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  • He Taoka o te Rā (Object of the Day)

    Toki Pou Tāngata  This is a Toki Pou Tāngata or ceremonial adze worked from pounamu that is lashed to a finely carved handle. Toki Pou Tāngata would...

  • My Language Journey

    Expert Talk Megan Potiki, Te Tumu: School of Māori, Pacific and Indigenous Studies, shares her language journey. When I was born my pākehā grandmother gave me a Māori...

  • Treasures of the Museum

    Guided Tour Find out what makes this Museum world-class! Navigate through our galleries discovering little-known wonders of early New Zealand culture and heritage. In Tāngata Whenua gallery, catch a...

  • January Papanui excavations

    If you’ve heard the well-known Kāi Tahu story of Tarewai, the powerful Kāi Tahu warrior who was captured by Kāti Māmoe and sliced open with his...

  • HE TAOKA O TE RĀ (OBJECT OF THE DAY)

    The moa was a flightless bird similar to the emu of Australia and the rhea of South America. They lived exclusively in New Zealand and became...

  • Tāngata Whenua

    Taoka (treasures) of Kāi Tahu and other iwi (tribes) throughout Aotearoa New Zealand Please do not carry food and drink into this gallery. Some taoka are tapu...

  • Independent Visits

    The Galleries and Gallery Tours   The Otago Museum allows for both self-guided exploration of the free galleries and scheduled tours with experienced guides. If you want to...