picture isn't so pretty around our waterways though Auckland communities are working hard to bring this sensitive freshwater critter back.

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  • Minimal landscapes with Dave Sanderson

    Friday, 25 August 2017

    In this interview we spoke to Dave Sanderson, Project Leader for the Collection Imaging team who is responsible for managing four dedicated collection photographers in our on-site production studio.

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  • Good things come in small packages in the Southwest Pacific

    Wednesday, 16 August 2017

    Some of the team's most mesmerising finds are much, much smaller and harder to spot - such as the Christmas tree worm.

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  • Q & A with Richard Ng

    Wednesday, 9 August 2017

    In celebration of our current exhibition Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2017, we decided to seek out the hidden photographic talents of our Museum whanau and share their passion for the medium with a few select images from their personal collections.

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  • The Mystery of the Barkcloth Broadsheets

    Tuesday, 1 August 2017
    Sabine Weik-Barton

    Two bark-cloth broadsheets from the Fiji Times piqued the curiosity of our Project Conservator, Sabine Weik-Barton, so she did some detective work to discover if they were special commemorative editions.

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