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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

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

Watch the films on YouTube with captions

These films were made in 2006.

Exhibition highlights Taonga whakaatu

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