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  • Rising from the ruins

    by Roy Clare - Friday, 22 February 2013

    Today, 22 February, our country recalls the magnitude 6.3 earthquake in Christchurch that killed 185 people and injured several thousand two years ago. The earthquake occurred more than five months after the first in September 2010, but it is considered to be an aftershock. The pair of quakes are among the most significant natural disasters in New Zealand history.

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  • Returning to Ahuahu Great Mercury Island

    by Louise Furey - Monday, 11 February 2013

    Archaeologist Louise Furey writes about the satisfaction of removing layers of soil to uncover postholes, fireplaces and stone flakes from where people hundreds of years ago decided to set up camp.

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  • Voyages and versions: remembering the Orpheus 150 years on

    by Roy Clare - Friday, 8 February 2013

    Standing on Whatipu Beach yesterday with colleagues from our museum and more than a hundred others, it seemed to me that CS Lewis had it about right. Commemorating the heart-rending loss of life on Manukau Bar 150 years ago, we were reminded of the many perspectives that surround daily life.

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