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Cat Auburn  

A horse for my kingdom

7 MarExhibitions

This year and next year, as the centenaries of battles and actions of the First World War arrive, New Zealand will remember the men who fought and fell in them. An exhibition now open at Te Manawa...

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Rembrandt feature image  

Old master, remastered

23 FebExhibitions

On 11 March, Te Manawa welcomes a modern ode to one of the most celebrated painters of all time, Rembrandt van Rijn. Rembrandt Remastered is an exhibition of 57 digitally reproduced works,...

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Oviraptor  

The thief who came in from the cold

23 FebEvents / Exhibitions

With just a few days left in Dinosaur Encounter, our blog series finally arrives at Oviraptor, perhaps the most hard-done-by of our dinos. It has a face only a mother could love, getting a raw...

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Ornithomimus  

The need for speed

15 FebExhibitions / Learning and Discovery

It would have left a Tyrannosaurus in the dust, and even pipped Usain Bolt at the post. One of the dinosaur world’s great speedsters, the More FM Ornithomimus got its pace from its long legs and...

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Ankylosaurus  

Join the club!

8 FebEvents / Learning and Discovery

Not every herbivorous dinosaur had a defensive arsenal like that of Triceratops. Its “shield and spikes” ensemble was a bit all-or-nothing: if the predator managed to get past it, you were...

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Baryonyx  

Dreams of sushi

1 FebExhibitions / Learning and Discovery

Connoisseurs of Japanese food, or those who have dined on the East Coast, will know the delights of raw fish. Baryonyx, the second-largest of the beasts in Dinosaur Encounter, knew what we and...

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Triceratops  

If you want peace, prepare for war

25 JanExhibitions / Learning and Discovery

So you’re a peaceful herbivore who loves to nosh on the juicy low-lying vegetation of what, in 65 million years, will become the Midwest of North America. The bad news is that you happen to...

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T-rex  

It’s good to be the king

18 JanExhibitions / Learning and Discovery

It’s the late Cretaceous. North America is divided in two and Europe is just a bunch of islands. There’s a massive asteroid on a collision course with the planet, but what does...

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third-reflection  

The light of reflected glory

25 NovExhibitions

The main exhibition space of Te Manawa’s Gallery building has been transformed into a twilight of bright colour, its purposely dark interior lit only by the glowing neon of ATA: a third...

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ahi-2  

Here be dragons

27 OctCommunity / Learning and Discovery

In this post, Te Manawa live keeper Mia explains the "small but perfectly formed" thinking behind the home of Ahi, our bearded dragon. Reptiles are very different from your average cat or...

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jill-white-robes  

The town’s gowns

19 SepCollections / Community / Exhibitions

Te Manawa interviews Jill White, who was mayor of Palmerston North from 1998-2001, about the robes of office, now on display in our Nova exhibition. This interview can also be listened to on our

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ernie-norris-holding  

A blanket solution

16 SepCollections / Community / Exhibitions

Te Manawa interviews Ernie Norris, who worked at Ralta and design a number of electric appliances now on display in our Nova exhibition. This interview can also be listened to on our Radio page...

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