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  • Sharing in the search

    BY AUCKLAND MUSEUM STAFF
    FRI, 28 OCT 2016

    Pou Maumahara will be the 'home of Online Cenotaph', offering a place for people to learn more about New Zealand's military heritage and connect with their own family's military history with the support of Museum staff and volunteers.

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  • Raoul Island whales

    BY THE KERMADEC EXPEDITION TEAM
    Tue, 25 Oct 2016

    Right now Raoul Island is like Grand Central Station for humpback whales. Ever since we arrived here at the Island we have been surrounded by whales. This has been great news for the Whale Team on the Tangaroa.

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  • Releasing Koha the turtle at Raoul Island

    by the Kermadec expedition team
    Sun, 23 Oct 2016

    A special voyager has been onboard the RV Tanagroa – Koha the hawksbill turtle, who's been waiting patiently for our arrival at Raoul Island. Today was Koha's big day.

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  • Easing into the Kermadec Ridge expedition

    by Kermadec expedition team
    Sat, 22 Oct 2016

    While the RV Tanagroa steams towards Raoul Island, the scientists prepare their laboratory spaces and Koha the rehabilitated turtle is taking things easy. Follow our new blog series for the latest news from the Kermadec Expedition.

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  • Solve a WWII mystery

    Mon, 18 Apr 2016

    100 years on from the first ANZAC Day commemorations, Auckland War Memorial Museum is working with the Israeli Ambassador Yosef Livne on a quest to find a mystery fallen New Zealand WWII Serviceman. Can you help us?

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  • The Dowager Empress Cixi's comb: A provenance treasure hunt

    By Jane Groufsky
    FRI, 12 Feb 2016

    The digitisation and sharing of Auckland Museum's collection initiated an international treasure hunt for the story of the Dowager Empress Cixi's comb.

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  • Caring for a collection: everyday objects from Te Awe

    by Awhina Rawiri-Erick and Jenna Dudley
    Wed, 20 May 2015

    Te Awe is a project work space on the ground floor of the Museum just around the corner from our He Taonga Māori gallery. Through the glass doors, you can watch as staff work to care for the collections through conservation, documentation, photography and digitisation.

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  • Why the starfish is star-shaped

    by Wilma Blom
    Tue, 12 May 2015

    Room 5 at Halsey Drive Primary School wanted to know why starfish are star-shaped and what a mussel's foot does for the mussel. Wilma Blom, Curator Marine Invertebrates, suggests some answers.

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  • Seabirds on Pokohinu: The ecosystem engineers

    by Matt Rayner
    Tue 11 Nov 2014

    Curator of Land Vertebrates Dr Matt Rayner joined a research expedition to Pokohinu/Burgess Island. He explains the importance of seabirds in the island's wildlife recovery, and how historic specimens can help us learn about changes in the ecosystem over the last century.

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  • Researching the biology of great white sharks

    Thursday, 21 August 2014

    A great white shark dissection took place at Auckland Museum led by Head of Natural Sciences Tom Trnski and Department of Conservation Technical Advisor Marine Clinton Duffy.

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