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Annual Report 2014/15

Ka puāwai ngā mahi o tau kē, Ka tōia mai ā tātou kaimātaki i ēnei rā, Ka whakatō hoki i te kākano mō āpōpō.

Building on our past, Engaging with our audiences today, Investing for tomorrow. We are pleased to present our Annual Report 2014/2015.

In a year which was marked by significant WWI Centenary commemorative programmes and the celebration Auckland’s 175th anniversary, we have continued to deliver public value for the ever growing and increasingly diverse people of Tāmaki Makaurau.

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Annual Report 2014/2015 - full document

Download our Annual Report to learn about our achievements in the past year, and explore 10 days in the life of Auckland Museum.

Annual Report 2014/2015 - by section

  • Governance
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  • Partnerships
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  • Performance
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10 days in the Life of Auckland War Memorial Museum

Every day at Auckland Museum we are working hard to create memorable experiences, to serve our many diverse communities. To give you a glimpse into how we go about achieving this, we have decided to share a snapshot of what took place over just 10 days.

Here are three excerpts from the Annual Report. Download the PDF to explore more 10 Days events, hover your mouse over the headings to find out more:

The Museum and Department of Conservation’s dissection of a great white shark

Thursday, 21 August 2014

A great white shark dissection is led by the Museum’s Head of Natural Sciences, Tom Trnski, and the Department of Conservation’s Technical Advisor Marine, Clinton Duffy.

A bird’s-eye view of the necropsy, shared online with the Museum’s Facebook followers.

Auckland War Memorial Museum - Tāmaki Paenga Hira.

The shark was found dead on Monday off the coast of New Plymouth by a fisherman who called the Department of Conservation; the shark was subsequently offered to the Museum for its collection.

We are an active leader and contributor to scientific research and debate, thanks to the skills and expertise of our curatorial staff. This expertise allows the Museum to make a valuable contribution to our city and the environment.

Museum supports return of Maungapōhatu flag to Tūhoe

Friday, 22 August 2014

Today the Maungapōhatu flag is returned to Tūhoe, as part of the Tūhoe–Crown Settlement ceremony. The Museum was approached by the Minister for Treaty Negotiations, on behalf of Tūhoe, to request the return of the Maungapōhatu flag.

Maungapōhatu flag unrolled.

Auckland War Memorial Museum - Tāmaki Paenga Hira.

The Museum’s Trust Board and the Taumata-ā-Iwi both support its return; the taonga and the reconnection of it with the iwi is an important signal of respect, as well as an opportunity for future co-development. The Museum is honoured to play a part in the process of reconciliation.

Watch the One News report

Commemoration service for centenary of occupation of Sāmoa

Friday, 29 August 2014

A national commemorative service, held at 4.15pm, outside Auckland Museum on the Court of Honour, marks the 100th anniversary of New Zealand’s occupation of German Sāmoa. Members of the public are in attendance at the ceremony, which is webcast live.

The commemorative service on the Court of Honour.

© Photo: RNZ/Karen Mangnall.

Our role as a war memorial is an integral part of our contribution to the city. The Museum serves as Auckland’s war memorial and we continue to honour those who have made the ultimate sacrifice and those who served. We will maintain the tradition of providing a civic space for reflection and commemoration.

Read the Radio NZ report