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  • How to play tītītōrea

    by Mattie Hamuera
    Mon, 27 Jul 2015

    For Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori, we've pulled out Ngā Tākaro (traditional Māori games). Stick games such as tītītorea (short sticks) are a fun way to practice waiata and instructions in Te Reo.

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  • The Treaty's travels through Auckland

    by Andrea Stevens and Kirsten MacFarlane
    Thu, 5 Feb 2015

    The name Treaty of Waitangi suggests that everything happened up north in the Bay of Islands. But there is a rich history of the Treaty in many parts of Aotearoa New Zealand—including right here in Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland and on both sides of the city’s two harbours. A new display at the Museum explores the many places where te Tiriti o Waitangi was signed around Auckland.

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  • Auckland turns 175: early depictions of the city

    By Andrea Stevens
    Fri, 23 Jan 2015

    Many of the beautiful cities of the world began on the edge of a protected harbour. Auckland is no exception. We celebrate Auckland's 175th anniversary with three depictions of the early city and harbour from our Pictorial Collection.

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