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Te Papa wants Matariki celebrated as a national event

Wednesday, 13 June 2018, 9:15 am | Te Papa

Te Papa believes Matariki should be celebrated by all New Zealanders as an indigenous event of national identity. More >>

Statement re Te Papa evacuation

Saturday, 9 June 2018, 11:00 am | Te Papa

"A suspicious package found at Te Papa which saw us evacuate earlier this evening has been dealt with by the experts and found to be harmless. Te Papa will open tomorrow as usual. More >>

Minecraft Mod shakes up earthquake education

Tuesday, 15 May 2018, 8:50 am | Te Papa

Skeleton horses and killer bunnies may not be traditional learning tools, but a new mod for the computer game Minecraft is using them to teach important lessons about earthquake safety. More >>

End of an era – Te Papa’s nature exhibitions make way

Friday, 23 March 2018, 2:18 pm | Te Papa

End of an era – Te Papa’s nature exhibitions make way for the new As part of Te Papa’s renewal of its permanent exhibitions, the natural history spaces on Level 2 of the national museum will close after Easter for redevelopment. More >>

Dramatic Performance as PM Opens Te Papa’s New Art Gallery

Saturday, 17 March 2018, 12:24 pm | Te Papa

Dramatic Performance as Prime Minister Opens Te Papa’s New Art Gallery, Toi Art A dramatic and emotionally-charged performance from Auckland artist collective Pacific Sisters welcomed Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern into the new art gallery at Te Papa ... More >>

Suffrage 125 at Te Papa

Wednesday, 7 March 2018, 3:50 pm | Te Papa

International Women’s Day (8 March) marks the launch of the year-long Suffrage 125 commemorations. With the Electoral Act passed in 1893, 125 years ago, New Zealand became the first self-governing country in the world to give women the right to vote ... More >>

Te Papa celebrates 20 years of “our place” on 14 February

Monday, 12 February 2018, 2:47 pm | Te Papa

After a dawn ceremony and huge anticipation, at midday on February 14, 1998, yachtsman Sir Peter Blake led two children through the doors of Te Papa Tongarewa The Museum of New Zealand, on Wellington’s waterfront. More >>

A giant extinct burrowing bat discovered in Central Otago

Thursday, 11 January 2018, 1:49 pm | Te Papa

The fossilised remains of a giant burrowing bat that lived in New Zealand millions of years ago have been found. More >>

50,000 LEGO® lovers visit Brickman at Te Papa

Wednesday, 10 January 2018, 4:30 pm | Te Papa

50,000 LEGO® lovers visit Brickman’s Wonders of the World at Te Papa By this weekend 50,000 people will have visited Brickman: Wonders of the World in the 35 days since opening at Te Papa. The exhibition which is only on until 11 February, ... More >>

Te Papa Mourns Passing of Founding CEO Cheryll Sotheran

Sunday, 31 December 2017, 2:26 pm | Te Papa

Te Papa Mourns Passing of Founding Chief Executive Cheryll Sotheran Te Papa today heard of the passing yesterday (30 December) of our founding Chief Executive, Dame Cheryll Sotheran. “Dame Cheryl leaves an incredible legacy,” says Te Papa Chief ... More >>

Te Papa Unveils Plans for Exciting New $11m Nature Zone

Friday, 22 December 2017, 9:02 pm | Te Papa

Te Papa is building an exciting new nature and environment zone, opening in early 2019. More >>

Was this the world’s biggest penguin?

Wednesday, 13 December 2017, 11:51 am | Te Papa

It’s not every day you get to name a giant prehistoric penguin after your mother. But that was the rare privilege enjoyed by Te Papa curator Alan Tennyson, as reported today in the prestigious scientific journal Nature Communications . More >>

Te Papa’s ‘ICON’ catering selected as Parliament’s caterer

Friday, 10 November 2017, 4:26 pm | Te Papa

Te Papa is pleased to announce that its catering arm ‘ICON Catering’ has been awarded the Parliamentary Service catering contract and will begin providing services from January 2018. More >>

New Zealand Wars mini exhibition to open at Te Papa

Tuesday, 24 October 2017, 3:23 pm | Te Papa

Te Papa marks the first national day of commemoration of the New Zealand Wars, Rā Maumahara, with a new mini exhibition. More >>

Fashion activists, rule-breaking jewellery and colour

Thursday, 12 October 2017, 11:01 am | Te Papa

Fierce Pacific fashion, jewellery made out of skateboards and cellphones, a flood of colour, and a place to stand - Te Papa has revealed four exhibitions to feature in its new art gallery, Toi Art, opening March 2018. More >>

The wonders of the world in LEGO® bricks at Te Papa

Monday, 2 October 2017, 11:04 am | Te Papa

One of only fourteen LEGO Certified Professionals globally, Ryan McNaught (aka Brickman), will be bringing some of the world’s most iconic landmarks and masterpieces made exclusively from LEGO® bricks to Te Papa this summer. More >>

Incredible powhiri at Te Papa to open iwi exhibition

Friday, 29 September 2017, 3:45 pm | Te Papa

Gisborne iwi Rongowhakaata’s exhibition opened today at Te Papa with 600 strong pōwhiri More >>

Te Papa Tongarewa named in top 25 museums in the world

Friday, 22 September 2017, 11:32 am | Te Papa

The national museum of New Zealand, Te Papa, has been named one of the top 25 museums in the world according to TripAdvisor. More >>

Gisborne iwi Rongowhakaata’s exhibition to open at Te Papa

Monday, 18 September 2017, 5:30 pm | Te Papa

Heitiki, 2017. By Matthew Thornton. Photography by Michael O’Neill. Te Papa. Courtesy of New Zealand Maori Arts and Crafts Institute. More >>

Gisborne iwi Rongowhakaata’s exhibition at Te Papa

Monday, 18 September 2017, 2:21 pm | Te Papa

The major new exhibition Ko Rongowhakaata: The Story of Light and Shadow , which showcases the dramatic stories, histories, treasured taonga and the exceptional artistry of the Gisborne iwi, will open at Te Papa on Friday 29 September. More >>

 

 

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