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  • Te Awe – a window into our taonga Māori collection

    Tuesday, 10 December 2013

    Letting people see inside our Museum stores and giving others a chance to connect with and gain a better understanding of our taonga collections is all part of the thinking behind our new space Te Awe.

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  • Museum moa ready for his close-up

    by Kirsten MacFarlane - Wednesday, 27 November 2013

    Summer is the season for … giant moa. Or at least it is at Auckland Museum. In preparation for our family holiday programme ‘The Moa and the Mummy’ we’ve been carrying out a photo shoot that brought us unusually close to our towering moa.

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  • 120 years on from the vote: a letter from Kate Sheppard

    by Kirsten MacFarlane - Thursday, 19 September 2013

    As New Zealand celebrates 120 years of women gaining the vote, a letter from suffrage leader Kate Sheppard to fellow campaigner Amey Daldy sheds new light on their crusade and strong bond of friendship.

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  • Museum’s marine team called to two rare finds

    Saturday, 18 May 2013

    Curators and collections staff from our natural sciences team were kept busy this week with two very rare finds for New Zealand waters.

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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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