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  • Caring for a collection: The Te Awe team

    by Awhina Rawiri-Erick
    Mon 24 Nov 2014

    Nau mai, piki mai, welcome to Te Awe. We are just over a year into this special three-year project, and have worked with over 3,000 taonga (treasures) to date from the Māori collection store. Awhina Rawiri-Erick introduces our specialist team and describes some of the processes in caring for taonga.

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  • The Maungapōhatu flag

    Friday, 22 August 2014

    The Maungapōhatu flag has been returned to Tūhoe as part of the Tūhoe-Crown Settlement. Auckland Museum, and the Taumata-ā-Iwi, supported its return, and are pleased to have played a part in the reconciliation.

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  • Matariki puts spotlight on environmental causes

    by Andrea Stevens - Friday, 18 July 2014

    The rising of the star constellation known as Matariki is an important time in the Māori calendar. The team at the forefront of Auckland Museum's Matariki celebrations reflect on its historic significance and how it now plays a pivotal role in highlighting environmental awareness.

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  • The art of Kura Te Waru Rewiri

    by Nigel Borell - Friday, 13 June 2014

    Associate Curator Māori Nigel Borell reflects on the career of Kura Te Waru Rewiri, one of five contemporary artists featured in the Five Māori Painters exhibition at Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki.

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  • Discovering cultural links through pounamu and jade (軟玉)

    by Andrea Stevens - Friday, 7 March 2014

    Nephrite jade is found in over 20 countries, but it is associated strongly with two peoples in particular – Chinese and Māori. During Lantern Festival 2014, experts from both cultures discussed this remarkable stone during a special display of collection objects at the Museum.

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  • Reflections on Waitangi Day

    by Andrea Stevens - Thursday, 6 February 2014

    Waitangi Day means different things to different people. Andrea Stevens talks to Auckland Museum staff born in other parts of the world, to find out what this national day means to them.

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