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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

    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

    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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  • We’ve completed part one of our Southwest Pacific Expedition!

    By Tom Trnski
    Wednesday, 9th August 2017

    The marine expedition team has crossed off leg one of the Southwest Pacific expedition and already they've uncovered a wealth of fish and invertebrate life.

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  • Finding fish in the Southwest Pacific

    By Will McKay
    Wednesday, 2nd August 2017

    So far the team have pull up a range of mysterious and rare creatures from the inky depths such the miniature-yet-venomous leaf scorpion fish.

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