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Year 1 - 8

He Kete Mātauranga: Taonga Puoro

Terms 1 and 2, 2018

We explore the origins of puoro through storytelling and role play, using haka, waiata, music and movement to tell the story.

He Kete Mātauranga: Powhiri

Terms 1 and 2, 2018
Suitable for Years 5-8

The pōwhiri is the formal process of bringing two groups together: tangata whenua (hosts), and manuhiri (guests).

He Kete Mātauranga: Te Whare Tū Tauā

Terms 1 and 2, 2018

Experience an introduction to some of the traditional aspects of Māori warfare such as the realm of Tūmataenga - the guardian of war and mankind.

He Kete Mātauranga: Te Whare me ōna tikanga

Terms 1 and 2, 2018

What does the whare and its various parts represent? What are its parts called? What is the whare used for?

He Kete Mātauranga: He taputapu, he taonga, rānei?

Terms 1 and 2, 2018
Suitable for Years 5-8

Take a look at the difference between a tāonga and a tool, and learn about the myths and legends surrounding the tāonga in our collection.

The Anzac Drama

Term 1, 2018

The Anzac Drama explores some of the impacts and consequences of World War I. Students participate in this immersive experience led by our talented actors.

Insects and Arachnids

Term 1, Wed-Fri, 2018

Entomology is the science of insects and arachnids. As junior entomologists, learners get to engage with specimens in the Museum's Entomology collection.

Discover with Us

Term 1, Wed-Fri, 2018

This programme gives learners the opportunity to explore a range of natural sciences – palaeontology entomology and marine science – up close.

Pou Kanohi New Zealand at War

Terms 1 -4, Monday to Friday, 2018

The Pou Kanohi gallery is a place to learn about New Zealand’s unique story of war and reflect on why, 100 years later, it still matters.

Pou Maumahara Memorial Discovery Centre

Term 4, Mon–Fri, 2017, Term 1 - 4, Mon-Fri, 2018

Our Memorial Discovery Centre, Pou Maumahara, is a place for students to research and make personal discoveries about New Zealand servicemen and women.