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Ngā Kōrero

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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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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Cave weta  

Growing pains

16 JunExhibitions / Learning and Discovery

One of our cave weta was captured on camera shedding its skin, so our live exhibits keeper Mia is here to tell us a bit more about this shy, secluded species Cave weta are pretty unique and...

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Untitled - Cover  

Let’s make some future

26 MayCommunity / Events / Learning and Discovery

The speeches are over, and the student body has diffused out into Te Manawa's corners, to different pockets of zine-making creativity, hands poised, tools at the ready, minds afire with the...

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