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Indians in NZ
The Howick Historical Village
School Levels
The Treaty of Waitangi.
Maori Cooking
Anzac Day 25th April
Auckland Regional Parks
Tongariro National Park
The Buried Village (Rotorua)
Aucklandís Islands
Paradise Valley Springs (Rotorua)
MOTAT
The Polynesian Spa
Rules for Teachers
Daffodil Day
The Waitakere Ranges
Western Springs Tramway
Auckland Museum
New Zealand's Pride
The Tuatara
Maungakiekie
Secondary Schools
Sir Edmund Hillary
Halloween
Auckland Zoo

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Auckland Museum

Housed in one of the countryís most striking heritage buildings in the heart of the Auckland Domain is New Zealandís oldest museum. Auckland War Memorial Museum houses the most significant collection of Maori & Pacific treasures in the world. Spread over three magnificent floors, the Museum tells the story of New Zealandís emergence as a nation, from the great Polynesian voyages which first brought people to Aotearoa (NZ), to the diverse cultures & communities that make up modern Auckland. It portrays the diversity of NZís unique landscape & explores the countryís military history in moving exhibitions, which mark the museumís status as a war memorial.

The Maori Treasure Gallery displays over 2,000 priceless Maori treasures, including rare carvings & the last great Maori war canoe used in battle. Adjacent to these treasures are the Pacific masterpieces & Lifeways galleries presenting Pacific arts, history & culture. These galleries & others, tell the story of NZís people & their place in the Pacific.

On the first floor, natural history galleries tell the story of NZís unique flora, fauna & geology. We can see the huge moa skeletons & a three- storey-high kauri tree. These galleries trace NZís ancient origins to the great lost continent of Gondwana & are complemented by award-winning childrenís discovery centers.

On the top floor, Halls of Memory record the names of Aucklanders lost in conflict while Scars on the Heart, the Museumís memorial exhibition, tells the emotional story of New Zealanders at war.

The Museum Store enjoys an international reputation for quality gifts, which also include handcrafted jade, glass & ceramics, along with Maori carvings & kete (flax bags). Experience Maori culture by joining Manaia, in a lively performance of song, dance & stories.

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