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MOTAT Wins Museum Award For Welcome to the Machine

Friday, 8 May 2015, 10:11 am | MOTAT

The Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT) received top honours for the Most Innovative Use of Te Reo Māori at last night’s ServiceIQ 2015 New Zealand Museum Awards held in Dunedin. This was awarded to MOTAT for its most recent exhibition, ... More >>

Motat Steam Fair

Tuesday, 5 May 2015, 12:17 pm | MOTAT

As we head into the cooler autumn months, MOTAT is preparing to heat up Auckland with its Steam Fair on Sunday 24 May. More >>

Super Science Shows at MOTAT

Thursday, 23 April 2015, 10:29 am | MOTAT

Super Science Shows at MOTAT The popular 'Science in a Van' show is coming to MOTAT during May. Taking place over two weekends, the dynamic duo of Alan and Emily Worman, will perform their interactive family shows aimed at engaging children with science ... More >>

Les Munro Presents Medals to Motat

Monday, 20 April 2015, 2:48 pm | MOTAT

Veteran Squadron Leader, Les Munro, is presenting his gallantry medals, flight logbooks and associated memorabilia to the Museum of Transport and Technology in a special hand-over ceremony at MOTAT on Wednesday 15 April at 11am. The presentation will ... More >>

Easter Weekend at MOTAT

Tuesday, 31 March 2015, 4:24 pm | MOTAT

Everybody loves LEGO® and visitors to MOTAT are in for a real treat this Easter weekend when the Auckland LEGO® User Group exhibits their impressive creations at the Museum. More >>

April School Holidays at MOTAT

Thursday, 19 March 2015, 12:51 pm | MOTAT

As Auckland City grows rapidly around us it’s all about building and development at MOTAT these April school holidays. More >>

Lord Ashcroft’s Proposal to Keep Munro Medals in NZ

Tuesday, 17 March 2015, 11:24 am | MOTAT

Lord Ashcroft KCMG PC has at the eleventh hour stepped in with a proposal to keep the Munro WWII medals and associated memorabilia within New Zealand while still achieving aviation war hero, Les Munro’s, altruistic aim of providing funds for the upkeep ... More >>

Museums Will Not Be Participating in Auction for WWII Medals

Monday, 16 March 2015, 4:55 pm | MOTAT

The New Zealand museums incorporating MOTAT, Auckland War Memorial Museum, the Air Force Museum in Christchurch and Otago Museum have been in discussions with Les Munro to find a solution so that Mr Munro can make a significant donation the RAF Benevolent ... More >>

Motat Science Street Fair

Tuesday, 10 March 2015, 5:04 pm | MOTAT

Interact with leading Kiwi Scientists and learn more about the science behind super bugs, creatures that glow in the dark, lasers, forensics and much more! More >>

The Plastic Bottle Kayak Crew Building Kayaks at MOTAT

Friday, 20 February 2015, 12:52 pm | MOTAT

The intrepid environmental adventurers, The Plastic Bottle Kayak, are preparing for their next expedition; to build and paddle a fleet of kayaks made from thousands of plastic bottles (and more than a dash of Kiwi ingenuity) through the pristine ... More >>

Children’s Day at MOTAT 2015

Tuesday, 10 February 2015, 2:09 pm | MOTAT

MOTAT is celebrating Children’s Day on Sunday 1 March with free entry for all children under 17. There will be an exciting array of activities for the whole family to enjoy including a petting zoo, horse and carriage rides, old-fashioned lolly-making demonstrations ... More >>

MOTAT Fire and Rescue Day 2015

Friday, 30 January 2015, 1:02 pm | MOTAT

Fire engines, sirens, rescue displays, demonstrations and education programmes about disaster preparation are just some of the exciting things on offer at MOTAT’s Fire and Rescue Day on Sunday 8 February. More >>

International award for Pumphouse restoration

Thursday, 15 January 2015, 4:25 pm | MOTAT

Later this month, The Institute of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) will honour MOTAT with an award for its work to restore The Pumphouse’s Beam Engine to its former glory. More >>

Fire and Rescue Day 2015

Monday, 12 January 2015, 12:51 pm | MOTAT

Fire engines, sirens, rescue displays, demonstrations and education programmes about disaster preparation are just some of the exciting things on offer at MOTAT’s Fire and Rescue Day on 8 February. More >>

Auckland community helps MOTAT raise record charity amount

Thursday, 8 January 2015, 3:12 pm | MOTAT

Now in their ninth consecutive year, MOTAT’s ‘Give and you shall receive’ charity campaign and ‘MOTAT Nights, Christmas Lights’ event series are proving more popular than ever. More than 20,000 people attended Christmas Lights events and this, combined ... More >>

Get ready to bubble, pop and explode at MOTAT this January

Wednesday, 10 December 2014, 9:59 am | MOTAT

Get ready to bubble, pop and explode at MOTAT this January MOTAT is getting set for an action packed school holiday programme in January with fun-filled options that will suit kids of all ages and interests. Under Pressure – 3 January to 1 February ... More >>

Annual report indicates steady progress for MOTAT

Monday, 8 December 2014, 12:54 pm | MOTAT

MOTAT’s 2013/14 annual report is now available to the public and CEO Michael Frawley believes the results demonstrate some positive signs for the future direction of the Museum. More >>

Pair of rare birds stop tanks in their tracks

Monday, 1 December 2014, 11:31 am | MOTAT

Pair of rare birds stop tanks in their tracks A pair of nesting dotterels has made a home for themselves and their soon-to-be-hatched eggs at MOTAT’s Aviation and Military site on Motions Road in Western Springs. The protected species, of which ... More >>

Family fun with a charitable twist this Christmas

Wednesday, 26 November 2014, 12:28 pm | MOTAT

The Museum of Transport and Technology is giving Aucklanders the chance to brighten the lives of those less fortunate this Christmas with two annual initiatives that also promise their fair share of action for the whole family. More >>

More than 6,000 Expected for NZ’s Largest Halloween Event

Tuesday, 28 October 2014, 12:14 pm | MOTAT

Organisers of MOTAT’s ‘Twisted Victorian Tale’ event are expecting a ‘visual feast’ of costumes to be on display for what is expected to be the Museum’s biggest Halloween event to date. More >>



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