Multiple glass-fronted cases against a wall display an array of items, from birds and sheep, to a bottle of wine and a blender

Blood Earth Fire Whāngai Whenua Ahi Kā

This is the story of how the forests of Aotearoa

  AotearoaNew ZealandMāori | Noun
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
  • When | Āhea Long-term exhibition
  • Where | Ki hea Level 3
  • Cost | Te utu Free entry
  • Ages | Te reanga All ages
  • Allow | Me whakarite 40 minutes
  • Accessibility | E wātea ana ki
  • 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 tūrangawaewae

      tūrangawaewaeplace of belonging, location of identityMāori | Noun

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