17 December 2012 - The New Zealand Rugby Union (NZRU) welcomed the release today by the Government of the Host Nation Report on Rugby World Cup 2011 (RWC 2011), ahead of a new exhibition at Te Papa which celebrates the tournament and rugby.
12 December 2012 - Te Papa’s summer blockbuster exhibition, Game Masters, opens this weekend (Saturday 15 December) with an action-packed programme of dance contests, caricatures, and free face-painting.
31 October 2012 - A beautiful kahu huruhuru (Feather Cloak), from the collection of the National Museum of China, will go on show during Te Papa’s touring exhibitions Kura Pounamu: Treasured Stone of Aotearoa New Zealand and Brian Brake: Lens on China and New Zealand.
4 October 2012 - In early October, 22 kōiwi tangata (ancestral remains) are to be returned to New Zealand from J.L. Shellshear Museum at The University of Sydney and the Western Australian Museum in Perth.
11 September 2012 - Uniformity: Cracking the dress code, a new Te Papa exhibition opening Thursday 27 September 2012, unlocks the origins and meanings behind uniforms and how they influence what we wear today.
31 August 2012 - Te Papa is delighted to announce that it has been invited to contribute a selection of contemporary New Zealand art as part of a major international art exhibition for the reopening of the Shanghai Art Museum, China, in October 2012.
7 August 2012 - "Art at Te Papa has been a subject of debate for many years, something we are addressing through our strategic plans in both the short and long term" says Michael Houlihan, Chief Executive at Te Papa.
27 July 2012 - After a successful season at the Venice Biennale, in Paris and Christchurch, Michael Parekowhai’s On First Looking into Chapman’s Homer will make its final stop at the national museum, Te Papa.
31 May 2012 - Te Papa, in partnership with the Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, has appointed the Gallery's Senior Curator, Mary Kisler, to lead the Museum's art team initially for the next six months.
21 May 2012 - Latest free exhibition to open at Te Papa, Kahu Ora | Living Cloaks, celebrates the specialist art form of kākahu (Māori cloak weaving), and weavers, as the maintainers of this precious knowledge.
People of Aotearoa New Zealand are invited to celebrate Matariki at Te Papa
9 May 2012 - Every year in late autumn, the stars of Matariki disappear from our evening sky. Around early June, the reappearance of these stars on the eastern horizon in the early morning sky signifies the Māori New Year.
New Zealand AIDS Memorial Quilt Welcomed into National Collection
30 April 2012 - The poignant stories of 140 New Zealanders, whose lives were lost to HIV and AIDS related illnesses, will now be shared with visitors when the New Zealand AIDS Memorial Quilt is welcomed to Te Papa in early May.
Te Papa Honours 40 years of New Zealand/Chinese Diplomacy 新西兰国家博物馆庆祝新西兰与中国建交40周年
17 April 2012 - As the New Zealand and Chinese Governments mark the fortieth anniversary of bilateral diplomatic relations, the National Museums of New Zealand and China are set to strengthen the bonds of the two cultures as they prepare to exchange exhibitions.
Te Papa Demonstrates Impressive Return on Council Investment
3 April 2012 - For every dollar Wellington City Council invests in Te Papa, it gets $41 back in contributions to the capital’s GDP, supporting the local tourist economy and strengthening communities in Wellington.
The Journey of Tino Rangatiratanga Heads to Mexico
30 March 2012 - Following a successful season on display in Paris, Te Papa is proud to announce the opening of the hugely successful E Tū Ake: Standing Strong at the Museo Nacional de las Culturas in Mexico City on March 31 under the title of Orgullo Māori: E Tu Ake.