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  • Wikipedian in Residence: Mike Dickison

    Wednesday, 25 July 2018

    For the month of July, Auckland Museum has been hosting Dr Mike Dickison, New Zealand’s first “Wikipedian-at-Large.” His role as a ‘Wiki champion’ is to provide support, encouragement, and expertise to people both inside and outside the organisations he’s working with.

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  • Back to the Future in Northland

    Tuesday, 17 April 2018

    Last month, a team from Auckland Museum joined Ngāti Kuri in a bioblitz at the top of the North island. In this blog, Otago Lecturer in Ancient DNA, Nic Lawrence describes how iwi, scientists, kids and educators worked together to uncover this lost world.

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  • Bathing caps & beach balls: call for objects

    Thursday, 5 April 2018

    Auckland Museum needs your help! We are currently looking to borrow or acquire objects with a strong connection to recreation activities on Pt Chevalier Beach, for use in a new exhibition next year.

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  • Biological namesakes

    Tuesday, 13 March 2018

    Just this week, a bright-orange clingfish, Dellichthys Trnskii, burst onto the scene – and it bears the name of our Head of Natural Science, Tom Trnski. Our curators and collection managers share their names with a handful of species from 'super cute flies' to dwarf seaweed species. In this blog, we took the opportunity to ask them about their namesakes and how they acquired them.

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  • Proud

    Wednesday, 14 February 2018

    Collection Manager, Siren Deluxe is one of 30 Auckland Museum staff members who will be joining Pride Parade this Saturday. In this blog, she talks about the history of the parade, the growth of Rainbow Museums and our desire to do more to collect items that tell the stories of LGBTQI communities, individuals and milestones.

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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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