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  • Volume pays tribute to Ray Columbus, New Zealand music pioneer

    By Russell Baillie
    Fri, 2 Dec 2016

    With the passing of Ray Columbus, New Zealand music has lost not just one of its greatest early stars but one of its most enduring champions.

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  • Why does a field gun need axle stands?

    BY MEGAN HARVEY
    TUES, 8 NOV 2016

    We are building storage frames for four field guns and a limber (military trailer) from our Human History Collection. This will protect their wheels from damage, and allow us to move them safely around the Museum.

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  • On the road again

    by the Kermadec expedition team
    Mon, 7 Nov 2016

    There's a flurry of activity onboard the Tangaroa as the scientists compile their lists of samples, write up reports, and prepare for the voyage home.

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  • It’s a small world after all

    by the Kermadec expedition team
    Fri, 4 Nov 2016

    The Kermadec expedition team have been sampling the water column for plankton near L’Esperance Rock. During the third and final sample of the day the team find something unexpected in their net.

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  • Caught on camera

    by the Kermadec expedition team
    Wed, 2 Nov 2016

    The scientists onboard the RV Tangaroa have multiple tools at their disposal to sample the ocean — from nets, traps, sleds and trawls to the deep towed camera imaging system.

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  • Ruffling a few feathers to make a new nest

    BY MEGAN DENZ
    TUE, 1 NOV 2016

    How do we re-house objects that bear no weight but need a storage upgrade?

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  • There be dragons!

    by the Kermadec expedition team
    Sun, 30 Oct 2016

    The expedition team has been sampling at Macauley Island for a couple of days now, but before they left Raoul and headed south, they deployed a plankton net to discover what sort of animals live on the surface.

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  • From shallows

    by the Kermadec expedition team
    Sat, 29 Oct 2016

    The expedition dive team have been recording corals, fishes, urchins and other invertebrates from the shallow waters surrounding Raoul Island. Take a look at what they found.

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  • Sharing in the search

    BY AUCKLAND MUSEUM STAFF
    FRI, 28 OCT 2016

    Pou Maumahara will be the 'home of Online Cenotaph', offering a place for people to learn more about New Zealand's military heritage and connect with their own family's military history with the support of Museum staff and volunteers.

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  • It’s a bit fishy up here in the Kermadecs

    by the Kermadec expedition team
    Thu, 27 Oct 2016

    We’re into our fifth day of sampling up here at Raoul Island and all is going well. The weather is outstandingly good, which means that we’re getting a lot of sampling done.

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