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Tuatara

Blood Earth Fire
Whāngai Whenua Ahi Kā

This is the story of how the forests of AotearoaAotearoa New Zealand were rapidly cleared, the wetlands drained, new species introduced – and others lost for all time. It's also the story of how we have come to love and care for this land.

Plan your visit
  • Encounter New Zealand 1,000 years ago, when there were no people and giant flightless moa browsed in the undergrowth.
     
  • Explore the ways that the first people of Aotearoa forged deep connections with this land.
     
  • Imagine you’re a quarantine officer, and hunt for dangerous invader species in a container.
     
  • See a short film where Kiwis talk about their own tūrangawaewaetūrangawaewae standing place

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